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.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
9 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.
This Easter, your church may be empty, but so was the tomb! Have a blessed Easter!
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
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.’”
ON A WALK TO PRAY FOR OUR
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.
On TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd.
we will be gathering at
KEELE STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH
97 ANNETTE ST.
(AT THE CORNER OF ANNETTE AND KEELE STS.)
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!
BLCF Cafe will serve Lunch on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019, and on New Years’ Day, January 1, 2020, between 12 Noon – 2PM
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
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.