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May 31st 2020

Sunday Worship Service -8AM & 10:45AM - Join us for VIRTUAL Sunday Worship - (Open for details)

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May 31st 2020

Sunday Worship Service -8AM & 10:45AM - Join us for VIRTUAL Sunday Worship - (Open for details)

10:45 AM

June 03rd 2020

Virtual Bible Study

7:00 PM

June 06th 2020

4:05PM Baptist Temple Faith Night with the Pittsburgh Pirates

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June 07th 2020

Sunday Worship Service -8AM & 10:45AM - Join us for VIRTUAL Sunday Worship - (Open for details)

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 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJ)



 

That said beloved, as our nation and world is facing increased numbers of persons impacted by the coronavirus (aka COVID-19), it is incumbent upon me as your Pastor to share some information, guidance, and deliberations.  This is meant primarily for the membership of Baptist Temple, but naturally this communication impacts, in some way, the families, networks and communities with whom our membership is connected.  This is why I urge to you to be aware of and heed the dictates and recommendations of our legitimate health care professional leaders.  This is not just a matter of your own individual health, but we all have a responsibility toward each other’s’ well-being.  As I think about the safety of individuals and about overall public safety, I urge each and all of you reading this to act with heightened caution, and to take every precaution to be healthy, to get healthy, and to help curb the spread of diseases and sickness.  Your safety and our public safety is of utmost concern.  Use every ability to exercise your responsibility.  I am reminded of the words attributed to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ““In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

 



That said beloved, as our nation and world is facing increased numbers of persons impacted by the coronavirus (aka COVID-19), it is incumbent upon me as your Pastor to share some information, guidance, and deliberations.  This is meant primarily for the membership of Baptist Temple, but naturally this communication impacts, in some way, the families, networks and communities with whom our membership is connected.  This is why I urge to you to be aware of and heed the dictates and recommendations of our legitimate health care professional leaders.  This is not just a matter of your own individual health, but we all have a responsibility toward each other’s’ well-being.  As I think about the safety of individuals and about overall public safety, I urge each and all of you reading this to act with heightened caution, and to take every precaution to be healthy, to get healthy, and to help curb the spread of diseases and sickness.  Your safety and our public safety is of utmost concern.  Use every ability to exercise your responsibility.  I am reminded of the words attributed to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ““In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”



 Regarding prevention:

 https://alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Resources/COVID-19/COVID-19.aspx

          https://www.pghschools.org/coronavirus

  

Harvard Medical School recommends: “The following actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other coronaviruses and influenza:  

 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick    
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth     

  • Stay home when you are sick    

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash 

  • Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects & surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe:

  • Wash your hands often with soap & water

 

Further know that the CDC suggests the following measures for those who are at higher risk:  

 

·       Obtain several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time; 

·       Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others; 

·       When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often; 

·       Avoid crowds; 

·       Avoid cruise travel and nonessential air travel; 

·       During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.”

Another online site Live Science says, “treatments are based on the kind of care given for influenza (seasonal flu) and other severe respiratory illnesses, known as ‘supportive care,’ according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These treatments essentially treat the symptoms, which often in the case of COVID-19 involve fever, cough and shortness of breath. In mild cases, this might simply mean rest and fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) for comfort.” 

 

 

 



  •  “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to test and prove what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)
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  • Grace and Peace,
  • Rev. Rodney Adam Lyde, Pastor
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