UPDATED AS OF 8:00 PM (Saturday, 3/22/2020)
 
 
 
 
 
Previous message from 3/21/2020 (Shown below)
 
March 22, 2020
Church Service
 
Dear NCF Family,

God is ‘that good’ and He is taking perfect care for us during this time. He says in Psalm 34 that He sends
His angels to camp around us and to deliver us. So, remember to bless the Lord at all times and keep His
praise in your mouth. Don’t let complaining, fear, anxiety and worry fill your mind and mouth and
remember who you are in Christ!

Here is a quick update for tomorrow’s service:
Because we honor the authority of our state, I called Governor Holcomb’s office this past week for
approval, and still as of today per their website, we remain in compliance with their guidelines for public
worship gatherings limiting no more than 250 people in a single room.
 
So, YES we will be gathering in our Sunday service at 10 AM. We have, however, suspended the 9 am
adult Sunday School until further notice.

As the pastor, I’m responsible for protecting the flock and I am asking that there be no hand shaking
tomorrow. It is important at this time, that we all would participate in the recommended social
distancing. While I don’t think shaking somebody’s hand will be a problem for me or for the other
person, I gave my word to our state authority that we would comply and observe good common sense
in faith.
 
We would love to see you tomorrow, but completely understand and by no means will think any less of
anyone who stays home during this time of extreme caution. Just follow your heart and be led by the
Holy Ghost.
 
We are excited to announce that we will be live-streaming the service through our Facebook page
@ncfgranger at 10:30 AM after praise and worship. You do not even need a Facebook account to watch
it on our Facebook page, so everyone can join us this Sunday (Yay)! In fact, I encourage you to still shout
out some, “Amens.”
 
Please bear with us as this will be our first attempt using Facebook live platform and I’m certain it will
improve every service going forward.
 
I want to encourage you to participate and believe God together with us by sending your tithes and
offerings to NCF using your cell phone through ‘text to give’ or by mail. For text giving just send a text
message with a dollar amount (e.g. “$50”) to (574) 319-1311. If this is your first time giving this way, you
will have to fill out a short form with your billing information. After the initial setup, however, giving is
as easy as sending a text. Your financial support has been and is so greatly appreciated.
 
The Lord has prepared us for such a time as this and together we’re going to get through this and
become an even greater church and community of faith than we’ve ever been before. This is an
opportunity for us to experience the presence of God in a whole new dimension and in a whole new
way. Keep His praise in your mouth and keep boldly confessing that Ps. 91, Ps. 34 and Ps. 23 are working
for us and our church. We love you and we’re praying for you!
 
In Christ,
Pastor Arnie