October 13 Update: Striving for Unity, Flu Shot Clinic, and Notes of Encouragement

October 13, 2020 |

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. (Psalm 3:3)

As we move into the second half of the semester (can you believe we’re starting Week #9?!), please pray that all of us (students, faculty, and staff) maintain health and strength to finish well. God has been faithful, and we trust Him to continue to provide just what we need.

This week’s update includes:

  • Know Jesus. Know Joy. weekly message
  • Cedar Care flu shot clinic
  • Caring Well encouragement notes
  • Chapel for commuters
  • Upgrade to package pickup
  • COVID reporting

Know Jesus. Know Joy. – If you missed Dr. White’s chapel message yesterday morning, you can find it on the Know Jesus. Know Joy. sermon series page. Dr. White continued his series in Philippians, encouraging us from chapter 2, verses 1-4, to strive for unity and keep the Gospel the main thing.

Know Jesus. Know Joy. sermon series logo

Cedar Care Flu Shot Clinic – Cedar Care Village Pharmacy is bringing another flu shot clinic to campus on October 21-23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Doden Field House. The clinic is open to all faculty, staff, and students, and most insurances are accepted. To speed up the process and limit exposure to others, please preregister 24 hours prior to coming for your shot. Whether from Cedar Care, your personal physician, or somewhere else, we are strongly recommending that everyone get a flu shot this year to keep our campus healthy. Flu symptoms present similarly to COVID-19, and students who present with flu symptoms will need to be isolated until COVID can be ruled out.

Caring Well Encouragement – We have enjoyed reading and distributing the many encouraging notes that have come in for our quarantined or isolated students. If you want to send a note, complete the iCare Encouragement Note form, and we’ll take care of the rest! Please keep your note general (not addressed to a particular student), as these will go to all students currently in quarantine or isolation. Here is an example of a recent note that encouraged our isolated and quarantined students.

Note to students

Chapel for Commuters – As a reminder, commuting, off-campus, and graduate students can choose any day of the week to attend one of the indoor chapels in the Dixon Ministry Center.

Upgrade to Package Pickup – We’re excited to let you know about a major upgrade to our postal services that will be ready to go by spring semester — package lockers! Instead of scheduling a pickup time and waiting in lines, you’ll receive an email with instructions for accessing a locker whenever the SSC is open. Construction starts the week of November 2. Watch for more details coming soon!

COVID-19 Reporting – You can always access the current count of residential undergraduate or graduate students who are in isolation due to a lab-confirmed positive test on our COVID-19 reporting dashboard. Continue to pray for the Lord’s grace and protection upon our campus community, and please be sure to wear your mask and stay physically distanced to help us keep our numbers low.

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