April 2, 2020

 

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the name of our Lord! I really miss my church family but it is what we need to do right now. In fact, it looks like we will be worshipping via livestream for some time, probably through the month of April. I will be overjoyed when we can worship face to face.

During Holy Week we will offer a Holy Thursday worship service at 7:00 PM. It will be different than our usual since even pre-packaged communion elements are questionable. We will combine with our neighbors at Brookville First for both the Holy Thursday and Good Friday worship services. Both congregations need to hear from their respective pastors during these unusual circumstances. I believe it is a great testimony to the resourcefulness of both churches to be able to share ministry together in these trying times.

We will share a Good Friday Tenebrae service going from light to dark at 7:00 PM. This is a very important day in the life of the Christian church to observe the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior. We will try to incorporate music into the experience for this important time.

On Easter Sunday we will livestream a contemporary service at 8:15 AM and a traditional service at 10:35 AM. The celebration of the resurrection is one of the highlights of the whole year. Please pray that while it will be different that it will be significant for us to know we are worshipping together at this time in our respective homes.

I wanted to express my gratitude to my tech team who are putting long hours in to enable us to livestream our services with an eye to improving and striving for excellence. They are committing many hours to this task and I thank God for them. Also, I thank the many who are mailing in their offerings and dropping off their gifts for the Lord’s work to help the kingdom’s work continue during these challenging circumstances. We have had several use PayPal during the last week as well. Again, thank you!

May we all be in prayer regularly that this pandemic will soon be over and we can worship seeing each one in person soon! God bless you and keep you healthy!

In Christian Love,

Pastor Chuck

   

   

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