March 19th, 2020
To our RBC family,
“As for God, His way is perfect. The word of the LORD is proven. He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Therefore, we will not fear…” Psalm 46:1-2
Through the midst of the Covid19 health crisis, our first response has to be PRAYER. Humbling ourselves to the Father in heart felt cries and petition. Prayer combined with the Sword of the Spirit, the written voice of God, is the most powerful defense our church can utilize. God is not shaken nor surprised at these events, He neither sleeps nor slumbers. He loves us and desires that our relationship with Him will deepen through this health crisis. He should be and will be praised through this trial.
This week the elders have spoken every day, sometimes multiple times about Covid19 and how it will affect RBC. Please remember that the church is not the brick and mortar structure that we gather to, but it is you and the body of believers that God Himself has drawn together for His purpose. We have sought the LORD’S wisdom to direct our steps and actions of how we gather and worship our Creator. We have discussed CDC guidelines and discussed our purpose of sharing the Gospel of Christ in corporate setting and many other alternatives. We have, with complete unity, decided to suspend church services in our building until further notice.
We will implement the following to protect our church family’s health and to provide an opportunity to hear a message from our pastors.
Every RBC family will be contacted and informed of these changes by a deacon or elder. This will be a time to check on, love on and to minister to family’s needs.
The Church will not gather at the property on Sunday Mornings.
Pastors will record their message and be uploaded to RBC social media outlets. Families and friends will be able to gather in small groups to watch and worship at their appointed times.
Part of the discussion with our members, we will ask how they can receive the message… with a neighbor or family, internet, or another avenue. Our desire is NO MEMBER will miss a message or be missed.
Every elder or deacon is able to be called upon for question, comments, and prayer.
Please remember, though we may not meet together, the work of the church goes on. Missionaries will still look to us for support, normal bills and needs of the church will still exist. We will make efforts quickly for E-giving through our social media accounts. Here are a couple of suggestions on giving as we wait. You can contact your local bank and setup an electronic check payable to RBC, very quick and easy. You may also send a check through normal mail. Thank you for giving.
Easter Sunrise Service will be our ONLY service for the day. It will be at the 3 crosses on Tuck road 6:30 in the morning.
Please take this time to minister to your family, group of neighbors, or friends and be a minister of the gospel of Christ. It is to Him we gather and to worship. It is an exciting and maybe even a little challenging time to see how God will use RBC to grow and strengthen His church.
“You will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him,
if you seek Him with all your heart and soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29
Please pray for us for guidance and discernment. If you have questions, reach out to an elder or deacon,
Your Elder team.
HERE IS A LETTER FROM OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19...
SUNDAY MORNING SERMONS
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19