2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (NKJV)
On March 17, 2020, the Government of Alberta released a new statement regarding the size and limitations of gatherings in Alberta due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In that statement, they reduced the size of gatherings to below 50 and took away the exemption for places of worship. What does that mean for the Evangelical Free Church of Lac La Biche? With prayerful consideration, the church board and elders decided it was best to follow the government’s recommendations and temporarily suspend Sunday morning services in the traditional format. We will not be meeting live at the church together; instead, this Sunday’s service will be pre-recorded for you and posted on the church website at 11 am for you to view.
To access this service, follow this link: http://efcllb.com/media/sunday-services. We are doing our best to provide these options for Sunday Service for you; please be patient if things are delayed.
One vital part of worship is giving our tithes and offerings. Options for giving include mailing us a cheque, deliver it in person to the church office (cash, cheque, debit machine) or online giving through ATB Cares. If those options don’t work for you and you would still like to give, please call the church and we can arrange something that will work for you.
It is very important to us at the church that we do not lose our connection to each other during this time. We encourage you to reach out to those around you, especially those who may be in self-isolation due to travelling, or those in our most vulnerable population. Stay connected. Call the church; we will be here as long as we are able to. If you need assistance with something, please reach out. There have been several people offering help where needed already and we would love to connect your need with someone willing to help.
Our church also has online access to RightNow
Media. It is a free online resource for kids’ studies, teen and adult Bible
studies from various authors. If you
have not been given access to that, please call us so we can send you an invite
to our account to give you access. There have been several really good video
Bible studies reminding us that our hope is not in the world but in Jesus alone
and we should cling to that, especially in times of uncertainty.
Finally, all our weekly programming remains suspended. There is no AWANA, Harbour Group, Bible studies, Munchkins 'N' Mums, Men's Floor Hockey or Youth Group until further notice. Sunday School, Children's Church and Nursery has also been suspended as of March 16, 2020.