Someone once said, “Change almost never politely knocks before it enters our lives... most of the time it kicks in the door and marches right in”. As shocking as that sounds, change isn’t always a bad thing, even when it feels negative. Remember that the only way we came into the family of God is through a core, transformational change of spirit and soul through the power of Christ.
Throughout the gospel accounts, it becomes clear that whatever Jesus touched, He changed. That reality applied to people, circumstances, physical substances (like bread or wine or fish), and even the changing of the minds and understandings of people.
We are living through a time of incredible cultural change, and some of these changes become more than mere events that we read about in the news. Some of these changes get downright personal as they “kick in” the door of our lives and settle in.
This can be true for individuals, families, and even church families as well. And it should be acknowledged that if we are not currently going through a time of massive change, we all eventually will!
So although we face changes every day, God never changes, and His Word never changes. All that He has said about Himself remains true forever.
“Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens”(Psalm 119:18). “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
Pastor Perry Kallis
Guidelines for participants when Re-opening GracePoint Worship Services
In the spirit of showing care for each other, yet wanting to have a comfortable and meaningful worship experience, please consider these guidelines as we gather:
- Bring your own chairs, blankets, and shade. Dress informally. Consider bringing a hat and sunglasses. Chairs and some shade will be provided for those who are unable to bring them.
- Maintain 6 feet of physical distance between your family and other families.
- Families with children will worship together. Bring activities for your kids. There will be no children’s programming.
- Greet friends with a smile or wave. Refrain from shaking hands or embracing each other.
Masks are encouraged but are not required. Bring your own if you have one.
- Use the restroom immediately before leaving home. Restrooms are open if absolutely needed.
- Bring your own beverages and snacks. Water bottles will be available.
- Please stay home if you have been in contact recently with a COVID-positive individual or you do not feel well. Access the service online.