Dear Church Family:
In accordance with CDC recommendations, we are suspending our in-person Sunday morning gatherings until this pandemic has passed. It will pass, by the way. 😊
All large gatherings hosted by CCC have been postponed.
Small groups and Bible Studies may continue to meet at the discretion of their leaders. Virtual gatherings and phone calls are especially encouraged.
We will have a virtual gathering this Sunday at 10:15am on Facebook, accessible to those even without a facebook account here: https://www.facebook.com/christcommunitychurchocala. The sermon will be uploaded, as usual, to YouTube and our website.
In times like these, we need to be reminded of the reassuring truth of God’s Word. This Sunday, I will begin a new sermon series called Refuge, as we journey together through the Psalms. The Psalms are songs of praise sung with hope in the midst of great trials and adversity. We have much to learn from them today!
This season may be new to us- but it is nothing new to God’s Church! Consider the words of Martin Luther as he was facing the plagues that ravaged Europe in the 16th century.
“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine, and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance infect and pollute others, and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me, and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.”
-Martin Luther, 1527