Message from the Elders

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We wanted to provide you a weekly update on the situation with our congregation, provide some advice and encouragement.

We are so thankful to hear that most everyone is doing well. As of this writing we know of no one within our congregation that has contracted the virus. We are thankful for your health and continue to pray that everyone remains healthy. 

It has also been encouraging to hear that our Church family continues to meet as individual family’s for worship this past Sunday. With that in mind we would like to remind and encourage each of you to engage in all five acts of worship this coming Sunday. Here is a short guide to follow as well as some tools to aid in your worship;

  • Prayer
  • Singing songs– Here is a link to online a cappella singing to use as your family’s song leader if desired. 
  • Partaking of the Lords Supper– Most grocery stores still have 100% grape juice as well as unsalted matzo crackers that will work for the bread and the cup.
  • Offering– We would encourage you to collect an offering during your worship and mail it the Church Building. We may have additional digital giving options in the future. The Church Building address is Woodstock Church of Christ, 219 Rope Mill Rd., Woodstock, GA 30188 
  • Lesson from the Bible– We will have a sermon from Matt that will be available from our YouTube page starting at 10:00am on Sunday Mornings and of course available anytime thereafter. 

We also want to stress that everyone needs to take the precautions and follow the guidelines outlined by our local state and federal governments. We want to strongly encourage those over 60 years of age to stay away from any gatherings of more than 10 people or with individuals that have been in contact with large gatherings. We also want to encourage our young people to refrain from gathering with friends as it has been noted that the young are most likely to carry the virus to the older folks. Let’s be thoughtful and take care of each other by following these guidelines. Paul wrote in Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” This is a great Christian principle that we all need to be practicing during this difficult time.

As of now all services remain canceled and the church building remains closed. We look forward to when we can all be back together again to worship with the whole family. Until then please pray for one another, and our country. 

In Christian Love,
The Eldership

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