Mar. 15, 2020

Grace church , Garden Oaks Campus followed Covid 19 safety precautions during 3/ 15/2020 Worship .

Message Regarding COVID-19

Grace Family,

I trust you’re having a great day amidst all the current chaos. I know we’re all hearing, we’re all aware, of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and there is definitely a pandemic that has come upon the world. The crazy thing is that word “pandemic” is also where we get the word “pandemonium.”

I want to remind all of us, as children of God, that He is not giving us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). And I also want to let you know what we’re going to do at Grace Church.

We’re going to have church!

We’re going to open up our doors wide this weekend at every single campus and we are having church. Why? Because we are a house of worship. We are a refuge. We are a place where sick people come to find healing.

We’ll certainly take extra steps and work really hard to make sure everything is sanitized and clean. We’ll make sure that there are sanitation opportunities for you with hand sanitizer around the building. After consulting with Mayor Sylvester Turner, we have settled that we’re going to come and lift up the name of Jesus. We’re going to worship Him.

It’s important that you and I remember, as we walk through life, that we’re in the world, not of the world. Yes, we’re susceptible to sickness and disease, and if you’re an elderly person, or if you are currently sick, you need to stay home and participate with our online services. But for the rest of us, we need to go about our lives. Use good sense. Use proper hygiene as we all should anyways. But, go on about your life.

I want to leave you with Psalm 91, just the first seven verses. It to me just speaks of who we are, and where we are and a reminder of what we need as children of God. The scripture goes like this:

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.

Wash your hands while saying the Lord’s Prayer, that is about the proper amount time. Live your life. Keep going. Keep moving. Pray for others. Join us Sunday. We want to see you at Grace.

I love you. I believe the best for you. And I trust God as our protector and our Savior.

- Pastor Scott