Physical distancing. Sheltering in place. Isolation. Fear. Uncertainty. Loneliness. Church scattered. Virtual reality. Online streaming. Zoom.
These are some of the words that describe our experience of this global pandemic. These last few months have been crazy as we have tried to adapt to a new normal and learn what it means to be a faith community without weekly face-to-face interaction.
People have found ways to stay connected. Television, radio, and online streaming has enabled people to worship in their homes. We are particularly thankful for this technology! It has been absolutely wonderful…but our deep, deep desire is to be face-to-face with each other again.
Our summer worship theme and preaching series is titled Face-to-Face. We will look at biblical and everyday encounters of people who have come face-to-face with the living God. Moreover, we will use the context of this global pandemic, to seek God’s face in new ways and through different circumstances of life. Our desire, as Christians, is to continually seek the face of God.
We also want to hear from you as we move through this summer series. In what ways have you come face-to-face with God? Where have you seen God at work in the world and in your life? Send your Face-to-Face stories to Pastor Stephanie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope and pray you will join us this summer as we seek to come Face-to-Face with Jesus.
Watch for additional information on a Face-to-Face Bible/book studies and video stories that will be shared throughout the summer.
June 7 | Seeking God’s Face
June 14 | Wrestling to See God
June 21 | Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
John 14:1-14, Col. 1: 15-23
June 28 | The Church in Exile
July 5 | House(s) of Worship
Joshua 23: 1-3, 9-13; 24:14-18, 22
July 12 | Zoom or Not to Zoom
July 19 | Going to the Front Line
July 26 | Six Feet Away
Lev. 13:1-6 , Matt. 8:1-4
Aug 2 | Wash Your Hands
Exodus 40:30-31, Mark 7: 1-16
Aug 9 | Facing Fear and Uncertainty
Mark 4:35-41, Isaiah 43:1-4
Aug. 16 | Facing Loneliness and Despair
Psalm 139:7-10, 1Kings 19:1-9
Aug. 23 | Seeing God Again for the First Time
Aug. 30 | Seeing Clearly, Forever!
Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-5