Hello Church Family,
We are so excited after our 1st Re-Gathering Worship Service. Here are just a few of the reasons why…
Our 1st Impression Team
It was exciting to drive onto our campus this Sunday a little before 8am to see so many cars, parked far away from the entrance doors. We knew then, it was going to be a great day. Just this simple gesture of parking away from the building instead of choosing the closest, best, or our favorite parking spot showed us these people were serious…they were here to serve. Putting others before themselves. What a blessing!
Then we were greeted in the parking lot. We had greeters welcoming those who were showing up to greet. How great is that! Seeing all the familiar faces and even some who didn’t regularly serve was heartwarming. Many thanks to Joe Thomas, and our staff in making our first Sunday back a hit!
Coming together in worship is inspiring and exciting. Especially, when those coming are there to participate, not just spectate. There was an air of excitement before the service and it continued throughout the service. When something we do regularly is taken from us, we are confronted with the reality of how much we miss what has been lost.
Not being able to Worship in person certainly has been missed and longed for by the membership of SV. Thanks to Andy Botts and our Worship Staff for leading us in such a wonderful way, focusing on why we were there, to worship Jesus.
We are so thankful for Pastor Curtis during this interim time. God has blessed us greatly as a body through him. His message, He is for You!, was spot on.
We need to make Jesus the focus of our Worship. Jesus is truly better than ALL THINGS. We were made to worship. And the only One to deserve our worship is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Let us not forget, “Exhort your friends to enter in, but remind them, it’s all about HIM.”
Pastor Curtis will be taking us back to Titus and the study of becoming a Transformational Church. I’m hearing from many who didn’t attend last Sunday, about their coming this Sunday for worship. We had a great 1st Re-Gathering Service, but we are not done Re-Gathering. We were approximately ½ full in the Worship Center. We have plenty of room! We encourage you to not stay at home unless you are concerned about your health.
It was great to see Sr. Adults, Singles, Couples and families with children present. Gathering for worship is not a choice for believers. Watching on Cable TV, online or the radio is a great tool for us during this time. It gives us the opportunity to reach those who can’t attend, and to reach out to those looking for a church. But, let’s not forget God’s command to “Gather Together.” Corporate worship strengthens us individually and corporately. You need to be present when we “Gather Together.”
Save a Seat
We will continue to ask you to “Save a Seat” for you and your family members. Doing this helps us to make sure we are adequately prepared for all who are able to attend. It also will give us the ability to contact everyone who attended in the rare case of someone attending testing positive for COVID-19.
We will still be following our SV guidelines to protect us from contracting and spreading COVID-19. We ask for everyone to wear a mask and follow social distancing. We are doing this to help all who attend focus on Jesus, His word to us through the preaching of His word. We certainly don’t want people worrying about if they are going to get sick because they attended our worship services.
You can “Save a Seat” by going to sv.church and click on the button, “Re-Gathering Information” on our Home Page.
Col. 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
Let’s continue to pray for God to speak to us and for us to have ears to hear and follow Him.
We hope to see you Sunday!
Your Staff and Church Council