It is with heavy hearts and much reluctance that the elders have decided to cancel our services tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. We admittedly have been slow to arrive at this conclusion, and that is due to a deep desire to obey God and honor His will in all things. We take very seriously the Lord’s expectation that we meet on the first day of the week to worship in the various ways prescribed. As you might assume, there are a number of factors that we have had to weigh in this decision, including the advice of the political and medical communities which are strongly advocating limited meetings and social distancing.
As of now, it is our intention to meet again Sunday, April 5. We will be reevaluating the situation as that date nears. In the meantime, we want to encourage everyone to concentrate on spiritual activities, studying, reading, praying, singing in family and individual devotions in order to remain strong and faithful to God. We are working on either live streaming or providing a recorded message to access on social media.
Please pray for the elders and each other as we work through difficult times and decisions yet ahead. We ask your patience and understanding as this has been a very complicated decision to render.
Theme for 2020: “Christ in You, the Hope of glory”
As Paul writes to the Colossians, he seeks to reaffirm the all sufficiency of Christ against the backdrop of empty human speculations. Christians today need to have the same singular, exclusive relationship with Christ, but it comes from a true and complete commitment to Him. As our faith grows, and Christ grows within us, we also see our hope of glory grow and create strength and confidence in our future glory.
We need no doctrine but the pure gospel of Christ; we need no other savior than Christ; we must not add to or take away from the totality of who Christ is. Sermons throughout the year will highlight this theme: Christ in you, the Hope of Glory.