As we all know, our society is fighting the coronavirus and cannot meet in person. We can however gather in our cars for what we call Drive In Worship. Each week, by Friday, we will make a call to have Drive In Worship, or Facebook Live worship based on the weather. We will let you know via church email, and Facebook.
Details for Drive In Worship:
-Drive to the church property at 730 James Madison Highway, across from Round Hill Inn. Try to arrive around 10:45.
-Service will start at 10:00 a.m.
-You can tune in on the radio at AM 1630. This allows you to stay inside your car and have the AC on. Or you can get out and sit in a lawn chair.
-The service will be less than an hour. This helps because we have no restrooms.
-If you do need to leave for some reason (restroom break, children meltdown), you can drive away easily without any problem. There is plenty of space to park and drive in between lanes.
Please know that during this time, we will continue to update you with any changes to the schedule by way of emails from the church, and through Facebook (www.facebook.com/obcva). If you do not receive emails from the church, please call the office at 672-2996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get put on the email list.
Also, your offerings are still needed to spread the love of Christ during this crisis. You can mail a check into the office (PO Box 167 Orange VA 22960), or go to the egiving link at the top of the homepage.
During what is an unsure and anxiety-filled time for us all, might I encourage you to “gaze on God, and glance at your surroundings.” So often we allow ourselves to get overwhelmed by what is going on around us, but what we need to focus on is our Lord. This is the lesson I learn from the story in Matthew 14 about Peter getting out of the boat to meet Jesus who was walking on the water. Peter obeyed Jesus’ command to come out and meet him and was walking on the water until he began to focus less on Jesus, and more on the raging storm around him. He started sinking when he took his eyes off Jesus. So as we all continue through these stormy seas, “let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).
Grace and Peace,
Alan Miller, Pastor