Last night the Session met to navigate the way forward in the COVID-19 Pandemic. I want to tell you about two decisions:
(1) Redeemer has suspended all official in-person activities until further notice.
Though we won’t be meeting in person, let us remember that the cord that binds us together is unbroken. We are still bound to our Triune God and to one another through the finished work of the Son and the continued ministry of the Holy Spirit. Distance nor death can destroy this.
- We encourage you to utilize technology to strengthen relationships with people you would normally see and serve in the life of the church.
- This is a great time to continue caring for the vulnerable in our midst.
- Phone calls, text messages, Face-time, Marco-polos, Zoom meetings, and emails are precious gifts to us in moments like this.
- As information continues to change, we have increased the frequency of our Session meetings.
(2) Redeemer will post a recorded worship service for the next two Sundays.
The service will be recorded on Saturday with only those who are leading worship (as we respect the current limit on gatherings of 10 people). We will then post it on the main page of our website on Sunday morning at 8:00am! I encourage you to try to participate in worship, from your own home, during the time you would normally worship in person. Maintaining a healthy rhythm of worshiping God during times of crisis brings hope and normalcy to our lives—especially our children.
- You will be able to access the service on main page our website, and we will send email and text message reminders when it has been posted.
- If you do not have internet at home or technology that will allow you to participate, please let us know by calling 601.362.9987. We want to ensure that all of our people can remain connected during these times.
Do not hesitate to reach out to the staff or leaders if you need us.
In the words of the apostle Peter, “ For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:5-8)
Our Anchor Still Holds.