Dear Church Family,
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
If there was ever a time for the Church to draw close to the Lord, it would be now. I would encourage you during this time to spend much time with the Lord. The more of His voice you are hearing, the less you will be overwhelmed by the news we are hearing every minute of every day (Isaiah 26:3). This didn’t take the Lord by surprise, and He has promised us that during times like these that He would uphold us (Isaiah 41:10). We are not without hope for the Almighty is our hope.
I urge everyone to take the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe and to trust the Lord to guide you in your decisions.
Having said that, I would like to give a quick update. As of now the doors of the church are still open, and we will have both Sunday School and regular services. We anticipate that the attendance will be much smaller than normal, and we have made provisions to adjust our Sunday School classes as necessary. We encourage everyone to use good judgment, and, by all means, if you do not feel comfortable coming to church, don’t. We will have live streaming available to all those who would like to join us, but feel they need to remain at home. We do not want anyone to feel pressure to attend, especially those who are most vulnerable. Please be safe, and know that we are praying for you during these trying times.
If you are in a leadership position, or are over a department, and do not feel you will be able to attend, please let me know ASAP. This will greatly aid us in making all the necessary arrangements and adjustments as we move forward. My church cell number is: (901) 489-1969. We greatly appreciate your cooperation. Never forget that the Lord will see us through this, as He has seen the Church through many difficult and dark times throughout her history (Matthew 16:18).
To join us via live streaming, go to www.cbmemphis.org and go the “Media” tab and select “Live Streaming.” Click on the “Play” button (the triangle in the middle of the screen). If the services have begun, they will begin to play on your screen. If services have not begun, you will have to click the “Play” button again in a minute. OR it may begin to automatically play.
Giving – Dan Amburgey will be giving instructions on how to give online during the morning service.
– you should have received an email detailing how to use the Elexio app to give your tithes and offerings.
– We will have pre-addressed envelopes available to those who would like to mail in their tithe. You can contact me or Dan Amburgey, and we will arrange a way to get them to you if you are unable to pick them up.
Pastor Chris Tomlin