Important News COVID-19 from Our Diocese
Important News from Our Diocese
ALL PUBLIC WORSHIP CANCELED FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.
Due to the rapid proliferation of COVID-19, Bishop Goff has requested that the clergy cancel all public worship for at least the next two weeks, in the hope that ‘social distancing’ will help slow the spread of the virus. Therefore, we will not hold services beginning 3/15 until further notice. Additionally, all small groups are canceled. We are all in this together for the good of our beloved community.
We pray for you and for each other. God Bless You All.
Please call the Rector-301-667-1165 directly if you or a family member is admitted to the hospital or have an immediate need for a priest.
CARE FOR OTHERS
Many of our faith community members live alone. Please check in with them. Let’s continue to pray for all those affected, either directly or indirectly, by this pandemic.
A prayer from The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff:
Holy Gracious, Loving God; Our times are in your hands and these time have brought us to a strange moment. We read the news We hear the stories. We know of people who have either tested positive for the Coronavirus or have been in a room with people who have tested positive. And we wonder.
We know that there is fear out there, and we ask you to help us to turn this fear, our fear into an opportunity for your love. We pray for all who have been affected by this illness, for those who are afraid, for all healthcare workers, for our hospital system, for all leaders who are making decisions that affect their people.
Guide us all, because we haven’t done this before and we are figuring out how to do it as we are doing it. Lead us, bless us, fill us with your peace and with your presence, so that our faith may always exceed our fear, and that we may be a part of the healing work that you are doing.
And we pray it all in Jesus’ name. Amen.
God bless you and God bless us all as we care for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us.