Due to the government regulations to manage the COVID-19 virus restricting public gatherings of over 100 people, our morning worship service will be hosted via Livestream at 10:30 a.m.
We encourage you to consider gathering together at your homes to watch this together and to experience Christian fellowship on the Lord’s Day. If you are sick, please stay home. If you intend to invite people over, please ensure that you have anti-bacterial soap available. Please also remember that despite the fact that we can’t hold our own worship services together, God still calls us to keep the Sabbath day set apart and holy to him. It is a day of rest. God’s blessing in this day is highlighted even more powerfully in such turbulent times, when nobody knows what will happen around the next corner. This Sunday (and if we continue having to cancel church for a time), focus on the rest you find in your God. Spend additional time in God’s Word and in prayer as families. Care for your neighbors and find out how you might support your community. Avoid looking at the news and going on social media, and enjoy the comfort that God is in control.
It is also important for us to realise that this is an extremely unusual situation. This is not the way in which God calls the church to worship Him. He tells us that we must not give up gathering together, but encouraging one another – “and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25). We pray that as our ability to worship God together is restricted for a time, that the Spirit will stir our hearts to crave all the more the gathering together of the body of Christ in worship of our Almighty God. May our attitude be the same as that of the Psalmist: “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” (Psalm 84:1-2)