The Corona Virus + Christ Reformed Church
Dear Christ Reformed Church Family,
We would like you to know that because of the recent concern about the COVID-19 virus, our leadership is taking every precaution to keep our church family healthy!
We regularly sanitize our locations, and are committed to keeping our building clean and safe for you and your families to gather and worship. In addition to hand soap available in the bathrooms, we will have a supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizers available for use in the vestibule.
We are a loving church, but during this time we will be encouraging “elbow-to-elbow” greetings, waving, and lots of “air hugs” instead of handshakes and hugs in order to prevent the spread of germs. This social distancing will function as a means of loving thy neighbor.
Please note the following updates to our regularly scheduled services and events while Huntingdon County remains in the COVID-19 Red Zone:
- Sunday School will NOT be held
- Morning Worship at 10am and Evening Prayer at 6pm WILL be held, masks optional
- All other regularly scheduled events (Pot Luck Lunches, Family Game Nights, etc.) will NOT be held
Please stay tuned for updates as more information is constantly being released via the news.
The word of God says in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” And, 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
As a church, we want to remind you that we do not react out of fear, but we will respond with wisdom. We encourage all of us to pray in faith (not fear) for peace, healing, containment of the virus and wisdom for those who are working on solutions.
We have a multigenerational church so please use wisdom and the gift of a sound mind as you make decisions for you and your family. Lastly, if you are not feeling well, are at a higher risk, or uncomfortable joining us, please stay home.
Here are some great resources to utilize in your spiritual growth in this time of uncertainty.
- Christ Reformed Church (listen to our sermons and read encouraging articles): CRCAlexandria.org/sermons | CRCAlexandria.org/articles
- CCEF (podcasts, articles and more about the Scripture’s impact on our day to day living): https://www.ccef.org/resources/
- Ligonier Ministries (blogs, videos, articles and more on all sorts of topics to help you grow as a Christian) https://www.ligonier.org/
- The Banner of Truth Trust (magazines, books, prayers) https://banneroftruth.org/us/
While visitation has been temporarily paused, please do keep in contact with us through the website, Facebook page, emailing or calling at the below listed means. Further, if you are in need of food or supplies, or know of someone who is, please let us know how we can be a blessing to those in need at this time. Let’s continue to pray and do our own part to take precautions as we walk through this together.
A Prayer In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality (Book of Common Prayer 1928)
O Most mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In the joy of the Lord,
Pastor Angelo Valle
A Confessionally Reformed Congregation,
meeting with God in liturgical worship,
proclaiming all of the Bible for all of life.
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