My Refuge and My Fortress during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Psalm 91:1-10 (ESV): My Refuge and My Fortress

 91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge —
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

A Virtual Prayer Walk in the Heart of Toronto for Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

RE: A Virtual Prayer Walk in the Heart of Toronto for Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Dear Fellow Prayer Warriors,

Greetings and God’s Blessings from BLCF Church and BLCF Café!

As Christians, we discover ourselves in the same boat as non-Christians, facing the hard times that come from the invisible threat of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

At such challenging times, we must persevere by keeping our faith and hope while trusting GOD for guidance. We need to listen to recommendations of the public health officials, scientists and the government to wash our hands, maintain social distancing, staying at home for the health and safety of ourselves and others.

Many of our church members, as well as guests at the BLCF Cafe, are on the mature side, some with health issues, making them vulnerable to the deadly COVID-19 virus.  We pray for safety and protection for the BLCF Community from the Lord. We pray the Lord’s protection and blessings from the Holy Spirit for the people and businesses of the Bloor Lansdowne Community.

As a church, we keep open the lines of communication by calling our members, friends, and families, either by phone or by computer, so that we may share support and pray together.  Though isolated at home, this contact allows us to keep our unity in spirit and in faith.

Let us find solace by continuing to read the Bible, by praying, and by seeking God’s guidance while supporting one another. We may not be able to walk physically with each other, we still can walk together with the Lord, united by His Spirit.

At times like this, may we take comfort while meditating on the following Scripture passage:

Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)

10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, stay healthy, keep safe, and travel with God’s speed. And for those who believe that the COVID-19 Coronavirus indicates these are signs of the end times, I reply is Christ Jesus here? He will come on that last day, for only the Father in Heaven knows the time that the Lord will return. Matthew 24:36:

36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

In these challenging times, dear friends, we encourage you to keep the faith, maintain 6 feet of social separation, and wash your hands!

Yours in Christ,

Steve and Sophie Mickelson

Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church and BLCF Cafe

Important Announcement to the BLCF Community

Sadly, for the first time since we first opened January 2008, the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner will suspend operations due to the threat of the COVID-19 Virus, to protect the vulnerable.

Luke 4:12 (ESV)

And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

 

BLCF Church invites you to a Prayer Walk in the Heart of Toronto.

BLCF Church invites you to a Prayer Walk in the Heart of Toronto.

JOIN US

ON A WALK TO PRAY FOR OUR

COMMUNITY!

On the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.,

join with those from other local churches to worship,

and to pray for one another

and for the surrounding neighbourhood.

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On TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd.

we will be gathering at

KEELE STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH

97 ANNETTE ST.

(AT THE CORNER OF ANNETTE AND KEELE STS.)

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Come out to bless and be blessed as we hear about what God has been doing at Keele Church Christian Church!

Let’s join together in faith

looking to God for His blessing

for our community!

 

Attention All BLCF Cafe Volunteers – Past and Present!

Please Note: ALL BLCF Cafe Community Dinner Volunteers, Past and Present, Both Individuals and Groups, including Volunteers from GBC ESL are invited to Friday’s Volunteer Appreciation Pot Luck Dinner. Join us and bring along some food.


George Brown College School of ESL is at BLCF Church (Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship).

     Amazing Volunteers! The Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church, BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, is holding a Potluck Supper this Friday, February 28th

Everyone at GBCESL is welcome!

                                                   🥗🥞Bring some food to share.

📍Location: 1307 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1P1
🕕Time: 6:00 PM

 

 

BLCF Cafe Community Dinner 2019 Holiday Schedule

BLCF Cafe will serve a Christmas Community Dinner tonight 6-8 PM. On Christmas Day, December 25, and on New Years’ Day, January 1, the BLCF Cafe will be serving lunch 12 Noon – 2PM

Hunger Does Not Take A Holiday In The Heart Of Toronto!

Attention guests and volunteers of the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner. Since January 2008, the BLCF Cafe has not missed serving Wednesday’s dinner to the homeless and marginalized in the heart of Toronto. And as both Christmas Day 2019 and New Years Day 2020 fall on a Wednesday, the BLCF Cafe will serve a holiday lunch from 12 Noon to 2 PM on these days.

 – Thanks and blessings from BLCF Cafe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, established in January 2008 and operated under the auspices of Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church, is located at 1307 Bloor Street West, Toronto, just west of Lansdowne Station (on the Bloor West TTC Subway Line). 416-535-9578.