CTC-STL CORONO-VIRUS PRECAUTIONS
The following thoughts have been adapted for CTC-STL purposes from various sources, including but not limited to other ministries and functions.
As you know, the corona virus is a rapidly evolving situation. Officials are not recommending the cancellation of public events or Sunday church gatherings that do not exceed 10. CTC-STL will continue to celebrate worship via Facebook or other online avenues, with Greater St. Paul Church until further notice.
During this time, however, here are a few safeguards you can expect or we encourage you to embrace:
1. Stay at home when you or a family member are sick: Sick means you have symptoms such as fever or nausea, or have had them within the last 24 hours.
2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
3. Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your arm.
4. Get in the habit of NOT touching your face so often.
5. Forgo shaking hands at church for a wave or a friendly smile.
6. At this hour, there are cases in Missouri where persons have tested positive. But if you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, please let us know so we can find a way to help, pray for everyone involved and take any necessary precautions. (Let’s also pray for those economically affected as a result of various ‘shutdowns’ and ‘work reductions.’)
Most of all, remember
God is still in control. He will see us through! (Psalm 46)
Don’t let fear and anxiety paralyze or control you. Master fear and anxiety by drawing closer to the Master! (Psalm 27:1-4)
Let’s seize opportunities for the local church and the Christian community to shine as lights in the midst of darkness. (Ephesians 5:14-15)
One great opportunity is to plan to participate in the 21-day “Who’s Your One?” prayer and outreach initiative leading up to Resurrection Sunday. The dates are Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 12 (Easter Sunday)
Yours in Him,
Bishop Lindsay E. Jones, Pastor