Friday Elder Update: April 3, 2020
All Grace Bible Church gatherings are canceled through April 30.
Grace Bible Church,
It is a comfort in the midst of uncertain times to know that our God is sovereign over all things and that His plans are good (Psalm 119:68). He is therefore always trustworthy, and it is appropriate to cast our cares upon Him (1Peter 5:7).
If you are in need of pastoral care, please email to email@example.com.
With the current statewide Shelter-In-Place recommendations, Grace Bible Church will continue to livestream our Sunday services at least through the month of April. If you have questions about any ministries you are involved with, please do not hesitate to contact your ministry leader for information about how your ministry will function during this time.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE:
We will be celebrating Good Friday via livestream on Friday, April 10th, 7:00-7:45pm. We will have a time of singing and reflection in the Word of God remembering the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf. Tune in at gbcaz.org.
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE:
Easter Sunday service will be live-streamed Sunday, April 12th, at 9:00am at gbcaz.org.
SHELTER IN PLACE AND OUR SUNDAY SERVICE:
Being a religious organization grants freedoms in continuing some of our normal practices. However, we wanted to share how we are seeking to honor the intent of the order to shelter in place. We are pre-recording many parts of our Sunday services. Things like scripture reading, NGM lessons, and music are being prerecorded. Depending on the week other parts may be prerecorded as well. For example, with the news of the shelter in place through the month of April, we will be prerecording music for all of our services for the month of April in one meeting. We will do this with a limited band while following appropriate social distancing practices. This allows us to minimize our small gatherings while still being able to enjoy a time of worship in song together (virtually) each week.
If you are not currently connected to a smallgroup at GBC, we would like to recommend that you select one from this list and contact the smallgroup leader. This will give us as elders and smallgroup leaders the opportunity to communicate with smaller groups of people and to meet specific pressing needs. It will also be the way that we can facilitate opportunities for you to meet others’ needs. Simply call or email one of the smallgroups from the list below and let them know that you would like to be connected during this period of uncertainty.
Smallgroup: Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org/480.703.8932
Smallgroup: Pagel: email@example.com/602.686.4031
Smallgroup: Demarest: firstname.lastname@example.org/480.336.0537
Smallgroup: Miles: email@example.com/504.237.9641
Smallgroup: Kellso: firstname.lastname@example.org/480.390.0571
Smallgroup: Kellso: email@example.com/480.620.2235
Smallgroup: Kovach: firstname.lastname@example.org/480.363.1112
Smallgroup: Anderson: email@example.com/480.699.4034
Smallgroup: Maxwell: firstname.lastname@example.org/480.510.5899
You can still give online or mail checks to
Grace Bible Church
7440 S. Priest Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Instructions for online giving can be found here https://www.gbcaz.org/give/
Please reach out to any of the elders if you have questions or concerns. (email@example.com).