No matter what, blessed be the name of the Lord! May God bless you with strength and peace in Christ.
Frequent words God has for us: “Do not be afraid!” Also, “love one another as I have loved you.”
Taking all of that, advice from experts, recommendations from government agencies, etc. into consideration, out of concern for all of you and the community around us, we are suspending worship services and events for the foreseeable future. We will regularly update you to unfolding plans, and hope that you will contact us with concerns and prayer needs so that we might stay in contact with you. (The Saron office will be closed. Phones will be answered, 763-263-2209, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Other resources, updates for connecting, being church, caring for each other, using this time for GOOD, etc. will be made available on this website, Saron's Facebook page, and in other ways soon!
Please pray for each other and, above all, trust God. The Bible says this about Jesus and what He has done for us:
Surely he took up our pain and carried our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our sins; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
First, please take care of yourself!
We are following a COVID-19 Emergency Plan.
In addition, we have great concern for the elderly and more vulnerable among us. What can we do?
- It starts with you! Family? Friends? Neighbors? Who do you know that may already be homebound or has difficulty getting out or is just more at risk for contracting this virus? Are there ways you can check on them or connect with them and let them know that you are thinking about and praying for them? Let’s not let anyone feel isolated!
- If this is a Saron person, please let us know if you are reaching out to them. Or, if you know someone who may not have connections with anyone else, please let us know (763-263-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is already a “pandemic” of isolation for more and more people, even before this virus. The Jesus in you wants to be there for them!
Again, take good care! if you are sick at all, even mildly, please stay home and get better! Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you have questions.
Finally, Isaiah 26:3-4: You keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is stayed on you, because of trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
In all things, God is faithful. Through Jesus Christ, we need not fear evil, disease or death. We may need to suffer through them, with Jesus at our side, but in Jesus Christ our destiny is life, now and forever. Remember this! Remind each other of this! Believe this!
Peace to you!
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