Responding to the threat of COVID-19

Starting March 22  we will be streaming our 10am Sunday Worship until further notice.

Isaiah 41:10

“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”

Right now, the world is responding to the threat of COVID-19 in various ways ranging from extreme panic and hoarding to scoffing and mockery.

As Christians, we need to proceed with faith in our Lord and prayer on our lips. We should lift up our communities and nations before the Lord in concerted prayer on behalf of those that are sick, those grieving deaths, and those who are panicked at the prospect of the unknown (1 Tim 2:1-2). Our hope is in Christ in this life and the next. Let us pray that the church of Jesus Christ will see this situation as an opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ to those who have no hope and are living in extreme panic and fear.

Through Christ Our Lord,

Pastor David C. York and the elders at Crossroads.

 

Below is the official statement from the Department of Health Services of Wisconsin:

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recommends that all non-essential gatherings of 10 or more people be cancelled or postponed statewide to help protect Wisconsinites from the spread of COVID-19, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease. DHS supports the decisions of any event organizers that elect to cancel or postpone events with less than 250 attendees in order to protect their communities.

Organizers should consider the following:

  • Potential for attendance from older adults, individuals with underlying health care conditions, or other vulnerable groups.
  • Potential for attendance from individuals from a wide range of geographic areas across Wisconsin, the United States, or other countries.
  • The setting of the event, particularly if it involves sustained interaction between attendees in close physical proximity.
  • By implementing limitations on mass gatherings DHS is intending to slow the spread of this epidemic to a level such that the healthcare system is able to maintain quality care for patients.
  • Mass gatherings during an outbreak of a particularly infectious disease such as COVID-19 have the potential to result in large numbers of ill people that can quickly overwhelm local hospitals and clinics.

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