Dear Lakeway Church family,
Most of you have already been informed that we are not planning to meet together on Sunday for church. The Leadership Team has decided it is best for our church body to do what we can to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. There are so many unknowns around this situation and we have a significant number of our people in the at-risk demographic. We are not operating out of fear but we're trying to be wise and show care for our Lakeway Church community and our community at large. (Please see info below from WBIR's website.)
Mark's video taped sermon for the week will be posted online through the website (lakewaychurch.com). as well as on the Lakeway Church Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LakewayChurch/). We will also be doing "Joys & Concerns" by email. If you have something to share, please send it to: email@example.com. We will compile a list and send it out to everyone so we can be praying for each other. Weekly LT updates are listed below:
April 2, 2020
All of us are trying to adjust to the many changes that are taking place due to the spread of COVID-19. We continue to be advised to stay at home, now through the month of April. Just today, tighter restrictions have been issued here in our own state. This can be upsetting, but may we say as David did, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:2)
We appreciate your prayers for the LT as we seek to provide guidance and care to the LC family during this time. Here are a few things we wanted to share with you this week:
In accordance with national guidelines, we will not be meeting together for worship services in the month of April. Though this is difficult, it is what we need to do in order to love each other and our community. As we’ve said before, the LT will do our best to stay abreast of the latest information affecting our church gatherings and keep the church family advised.
Regarding the message for this Sunday (Palm Sunday), we will again plan to record the sermon on Saturday and have it available to watch that evening or anytime afterwards. We appreciate your prayers for overcoming some technical difficulties we’ve encountered with this new venture. We’re hoping to live stream our service on Easter.
We were able to have Sermon Breakout last Sunday using Zoom, and we will plan to do it again this Sunday. You should receive an invitation to join the meeting by email no later than Saturday. The time for Sermon Breakout will be 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, so hopefully you will have viewed the sermon by then. If not, you can still participate. We hope you’ll join us!
We remind you that we want to know of any need that you may have during this time. Please contact us through Pastor Mark’s phone (423.736.1556) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We want to be supportive of each other.
We’re thankful for the financial support that has been received these past few weeks. The total giving for March was $7,967.60, compared to our budget of $7,929.80, and our actual spending of $7,210.46. Let’s see what our God will do through us all in April! [Remember, financial gifts may be facilitated through online giving (found here) or through mail addressed to: Lakeway Church, 1855 Sulphur Springs Rd., Morristown, TN 37813.]
We continue to ask that you join us in praying that, by God’s grace, we will be the church He has called us to be for His glory.
The Leadership Team