A Letter From our Pastors Regarding COVID-19:
Good Morning Church,
Here is some important information for you regarding service going forward:
First I want to say that we are people of faith who absolutely trust in the Lord to care for us and to direct us. Proverbs 3:5-6 guides us: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” We are seeking to do that in all of our decision-making.
We are also guided by 2 Timothy 1:7: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” We do not want to be overtaken by fear, but rather we want the Spirit of God to guide us and give us the power to love well and remain self-disciplined, knowing that this is only a time of uncertainty to us; God is still in control and knows exactly what is happening and what’s to come.
Let's Be Wise,
This is common sense and we all already know this. Be wise in the ways you care for yourself and others. Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Use hand sanitizer when you need to (we’ve made that available for use at the church). Refrain from shaking hands with people or putting your hands to your face. Our ushers will be at the entrances to open the doors; we’ll also be collecting the offering at the back of church rather than going aisle to aisle. We are being told by the state that we should spread out around the church. Please sit at least 3 seats away from a non relative on either side and at least one row apart.
Most important, if you are sick, or think you may have been exposed to someone who is sick, please stay home. You can watch our services on Facebook and our website.
If you do need to stay away from our worship services due to the risk of illness or being ill, please let us know. We want to be able to pray for you and we want to remain connected as a body while we make our way through this.
While this virus poses a threat to people’s health, it also provides an opportunity for us as the church to show our faith and our love for others. We can do that by praying for one another and for our communities. We can all be in prayer on a regular basis and of course we’ll be wanting to pray for an end to the virus; for God to protect the health of those most vulnerable; for those in the health professions who are treating the ill and for the church to show it’s faith and love to others. Remember 1 Peter 5:7: “Cast all your anxiety on (God) because he cares for you.”
This is an ideal opportunity to minister to our community. We can check on our neighbors and others we are concerned about. We can make a call and ask how people are and if there’s anything they need. We can pray with people. If you hear of a need in the community that Crosspoint can help meet, let us know. And ask God how he might like us to use this situation as an opportunity to point people to him. You will no doubt have the chance, as you talk to people about their concerns and fears, to tell them where you get your strength, peace and hope from. Use that opportunity to tell them about Jesus!
Crosspoint Cares about you and our community. We will continue to send you updates as events unfold that will affect us as a body of believers.
Pastor Darlene and Pastor Jim