Yesterday, Governor Inslee issued a proclamation to the entire state of Washington asking us to “stay home and stay safe”. In this directive he has banned all gatherings for social, spiritual, or recreational purposes.
So, I really hate to do this, but until further notice, our church will be online only. Sigh. It saddens me to even type that.
Bookmark our YouTube Channel to watch. If you wish to join YouTube and subscribe to our channel, feel free. We will attempt a live stream every Sunday morning around 10am. I also hope to post a video once a week with thoughts, updates and/or devotions. I will do this as time allows. We will also link to these videos on our Facebook page as well.
“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” – Hebrews 3:13
I know that these times of isolation are not ideal. Our lives are meant be lived out in community. We long for fellowship with other believers. For some of us, these times of solitude will be very difficult.
I can not stress enough, that as a church, we need to keep in touch. Call each other, text each other, FaceTime or use Zoom for group chats. Use whatever technology is available to you to check in and encourage those in our church as often as you can.
Go old school. Write a letter.
That being said, I also know that regardless of the technology we have at our finger tips, it can never, ever, replace the joy we get from meeting together. The person to person connection. Living out God’s Grace together. Pray that these days are just momentary afflictions, and that we can be meeting together again soon.
So, During this season, be open for what God wants to do, and be open for a new move of the Spirit in your life. It may be different from what you’ve experienced before. I heard someone say this week, that It looks like it is a time for new wineskins. Though I don’t know exactly what God has in store for us, I can just say, be prepared for a new move of the Holy Spirit. Be open for God to take you in a direction you possibly hadn’t planned on.
The Lord Knows what he is doing. Have faith in that.
One last reminder, if you or anybody you know needs any help during these times, do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help.
Praying for you all.
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