Around the 18th of March the elder-ship determined that cancelling all church related activities was necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As most of you know, the leaders of our nation have determined that it is necessary to extend the duration of the social distancing policy until the end of April (now end of May), currently. With this being said, while most unfortunate, we at Thomaston Road will continue to cancel any and all activities until further notice. You are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our online services that are being offered right now. A Bible study with Dave Sparrow as the teacher is offered at 9:30 am on Sunday on Facebook Live. We then have a worship service at 10:25 am on Sunday on Facebook Live where one of our elders will present a lesson with singing and communion time offered. Just have your communion items ready and participate with us on remembering our Lord and Savior and the sacrifice He made to offer us a way to eternal life with God. Then on Wednesday night, we offer Wednesday Connection on Facebook Live with Rob Robinson and Dave Sparrow as the commentators at 7 pm. While we hope that this is only a short-lived situation, we realize that God is in control and has a reason for the current situation we find ourselves living in, even though we may not understand it. Remember Romans 8:28.
Sometimes we may take our fellowship and worship as a family for granted and it is not until such times as this that we realize it. If nothing else comes from this COVID-19 pandemic other than we realize the importance of fellowship and worship with church family, it will have been worth it. It is this fellowship that provides us strength to walk in the mist of the ungodly world that we live in. It gives us a resource to turn to when we find ourselves in over our heads. We can still reach out, pray, worship and commune with God and his family of saints and that is what being a church family is about. We ask that you continue to reach out to our brothers and sisters during this time. The church is us, as a family, and while we may not be able to physically meet together at the moment we can still use social media, phones, email etc. to reach out and fellowship with one another. If you have a need, become ill, or become aware of anyone having a need, we ask that you let one of us know immediately.
We are going to do everything we can to continue to look for ways that we can to reduce the effects of not being able to gather together as we have become accustomed to. We will continue to worship together on Facebook Live until we are able to meet again for worship at the church building. We also encourage you to tune in to our retired minister's webpage at robrobinsonpreacher.com to hear the sermons he is posting. Even after we begin to meet together collectively, we will still offer live streaming for our shut-ins and those who are sick and cannot attend service.
God Bless each of you - TRCOC Shepherds
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,..." Romans 8:28a
because we are following the guidelines from the cdc for social distancing, we are worshiping online at Thomaston road church of Christ (trcoc) facebook live on sundays at 9:30 am for bible study with dave sparrow, 10:30 am worship hour with the elders presenting the lesson for the day, Wednesday connection on trcoc facebook live at 7 pm, and fireside chats with the elder-ship friday at 7 pm until we start meeting again.