By now, you are probably well aware of the restrictions and recommendations in place for social and public gatherings. Dallas county has issued an order for no public gatherings larger than 50 people and is recommending no gatherings over 10 people. While these decisions are a challenge for us as a local church, they are needful for the community at large in fighting the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Our hearts go out to those affected by these closures and those affected by the virus. We here at Calvary Chapel Garland are continuing to pray for protection and healing over our nation both physically but also spiritual. It is during times like this that the Lord calls upon each of us to be lights to the world around us, we as the people of God do not submit to fear but live out our faith! As believers, we encourage faith over fear and hope over hysteria.
Considering the current restrictions, meetings will not be held at our physical location for this week. We will prayerfully adjust as needed week by week. For the time being, we will live-stream our Wednesday night (7pm) and Sunday Services (10:00am). Broadcasts will be available at ccgarland.com. They can also be viewed on Facebook, but we highly recommend our website as first choice, as it has a live chat feature and a built-in Bible. If you use our web site, you will have the opportunity to submit live prayer request.
As a recap this week there will be no in person services or bible studies, but the church office will be open Tues – Friday 10 am – 4 pm if anyone desires to come in person for prayer or counseling. We will also be available via phone, e-mail and online chatting throughout the week.
Wednesday, March 18 – online only, online live prayer request starting at 6 pm followed by our live service at 7pm ccgarland.com
Saturday, March 21 – no Men’s Bible study, no WOL fold and stuff
Sunday morning, March 22 – online only with online chat and prayer request from our website ccgarland.com
Sunday, March 22 – Rosalind Coffee shop – online only join us for worship and pray from our website ccgarland.com
On another note it is during times like this that we can be used of the Lord greatly in the lives of one another. I want to encourage you to think about those in your lives and how you might minister to them: neighbors, co-workers, and family members. Please take the time to call or text one another, may we be the body of Christ and ministry one to another.
We as a church are in the business of ministering to the spiritual needs of other, but there are also expenses that need to be paid so remember your tithes and offerings can be made online at ccgarland.com This would be the simplest way, but if you prefer to write checks, they can be mailed to:
Calvary Chapel Garland
1546 Rowlett Rd #115
Garland, TX 75043
In His and your service,
Pastor Duane on behalf of the Elder/Deacon board