Coronavirus-COVID-19 – Updates, as of March 13, 2020 –In Deuteronomy 31:6, it tells us: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified…for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
As you know, we are in challenging, uncertain times now due to this pandemic virus. After much deliberation, with travelers and at-risk people in our fold, we are CANCELLING WORSHIP and all events (Bible Class, Sunday School, Meetings, Midweek Worship, Etc.) from March 15-25 with the hope of returning to a regular schedule on March 29.
Please understand that the cancellation of services and events is not due to a fear of the virus, but rather it is an attempt to be a responsible part of our community by doing our part to slow the spread of the virus.
I urge you to be safe and use common sense everywhere you go, and it is encouraged that at-risk folks will avoid large crowds. When Worship resumes, if you have symptoms, or safety/illness concerns, you are encouraged to stay home.
In an effort to keep ahead of things, we need to be able to communicate effectively with members and friends of the Congregation. If your email or phone has changed, please contact the office at 919-968-7690 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to keep us informed of changes. Also, let us know if a friend, family member or neighbor is the best contact. Email announcements and the website www.adventlutheranch.org will have updates.
As matters progress during this time, let’s be watchful for opportunities to serve, including possibly helping those who may need someone to shop for them so they avoid crowds.
Keep trusting and keep praying. And as always, may our Lord God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with you now and forever!
Resources regarding Coronavirus –
Lenten Worship: Lenten Mid-Week Worship is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The Lenten theme is “Living Among the Bible’s Trees.”
These services will hopefully resume on April 1. Then, we would worship during Holy Week on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (Unfortunately, we will not have a Seder Meal or Easter Breakfast this year due to the virus.)
Readings –Our readings for Sunday, March 15, 3rd Sunday in Lent, are Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:1-8, 13-17; John 3:1-17. The readings for Sunday, March 22, 4th Sunday in Lent, are Psalm 142; Isaiah 42:14-21; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41.
Women’s Evening Bible Study – In recess during Lent, and resuming April 21. Contact Karen Baker for further information.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6