AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PASTOR KEN ON OUR APPROACH TO COVID-19.
At the present time Island Gospel Centre is having Sunday Services at 10am.
We are following the guidelines from our Governments, Health Authorities and recommendations from our own leadership in the PAOC. Our sanctuary chairs have been rearranged for social distancing requirements. We have postponed our coffee times and we ask each one who attends the service to practice social distancing when entering and exiting the building.
Since we can hold a maximum of 50 people we recommend you give us a call before planning to attend a service.
As always, here at Island Gospel Centre we have a hope rooted deep in God, his love and care.
Our desire, our perspective, our intention is to continue in prayer and place our faith God as we enter the fall season and through this entire pandemic. We are praying for God's intervention to bring this to an end.
Scripture tells us that God is our refuge and strength and that He is a very present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46). This psalm reminds us this is a good time to 'be still and know that I am God".
We realize this COVID-19 season does provide an incredible opportunity for us to talk to God (pray) to think on God (meditate on his Word) and to place our personal trust in God. As a matter of fact, that's just what the Book of Philippians Chapter 4 verses 4-9 tells us to do.
The wonderful book of Ephesians exhorts us to put on the 'full armour of God'. Please read Ephesians 6:10-20.
We read in 2 Timothy 1:7 God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind". We know, instead of fear, there is hope.
And one final Bible verse to think on is a tender call from Jesus. We find it in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 11 starting at verse 28: "Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
The Bible is filled with the invitation for each of us to place our personal faith in Jesus. And it's filled with wonderful promises for those of us that will.
God bless you. We are praying the Lord will be very real to you and to your loved ones through these continually unfolding events. Remember God is good!