Church Cancelled until April 5th
As you may be aware, on Monday March 16th the President released guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19 over the next 15 days. One of those guidelines that affect us as a church is "Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people." After prayer and contemplation of the current situation we face in this country and the President's request I have decided to cancel services for the next 2 Sundays for these specific reasons: (1) Respect for the office of the presidency and the recommendation stemming from that office (Romans 13.1ff). (2) Respect and concern for our fellow citizens (Matt 7.12; 22.39). (3) Respect and concern for one another within New Life (Gal. 6.10). After these two weeks the plan is to resume our gathering at the hotel on April 5th. But, with this ever evolving situation, that could still change. I will be in touch. Until then, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or needs. Let us pray for one another, our neighbors, and our country at this time. Let us look for opportunities to minister to others and even speak of our hope in Christ. Remembering always that, "all things work for our good to those who love God and are called according to His purposes" (Rom 8.28). Finally, though we believe in and trust in our sovereign God during this time, we are not immune from anxiety and even fear, especially when faced with uncertainties that leave us vulnerable and seemingly helpless. Maybe these feelings have visited you from time to time over the past weeks and days and maybe even right now. Do not hesitate to take those anxieties and fears to the Lord. He knows. Turn to Him and be honest with Him regarding what you are feeling (Ps 55.22; 1 Peter 5.6,7). He is our refuge and ever present help in time of need (Ps. 46).