Hope in Christ Bible Church
Church Update - March 24th, 2020
“For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God. Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever.” Psalm 86:10-12
Warm greetings in the name of our great God and Savior! What a privilege we have to see through the lens of God’s Word His sovereign hand so wonderfully at work in our lives. And we rejoice in how He loves to use all the circumstances of life to cause us to grow in our love for Him and for one another.
In light of the state governor’s ruling that all should endeavor to lay low and stay at home, this is extra opportunity for us to pray for one another and intercede for the unsaved including those in governing authorities that God might save them (I Tim. 2:1-5).
Here are some encouraging reminders to keep you as a church updated.
- Fellowship via Skype for our CARE groups has been a great blessing. Be sure to download free Skype and get your user name and then call in to your CARE group. Speak to one of the elders or the one coordinating your CARE group Skype call for details.
- I spoke with the lieutenant at the Berkley police department, and he showed support for our using a minimal team on Sunday to livestream our service. Like last week, you can plan to join us by livestream Sunday at 10:15 A.M. for our prayer time and 10:45 for our service. You will be receiving the message outline and music so you can follow along. Please follow these instructions for connecting to the livestream.
Here are some suggestions for maximizing our Sunday services.
- Prepare your heart Saturday evening for this special time to worship the Lord.
- Dads, lead your family so all are set and ready to go before we begin the livestream. Remember, God is the audience of our worship, so consider getting dressed and preparing yourself as you would any other Sunday.
- Have your Bibles on hand with song lyrics as well as sermon notes (see attached file) printed for your family.
- When we read Scripture or sing, stand together with the church and sing out to the Lord!
- Following Sunday’s preaching, there will be time to enter questions or comments you may have (on the interactive panel next to the livestream page). Please include your name so I can respond to you immediately at the close of our livestream service.
Joyfully abiding in the shadow of the Almighty, Peter, Lonnie, Jeff, and Craig
Our passion at Hope In Christ Bible Church is to glorify God by loving, learning and living out the truths of His Word. It would be our joy to encourage you from God’s Word to better know and live according to the hope that is ours in Christ. We pursue this to the praise of the glory of His grace in the church and in Christ Jesus.
" Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen."
Whatever your situation, whatever may be weighing on your heart, God offers you the greatest news of hope in Christ.
2260 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, MI 48072