GRACE CHAPEL IN THE NEXT TEN DAYS…
Even though these days of social distancing, sheltering in place, lost jobs, fear of disease, financial loss and even death are upon us; the words of our Lord still stand, “…I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18) Churches are going through difficult and confusing times. The gathering together as the church has become something precious as we have lost it for a season. And the one byproduct of the church not gathering together has been encouragement, which has been lost. I am seeing Hebrews 10:25 in a new light: “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
So churches are making special efforts to gather, even though that gathering right now is virtual. Gather with your home churches in any way they provide. Many churches are doing that. But please know of some special ways Grace Chapel is seeking to go through this time of not meeting together as we normally do. We invite anyone who is seeking encouragement, worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, and fellowship in this time of global shaking to join Grace Chapel in the next ten days.
SUNDAY – APRIL 5 – 10:00 am
Grace Chapel will be streaming a service from David Duncan’s Lodge Studio. Worship and the Word will be presented to lift our spirits to the Lord. The message will be on Truths of First Importance from I Corinthians 15:1 – 8 and this week we will focus on the crucifixion of Christ with these words: “…Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures…” This streaming service will be on Grace Chapel’s Facebook page. You can watch it live at 10:00 am or recorded later.
FRIDAY – APRIL 10 – 12:00 noon
Grace Chapel is calling for a Day of Fasting and Prayer on Good Friday. Fasting may be new to some of us, but it is a biblical discipline to set aside something good for a time to seek something better. Pure fasting is not eating a meal or several meals in order to focus on the Lord through Scripture and in prayer. It is choosing to exist on liquids only for a very brief time to turn our thoughts on things that are eternal. Good Friday is traditionally the day the church has remembered Christ on the cross. Jesus gave his all for us, so we need to give our all to Him.
Also Grace Chapel will be holding a streaming service on Good Friday at 12:00 noon. It will be a simple service let by Don Elliott and David Duncan reading Scripture, praying, and worshipping in song. The particular Scriptures read during this time will be the seven last words of Christ on the cross. Make your plans and share with your friends about this service. This streaming service will be on Grace Chapel’s Facebook page. You can watch it live at noon on Friday, April 10, or recorded later.
SUNDAY – APRIL 12 – 10:00 am
The Easter service at Grace Chapel will be a drive-in service at Pickwick. We will share more details next week, but it will be an attempt of gathering together in our cars, keeping social distancing, as a time of worship and the Word goes on with David Duncan and the Grace Chapel Praise Band and Don Elliott preaching on Truths of First Importance from I Corinthians 15:1 – 8 on “…he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
This service will also be streamed on Grace Chapel’s Facebook page, but we are encouraging a special gathering together at this drive-in service.
Share about this drive-in service on Easter with your friends. More details on the drive-in service will be given next week.