Welcome to Deer Creek Church!
If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area,
we would love to have you be our guest.
When you visit our church, you will find:
A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you,
preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God,
and ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age.
May God bless you!
I hope this note finds you well. It’s been a tough winter for us at DCC. We’ve had so many people down and out with illnesses, and now, we find ourselves preparing for a pandemic. I pray that we will always seek the Lord as our source of hope and healing, but we should also heed the wise council of those the Lord gifts with the skills and knowledge to help us make wise decisions as we move forward. Our goal is to continue to have our regularly scheduled services. In light of this, I’d like to share one adjustment and a few encouragements when it comes to operations here at DCC.
Beginning this Sunday and for the remainder of the month of March, we will not have lunch at church in order to help prevent the unnecessary spread of germs. As always, you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks during Sunday School or Worship Service.
We love you. We know you want to be here. But, if you are sick or have sick children, please stay home. We also understand if some of you who are more susceptible to illness feel safer staying home for now. We want you healthy and safe. That’s one reason we make all our sermons available online. Remember that when you’re gone we miss you, so please text or call anytime to let us know how you’re doing.
Finally, and most importantly remember that in these dark times, we are the light of the world. If you are healthy, please consider how you can reflect Jesus by serving others who may be struggling.
- Can you take grocery orders and deliver them to your elderly neighbors?
- Can you support a local business?
- Can you offer to do some extra disinfecting around your workplace?
- Can you make a call to an elderly friend who may be lonely at home?
- Can you donate money to the food pantry as it stretches to provide for those who will lose work?
- Can you double (triple?) your tip to the server working in a nearly-empty restaurant?
- Can you send an encouraging card to a caregiver?
- Can you offer your kitchen table and WiFi connection to a student whose school’s been moved online?
- Can you have pizza delivered to the family of an exhausted healthcare worker?
I’ll leave you with a quote I read this week from Scott Sauls, a pastor in Tennessee:
“In a time like now, Christian neighboring looks less like fearful self-preservation and more like servanthood toward the elderly, those with HIV, autoimmune disease, or no healthcare, fatigued and under-resourced healthcare workers, etc.
Wash hands, for sure.
Then, wash feet.”