A Message from Lake Prince Woods Chaplain Gary Newsome

April 1, 2020

As we prepare ourselves for Holy week and Easter, the most sacred of all Holidays we are also grappling with the seriousness of the current crisis of the coronavirus. In many ways, our lives have been interrupted and altered as we try and do our part in leveling the curve and the potential of deadly escalation. I realize our demonstration of community has now been replaced with “social distancing”. This makes it much harder as things seem to be isolated and a feeling of fear or apprehension lurks in the background.

Regardless, as things persist, our sovereign God is Lord of any pestilence (Habakkuk 3:5). He promises protection for those who trust in Him: “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. (Psalm 91:5–6). Whatever happens, the children of God do not need to fear. In the meantime until this passes, focus on the glorious resurrection, a new day dawning, the color that returns to the trees and flowers, and the hope of new beginnings as we sail into a safe haven.

Love and Blessings,


Chaplain Gary