Beginning 26 March, we will be not be meeting in person while observing the COVID-19 national lockdown for 21 days.


Good Friday: 10am Service Live-stream

Join us this Friday, 10 April at 10am, as we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We will have a special service dedicated to a time of singing, studying God’s Word, and praying together as we remember the work of Christ on the Cross (; ; ).

After the service at 11:30am, we will be having a Church Prayer Reunion on Zoom. Click here to join us for this meeting.

We eagerly look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday: 10am and 6pm Live-streams

To help our church family continue to honour the Lord’s Day, on Sunday we plan to live-stream from the homes of several of our church leaders for two different services at 10am and 6pm. Nothing can replace the sweetness of corporate worship, but we are confident you will still be encouraged by these special times of singing, prayer, and preaching of God’s Word!

The live-streams can be found through the Antioch YouTube Channel, and should also be embedded in this page shortly before the starting time (you may need to refresh this page).

Sunday 10am live-streams

[If you missed the Service at 10am you can find the links below. Remember to come back later at 6pm for our Evening Service]

Part One: Worship in song. Live-stream from the Pieterse home (DV)

After a ~5 minute intermission, we will move to the second live-stream.
Part Two: Worship in the Word. Live-stream from the Cantrell home

Sunday 6pm live-streams

Part One: Worship in song. Live-stream from the Kirby home (DV)

After a ~5 minute intermission, we will move to the second live-stream.
Part Two: Worship in the Word. Live-stream from the Brown home

For the kids

Parents, you probably have seen the “Pastor’s Pal” pages we make available to help kids follow along during the sermon. You can download a copy here to print at home. After the service, we invite you to send a photo of your child’s page to the preacher – it’s always an encouragement to see what they’re learning!

Technical difficulties?

If you encounter problems live-streaming, a good alternative would be to choose a past sermon and watch the video or listen to the audio at home. Here are a few recommendations from the Antioch archives:

  • 16 Dec 2019 – “How to Handle Trials” (video, audio)
  • 03 Jun 2019 – “God’s Best Sermon” (video, audio)
  • 26 Jan 2015 – “Follow the Light” (audio only)
  • 04 Jan 2015 – “Overflowing with Hope” (audio only)

To make our Sunday live-streams and daily devotionals accessible for those with limited data, our sound team endeavors to make an audio version of these videos available for download from the sermons page within 24 hours.


Daily: Pastoral Devotionals

Starting Thursday 26 March 2020, we will have a short devotional from the pastoral staff keeping us in the Word during the lockdown. While we may be isolated from one another as a body, we trust these will help provide much-needed fuel for your personal and family devotions.

These videos will be posted on this page and on the “Antioch Alerts” WhatsApp groups. Past videos are available here, or audio-only here.


Other Ways to Remain Involved

Offering

We encourage you to continue giving during this time, even though we may not be meeting regularly. You are still able to participate in this form of worship by EFT. The banking details are here.

Midweek Groups

All other midweek groups (small groups, youth/young adults, Ironmen, etc.) will not be meeting. However, your leaders will be in contact with you and keep you updated on other ways to be involved in spiritual growth and love for one another. Watch the usual communication channels for these groups for updates.

Needs Among the Church Family

We are confident that the Lord is using these challenging circumstances for the sanctifying of His people and the glory of His name. If you have any spiritual needs or concerns during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office or any of the church leaders. We are eager to serve you however we can.

Further Reading

Pastor Tim preached through on our last Sunday before the lockdown (22 Mar). Since then, he has written an article to help others properly understand this “most cheering” psalm. You can read it here: Does Psalm 91 Promise Disease Immunity?”


In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (ESV)


For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (ESV)


13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (ESV)


My Refuge and My Fortress

91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.

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.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.” (ESV)