Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Readiness
Milwaukee, WI (May 15, 2020)—On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling in Wisconsin Legislature vs. Palm that challenged the authority of Governor Tony Evers to extend the statewide Safer at Home order. In spite of the ruling by the court, the Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church will continue with the Safer at Home guidelines for places of worship to help keep our community safe.
Throughout this crisis, our church has prioritized safety. We’ve followed the guidelines of our local, state and national health officials. Recent data indicates that the measures of Safer at Home and social distancing have worked and is helping to increase safety. We will, therefore, continue with the measures until such a time when indicators reveal it is safe for us to gather in reasonable numbers.
Currently, nearly 90,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19. While it pains us to come to grips with that fact, more lives will be harmed and potentially lost as both individuals and entities fail to do their part to keep themselves and others safe. As a church that cares for the total person, we will remain diligent to do our part.
COVID-19 thrust many of us into the place of the unknown. We had to abandon the tried and tested ways of gathering for worship and engaging in the work of the church as practiced by our culture. As a result, technology has increasingly become necessary for us to function. While this has been a challenge, it’s also come with unexpected blessings. We’ve seen an increase in our reach as more individuals and families are participating in our worship services online than were in person. More of our members are becoming social media savvy as they grow familiar with technology. And even as the rising tide of unemployment surges and economic uncertainty grows, many have continued to give and sow into the ministry as faithful stewards. Our God is simply awesome!
These next few weeks will be critical for all of us. As more churches open their doors for in person worship, the question will come, “When will we come back together?” That answer is up to us. As we trust God to do His part, we must do ours. The more we continue to practice all the measures to keep us safe, the greater the chances for us to come back together again. The timeline to happening is fluid. Our approach is to ensure we are prepared for the many scenarios that will come and demonstrate the utmost care and concern for all. As this happens, we will evaluate the opportunities and communicate the options as they arise.
In the meantime, please know we are not closed. Continue to use our website and social media to receive some information and inspiration that helps you grow in Christ. If you are interested in receiving text alerts, please send us your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message (DM) on Facebook.
The Bible says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18). As the pain of this pandemic rages on, we’ll keep on rejoicing, praying and giving thanks as we trust God to see us through.
May the Lord in His mercy bless us in all ways as we bless Him at all times.
About Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church
Lamb of God is a church rooted in Christ and service to community. We endeavor to balance spiritual matters with everyday life which we define as, “living by faith and growing by grace”. As a congregation, emphasis is placed on an increasing relationship with the Savior while creating an atmosphere where people matter.
Under the leadership of Rev. Christopher R. Boston as pastor, The Lamb has many ministries and programs that meet the needs of individuals and families. A dynamic Sunday worship begins at 10:15 am after 9:00 am Sunday School classes. WOW -Word on Wednesday- begins at 6:30 pm. For more information about Lamb of God and/or Rev. Christopher R. Boston call, 414.355.0931 or email, inquire@TheLambMKE.org.