ECC Ministry Update – Processing Our Loss and Grief

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  (Psalm 34:18)

In these days of the COVID-19 pandemic many of us have seen and are experiencing heartache in unprecedented ways. Just a few of those losses are:

  • Adults being temporarily laid off or losing their jobs.
  • Singles spending much time alone due to social distancing.
  • People experiencing sickness.
  • Kids and teens trying to learn in very different settings and routines.
  • All of us missing our church family and friends.
  • And many more…

While the bible speaks much about loss and grief, we often associate it only with death.  The reality is that in any change, even good change, their is loss and grief. We are all undergoing grief and loss in this time and we shouldn’t underestimate it’s impact on our lives. Each of us grieve differently, even if we grieve the same thing, and we should help one another walk through these changes. As we care for one another don’t underestimate or assume we know how or what people are grieving. Our role is to love and care for them and remind remind them that God has given us emotions to process and heal from loss and grief. Even more importantly we can pray for them and point them to the promises of God. We must place hope and confidence in the words of Jesus when he says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” (John 14:1) Let’s pray that over one another, whether or not we are together or apart. 

As we continue to walk through this as God’s church we’d like to continue to encourage you to look to the promises of God and reach out and pray by phone with one another. Families, make this a new season, full of new practices of prayer with each other. God will provide, you will draw strength and comfort and He will be glorified.

Please remember that if you have any prayer requests that you would like to share with others at ECC, simply email them to prayerchain813@gmail.com

In this time we have set up a prayer team to pray privately with you over the phone. If you are in need of prayer contact the church office by phone or email or fill out the form below. Someone will reach out to you soon.

Prayer Form

Take care of yourself and take care of one another.

Praying with you and for you,

Pastor Dan

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