A Message from Pastor Tim...
We’ll Get Through This!
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”
Dear Family and Friends,
We’ll get through this. It might not be painless. And it won’t likely be as quick as we would like. But thank God after this mess is over, we’ll have a message! Yes, with God’s help, you’ll get through this.
“Through” is a favorite word of God’s, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire…” (Isaiah 43:2). Israel was taken into slavery; their freedoms were lost and the lifestyle they enjoyed was obliterated – but this Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God through it all. And they did come through and were better for it!
These dear people of Israel so many years ago would be the first to tell you that life in captivity was not fun. Yet, losing their freedom forced them to look upward. And God came through for them. At the right time, in the right way, He will do the same for you! Like the old gospel chorus says, “Through it all I’ve learned to trust in Jesus.”
Trusting THROUGH It All,
What do I do on Sunday?
We are encouraging everyone to connect online with our Livestream Church Service on Sunday morning at 10:30am. By all joining in at the same time it will give us a sense of unity and stability. Be sure to sing along with the music and say “Amen” during the message. Make it feel like church :). You may also want to adopt a “tech-challenged” person and help them connect. Let’s do this together and watch God work in a new way!
Here are the three ways you will be able to connect on Sunday:
Facebook - https://facebook.com/thehomechurchlodi
Instagram - http://instagram.com/thehomechurchlodi
Click one of these links and you should be directed right to the proper place. I suggest connecting at least 10 minutes early to be sure everything is working properly.
If you need technical assistance on Sunday morning, we’ll have a team of “geniuses” standing by to help. Please call/text Devin Ridge at 209-915-3999, Jason Turcott at 209-639-1780, or Matt Gomes at 209-603-0668. If they are busy, call Pastor Luke at 209-479-2685.
THC News Corner
It’s great to see THC’s wonderful young adults staying faithful. (Photo from Talia Tillis)
“Drop-in Exercise and Prayer”
Although we have been given a directive to stay home, the governor has also reminded us of the need for exercise and outdoor activity. He also said to use common sense during this time. So we want to let you know that the church campus is a perfect place to “get some air” and take a walk. We encourage you to keep the social distance recommendations but feel free to come by and talk to the Lord as you get some physical exercise.
As believers, we know that the church provides essential mental, emotional, and especially spiritual health to a community. We need the church now more than ever.
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8
If you are impaired and need assistance in shopping or something else please call Pastor Luke at the church office (209-339-7333). There are people who have volunteered to help you.
Want to Help Those In Need?
If you would like to volunteer to be on the call list for those in need of shopping and other help, please call Pastor Luke at the church office (209-339-7333).
“…See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:” 1 Peter 1:22
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