Coronavirus (COVID - 19)
A Letter From Pastor Andy
Monday, March 16, 2020

"In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land." Psalm 95:45

Renee and I are back from our vacation and are feeling thankful for our time away and in awe of the jaw-dropping beauty of God's creation. We also return in awe of the breathtaking beauty of what God is doing through the body of Christ.

Our online service was watched by people in 9 different states and even some in Australia were blessed to hear Pastor Susan's presentation of the gospel.

Speaking of the gospel outside the United States, Max, Laura and the team have returned from Guatemala with joy at the opportunity God has given us to be part of such an impactful ministry.

This virus has caused us to think differently. So many saints throughout our Oak Ridge church are reaching out to folks with calls, texts, and social media.

To err on the side of caution,  I am going to self-quarantine for 2 weeks and work from home.

After her trip to Guatemala, I have asked Laura Campbell to work offsite as well.

We get to be a community of faith in Christ in a challenging way, without being gathered together in one place, but we are as always gathered in

one heart,
one faith,
one baptism,
and one mission.

As with times when we miss Sunday Worship because of weather, our resources for ministry take a big hit. I hope you and your family will send in your normal tithe and consider an extra blessing to your church at this time.

Our prayers are with health care workers and for all whose lives have been turned upside down. In uncertain times, we have an opportunity to proclaim the certainty of Christ's love in word and deed.

There will be more information in the next few days concerning adjustments to our ministries in this new temporary reality, so please stay tuned.

In Christ,
Pastor Andy

Last Published: March 16, 2020 5:13 PM
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