SpiritCare now knows of five long-term care communities who are now closed to a Covid breakout. This is why I keep stressing our protocols and encouraging people to get vaccinated. What happens when a long-term care community closes? Residents and patients have to stay in their rooms. Friends and family cannot visit. Such isolation may help protect elders and others from Covid, but such precautions come at a very high cost. If you have not been vaccinated, please make arrangements to do so. Encourage anyone you know who is not vaccinated to do the same. Jesus tells us to take care of the frail and old and getting vaccinated is to let Christ’s love abide in us. It is our responsibility and blessing to do so. A friend of mine recently told me a story of a friend of hers who was eating a McDonald’s hamburger while telling her he refuses to get a vaccination because he does not know what is in them. She asked him, “Do you know what is in that burger that you eat almost every day? Do you know where that meat came from or where and how it was processed?” Of course, he did not.
While not necessarily commandments, here are the guidelines for our in person worship every Sunday at 1:30 p.m.. We continue to ask that everyone to adhere to these protocols for the health and safety of the community. If for some reason you cannot, we ask that you join us via Zoom. Please call the office for Zoom details.
- We will continue to meet outside. We won’t be singing, but Rusty and Richard will alternate Sundays to play piano for us.
- No gathering in Room 1 and no sharing of food. However, all are welcome to bring their own lunch or snacks. Bringing your own filled water bottle is highly recommended.
- Physical distancing is to be maintained. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask. May we all do what we can to make certain everyone can stay healthy.
God continues to call God’s people together. Thank you for continuing to faithfully tithe to the community, and my gratitude to the board who recently approved a donation to SpiritCare. Donations can be made in person on Sundays, or you can continue tp mail your checks to the address at the bottom of this newsletter.
Rev. Sue Ann