Update 5-23-20 from Pastor Jeff
Dear Victory Church Family,
I trust you are well. I continue to cover you in prayer for divine health and grace during these interesting times.
I want to give you an quick update on the idea of re-opeing Victory for in-person public meetings. Yesterday, President Trump issued a declaration stating his desire to see all churches re-open across the country. Even though this is good news, we have to remember that "freedom to gather" does not equate to the “decision or wisdom to gather”. At the end of the day, we look to our Father for His guidance in when to re-open services.
Speaking to other pastors, some churches have already reopened while others will remain closed through the summer. Every church must make their decision based on “their" world: size of congregation, size of sanctuary, size of staff, readiness to reopen, etc.
As for Victory, what I can say is that those decisions and plans are being discussed with staff, overseers and leaders of the church. I have a meeting with Department Heads and Overseers after service tomorrow, Sunday May 24th, to discuss this critical question.
For now, we will have our live-stream this Sunday, May 24th, and will give an updated announcement next week..
As this unfolds, we will work diligently to prepare and seek God for Him to show us His plan for us specifically.
As announced on Thursday during prayer, we are on a 10 Day Journey of Prayer to Pentecost for God to do in us what he did in the disciples that prepared them for the outpouring of the Holy Spirt. In addition to praying in the upper room, they made a big decision - who would replace Judas? In like manner, we are praying and seeking God for wisdom on the decision to re-open. We know God will show us.
We miss seeing everyone and we are looking forward to a very sweet reunion….soon and very soon!
Stay tuned for critical updates early next week.
Don’t miss the livestream of Sunday’s service at 11:15. We will be honoring Soldiers, Servants and our Savior. NOTE: We will be having communion, so gather your elements and prepare your hearts.
Pastor Jeff Hidden