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March Church Schedule/Food Pantry Update

Posted by Vista Hills Church on

Dear Church Family, 

1: Our President has asked for our help in the fight against the Coronavirus. The experts feel we can greatly hinder its spread and prevent a much more serious event if we will avoid public meetings of more than 10 people for the next 15 days. Although as Christians, we are not to live in fear, we are to submit to the authorities unless that submission would cause us to disobey our Lord. Therefore, Vista Hills will consent to the president's requests while still affording our membership opportunity to worship and pray corporately by canceling our Sunday morning English service and Wednesday evening activities while continuing to hold our evening prayer meetings. Following is the church schedule through the month of March. If you pick one or more of these times to fellowship, we should be able to continue to gather without having meetings of more than 10 people. 

Tues March 17th
9 am - 11:30 am Food distribution

Wed March 18th
canceled

Thurs March 19th
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary

Fri March 20th
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary

Sat Mar 21st
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary


Sun Mar 22nd
9:45 am - 11:45 am Spanish Worship Service & Bible Classes
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bible Study

Mon March 23rd
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary

Wed March 25th
canceled
Thurs March 26th
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary
Fri March 27th
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary
Sat Mar 28th
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary

Sun Mar 29th
9:45 am - 11:45 am Spanish Worship Service & Bible Classes
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bible Study
Mon March 30th
6 pm - 7 pm Worship and Prayer in the sanctuary

2.  Please let us know if you can not get out because of self-quarantine or illness. We have church members who would be delighted to drop off food, medicine or other necessities at your house. If ill, please take care of yourself and your church by staying home. We love sharing with each other, but not so much colds or the flu. 
3. I know many of you have been praying about our food pantry situation. Following is the flyer we will be handing out in English and Spanish as along with the groceries on the  next two distribution days:

 

Dear Food Pantry Friends, 


Vista Hills Church will no longer be cooperating with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger or any other Department of Agriculture food distribution programs because of recent changes in their policies regarding prayer, Christian witness, and the means to ensure those who are receiving food live in the zip codes we have chosen to serve. Therefore, March 2020 will be the last month we will be distributing food purchased from El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. You may, of course, contact El Pasoans Fighting Hunger for an updated list of their food distribution locations. 


Vista Hills Church will continue to give groceries and open our clothing closet as the Lord provides, to anyone in need who attends one of our worship services on Sunday mornings. The Spanish service begins at 9:45 am. The English service begins at 10:45 am. We would certainly be thrilled to see you at either of these services. We believe Jesus not only calls us to provide physically for those in need but also to provide the true Bread of Life; The Word of God.


We have been distributing food at this location for over 20 years. With the Lord's help, and if it be His will, we have no doubt we will be able to continue this Christian ministry. We ask all of you to join us in praying for God’s continued provision of groceries. Be assured, we will continue to pray for all of you whom we have met and come to care for here on Tuesday mornings.


Your Servant

Randy Smith

Senior Pastor Vista Hills Church

 

4. Things are changing rapidly in the United States these days. We must be ready to adjust to these changes as they occur. Please keep a close eye on your emails. I will try to keep you abreast of the changes as they come. Please pray fervently and continuously. God will hear and answer. Finally, will someone please forward this email to Chris and Charlie Garza since they have spammed their pastor and haven't been able to figure out how to get me from going to their trash-bin?

 

Your Servant

Randy


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