The Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer Oget has posted a wonderful response to the "Deathly Ill Church" letter, which you can find here:
About your invitation... (an exegetical RSVP to the "Deathly Ill" summons)
Also, my friend Ashon sent me a wonderful video of a pastor speaking about leading a small church to do the work we are called to by Christ. You can find it here on my pastor blog for Tiny Church.
Take heart. We're not dead yet.