GATHERING ONLINE

While there is no way gathering online will ever be able to replace the beauty and intimacy of the Bride gathering in person, we wanted to create a space during this difficult time where you could still participate in many of the rhythms of worship we have as a church...just on a smaller scale. You can still worship through the hearing, receiving and applying the Word of God. You can still worship through song. You can still worship through the giving of tithes and offerings. You can still worship through prayer. And, from your homes, you can still worship through receiving communion together as a family. There are plenty of ways to worship as The Church (even if it has to be online)! 

Messages should be posted Sunday Mornings by 9 am and will include worship as well.


We can't wait until we can be be all together again! 

Matthew 9:1-17

And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”


Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”

WEEKLY SERVICE


PRAYER

"And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." - Colossians 1:9-12


It's an honor to pray for one another. While we are committed to praying for you regularly, if you have a specific prayer request, please click here and our prayer team will be lifting you up! 

COMMUNION

We believe that Jesus is present with us in powerful ways when we receive communion together. So when you gather with your family or close friends, you should receive the Lord’s supper in some form. This can be in the context of a larger meal or just with basic elements of bread and wine/juice.


Read through 1st Corinthians 11:23-26.  Pass out the bread and cup to everyone:

When offering bread: “With gratitude in our hearts, we recieve the bread.”
When offering the cup: “With gratitude in our hearts, we recieve the cup.”

PRAY and remember that communion is not just about looking back at what Jesus has done, its also about looking forward to what Jesus will do!  There is coming a day where we won't have to deal with sickness or death! So we remember and rejoice!

Giving

Your faithfulness and generosity are vital to the ministry of The Anchor.  Our work is to serve our Father in all things, and one of the primary ways we serve God is by cheerfully giving God our "first-fruits" (2 Corinthians 9:7, Proverbs 3:9). We give out of joy and not guilt. We give out of trust and not fear. We give out of worship and not obligation. We sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel because Jesus sacrificed everything for us, and all that we have is His.  


This online giving platform has been set up for your convenience and, also,  because worship is not simply a Sunday morning activity. This act of worship is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE


If you prefer to mail in a check or cash, you can mail it to

The Anchor

370-A Tomkins Ct. 

Gilroy, Ca 95020