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Will You Pray Today?

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Congress established a National Day of Prayer by a joint resolution in 1952.

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan set the day for the annual observance as the first Thursday in May.

Click here for a great prayer guide and join millions around our country as we ask God for his wisdom, guidance, forgiveness, protection, and provision.

Worship by Livestream through May 17

Given the ever-changing environment related to the coronavirus pandemic, please be reminded that . . .

  • we will continue our worship services by livestream only at least through Sunday, May 17;
  • we will have no Ingleside-sponsored on-campus or off-campus in-person classes, groups or other programming at least through Sunday, May 17; and
  • we will revisit our plans for May 18 and beyond as we get closer to that date, and we will communicate about our path forward in a timely fashion.

To learn about the factors that have shaped our decision-making thus far, please read my blog from April 23 entitled, “A Wise Way Forward,” in its entirety.

As We Plan for Tomorrow

As we make plans for the days ahead, we are committed to respecting the guidance of our governmental leaders, seeking wise counsel from many advisors, learning best practices from other church leaders, and above all, asking the Lord for his wisdom and direction (Romans 13:1-7; Proverbs 15:22; and James 1:5-7, 3:13-18).

So, at least until May 13, we are encouraging all Inglesiders to continue to “practice Social Distancing” and to “wear face coverings” when we are out and about (Governor’s Executive Order, 04.23.20.02).

And, at least until June 12, we are encouraging all Inglesiders who are 65 years of age or older or who have medical conditions that make them at “higher risk for severe illness” to continue to shelter in place (Governor’s Executive Order, 04.30.20.01).

Our wise and loving actions during these unusual days will be a powerful witness to our neighbors, will commend and adorn the gospel, and will bring great glory to God.

Signs of Health and Vitality

Though we are not currently assembling on campus, our mission of making disciples is going strong.  Consider the following facts:

  • 10,000+ adults are watching our television broadcast each week.
  • About 2,000 people are worshiping by livestream each Sunday.
  • Hundreds of us are meeting weekly for Bible study and fellowship by Zoom.
  • Since March 15, more than 1,300 new people have subscribed to “A Chapter a Day.”
  • And, untold numbers of phone calls have been made to care for one another, to pray for one another, to love our neighbors, and to share the gospel.

I am eagerly anticipating when our on-campus, face-to-face fellowship can resume.  But until then, please know of my love and prayers for you.

Your Pastor and Friend,
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