We are holding online worship gatherings as our church practices physical distancing. Although much of our staff is working off-site, we invite you to stay connected with us!
We care deeply about your ministry needs, so we are diligently working to provide you with helpful and uplifting resources. Our Community Groups are also meeting via video to stay connected in community. Let’s continue to be the church as we engage in home worship, digital connection, and service to our neighbors during this season.
-How You Can Pray
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” As believers, we have the authority which Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and to pray for healing for those who have the Coronavirus.
Begin your prayer time by praising God for His sovereignty. He still is and always will be in control of all things. Pray that we will trust Him to help us navigate this season of uncertainty.
Pray for wisdom for U.S. and Japanese leaders, the CDC, WHO, researchers, other medical personnel, leaders in churches, and other strategic places to respond wisely and appropriately.
Pray for cooperation and collaboration among medical agencies and personnel around the world to work together for the well-being and health of all people.
Pray for the protection of doctors, nurses, crisis response teams, emergency first responders, researchers and other medical professionals who risk their lives to protect ours.
Pray for comfort and healing for those stricken with this virus. Pray they will receive the quality health care they need to regain health and strength. Pray their healing and for the vaccine to cure and eradicate this virus.
Pray for the protection and safety of those considered “at-heightened-risk.”
Pray for peace, calmness, freedom from fear, anxiety, and panic among individuals and communities.
Pray we would be proactive in proclaiming the gospel and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Pray this event would be a catalyst for revival.
-How You Can Love Your Neighbor
Take a moment and look around you. Who are those people in your life that may be thankful for a helping hand during this time? Offer to run errands for those who have high-risk health concerns or send a note of encouragement. The tendency is to go into a self-protective mode and isolate; however, we can show others that they are not alone. How the church loves well is important. Challenge yourself to encourage someone today. Sometimes, the most powerful thing we can do is reach out and let someone know we care. A simple phone call can make a big difference.
Through it all, pray and ask the Lord to point us back to His truth in all we say and do.
-How You Can Give
Please also continue to be faithful in your giving. If you typically give at church, consider giving online at http://kozabaptistchurch.org/give
We are grateful for your understanding, your support, and most of all, your prayers as we continue to respond to this unprecedented set of circumstances. We will see you online for worship.