Stay Connected Virtually!
Staying Connected Virtually
Sunday service: we will all miss being together in one building this Sunday, but we can still worship the Lord alongside our Restore family virtually! Join us at 11am as we stream our service on the Restore Church YouTube channel.
The Boiler Room: join us on Wednesday evenings, 7-8pm, for a virtual time of corporate prayer and worship. We’ll be using Zoom, an online meeting platform that allows for everyone to see and hear one another, so come pray with us! This link will allow you to join the prayer meeting each week.
Home Groups: Home Groups will also begin using Zoom to meet. Again, this platform allows for groups to be very interactive, so it will be a great tool for connecting with one another during this time of physical separation. Your Home Group leaders will email you a link to your gatherings in the next few days.
Office Hours: Pastor Mike will begin holding a daily time of devotion, conversation and prayer that you are all welcome to join as your schedules allow. This will also take place through Zoom, starting tomorrow (3/20) at 12pm, and taking place every day, Monday through Friday, at 8am and 12pm. Click on the link for the time that you want to join (the link works for every day at that time).
Downloading Zoom: to join a Zoom meeting, click the link to the gathering that you are trying to join. At that time, you’ll be prompted to download the Zoom app (if you don’t already have it). It’s quick and easy, and then you’ll be able to enter your gathering. It will also give you the option to launch the meeting from your browser without downloading the app. It will use the camera on your computer or phone (whichever you log in from), so we’ll all be able to see one another. If you would like to go ahead and download the app now, you can; otherwise, plan to link to your gathering a few minutes early the first time so you can get that set up. If you have trouble, email me at email@example.com and I (Heather) will do my best to help!
We know that in the weeks to come, there will be many people in our body and in our community that will have physical needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have needs – maybe you need help getting groceries or picking up prescriptions, maybe you lost your job, maybe you need childcare because you have to work but your kids are out of school – whatever it is, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can help!
If you have neighbors that have needs, let us know so we can help! We’ll be working on a tool that you can use to reach out to your neighbors and find out what needs they have. Look for that soon.
If you are healthy and able to help with the needs that will come up, let us know at email@example.com! I’ll keep a running list of those who have volunteered to help and, as needs come up, I’ll put the word out to that group to see who is available to help with a particular need.
Welcome Baby Glandon!
In the midst of a turbulent time, we rejoice in the addition of Nathaniel Dennis to the Glandon family – and the Restore family! Let’s bless John and Katie by bringing them meals while they adjust to being a family of 4!
*If you would like to provide a meal but are feeling sick, are recovering from sickness, or someone in your house is/has been sick, please choose to have a meal delivered through UberEats or another delivery service.*
PO Cleaning Teams
Since we are not holding any gatherings at the PO for the time being – and since we want to help you in your social distancing efforts – we will be suspending all cleaning teams until further notice. If you are scheduled to clean during this period where we are meeting virtually, you will be rescheduled for a time after we get back to meeting in person. If you have any questions, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making a Kingdom Impact; 1 Corinthians 3:5-23
You can also download Restore’s sermons on iTunes! Search for Restore Church in the iTunes Store under “Podcasts.”
This Sunday Pastor Mike will be stepping away from our current series in
1 Corinthians, and will be preaching from Psalm 91, focusing on verses 1-2.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and a buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place –
the Most High, who is my refuge –
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”