A Note from Pastor Patrick
Good afternoon TimberCreek!
These words are gold… “The enemy wants to destroy you, but I have come that you might have life!” -Jesus
The current combination we face of anxiety and isolation is a destructive mix for humanity. The enemy would love nothing more than to use this season to tear down and destroy. BUT… God has promised to take what the enemy meant for harm and turn it for good (Gen 50:20). So reject the fear and embrace faith! Refuse panic and instead choose peace! Be lead by wisdom rather than worry! God has made all these things available for you and nothing the enemy does can ever keep them away from you! (Rom 8:39)
I met with our church Advisory Team last night and many of our staff today (via video)… and WE PRAYED FOR YOU ALL!!! We prayed for families who are vulnerable, those facing financial loss and those wrestling with anxiety. We prayed that God would be your fortress and your protector; that He would grant you peace in this difficult season; and that in the end, God would turn all these things to work together for good in you!(Rom 8:28)
As a church community, our goal is to maintain constant lines of connection, care, and ministry for every person in our church family… and then to find ways to love and serve our city from there. More information will be coming regarding opportunities to serve and support our community.
For now, our goal is to connect with each one of you over the next couple of days to find out how you are doing and what specific needs you may be facing. My apologies in advance if you get contacted from multiple people. We just don’t want to miss anyone!!!
During this season I want to encourage you to ask the Lord to grow you in your faith! Get in His Word like never before. Spend time in prayer. Pray with your family and talk to them about the faithfulness of God. I also want to encourage you to call other people during this time. Your friends, family, and neighbors need to hear your voice right now. Make a list of 3-5 people you can give a quick call to just to check up on and encourage. We all need it!
We’ll be back on Facebook live for Sunday services and plan to explore ways to use video for groups. We will also be posting regularly on social media with scripture, encouragement, humor and ideas on how to make the most of this time! If possible, all church email communication will be limited to one per week during this season so your inbox does not get overwhelmed!
We WILL get through this together… We can do all things through Christ!
Better Together, Patrick