March 23, 2020
News and Updates
Two weeks into quarantine life, we may be tempted to desperately long for what tomorrow will bring. “I can’t wait until this is all over” is what many are thinking. Here is a helpful reminder from Ecclesiastes 4:5-8:
“5 The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh. 6 Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. 7 Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8 one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, “For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?” This also is vanity and an unhappy business.”
We are not called to manic busyness or to idle laziness, but instead to make the most of our current opportunity. May this be a season when you refrain from folding your hands, refrain from having two hands full of toil, but instead one handful of quietness and one handful of toil as you live each of these days out to the glory of God. Read these helpful notes on Ecclesiastes 4 from David Gibson:
“We usually think life tomorrow is going to be better than life today, because tomorrow we’ll have achieved something new: tomorrow we’ll spend more time in the Bible, we’ll finally tidy the house; tomorrow we’ll complete the dream move, the promotion, the degree, a marriage, the deadline… Why not stop and enjoy today in very real ways?
Live the life you have now, instead of longing for the life you think you will have but which you actually cannot control at all. When we realize there is a middle way between being lazy in the here and now and busting a gut for the future, we find balance.”
And to help you make most of your current quarantine, we have put together a Quarantine Care Package Page for you.
- Livestream link
- All major Covid related church updates
- Need Submission Link
- Prayer Submission Link
- Children’s Ministry Resources
- Pastoral video devotionals (at least twice a week)
- Resource Links of books, articles, blogs, podcasts, & sermons that you can consume to help you make the most of this time.
- Click here or go to http://citybiblesacramento.com/quarantine
Now for the rest of the weekly updates.
Pastors Q and A/Prayer Meeting
Because of Resurrection Sunday Upcoming, please observe the April Prayer Meeting Schedule:
- Sunday, March 29 | 5:00pm Pastors Q + A
- Sunday, April 5 | 5:00pm Prayer Meeting
- Sunday, April 12 | Resurrection Sunday, No Evening Events
- Sunday, April 19 | 5:00pm Pastors Q + A
- Sunday, April 26 | 5:00pm Prayer Meeting
Prayer Meetings on Zoom may be accessed by signing into the Zoom App, and entering Meeting ID #: 916 397 6744
The Family Devotional
Attention Chldren and Parents! Beginning next week, on Wednesday and Friday, we want to invite you to do the Family Devotional with us. For about 20-30 minutes, we will teach the corresponding Devotional from our Generations of Grace Curriculum over a Zoom Meeting.
Details on time and login information will be coming soon. You may preview the curriculum any time at citybiblesacramento.com/cm.
Computer(Coffee) and Counsel
The Coffee and Counsel time has been temporarily moved to Saturdays, from 9:00am to 10:00am on Zoom. Please register here to be included on updates.
Saints, for Group Messaging between Members, we want to highly recommend the Telegram App. Click the image below to view details to download it.
Church Center App
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Did you know that one of the easiest, and most passive ways you can help the advance of the Gospel, is by interacting with our Church social media presence (and other ministries). Even a simple "like" will help put our posts in the view of your non-believing friends.