Sunday School 9:00am Worship Service 10:15am | 3210 30th St., Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-564-4279

Current Status During Covid-19 Pandemic

 

Dear members and friends of Columbus First Baptist Church,

We are all aware of the current pandemic that has become part of our lives known as the coronavirus or Covid-19.  On March 16th, Gov. Ricketts and President Trump announced that all public gathering and assemblies must be limited to 10 or less.  In an effort to comply with our local, state and national government we feel compelled to obey this mandate for the well being of our immediate community and to do our part in "flattening the curve" of Covid-19.   

The Elders of CFBC see this as obeying Romans 13 and not an illustration of Acts 5:29, therefore, it is something we ought to do, and will do.  We feel this is in line with the heartbeat of our local health care providers and what they have been suggesting as well.

So, in an effort to comply with our state and country's desire to "flatten the curve," all meetings and corporate gatherings have been temporarily suspended until further notice. 

By God’s grace and mercy, He will see us through these difficult days, and we trust Him in His sovereignty and goodness during good days and bad.  We have included a link to a helpful article that helps our thinking during this time. We also encourage you to listen to our latest sermon dealing with how to make sense of the Coronal Virus.  8 reminders in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Please see our Blog section on the website for daily and weekly reminders of God's Providential Care during these days. 

Regarding Giving during this time, we encourage you to not pause your giving. The need for gospel ministry, mercy and ongoing budget necessities continues even if traffic slows down. In fact, if the Lord has blessed you such that you have the means to increase your giving at this time, it would be a gracious help to the church. You may drop off your offerings at the church throughout the week in the office or you can give your offerings online here.

In the immediate days ahead we will have links and suggestions to aid you and your family in worshipping at home. 

We want to remind all our members and friends, and anyone reading this page, that the tension caused by the Coronavirus, Covid-19, gives the people of God the opportunity to stand against fear and to pray in faith for those impacted by this outbreak.  As Paul writes in Philippians 4:6-7,  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  As God's children, let us throw off fear and anxiety and turn to Him in prayer and stand as a light to the world around us.

  • Pray in thankfulness for God’s sovereignty.  This pandemic has not caught Him off guard. 
  • Pray that we will seek Him and trust Him as we journey through this challenging season.
  • Pray for those who are sick and for those who love and care for them. 
  • Pray for their comfort and pray for their healing.
  • Pray for those whose livelihoods are at stake as people are quarantined and businesses shut down because of the virus.
  • Pray for our healthcare workers who were already operating with little margin prior to the coronavirus. 
  • Pray for their physical, spiritual, and emotional protection as they stand at the frontline of the crisis risking their lives to save ours.
  • Pray for the protection of those who are at a heightened risk such as the elderly, the very young, and those with compromised immune systems.
  • Pray for wisdom for those who lead us in local, state, and federal government, for those who are working to find a vaccine for Covid-19, for the CDC and other medical researchers working to stem the spread of the virus.
  • Pray for your spiritual leaders, that difficult decisions that will need to be made will be done out of care for the body of Christ and not out of fear.
  • Pray for each other and pray for your neighbors.  Pray that God will use this as an opportunity for the good news of Jesus Christ to be received in the hearts of many.
  • Finally, pray that our faith might be increased as we depend upon the Lord.

 

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