Last update: Monday 23 March 2020, 10:00am
At times like this we are often keen to have up to date information. We also have a myriad of sources available to us on the internet, some less accurate, some more speculation. Please make use of official, verifiable and reliable information available from the following sources.
- The Australian Government Heath website.
- The World Health Organisation website
- The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website
The Commonwealth Government has activated the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for COVID-19.
The Elders are now reevaluating everything. We will keep updating this page as decisions are made, always check the update time at the top of the page.
In the meantime there are a number of great resources available and we commend the following for your encouragement:
- Ligonier Ministers
- Reformation Network
- The Gospel Coalition Australia
- Crossway: Free Resources for Your Stay at Home during COVID-19
Let us remember that our God reigns, even over pandemics; that nothing in his creation escapes his attention or his purpose, Revelation 19:6. He is also our keeper as Psalm 121 reminds us; we need not be afraid, for our ‘help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us simply to trust in the Lord and to not lean on our own understanding. When trouble threatens we need to focus our minds on the Lord and remember the wonderful promises and truths of the scriptures. Our Lord is King over all the forces of nature. Our Lord is also infinitely wise as we are reminded in Romans.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.Romans 8:28
Let us remember to pray for each other and for our communities, remembering the Scriptures:
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. … Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.James 5:13-18