Posts from March 2020

Posts from March 2020

March 25, 2020

Dear Friends, We may be scattered and quarantined, but that’s not keeping many of us from continuing to gather. Small groups are still getting together.  Our youth group hung out together on line on Sunday.  This morning, eleven families gathered on their devices for a Gospel Zone class with the kids.  The kids loved seeing each other!  Everyone sang, played games, learned Exodus 15:2 (with motions, of course) and Mr. Matt taught from Leviticus about God having rules for sacrifices and offerings.  “God…

March 18, 2020

Dear Friends, First things first.  My wife wanted me to make sure I passed this on to all of you.  It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it.  It’s safe to say that none of us has ever experienced anything like this before.  I’ve thought many times this week about conversations I had with my mom about living through the great depression and World War II.  She often told me that our generation couldn’t even imagine what it was like to embrace the…

March 13, 2020

Dear Friends, We’ve made the decision this morning not to meet together for our worship service this Sunday, but to gather together on line instead. As you know, in the past 36 hours, things have changed dramatically.  Based on the most up to date information we have, we believe our most prudent course of action is for us not to gather for worship this week.  In addition, we’re temporarily suspending other meetings at church – the women’s Bible study, Kid’s Small Group,…

March 11, 2020

Dear Friends, You know that potluck we had planned for this Sunday? Yeah, you can see where this is going. As of today, Arkansas has its first reported case of Covid-19.  It’s no surprise to anyone.  It was a matter of time.  The President tonight announced that, among other measures, he is suspending all travel to and from Europe for 30 days.  Tom Hanks shared on social media that he and his wife Rita Wilson, while working in Australia, have tested positive for Covid-19. …

March 7, 2020

Dear Friends, Two quick reminders as we prepare for our time together tomorrow. First, this.  You can set the clocks ahead now if you’d like.  Don’t forget.  Here’s the second reminder. You may have heard there is a bug going around.   When I went to Home Depot this morning, I saw that their workshops for March have all be cancelled.  People are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19.  And that’s good.  There’s a lot the doctors and scientists don’t know yet…

March 4, 2020

Dear Friends, Imagine for a moment that today was November 16.  And for the sake of this thought experiment, let’s say it’s a Saturday and you’re shopping at Target.  Or Walmart.  You can choose. You know what you’d be experiencing, right?  The store would be stuffed with more merchandise than normal.  There would be more customers than normal.  And you ‘d see a whole lot more red and green and white than you typically see.   You might see something that would remind…