I write you today with a spirit of hope and expectation during a season of external worry and fear. We are a people who have hope in a Savior and Healer, Jesus Christ. We are a people who expect that there will always be a greater and better season to come, especially when the current season is difficult. We are a people who are strong, and courageous, and are not afraid in the face of unknown circumstances.
Due to this week’s progression towards more precaution and public safety, the leadership of Valley Praise has decided to offer one LIVE worship service for online viewing this coming weekend. A small group consisting of our worship team, audio-visual operators, and ministerial team will come together to lead us in praise, prayer, giving and Word. We encourage you to join us LIVE at 10am via your smart phones and TV’s or computers on our Facebook Page or Livestream, where you can gather your family around and sing, pray, and engage God’s Word with us. We will also share practical information and updates regarding next steps we will take as a congregation. If you are not able to join at 10am, you will be able to view the recording any time after.
I, for one, will miss the fellowship and catching up on each other’s week. I will miss the cafecito and seeing your smiles. “Church” will feel weird since WE are the Church and we will not be seeing each other, but we are Valley Praise and we have always thought of creative ways to be the church. This is a time when God is going to stretch us to be the Church in new and innovative ways, and though it may be different, I am still encouraged and excited to see what God does among us during this time.
Keep an eye out for increased online content! Our Ministry Leaders are working on content to share with us that will be released regularly on our social media platforms. There will be songs that we love, devotionals, and even content for our youth and children. Please share our Facebook page with your friends and family so they can be a part of this season of hope and expectation.
God is going to do something great from all of this. We, as the people of God called Valley Praise, hope for and expect it. For now, take every precaution to stay healthy. Listen to sound reason and follow sound advice. We need the body of Christ healthy for the work ahead. Remember, we do the best we can and trust God with the rest.
Aaron G. Saenz Sr.
Joshua 1: 9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
If you would like to request prayer, please let us know https://valleypraise.net/connect/prayer-requests/.
If you would like to give electronically online, visit https://valleypraise.churchcenter.com/giving