Posts from 2020 (Page 2)

Posts from 2020 (Page 2)

June 2020 Newsletter

If you prefer to print the newsletter, you may download it here: Printable June 2020. Because all events and meetings are postponed until further notice, there is no calendar included this month. Please check online for updates. Pastor’s Perspective “Living Stones” By Phil Rushton, Associate Pastor Note:  This article is adapted from Phil’s most recent Wednesday video reflection. Phil publishes these talks on Wednesday evening at 7:15 on our Facebook page and website. ”As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by…

May 2020 Newsletter

If you prefer to print the newsletter, you may download it here: Printable May 2020 . Because all events and meetings are postponed until further notice, there is no calendar included this month. Please check online for updates. Pastor’s Perspective “Are We There Yet?” By Dave Hendrickson, Lead Pastor As many of you know, this summer, my family and I took ten days to move across the U.S. as we transitioned from Pittsburgh to Longview. So, as you can imagine, it was not…

Holy Week at LVCC

Even though we are scattered this year we still want to find ways to celebrate this most important week in the year of the church. While we will be going online for all of our services, we are continuing on with many of our Holy Week traditions. All services will be streamed via Facebook live. Here is the link to the Facebook Page.  Note that you can access the church’s Facebook page without having a Facebook account since it is a public…

Being the Church While We are Scattered

Good Evening LvCC Families and Friends, Pastor Dave here. One of my favorite songs is “40” by U2.  It begins with, “I waited patiently for the Lord, He inclined and heard my cry.  He brought me up out of the pit.  Out of the mire and clay.  I will sing, sing a new song…How long to sing this song?” The song is based on Psalm 40, and I am sure many of us can relate with David as being “in…

April 2020 Newsletter

If you prefer to print the newsletter, you may download it here:  Printable Apr 2020 Because all events and meetings are postponed until further notice, there is no calendar included this month. Please check online for updates. Pastor’s Perspective “A Peace That Doesn’t Trivialize Our Pain” By Phil Rushton, Associate Pastor “Don’t worry.” “Everything is going to work out fine.” Have those words every fallen flat for you? Have you ever had someone try and reassure you but you just weren’t buying…

COVID-19 Update 3/24

Good Morning LvCC Friends and Families- “I lift up my eyes to the mountains; where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” Psalms 121:1-2 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. There we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea” Psalm 46:1-2 As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I want us to be…

COVID-19 Update 3/18

Dear Church, As a staff, we are committed to try and communicate well and stay as connected as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.  We are planning to provide a weekly e-mail update on Wednesdays.   Here are the updates for this week. All services and on-site groups are canceled until further notice Off-site groups are encouraged to cancel unless proper recommendations from the CDC are practices: Groups are under 10, people practice social distancing (6 feet apart), proper hygiene recommendations are…

COVID-19 Update 3/16

As we continue to monitor the Covid-19 virus and adapt to updated restrictions set by the government regarding communal gatherings, we will provide ongoing updates about scheduling and cancelations. As of this morning (Monday, March 16) the following decisions have been made Church Office: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4:30pm; Friday 9am – 12:30pm Sunday Services: Beginning this Sunday, March 22nd at 9:30am we will be Live Streaming worship.  Only those who are leading in worship will be in attendance at the church.  All others…

COVID-19 Update 3/14

UPDATE 3/14/20 Dear LvCC Friends and Families- Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1 Amid the current world health crisis, I want us to be even more mindful of the scriptures and…

March 2020 Newsletter

If you prefer to print the newsletter, you may download it here:  Printable Mar 2020 Here is also a printable March calendar. 03 2020 Calendar Pastor’s Perspective “Lent: What Is It Good For?” By Dave Hendrickson, Lead Pastor As the writer to the Ecclesiastes says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”. So just like there are seasons within nature, winter, spring, summer, fall, the church identifies several seasons throughout its calendar. Of the six seasons…