March 29, 2020
Our new senior Pastor has arrived safely and has moved into the parsonage in Pearland. Pastor Mike will preaching the first Sunday in April. And, Pastor Rogers last Sunday with us was March 29th.
This week week we will be taking a love offering for Pastor Roger. You may drop off cards. and/or checks at the church office this week. The office staff will hold normal office hours.
Please keep Pastor Mike Hull, Pastor Roger Huff and our church in your prayers during this time of transition. Please be prepared by supplying your own grape juice and bread. Then when the Pastor conducts the Communion Sacrament we all can participate.
April 5, 2020
All our Sunday Services will be broadcast via Facebook, our CLCN website, and on YouTube.
At our Easter Sunday service we will be celebrating a virtual Communion. If you would like to participate, please be prepared by supplying your own grape juice and bread.
Thoughts to ponder:
“The King Is Coming”
All the builders’ tools are silent
No more time to harvest wheat
Busy housewives cease their labors
In the courtroom no debate
Work on earth is all suspended
As the King comes thro’ the gate
March 17, 2020
Dear CLCN Church Family,
We are indeed in unprecedented times. Our world has been turned upside down in so many ways. For the moment, we must become very creative in how we live, play, work, educate, shop and even worship. Nearly everything has changed overnight except this one thing-our Lord and our God. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!! Praise His Holy Name! As I have said in the past, we do not walk in fear, but in the mighty power of His Name. We are not comfortless for He comforts us at every level. We need not worry about tomorrow for He holds tomorrow in His Hands. The Church is the Bride of Christ and He cares for His Bride. WOW!! With those thoughts in mind, I bring you an excerpt from the latest information sent by our District Superintendent, Dr. Johnson:
Unprecedented. That’s a word I have heard and used frequently in recent days. We’ve never seen anything quite like this before in our context. A very encouraging perspective was given to me this morning by Dr. Fili Chambo, our current jurisdictional General Superintendent. He grew up in the African nation of Mozambique. From the time he was 4 until he was 21, his country was under the scourge of a civil war. That meant people’s lives and the life of the church were constantly facing uncertainty, disruption, and even being shut off from what they loved. And yet in the face of that, he saw the church be unwavering in finding ways to be the faithful church of Jesus Christ. They looked to Jesus and His teaching as their foundation (see Matthew 7:24-27) and found that they could not only trust in this, but they could even rejoice.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
Recognize that things are not normal now and we cannot operate as if they are.
Respect the guidelines that our governing authorities are calling for. Doing so will not only protect us from spreading a potentially deadly virus, but also project to our neighbors, communities, and un-churched friends that we care about them. In light of this, I urge to you to not disregard the recommendations that call for groups of 10 or more to not gather for at least the next 15 days. We must consider our witness at this extraordinary moment in time.
Reach Out to each other and to those in need. Look for ways to organize our congregations for prayer, contact, and encouragement without gathering as we usually do. Especially consider the elderly and those most isolated and vulnerable at this time. Remember the gospel can be proclaimed with many different methods. The Apostle Paul preached the gospel boldly and profoundly with a pen in a prison cell. We can proclaim it through posts, video presentations, calls, texts, emails, and even a hand written letter or note.
Pray now and often. Pray for peace. Pray for patience. Pray for learning. Pray for the Holy Spirit who is unbound by any of these temporary restrictions to rain all over our people in their homes. Pray for His power to flow out of us in Christ-like compassion and conviction, so much so that even though we aren’t gathering for worship according to our customs, we will experience the presence of Jesus and reflect Him in what we say and do.
Adapt to this changing situation. Don’t waste your time being worried or being angry. Find new ways to make disciples. Find new ways to encourage financial giving. Find new ways to share the message. All of this will change us, but much, if not all, could be for the better. By the grace, power, wisdom, and love of God, we can come out on the other side of this more like Jesus, and pointing those around us to Him.
I know this. The Lord is with us,
Dr. Jeffrey T. Johnson
With those being the instructions before us to follow, all CLCN services are immediately cancelled. Sunday, Wednesday Night, Friday “Open Gym”, Tuesday “Pickle ball” and any other services. This is in effect until April 1st. We will monitor the situation as that date approaches and keep you informed of schedule changes via all-church email and Facebook postings. Office staff will still be at the Church Office during regular times conducting Church business. Please pass along the information to let everyone know of our current situation. In an effort to continue to bring us together in the Word, the next two Sundays will be broadcast via Facebook and our CLCN website. Our tech team is working out all the details and I encourage you to invite folks over for a “watch party” (not more than 10) and then have lunch together as restaurants are closed as well. We are also looking into the possibility of sharing the “Truth Project”.
As for me, these will be my last two Sundays with you and I’m sorry it cannot be face-to-face, but as I said these are unprecedented times. Our farewell reception is also cancelled, but in speaking with Pastor Hull, he wants to re-schedule that time together as soon as things get back to normal – and they will.
Let’s spend these days reaching out to each other and helping everyone in any way we can. This is a time for the church to shine as a bright beacon of hope and calm during the storm. And always remember…God is good all the time. And all the time….
In Love and Appreciation,
Every Sunday, and several other times during each week, people gather at Clear Lake Church of the Nazarene, located at 14310 Galveston Rd. (Highway 3) in Webster, Texas. We come, first of all, to worship together as a community of faith. Fellowship with friends and family, acts of service to others in Jesus Name, and study of God’s Word are also important aspects of church life.
Our church intentionally strives to minister to all generations especially focusing on children and youth. There are Sunday School classes for all ages, small group gatherings, and special events throughout the year. Christian counseling is also available.
When we worship we enjoy great music that includes mainly more current music but also includes some of the great hymns from the history of the church. We have some talented singers and musicians who know how to usher people in to the Presence of the Lord.
One primary effort is Upward Soccer, a first-class sports experience that emphasizes healthy competition, sportsmanship, skills building and fun versus the “win-at-all-costs” mentality found in many children sports leagues.
We also have a weekly Adult Sports program with Pickle Ball and Basket Ball. Each is open to the public.
Our teens, especially, enjoy our Activity Center, with lots of fun events geared to fellowship and fun with a Christian purpose.
Visitors to our church are greeted and made welcome but aren’t “put on the spot” in the service. In fact, if you want, you can check out our video stream archives or even watch a service live online. Whether you are looking for some answers to the big questions of life or just looking for a place to call your church home come and see us!