A Message from Pastor David
March 24, 2020 @ 5:42 PM by: Jennifer Frank
Dear Blythwood Family,
I pray that this finds you all well and safe in the midst of the ever-changing situation we find ourselves in. As I said to someone recently, during uncertain times we need to hold on to the things that are certain. The underlying question for our faith community is 'What does loving God and loving one another look like during this Covid-19 pandemic?'
I have consulted with Pastor Abby and our Deacon's Board, and part of our response is to suspend indefinitely all meetings at Blythwood. We feel that this is only right in light of current public health guidelines. This will affect everything from Sunday morning worship to Wednesday drop-in, to small groups.
We are live-streaming the worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Please go to www.facebook.com/blythwoodroadbaptist
We will continue to make a written and audio version of the weekly sermon available on the church's website www.blythwood.org/index.php/sermons
During this time, please pray for those who are sick, for the vulnerable and immunocompromised, for healthcare workers, for custodians and cleaners, for those who are isolated, and for those who feel anxious and worried. Let us continue to ask 'What does loving God and one another look like now?' Reach out to one another in the various ways that we can do that. Know that your pastoral staff are praying for you. While we are curtailing in-person visits outside of emergencies, know that you can reach out to us anytime. If you need something from the grocery store or pharmacy, please be in touch with myself, Pastor Abby, or the church office. Help is here.
I said to someone earlier today that being apart from one another will make our reunion all the more sweet. I know this will be true. Let us continue to hold one another up in love, support, encouragement, and prayer.
'Christ be with me,
Christ within me,
Christ behind me,
Christ before me,
Christ beside me,
Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ in quiet,
Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
By Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.'
-- St. Patrick's Breastplate