LOJ Caldwell Addresses The Coronavirus Pandemic

From our church, to all of you:

As the situation regarding Covid-19 is constantly evolving, we want to make sure that everyone in our congregation is updated with our church’s plans for addressing the coronavirus. However, at the outset, we want you all to know that the health and safety of everyone in our church is our top priority.

We also want you to know that each morning our Pastor and leaders are up before dawn, earnestly praying for you and interceding for our nation, governing bodies, world leaders, medical and scientific communities, business owners and employees, and all those suffering with the disease or who have watched a loved one succumb to coronavirus.

We understand.

We are with you.

We care and we are here for you.

While all non-essential business and services have been suspended in New Jersey, we also want you to know that LOJ Caldwell will continue to gather for worship, albeit “virtually” through the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Our service starts promptly at 10 AM every Sunday. If you have not yet received your login credentials or are new to our ministry and would like to participate, you may email us at info@lojcaldwell.org and asked to be placed on the list of invitees for our virtual worship service and Bible study. A response will be sent with instructions for joining.

We would be remiss if we did not use this time to encourage everyone to take just a few minutes to visit a couple of key websites, which instruct us in the proper way to approach this pandemic. There is no better place to visit than the World Health Organization’s website as they have greatly simplified the appropriate response to the coronavirus in five easy steps. The steps are as follows:

1. HANDS – Wash them often
2. ELBOW – Cough into it
3. FACE – Don’t touch it
4. FEET – Stay more than 3 feet apart
5. FEEL SICK – Stay home

In addition, our nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared a similar bevy of helpful information, which you can find on their website here. In short, it is very important that we stay informed and that we all do our part to stop the spread of this deadly virus.

Lastly, we want to reiterate that LOJ Caldwell is committed to your safety and that we will continue to ensure that we support each of you – our congregation, family and friends – during this difficult time of uncertainty and crisis. With the help of our Lord, we will get through this together. For it is written:

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil. He shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.”
~ Psalm 121:7-8

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