PASTORAL NOTE ON COVID-19 FROM THE ELDERS
长老给教会关于 COVID-19 冠状病毒疫情牧会笔记

14 Feb 2020

A. Prayerful Mandate — Daily F.I.R.E prayer at 2020hrs every night from Sun 16 Feb
祷告委托 – 每天在2020时(晚上8点20分)进行 *F.I.R.E,同心祷告

Let us make time to spend precious daily time with our Lord to “be still and know that He is God” (Psalm 46:10). He is truly our refuge and strength! It is He whom we ultimate trust (Prov 3:5,6). Let us also together pause to pray, wherever we might be, every night at 8.20pm – alone, in 2’s or 3’s, or with your family. Whatever the duration, what counts is we pray as ONE Body of Christ for the following:-
让我们每天拨出宝贵时间在主面前“安静,因为知道祂是主”(诗篇46:10)。祂确实是我们的避难所和力量!仅有祂才是我们最终要信靠的(箴言3:5-6)。让我们也停下脚步,无论在什么地方,每天晚上8点20分 – 独自或两、三人、或与你的家人,同心来祷告。无论时间长短,最主要的是,我们以一个基督的肢体为以下的事项,同心祷告:-

  • Forgiveness for not always trusting Him as we should and any selfishness displayed.
    求主赦免 – 为我们没有时常信靠祂,也为我们所有的自私表现。
  • Thanksgiving for responsive authorities, committed healthcare workers, healing of those ill.
    感谢神给我们办事效力高的领导、忠心尽责的医疗工作者、以及病患者们的医治。
  • Many to know Jesus Christ through us. He offers what death cannot touch and ultimate deliverance.
    求:我们可以带领许多人认识耶稣基督。祂提供的是死亡不可触犯的以及最终的拯救。
  • Swift turnaround of this situation.
    求:快速扭转这样的局势。
  • Continued protection for all especially those at higher-risk e.g. healthcare, transportation.
    求:继续的保守那些特别曝露在高风险的医疗人员、交通员工。
  • Healing for those still unwell and breakthrough in medical research.
    求:医治那些还没有痊愈的,医药研究有突破
  • Peace for all affected: churches, commercial institutions, those under LOA or quarantined.
    求:凡被影响的:教会、商业机构、在缺席假中或在隔离中的人。
  • Ourselves and one another to stay abiding in Christ and to seize opportunities to do good.
    为我们彼此常在基督里,和抓住机会为主行善。

(F.I.R.E., started in 2010, means “Frankelites Intercessors Ready Everywhere & Everytime.”)
(*F.I.R.E 设于2010年,呼召全教会集体祷告的群组。来自“Frankelite Intercessors Ready Everywhere & Everytime“ –”福兰克主内家人 随时随地 预备代祷“ 的首字母缩略词)

Look out for our daily prayer post every evening (from 16 Feb) on our Bethesda Frankel Estate Church Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bfecsg/) and on Telegram (https://bfec.sg/fire)

B. PERSONAL (& CORPORATE) MEASURES
个人 (和集体)措施

As Christ followers, we must not succumb to fear, panic or prejudice, or take offence when others do. Let us continue to assemble at Sunday services and in our cells (Heb 10:24,25). May we extend grace and love to one another to exercise these measures diligently even as we trust God.
身为基督的跟随者,我们不要屈服于惧怕、恐慌、或偏见,或当别人以偏见对待我们时感到冒犯。让我们继续在星期天和我们的小组里集合。(希伯来书10:24-25)。当我们竭力实行卫生部所推荐的一些防疫措施时,让我们不忘以恩典和慈爱彼此侍奉。

1) Be socially responsible
负起社会责任 

a) While the absence of fever is no guarantee one is not infected, it is right that you stay
home and rest if you do have fever (>37.5C) or are showing infection symptoms such as cough or runny nose. If you have not checked your temperature at home, we ask that you do so as you arrive in church outside the Annexe to help you maintain this social responsibility. If you are running a fever, we ask that you go home to rest. (For your information, we had already started temperature screening at KSS and JSS last week.)
虽然无发烧但并不保证无感染,如果您有发烧(>37.5C)或出现感染症状比如,咳嗽或流鼻水,请留在家中休息。请在家量好体温才出门,或我们需要您到教堂的特别设立的柜台去(有指示标)协助您负起这项社会责任如果您有发烧症状,我们要求您回家休息。(我们在幼儿和儿童主日学上主日已经开始给学生量体温了)

b) If you develop cough or a runny nose, please do not be offended if we ask that you put on a surgical mask.
如果您有咳嗽或流鼻水的症状,请不介意让我们给您提供口罩使用。

c) If you or your loved ones are sick, promptly seek medical treatment.
如果您或您的家人生病了,请即刻就医

d) Anyone entering the premises on weekdays during the operating hours of Bethesda Katong Kindergarten are to undergo temperature screening at the church office, as per ECDA guidelines.
根据 ECDA(新加坡幼儿培育属)的严格方案,任何人在平日,幼稚园正在进行的 时间内进来,请到教会办公室测量体温。

e) Church members who have spare surgical masks or can lend us extra scanning thermometers, kindly contact the church office (Tel: 6448 1800) or leave us a message on the BFEC Response Form What’s App/Telegram Mobile: 9670 1800.
会员若有多余的医疗口罩或可以借给我们使用的扫描温度计,请联络教会 (Tel: 6448 1800)或留言在 What’s App/Telegram Mobile: 9670 1800.

2) Maintaining good personal & corporate hygiene
保持良好个人和集体的卫生

a) As you enter the church grounds, please wash your hands or use the sanitizers before entering the premises. The duty stewards will offer you a hand sanitizer to help you do that. These are also located at the entrances of the Sanctuary, Annexe and Chapel. All our washing sinks are fitted with soap dispensers.
当您进入教会场地,请务必洗手或使用消毒洗手液 才进入各个聚会堂。教会已预 备一些消毒洗手液在大礼堂、副堂和华语聚会堂。所有的洗手盆旁都装上肥皂器, 方便您使用。

b) As announced, we will refrain from shaking hands during this period. May we extend grace to one another.
在福兰克福音堂里,大家也在这期间避免握手。愿大家彼此恩待。

c) Our premises are cleaned each week. Premises used by Bethesda Katong Kindergarten are regularly disinfected as per guidelines by ECDA.
我们的场地每周都有做清洗工作。幼稚园的场地也根据 ECDA 的严格方案标准,固 定进行消毒的工作。

C. PASTORALMINISTRY
牧会关怀事工

Should any of you (or your family member) be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, please let your cell leaders and our leadership know. You may contact CPM chairperson, Letchumanan at the church office, Tel: 6449 1418 OR via the BFEC Response Form What’s App/Telegram Mobile: 9670 1800. We will mobilize prayer and offer any other suitable pastoral support.
如果有任何人(或我们的家人)被证实感染了 COVID-19 病毒时,请通知你所属的小组 长和我们教会的领袖。也可以联络集体祷告会的主席 Letchumanan 弟兄(教会直线 6449 1418)或简讯给 BFEC 教会回应 whatsapp 9670 1800。我们会动员祷告以及施与其 它适当的帮助。

“…Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld…” – 2 Chronicles 20:20
“…信耶和华你们的神,就必立稳;信他的先知,就必亨通。” — 历代志下 20:20

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