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Finding Comfort in Faith, Church Services Available On-Line

Colonel (Ret) Steve Cornelius

No doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic is complex. We are worried about our greatest blessings: our lives and livelihood. The environment is uncertain. We find ourselves wondering what tomorrow will bring amid fear and worry. Without a doubt, the effects of COVID-19 unleashed a fear unlike one we've seen, disturbing our joy and damping our hopes in God's promises.

"Don't worry about everyday life…" That is, let us not allow the effects of COVID-19 to break our sleep and hinder our enjoyment of ourselves, family, our friends, and our ability to connect with our churches. Instead, let our thoughts be driven by faith and courage so that the unhealthy fear weakens.

As for the Cornelius Family, we are finding solace in our faith through a daily devotional lifestyle. Each morning, we pray, seek God's guidance, and ask for His blessings in our lives. As of last Sunday, we are doing church services at home online to support our community's guidelines for social distancing.

As we think ahead to the day when we will be able to reintegrate back to our social, business, professional, and civic lives, no doubt we are aware that there will be a shift in our community and culture, but we know that God's wisdom will be there, too

Colonel (Ret) Steve Cornelius is an Army veteran and resident of New Braunfels with his wife, Linda. He is an 11th-hour volunteer at Hope Hospice and plans to open his own small business, Comfort Community Café, in Spring 2021.

Many local churches are offering ways to connect. For more information on how to connect to a local congregation for support, check out the website of your own religious community or find a worship service below. On-line religious services are offered at the following:

Gruene United Methodist

New Braunfels Presbyterian

Christ Presbyterian

Crossroads Church

Grace Church

Riverview Calvary

Rivercity Church

Oakwood Baptist

Tree of Life

First Protestant

St. Peter and Paul

First Baptist Church

Peace Lutheran Church

Christ Our King

Unitarian Universalists

Quest Church

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