Eugene Cho

worship at home | guide and video sermon

As you know, Quest Church canceled our church services in light of the current snow storm [aka Snowpocalypse].  This is the first time in the 17 years of ministry that I’ve cancelled a Sunday gathering so this is awkward but the other elders and pastors believed this was the wisest decision for all involved.  

But it’s cool.  The “church” doesn’t cease to be the church if it’s not meeting in a building.  I hope that numerous Questers are choosing to intentionally worship at home.  In that effort, the pastors have put together a simple worship flow to guide you as you see fit.  Here’s the worship guide which includes prayer, Scripture reading, communion liturgy, etc.

Also, I recorded my sermon and it came to about 22 minutes but Vimeo wouldn’t let me upload the sucker because it was too long.  And so I had to re-shoot which explains why I’m a little late with the video.  I’ve posted two videos:  a brief explanation about why we canceled services and a 10 minute sermon.  That was not a typo. Miracles do take place. 

Here’s the first video explaining why we canceled services today.  

And here’s the condensed sermon on Luke 2:1-14 with three basic exhortations.  

  1. Jesus came to show God’s love for us.  God is with us and entered our condition.
  2. Jesus came to demonstrate our need for salvation and reconciliaton.  He was born…in order to die for us.
  3. Jesus came to show us a better way.  He came to invite us to a Kingdom life of peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness. 

I’d encourage you to read the text for yourself and share your thoughts with your family, cgroup, or friends.    

You can also view these videos directly [HD] at Vimeo:  Explanation and Sermon.

*  Don’t forget that Quest is hosting our Christmas Eve service this Wednesday, Dec. 24 [7-8.15pm] at the Church Sanctuary.

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6 Responses

  1. Nathan says:

    Many thanks for the worship guide and for the video. We’re looking forward to the sermon later too. Hope everyone is staying safe and enjoing the weather, which is terrible for getting around in but very beautiful.

  2. Tim Sneath says:

    We were reading this in C.Group last week, and it seems an appropriate reminder of the creator of this weather and the power of the God we serve. Ps 97:4-5 – “The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.

    Thanks for posting, Pastor Eugene. It’s great that Quest is more than a liturgy conducted in a building. Look forward to the sermon.

    And we’re delighted you got dressed – I was wondering whether we might see PE in his sweats and a grunge T-shirt, but I guess not today 🙂

  3. EJ says:

    Pastor Eugene, Thanks for the worship resource and online sermon. We spent a quiet afternoon with the family and went through the worship guide. For the record, I think you and the other pastors made the right decision in canceling service today. Some would have made it safely but it is treacherous out there.

  4. JB says:

    Thank you Pastor Eugene! This is great!

  5. UFBret says:

    Another online sermon

  6. […] We had to cancel churchbecause of weather. This is the first time in the 17 years of doing ministry and while I had a very sucky feeling after making this decision with our church’s leadership, it was the right decision to make. […]

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