A message regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak
We believe, as the church, we are the light of the world and a lighthouse for the One who can give peace and direction in turbulent and shadowed times. We trust in God’s mercy and His supernatural guidance in times of calm or trouble. We are both faithful to His word and proactive in our understanding of it. Therefore, we find it a difficult yet useful decision not to assemble for worship services this Sunday, 15 March 2020. Instead, we are asking the scattered congregation to be in prayer, asking God to…
…in His mercy, stop the pandemic around the world and particularly in places that are ill-equipped to deal with this pandemic.
…in His providence, guide local, state, federal and international leaders to have wisdom and a godly faith that promotes prevention and care for their people
…in our humility, help us be faithful to Him and useful to His creation as we look for ways to encourage a physically, emotionally and spiritually frightened and unsettled world.
This week will give us a chance to watchfully review and reflect on our decision. It will allow more time for this rapidly evolving situation to become more clearly defined in its scope and thus our faithful response to it.
“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” [2 Timothy 1:7]
Let us not be fearful but use the power of love, through Christ, to be a help in times of trouble.