Hello Church Family, this is Pastor Phil,
God’s Word in I Peter 2:13-17 mandates the Christian believer in how we are to consider those who God has placed in authority over us. I want to read a portion of it to you tonight.
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him/Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Recognizing God’s calling for us in this, as a Church family we are continuing to follow the guidelines put out for us by our District, Federal, and State authorities. We will not meet in public worship on the Sunday the 22nd or the 29th.
But as a church family we are dearly missing being together not only in worship but in the fellowship and friendship our church family is so well known for. To bring us back into some of that sense of community we are missing I am asking that our whole church family comes together in prayer this Sunday, between our usual worship time of 9 to 10, please set aside 10-15 minutes of special time deliberately praying to our HF, for a reprieve from this crisis, for our elected officials, for our authorities, for our health care workers, and for the common good of all people in this time.
Following the command in Philippians 4:6 but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. I’m asking that our church family and all of our friends and family come together in common prayer this Sunday from 9-10, uniting us in our faith and presenting our common requests before our God.
I’m looking forward to joining all of you as a church family in prayer this Sunday.