Thursday, March 26, 2020
Dear St. George Family,
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
I pray that this message finds you all in good health and spiritual state. Even though, we cannot see each other in person, since we’ve been advised by our government officials to stay in our homes to prevent the further spread of the Coronovirus, we the people of faith, know that we are spiritually connected through prayer and thoughts. Mine are for the healing of those who have fallen sick to this new pandemic, and for those who minister to the sick, doctors, nurses, relatives, those of us who are healthy, that we remain in good health and ready to minister to those in need.
Good Samaritan Ministry Team
I want you to know that we now have a Good Samaritan Team that is ready to go grocery shopping for you or help with any much needed matters that need to be attended to, but, because of restrictions or other circumstances, you cannot leave your home. This is a small team of our reputable parishioners and they are ready to assist. Please, call 619-316-2362 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you or someone you know needs assistance. Don’t hesitate to call if you need help! It will be our honor and a blessing to assist you.
As previously announced we’ve cancelled our Easter banquet scheduled for April 19th. Please, know that we will be mailing a letter to everyone via US Postal service, but, because updates on the Coronavirus protocol keeps changing if not daily then weekly, it would not be practical for us to mail weekly letters to everyone. That is why for now, we will be using email, the website and Facebook as means of communication with you all. Finally, my dear parishioners and friends, let us strengthen our home churches, that is, each of our families, through prayer and continued spiritual devotion by reading the Bible, the Lives of Saints, and their writings. You are all in my daily prayers for health, healing and God’s continued care. I look forward to the day when once again we will be able to gather in our cherished St. George church as a community united in one Lord, Who encourages us to remain steadfast in all tribulations. He said: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” St. John 16:33
With great hope, prayers and love in Christ,
Fr. Bratso Krsic