Living Water Coronavirus Updates
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way...
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."
- Psalm 46:1-2, 11
Through much prayer and counsel and following the guidance of the CDC and the decision of the Virginia state government, we will be moving our Sunday services out of the buildings and into your homes at least through the beginning of June, or unless the threat of spreading the virus is past us.
On March 22 and 29, we provided a guide for you to use to worship on your own or with your family. This included ideas for home worship, a video sermon, Scripture readings, songs (with lyrics) and a prayer guide. These are still available for access here:
On April 5, we are worshiping over Zoom! This will be recorded and shared. Want to join us? Click here:
We know that nothing on a screen can replace the gathering of the church on the Lord's Day. But as we take the necessary precautions to protect those who are most vulnerable in our congregation and in our community, we pray that you'll join us from your homes as we seek to worship, praise, and pray to our good God in these uncertain times.
Social distancing is not spiritual distancing.
The Lord's Supper
We encourage you to continue to celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week in your homes with your families. If you’re unable to go out and get bread and grape juice on your own, use what you have or incorporate the Lord's Supper as part of a family meal.
We also encourage you to continue to worship the Lord through the giving of tithes and offerings. We’re seeking to love like Jesus by caring for those in our community who are most vulnerable and those who are financially affected by quarantine and social distancing. We ask you to join us in providing for their needs by giving like the example of the early church in Acts 2 who “were together and had everything in common.” You can give online or by mailing gifts to our offices:
Salem campus: 1520 Swimmer Lane, Salem VA 24153
Northside campus: 5110 Florist Road, Roanoke VA 24012
We're also beginning to collect food and other household items to aid those who are unable to leave their homes. If you have items to drop off, take them to the Salem campus and leave them on the back deck, by the kitchen door. Then, call or text 540-392-2408 and let us know you have made a drop.
cans and boxes of food
protein (peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken)
cleaning supplies and sanitizer
boxes and totes for delivery
For us to continue as a community of believers we consider it more vital now than ever to be engaged in a small group. These groups will continue to meet using various online platforms like FaceTime, Zoom, or conference calling at the discretion of the group leader. If you're already a part of a group, contact your group leader for more information about how your group will continue. If you're not part of a group, we want to encourage you not to walk through this time alone, but find community with other followers of Jesus who can encourage you and remind you of our hope in him. To learn more about small groups and ways to join them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected.
Group leaders: CLICK HERE to share needs and ways to pray for people in your group.