Coming Together at ABC, Part I

Warm greetings in the Lord Jesus to all the Saints at ABC!!

Mary and I are thanking God for a wonderful and fruitful trip to Africa as well as a safe trip home.  Thanks to all of you who prayed and supported us!  We are on day three of our two week quarantine.

After prayer and talking with other pastors and our District leadership we are making the decision to have all of our meetings virtually at ABC for now.  We will not be meeting physically at the church building.  Thankfully, the Church of our Lord is not the building but the Body of Christ!

There are many reasons for this decision.  As of yesterday our Governor has issued a stay at home order to protect citizens from the spread of Covid-19.  Titus 3:1 comes to mind for us:

Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work

Titus 3:1

At ABC we love to love people!  We love to gather together!  We love to Worship the Lord!  We love to greet each other with holy handshakes and hugs!  But in every situation we have to ask,
“What does love look like?”  The most loving thing we can do in THIS situation is to do all we can to keep everyone safe.

The Covid-19 virus is now in every county in Arizona.  Yesterday there were 132 new cases and four people died.  There were over 1000 new cases today.  17 residents in our area have now tested positive.

So, are we still “getting together” for Sunday Worship, prayer, and Bible Study?  Absolutely!
Let me explain…

This Sunday, April 5th I want everyone to ‘gather together’ at our regular time of 10:30 a.m. in your homes for our ABC worship service!

Open with a word of prayer

Greet one another!  Ask how your week has been.  Share a bit.

Worship together.  Play a few of your favorite worship songs.  Try this one if you like: “Great is Thy Faithfulness”  with added verses – Youtube is a great place to pic a few favorites.  Be creative!  Play a favorite from your phone or just sing a chorus you know and love!

Give your Tithes and Offerings. Our C&MA President John Stumbo said, “All of us are called to return our tithes and offerings to the Lord regardless of a fluctuating economy.”  This is a time to show your dependence and trust in the Lord by continuing to give God the first fruits of your income.  You can give in three ways:

  1. Online at our ABC website secure giving tab:
  2. Mail in your tithe to ABC – 2601 W. Iron Springs Rd, Prescott AZ  86314
  3. Drop off your tithe in the box by the front door Monday or Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Listen to the Sunday message online.  Go to our website, .  Our goal is to have a message that Dave Parker has prepared online for you to view!  Use your phone, tablet or computer to hear God’s Word to us through Dave this Sunday.

Share Together.  This is a unique opportunity to ‘debrief’ the message.  Share what God is saying to you personally.

Close in Prayer

That’s it!  We’ve just done “Worship Together” at ABC!

Pastor John Perry
Alliance Bible Church