[Video broadcast updated March 19, 2020]
A word from Pastor Brent Snook regarding the Coronavirus
We are certainly living in an uncertain and unprecedented time. I am sure that everyone is a bit anxious and concerned with the situation that is going on not only in our world but specifically in our country. As most of you know, yesterday, President Trump asked Americans to go to extreme measures for an extreme situation. Several days ago, we were asked to only meet in groups of 100 or less. That was changed to 50. And now has been reduced to 10 or less. Because of this, I feel it is prudent and right for us to cancel all services at First Baptist Church for the next two weeks. Because of this request from our government, we will be moving from onsite to online. This coming Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., I am asking everyone to gather around the computer for an online service. It is so very important that as God’s people, we stay connected. I will be doing everything I can to point you to the calm in the midst of the storm. Because of this, again, I am asking you to make this coming Sunday morning the same priority around your computer that you would make to be in church. Just as we as Americans stay connected at this time to the White House, we as Christians must stay connected to the church house.
What should we do? BE THE CHURCH! Three things we can do to be the light of the world:
- PRAYER. Let’s remember that prayer is direct access to the throne of God.
- CARE. Let’s care for one another. While we wash our hands, let’s remember to wash someone else’s feet. May God help us to serve others at this time.
- SHARE. May God help us to point people to Jesus Christ.
I also want to encourage you to communicate. We will be doing all we can at this unprecedented time to meet the needs of the body of Christ at First Baptist Church. It is our desire to specifically care for the elderly at this time as they are most susceptible. We have created a Coronavirus Help Form that allows you to communicate with us if you have a need or if you are willing to help meet a need. Please submit the Coronavirus Help Form, and we will develop care teams that we can mobilize to help meet urgent needs.
May God help us to keep our focus right. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” While it is easy to get caught up in the panic, let’s remember that God is still on His throne and cares for us.
In His Love,
[Updated: March 17, 2020]