NO In-Person Sunday Service or Any Other Gathering at St. Thomas at least through Easter Sunday, April 12, due to the Rapid Spread of Coronavirus
Sunday Worship Replaced by Online Streaming Sunday Prayer Service on Facebook at 10AM, and later also available on YouTube
If you have a Facebook account, please join the group "St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hacienda Heights, CA." To view the live streaming service, just go to the group page on Sunday, Mar 22 & 29, 10:00 am. We'll also send you a link to YouTube later through St. Thomas e-news so that you may watch the entire service as well on YouTube anytime.
All Lenten Suppers Cancelled; Lenten 6:30 Evening Prayer Meetings Available online through Facebook on Mar 18, 25 & Apr 1; also available later on YouTube
To join the live streaming Lenten Evening Prayer Meetings, just go to St. Thomas' group page on Facebook on Mar 18, 26 & Apr 1, 6:30pm.
Vicar's Word 張牧師的話
It is very difficult for me to announce here that all the in-person worship services and all non-essential meetings have been temporarily suspended at St. Thomas' at least through Easter Sunday, April 12, due to the coronavirus outbreak. This decision is to protect the physical health of our brothers and sisters, especially those above 65 or with a serious underlying health condition (see The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America).
Amid such a virus crisis, I would especially like to remind you to begin and end each day with the Word of God and a prayer for yourself and those you’re concerned about. This will enable you to align your heart with the heart of our Lord Jesus to avoid being easily distracted or worried by the ongoing turmoil. Meanwhile, keep yourself connected with your sisters and brothers in Christ through prayers, encouraging words by phone/text/email, and continue to look out for one another's wellness by following the guidelines from CDC or other government agencies.
May this time of chaos be turned into a great opportunity for us to walk closer with the Lord daily for His presence, wisdom and comfort!
由於新冠病毒肆虐，至少到4月12日復活節，聖多馬堂所有主日崇拜及非必要會議都予以暫停，這真是令人難以啟口的宣佈。此決定主要是為保護弟兄姊妹的身體健康，尤其65歲以上或有嚴重潛在健康問題的人 (參看總統給美國的新冠病毒指南)。 值此病毒危機，我特別要建議大家，每天開始及結束時，都要記得讀神的話及為自己和所關心的人來禱告。如此可以使你的心與主耶穌的心對齊，以避免容易被目前的混亂局勢所干擾或感到憂慮。同時，透過禱告，或以電話/電郵/簡訊來傳達鼓勵的話語，使自己與主內弟兄姊妹保持聯繫。並且依照疾病管制局或其他政府單位的原則來關照彼此的健康。 但願這一切的混亂能轉化為機會，使我們每日能與主更親密同行，來尋求祂的同在、智慧及安慰。