This morning Pastor Matt Canion from Redeemer in Willmar shares a devotion:

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home, which included the following exhortations:

“This Executive Order is consistent with a growing nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. On March 16, 2020, President Donald Trump issued guidelines to limit gatherings of more than 10 people. As of March 24, 2020, twenty-four states representing almost 200 million Americans have issued orders or public health directives closing non-essential businesses or limiting residents from participating in non-essential activities. Limiting activities to only those which are most essential and practicing social distancing at all times are vital tools required to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and nationwide…

1. Beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and Critical Sector work set forth below in Paragraphs 5 and 6.

6.¬†Exemptions ‚Äď Critical Sectors. All workers who can work from home must do so.¬†Workers in the following Critical Sectors, who are performing work that cannot be¬†done at their home or residence through telework or virtual work and can be done¬†only at a place of work outside of their home or residence, are exempted from the¬†prohibition in paragraph 1 as set forth below‚Ķ

v.¬†Faith leaders and workers. This category includes officials, workers, and¬†leaders in houses of worship and other places of religious expression or¬†fellowship, wherever their services may be needed. This category also¬†includes workers necessary to plan, record, and distribute online or broadcast¬†content to community members.‚ÄĚ

Our office will remain open during this time. Please feel free to contact us. We are here to support you during these challenging times. The links below include the full text of the Governor's Executive Order and some resources for online giving. Please also visit our WEBSITE for daily devotions and many links to useful information.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1