Important News Concerning COVID-19
In view of the COVID-19 Crisis and Government advice, the Church has cancelled all on site worship services, small group meetings and special events. Most of our meetings are still happening online, so you can still meet together apart!
In the meantime:
1. Join us for Sunday service this Sunday at 11a.m. if you can. Please go to our church website www.lcgchurch.org.uk/all-sermons.
2. Join us to pray together, wherever you are, at 8 pm every day
3. Also join us every Monday at our weekly prayer meetings that are held at 8 pm using the Zoom app. You can get the details of the meeting from Pastor David or his wife.
4. As Liverpool and Merseyside is now in Tier 3 lockdown, we pray that people will adhere to the new restrictions in order to protect one another.
5. We pray for those who are feeling lonely or isolated or struggling with their mental health, that we may keep in contact with them and look out for one another.
6. Pray for the Church AGM on 25/10/2020 at 12.30pm, which will be held via online Zoom, that we may celebrate and give thanks for all that the Lord has blessed us with in the last 12 months.
7. Pray for the Light Party (alternative to Halloween), an online children’s programme, which will be held on 31st October for our Sunday School children.
8. Pray for the Light Party (alternative to Halloween), an online children’s programme, which will be held on 31/10 for our Sunday School children.
9. This year, for the Shoebox Appeal (via Samaritan’s Purse), we would like to encourage everyone to get involved online. Please see the Church website (CHURCH MATTERS -Events) to learn more about this.
You can find out how to make a shoebox online by clicking the link here Operation Christmas Child
10.British Summer Time ends this weekend. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning.
11. Offerings can be given by following this link: GIVING
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faced with a global pandemic, we need to take a moment to think biblically about our response to COVID-19.
Focus on God
Article by Rick Warren
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When everything around you is uncertain, the key to stability is to focus on unchangeable truth. In the days ahead, you need to focus on what never changes: God’s character and God’s Word.
Here are some unchangeable truths you need to tell yourself during this time of uncertainty:
God sees everything you’re going through. “The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love” (Psalm 33:18 NIV).
God cares about everything you’re going through. “But I will watch for the LORD; I will wait confidently for God, who will save me. My God will hear me” (Micah 7:7 GNT).
God has the power to change what you’re going through. “Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7 TLB).
God always acts out of his goodness to you. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).
God’s plan is always better than your plan. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).
God will never stop loving you. “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain” (Isaiah 54:10 NLT).
Once you have put your trust in Jesus Christ, you cannot lose your salvation. “I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to safely guard all that I have given him until the day of his return” (2 Timothy 1:12 TLB).
No matter what you go through, God is with you. “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2).
To replace your panic with prayer, your worry with worship, and your anxiety with adoration, focus less on what social media is saying and more on God’s unchanging truth.
Consider memorising some of these verses today to help you get through the crisis we are going through.