Wednesday Update 5.6.2020
Update from a Frontline Worker
Caring for Our Frontline Workers
During this pandemic, there are so many in our church and communities working on the frontlines in hospitals, grocery stores, shipping depots and many other places. For many, the joys of working in their professions have given way to long, stressful shifts with many new precautions and procedures.
Here are a couple practical ways that you might be able to bless and serve those are in the medical field and other frontline workers:
- that they might know the peace and comfort of God so they can comfort others in their moment of need (2 Cor 1:4)
- for wisdom as they are caring for others (James 1:5)
- that the fruit of the Spirit would be evident to all they serve (Gal 5:22-23)
- for physical health and strength as they serve (Col 1:11)
- call and offer to run essential errands for them
- ask how you can bless them
- send a note of encouragement
- offer yourself as a listening ear for them to share about their day
- care for their family with anything from a gift card for a meal or small gifts for the kids (bubbles, games, etc…)
- send lunch or treat from a local business to feed their entire shift of workers
Glimpsing Grace in the ICU
by Kathryn Butler
“In these strange days, when it’s unloving to lay hands, when the chairs beside the dying sit vacant, what sweet comfort it is to remember that God knows us by name. If we sequester alone in our homes, God is there… Chairs are empty. But thanks be to God, so is the tomb.”
As we continue to serve you in new and different ways, our financial needs continue. We ask you to continue to be faithful in your giving. That may mean mailing in your check or going online to the secure website and begin to schedule your regular giving click here. Your generosity makes all the difference during these difficult days.
If you have financial or physical needs, our church family is committed to coming alongside you and supporting you during this time. If you are in need, please reach out to your assigned deacon. If you do not have a deacon assigned to you, or you are uncertain of who they are, please reach out to [email protected].
National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 7 is the National Day of Prayer. Since its inception in 1952, the National Day of Prayer has been a day where Christians all over the country commit to praying for America’s leaders and families.
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