Month: March 2020

No Church Yet?

When they said, “Let’s go to the house of God,” my heart leaped for joy.
Psalm 122:1 (MSG)

I might add to that verse:  “But, I was disheartened when they said that we couldn’t.”

We know.  We miss church too.

Of course, Wednesday nights will not be able to resume on April 1st, as we originally thought.

You might ask, “so, what ARE we doing?

* Sunday morning message is live streamed at 11:00 A.M. on Facebook:  BridgeWay Church STL 

* After the message Miss Kristy will have something awesome for the kids on Facebook.

Then, as quickly as possible, it will be posted here on our website, and on our YouTube channel:  BridgeWay Church STL.

* Everyday at noon we are going to pray
(and fast lunch if you would like) for this virus to end and for the good news of Jesus to keep going out.

* On Good Friday we are all going to take communion at 7:00 PM

* We WILL celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus
whether it’s on April 12th or not.

Until we come together again, remember:
Pray with Faith  ~   Act with Wisdom  ~  Live with Joy

 

Thoughts on the Corona Virus

My family watched the Tom Hanks movie about Mr. Rogers earlier this week.
While helping someone walk through the dying of a loved one, Mr. Rogers says,
“Death is human.  Anything human is mentionable.
Anything mentionable is manageable.”

That’s powerful! Anything mentionable is manageable.

So, with the power of the Holy Spirit added to the mix, we can certainly manage what I am about to mention.

We don’t have to respond with panic.
Two words have resounded with people who are seeking God’s help through prayer:
Faith and Wisdom
That’s how we need to respond.

FAITH
We must not fall victim to fear.  Living in fear incapacitates us, stops us in our tracks.
It will distract us from living in faith.

God is our source, our refuge, our protector, our shield.  We can and should trust Him to care for us each and every day. (Corona virus or not)

WISDOM
Use the simple hygienic directives that are being suggested. (Most of which you should already be doing.) The CDC website
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html has pages of recommendations.

If we trust in God and behave responsibly we can navigate this crisis.

Remember:
Pray with Faith
Act with Wisdom
Live with Joy