All Saints COVID-19 update (March 25, 2020)
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
(2 Timothy 1.7)
Dear Friends and Parishioners,
We are certainly experiencing extraordinary times, but God is in control and our people are responding as the circumstances change. If you are in need, please call the office and let us know how we can help. Fr. Don is coordinating our efforts to assist those particularly affected by the Coronavirus event.
Many thanks to those who are working hard to keep our services and outreaches running at this time. A special shoutout to our Audio-Visual team: Dan Barry, James Cooley, Michael Cooley, Randy Williams; and our website administrator, Jessica Greiner for scrambling to make rapid adjustments to help keep things as “normal” as possible.
Our YouTube page is up and running here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqJ_R6xPvWb9fgPvb_KzDpw?view_as=subscriber. In order to make things easy, we’ve placed a link directly on our website homepage to watch our Sunday and midweeks services online: https://www.ptcanglican.org/. Just click on the button that says “LIVESTREAM.” A service of Stations of the Cross will be uploaded this evening.
We will continue to keep regular office hours but will be rotating staff so we will generally only have 1 or 2 in the office at a time. Likewise, our recorded services will be put on with no more than 10 in the sanctuary and fewer when we can manage it.
Our Vestry members have taken it upon themselves to try to reach everyone in the parish by phone so that we can keep connected. If you have not been called yet, please contact the office as we may not have your correct telephone number.
Fr. Alan is organizing our prayer efforts and reports that we have 48 intercessors praying for our church members in a coordinated manner. Prayer is one thing we can all do to contribute to the end of this crisis.
As this event continues it will have a greater financial impact on all of us. Some of our members have already lost their jobs or had wages reduced. Our business owners and managers are struggling to keep their doors open and their employees paid. We expect our income at the Church to be affected and (fortunately) have a bit of a cushion to absorb a reduction for a time. Of course, if you are able to continue your tithe, it would be most helpful. You may mail in your gifts to our P.O. Box, pay online through your bank or on our website here: https://abundant.co/asac/give
We miss gathering together, but I pray the Lord strengthens the faith of each of our members during this time of separation.
Yours in Christ,