A MESSAGE FROM OUR SENIOR PASTORS
As you would know by now, we are in unprecedented times. Churches all over our Nation are having to do things they’ve never done before, and for Citicoast we are one of those churches. Whilst we are saddened that we cannot physically meet together to have corporate worship and fellowship, we know that the church isn’t a building and God is not limited to moving in the midst of a gathering.
THREE THINGS ABOUT OUR GOD
God is Omnipresent – He is present everywhere at the same time.
God is Omnipotent – His power is limitless; He is not subject to physical limitations like man is; He is all-powerful.
God is Omniscience – He knows all that there is to know and all that can be known; nothing takes Him by surprise.
So in this time as you may feel like you have been restricted from meeting with your family, friends and church family be encouraged that God can meet with you. He has the power and freedom to cross boundaries put around us right now and that all of this, this pandemic and it’s aftermath, isn’t beyond His ability to move in a mighty way and use for His glory. When we are in the midst of chaos and it seems like there’s a storm battering us we can be comforted by the words of Jesus, “Don’t be afraid, take courage. I am here!” – Matthew 14:27. Through this time where our world and nation is being battered by COVID-19 we must keep our eyes on our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who will come to us, reach out to us and keep us from slipping away from Him. Let His voice be the first thing you hear in the morning and the last sound you listen to at night – it’s a time to lean into the love of God so that fear has no grip on you. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear – 1 John 4:18.
As a church we will have an online service each Sunday at 10am with a Facebook Live stream where you can interact and make comments. ‘Like’ Citicoast Church on Facebook and get set-up in your comfy chair with your favourite drink on Sunday’s to join us as we come around the Word of God from our Preaching Team. The messages will also be accessible on YouTube so subscribe to our channel, Citicoast Church, to watch at a time that suits you. Keep an eye out for more exciting opportunities to connect via our Facebook page over the coming weeks. You can also follow us on Instagram for updates.
Our method of communication will be through Facebook, emails, pastoral care and right here. If you would like to connect with us and become part of our church community click on ‘Contact’ and fill out the online form. You can also fill out the online prayer request form in this area. We want to connect with you, and we also want to pray for you if you have any needs. It’s a time that we need to not mistake social distancing for relational distancing, so let’s stay in touch with each other and help each other to get through this challenging time together.
Yours in Christ,
Ps Mark and Christine Riddell