May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
1 cup All Purpose Flour
3 Tbsp. White Sugar
1/3 tsp. Salt
1/3 cup shortening
2 – 2 ½ Tbsp. Milk
Sift flour, sugar and salt together. Cut in shortening. Blend in 2 – 2 ½ tablespoons of milk until dough forms. Using a little flour (just enough to work the dough), roll into 1/4” thickness. Cut, score, place on baking sheet and bake for 13 – 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Southwest will continue to strive to provide a safe and healthy environment for our church gatherings and increase measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. This stage includes but is not limited to:
Stage 2 will only come into effect with instructions from local health authorities or confirmed cases in the Amarillo/Canyon area. Stage 2 will include:
Stage 3 will only come into effect if there is a confirmed case in our church family or church office:
During all stages, Southwest leadership and membership should be vigilant in looking to our community to see ways we can serve sacrificially in the name of Christ. Please call the church office at any time with ideas or needs that you see.
We encourage all to visit www.southwest.org and watch the video addressing conronavirus. For updates as this progresses, our website will be the most current updated source of information. Check there often for information and encouragement.
Thousands of years ago, followers of God would sing together, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” Let us be people that not only sing this song, but live this song with confidence as we look for opportunities to be Christ to our community.