Coronavirus Update 03.17.20

Update 03.17.20

Lifehouse Church will follow the guidelines set forth by the Federal government and capitulated by our State government to not have public meetings greater than ten people. Even though this is a difficult set back to any church that is based on fellowship and assembly it is best to protect people that are susceptible to the COVID-19 virus.  The Elders and Trustees will be meeting tonight to begin to redevelop a strategy for Lifehouse Church during this crisis. It is our desire to always provide your family with spiritual leadership and encourage you in faith through this unprecedented season in the world. We will be discussing the use of our online technology by live stream and the use of platforms such as “Zoom” to facilitate fellowship. It is our desire to give everyone the ability to give input during Bible studies as well as having interactive prayer groups such as we do on Wednesday evenings which can be done via "Zoom" or other similar platforms. Sunday’s we will be offering the service online. I will be preaching / teaching from the stage as if the auditorium was full. We have not discussed the plans for the worship portion of the service but we will try to offer some form of an online worship experience that will keep this church united in worship. We will also be exploring possible ways to bring teaching to your children using the curriculum we currently have been using. This entire strategy will be a work in process so we may not have it all ready to launch this weekend. However, we will be offering the Sunday morning service online as we do every Sunday. I would encourage you to consider meeting in small groups under ten people and assemble a  "watch party" for Sunday morning.

Again, I will be meeting with the leadership tonight to discuss our initial plans. As you know this situation changes almost hour by hour so what we plan today has the possibility of changing tomorrow. Let me encourage you as I did on Sunday. The local church is the hope of the world. This is not a time to shrink back in the promotion of our faith in Christ or our commitment to this local church. This is a time that can become the greatest shinning moment for the local church to provide a stronger presence of Christ for people that are filled with fear and despair.

Jesus spoke to His Disciples when they were concerned about what they would face in the world. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

For you that call yourself a Christian, Jesus calls you to not fear but to have peace and good cheer because He is the Almighty God that can overcome any issue the world will encounter.

I will send out another message tomorrow following the meeting with the leadership from Lifehouse. If you have any suggestions feel free to send them to me because we need as much counsel as we can receive. Please remain committed to this church in prayer, encouraging one another and your financial commitment so on the other side of this crisis we will have a place to once again meet to worship Jesus Christ.

Be safe and be led by the Holy Spirit.


1 Comment

Beth - March 17th, 2020 at 4:07pm

Thank you Pastor Brett for keeping us updated,God bless you and your family,we appreciate any efforts for us at home