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COVID-19 Update

Jesus said, "Don't let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, and trust also in Me."  John 14:1 NLT  From time to time an event that is beyond our control enters our life causing many people a great deal of stress.  How do we respond to such times?  "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all He has done." Philippians 4:6 NLT  Over the past few weeks, the news media, the medical community and our various levels of government have been giving us all kinds of information about the Corona virus that has been spreading through  different areas around the globe.  Now we are beginning to see people in our surrounding communities become infected with this virus.  Don't let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God.  Thank God for all He has done.  Ask yourself, what has God done as far as this virus is concerned?  For one thing, He has given us the ability to use good judgment to help slow the spread of this virus.  Larger Calvary Chapels on the West Coast have suspended gathering together for the time being in an effort to help curb the infection rate, so the hospitals in their area do not become overwhelmed.  They are continuing to worship through live-streaming of their services. A large Calvary Chapel on the East Coast is only allowing one thousand people to enter their building before locking their doors.  Everyone else is encouraged to participate in their worship services on-line.  These temporary steps seem drastic but have been recommended by doctors specializing in infectious disease and adopted by local governments for their citizens.  We pray that these steps being taken will help slow the spread of this virus. 
Currently, recommendations from doctors and government officials are different for small congregations in our area.  We are being advised to implement the following precautions for the next few weeks.                       
                              Clean and disinfect facilities on a regular basis.
                                If you are sick, stay home.
                                Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
                                Limit close contact with others (ie… shaking hands and hugging)
                                When you cough, cover your mouth with your sleeve
                                When you sneeze, use a tissue and then throw it into the trash

In large measure, we have already been following most of these common-sense recommendations. Some of them have been drilled into our heads for a long, long time.  After a good number of years, I can almost still hear the clear voice of my Mother asking me before every meal, "Did you wash your hands?"  I'll bet your Mom asked you that very same question.  Especially now, let's all try to honor our mothers and wash our hands on a frequent basis. 
Empty shelves in sections of grocery stores and dismal performance in our stock market seems to tell us there are lots of folks freaking out a little bit about these uncertain times.  Please join me in asking God to bring good out of all of this.  Be alert.  Watch out for opportunities to pray with people and show them how they too can trust in God, during times like these and in all times, always.
In His grip,
Pastor Max

We stand by broken hearts.

Calvary Chapel Hill Country is a place where people can meet Jesus, believers can engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. Calvary Chapel Hill Country is a contemporary, bible teaching church in the heart of Texas hill country. At Calvary Chapel Hill Country we focus on the teaching of God's Word, worship through music and a commitment to prayer. Join us for our Sunday services! 

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Thursdays at 5:30pm-7:30pm