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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. Next Sunday (August 9th) is Communion Sunday so if you wish to join us, please prepare some bread and wine or crackers and grape juice beforehand.

2. Do 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. We pray against complacency as lockdown is eased and COVID-19 cases are slowly coming down. May we be vigilant and take the necessary precautions.

5. We pray for protection for the elderly and those with underlying health problems as they stop shielding this week.

6. We pray for the current development of a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, that a vaccine may become available in the near future.

7. Pray for the church leadership as they seek God’s guidance in planning for the re-opening of the church building.

8. Pray for the economic situation both now and post-pandemic, and for new jobs to be created.

9. Pray for the Alpha Course that is starting today, and that the Young Adults Ministry will grow through this and invite people to join.

10. We have a new page where you can give donations, it is: GIVING

 
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

 
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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Hebrews 13:5

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.