Dear Members and Friends of Ingomar Church,
We greet you with the grace and peace poured into our lives by God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.
As pastors of Ingomar Church, we share your concerns and anxieties around the COVID-19 crisis. This is a difficult time of caution and uncertainty for all of us and we continually pray for your health and peace of mind in the midst of it.
Doing what is within our power
All of the church staff are doing what is within our power to keep you healthy. We wear masks in the office. We have instituted many safety precautions for in-person worship. We have limited and safe-distanced in-person meetings and gatherings. We vigorously wash our hands and carefully disinfect surfaces. All of this is something we have the power to do to keep each other safe. However, physical distancing, cleaning, masking, and disinfecting is not a cure for the virus, but a protection from the virus.
We are very aware that what is within our power to do is only a mere fraction of what is in the power of our God. Taking human safety precautions should always be accompanied by prayer. We are certain there are many of you who pray throughout your days and weeks for a vaccination for the virus and we are eternally grateful for your prayers.
Believing in The power of prayer
We also believe in the divine power of corporate prayer. As we have spoken with Robin, Megan and Danielle (leaders of children and youth), we have heard the multi-layered concerns around our kids returning to school and day care in September. We know that what we can humanly do is not enough.
So, we are calling on all of you to engage together in congregation-wide, focused, corporate prayer in an initiative called Pray 3:20. It is based on Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” In the paraphrased language of The Message, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! God does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”
Download a Prayer Card NOW, and please join us in praying together as a congregation according to the schedule on card. We trust that in all things we lift in prayer, God will do far more than we “could ever imagine or guess or request.”
Serving Christ with you,
Pastor Greg Cox
Pastor Cyndi Bloise