Slideshow image

A Mid-Week Update Video and Message

Good Afternoon Pacific,

Each week we intend to send you a video update about what is happening at Pacific. Here is our first one.

As I write to you, our provincial Public Safety Minister, Mark Farnworth has announced that the BC government has declared a state of emergency. 

Psalm 46 stands out among the Psalms as one most suited for us and others.

1.  God is our refuge and strength,    
an ever-present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way    
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam    
and the mountains quake with their surging.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    
the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5 God is within her, she will not fall;    
God will help her at break of day.

6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;    
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;    
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see what the Lord has done,    
the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease    
to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;    
he burns the shields with fire.

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;    
I will be exalted among the nations,    
I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;    
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

The team at Pacific is working hard to adapt to these new realities. Here are a few things we are doing:

We are providing Sunday worship videos for each Sunday that we cannot meet. We have designed the videos so that you can watch them together as a family. You will always find them on the front page of the website. We will upload them Saturday afternoon so that you can choose best when to watch them together.

We are producing a mid-week video to give you ongoing updates as we move along together in these days. We expect that there are opportunities for us to serve one another. We will explore the best ways to help you connect and to address any needs in our community. Needs are emerging and those of us able to help, we will encourage to help safely.

We are providing access to video conferencing via zoom so that groups can meet virtually. Connect with Prince who will help set you up to do so.  We want to remain connected with our children and youth. Opportunities to meet virtually are being arranged for the youth. Our children’s ministry will be sending out materials like lessons, devotionals, and activities that you as parents can share with your children. We are arranging our teams and our time to connect with you regularly by phone. Hopefully, we can begin to do that early next week, if not earlier. We want to know how you are doing and how we can help you, if you need special help. 

Please contact us to give us any updates or needs that you may have. Feel free to contact us by email:
•    Pastor Jim: [email protected]
•    Pastor Brad: [email protected]
•    Pastor Prince: [email protected]
•    Pastor Matt: [email protected]

Grace and Peace to you all,

Pastor Jim