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Eastertide Concerns

April 14, 2020 Published by Rev. Eugene James

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

Holy Week this year was unlike any we have ever experienced as a result of the stay at home mandate from the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m inspired by the creativity demonstrated by pastors and congregations in providing worship opportunities in new  and different ways.

Word Encounter Church is a congregation that has begun the process to affiliate with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Pastor Steve Perry informed me that a second member of the congregation has died from the coronavirus. Please pray for the pastor and the people as they grieve the deaths that have occurred within two weeks.

The College of Regional Ministers has initiated a national Prayer Vigil for the health care workers who risk their lives daily to care for the victims of this pandemic. Friday is the day designated for the Michigan Region churches and members to offer prayers. Please join in this effort, choose a time that you will pray and send us an email so we will know. 

Thank you in advance for concern and for your prayers. 

Shalom,
Eugene James
Regional Minister