March 26

Stay At Home Order from Governor Sununu

In light of Governor Sununu's Stay at Home Order effective Friday March 27 at 11:59 pm, LifeWay Church services will be LIVE Streamed from pastor Juan's home. We ask that all LIVE Stream support  teams (including video, audio, & worship team) remain at home and follow our LIVE stream with their families. This new way of doing things will be in place until Monday May 4 of 2020. Our LIVE Streams will take place on  Sunday at 11 AM and on Tuesdays at 7 PM. Please share our LIVE STREAM link with friends and loved ones and invite them to join us. Weekly online LifeGroups and Noon Prayer times will become available as of next week. Please stand by for more information. You can also text your prayer requests or needs at 978-689-211. Share this number with as many people as you can. We will be lifting every request to God and responding to every need as we are able. 


This an unprecedented time in history and we must act with prudence, wisdom, and love. Nothing like this has been seen in our lifetime, except by those who lived during the influenza pandemic in 1918, where the virus infected one in every three people on the planet and killed over 50 million people (surpassing the death toll of World War 1). History also witnessed the horrible outbreak of the bubonic plague (referred to as Black Death) that killed over 100 million in Europe and Asia between 1347–1352. More than half of Europe's population was wiped out.


We must realize that we are vulnerable people. We cannot live as if we were in charge of our own lives. We were created by God to live in loving submission to Him. We are not in control and these times are highlighting boldly our inability to help ourselves. We can't raise our fist against heaven and claim our independence from God. We need Him right now. He is the only one who can help us! We must humbly declare, "God help us! Have mercy on us. Forgive us for our sins and remove this plague from our land."  


Let's continue to pray for each other. Let's use this time to upgrade our relationship with God and the members in our family. This is hard work but is worth it. We will have more time together and we must maximize it and grow in character like never before. Let's remember the admonition received from God's word during this past Sunday's message, to 1) Do Away With Fake Love 2) Thrive in Honoring Each Other 3) Have a Spiritual Awakening 4) Form New Habits (rejoice in hope, remain patient in tribulation, and constant in prayer) and 5) Become a Good Neighbor. 


May God bless you and keep you. May God establish you in His truth and ground you in His love through His word and the comfort of His Spirit. 


Much love, 


Pastor Juan

LifeWay Church

March 20

A Message from Pastor Juan

As believers in Christ, we have a hope that the world does not have. We trust a good God who never changes. Stock markets change, politics change, people change, the weather changes, health changes... but we know that God NEVER changes. Our hope is not in our money, our position, or even our health. Our hope and trust is in God, the giver of life, the giver of wealth, the giver of health, and every other good gift that comes from above. This is a good time for us to reflect on the words of Moses in Psalm 91:1-6: 


 

"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday."

 

The truth is, we live by faith and not by fear! Having said that, we must also live as good citizens and cooperate with the overall national efforts to reduce the risk of a Corona infection surge in our State and nation. We want to protect those around us who may rapidly decline in health if infected by the virus. As believers in Christ, we trust God, we live by compassion, and we abide by the guidelines of our government (Romans 13).

 

Therefore, in light of the current events with Corona Virus and the directives from our president and governor, we will abstain from meeting corporately on Sundays and Tuesdays until further notice. We will alternatively LIVE STREAM our Sunday Services at 11 AM (EST) and our Tuesday Prayer Meeting at 7 PM (EST). We encourage you to 'attend' these services and invite others who are home bound to join us as well. We will have live worship, testimonies, and a live message that will be a blessing to all!

 

Make sure to share our LIVE STREAM link with as many people as you can (all your friends on Facebook for example). In this time of social distancing, sharing the good news of Jesus online will be the best gift to those who may have nothing else to do but be in front of a computer. Let's build community online and maximize this season by being a source of hope to many around the world. Continue to reach out to one another and help each other as needs rise among the body. 


You may text prayer requests to 978-689-2111. This line sends messages directly to our Listening Team and they will bring your petitions before the Lord. You may also use this number to text any needs that may arise during this time (assistance with rides, supplies, etc.) and we will do our best to help.

 

I thank God for you. 

 


Pastor Juan

LIFEWAY CHURCH


March 18

Coronavirus Preparations & Guidelines

In view of the recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to keep you abreast of what the church is doing to address it. Please be assured that the health and safety of our community is our first priority and we are taking precautions to keep everyone safe. In times like these it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear.


As this is a public health safety concern, we are following the directives of our President and NH State governor, as well as the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH-DHHS) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

LifeWay Church has been preparing in several ways:

  • We have instructed our staff and volunteers to wash their hands regularly throughout the day and to stay home if they are sick.
  • We will begin to LIVE STREAM our services starting Sunday March 22 at 11 AM from our LifeWay North site. We will also live stream our Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 7 PM from the Vineyard Church site. This will continue until our government and public health officials say it is safe to have public gatherings again. 
  • Most importantly, we are prepared to follow any public health directives that might be forthcoming. 

It is critical that we all continue to practice general prevention measures recommended by public health officials:

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you need a coronavirus test, call your primary care physician. Cost should not be a barrier to testing and treatment in New Hampshire.

If You Feel Sick, Stay at Home

  • If you do not feel better in 24–48 hours, seek care from your doctor.
  • Avoid going out in public. Do not go to school or work until you have been fever-free at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs like Tylenol or ibuprofen.
  • If you need help getting medical care call 911.

Special Guidance for Vulnerable Congregants

  • Older adults and those with chronic lung disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or a weakened immune system should avoid unnecessary events and gatherings.
  • If you have family or friends who have one of these conditions, do not visit them if you feel sick.

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