“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Resting in God, that’s something we all need desperately and something we especially need during this uncommon time in our nation. Just reading a few news articles on the situation is enough to start an internal struggle with anxiety. The only way to find rest, true rest, is to continually run to Christ. We must give Him our burdens and seek His face above all else. I pray that this week, you will intentionally take time to seek Christ. Read your Bible, pray, sing songs of praise to Him, serve Him with your gifts in whatever capacity you can. I heard someone say recently that maybe God has given us this unique time so that we will read the Bible and pray more. Indeed, it is a great time to press into Christ and get to know Him more.

Thank you for worshipping with us online last week. We enjoyed seeing many of you afterward in our fellowship Zoom call. It’s amazing how encouraging it is just to see and talk to one another. To respect the guidelines and orders of our state regarding social distancing, we plan to continue to hold our services and events online until further notice.

So, please mark your calendar to join us this Sunday at 10:30AM to pause and worship together. And, plan on joining us afterward on Zoom. This Sunday happens to be Palm Sunday. So, the message and the music will be geared towards the last week of Jesus’ life. We will be sending a link to the service via email and Facebook Sunday morning. If you have trouble accessing the meeting via Zoom, there is an option to access the meeting via phone instead.

As we continue to have services online, we are looking for ways to involve more of you (we are better together). There particularly could be opportunity for many of you to participate in our Good Friday and Easter Service by video. So, please pray about what you may be able to offer (Scripture reading, a song, prayer, etc).

And, I encourage you to join one or more of our online groups meeting throughout the week. They’re great opportunities to continue to connect and grow.

Continue to ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to love and share the Gospel with your neighbors, friends and family during this time. And, let’s continue to pray for the whole COVID-19 situation. Let’s pray that God will slow the spread, comfort the mourning and bring more people to Him.

For His Glory,

-Pastor Eric 

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