Good morning church family!
I have some updates about the church that I would like to share with you. As the government has extended their prohibition on public gatherings, including school closers until at least May 4th (perhaps longer since many of you will be reading this after our Premier has provided an update), WCC needs to extend our own church shutdown until at least May 4th as well. I realize this is not what any of us had anticipated at the beginning of the year, but it is something that certainly did not escape God’s foreknowledge. We can take great comfort in the fact that God knows our circumstance, and He will never leave or abandon the church. With this in mind, I believe God has given our church a great opportunity to continue ministering the gospel through technology. We will continue to live stream our church services on Sunday, we will also continue to have a mid-week bible devotional, and starting on Saturday, April 18th, we will have prayer meetings through a web conferencing software called Zoom.
Please, be encouraged that God is working in and through us. Take this time to reflect and invest in your relationship with God, and with your family. God has a purpose for everything, and we must be sensitive to His speaking into our lives at such an important time as this. I’m reminded of the story of Samuel, when he was a young boy serving with the high priest Eli. Samuel heard God speaking to him but didn’t know it was God speaking. When he asked Eli what he should do, Eli responded, "Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant hears.’” For us, we can heed Eli’s message in our own lives to be ready to listen and respond as God speaks.
Here are a few more announcements:
- We are going to limit access to the church to only myself and Dave Elliot (occasional use of his office space), for the time being. If there is anything in the church that you need, personal items, materials etc. Please, let me know and we can arrange to have you pick them up.
- Though we cannot meet in person for Easter, we will still have a special Good Friday live stream service, in addition to our Easter Sunday service. Everyone is invited to join us on Friday, April 10th at 10am for the service. We’ll sing a few songs, then I’ll share an Easter Bible devotional. Have some breakfast, then log on and join us!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through phone or email. We continue to trust that God will be glorified through our endeavours to worship and serve Him in the days ahead.