Community in Action December 9, 2020

If you haven’t already started I encourage you to pray for our healthcare professionals as it seems the hospitals and ICUs are filling up fast. I noticed this morning in the paper there is one region which has only 5% capacity still available and the was a story today about make shift tents being used to care for patients at another hospital because of overflowing beyond capacity.

    I think we are seeing the result of Thanksgiving gatherings and other gatherings where people are unmasked as we top 30,000 cases three days in a row. I don’t know if you saw the pictures, but I saw a number of photos showing airports teeming with people over the Thanksgiving holiday. I realize there are important reasons to fly some place, but we need to make sure, for the safety others as well as our own health that this is a last resort. You need to make that decision, but I pray it is a well considered decision.

    Thankfully, at this juncture, we have not had anyone within the immediate family of JKPC attenders test positive. There have been some relatives of people in our fellowship, but at this point, even with our meeting for worship outdoors, no one has contracted this pervasive disease.

    I think this means not that we have dodged the health scare but only that we need to continue our diligence in protecting others around us. Also we need to persevere by adhering to the protocols we have implemented here at JKPC and the guidance we have received from our County Health Department.

    I know it is getting tiresome and I also know that businesses are suffering to the point of permanent closure. We do have people in our fellowship who have lost their jobs and this is of course another item for prayer. Thankfully we do have the food bank and this is open to any who are in need and we will keep the identities confidential.

    So let us continue this difficult walk and be assured that this community longs to pray for you and provide what we can for you.

    Finally I do want to mention that if you are doing well financially you consider investing in the ministry here at JKPC. We can’t do all that we do without financial support from all and any who are willing and able to give. So let me say thank you now and we deeply appreciate your partnership with the calling we have at JKPC to be a light in the valley shining the love of Christ to all corners of this region.


    Pastor Randy


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