Dear Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church family,
Life is different—and God is good! Because of the COVID-19
epidemic, we are living through an unprecedented pause across the country and
the world. The situation changes daily, which causes uncertainty. For some,
this produces anxiety, while others are claiming this as an opportunity for
Sabbath rest. We cling to Philippians 4:4-7, rejoicing in the Lord always and
giving our anxiety to God by lifting our prayers with thanksgiving.
In disruptive times, it is important to hold to our rhythms.
Rhythms of breathing, eating, and sleeping. Rhythms of worship, discipleship,
and prayer. Rhythms of family and community. Those rhythms are essential, even
though they will have to take a different form.
At Liberty Corner Church, we are continuing our rhythms, in
a different form. For Sunday worship,
we are moving to an online worship experience. Let me invite you to “gather”
this Sunday at libertycorner.org/worship for an online service—at your normal service time, or later. We will have
music, prayer, and a message as usual. We are working to ensure this is more
than just a video, but is a genuine worship experience that builds each of us
as disciples and builds us together as a community.
We are also continuing our rhythms of discipleship. Small groups and studies will meet online via Zoom
software, including Faith Cafe on Sunday at 10:30 am. Pastor Anne will lead a Max Lucado study entitled “Anxious for Nothing.” Perfect for these uncertain times!
If you are already part of a group, look for communication from your
leader. If you don’t have a group, let me invite you to join a sermon-discussion group. The schedule of group meetings and registration information is available at libertycorner.org/get-involved/small-groups.
Liberty Corner Kids and Student Ministry will continue to
provide discipleship and learning opportunities for children 3 years through 8th
grade. Look for links to materials for children and students and don’t miss special video appearance of Ms. Sue and Wooly Lamb for the
youngest children. Confirmation class leaders will contact their students and
As always, we are here for one another in prayer. We have added a Prayer request
element to our website (under Worship, here), where you can offer either a private
request or something for the prayer chain. We have an online prayer team, too.
In this time, it is essential for us to stay connected. Let me invite you to login to myLCPC, and be sure your
contact information is correct. (There’s login help there if you need it.) We
will be communicating a lot via email, especially in the Weekly Update. If you
are not subscribed, you can sign up here.
And please put us in your contacts, so it doesn’t get lost in spam! In a
disrupted world, our connection to one another is more important than ever.
We also invite you to continue your rhythm of giving—by bank draft, mailed check, or
on our secure website libertycorner.org/give.
We want to ensure that we can fulfill our commitments to both our church staff
and our mission partners. Uncertainty tempts us to live in fear and
selfishness; we fight back with faithfulness and generosity.
This situation presents an opportunity for us to shine God’s
love. The early church was known for its love during plagues. Consider: how can
you share Jesus—without sharing germs? Perhaps make a phone call to someone,
just to reach out. Maybe offer to pick up someone’s groceries, or share some
extra TP if the store ran out! Invite a friend to join us in online worship.
Let’s find ways to go above and beyond to care for one another and to love our
neighbors as ourselves.
the midst of change, we know God remains the same:
the same love, the same salvation, and the same call on our lives. We do not
know what the future will hold, but we know God holds the future. Let us walk
into that future together, so our faith is a beacon in an anxious world.
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