Week of 03/23/2020

Hello, First UM Church family!

In the outbreak of coronavirus, I think it is more important to be awake in spirit at this time by getting close to God.

I am assured that prayer and God’s words are the spiritual sources to do that.   

I believe God is in control even in this commotion.

I remember the words of God in Hebrew 4: 16, saying, ‘Let us come to the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. We have to pray for the leaders of the government, the health care workers, the people laid off and elderly ones near and far and our church family members who are in need as well. 

Reading the Bible can also be a great source of strength and support as God’s Word tells us:

 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)  

 We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield. — Psalm 33:20 (NLT)

The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. —  Nahum 1:7 (NLT)

As I have talked to the leaders of the church today, I have decided not to have Sunday worship service for the coming Sunday in precaution. We will see how things are going on and reevaluate later. I will keep in touch with you by uploading my message on the Youtube platform.

Peace in Christ. Seong Lee

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