Thursday 19 March 2020
CHURCH ONLINE DETAILS
Thursday 19 March 2020
I know it’s been around 3 and a half minutes since I last contacted you all, but you were all probably bored and there are lots of things to keep you up to date with.
Firstly we will not cease reminding you of the majesty and glory of our great King and saviour Jesus. The Bible reassures us that when we are weak, he is strong. That absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. We know that he who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion. Because we have this sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, Christ Jesus who entered the most holy place on our behalf.
We would love to be able to keep reminding each other of this amazing truth face to face, but urgent circumstances will not allow it.
CHURCH THIS SUNDAY
As you know, out of necessity we are moving to have our Sunday services online. What this means for this week is that as we get our technological needs up to speed, we will actually be pre recording the service of prayer, a kids’ spot, bible reading, and gospel proclamation and making it available from Sunday morning. Our plan is to move to livestream in coming weeks, but we’ll keep you informed.
Here is the link where you will be able to find the video on Sunday, and where you will find subsequent live-streamed services in coming weeks, God willing. This page also will include some guidance on how to set up the online church experience, and some trouble shooting. We’re really keen to help everyone participate so let us know if you need help.
GATHERING THIS SUNDAY
While you will be able to join us online from your own home, we are urging those who are able to gather as Gospel Teams at your regular church time of 9am, 1045 or 6pm to enjoy the online service together and express fellowship and community, even in a small way. Gospel Team leaders have already received an email from Mark with more detail about how Sunday will work. If you are not a member of a Gospel Team please let us know, because we would love to connect you with a small home group to join with.
You may also want to consider which of your neighbours, friends, and family members who need to hear the gospel could join you.
Our plan is to have some resources available online for you to share with your children while you listen to the sermon. We’ll be expanding on this ministry of partnering with and equipping families in coming weeks as we establish together a new way of doing things.
In the near future we will also be developing ways to include more online interaction and involvement from one another, and maintain personal contact with the ministry staff.
We know this will be challenging and unusual, and we’ll all be figuring out together how this works and what is best for each other. What hasn’t changed is that we need your help and prayers to create and express community, to let the word of Christ dwell amongst us richly, and to make disciples of all nations.
Please continue to be prayerful and patient, let us know how we can help, and keep checking for updates.
Thank you and God bless.