I visited the construction site of our new facility this week to provide an update on our progress. I also shared briefly some thoughts about our plans to reopen in-person worship and what you can do to help us prepare to do that well.
The Lord’s Table Perhaps the most heart wrenching aspect of not being together in person is that we do not take the Lord’s Table together every week. It’s not ideal for us to partake of the sacrament online, but as it is one of the means of grace we do not want to neglect it. Therefore, we have decided to have a time for the Lord’s Table next Sunday, May 24, 2020. We are aware that some feel a conviction not to take the Lord’s Supper until we can truly be in communion together face-to-face. We completely understand and support … Read More
Serving communion to the body of Christ is one of my favorite things to do at New City Church. Early on, we decided to observe The Lord’s Table every week and, despite the repetition, this moment in the Worship Gathering has never grown tedious or stale. It is such an honor to be able to say a blessing over the people as we share in a meal, together remembering the amazing work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Thus, our time apart over these past few weeks has been especially sad for me. But this coming Sunday is Easter! And … Read More
A church is not a building; it is a family. Now more than ever, as we are quarantined in our homes and unable to congregate together, we must embrace this truth. A wise person once told me that loneliness is a choice. Right now, it may not be wise to physically fellowship with others, but that does not mean that we have to be alone. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we can still be there for one another providing conversation, comfort, encouragement, advice, and friendship. I think these are the most essential elements of companionship. We met online as … Read More