Hello His Place Family,
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, (Ephesians 1:16-17)
In an effort to love those in our body who may be in the vulnerable category, to honor those who are in authority, we will not be having church services this Sunday. We will also be canceling services on the 5th. We will continue to pray on how we proceed with Good Friday and Easter services. All public gatherings will be postponed until further notice. We will have all video services caught up by this Sunday including last week. We will record this Sunday and have it edited and up by 2pm the same day. We also have a live stream option for the following weeks and I will keep you updated as we go.
Even as I write this down it saddens my heart. I love the gathering of the saints. I love corporate worship, in Song, in the word, in giving and in just being together. I was reminded and encouraged by a good friend this week that this can and will continue to happen. In families as fathers and mothers open the word with their children. As friends break bread together and talk about what God is doing in their lives. As we make phone calls, email and even resort to social media :) we share our life in Christ with one another. My friend reminded me that this is not the only time in history that the church has suspended the public gathering of the saints. It happened with Luther during the plague, it has happened many times during war, and praise God this is a far better scenario than those. God builds His church, His way and we can rejoice it what He is teaching us right now.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness[d] be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)
We need each other. The devil loves to separate and isolate. Reach out to your brothers and sisters and care for them, and if you have needs, do not hesitate to ask for help.
You can reach any of the elders by email. Their address is their name @hisplace.org, for example mine is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know of anyone who might not get this please forward this message or give them a call.
Again if you need anything from tacos, conversations or even toilet paper do not hesitate to reach out.
I love you and truly thank my God for all of you.
On behalf of the Elders of His Place.
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