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In John 6, Jesus is followed by a large crowd of people who had nothing to eat. Jesus asked Philip where they would get enough food to feed them all? Philip responded it was impossible..."Six months wages would not buy enough for all of them to even get a little." They found a young boy who had five barley loaves and two fish. A short time later, Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000 and had fragments left over.
So much need, so little resource...what can anyone do? In the midst of this difficult season, I am learning to turn to, and trust Jesus more than I ever have in my life. Jesus is the one who can make the impossible possible!
We have followed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local/state officials to cancel all in-person worship and activities for two weeks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
In our community, local officials have canceled all events and assemblies and have closed all restaurants and bars until April 30; take out is permitted. The government also called for no social gatherings.
Out of love and abundance of caution, Chapelwood will extend the cancellations of worship and activities through May 8, 2020. Note: If the CDC, state, and local leaders revise this timeline, we will follow their lead - whether it be a shorter or longer duration.
Making this decision now allows us to fully allocate our staff to care for our members and the most vulnerable in our community. By canceling upcoming events, we can position our staff's time, hours of preparation for events, and our financial resources to work to help our church and community weather this unprecedented event in our society. Unlike The Great Recession, September 11, or even Hurricane Harvey, the COVID-19 spread affects everyone in our country. The need is great, but volunteers are severely limited. I want us to leverage all our resources to helping the members of our church and of our West Houston community.
Our staff is working diligently to retool their workflow to reach out to all our members for mission and ministry, especially the most vulnerable among us. From children's ministry, student ministry, adult or senior adult, and community outreach, we will allocate our staff to begin to discern church and community needs and create plans of action that can assist those with needs.
Here is what you need to know about what Chapelwood is doing:
No Memorial Services or Funerals will take place until at least May 9, 2020.
Please contact Adrian Granger if you need pastoral care. Many hospitals and nursing homes are prohibiting visitors right now, but our staff is available to visit on the phone.
If you have an emergency, please call the main church number (713) 465-3467, then press 810 to be connected to the pastor on call.