Daily Holy Week Services Live Streamed 

 

Holy Week 3 

Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday Worship (April 5 and 12)
will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m.

Weekday Devotional Services (15-20 minutes each) will be streamed at 6:30 p.m.

In each service, we will focus on our Lord during the events of each day of Holy Week...
  • Sunday: Palm Sunday, the triumphal entry
  • Monday: The cleansing of the temple
  • Tuesday: A day of controversy
  • Wednesday: A day of teaching, anointing, and a terrible decision
  • Thursday: The Passover and the betrayal
  • Friday: The crucifixion and burial
  • Saturday: A Sabbath to rest and remember
  • Resurrection Sunday: He is risen! 
To make the entire Holy Week more meaningful while worshiping from our homes, we encourage each family to gather as many of these items as possible and to place them in a prominent place, perhaps in the center of a table, but where they can be available for use during each day's live stream.
  • A candle
  • A palm branch (or some greenery from your yard)
  • A small cushion
  • A coin
  • Something heart shaped
  • Perfume
  • Matzah (or crackers) and juice or wine
  • A nail 
  • A seed (or acorn, etc.)
  • A round stone 
You may be able to figure out how some of these may be used during Holy Week, but let each item be a reminder during the entire week as we worship in a unique way under our unique world circumstances.
We look forward to this time together... while apart!

To participate, CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube Channel a few minutes before the scheduled time of the service and look for the video for each day. 

Our Coronavirus Response

Beginning in March and until further notice

Last modified March 31, 2020

No Public Meetings for Now: Worship with Us Online

The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be very fluid, with information changing daily, and we want to keep abreast of and follow the latest recommendations to keep everyone safe. We will continue to monitor the current recommendations day by day.

For now, all in-person events at our church building are cancelled until otherwise notified.

Fortunately, there are other ways that we can interact with each other and minister to one another in the meantime.

Sunday Morning Worship Will Stream LIVE on YouTube

There will be no Life Group meetings on Sunday at our building. Life Group leaders and members are encouraged to reach out to one another in whatever ways are available.

We will stream our Sunday Morning 11 a.m. Worship on YouTube.

To watch it on your computer is fairly simple.

  • Click HERE to go to our church channel.
  • About 10:45 a.m., we will go "live," so one of the videos listed should say, "LIVE." (You may need to refresh the screen if you get on before we go "live.")
  • Click or double click on the LIVE video to watch it.

If something doesn't work as expected, click on the "Live Streaming" Menu item above for more information.

Wednesday Mid-week Worship Moves Online

For our Wednesday night service of Bible study and prayer, we are using an online meeting tool called Zoom. This tool lets everyone share prayer requests just as if we were in the same room together. You can use either your computer or your smart phone, but you will need to take a few minutes to set it up, though it is as simple for most people as you could hope for.

An "invitation" link is needed to access the meeting. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation with the direct link.

(Of course, there will be no TeamKID or choir or other meetings at our facility.)

Call Us if You Need Ministry or Assistance

During this time when we are asked to remain separate, you may feel that you cannot reach out to others. But you can! We are your church, and we are here for you. Whether it is me, deacons, Life Group leaders or members, or others, we are available for you in this crisis for your needs.

Call us! Here are some numbers you can try:

  • Church office: (904) 829-3476
  • Pastor's answering machine at home: 904-827-7644 (Leave a message!)
  • Hopefully, you may know the number of your deacon, who will be glad to help you in whatever way possible
  • Call your Life Group leader
  • Email me or a staff member by clicking on "About ACBC" and then "Our Staff" from the Menu above

Recheck this page for updates. 

If you cannot get by the building, you have the option of giving your tithes and offerings online while we cannot meet. You can access that by clicking "Online Giving" from the Menu above.

Let's keep each other in prayer!

Psalms for the Soul

Choosing Joy!

Message Series 

Life can be tough for us all. As Paul entered the city of Philippi to preach the good news of Jesus—the first place in Europe the gospel was shared that we know of—he was promptly imprisoned! Once released, he started a vibrant church there. Most of the members struggled financially, but faith in God gave them a generosity beyond their means. They helped Paul over and over in the months and years to come.

Later, Paul was imprisoned yet again—this time in Rome, after he had appealed to Caesar and was awaiting the emperor’s ruling. As he writes a love letter to this special church, his main message to them is that, in spite of the circumstances of life, no matter how difficult, in Christ you can choose joy! 

This is a message for us all. Join us in this series as we learn many practical lessons in life—especially how we can rejoice in the Lord and can learn to say, with Paul, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

This message series began in September 2019 and will take a break for both Advent and for 40 Days of Serving. It will complete in Spring 2020.

See "Upcoming Messages" under "Sermons" menu tab for individual messages... 

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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

To help face tragedies...

Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...

Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Ancient City Church, we would love to be yours!  

 

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Jesus (Matthew 11.28)