The leadership has been deliberating on what is the wisest and most responsible thing to do for our church.
In view of the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 this past week, we have decided the best thing for our congregation is to bring service online. This means, we do NOT meet physically at Suntec for service, but stay home and worship online together through The CHC App or our website.
Our plan is to do so starting this weekend (15-16 February) until the end of February. Going online is a temporary measure. We look forward to the day when the situation stabilizes, and we can meet together for service again. Meanwhile we are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you all updated.
This is not an easy decision for us to make—you know that we love coming together as the body of Christ to worship the Lord. But our congregation is not small, and we have members young and old. As leaders, we feel strongly we must do what we can to protect our flock, as the risk of infection is relatively high right now.
Our faith is not shaken. As a church we continue to hold on to God’s promises in His Word, that “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty,” (Psalm 91:1). However, it is wise to be prudent and socially responsible.
Having our services online will also help us make sure church can go on during this time. We are grateful to the Lord we have our online facilities, so we can stay connected for weekend services through the Internet.
We will be preparing the service to be broadcast at our usual meeting times: English service on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 10am; Chinese service on Sunday at 10am. Do join us for service with your family and worship the Lord at the same time.
Also, we want you to stay connected with your cell group and keep each other in prayer. Your pastors and leaders continue to be available for you during this time. Let us be united in spirit.
Over the last few days, Sun has been meditating on these verses, and she believes that they would be an encouragement to us.
“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.” (Phil 4:6-7 TPT)
As we take this step in faith, let us trust in the Lord that He will protect our families, our church and our nation, and lead us through this time.
Thank you City Harvest. See you online.
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