Commune, Connect, and Care
Although our social experiences are changing temporarily, we look forward to drawing near to the Lord together for as long as we need to do through our live-streamed gatherings. It’s so important for us to keep our eyes on Jesus and declare our trust in his unfailing love and care! As we do, we want to encourage you to fully participate in our liturgy—let’s join our hearts and voices to make much of Jesus together from our homes! In other words, sing your heart out, pour out your soul in prayer, and respond to the Scriptures in faith and repentance! If the Holy Spirit is leading you to share a word, testimony, or prayer with the church family, feel free to send those through email. Practically, give yourself enough time to set up your live-stream device, grab your Bible, and expect the Lord to meet with us. As we worship together in these unconventional ways let’s still anticipate encountering the life-changing presence of the living God!
Let’s trust that these challenging times of “social distancing” will be used by the Lord to cause us to grow closer to Christ, one another, and our neighbors. Here are a few recommendations to consider:
Use some of this extra time at home for spiritual-binging. Spend some extended time with the Lord in the Word and prayer. Pick that book back up that you haven’t had time for. Explore some new worship music on your preferred streaming service. Catch up on some missed sermons from our Hebrews teaching series.
Just like we are being creative to still worship together, find ways to stay in touch with your brothers and sisters in Christ. A brother told me that one of our Discipleship Communities are going to meet through an on-line platform. Pick up the phone. Send text messages. Let’s remain connected as a family. Your pastors are also available to talk, text, pray, and support you in any way we can. Stay connected!
Consider how you can serve the most vulnerable among us. You might have neighbors who need help getting groceries. How are elderly doing on your block or apartment complex? Social distancing doesn’t mean we retreat into our homes and only think about ourselves. Look for ways to serve in love.
In light of all of that, until further notice we’ll be live streaming our gatherings, we’ll be doing online prayer meetings, we’ll be sending out communications and text messages more frequently.
Up-to-date live stream information can be found on our liturgy page.
You can also stay up to date by checking our weekly announcements page.
We love you and are praying that God will allow us to continue to love one another and our neighbors during this unique season in the name of Jesus.