Good morning church family!
As I am sitting at my desk this morning trying to mentally prepare for today...it just feels weird. Normally my Sunday morning is full of activity but today I find myself waiting. We have prerecorded our service this morning realizing how many different churches will be live streaming at the same time and the potential for problems. We will publish the service right at 10:45 this morning on Facebook and I will be online to interact with you via the comments.
If you could help me out with a few things I would really appreciate it. First, interact with us during the service - once you get the stream going let us know in the comments that you are there. Feel free to type in some comments or an all-caps AMEN when you feel led. While we won't reproduce the feel of our normal morning service (and we really aren't trying to) we can still interact with each other.
Second, I realize that many of you are living with a lot of uncertainty right now. If there is a specific way that we can pray for you and your family, please type it into the comments or direct message me so I can know how to pray.
Third, if you are able and willing to continue to give to the ministry of the church, please do so. I am certain that during this time we will have plenty of opportunities to use our Deacon Fund to help meet needs and we are still supporting our staff and missionaries through the General Fund. You can give through the church app by selecting the "GIVING" button on the front page or the menu. This will take you to a secure giving page where you can set up your account. You can also give through the web page - www.fbcmayville.com. You will find a "GIVE NOW" button in the top right corner. And of course, you can always mail in your giving to the church.
Fourth, please continue to pray - for our world and country, for our community and church. Pray specifically that we can use this time of fear and crisis to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to make a practical change in our community.
I am looking forward to worshipping with you today. It may feel different for us but we can still be together, united in Christ.