Covid Q & A with Dr. Jack Aldridge
RE-OPENING PROTOCOL FOR WAGONER FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 and 10:55 am in sanctuary” We will constantly monitor the situation, considering both internal and external factors, in determining our next step. Everything will remain fluid.
Matthew 22:37-39: Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Romans 12:9-13: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
John Wesley’s General Rules for Methodist societies: Do no harm; Do good; attend to the ordinances of God.
These guiding principles remind us that everything, including our worship of God, is done in a spirit of love, which includes doing what is good and right, for each other and not just for ourselves. It is our responsibility not only to do no harm but to do good for others as we attend to the ordinances of God.
Therefore, DO NOT ATTEND WORSHIP IF YOU FEEL ILL OR HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The most common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
For additional information and emergency warning signs, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html