While we may not be worshiping together in person this morning, we are most definitely worshiping together through the Holy Spirit. God is with his church and, as the body of Christ, we are with God.
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods. (Psalm 95:1-3 ESV)
To our heavenly Father we pray:
“O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” (Book of Common Prayer)
The following articles contain excellent recommendations for worshiping at home:
- If you are spending this day with your family, please take a look at How to Have a Family Worship Experience at Home by Jana Magruder, Director of LifeWay Kids.
- I also heartily recommend reading A Different Kind of Calling: Spiritual Disciplines in Uncertain Times by Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor. 13:14)
Finally, because I love each and every one of you…
Below are some important resources to help you stay up-to-date with accurate information regarding COVID-19 in Kentucky. I also recommend that you watch the Governor’s daily press conferences. They are filled with information!
Today, March 15, he will be speaking at approximately 4:00 p.m. During the week, he has been holding press conferences twice daily, typically early morning (times have varied) as well as at 5:00 p.m. when he presents updated numbers.
These press conferences have been excellent sources of information. You can typically find them on youtube (just search for the Governor’s page), on WDRB.com, and other local television news programs including KET.
KY COVID-19 Hotline: (800) 722-5725
Official KY website: kycovid19.ky.gov
People at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Complications: Adults over 60 and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.
If you are at increased risk for COVID-19, it is especially important for you to take the following actions to reduce your risk of exposure:
Stay at home as much as possible. Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time. When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact (6 feet away) and wash your hands often. Avoid crowds. (Information provided by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services)
God bless you, keep praying, and don’t forget to wash your hands 🙂