In the light of our turned upside down world and personal lives due to COVID-19 here are some links to keep being church while staying at home.
Messages for this weekend
Link to Lazarus video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FT04jjh3Q8
Here is the link to the text of an encouraging sermon for March 29th. It also has the link to the related Speaking of Life Video. https://equipper.gci.org/2020/01/sermon-for-march-29-2020
Watch an encouraging message relating to the current situation, by Josh White entitled, I Am With You,
Text sermon, “Come Forth” on the story of Lazarus, https://www.cmla.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Come-Forth.pdf
GCI Worship and Sermon links
An excellent place for GCI sermons is GCI Equipper.
GCI sermons from the past two Caloundra Festivals
Easter Themed Sermons
Door of Hope, Oregon
More from their series on Matthew at: https://www.doorofhopepdx.org/sermons/matthew/
They have a great series on Living in the Light of the Resurrection at; https://www.doorofhopepdx.org/sermons/new-day/
The Bible Project
If you haven’t seen any of the work by the Bible Project, take a look. They provide short animated presentations that are informative, inspiring and wonderfully produced. You have a choice of hundreds of short videos on books of the Bible, overall themes, theological concepts etc. Great for all ages.
N.T. Wright, Bible Study on Philippians
The Uniting Church of Australia has some helpful links, including service notes etc. for this time and circumstance.
This is a good time to be spending time on those things which are most important to us, particularly our prayer and studies. It is sad we are not able to meet, fellowship and worship, but the more we all self-isolate as much as possible, or at least restrict going out to an essential minimum, and then keep a 1.5-2 metre distance from non-family members, the sooner the pandemic will start to decline and hopefully be less of a risk.
We are blessed in Tassie to not have the virus abroad in the community as yet, and that the new cases are not increasing as fast as other places, but there is still a real risk. We can do our part to help reduce the spread by following the guidance we are being given.
We hope to be able to have services you can watch online in the coming weeks. These will require a computer with a program called Zoom. If we go that way, we will give you more information on using it,
Blessings to all,