every possible outlet to worship the Lord.
As we push forward in our works for God, Satan will do all he can to ruin our plans. 1 Peter 5:8 says, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Once we got the choir reestablished, he quickly reacted with allowing Covid to thin our ranks in the spiritual battle we are facing. During these times, what we as Christians need to do is utilize God’s wisdom that he has sent forth to us. James 1:5 says, If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. Ask God to grant us wisdom so we can fulfill His destiny for us.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. During this pandemic, I know that for all of us fear of the unknown can bring forth an anxious mind. Wanting to keep ourselves and family safe is everyone’s top priority. The Lord does not want us to live in fear. He encourages us to be wise and seek His wisdom, but not to let fear overcome us. Ephesians 6:10-18 The Whole Armor of God- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
As we move forward together as a congregation, we are upgrading our current sanctuary technology in a way that will meet head-on the challenges we are currently facing. For 2021, we are adding in a new set of microphones that are specific to each of our current instruments. There will be new types of choir microphones for when we are able to get our choir and bell choir back together. This will add greatly to our live sound reinforcement and enhanced recordings for both our at-home viewers and in-person attendees. Also, we will be adding a new 4k Ultra High Definition camera with the industry's largest 24mm wide-angle lens to fully capture the entire stage, and which also has the best close-up clarity with its focus assist and image stabilization. I am glad to be able to be a part of such a lovely church community and enjoy finding any new ways to bring us all together in worship. This week, let us all pray for peace and healing amongst the nation.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
In His Name,