As you know the Ontario government has taken some proactive measures to address the recent spike in our provinces COVID 19 cases. Specifically, the provincial wide lock down beginning on December 26, 2020.
This lock down will be challenging for many and will impact us all. For our church family it will mean several things.
First, we will be going to an online service beginning on Sunday December 27, 2020. We will attempt to live stream our service on YouTube in January and it will be available on our website as an audio recording.
Second, it is with a heavy heart that we will be cancelling our 2020 Christmas Eve Service. We will not be offering a virtual alternative. Our hearts are desiring an in-person worship time but the leadership felt that to do so would be to violate the spirit and aim of our provincial governments efforts to bring a reduction of COVID cases and promote a safe and healthy community.
I know this is disappointing. It was a hard choice. It is a sacrifice. I pray that this sacrifice would be interpreted as an act of love for our neighbours, support for our medical professionals and other essential workers and will ultimately aid us in entering into worship.
Philippians 2 reminds us that Jesus came, humbling himself to serve, to sacrifice not for His own benefit but for ours. Worship requires our sacrificing our preferences and desires at times. We are laying down our tradition of Christmas Eve service in the hopes that our sacrifice will be received by God as an act of love towards Him and for our community at large.
We are praying that you will have a safe and joyous Christmas and experience the presence of the Lord as you enter 2021!
Peace and Grace
Friends we will be hosting our weekly Zoom Prayer Meeting on Thursday July 23 2020 at 7pm. If you are interested in participating or just checking it out, please email Pastor Frank and request an invite. Pastor Frank’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Church Family
The Grand Bend Church of God Council met on Wednesday July 15, 2020 to discuss and settle on a reopening date. We are excited to announce that on Sunday July 26, 2020 we will be resuming in-person worship. Service will start at 11am, the doors to the church will be open at 1045am.
If you are interested in attending please let me know via email or phone (519) 857-4009.
We are required to have a guest list for each worship event. We will supply masks and hand sanitizer. As per the recommendations of the Ontario Ministry of Health, we will not be singing corporately. We will have worship leaders singing from the front at the recommended distance from the congregation.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact myself or our chairperson Wayne Scheifele at email@example.com
Peace and Grace
March 13, 2020
With increasing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, we
believe it is wise for us not to gather for our regular worship service
this Sunday, March 15.
This decision is motivated by love, not fear. Loving our neighbours includes protecting
them. Health authorities have said that
the best way to protect the vulnerable during this time is to take proactive
action by suspending large group gatherings.
In lieu of our Sunday morning worship service, we encourage you
to listen to past
Messages posted on our website.
Further updates will be posted on our website www.grandbendchurchofgod.org
or you can opt to receive emailed updates from Pastor Frank. Thank you for
your ongoing patience and understanding.
For those wishing to support our ministry throughout this time
donations and financial support in the form of a cheque or money order can be
made to Grand Bend Church of God and can be dropped off at 8 Gill Road (the
parsonage besides the church) or through the mail. Our mailing address is
Grand Bend Church of God 4 Gill Road PO Box 225 Grand Bend Ontario
Peace and Grace to you.
New Life Community Church (Grand Bend Church of God) Council
Revival isn’t just an emotional experience. It’s a complete transformation. It can happen in your heart, your church and in your world. Join us either on Sundays at 6pm or Wednesdays at 1pm (which ever fits your schedule) to discuss Pastor Frank’s sermon series “Revive Us Lord” and how to apply it to your life. The group will have time to listen to God, call on Him, and support each other in our Christian walk.
January 19th and 26th at 6:00 pm or January 22nd and 29th