Mar. 19: Announcement re: COVID-19

It likely comes as no surprise to you to hear that Session has decided
to cancel worship services at St. David’s until further notice. In the past
few short weeks, the whole world has changed as COVID-19 has become the
only item on any news channel. Although confirmed cases are still low, it
is important to realize that this disease has a long incubation period
before people begin to seem sick, which means the number of cases being
reported today actually reflects how many people caught the virus two or
three weeks ago; we will not see the effects of the social distancing steps
we take now until a few weeks from now. Please obey all of the instructions
of medical professionals. None of this is an overreaction.
But on top of the direct medical concerns, this is having profound
impacts on other areas of our society. The stock market is in an
unprecedented shambles, closed businesses mean many in our community will
be missing much-needed paychecks, schools are closed indefinitely, and
parents are struggling to work from home while also caring for their
stressed and bored children.
In the days ahead, we will be working to bring you spiritual
nourishment in ways that will only be contagious with the Good News, such
as video sermons and live streaming. Please keep your church in your
prayers, and if you would like reassurance or a prayer, please do not
hesitate even for a moment to give me a call.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. David