The Living Church
What a crazy time it has been in the last few weeks. Easter weekend is coming up and we are heading into the fourth Sabbath where we haven't gathered together in person. As I've contaced church members by phone (not in person) it seems that this break has come as a bit of a relief. Because, it has relileved our respnsibilities on a Sabbath morning and church services (and also some programs during the week) as they've come to a stand still. This includes me! Admittedly, doing services from behind a computer is quite convenient, but I've also had to grapple with how to do it with various methods to factor in. For example, what kind of systems to use to have a clean presentation, who is my audience? Making sure messages match accordingly. etc. I prayed that God would give me insight in to what to do during this time and I belive the answers are coming hard and fast. I've woken up at 4 and 5 am on some mornings as new ideas come to mind and I have to write it down. You may hear about some of them as I filter them through the leadership and make sure it's from God.
I've been encouraged that some of our church members have been contacting others and some of you have grappled to use programs like "Zoom" as we try to communicate with one another. There will be more challenges to push your mind to learn more technical things for us to minister to one another and others. So although it seems like a bit of a holiday from church services, please remember your commitment to Christ and the calling in your lives to minister to others.
Please do your best to drop in to our website, Facebook page, emails and check your text messages to find out the how we can stay in touch and how we can share with others. Also our elders and myself are doing our best to contact you by phone to visit and encourage you all in this time.
We are currently meeting by Zoom for prayer meetings on Wednesday evenings. And check the Website to be updated on what will happen in our Sabbath services.
Below is a YouTube link to a video that I made last Sabbath. I attempt to refresh our understanding on what it means to be a living church with shut doors.
Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”