The great pastor Charles Spurgeon spoke to his people in a time of great national crisis and said it this way,
“Perhaps at this very moment, down in some cabin, or amidst the noise and the raging of the ocean, when many are alarmed, there are Christians with calm faces, patiently waiting their Father’s will, whether it shall be to reach the port of heaven, or to be spared to come again to land, into the midst of life’s trials and struggles once more. They feel that they are well-cared for, and they know that the storm has a bit in its mouth, and that God holds it in, and nothing can hurt them; nothing can happen to them but what God permits.”
Yes, this current virus is like a storm that has raised many fears. But it is a storm that has a bit in its mouth. God is going to use this to be glorified.
At this point in the global and national crisis, information is still changing on a constant basis, but the most recent direction from the Whitehouse, and now reflected with the Centers for Disease Control, is calling for cooperation from community organizations and businesses alike. The recommendation is to take some nation-wide, drastic measures to slow the spread and stop the still unknown effects of this recent virus. These measures call for us as FBC to make some dramatic changes for the next several weeks.
AS OF TODAY MARCH 17TH, AT 4:30PM— ALL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS AT FBC ARE CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS...TENTATIVELY TO RESUME IN A LIMITED SCHEDULE ON MARCH 31ST.
On this Sunday, March 22, and next Sunday, March 29, all of our Sunday Morning worship services will be online only, but at their regular times—8:30 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. You will participate through our webpage at www.mybfbc.org, or on our facebook page.
You will be able to access the worship service and engage in the preaching, singing, prayer, and even giving. If you are unable to engage in the worship service online, we will deliver a DVD to you of a prerecorded version of the message, that you can play at the same time on Sunday morning. Although we will all be scattered, we want to worship on Sunday morning with the same sense of unity. We encourage all members to gather in groups of up to 10, as is possible this Sunday, as I will preach about the power of our message in times of crisis.
If you have any questions about the upcoming schedule, or if we can help you in any way... please call the church office. If you know of anyone who is not on social media, please relay this information to them as soon as possible.
Blessings, and I’ll see you online this Sunday morning.
Pastor James Biesiadecki