Greetings CMT Family,
As you know, these are unprecedented times. Each day seems to bring about another report and mandate from our state and local officials. Therefore, it is imperative that we consider our next steps carefully as this is a very fluid time.
Jesus intended His church to set the example for all manner of living. He spoke of conduct and attitude in daily life. He taught about forgiveness in a way that separated the believer from the unbeliever. This is the time for the church to set the example in our community. We must be diligent to obey the directives of our civic leaders and the ordinances just as the Bible declares.
There is a difference between fear and concern. While we do not walk in fear, we must exercise concern for each other and our community. With this in mind, CMT must continue in prayer for our nation and our leaders. Our concern for one another is a witness to our families and all those who are watching.
The Plan Forward
Our immediate service times will occur in accordance with the leading of our elders and in obedience to those in authority. We will continue to host online worship and the Word via streaming, You can join us on our website (cmtlafayette.org). When the conditions change, we will reopen our facilities. Until then, I am asking you to make your home a house of praise and worship. Bible discussions and prayer are imperative. This follows the example of the Book of Acts church. They were not just in the Temple, but also gathered in their homes, teaching the Gospel.
Our Service Schedule for Online Streaming:
Sunday services will be live at 10AM
Wednesday services will be live at 7PM
Please tune in and participate in Bible Study, Worship, and the preached Word.
At this time, we are closing our facilities for all activities. However, our Church office will remain open.
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
The operational expenses of CMT are ongoing. I am asking everyone to continue to give in tithes and offerings whether through online giving, by mail, or dropping it off at the church office. I have also asked for those who can, to give a special love offering. Some only give when they come to the church service, leaving a deficit now that we have adjusted our services to streaming. I thank you for your faithfulness.
We will continue to monitor the appropriate news, government, and health agencies that are providing updates. I am encouraging everyone to continue to take precautions in daily activities, especially those members who are the most at risk.
Pastor Eddie Robinson