FROM OF THE PASTOR’S PEN

Coronavirus Update – 3/17/2020

 

Our Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Bible Study will be cancelled on March 18, 2020.
We will have a FacebookLive Prayer Meeting and Bible Study led by Pastor Ryan Moore.

There will be no public worship gathering on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
We will have a streamed worship time and sermon on FacebookLive.
 

Glenwood Family,

Times are strange, trying, and unprecedented for virtually every leader right now. I’m thankful that God led me to Glenwood to be your pastor as such a time as this. We’ve all been connected together as His people in our church. Sierra and I are praying that you, your family, and friends are doing well. It is our faith in Jesus that gives us courage and it is the wisdom from God that makes us cautious.

After seeking much counsel, we will be cancelling all services this week including our Sunday morning and evening gatherings on March 22, 2020. We will worship with each other digitally. This was not an easy decision. This decision was driven by my desire to love our neighbor, primarily those most vulnerable, and honor our national and state officials. You’ll be able to see the sermon here: https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodPowell/

During this time it is important that we care for our members. It’s our first priority. We recognize that over the coming days, you may have a need that you need help with. Please contact your deacon or me. We’re waiting for your call. We want to make sure that you are cared for.

One pastor put it this way, “The church must quickly learn what it means to be the church scattered.” During this short time of us not meeting together, we still want to be about the Lord’s work. I encourage you to seek to reach those who you have conversations with. Turn that phone call into a gospel conversation about how there is One who came, defeated death, and will one day usher in a new kingdom where there will be no viruses. Be intentional. God has fueled His church to show Christ’s compassion to our community.

Our church is in the exact place that Jesus has called us and equipped us to be. He is good and is with us even as the chaos rages around us, and when Jesus is with us, we have strength and peace. Our confidence may be shaken, but Jesus isn’t. He isn’t rattled by the circumstance. Much has changed in our world, but several things have not. Jesus has not changed and what he did 2,000 years ago has not changed. In the midst of the chaos of the unknown, the creator of the universe speaks peace into the heart of his people. The chaos will calm. The storm will end. Jesus saves in the end. Let’s be an encouragement to our family, friends, and neighbors by sharing the hope that Jesus gives us.

 

God’s absolute best to you,
Ryan Moore


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Coronavirus Update – 3/13/2020

Church Family,

I am writing in light of the current events in Knox County concerning the Coronavirus. It’s my desire to keep you all updated on the church’s response and proactive steps to this virus. Reports from the CDC, State Health Department, and the Knox County Health Department are being monitored continually. I am also continually speaking with other pastors about appropriate steps to be taken. I want to make you aware of the following measures we are taking:

 


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