教會崇拜改為網上直播

新型冠狀病毒在美國的疫情正在擴大。繼紐約市和纽约州相繼宣佈進入緊急狀態後,州長Cuomo昨天宣佈禁止500人以上集會,同時500人以下聚集時人數將縮小50%。為回應州政府的指示,減少病毒感染的機率,教會決定自3/15起,中文、英文午堂崇拜改為網上同步直播的形式進行。直播時間是主日上午10:30,可透過YouTube,微信同步觀看。擬定復活節(4/12)恢復現場聚會。除了午堂主日崇拜,教會的其它聚會和活動,諸如細胞小組、裝備課程、英文班等也採用網路的方式舉行。其它聚會及小組同工訓練均延後進行。主日九時的中文早堂崇拜取消。

需要強調的是,此次聚會形式的改變不是關閉教會,而是使用網路技術,在非常時期的一次有益的嘗試。網上聚會雖然不能像過去那樣面對面,但相信聖靈將在每一次聚會中與我們同在。同時鼓勵大家透過電話、社交媒體等方式彼此問安、相互代禱。

感謝主,也感謝教會的媒體同工團隊,未雨綢繆,一年多前就完成網路同步直播的鏈接,直播畫面清晰穩定;也完成了網上奉獻的設置,安全快捷實用。鼓勵大家在奉獻上作神的好管家。除使用網上奉獻,也可用郵寄的方式將奉獻和愛心寄回教會。

3/14,3/21兩次的週六晨禱會照常舉行。教會將於3/22至4/11舉行21天復興與醫治禁食禱告,盼望大家一同參加。求神保守美國,看顧紐約。止住瘟疫,賜下平安。 這段時期,教會的牧者和職員會堅守崗位,隨時為大家服務並提供幫助。 願神祝福大家!

The outbreak of Coronavirus in the United States is expanding. Both New York City and New York State have declared a state of emergency. Yesterday, following these announcements, Governor Cuomo announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, and spaces with occupancies of less than 500 will be required to cut those attendance levels by 50 percent (with only a few exceptions).

In response to the state government’s instructions to reduce the chance of viral infection, the church has decided to hold the Chinese and English worship services live streamed at 10:30 am starting this Sunday, March 15. There will be no in-person services. The live stream can be watched through YouTube, line, or WeChat.

We tentatively plan to resume regular in-person worship on April 12, Easter Sunday.

In addition to the Sunday services, certain church meetings and activities, such as cell group, Sunday School classes, baptism classes, etc. will be held online. Other special training meetings will be postponed. The 9:00 am Chinese morning worship service on Sunday is cancelled.

The change in the method of our meetings is not a closure of the church but a use of Internet technology in this extraordinary period. Although for the time being gatherings cannot be face-to-face, we believe that the Holy Spirit will surely be with us at every meeting. At the same time, we encourage everyone to care for and pray for one another through use of the telephone and social media.

We thank the Lord that over a year ago our church ’s media team already set up the ability to live stream with clarity and stability. We have also completed an online donation system which is safe, fast, and convenient. We encourage everyone to continue to be good stewards of what God has given us, to be faithful in offering for the work of His Kingdom. In addition to making online donations, offerings can also be mailed to the church.

Saturday morning prayer meetings on March 14 and March 21 will be held as usual.

From March 22 through April 11, the church will implement a 21-day period of revival and healing through fasting and prayer. We look forward to your participation!

We pray that God will watch over America and New York and put a stop to the plague so that we may experience peace in our land.

During this period of the epidemic, the pastoral staff of the church will continue with their responsibilities and will provide assistance as needed.

May God bless you all!


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