March 17, 2020
Littlerock Community Fellowship,
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep.
Many of you have heard that Governor Jay Inslee has banned all gatherings of over 50 people. This follows a recommendation from the CDC as our nation continues to grapple with COVID-19.
As I reminded you on Sunday, as Christians we do not live in fear of this virus or any virus because we trust in the good and omnipotent hands of our Heavenly Father. That said, we are called to think and act wisely in such times, to submit to the governing authorities, and to love our neighbors. In light of that, the elders have decided to cancel all future Sunday morning services until further notice.
Sunday morning livestream
We will continue to livestream our Sunday morning service on Facebook. Additionally, beginning this upcoming Sunday, we will put up both the full length service and a shorter video of the sermon on YouTube by Sunday evening.
If you or someone you know is unable to access either the livestream of our service on Facebook or the video on YouTube, we are happy to make a copy of the service on a DVD and send it out physically. Please let us know if you or someone you know falls in this category.
Wednesday evening Bible studies and testimonies
In addition to the livestream of our Sunday morning service, we are planning on having an alternative to our Wednesday night service available online.
This Wednesday (March 18), we will be posting an interview with Eric Belz and Jeremy McLellan about their recent trip to train pastors in Zambia. Please check our Facebook page or our website on Wednesday evening to access that interview.
Beginning next Wednesday (March 25), we will be livestreaming a Bible study taught by either Pastor Greg, Pastor Wescott, Jeremy McLellan, or Eric Belz. These Bible studies from the Psalms will go live at 6:30 p.m. We would invite you to not only participate by watching and studying God’s Word with us, but also by interacting with the teacher through Facebook.
Additionally, we are hoping to record a few video testimonies of different individuals in our church family to be released on Wednesday evenings on YouTube.
LCF Care Team
As was announced on Sunday, we are forming a Care Team to periodically check-up on different individuals within our church by telephone. You can participate on this team in two ways:
- You can call people to see how they’re doing, to see if they have any prayer requests, and to see if they have any concrete needs
- You can serve people by meeting concrete needs that arise in our church (i.e. picking up groceries or medicine)
If you would like to serve our church in this time of need in either of these ways, please let Pastor Greg (email@example.com) or Pastor Wescott (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
As we continue to function as the church, even though we are apart from one another, prayer is absolutely essential. To that end, we will be compiling and sending out a weekly prayer bulletin at the beginning of the week.
If you have a prayer request, you can submit it to be added to the weekly prayer bulletin in one of the following ways:
- By calling the church office (360-753-7341)
- By emailing either Pastor Greg (email@example.com) or Pastor Wescott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- By posting it on our Facebook page
- (If applicable) by sharing it with your respective Care Team contact
Please note: if you have an urgent need, the elders are available to visit you upon request.
You can continue to contribute to the ministries of the church by sending your offering to the church’s P.O. Box (P.O. Box 221, Littlerock, WA 98556) or by dropping it off at the church office. If you choose the latter option, please call the church office (360-753-7341) beforehand and coordinate with Pastor Greg or Pastor Wescott.
Church, in these potentially unsettling times, we have a sure and unshakable hope. Our King is on His throne and He is orchestrating all things to fulfill His perfect purpose. May we walk in that hope and may it fuel our love for one another and our neighbors for the glory of Christ.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24-25)
Pastor Greg on behalf of the elders of Littlerock Community Fellowship