Pastoral Letter (5/1/20) Sunday Events and Links; Anxiety; May 10 Drive in Worship;

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Upcoming Events via Livestream (www.nlicc.org/watchlive)

This Sunday (5/1/20)
  • 9 am – Sunday School (Streaming): Bob Rumbaugh – The Apostles’ Creed
  • 10 am – Worship Service: Pastor Sean Whitenack preaching (Live Stream) 
  • 4 pm – Youth Discipleship Group (look for Zoom Link from Jay Storms) 
  • Evening Word & Fellowship: Skip Tyler Teaching (at 6:00 pm via Zoom) https://zoom.us/j/434779132; Also available by Live Stream

MONDAY: Day of Prayer and Fasting – Meet for Prayer from 5-6 PM on Zoom:https://zoom.us/j/770719915

Inviting Others to Church

The world has a greater need than ever before. Take this time to invite two other people to join our streaming service? All you need to do is to send them a link to our Watch Live page (www.nlicc.org/watchlive/). So many people could use the encouragement. It doesn’t even matter where they live as they could be halfway around the world and still join in. Just tell them we start at 10 am (Eastern)!

Dealing with the Source of Anxiety 

Dear New Life in Christ Church Family,

John 14:27
[Jesus said,] “Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid.”

In the pursuit of joy and peace the most helpful thing we can do to find it is to contemplate the glory of Jesus Christ. Fixing our thoughts on Christ is God’s provision of rest, contentment and satisfaction, and He gives it to us as the best solution to our anxious feelings.


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PS. If you have specific needs, please let us know (nlicc@nlicc.org || 540-786-4848) so that we can pray for you and offer any practical help. Our elders are available as are our deacons (https://goo.gl/forms/wZ8miuU2BptSmOtG3). Please be aware of your neighbors needs, especially the elderly and vulnerable. We are here for you.

Questions about Reopening for Worship? 

Click here for the 4/24/20 Reopening Update

 

Invitation: May 10, 2020 Drive-In Service (Link)

Join us May 10
for a “Drive-in” Worship service
in the church parking lot

10 AM
** Live Stream will also be available **
 

How it works:

  • Drive to the church parking & let our ushers direct you
  • You MUST have a car radio to hear the service
  • We aim to keep our service around one hour
  • Livestream is available but will have a delay

  • Please stay in your car and practice physical distancing
  • Singing: Either print song sheets at home or get from an usher
  • Offerings: Ushers will be available to receive drive-up offerings
  • We will have ushers

Requests from you:

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early
  • As much as you can, use one car per household
  • Please stay in cars. We witness by honoring distancing rules
  • Restrooms: Open for emergencies only. Please plan to not use
  • Invitation: Please invite friends and family to attend
  • Engine: If you park near the camera, please turn engine off

Tips:

  • Kids: Bring snacks, use bathroom before you come

Psalm 17:15 – “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.”

We are working this plan with state laws, local law enforcement, and our church officers and doorkeepers to make the drive-in service safe and worshipful.

We invite you to drive up, remain socially distant, and worship the Lord as His gathered people. If you choose not to, please continue to participate in corporate worship via livestream.

Preparing for Sunday Worship 

Click here are some tips for preparing to join the live stream from home.

Hymns for the week: #115 “All Creatures of Our God and King” (vss. 1, 5);  #134 “God Will Take Care of You” (vss. 1, 3) 

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