Everyone Can Make Thanksgiving Safer
Check out these tips from the CDC
If you are in need of essential supplies, and are unable to leave your home due to pre-existing conditions or financial hardship, please contact the Parish Office or call 505-896-1999.
Out of caution and love for our neighbors, all in-person worship services and other meetings are once again being held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live (where noted) and are listed below.
Scroll down to learn about all that's happening this week in the life of the church.
Please Stay Home to Save Lives
Out of love and concern for our neighbors, we want to remind you that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials announced the state of New Mexico will temporarily re-enact a statewide order closing in-person services for all non-essential activities in order to blunt the unprecedented spike of COVID-19 illnesses and to attempt to relieve dramatically escalating strain on hospitals and health care providers across the state.
The restrictions are effective Monday, Nov. 16, through Monday, Nov. 30.
New Mexicans are instructed to stay at home except for only those trips that are essential to health, safety and welfare – such as for food and water, emergency medical care, to obtain a flu shot or to obtain a test for COVID-19. If you must go out, please wear a mask and use hand sanitizer frequently during your trip.
Food and drink establishments may provide curbside pickup and delivery services; on-site dining is prohibited (NM Department of Health). Visit NM Department of Health website for updates.
Coronavirus Advice for Consumers
AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS
- Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. Here’s what you need to know.
- Ignore offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are selling products to treat or prevent COVID-19 without proof that they work.
- Be wary of ads for test kits. Most test kits being advertised have not been approved by the FDA, and aren’t necessarily accurate.
- Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
- Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus to get the latest information. And don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
- Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we encourage you to stay up-to-date on the latest developments by visiting the National CDC website, and the New Mexico Department of Health website, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . But we also suggest turning off the news, too, and tuning in to Scripture or other uplifting things (Philippians 4:8)
Update - May 14, 2020 from Bishop Hunn & Father Alex
Dear sisters and brothers of St. Francis,
In addition to the Bishop's video, I want to say on behalf of our Vestry (1) that we miss you, and are so grateful for every opportunity we have had to connect; (2) that we are diligently planning how we can meet your spiritual needs and honor God by helping to protect the life and health of every person; and (3) that we want to hear from you. If you have questions, comments, are struggling financially or spiritual, or just need to talk with someone, please don't hesitate to be in touch by phone, 505-896-1999, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hang in there. We'll stay in touch; please do the same. God bless you.
Our Diocesan Coronavirus Response Website: https://drgresponds.squarespace.com/