Apr2ThuApril 2, 2020
"Everyone has to 'answer the call of duty' in the fight against COVID-19. We, each of us, have to live up to our end of the bargain. We must fulfill our collective responsibility to each other. Listening to public health rules is your duty. Staying home is your way to serve. So be smart about what you do, about the choices you make. That is how you will serve your country and how we will all serve each other. I am calling on your civic duty to protect others."
(Excerpted from the Prime Minister's briefing, April 1, 2020)
As Christians, we are called to have confidence in our leaders and exercise a healthy submission to their authority (Hebrews 13:17) and to care for one another (Philippians 2:4). So, how do we love our neighbours while also protecting our families?
Martin Luther documented his approach to navigating the days of the Bubonic Plague outbreak in his hometown of Wittenberg, Germany. He was practicing physical distancing before physical distancing was even a thing. In this excerpt from a letter he wrote to a friend, Martin Luther did more than just distance himself.
He prayed for mercy while acting compassionately.
He was available but not careless.
He trusted God and loved his neighbour.@AndyStanley
In the three weeks since this new way of life began, our church has rallied together to welcome home and equip our snowbirds and travelling families so they could safely quarantine. We've reached out to those who live alone, to the single moms and families who are struggling financially or dealing with health challenges. We've reached into the online world to offer words of encouragement and support to people we have only just met. We have thanked and supported the front line workers. We've prayed.
As we move forward not knowing what the weeks ahead hold, we go knowing we are not alone; we go together.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff and elders.
God loves all of us and we love all of you.
CAC Elders and Staff
WHO TO CALL
If you have severe respiratory symptoms, call 911 and explain both your travel history and symptoms to arrange swift and safe transportation to the nearest Emergency Department.
Public Health Unit 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre 905-377-7783
Public Information Hotline 289-677-0585
Operating 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 7 days a week
This information and referral service is aimed to link individuals and families to vital services throughout the community including food, financial relief initiatives, information on the virus and how to get tested, along with other forms of aid.
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