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GRACE PASADENA'S
RESPONSE TO COVID-19

UPDATES

(posted Friday, 4/3/2020 @ 9:30AM)

Sunday Worship for April 5 and Holy Week Details

Mercy & Compassion
  • Need financial or practical help? Need prayer or a listening ear. We are here for you. Email the Mercy Ministry and our Deacons.
  • There are still many ways to love our city. Volunteers are needed to help with the Pasadena Senior Center Food Bank and our Park Ministry. Our city partners need our financial help. Please visit the announcement page to learn more. 
  • Please consider giving above and beyond your regular giving and contribute to our Mercy Fund. Give your additional gift online and add the note "Mercy".  Also consider giving to our partners at Door of Hope and Elizabeth House.

Spiritual Practices and habits of Faith, Hope, Love and Community.
  • NEW: April and Easter Prayer guides are available for download.
  • Join  Marc every day (M-F) at noon for 15-20 minutes over Blue Jeans  for prayer.  Kids are invited to join.  Click here to join or email Marc for the phone number to call in with audio only.
  • Many City Groups are still meeting over Blue Jeans. To join, contact Ben Ewen.
  • Our Children and Families ministry is preparing resources for Holy Week. Look for emails. The website will be updated with all resources Sunday night.

Communication
  • Check this webpage often for updates.
  • To receive updates via SMS (text message), please use this form.
  • ***Many of our video meetings will take place on the Blue Jeans platform (similar to Zoom). Please visit https://www.bluejeans.com/downloads for the desktop and phone apps. 

As we have said before, now is not the time for fear. And as the days go on, now is not the time for anxiety, ambivalence,  hopelessness, or restlessness. It is time to grow in God's love in Jesus Christ. It is time to be the Church.  As the author of Hebrews says, it is time to draw close to God and one another; it is time to spur one another on towards good deeds; it is time to persevere in faith.  Let us be filled with the Spirit and pray for our city, state, national and global community.

Peace to you,
The Pastors, Elders and Staff of Grace Pasadena.

P.S. Please find our original response letters to current pandemic here:

Compassion

In keeping with our affirmation of God's faithful kindness and mercy, let us all remember to love one another and our neighbors during this time. Resist the temptation to hoard resources or to move away from others in fear.

There are still many ways to serve and care for our neighbors and city.  Since the situation is changing daily, please reach out to the Mercy Ministry and deacons to learn about the ways we can still reach out to one another and to our city at large.

Here is an editable form letter that you can use to help organize and care for your neighbors.
A Neighborly Invitation

Support

Disruption is now the new normal and will be for the near future. Grace is-- and has always been--committed to providing spiritual, emotional and financial support. If you are in need of prayer or a listening ear, please reach out. If disruptions lead to undue financial stress that you are unable to absorb or if you need other kinds of practical help, please reach out. The pastors, elders, deacons and others of Grace are ready to help as best as we can.

If you need help, please call (626) 653-6036 or email [email protected] 
(This new number and  inbox and will be used exclusively for this season.)

Safety

Please following guidelines and updates from the CDC and local health authorities. 

In short, stay home as directed except for essential trips. If you are unable to shop for yourself, please reach out. Talk a walk and practice good physical distancing.  Stay emotionally and spiritually connected and reach out to the pastors and leaders if you want to pray or talk.

. If you have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention by first calling your primary care provider. 

Questions? Need Help?

Please reach out