Spiritual Resource Page COVID-19

Pastor, March 31, 2020 - 2:36 pm

Please pray for all who are sick at the moment that the Lord bring them healing and relief from their illness. For Celeste for recovery and for the Theodore- Webb Family: Wanda, Tabitha, Bridget and her daughter.

Louise & Michael Broussard, March 21, 2020 - 12:15 am

Our Prayer Request is for the HEALING of Our Nation, during this CORONAVIRUS CRISIS...And we Pray that all our Love Ones are Spared, & in his Good Grace AMEN

Pastor, March 17, 2020 - 6:13 pm

Sovereign Lord, we bow low before you in this time of uncertainty. Be present with your strong comfort among those most directly affected by this virus, and in your mercy bring them healing and recovery. Use this to make us as a nation deeply aware of our total dependence on you. Give us courage to face whatever the future holds, knowing that it-and we- are in your hands. Amen

Anonymous, March 17, 2020 - 3:45 pm

Pray that God continue to bless our congregation and our city and quickly bring the pandemic to an end.

Congregational updates

  • Kid’s Sunday School Video- Trent is creating a video lesson for the kids to watch. We plan on airing that Tuesdays 11:00 and for this week a unleavened bread cooking demo at 11:00 Wednesday. Find everything you need HERE
  • Bible information class is offered over video chat. Get through the whole class in 10 days. Contact pastor.
  • Prayers are needed those affected by COVID19
      • Wanda who is feeling ill and being tested for COVID,
      • Tabitha, Bridget and her daughter, Celeste who had the virus and are now recovering from it. Thankfully they are doing well.
      • Nathan Zeller – relative of the Mckinneys will start Air Force Boot Camp, but is in quarantine for as precaution.
  • Worship on Sunday- 41 signed in with connect cards. I know there were a few more tuning in too. Be sure to fill those out every week so we know who is joining us.
  • Unfortunately, the quarantine will not be over by Easter, the council has decided that we will celebrate in some way over the internet (if you have input give me a call), but whenever the quarantine ends we will celebrate it again together in worship!
  • This last Sunday would have been the crawfish boil :.( Hey, it’s another reminder that when we get to see one another next, a big celebration is due! I’m praying it’s not too late for crawfish.
 

City updates

  • The Governor and Mayor want to impress the importance of Social Distancing. Those not practicing it or staying home except for necessary needs (Doctor, grocery, medication) become a risk to themselves and others.
      • A second line parade was busted for forming during restrictions and face charges. 
  • COVID numbers: 4,025 positive cases and 185 dead
  • The convention center is being prepared as an overflow site for those with the virus. You cannot report there. If you are feeling ill go to the testing centers or a hospital.
 
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Can we say this is good?

Sooo… how do we deal with this Bible verse

Philippians 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 

We should be getting it by now. Trust in God at this point in time is paramount. Really, who else can you trust? Social distancing isn’t exactly a trusting action and for now that should be ingrained in us, right? How can we trust that people don’t have it when they might not even know they have it? God, who is present with us and comforts us with his strength, that’s at least one thing we can trust now.

But to rejoice? Can we say, “I rejoice in Lord for the Coronavirus,” as if it were something good? I suppose there is good that has come out of it, like families forced to be with each other while in quarantine, and a time to slow down and reflect on what is important, but I imagine that can come off as extremely insensitive for people who are really suffering. The ones who risk exposure because they lost their job and have to go to a food bank for their groceries. The people who are sick with this virus or lost someone because of it. How do we rejoice now? And can we do it in a way where it doesn’t look like we lack empathy for others?


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