These are unprecedented times. As such, we currently cannot gather as we would normally. This means all physical gatherings and events at our church building have been indefinitely been placed on hold. Although we do miss our gathering together, these temporary measures are extremely important for the safety and protection of you and our community.
Information, circumstances and lives are changing by the day, and often, by the hour. Many are wrestling with fears and uncertainties during this time. Yet, anxious fears and global upheaval are nothing new. Even more, as followers of Christ, we understand that we do not live by fear of the unknown, but with hope in the One who we do know. We do not know what tomorrow will bring, but we do know the One who is sovereign over it. Jesus reminded His anxious followers how much their heavenly Father loved and cared for them (Matthew 6:25-34). Later, he would remind his fearful followers not to fear that which only affects the body, but to fear the one who has power over both body and soul (Matthew 10:28-31). Whether Covid-19 affects our body or not, the virus cannot touch our souls. Not in Christ. That is our hope. That is our peace.
God willing, we will gather again in the future. For now, let me encourage you to other ways to worship and fellowship in the name of the King. Pray. Pick up the phone and provide the peace of Christ to another. Find a message on our website from a Sunday that you missed. Redeem the time, while we still have time, to focus any unsettled thoughts on the great love, mercy and sovereignty of our God. No matter what, He is good. And His steadfast love endures forever.
In His hand,