(March 17, 2020)
Dear Mount Vernon Family,
I want to report to you that the deacons and staff met Sunday night, March 15, to discuss and make plans for our response to the COVID-19 situation that is impacting our world, our country, our state, our community, and our church family. We also met via conference call on Monday, March 16. And, we are meeting on Tuesday, March 17.
Our plan of action, at this point, is to continue closely monitoring reputable sources and make adjustments as needed. Major changes throughout our county have been now been implemented. With that in mind:
Please use common sense about you and your family. If you are in the “at-risk” category because of age, or physical condition, or sickness, please stay home, as much as possible, until this challenge is alleviated.
And most of all, continue to pray. Let us look to the Lord. With the Lord’s help we will get through this crisis. Don’t fear – pray. Don’t fear – worship. Don’t fear – trust.
The Importance of Giving
I am so grateful that we have the capability to live-stream our services during this challenging period of time. I am also grateful that each of us have several ways to continue our stewardship of giving. For instance:
The choice of course is yours. I know you understand that the expenses at Mount Vernon continue even during this unique period of time we are experiencing as we navigate the COVID-19 corona virus. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving and for the extra effort that may require for a little while.
- John P. Gates