UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
LAST UPDATED MARCH 26 AT 1:00 PM
Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how LH is responding. Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and the surrounding community. As a church family, we are also committed to actively serving and loving the people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through our Prayer and Care response. For more information on our response, click the button below.
HOW CAN I ACCESS THE LH ONLINE WORSHIP EXPERIENCES?
In accordance with Governor Hogan’s guidelines, we will not be hosting any of our in-person worship experiences for the time being. That said, closed buildings can’t stop us from having church! We will be worshipping together online Sundays at 11 am. Prior to this, we also will be streaming a special LH Kids service at 9 am for our little ones! You can stream both services at online.lighthouse.church. We’ll miss seeing your faces at church, but we’re so grateful we can still worship Jesus together!
LH Online Service Times
LH Kids Worship Experience at 9 am
LH Worship Experience at 11 am
ARE SMALL GROUPS STILL MEETING?
Even though our Small Groups are not able to meet in person right now, we are able to meet online. Many of our Small Group leaders have begun to move their group meetings into an online video call format. This format has proven to be an excellent alternative to in-person meetings that still provides community, connection, and support to those who attend.
IS LH GLEN BURNIE OFFICE OPEN ON WEEKDAYS?
The LH Office is not open to visitors at this time. In accordance with federal and state guidelines, we have restricted many of our daily operations. Despite our restricted operations, you can still reach us both by phone and on our social media platforms.
WHAT ABOUT LH MISSION TRIPS?
Our leadership team is continually consulting various sources of information, including our ministry partners in other countries, the State Department, and organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Based on this information, we are making determinations concerning any needs to adjust, postpone, or cancel trips by March 30th.
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HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He sent His Son, Jesus, to come for us. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.
If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. If you are a follower of Jesus, we encourage you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.
In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
- Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
- Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
- Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to your LH Family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and participate in worship gatherings online if that’s the only option.
- Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.