Coronavirus Update from Pastor Osborne

Greetings Tabernacle Family and Friends!

We continually thank God for you and for His amazing protection over you and your families.

In recent days, our world has been challenged by the rapid spread of the coronavirus.  Be assured that we are monitoring updates, communicating with local officials, and seeking the counsel of our health professionals. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among church members or staff and no confirmed cases in the Chatham County area.  While we are thankful, we want to respond prudently to our current health crisis. Therefore, we want you to know that we are taking the utmost caution and exercising great care in cleaning and sanitizing our facility above our normal protocols.  We are forming teams that will assist in our effort to sanitize common areas and surfaces between our Sunday gatherings.  We have also strategically placed hand sanitizing stations throughout our facility for your use.  Also, our fellowship and communion times will be adjusted slightly to minimize person to person contact.  At this time, our weekly schedule will continue as planned.  If we are asked by governmental officials to consider contingencies, we will alert you of those changes.

You can assist us by:

  1. Practicing essential hygiene i.e. washing your hands for at minimum 20 seconds (or while singing the entire happy birthday song)
  2. Use Hand Sanitizer that has 60% alcohol or more
  3. Cough or sneeze using a tissue and discard or using your sleeve to cover your mouth
  4. If you have symptoms or aren’t feeling well, choose to remain in place and worship, connect, and give along with us online.
  5. Check in with our senior members, and if you are above 65, exercise wisdom and caution

As with any moment of crisis in the believer’s life, we look to God’s Word for answers.  Be reminded of Philippians 4:6-7 in the Message Bible which says, “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”  May you walk in the composure of God’s peace and the assurance of His presence with you!  SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!

Grace to You,

Andre Osborne