DATELINE TOWNSEND: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020      Viral Ministry Day 193

Services from 3/22/2020 to the present are on the Sermons page. You can use this link to access the Sermons page.

CHURCH SERVICES ARE CANCELLED this weekend, Sept. 26 and 27 because of covid spread in the community including members of our church.  There will also be no video of the service. Drive-thru communion is also cancelled this week. Please pray that God would help us to take care of one another, even as He has promised to be with us always!

CELEBRATION of LIFE for Donald Whisman is this afternoon, 1-4 pm at the Lakewood Pavilion behind the Town Hall.  Memorial service is at 4 pm.

PASTOR'S FAREWELL Celebration has been cancelled due to covid concerns in the community and the fact that large gatherings increase the likelihood of virus spread. You are still encouraged to thank Pastor and Pam for their ministry among us by sending greeting cards and gifts to the church, PO Box 78, Townsend, WI  54175-0078, ATTN: Rev. and Mrs. Stephen Mueller. You may also drop your greeting cards in the offering box as you exit the church after communion.

PRAYERS for those with covid and those ministering to them in our community and faith community.  We are not listing names for privacy reasons.

CHRISTIAN THRIFT Store is open Mon, Wed, Fri, 11 am - 4 pm. Donations will not be received the week of September 28.

BIBLE STUDY classes' information details are on the FROM ST JOHN tab above. The Thursday class is suspended indefinitely.  The Wednesday morning class will meet virtually on teleconference. Call Scott at 715-850-0768 to get the call-in number.

CONTINUED PRAYERS for Kaye Lynn (Hungerford), daughter of Dick and Barb, with terminal cancer.

Posts below are informational and will remain on this page for during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Hotline:Speak to a live nurse without going through menu options.1-844-568-0701 This number is thru Langlade Hospital in Antigo

CHRISTIAN THRIFT STORE is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 am-4 pm, donations 11-3.  Masks are mandatory and children under 16 are not permitted to keep our numbers in the store to a safe minimum. The store is located at 4541 North Branch (Hwy. 32) Wabeno.

OCONTO TESTING for Covid-19 is thru Oconto Falls Hospital.   Phone number for the O.F. Hospital test is 920-431-1810.  You should have one symptom or have been exposed to a positive person.

GROCERY SHOPPING: If you need groceries and don't want to leave home during this crisis period, the Christian Volunteers are willing to delivery your groceries. Order online <> and the volunteers will deliver to your door.  Right now the service is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Questions, or if you don't have a computer, call Scott 715-850-0768.                                                                                                                              

MASKS or facial coverings are mandatory in Wisconsin indoors and in public areas for everybody.  The chief spread of infections are transmitted by exhalation of an infected person.  A facial covering blocks droplets containing the virus.

PANTRY DONATIONS may be mailed to PO Box 183, Lakewood 54138.  Foodstuffs may be dropped off Tuesdays 8-9 am, Wednesdays 9-10 and 6-7, or by arrangement with Scott 715-850-0768. Thanks for your generous support!

IF YOU'RE ILL, have questions, or think you need to be tested for the Coronavirus, call 1-844-568-0701. This is a hot line where you can talk to a nurse directly and not go through a menu of number buttons to push. This hot-line is a service of Langlade Hospital in Antigo.


SLOWING THE VIRUS:  Viruses can only survive by invading live cells. Viruses will die when they have no host or their hosts ward them off by means of the immune system, hand washing, sanitizing, and keeping hands away from one's face.  If we can isolate hosts so they cannot transmit viruses to fresh hosts, eventually the virus population will top out and decrease.  This is why we are asked to practice "social distancing,"  enhanced by sanitary practices like hand washing and disinfecting.  We are also very importantly trying to limit the need of hospital facilities and spread the demand for medical care over a longer time. VIRUSES DON'T SPREAD; PEOPLE SPREAD THE VIRUS!