Dear Circle Family,
There is a lot going on that we’ve never been through before. But I hope you are feeling that you have support. Our last staff meeting together, Pastor Paul presented a great devotional,7 Postures In a Time of Fear.It was so good we recorded it so you would be able to experience it too.
Church This Sunday!
This Sunday we are going to be gathering together online at 10:30am. Pastor Paul will conclude his message series about the Bible. We have materials for the family, Circle Groups and some ideas about how to do church in your home. You can find all the resources on the website, cdac.ca.
If you want to watch the video “live” with everyone else who’s watching at 10:30am, we’d encourage you to watch the video on Circle’s Facebook.com/circleyxe page. You will be able to interact with others who are watching through Facebook comments and messenger, another great way to stay connected!
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV)
In the face of the unknown we can feel afraid. However, we don’t do this out of fear – but we do this out of love. The most loving thing we can do for our neighbors, family, and friends right now is stay home so that together we minimize the effect of this virus. We’ll be offering more electronic meeting opportunities in the days to come.
At Circle we’ve had to make some incredibly hard decisions this week. We’ve laid off half our staff, with those left going to 4 day work weeks. It was very tough for everyone as each staff member’s role here is affected in addition to what is happening in their own homes and spouse positions.
We were very proud of the understanding and attitudes displayed by our staff. They are an amazing group of people… staff…family. Please join us in praying for our staff, our volunteers and all our church family as we continue to process how the changes to the way we do church and life set in.
Even though we are all social distancing – we’d encourage you to still reach out and make personal connections. Call up that old boss, the one who you now consider to have been one of your mentors. Tell them how they have positively impacted your life. Email that ex-co-worker, the one you have been meaning to re-connect with – but could never find the time. Set the grandparents up with FaceTime to enable them to interact with the grandkids. Anything you can do to stay connected.
Some of you have also asked where we are getting our official Coronavirus response information from. Here are some trustworthy sources to start with.
- Saskatchewan Information
- Canadian Economic assistance information
- World Health Organization Coronavirus information
Looking forward to joining as a church family for our virtual service this Sunday.
Take care and stay safe!
Eldon, Paul, Sherry, Gord