There have been many times throughout Church history when the Church has had the opportunity to let its light shine the brightest when circumstances in the world were at their most confusing and tumultuous. As government officials, large corporations, schools and universities evaluate the best course of action to take in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches are faced with similar decisions as well. How should we respond? How do we react? How do we continue to be God’s ambassadors for his Kingdom when this earthly kingdom is in disarray? I believe that the answer can be found in 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Therefore, as God’s people let us not live in fear, for God is still on his throne and the same power that raised our beautiful Savior from the dead is the same power that dwells within each of us that he calls sons and daughters. Instead, I encourage each of you to use this as an opportunity to let your light shine and live out a spirit of love. Prefer others over yourselves during this time. Take time to love, encourage and pray for the elderly, the sick or even those in a state of panic. Share with them your hope and peace that is found in Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords. Let us be generous with our time and resources so that we may help those in need who may go without food during school closures or supplies that are needed for their families. Also, use self-control or sound-judgement during this time to make wise decisions that keep you, your family and your neighbors healthy, both physically and spiritually.
As we look for a new temporary location to worship together, we will be doing live streams via Facebook during our regularly scheduled service time of 10:30 am. We encourage all of our people to be the church in your homes and worship together as a family. While we will continue to operate in faith and wisdom, we will not throw caution to the wind. Therefore, it is imperative that our people continue to stay updated as we continue to prayerfully navigate these decisions. We also ask that all of you that regularly give in person please sign-up for our online giving using this link:
We want to ensure that we are able to continue to serve in our community, especially during this time and that takes all of us working together to ensure that we love big in time of confusion. Also, we will continue to keep you updated through Facebook, email and text messaging. If you are not signed up for the church email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list. If you are not on the church text messaging alerts please text 555888 to receive text alerts.
From the PVC Leadership Team