WELS – Covid19

Good Evening to You All in the Name of the Almighty Lord!
Please take a moment to read the attached information from our Wisconsin Synod.
We also wanted to offer some additional thoughts:
Many of you may be wondering if the recent developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will have an impact on our church and school schedule moving forward. The short answer is that we don’t know, but we will continue to follow the guidance of the public health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A continued theme from public health officials is that it is currently flu and respiratory disease season and getting vaccinated for influenza, taking everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed is recommended. CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:  ·       Wash your hands frequently with soap and water ·       Help your children to wash their hands well ·       Stay home when you are sick ·       Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing ·       Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms  Other precautions to help spread infection include:  ·       Using fist or elbow bumps instead of handshakes ·       Using knuckle to touch light switches, elevator buttons, etc. ·       Lift gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or glove ·       Open doors with your closed fist or hip, avoiding grasping the handle ·       Using disinfectant wipes on contact surfaces ·       Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer  For more information, please visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

As we hear concerns over the recent virus outbreak, we listen to the words of Jesus, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). We take comfort knowing Jesus has already won the victory over sin, death, and the devil. In doing so, he solved the greatest problem we will ever face. Because of that, we boldly proclaim “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid” (Hebrews 16:3).The Lord bless your evening,
Pastor Daniel Schmidt