An encouragement from Ps Luis for our church.
We want to make you aware of the steps we have taken in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
We have been in discussions and are following the advice of the Victorian Government. I want you to know that your health and safety are our top priority. We are doing all we can to ensure your safety and communicate in real time about any changes we have coming up.
It was always our intention to continue meeting as long as the government deemed it safe. Just this morning, our Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that meetings of 100 or more have been banned. We want to stand in agreement and honour the decisions of our government and to take all necessary precautions concerning your health and the health of your family.
Sunday Services Online
That’s why, starting from this Sunday the 22nd of March, we will not be meeting in our physical building, but we will be meeting online.
To meet online, head to our YouTube channel every Sunday at 9 & 11am. Make sure you subscribe to keep up to date.
We are full of faith and also want to respond with wisdom in these uncertain times. Colossians 4:5 tells us to walk in wisdom.
These are new times and new ways to do church – although this is only temporary, we believe you are still going to experience the presence of God and be impacted by a great word.
We’ll be postponing all our events that gather publicly, but we also have some new initiatives to ensure that we are still able to engage and interact as a church.
We will still run connect groups, even if they run differently than you’re used to. Talk to your connect group leader about how you can still connect with one another.
We will continue to update you as the situation develops, and the best way to keep up to date is by following us on social media and to check our website.
Our prayers are with you Church, as well as the families affected and with those who are providing medical assistance during this time.
As we move forward, let us claim the word of the Lord:
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.