March 17, 2020

Well, saints, these are strange days indeed. The kids and grandkids are home from school. People with a laptop are told to work from home. Everyone who can and should be is now hunkered down in an effort to prevent the spread of this nasty and infamous virus. This week is a dream for reading introverts … but a nightmare for hugging extraverts! And your congregation is responding  o these virus concerns as well. Here in this special addition of the newsletter, you’ll find updates on all your important gatherings and events, nearly all of  hich have been cancelled or postponed for now. Later this week, we will send out information about Sunday worship. Finally, promise me that if you have any needs this week — groceries, prescriptions, errands, etc. — you will call the church office  There are many of us in the flock happy to help with anything. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Meanwhile, here’s a favorite scripture for your prayer and reflection this week:
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication  ith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of  raise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4

All will be well. Know that you are loved. RWH

This week’s cancellations:

Prayer Group
Women’s Bible Study
Men’s Lunch
Communion at Carlyle
Connections Hour – this Sunday
Bell Choir
Chancel Choir