To our church . . .
CC Lafayette Update: April 1, 2020
Communion: we will experience virtual communion this Sunday, April 5th, at 10:30 am, right after the worship team and before the message. This means that you need to get your own communion emblems – bread, crackers, matza bread, or wafers, and grape juice. It will be the same instructions as if you were sitting in church, only you’ll be at home. This will be a wonderful time for those of you who have children to instruct them in what communion is all about and share with them in holy communion. I also have a very important message to the church to help us all get through this trying time.
Live Stream: Most of you are receiving a clear signal from our live streaming; however, some of you are experiencing buffering or a break in the stream. We are sorry about that and are working on it. In addition to the company, we’re using, we are working on live streaming through Facebook and YouTube also. Hopefully, these other venues will help all of you, no matter where you are or what issues you’ve had, to get a clear signal. Please be patient with us. This new opportunity is new to us. Pray for Diego, Perry, and Nelson and Karen Howell as they are working in this techie area on behalf of Calvary Chapel.
God is using the live streaming to reach both locally and globally. We have noticed people from all over the world hitting our Sunday worship. Greg Laurie is receiving 250 – 300K hits a week. Jack Hibbs, who we live-streamed into our Bible Prophecy Conference last Saturday, had over 500,000 hits, with most staying with him, at his last week’s mid-week study. Amazing! Praise the Lord!
Bible Studies: The Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies have been using the ZOOM app and Messenger Chat for Bible Studies, and they have been working pretty well. This is another area we are experimenting with and should have some news next week on any other apps we might suggest.
Giving: We are still researching the best and safest app for giving and should make a decision on that soon, and we’ll have that up on our web site at cchapel.org. You can also give directly from your bank or financial institution. Call, Karen, and she’ll let you know what you need to do to set that up. It’s really very simple. We check the mail every day, so you can always put a check in the mail until we get our web site apps up and working well. Thank you so much for your faithful giving during this challenging time.
Love One Another: The New Testament uses the term “love one another” nearly 70 times. Even though we can’t see one another, hug one another, or shake hands, I’m sending you-all an invisible hug right now! Did you feel it? (: Call, text, email, and message your Christian brothers and sisters in Christ, just to let them know that you’re thinking about them, love them, and miss seeing them. Ask if there is anything they need, and then pray for them.
Contact Pastor: If you need anything, feel free to contact Pastor Joe at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org or message him on Face Book. You can also leave a message at the church, 765 – 477-7744, and he will get back with you ASAP!