• Stay home if you are sick 

  • Avoid walking around, shaking hands, or hugging

  • Post signs encouraging individuals to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth 

  • Be sure to clean doors, door knobs, hand rails, or any other surfaces that may be touched frequently 

  • Post signs at entrances that recommend sick persons not to attend services and consider using Facebook live or other online platforms to tune into services

  • Consider placing areas around the church for individuals to disinfect their hands often

  • Post signs that promote individuals to wash their hands

  • Post signs the will encourage individuals to sneeze / cough into there elbow or tissue

  • if you are sick do not go to an emergency room or hospital, call your doctor before going in so that appropriate actions can be taken 

  • if you need more information please call  (405) 271-4060 or visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-neov

I would like to take a moment of your time to speak into your lives as well as update you with steps we are taking regarding COVID-19. 

We are living in some unprecedented times as the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Here’s what I know. Currently, there is no signs of community spread in Oklahoma. None of this has taken God by surprise. He has this under control. Our faith is not in man, but in God! We are driven by faith, not fear!

We started the year with a series called “Positioned For A Move”. I believe that we are in that moment! In the face of this pandemic, God has positioned His people to lead in compassion and love while offering hope during this season.

We are seeing two extremes as it relates to this virus: Panic & Denial. Regardless of your opinion of this virus, understand that these are real people with real emotions that we are called to serve and lead them through this season. 

The Word of God communicates to us:

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.”

Let’s pray:
* For those who have been affected by this virus around the world. 
* For President Donald Trump and other government officials. (Federal, State, and City)
* For our medical personnel 
* That we are driven by faith, not fear. 
* That the church seizes the ministry opportunity in front of us and serve our communities. 

With the heightened awareness and public concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the ongoing seasonal flu virus and common cold, we want to assure you that public health and safety concerns for our congregation are our highest priority.

Our facility is cleaned weekly, but in addition to normal cleaning routines, a more comprehensive sanitizing and disinfecting routine has been established. We have enhanced our procedures as of this week. Our volunteers and leaders will continually clean throughout our services and afterwards all restrooms and highly touched surfaces such as faucets, doorknobs, toys, light switches, and such to help prevent the spread of germs. (This is done in the Children’s area already)

It is also important that we all practice safe measures to limit the spread, not only of a disease like coronavirus but others such as the common flu. That means it’s necessary to wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow; throw used tissues into the trash (don’t leave them laying around); refrain from shanking hands; and stay home if you are sick, but please let us know so we can be praying for you. 

All services are on as scheduled. Sunday 10:30am. See you there!

Pastor Tony Marler

Dear Journey Church Family