MARCH 24th, 2020
Dear Living Word Family,
Living Word is introducing Drive-In Church. Do you remember Drive-In Movies? Well, we are bringing church outside to you. The Pastors and the worship team will be on our west lawn preaching and worshiping under the open sky, and you can enjoy church with your church family in your car as you watch the service on a jumbotron display. Enter the parking lot at the main entrance (Brown Road) and follow the signs. Volunteers will help you park in a great spot and get you set up to listen to the service on your car radio.
If you think you might want to get out of the car when you arrive, well, keep your family together, bring some lawn chairs, and maybe some portable shade. There will be plenty of space available in the parking lot near your cars to set up and have adequate distance around you. If you want, you can join us on the lawn. Just be sure to remain in groups of 10 or less; we are asking to keep the grassed area to fifty people or less. If you are not in your car, social distancing is important; we want to honor the recommendations of our state and city leadership and want to protect the wellbeing of those around us.
Honk to say “amen,” or even a “lulu,” and get ready to have a church experience like no other. We are praying the presence of God will fill your car and invade our parking lot as we assemble in this unique way, lifting the name of Jesus together.
We need you to register for the service you will be attending. Use this link.
Now, can we talk to you a moment about last weekend? We are so grateful to you as last weekend was a great success. Our live streams– Facebook and YouTube–reached over 15,000 households! Extraordinary. The space you made allowed us to keep the doors of the church open, and there are testimonies, including healings, relationship restoration, and salvation. The House of the Lord was a refuge to so many who had never entered the doors of a church before! We also heard such a great outpouring from our community who encouraged us.
That said, we can honestly say it was heartbreaking not to have the family together for church. We missed you. We believe this was a seed, a sacrifice of praise, that will reap a great harvest for our Living Word family. God will greatly reward you! After services, we talked and realized we were resolved to pray and find another way. We want the family together. We saw that Champion Church in Yuma, AZ did Drive-In Church last weekend, so we spoke with Pastor Stephen Bloomfield at length. The community was thrilled; the event was not only a huge success but safe as well. We are so excited to see you this weekend.
Drive-In Church Services:
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 9:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:34 PM
(The 8:00 AM service, as well as the Sunday 5:00 PM service, will be held in the church foyer.)
All of our midweek services are in their usual locations at their regular times. We do not anticipate attendance exceeding our local suggested limitations. We will be adhering to the CDC guidelines. Please familiarize yourself with those guidelines here. We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public
areas, including lobbies, door handles, public bathrooms, and more. We also have hand sanitizer dispensers and masks at the entrances.
“In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.” Psalms 37:19 (NIV)
Church, you may hear the world crying “disaster” and “famine,” but the Lord is with you. A plant withers when it runs out of resources, such as water, soil, or sunlight. Our resource comes from the Lord. There is a fig tree located in South Africa at the Echo Caves that is said to have the deepest roots ever recorded, extending 400 feet into the earth, tapping into deep waters. When the sun is scorching, and the rain has ceased, while other trees around may wither, this tree remains green and fruitful. This tree is like you, for you are receiving your water from a deep, unseen, hidden source. We are a people who walk by faith, faith in Jesus, and not by sight. Let us shine our Light of hope and peace to the world around us. Let us call this world around us to join in the infinite glory of our God. This is the moment we have been waiting for, the moment for the Light to shine like never before.
Pastors Scot & Holly Anderson and Pastors Jason & Kelli Anderson
P.S. Please note that this situation is fluid, and we will continue to update as the situation warrants.