Now meeting weekly for worship on Sunday (10:00 AM).
We are pleased to announce that due to the positive reports from the governor’s office and the revised and relaxed regulations from the public health officials, we will be resuming Sunday morning assembly (at this time there will be no separate Bible classes or Sunday or Wednesday evening services).
If you’re feeling unwell, please do not come! If you are not ready to venture out, please don’t feel compelled to come. We do ask that social distancing standards be respected. Masks are currently required out of our love and care for one another.
For the past twelve weeks, our congregation has met and worshiped in homes under self-isolation and stay-at-home protocols, as required and recommended by federal, state, and local public health orders, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time, we never considered “church to be canceled,” but merely that our building was unavailable to us and some activities were temperarily suspended. Using digital means – such as Facebook, YouTube, emails and texts and more traditional means – such as telephones, cards and letters, we made considerable efforts to keep up good lines of communication, share Christian love, and to encourage our members and neighbors with the words of the Bible and acts of Christian service and charity.
HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE LORD!
So after several months apart the spiritual family at Highland Lakes is finally able to assemble in person! This is a day many of us were hoping for through all the weeks of separation we just endured. Getting together was something we used to be able to do (without worrying about it), but today should remind us all of the precious privilege we have to assemble as God’s family.
Admittedly, the assembly today will look different from the ones we previously enjoyed. Social distancing will deprive us of the hugs and hearty handshakes we love to give one another. Masks will muffle our singing and keep us from fully seeing the faces of our loved ones in the faith. But let me encourage us all to look beyond these physical realities. Our God is a Spirit….and today our spirits assemble together to worship the Father in spirit and truth!
On behalf of the elders, let me thank each one of you for your faithful support and encouragement of the congregation through these difficult times. We know countless calls have been made by the brethren in order to encourage and strengthen one another. We are overjoyed by the diligent giving so many have engaged in, which has allowed the church to do its work without interruption. We are honored to be servant leaders in a loving spiritual family like this!
“After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God‟” (Revelation 19:1), – Joe