April 1, 2020
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
Join us online for Services each week:
Sunday Mornings Live at 9:00 am
or any time on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LakeviewFamily
There are 4 leaders conducting virtual weekly small groups. If you want to be a part of one of these, contact Rod (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Be on the lookout for post and videos from our staff. If you would like someone to pray with you, please call us at 843.332.8427.
Until we are able to meet together in person all previously scheduled events (Revival, BeastFeast, Ladies Time Out, etc ) are cancelled. These will be rescheduled at a later date.
Use Realm*, Text, or Facebook to connect with people and let them know you are praying for them.
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March 20, 2020
March 13, 2020
Dear Lakeview Family,
Over the last week and especially over the last three days, our nation has entered into a unique and seemingly unprecedented season. The ripple effect of COVID-19 has been felt across the spectrum of our social environment and has begun to affect our daily lives.
Our leadership team has been in constant communication since the beginning of this event. Following the advice of medical professionals and government leaders, we have sought to create wise decisions on behalf of our church family. To this end we made the decision you hopefully received yesterday via Facebook, email, Realm, or our website. However in the past twenty four hours we need to adjust those most recent plans. We apologize for having to make yet another adjustment but in light of the President Trump’s urging yesterday that we limit social gatherings to ten individuals, we have made the difficult decision to transition our normal Sunday services to an online-only format. Our hope is that in making this change we are doing our part in helping “flatten the curve” of the spread of this virus.
We encourage you to join us for worship online via Facebook for the foreseeable future. We will stream our services at 9:00 am. We hope that you will commit to joining us each week for this experience and leverage this as an opportunity to share our services with people you know or even inviting people to join you in your home. We especially urge that our small groups meet to worship together as well but do keep the President’s urging to heart.
Also, we will open the church on Sunday between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for prayer. Our desire is that people who are being drawn to Christ do not find closed doors. Deacons and staff will be here to pray with anyone that would desire. Also know that your staff and Deacons are here to minister to you during this time. In addition, we will offer drive thru prayer at the Player House and the sanctuary parking area. To recap our plans:
- All services associated with our Awaken services scheduled for this upcoming weekend (Beast Feast Saturday night/ One Service Sunday morning) will be postponed to the weekend of April 25.
- For the foreseeable future, no Sunday morning small groups and no Sunday night or Wednesday night activities will take place on our campus. Small groups are encouraged to meet in homes or at the Player House if the latter is available but please be willing to manage the size of your group.
- Remember, you can give your offerings online by texting LBCgive to 73256, our website, or by mail.
- Remember that our services will be live-streamed each Sunday beginning at 9:00 am. You can worship with your family or with your small group at this time in homes.
- Our sanctuary will be open for prayer each Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for prayer for anyone that would like to attend. Also we will offer drive thru prayer available at the Player House and sanctuary.
We are praying for you. Please let us know how we might serve you and your family.
Lakeview Family Staff
March 13, 2020
John Avant recently wrote an article titled “How Believers Should Face the Coronavirus”. He wrote “During the early days of Christianity, there were three great plagues in the Roman empire. During one of those three plagues 5,000 people a day were dying. God moved in each one of those three plagues. Each one of those plagues coincided with the most rapid growth of the church, both in numbers and in spiritual power. John asked the question “How does this even make sense?” Well, Christians of that day literally followed Jesus and lived out Matthew 25:31-40. They treated sick people as if they were treating Jesus! While the Roman pagans ran away from the sick, Christians ran to them. As a result, massive numbers of people came to faith in Christ. They saw something real. It was real in the worst of times
Even though our world is changing, the power of God has not changed and the Truth of God’s Word has not changed. Jesus is our Hope and our Salvation.
John Avant goes on to say that “Fear not” is the most repeated command in the Bible. So in fearful times, let’s ask the Spirit of God to help us live out this determination from His word: Psalm 56:3-4 says “When I am afraid, I will trust you. In God, whose word I praise, In God I trust; I will not be afraid.
Our mission as a church has not changed. We are to
“Follow Jesus completely and share His love authentically.”
Let us not give in to fear. In our current series we have seen that Jesus truly is “More Than Enough.” So, my prayer for each of us is Hebrews 12:2: let us “Fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
We will continue to have normal church services, but ask you to be mindful of the following:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Use Handwashing Guidelines per the CDC
- Greet others with a friendly smile, and/or wave
- If you develop symptoms per the CDC, seek healthcare immediately. The church does not have medical professionals or equipment to treat or provide medical care for Coronavirus (COVID-19). However, if you or a family member exhibits symptoms, please let us know. As a church family, we do not want you to walk this journey alone. We are committed to loving and supporting you through this time of need.
While the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities, we can remain certain of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening.
Ways you can help:
- Pray Continually– Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness, as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.
- Pray specifically – March 15th. The Southern Baptist Convention is asking all 47,500+ churches to commit to a dedicated time of prayer this Sunday.
- Remain Steadfast – In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but, with confidence, use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus through our prayers and our care for others.
- Give – Continue to support the ministries at Lakeview as we minister to our community and those in need. Give by mailing in your offering, dropping off your offering at the church office during normal business hours, or give online at LakeviewFamily.com.