Friday March 20, 2020

Christ Church Family,

God’s Grace and Peace be with You!

 

My Favorite hymn in the UMC Hymnal is “Because He Lives” and especially the chorus:  ”Because he lives, I can face tomorrow; because he lives all fear is gone; because I know he holds the future, and life is worth the living just because he lives.” Someone made a saying out of this which says: “Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but Who holds the future.

This is a very hard and difficult time for all. It’s not hard to see all the negative that is happening through this epidemic. Many within the church and outside the church are asking the question, Where is God? Instead of asking the question, Where is God, we need to change it to a statement, God is Here! He’s here with us! We don’t see the Coronavirus but we see its negative effects not only on our physical lives but on the economic and social as well. We really believe that the virus is here.

But God is here as well. We don’t see Him physically but we see His effects: providing our needs, keeping us safe, giving wisdom to those working on medicine and vaccines, people going through the sickness and getting better, our leadership to get us through the present situation and aftermath. So as the scripture says,

Isaiah 41:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.

    Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you.

    I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

 

God is here and Christ Church is here also. We may be restricted by the quarantine but we would like to be Gods presence. So we are offering during this time:

 

  • We will be having a live stream service this Sunday starting at 9:30 am on facebook.

  • We will give updates through website, email blasts and facebook.

  • We have a food pantry and will be giving out food to those in need. (please click on Community to see further information). 

  • We will continue office hours Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 9 am to 2 pm. This has been suspended till April 6th, Secretary is working from home due to Governor's orders. 

  • You can reach us through email or phone 717-428-1424.

During this time, Pray, Read Scripture, and Keep Safe and Well!!

 

In Christ,

Pastor Bryan

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