Novel Coronavirus Update for Terrace View Presbyterian Church, April 5, 2020
On March 17th: The CDC and the President of the U.S. announced recommendations to ban large gatherings and events of 10 people or more nationwide for the rest of March. The ban will apply to social, recreational, spiritual, and other community gatherings.
The Northwest Coast Presbytery Executive Board are mandating that congregations suspend in-person worship until further notice, therefore, our church will be closed until further notice. Please see our Ministries pages for weekly worship service information.
Although it behooves us all to do our part in helping to prevent further spread of the virus by following the guidelines for social distancing and staying home except for essential business, we also especially encourage anyone who is vulnerable to this virus to avoid public gatherings during the month of March. For this virus, the vulnerable population is defined as anyone who meets one or more of these criteria. The criteria is your individual call to make, these are recommendations:
over 60 years of age
with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes;
with weakened immune systems
who are pregnant.
In faith, let us lift up in our prayers those who are suffering from the virus, and pray for their healing.
For all health care workers, first responders, custodians, and others who will encounter the virus in their work we pray for protection.
For each of us and our communities, we pray for wisdom, and for God’s ever-comforting peace to surround us in these anxious times.
May the Peace of Christ be with you.
You may find out more at these links:
Snohomish County Public Health
King County Public Health
A good blog post about King County Public Health’s advice for faith communities: