Dear Church Family,
In the midst of unprecedented times, we experience the very real need to cling to Jesus and the abundance of His grace and the hope of glory! Staying close to the Lord and to each other in these times is more important than ever, albeit more challenging than we typically experience.
That said…we recognize the increasing need to be together, to encourage each other, to lift one another up, and remind each other of the goodness of the Lord who is our ever present strength in times of trouble. Sooo…
We are attempting to change our website. I’ve been working all week with an organization to upgrade our website to have the ability to provide sermons online, and give us more opportunities to be connected, with the possibility of live streaming some times of prayer and encouragement together, as well as other resources. I’m very excited about the upcoming changes and would appreciate your prayers that it will come together quickly and seamlessly.
We know that human connection and community is very important, especially in times of isolation. So while we are working on some of these things church-wide, we strongly encourage you to use FaceTime and video chat to make phone calls with each other, to pray with each other, to encourage each other. You could also use texting and email to share scriptures and offer the hope that we have in our great God, to get us through such trying times.
Scriptures clearly instructs us, in multiple places, that we are to submit to governing authorities (Romans 13.1; Titus 3.1; 1 Peter 2.13,14). As your pastor, I urge you to comply with the guidelines that have been laid out for us. My understanding, at this time, is that if you are 65 years of age or older, or have underlying health conditions, you need to be self-isolating. For those not in those categories, we are urged to stay home at much as possible and not gather in groups larger than 10. Please be mindful that these parameters seem to change daily.
Windborn Church intends to comply fully with those guidelines. We love each individual in our body, each of you is important to us and we want everyone to be safe and healthy. In accordance, we will have no Sunday morning church services or community groups through at least the end of the month, at which time we will reevaluate. This includes Bible studies, prayer groups, Delta Club, Youth Group, Choir, Worship Team, etc.
Please do not come to the church building if you are 65 or older, we value the ministry you facilitate at the church too highly to risk your safety, we need you around in a month to continue the work the Lord has called you too. If you are able to continue working on your area of ministry from home, please feel free to do so, but if your area of ministry requires you to be in the church building, you are completely released of all commitment towards that end for this time. If you have items at the church you need access too, please reach out and we will work toward getting you those things.
Let us keep our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith so that we will not grow weary and lose heart (Hebrews 12.2, 3).