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COVID-19 Response 3/16/20

Our campus at Christ Church of the Ascension is closed until April 20th as part of our community’s attempt to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. 

Our staff will be working from home and available by phone and email during regular business hours. While we are not formally in the office, we will be maintaining contact and monitoring the pastoral care line.  

As of today, Bishop Jennifer Reddall has indicated that we are likely to be closed for public worship and meetings for longer than originally anticipated. (Bishop Reddall’s message.) Please watch for further developments on email and http://www.ccaaz.org.

We will be making greater use of Facebook and Instagram to communicate moving forward. You can find us at facebook.com/ccaaz and instagram at instagram.com/christchurchoftheascension  

Care of members and our community is our primary concern, and we will be reaching out in the days to come with ways to help each other, especially our most vulnerable. 

Right now you can begin by picking up the phone and checking in with your friends and family members, praying, and being careful how we hold each other up in this crisis.

I encourage you to pray the Daily Office and keep up on your Bible reading. If you did not begin the year with us back in January, you can join in where you are.  One Year Chronological Bible Reading Plan

If you are in need of a place to begin the Daily Office, I suggest missionstclare.com though I modify my own practice from here quite a bit. Forward Day by Day is available online as well at prayer.forwardmovement.org

In all things, remember that we are disciples of Jesus the Christ, through whom we have peace with God through faith. We have nothing to fear. We act, not to save ourselves, but rather that through our actions, others might be saved. 

So follow CDC guidelines and wash your hands, avoid crowds and public events, and help slow the spread. Then pray.

Today, I ask you to pray for our medical workers, staff, and first responders. 

Let us bless the Lord,

-daniel+