Dear Ambassador Family,
It is hard to believe it's only a little over a week since the COVID-19 virus radically altered life as we know it. As the crisis continues to unfold, we are reminded again that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear." (Psalm 46:1-2). We can be encouraged by the words of Psalm 94, "When I thought, 'My foot slips,' your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul." (vs. 18-19). We find comfort and courage in knowing that "because the Lord is at our right hand, we shall not be shaken." (Psalm 16:8)
ONLINE PRAYER GATHERING
One of the most powerful things we can do right now is pray. I'm thankful for the way many are praying with and for one another, our church and community, and I want to encourage you to continue.
Tonight (Wednesday 3/25) from 6:30-7:15 pm
, I want to invite you to join me online via Zoom for a time of prayer together as a church
This will be the first of what I hope will be more group gatherings like this for prayer and encouragement. To join in, just click
which will take you to the
Ambassador Prayer Time
gathering on Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, just follow the instructions given to join in. You may want to log on a few minutes early. Feel free to join as a family if you'd like. We will be able to see and hear one another (make sure your camera and mic are enabled on your computer) and I'll guide us through a time of prayer and scripture.
As we navigate the new realities before us, particularly the social distancing and physical separation, the leaders and staff at Ambassador are working on further opportunities and ideas like this to enable and encourage us to connect with and serve one another and our community. I'm thankful for so many of you who have participated in the Sunday morning worship times online in your homes. While we eagerly look forward to that Sunday when we can gather again with handshakes and hugs to worship, in the interim, I want to encourage
all of us to join in worship together in spirit and in truth via our online service Sunday mornings. We will continue to provide that resource each week and work on improvements
as we do.
The Session is meeting again this week to discuss further plans and provisions for communicating with and caring for one another well, as well as effectively carrying on our ministry as this situation stretches out in length. We will provide an update following that meeting. In the meantime your pastor, the elders, deacons and staff are praying for you and available to assist with needs you may have.
I hope you can join me for prayer at 6:30 this evening. I am confident that we will see many ways in which God uses these difficult days to grow our faith, strengthen our love and advance his kingdom and the gospel.
For Christ and his kingdom,