Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
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Are worship services scheduled for Sunday?
In keeping with guidance from the President, CDC, and state and local health officials, The City Gates Church is not currently meeting in person. We broadcast a modified service on our Livestream and Facebook pages.
What about midweek events?
All activities at TCGC are cancelled. Governor Northam’s Executive Order 55 states churches should remain closed through Wednesday, June 10.
The church staff are still working and available though. Please reach out if you want someone to pray with you or for you.
If you are afraid:
Know that fear is infecting more people than the virus. Be wise, take practical steps, but also pray and love the people around us. Be a source of encouragement and hope for others. Get the information you need about COVID-19 and then get away from the news for a while. Don’t keep digging. Don’t keep reading. Don’t keep feeding your fears and anxiety. Be diligent with your own efforts as well as dependent on God.
Anything else? Yes!
Pray for others. Pray for people with the virus as well as those who suffer from other injuries and illnesses. Pray for everyone who serves in the medical field and for first responders. Pray for elected officials who are making difficult decisions that affect the lives of many.
Be increasingly available. That’s something we talk about a lot, right? Look for opportunities to do something tangible for others.
Stay connected. We are the body of Christ. We are supposed to gather together – in big groups, in small groups, and in groups of two or three. Be smart, but find ways to stay connected – you’ll receive strength and encouragement from others and give it to them as well.
May God grant us all wisdom, courage, peace, and strength in these difficult and uncertain times!