Donald Trump Joins Virtual Services for Easter Season

Virtual meetings via internet have been the best place to hold church services where members can connect from their different homes during this pandemic season.

President Donald Trump is not left out as he tweeted that he will be streaming the service, on Saturday evening. He tweeted that “Palm Sunday is the beginning of a Holy week for many people of Faith and a great day to lift our voices in Prayer. I will be tuning into Pastor @greglaurie at @harvestorg Church in Riverside, California tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. Eastern.”

According to CBN News, Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California called “Americans to turn their worry into worship and pray for an end to the spread of coronavirus.”
He noted on social media that his church’s online worship attendance experienced a “nearly 50 percent increase” from a week ago.

Laurie wrote on Instagram, “We had 359,000 people watch our webcast of “Harvest At Home”. That number is realistically much larger because in many cases, families and groups are watching together.”

Viewership aside, the number of professions of faith were also highlighted.
“Best of all, we had 3,188 people make professions of faith to follow Jesus Christ. If you combine that with last week’s webcast, that means we have had 5,000 people give their lives to Jesus Christ,” Laurie wrote.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, on April 1, Harvest Christian Fellowship started offering drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in its parking lot, making it Riverside’s third testing site.

The church posted on Facebook that they are “pleased to have been chosen as one of the drive-thru testing spots for COVID-19 testing.”

“We want to be as helpful as we can during this difficult season and this opportunity is allowing us to do that.”

Christian headlines reports that on Palm Sunday, Laurie addressed his concern of some people’s poor response to the virus “as though this has not been asked of us” and called for selfless consideration as people around them can potentially get infected.
Viewers of the online service were also encouraged to remember, amid anxieties and concerns, “that Jesus’ understands, and he cares, and he wants you to cast that care and give those burdens over to him.

Despite the church building being closed, Laurie reminded the congregation that they are “the temple of God” in whom the Holy Spirit dwells.

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