Updated: March 15, 2020
Dear Church Family,
After prayerful considerations, as well as guidance from the North American Division, we have voted as a leadership team to close the church for at least two Sabbaths, and to reevaluate the coronavirus risk and climate after March 28th. We believe this is a safe, warranted, and needed action to take as a church. As your pastor, I would encourage you to take the social-distance time for spiritual growth and reflection, and a focus on God that the devil is always trying to take away from us.
We will not be having any church services within our building the next two Sabbaths, however, we may create several opportunities to home groups for those who are interested. This will be discussed further this week, to see if it is viable, and realistic, as we want to keep the community aspect of our church going, and for no one to feel they are all alone during this time of stress. I will keep you posted to the possibilities of these small groups meeting in homes, with the recognition that even in small circles we need to guard the health of every attendee.
During this time, we will not stream any type of service from Lewisville, so I encourage you to check out several others in the local area:
While we may have a few weeks we don't meet in person, the operation of the church, with our expense and bills, continues. We ask that you would consider setting up your online giving, if you have not done so yet. You can give online just as you would on the tithe envelope. Thank you for your faithfulness in this stressful time, and one of heightened fear and strain on a personal level for many.
Online giving allows you to set up with a debit/credit card, or your checking account. I have used online giving through the Adventist Church for over 8 years and have not once experienced an episode of security being breached. Your information, and your data, is safe and secure. Please set up today if you have not before.
As always, we have our chronological reading plan to go through. I would encourage you keep up-to-date on it, and spend time in daily prayer. Your walk with God is what will take you through this time of stress, and give you a peace the world will never understand, or experience without God. Challenge God on His promises, and you will see He is ever-faithful, and takes care of His people. This is a time of crisis around us, and for many of us in our homes, but He is, and will be, faithful.
If you would like a phone call of encouragement, just drop me a line at my email, or sent a text, makes a call. I am your pastor, and consider it an honor to love, serve, and walk this journey with you. We are on the road to heaven, and it is most likely closer to realization then any of us could ever believe possible. We are almost home!
On the journey...
The following links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide valuable information: