March 22, 2020 LiveStream Begins Here at 10am Pacific
Text Your "Yay God" Testimony to 619-277-2671
In-Person Services Canceled March 15 - March 25, 2020
A live stream will be offered each Sunday at 10am.
Out of an abundance of caution, and due to the difficulty of maintaining health guidelines from government agencies (6 feet of separation), our church leadership has decided to cancel regular Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening activities through March 25, 2020. At that time, we will re-evaluate public health recommendations and determine when it is appropriate to resume regular activities.
Please note, the leaders of SVCC recognize that this is a time when we should not be casual, but instead be even more proactive about interceding in prayer and deed for our world and for one another. The devil never misses an opportunity to stoke fear, loneliness, depression, and division. We are deeply troubled by the prejudicial lines of racism and poverty this disease has so quickly exposed in our society. Even though our church may not be meeting in a large group setting, we will be praying harder than ever, encouraging one another more than ever, and standing up for all of those in need - of any faith, color or social standing - more than ever.
If you are struggling with fear, loneliness, or depression at this time, our Pastor has made himself available just to talk and pray with anyone. Pastor Steve's personal cell phone is 619-277-2671. Feel free to call him anonymously.
Most of all, we pray that you will know that God is greater than any adversity the world brings our way.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1.9)
John 13 is a key passage to my understanding of the role of a leader in Christ Jesus. It is the passage where Jesus washes His disciples' feet before celebrating Passover with them, and directs his disciples to follow the example he has set as a servant leader. Christ has tasked me to be a servant to those He places to work alongside me. It is my goal to see those I work with grow as musicians, as leaders in their own right, and as followers of Christ, and provide any assistance I can for them along the way.
Corporate worship is a balancing act. I consider it part of my job to constantly keep the goals and motives of myself and my team under the magnifying glass, to make sure that we do not become the center of attention, intentional or not, and that we do not become a hindrance to our church family in praising God. My desire for our time of worship is that it would be a time of refreshing, a time of challenge, and a time of being in the Lord's presence. In that, the worship team should be as unobtrusive as possible. It is not about us, but He who works through us. To paraphrase John the Baptist, He must become greater, we must become less.
It is truly a pleasure and blessing to worship together with my church family, and hear the joyful noise we can make together in praise of our Lord.