PRAYER

Blessings to you all. I shared this message on the church’s answering machine this morning on “A Voice of Hope.” I have a request of all of you, I am asking that next week, “Holy Week” on Thursday, in commemoration of Jesus’ prayer to His Father at the garden of Gethsemane we will join together and “Bend a Knee” in prayer at 12:00 noon. Beginning next Thursday, April 9, and every Thursday following, until this corona virus is defeated I am asking that we “Bend a Knee” in prayer. If you are not able to physically do so, just pause at noon on Thursdays and pray. As I shared with you in an earlier email, pray for the brave men & women who are serving so valiantly on the front lines against the covid 19 virus. Prayer is powerful and God is able, so pray for our world and those who have been affected in any way by the corona-virus. Many people are scared and hurting in various ways. May we as God’s children rise up and storm God’s throne room of grace on their behalf. God often waits for His children to ask in earnestness & like any loving father He loves to respond to the requests of His children. 

I will be ringing the church bell at CVZ at noon next Thursday and every Thursday at noon thereafter until this virus is defeated. I will be reaching out to other churches to see if they are willing to participate along with us. If you are willing to participate, I am asking that no matter where you are, whether at work, at home, at the store or anywhere you are on Thursdays at noon, you will “Bend A Knee” in prayer. 

Hebrews 4:16 tells us to “…approach God’s throne of grace with confidence (“boldly” according to the NLT) so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” I am asking you to help pass the word that many others will join with us to seek God’s provision during this time of calamity.
 
God’s Peace 
Pastor Mike


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Pastor’s Message 03/21/2020



“A Voice of Hope”

A message from our Pastor:

Because we are being encouraged to limit our traveling which means we cannot gather together as a corporate body for worship services or really in any other larger group capacity, I still want to share a message of hope that is only found in Christ Jesus. In order to accomplish this during this time of travel and gathering restrictions, starting tomorrow Friday, March 20, I will be placing on our church phone line a daily message which I am calling “A Voice of Hope.” These short messages will include a scripture text that hopefully will encourage you during these difficult times. I will be placing a new message on our church answering machine every day at 7:00 AM. You can call the church phone at (717) 921-8153 to receive the daily message. Please feel free to share this phone number with others so that they too may be encouraged. 
 


COVID-19

With the COVID-19 Virus and all that goes along with it, we will be following the CDC guidelines and suspending all events and services including Sunday service on March 22nd, our soup and sandwich Lenten Services on Wednesday evenings, CVZ Kids on Wednesday evenings, the spaghetti dinner on March 28th and all meetings typically held at the church until we are permitted to meet again by the CDC.

With that being said, we are still a church and looking for those we can serve. If you have a need during this time, no matter how big or small, please reach out to us. You can message us through our Facebook page or contact us via phone or email here through our website using the contacts tab. This is a time for us as a church to stand up and help those around us who need it now more than ever.



Altar Flowers 2020

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The new Altar Flower Chart for 2020 has been posted in the Narthex. If you would like to sponsor the Altar Flowers-the cost is $35.00. Please sign up by clicking on the “sign ups” tab to find the link to the online sign up sheet. A payment envelope will be placed in your mailbox on your chosen Sunday. The flowers are then yours to take after the Worship Service.