As of March 17th at 11am:
We want to start today by saying that we are proud to be called your Pastors, especially in this “extra” moment in our history. We are encouraged to hear your hearts to reach our communities and lend a helping hand. Some of you have reached out to others and helped with groceries. Others are making phone calls and being a listening ear. Thank you for your continued efforts to be the hands and feet of Jesus as you reach out to your neighbor!
We are sure that many of you are settling into a new normal (for several weeks) and others are not sure what the future holds. The thing that we can say for sure is that God is in control, He has not forgotten you and He is not caught off guard. No matter your situation or circumstances in this moment, God is with you! Please let this prayer from Psalm 23 give you comfort and peace today!
“Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:4, 6
In these next few weeks of physical distancing, notice not “social distancing” as we need each other now more than ever, we will be coming up with creative ways to meet together via Live Stream and our webpage. We have already created a mini studio in the Welcome Center to help us accomplish this goal. A few key points to keep in mind are:
· All services, events, and groups will be moved to an online format or postponed to a later date.
· Moving to an online format will include our:
o Sunday morning Celebration service (10:30am)
o Wednesday Midweek prayer time (7pm)
o Radiant Life Kids Ministry (Saturday @ 10:30am)
o Radiant Life Youth Ministry (Sunday @6pm)
o Open Club Young Adults (First Fridays @8pm)
o A New LIFEgroup study opportunity (Fridays at 7pm beginning 3/27)
· During these online gatherings we encourage each of you to comment, share needs, testimonies and what God is speaking to you, use your emojis and memojis, post a picture (Be sure to tag us in your post/story.) of your setting and have fun! Also invite your neighbors, coworkers, friends and family to join you for the Live Stream! Personal invites as well as sharing and hosting watch parties for the Live events are a great way to do it!
Our next Live Stream will be for our Wednesday Midweek prayer time. We would love to have you join us and be prepared to share in the comments what God is doing and saying to you. We are believing that God will speak to us during this special time together. We will not be overly programmed, instead Pastor Matt and the worship team will lead us and we will let the Holy Spirit speak through his church (you!) into this specific moment. We are excited to join with each of you through your screens, devices and comments.
Keep a look out for details on the other online experiences as we continue to develop and grow together!
We are partnering with International Friendships to help Ohio State students who will need a ride to the airport to return home and others who will need a place to live during this time. You can sign up to be a part here: https://columbus.ifipartners.org/covid19/
For those who are at home and looking for Christian discipleship and children’s content, please sign up for your free RIGHTNOW Media subscription by texting “RIGHTNOW RLCDUBLIN” to 41411 to gain access for you and your family! We have permission to allow you to share this code with your family and friends. Please share with those who may be blessed by this amazing resource!
We love hearing what God is doing in your lives and agreeing with you in prayer over the things heavy on your heart. Please reach out to us with any prayer needs and testimonies at http://radiant.family/prayer-request.
Don’t forget to stay up to date with what is happening at RLC at http://radiant.family!
We are excited that in this time we can stay together in relationship and continue to make an impact on our community. If you need anything, you can reach out to me at 614-582-3191.
Be blessed today!
Pastors Chris and Rachel
Radiant Life Church
Dear Radiant Family,