Dear Church and Red Brick Preschool Family and Friends,
I woke up this morning and the prayer in my Lenten devotional began with "Lord, a great sorrow has come upon me, the world has overpowered me. Teach me to be still." And that is my prayer in this moment for all of us, that we might all be still (take a deep breath) and know that God is still God (Psalm 46:10).
This has been a wild ride of a week and we have been busy filtering through all of the information that continues to come in through the state, city, and the medical community regarding the spread of this tiny virus.
Yesterday I sent out an e-blast with our plans as a church to remain open with a few cancellations in our more high-risk groups. But since that e-blast went out, as more information has come in, we have decided to make further changes to support our city in their effort to stop the spread.
That being said, here is where we are right now:
- Sunday worship services will be CANCELLED through the remainder of the month of March. For this Sunday, we encourage you to log-on at your normal service time and join us for prayers and a brief message at www.pointlomachurch.org. By the following Sunday, we hope to be able to provide you with a live stream of music and a message. More information to follow.
- The majority of our mid-week groups and meetings will also be cancelled or moved to online platforms through the month of March. More information regarding these cancellations and/or moves will come directly from the leaders of the groups to participants.
- Our preschool will be CLOSED effective this Monday, March 16 until April 6 unless conditions require us to extend the closure. This decision mirrors the decision made by the San Diego Unified School district.
With all of these changes and upheavals, let us continue to be mindful that we have a role to play in the Kingdom of God and that role hasn't changed. Although our day to day lives may be shifting for a few weeks, that does not mean our relationship with God and with one another disappears.
We are still called to be the Church.
We do that through prayer, and loving one another, and being God's compassion, grace, and love to this world. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. We ask for your patience as information continues to be dispersed through our various channels. And I hope to "see" you on Sunday as we gather together on the web.
Blessings and God's love,