Under LBAC’s current plan to limit gatherings, we want to provide a comprehensive worship experience for you to experience on your own, with your family, or your Growth Group. Below you will find links to all of the elements of our typical mornings for you to use as you wish.
If you have any issues with any of the links, please contact our office.
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE - 04/26/2020
For your convenience, we have digitized the Worship Guide that you receive each Sunday morning as you enter into the sanctuary. Click on each of the links below to view or download the document.
WORSHIP SERVICE FOR THE KIDDOS
Parents – Here are a few fun, simple ways you can help your kids participate in worship this week. These could be things the kids do while you are listening to the sermon or at a different point in your day or even later this week. There is a sermon questions for kids, sermon notes for kids, and a coloring/activity page. Use what works for you and your family!
A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PASTOR CHRIS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Good Morning Family,
As we come to this time of worship today, I want to invite you into a time of remembering the good things God has done and is continuing to do. Too often we focus only on what we need in this moment to keep our hearts satisfied or even quiet.
Let us think a little differently today as we worship in this strangely unique way. God has provided technologies and resources that help sustain us even cause us to flourish. He has also provided challenges designed to grow our faith in Him. May you find this time of singing and praying and studying God’s word strengthening today and may it sustain your souls in these seemingly endless days.
Read these words together and pause to talk to the Lord and perhaps with each other as you confess the things that have caused you to wander from trusting God this week.
Father, we desperately need to talk to you about our sins. Your word tells us that when we keep silent, our bones waste away and that we groan all day long.
Your word also says, “Blessed is the one against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.”
Father, we confess our sins to you knowing that you alone can forgive them and that you do this through the precious blood of your Son Jesus.
(Pause here and to take a moment to confess your sins to God)
We thank you Father for taking away all of our sins and remembering them no more! We truly rejoice in Your great grace.
WORSHIP IN RESPONSE
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH
WORSHIP IN GIVING
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden,” Jesus declared in Matthew 5:14. This morning, as you pray and ask God to open your heart to how he might use you and your gifts in this unique time to show His love to others.
WAYS TO GIVE
Because of the cancellation of our church services, we would like to offer you 3 convenient ways to continue supporting LBAC through your financial gifts and offerings as you and your family worship from home:
1. Go to the GIVE section of our website at www.lbac.org and select the GIVE ONLINE NOW button. There you can sign up with easyTithe, our online giving provider, for one-time donations each week. For your convenience, you can even set up recurring donations so no matter where you are, you won’t have to worry about your weekly giving.
2. Give to LBAC through our PayPal account, www.paypal.me/longbeachalliance. Just follow the link here or type it in your browser and log in to your account. In the note section, you can write where you’d like the funds to be designated.
3. For those who don’t like to use technology, there is always the option of mailing a check to the office or dropping it off at the church. There is a heavy duty mail slot on the door to the left of the main office door. We’ll get it and deposit it.
Easy peasy. Three ways to continue giving while you worship from home. Let’s make the most of the situation we’re in and continue worshipping and glorifying our Father in Heaven.
SONG OF RESPONSE
National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7
Check your inbox this week. An email will be coming with links on how you can participate.
Communion, Sunday, May 3
Don’t forget, communion is next week. Let us know if you’d like the communion elements delivered to your home (porch).
Family Camp, May 29-31
Join other LBAC & AWANA families for this annual campout. Spaces are limited to 11 RV/Camping sites at $15/person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
Red Cross Blood Drive, June 7
Save the Date and Save a Life!
Alliance Youth Charity Golf Tournament, September 11
Growth Groups, Creatively Ongoing
With the evermore restrictive guidelines on gathering together, there are a lot of growth groups that have taken to social media, and other technologies, to still meet as a growth group. Programs such as Facebook Groups, Zoom, and Google Hangouts have proven to be an effective way to gather together, share what the Lord has been up to in your life, and to still enjoy the sight of each other’s beautiful faces.
We are still figuring out how all of this works, but if you are not sure where to begin, please contact your growth group leader or our office and we’ll try and get you pointed in the right direction.
Youth Group, High School & Junior High, Online
We have moved all of our weekly youth gatherings online with the help of YouTube Live and Zoom.
Pastor Jesse streams a live Youth Group every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7PM for anyone to join (high school, junior high, friends, family, parents, neighbors, CDC officials). Jesse gives away coffee, plays games and includes some worship and a lesson. Then the group moves to a zoom meeting afterwards to check-in with one another and discuss the lesson.
Awana will not be meeting in person for now, but we don’t want that to keep you from moving forward in your books and continuing to learn those verses! Please check your email or contact your awana club director for instructions on how you can recite your verses.
Cubbies – Nichole Herman (email@example.com)
Sparks – Caleb Gerl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TnT – Tom Gerl (email@example.com)
Trek – Sarah Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Journey – Scott and Deya Slade (email@example.com)
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