MARCH 19, 2020
Know that you are in our prayers as we navigate these uncharted waters. We want to keep you as informed as possible so here is an update:
As we strive to follow the guidelines and recommendations of our health and government leaders, our Sunday worship services will continue to be available exclusively online until further notice. Services will be available on our Facebook page and here on our website. We would love to interact live with you on Facebook each Sunday for our 9 a.m. service! If you are unavailable at 9 a.m., the service will remain on social media and our website for later viewing. If you are unable to view our services online at all, we can deliver audio CD’s to your home by request.
As the body of Christ, we have a tremendous opportunity to love and serve our community in this challenging time. We have a growing list of opportunities to serve our church family and our community. We are ready to mobilize our church to meet the needs around us. Click here to be a part.
We have sent a message to small group leaders with suggested ways to stay connected and engaged while respecting social distancing practices. If you are in a small group, please be on the lookout for communication from your group leader. In this season, we believe that Christian community — the Church — is so very necessary.
We have plans to share interactive elements with you and your family via social media. Check in on our Facebook page in the coming days and weeks!
As always, please know that we’re here for you and available to talk or pray with you. Just give us a call or shoot us an email. If you or someone you know has a specific need please reach out to us.
Peace and love to each of you.
We pray you’re doing well and taking good care. Here’s the latest:
In keeping with the Indiana Department of Health’s guidance, we will not have our Sunday morning worship services on March 15, 22, and 29. We will remain prayerfully attuned to the evolving situation as we consider what to do on April 5 and beyond.
However, just because worship services are cancelled, it doesn’t mean church is cancelled. You can’t cancel church! :) We still have opportunities to be the church, to gather in small groups, to engage in our community serving those in need, to give our tithes and offerings, and gather online for worship and a message from God’s Word.
We are providing exactly that on each Sunday morning we aren’t gathering on campus. On each Sunday morning you can visit our website at outlookchurch.org or go to our Facebook page where we’ll post a video of our worship team leading us in song and scripture and an inspiring message from Rob. We encourage you to gather as a family or even with your small group and “go to church” in your homes.
To keep up with our weekly and monthly expenses (and to do as much good as we can in this time of need), we’re asking Outlookers to mail in tithes, stop in to the offices, or give online.
Please know that even though we won’t see you on Sunday mornings for a little while, we’re here for you. Need to talk or could use some prayer? Give us a call or shoot us an email. Have a need or know someone who could use a hand? Let us know.
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Peace and love to you all.
Hello Outlook Family,
Given Governor Holcomb’s statement this afternoon regarding the coronavirus and how we can best care for each other, we will not be gathering for worship services this Sunday.
I do plan to share a message from God’s word on video and that will be posted on our website (outlookchurch.org) and our Facebook page Sunday morning.
Also let me encourage you, we may not be getting together in a large gathering, but we can still enjoy our small groups or form new ones! Let’s take good care of each other.
It’s important that we do not react in fear, but work to respond in wisdom as the Lord gives it. Let’s remember 2 Timothy 1:17, where we read that God has not given us spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.
I know you join me in praying through this challenge and praying for everyone who’s been affected or will be affected by this, as well as government leaders and medical personnel. As always, let’s look for ways to run to the pain, the hurt, the need. Let’s love and serve and do all the good we can in the days ahead. Let’s be Jesus in this world.
We love you and are here for you. Take care.
Rob McCord, Senior Minister