Good morning. As news has spread regarding COVID-19, I have been praying about what our response must be as a church. I was very surprised by the rapid escalation this week; however, as 2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control. We must not be motivated by fear; we must be motivated by LOVE. Such love includes wisdom, and this includes wisdom in things like our public gatherings as a church. If possible, I want to discuss these things as a congregation this Sunday. Out of love, if you have symptoms of the virus, please stay home. If you are not able or are not comfortable attending and would like to participate in the discussion, please let me know and I will find a way to connect you to the conversation via telephone, etc. We know that God is in control, and we know that He enables us to be and to do who and what He calls us to be and to do. There are practical steps that we can take as a congregation to that end.