Updates & Encouragements in Response to COVID-19
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Hey Grace Family. Well here we are – in a position and place we thought we would never be. God had different plans. Even though we know the author of Hebrews in Hebrews 10 tells us to not neglect the gathering together of the saints, we’re in a position where we believe that what we’re doing right now is really in the best interest of all involved. To take this time to not gather together in our church buildings, but to still worship the Lord, and live as we live, on six days of the week, not as the Church gathered but as the Church scattered.
Here we have this opportunity, it’s not normal nor what we’re used to, and we certainly miss the norm. But we have this opportunity to sit back and to listen to God’s Word, whether it’s in the comfort of our own homes alone, or whether you’re meeting together in a small group or with other family members, we get to hear God’s Word together, not as the Church gathered but as the Church scattered.
The Church is not a building. The Church is people – living, breathing people. We are creating a living organism called the Church. So we may not be in a church building this week but nonetheless we come together to hear the Word of God.
Grace Fellowship Church will be meeting exclusively online until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation over time and give further updates as more information becomes available. Our services will air Sundays at 9:30am. We would love for you to join us on any of our digital platforms:
We will continue to provide updates via our website, email, social media, and our mobile app. We encourage you to follow world health official recommendations of frequently washing your hands, refrain from shaking hands, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
Please join us in praying for health and protection over this community, our city and beyond. Pray against a spirit of fear for the sick and scared. Pray for public officials, doctors, nurses and researchers as they learn more about this virus. Pray for our GFC leaders as we continue to navigate this rapidly developing situation.
SEE THE OPPORTUNITY
God is never surprised by what goes on in our world, and He is always in the business of taking every bad thing we endure and using it for our good and His glory. As Jesus’ body and bride, the Church has an amazing opportunity right now to be agents of hope and healing in a sick and hurting world. As we take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and well, we hope you’ll join us in seeking out ways to walk as Jesus walked: not running from the world, but entering into it with hope, compassion and a willingness to make a difference in the lives of those He encountered.
We ask you join us in prayer over those affected in our nation and world by this virus. We are grateful for our incredible community and its leaders, compassionate and wise healthcare workers, and most of all, we are grateful for the grace of Jesus that covers us and compels us to love and serve our communities one person at a time.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].