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A Holy Week Like No Other

A Holy Week Like No Other Dear Church,
This is going to be a Holy Week like no other.

We are used to gathering with many in our sanctuary for the most meaningful and festive public celebrations of the year. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to do so as we are engaging in a holy and faithful expression of love for the world by remaining at home as much as possible in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
My heart aches to not be physically present with you, especially as I am aware of the isolation, fear, and even danger many are experiencing. We trust, however, in a God for whom physical barriers are no limitation. In Psalm 139, we hear this promise: “Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.”We hear these encouraging words in the Message paraphrase of Romans 8:39, “I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living…
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Hello Beloved Spiritual Family,
* We are all experiencing the disruption of life as we know it. The world seems to have been turned upside-down and inside-out by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am reminded of Psalm 46 which says,
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea… God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge…Be still and know that I am God!”
* We believe that God continues to hold all of us and the whole world in love, that God continues to be with us. We believe there is a place of peace, protection, and strength to be found in the stillness of our own hearts which connects our present experience of trials and suffering with the eternal promises and power of heaven where there will be no more sickness, no more death, no more tears. A…
A Christ the Servant Update on the
COVID-19 Health Crisis Dear Christ the Servant Community,
CLICK HERE TO WATCH PASTOR CHRIS' VIDEO MESSAGE! We have made the difficult decision to cancel, postpone or reshape all programming at Christ the Servant through Sunday, April 5th based on recommendations from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health.  This is a bold act of love that aligns us with the best efforts of our larger community, state and nation to ensure the health of all who live here.  
Here’s what that means: ·There will be no meetings or gatherings of our church leaders, teams, worship, or outside groups at our facility between today, Friday, March 20th and Sunday, April 5th. ·Worship on Sundays and Wednesdays between March 22nd and April 5th will be livestreamed. You may join the livestream in multiple ways and find links on our website to connect online (please bear with us as we continue to work out technical issues): Facebook LiveDirect Feed Video LivestreamOnline …

Spiritual Family Check In 3-18-20

Hello Christ the Servant Community,
This is Pastor Chris Steubing bringing a message on Tuesday, March 18th. I want to share with you about how your church is working to respond to the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic that we are all dealing with. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY VIDEO MESSAGE First, I want to say that we believe in a God who holds the whole world in loving care, that means every single human being and all of creation. We believe in a God who protects us and heals us, who promises to never leave or forsake us, so we have hope and trust that God will also lead us through this uncertain time. Right now, the world is hurting, we are hurting. The world is afraid and we may be afraid too. It is a time to turn to the one who can help us, the one whose perfect love casts out all fear, the one who promises to guard our lives and give us a future with hope.
Psalm 121 says, “I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from GOD, who made hea…