As you know the province of Ontario is slowly re-opening as the Covid-19 pandemic becomes less severe. At this stage churches have been given permission to open at a 30% capacity. The Ministry Board and Council of Living Hope have reviewed the rules concerning re-opening and will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. At this time, due to the high numbers of infection that we have experienced within our congregation and the restrictive measures that would need to be in place to re-open in a safe and responsible way, we believe that we are not yet in a
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From Pastor Mark …
“Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
I Peter 5:6-7
In our online service this week we will conclude our study of I Peter. Even though this letter was written a long time ago, its message continues to be relevant for us today. We see this in the above quote from the final chapter. We are under God’s care and in God’s time we will be lifted up from whatever is weighing us down.
To know the comfort of this good news we need to be rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is comfort in being under the authority of God’s Word which speaks a better message than any other we hear in the world today. In our online services, in reaching out to one another, in anticipation of the day when we will be able to gather together once again, we can remain confident of God’s care for us.