Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

 
Your physical and spiritual health are important to Epiphany Lutheran Church. We’re using this page to share status updates about Epiphany’s response to the situation. 
 

Worship and Ministry Updates

Dear Church,
 
Thank you for your continued support of the mission and ministry of Epiphany.
 
While we cannot be together physically, I continue to hear from many of you, offering words and prayers of support for our efforts. I am thankful for the technology we have, so that we can reach out through our weekly worship, weekly Bible Study and daily devotions. A new Bible Study offering is coming next week – more information can be found below.
 
SUPPORTING THE MINISTRY
 
Thank you for your financial support as well. Many of you have turned to online givingtexting to give, and setting up regular giving through your bank accounts. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
 
I know that many of you are experiencing financial constraints due to job furloughs and lay-offs as well as the impact this crisis has had on savings and portfolios. If there is a need to reduce your giving, we understand.
 
We continue to support the staff of Epiphany, who have shifted their responsibilities to focus on what we can.

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Worship and Building Closure

Epiphany’s buildings at both campuses, and fields at the Austin Campus, are closed until further notice.
 
Epiphany will not hold public worship services, but we will live stream the 10:30 a.m. service each Sunday on our YouTube Channel.
 
Epiphany Lutheran Preschool is closed through April 5. Contact Director Heather Phillips with questions.
 
Epiphany’s Morning Care is closed through April 5. Contact Director Tonya Johns with questions.
 
Do not fear, for I am with you,
    do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
 
–Isaiah 41:10


Early Protocols for Coronavirus

Because we care, I want to take a moment to cover the topic of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) as it affects our church community.
The Ohio Department of Health recommends the following precautions. 
 
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals.
• Wash hands often with soap and water (20 seconds or longer).
• Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands.
• Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces.
• Clean and disinfect ‘high-touch’ surfaces often.
• Call before visiting your doctor.
• Practice good hygiene habits.

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