The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) has displayed that the most solemn and Holy activities in church can be done via a virtual community, regardless of the President’s ban on all gatherings, including church services.
In the church’s effort to keep the flock in step with the faith, and in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ that was broken and poured at the cross, they did not let the President’s directive disrupt their communion service.
Being led by the General Overseer and Founder of the Church, Dr. Mensa Otabil, the church was taken through an unconventional communion service. Members partaking in the service in their various homes had to improvise and use items readily available to them to represent the body and blood of Jesus.
The usual waiver and wine used for communion were substituted with bread, unsweetened cracker, wine or unsweetened fruit juice.
Lifting and blessing the communion in the sanctuary, Dr. Mensa Otabil sought for the protection and favor of God for all and sundry.
Speaking on the theme ‘A Table in the Presence of my Enemy’, Dr Mensa Otabil encouraged that, “in the midst of crisis there is always an opportunity. There’s something that God is doing in the midst of all happening around us for us to do better.
God will provide a way out for you, your family and for our nation.”
According to him, the way out of the coronavirus included social distancing, washing hands and avoiding people with suspicious cough.
He added that with the world suffering this pandemic, there is surely going to be an explosion in new ideas, science and technology that will make the world a better place.
Amidst the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, the President issued a directive suspending social gatherings including church services which is unprecedented.
Not wanting the directive to destroy the fellowship with the Lord, churches have resoterd to virtual church services to give hope to their congregation in these trying times.
By: Joel Sanco