who care for one another and bring God’s love into a broken world”
Due to the corona outbreak and measures taken by the Dutch government to slow the spread of the virus, we will not be having any church events or gatherings until further notice. This includes Sunday services, courses and groups.
However, church is not cancelled! It’s just going to happen in a different way!
Our home groups are mostly meeting virtually, Sunday services are happening online and we are hosting online prayer meetings as well.
If you want to stay connected to the church in these times, then make sure to:
- Like the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/vineyard.groningen
- Sign up for the e-newsletter: www.vineyardgroningen.com/newsletter
- Subscribe to the YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmrYDHQbPwhkeahUza6qrcA
Fear? Or love?
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7)
As the Corona pandemic is spreading worldwide, we see many people responding with fear. Being confronted with all these restrictions on your personal life and on church life, it may feel like we respond in fear as well. However, we suggest that being mindful of not getting infected nor becoming an infector, is actually an act of love and self-discipline. We all want this virus to be controlled. No-one wants the people they love to be endangered, even though, as an individual, you might not be worried about getting sick at all. Yet, in love, let's do everything that we can to make sure that people that are at risk of getting seriously ill or worse, don't get infected.
Here are some things that you can pray for during this time of the corona crisis:
Let's pray to our God that the spreading of this virus will stop quickly,
Let’s pray that no one in our church will get infected or infect anyone else
Let’s pray for our government and leaders worldwide to make the right decisions to handle this crisis
Let’s pray for hospital personnel for strength and wisdom in the midst of all of this
Let’s pray that, through the fear that is spreading along with the disease, people will get a sense that they need to build their lives on a stronger foundation
Let’s pray that in the midst of all this, we can find ways to testify of the faith, hope and love we have in Jesus Christ