By Pastor Doug Stratton    —  April 12, 2020

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”

Matthew 28:5, 6

He is Risen! But not even a pandemic can keep Jesus in the tomb!

Join us for worship this morning!

This week, Dr Campolo sent a link to his classic sermon, It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’ As I listened to this sermon again it struck me that as we deal with the “Stay at home” order, we are in an extended Good Friday. It is Friday, and we are locked at home; the stench of death is all around us; the fear of virus is viral in our lives; loneliness is even more pandemic than Covid 19. It is Friday, and even on this Sunday, it seems like it is dark and foreboding, But friends, Sunday is coming. Covid 19 cannot stop Sunday from coming! Resurrection cannot be stopped!

How to Connect this Week

Each week during this time of global crisis, we, as a congregation, will continue to gather spiritually in worship and prayer at 10:55 AM in our homes and with our families. This week, we will be presenting a worship service on Zoom that will be recorded and made available through our website.

Here are the directions: 

Use this link on your PC, Mac, smart phone or tablet


You can use your phone to call either of these numbers:



Use this identification number: 328-071-4972

If you are unable to connect with this service, here are some thoughts for your own time of worship. 

Meditate on God who has moved us from Friday to Sunday: 

“He Arose”


“Because He Lives”

If you want to join more worship that is being streamed, you can find this map and links to churches in the region online:

And now, enjoy beautiful arrangement of “He Lives”


I hope this will offer you encouragement this week. I will reach out again through the week. 

Online Giving

Remember, you can continue to support the work of the church by giving through our safe and secure giving portal at The needs of the church continue. In addition, the needs around us are growing. 

Stay Connected

If you are available to help others who are in need, please contact us at the church or by email at We are working on a database of helpers and needs that we will be able to address. 

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Doug