Westminster Canterbury Richmond Video Update to Residents-April 16, 2020-3 p.m.

Westminster Canterbury Richmond is keeping our residents up-to-date on the latest news related to our COVID-19 response. Hear from our 3 p.m. live update to residents from John Burns, President and CEO. Today’s briefing was followed by a short worship service with Logan Augustine, Chaplain; and Lynn McClintock, Director Pastoral Care.

The following updates were shared during the live briefing on TV970.

John Burns

As of this morning, the Virginia Department of Health reports:

• 46,444 people have been tested for COVID-19

• Total positive COVID-19 cases in Virginia are 6,889

• 1,114 have been hospitalized

• 208 total deaths

• 951 have recovered

• Since yesterday, we have 44 new cases in Henrico County and 11 new cases in the City of Richmond.

Our two residents and four employees who tested positive for COVID-19 continue to recover.

Fitness on TV970

Many residents enjoy the 9 a.m. fitness class on TV970. Beginning tomorrow, the fitness class will also run at 4 p.m. every day except Sundays.


BB&T is not reopening later this month. They are keeping all their satellite locations closed, not just the branch at Westminster Canterbury. They will restock the ATM. We will share updates as we have them.

Safety and Social Distancing

When walking around campus, you are free to walk anywhere you want outdoors. Please come in and out of the building at the entrances in your area. Stay safe when you walk outside and maintain your social distancing. Stay alert while walking and riding bikes, especially because we have many contractors working outside.



A Call to Worship (Psalm 46)

One: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

All: Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

One: The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.


Gracious God, we know that in times of uncertainty you are our refuge, our strength, and our comfort. May we be reminded of your steadfast love for us and may we know that you never leave our side, for you live within each of us. We thank you for the gift of this community, and may we each find ways to care for ourselves and our neighbors as we hear your words for us today. Amen.

Scripture – 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

Reflection – Lynn McClintock


Go in peace. And may the love of God, grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit, be and abide with you—and all those you love—now, and forevermore. Amen.

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