Yesterday Governor Tom Wolf announced further restrictions and recommendations for the mitigation of the COVID-19 virus. Many customer service-based businesses needed to close to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. He advises all groups numbering over ten people to suspend their gatherings at this time temporarily.
After praying about this, we have decided to honor those in authority by supporting their efforts to slow the spread of this virus. As a result, Blainsport Mennonite Church has canceled all worship gatherings and weekly activities through March 31. We are concerned about not only our health but the health and safety of our communities. This decision is not based on fear, but rather a desire to act wisely amid this pandemic.
While we may not be gathering over the next two Sundays, we want to make some resources available to you. A Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Blainsport-Mennonite-Church-109316590698518/) is now open for you to follow updates and find support for your edification during this time. It is not the same as gathering together, but it will help tide us over until we can get together again. Don’t forget our webpage (www.blainsport.org) during this time as well.
While we did not ask for this crisis, let’s live out our faith in Christ during these days. Take the opportunity to check in with your neighbors, lend a hand to those around you, and above all, show the love of Jesus to everyone you see.
We’ll continue to keep you informed in the days ahead but for now, remain faithful in prayer, and lean into Jesus. He is worthy of our full confidence.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Eric grew up in the little town of Gibraltar, PA with his grandparents. He met his wife Cheryl while working at Good’s Greenhouse in Bowmansville, PA. He has three adult children and values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be.