of the Rio Grande Valley
Christ the King Sunday
COVID-19 UPDATES (updated 11/21)
We are an intentionally multicultural and multigenerational community of friends who meet weekly, striving to live out Acts 2:42-44 in a 21st century context.
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
(Acts 2:42-44, ESV)
A Message from Deacon John
The pandemic is affecting us all in different ways. If there is anything a member of my parish can do to make your life easier, please reach out to us through our contact page.
The health complications are different for everyone, but four out of the five members of my team, including myself, have contracted the virus and survived. Our ages range from 31 to 80; one was hospitalized but recovered, another is in ongoing treatment for an unrelated issue, and two of us recovered at home. During my COVID recovery, I actually contracted viral meningitis.
We know it can be hard to imagine being healthy again when you're so sick. We felt that, but our feelings proved untrue. We are surviving and thriving. You may wonder, then, where our Sunday services have been these last few weeks. We believe the church is about much more than what we do on Sundays, hence why we use "intentional community" to describe ourselves. We've taken this time to heal, and while we haven't been providing online services for several weeks, our congregation has not given up meeting together. In fact, as I slowly catch up on my legal studies, our volunteers have resumed volunteer homeschooling of our two resident students from La Joya. We pray this gives you hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Until then, know that Christ Church RGV sympathizes with those of you who are suffering. We know it is especially hard when the virus hits members of your family or faith community at different intervals, making it even harder for our community to care for one another. That's another reason we are serious when we ask you to let us know how we can help.
We're in this together. We are your friends.
The Rev'd John Goodman II,
Deacon, Christ Church RGV