Your Staff continues to meet, as always, but we are meeting via Zoom. Right now we are working on keeping connected with our home bound members (
THANKS PARISH NURSES!
) and those in the Hospital. Pr. Rich and I are taking turns calling the local hospitals to see if any of our folk are there and then connecting with them via phone or email.
Ginnie is working on our email lists making sure that everyone is getting connected and we are keeping up on what is going on in each others lives.
Rachel and Suzi continue to connect with the youth and families of FJLC and if there is anything that you are in need of - please do not hesitate to reach out and connect with them.
Carly continues to make sure that the business side of the church is running smoothly and all of our financial responsibilities are being met.
And Sally is in the offie daily to answer the phones, and answer all the questions that many folk are having these days.
YOU HAVE AN AMAZING STAFF! They are really working hard to make sure this time of isolation is as hassle free as it can be....
There are lots of continuing plans in the works to increase our virtual presence so we can continue to stay connected.
Take a Sabbatical
Here’s a thought I want to share with you:
I want to invite you to take a news sabbatical with me sometime this week. I am doing so today.
I have found that the constant drumbeat of hyperventilating news coverage contributes to anxiety and a degrading of the spirit. The body count is not helping.
So, I have decided not to participate today. No news for me! I would encourage you to join me in fasting from news for a day.
I am going to use that time instead to pray.
I think it is probably far more effective for me today to spend time in prayer than to consume news that is pretty much all the same story anyway. Here are
some verses you might use to focus your own prayer time/news sabbatical.