“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Heb 10:23–25 ESV)

Dear Southwood Church Family,

Greetings in the name of Jesus. This morning, I was reminded of the hope that we have, especially in desperate times such as these, by a Facebook page that I follow:

This is the most reliably true thing, 24/7/365 (and probably still the most hilarious FB page ever). They post the same thing almost every day of the year (with adaptations during Advent and Holy Week) as a reminder that we are fundamentally a people of hope—Christ is Risen yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

With that Truth ringing in our hearts, I want to invite you to join us this Sunday from your homes for a live-streamed worship service, followed by a virtual “Fellowship Hall” gathering on ZOOM, and a time of Kids’ Ministry worship/gathering on ZOOM as well. Hebrews 10:25 reminds us not to neglect gathering together—and we’re going to be faithful to that call via virtual means, aren’t we, Church? =)

I realize this is going to be a new and perhaps daunting experience for some of you. Fear not! I have created instructional videos on (1) how to access our Live Stream via EITHER Facebook or YouTube and (2) how to join a ZOOM meeting. If you can click a link, you can do this. And Donna and I are here to help as tech support!!

If you’re confident you can join the Live Stream without assistance, just go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page to join when the streams open at 10:15 AM on Sunday morning. If you’d like to watch the instructional videos, they are posted below (KidMin links will be sent out separately by Pastor Corinne).

Be of good faith, be of good courage. We’ll see you online in a couple of days!

Pastor Sam

P.S. DON’T GO OVER TO ONE ANOTHER’S HOUSES TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAM TOGETHER. This will defeat the purpose of the measures we’re taking to suspend in-person meetings =)


How to join online worship via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZuDgylX6go

How to join online worship via Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doxtJ-sA1Kk

How to join a Zoom meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYu4ONRBMHo