Dear St. Paul Family,
Last night the council had a prayerful meeting to discuss our plan going forward in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC and the city of San Antonio both suggest no meetings of more than 50. The White House suggests no meetings of more than 10. We take these warnings seriously because we want to protect the most vulnerable in our congregation, families, and community. I also personally consulted with other pastors as well as health care professionals. The council voted to:
- Cancel all Church activities for two weeks. This includes lent services, youth meetings, community groups, as well as other connections groups (On Tap, Holy Rollers, Sewing Sisters, etc.).
- Cancel public worship for two weeks. We will be offering a single service through Facebook Live at 10:30. If you do not have access to a computer or have a Facebook account we will have DVD copies of the service available for pick up or personal delivery. If you need help learning how to log in and see the service, we will be happy to walk you through the process.
- We are also available if any of our at risk members are in need of aid of any kind. We can pick up supplies, run errands, and even take you to the doctor if needed. Don’t hesitate to reach out.
We will meet again in a couple of weeks to gauge the situation and make decisions for what we will do after that.
This was a very difficult decision, but we feel this is how we can best “love our neighbors as ourselves”. During these uncertain times it is important to remember that God is sovereign and in control even over what looks to us like a moment of chaos. It is also important to remember that Christ was a suffering savior. He entered into our weakness and suffering. Isaiah 63:9 tells us that “in every way we were inflicted he was inflicted”. Christ is with you amidst your suffering. I am praying for you all and am available to serve you in any way you need.
Grace and Peace,