"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10: 24-25
We will gather
Proverbs 27:17; 1 Peter 2:4-6; Galatians 6:2; 1 Corinthians 12
The risks of isolation and separation are greater than we give them credit and the risk of coming to church can be smaller than its reality. Gathering is worth personal sacrifice of physical preference & comfort. Being around and connecting with those who love Christ, allows opportunities for us to bear each others burdens, encourage and build each other up. It also allows us to hear testimony about ways God is moving among us, worship & praise God corporately & pray together. In a body all parts are designed to work together & even even the smallest of toes is missing the whole body feels it. We are committed to gathering not just for ourselves but for the benefit of the whole church body.
We will love
Our building is set up to accommodate & look out for the vulnerable and at risk. Those who are sensitive to the spread of COVID-19 should feel welcome to attend and be an active members of our church body. There are tangible things we can do to actively love the people come into our building.
We ask that those who attend, be willing to have their attendance logged, complete a self-health check and wear a mask if they are physically able to. If you are not wearing a mask we will assume you have a health reason for not wearing one and will not question you about it, although we do ask you to refrain from sitting on the south side of the sanctuary.
In our sanctuary we have a High Boundary section for the people who need to come to church with the assurance they will have very small risk in contracting disease. We ask those less sensitive to sit in other sections. During greeting time, we ask that people refrain from going into the High boundary section and those in the section who want to be greeted leave the section to be greeted. At the end of service, doors to the south of the stage will be open for those who need to avoid a crowd in exiting the being.
Isaiah 58:6-11; 1 John 4:19-21
We will pray
Philippians 4:4-8; Matthew 18:19-20
When we pray our vision is shifted from our circumstances and focused on God. The word says we can pour out our hearts and God will be our shelter and refuge. He is the one who can do the impossible, He is the one who has a plan and a purpose to see His kingdom expand in our world. Prayer is a way we can partner with Him, we can allow Him to work in us and through us. Paul encourages to pray in all situations. All are welcome to join us as we partner together and encourage each other to pray.
Sunday Morning | 9-9:30am | Youth Room | We lift up the service, we welcome the Holy Spirit to be working and moving among us, actively lift up prayers of thanksgiving and praise, & intercede for the whole church body.
Wednesday Lunch Hour | 12:10-1pm | Church Sanctuary |We are in a battle and God listens to our prayers. Our prayers shape the direction and effectiveness of our church and the world around us. Come when you can & leave when you need to.
24 Hour Prayer Room | Nov. 14 9am - Nov. 15 12pm | Church Office | 24hr. Prayer Room acts as our ground breaking prayer. There are one hour prayer slots covered by individuals, & groups covering a 24 hr period, we do this on a quarterly basis to build in our foundations a heart for pursuing God in prayer.