Praise the Lord during the Coronavirus storm! To our precious brothers and sisters who are part of the Blessed Hope Chapel family. We want to encourage you to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, His Word, sharing the gospel, and praying for those who are hurting. The elders and I love you so much. Our highest priority is God’s glory and your spiritual and physical well-being in Christ.
Due to the fact that the federal government is not only calling Covid-19 a pandemic, but now recommending that groups no larger than 10 people meet together at one time (to stop the spread of the virus), we must modify the way we do church for a while. Praise the Lord that He has blessed the church with a beautiful live stream service. We want you to seriously consider getting together on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM (this will be our temporary start time until further notice) for the next few weeks, or perhaps longer (UPDATE: Until at least April 30), with one or two other families, making up groups of about 10 people or less, if possible, to watch the live stream. This way we are able to stay in the Word and not forsake the assembling of ourselves to get together as the Lord commanded in Hebrews 10:25.
It is vital that we get closer to the Lord and to one another at this time and not further apart. It is also vital that if you have symptoms, that you get taken care of or cleared to make sure you don’t infect others. This is also a great time to have fellowship with those who have no symptoms and to encourage each other in the word and have little Bible studies. If anyone ends up with the virus that we know, it will also be important to encourage them in Christ in a safe way.
Please be sure to catch the Wednesday night live stream at 7:30PM and find ways to fellowship on the Lord’s day by watching the live stream with a few others if possible. We believe you will find this to be a rewarding time.
Lastly, even though we are not meeting publicly, we still have to meet our financial needs as a church family, pay our rent, and support those in full-time ministry who are still working hard. You can use our Tithely Church App, or give online through our website, to give as the Lord leads.
We are praying that the Lord richly blesses you through this time. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
In Christ’s great love,
Pastor Joe and the elders