March 17, 2020
Dear Saints of DFLC,
The ever-changing situation in the world regarding this novel coronavirus is enough to make my head spin. I am so grateful to serve a God who never changes (Hebrews 13:8). For most people alive today, we are in uncharted territory. To be sure though, our ancestors in the faith faced many tragedies, war, pestilence, and plagues. And God saw His Church through all of them, as He will see us through today.
Following medical advice, government mandates, and other congregations’ practices – until the end of the month, we will:
Suspend all church activities: Choir, Life Groups, Bible studies, Youth Group, etc.
Cancel all groups who meet on our campus: Al Anon, Upscale Singers, etc.
Suspend our wonderful Wednesday evening meals and worship services
Sundays: We will only worship via our YouTube live streams at 8:30 and 10:30 (there will be no worship Sundays on campus)
Sadly, this means the Lenten Cantata and the new members reception, will be postponed.
The church office will be open to visitors who make an appointment
Again, no worship on campus this or next Sunday. Please join Pastor Jeremy and I online, our YouTube channel, at 8:30 for traditional or 10:30 for contemporary worship services. Our preschool, along with Cave Creek schools and every other school, will be closed this week and next (which was already scheduled as our Spring Break).
As Pharaoh and his army approached the Israelites pinned against the Red Sea, they were “terrified” (Exodus 14:10). Moses answered, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm…the Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (v.14). Moses courageously led Israel. We are all leaders. We lead with actions that range from a smile to a frown; with decisions that range from faithful to fearful. We are each responsible for our impact on the world. Be still, at peace, and know God is still on the throne.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).
Grace & Peace!
Why is DFLC moving Sunday Services to online?
The change to services being viewed on the live stream is solely a precautionary effort to get in front of the potential spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in large gatherings/10 or more. DFLC has a responsibility to our members and attenders to maintain their safety. Worship services aren't being cancelled, they will just look different over the next few weeks.
How do I access DFLC's YouTube Channel?
What are the service times for DFLC live streams?
8:30 am Traditional
10:30 am Contemporary
How do I "Give/Tithe" when I'm not physically in church? God calls us to be good stewards of our finances, in these difficult times we need to continue to meet our expenses.
You can mail your offering to the church at: 29305 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
You can sign-up for "WeShare" online giving at the following link: Click Here
Are ALL DFLC activities cancelled?
All events held on the DFLC Campus will be suspended temporarily.
Is the Preschool closed?
We have suspended our Preschool operations, Monday, March 16 lasting through Friday, March 27, following our Cave Creek Unified School District's directive. This is a fluid situation and the date may be extended.
Will the Church Office be open?
The Church Office will be closed for in-person visits, except for appointments made in advance for specific staff members. At this time we need to make sure that our staff can remain focused at this moment in ministry and preserve their health and well being as much as possible. If you have a need to meet or speak with a Pastor or Staff Member, please call 480.585.8007 or email Church Office.