or read below (posted on 3/23/2020)
From the desk of Pastor Ernie Green:
Hello everyone. Sure is a strange time for all of us. It was even stranger not being with you on Sunday and Monday for worship. The best part of my week is seeing you in church, and this weekend was just sad for me. This too will pass, this crisis will eventually end, and the better we prepare and obey the lawful authorities, the quicker the recovery will occur.
The generation who faced the challenges of World War II is now known as the Greatest generation. I pray that the same will be said for us after victory is declared in this war with the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve got this, and I know this because of our faith and trust in God. St. Paul wrote to the Philippian people stating, ”I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” We can also do all things through Jesus, Who does give us strength for every situation in life.
We will continue to send out a special weekly video service as long as we are being kept away from gathering together. This video can be found in our E-news, the stpaulnt.com website, and the St. Paul facebook page (link at top right of website).
None of us have any idea as to how long this will last, and I am starting to look ahead to see what else we may be forced to cancel or postpone. If we are still closed for Palm Sunday and Easter, those services will not be cancelled, merely postponed. Once we are free to worship together again, we will celebrate together the Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus.
And this will be our watchword during this time apart, “Separate yet Together.” Separated by distance, together in faith and love. Keep the faith my friends.
Pastor Ernie Green