LOVE IN TIMES OF THE CORONAVIRUS

In the last several weeks we have made a number of adjustments to our normal mode of operating in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Our directives are found on our diocesan website, The Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana Updated COVID Guidelines 101420.pdf – Google Drive. Taking precautions and reducing the risk of illness in our community and congregation is more than common sense. It is a matter of loving our neighbors and loving ourselves. Here is the current state of our response:

  • Good Shepherd’s in church worship services are Sunday 8:30, 10:30 and 5:00.   Our 10:30 Sunday service will stream live on our Facebook page -Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.
  • Please wear your mask and observed social distancing of at least 6 feet.  (Masks and hand sanitizer are available in the reception foyer)
  • We will stream Compline each evening at 8 p.m. on our Facebook page. The service can be found in our  Book of Common Prayer  on page 127.
  • We are reminding everyone to:
  • Wear your mask, wash your hands before and after contact with other persons or sources of disease, using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. In the absence of soap or hot water, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough, preferably into a tissue or in the crook of our elbow to avoid contaminating our hands (even if we do not even suspect we might be sick).
  • Get a flu shot. It’s not too late. Do not panic. Stay informed. Be smart. Use common sense.
  • Pray for those who are ill or otherwise affected and that we might be spared serious impact from COVID-19.
  • Remember that everything we do is to the glory of God. Everything!
  • Let us stay connected and care for one another.
  • Know that you are loved.