We welcome you to FEA, where we are overcoming through the power of the Word. May God bless you richly today.
Singing in church services during the coronavirus pandemic is prohibited in California. But a group of church leaders filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday July 15, claiming that rule violates their constitutional rights. The northern California churches claim that Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest order infringes on their right to worship freely. The church groups are based in Mendocino and Butte counties, two counties that have not been placed on the state-wide monitoring list because their positivity rate has not grown rapidly. On July 1, state health officials restricted singing and chanting during indoor church services. By July 13, Governor Newsom announced a state-wide health order to restrict indoor restaurants, hair salons, gyms and church gatherings.
The evangelical Christian churches who filed the lawsuit include the Calvary Chapel of Ukiah, the Calvary Chapel of Fort Bragg and the River of Life Church in Oroville. In their complaint, filed in the Eastern District of California, the church leaders stated that they are being singled out with a prohibition on singing while other groups are allowed to protest in large gatherings. The churches claim they are “committed to the teachings of the Bible” and they hold weekly worship services that include “singing, prayer, recitation of scripture, and a sermon preached by the pastor.” They claim that their First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, freedom of speech and other rights are being violated by what they call the state’s “worship ban.” The church leaders named Governor Newsom, California Public Health Officer, Sonia Angell, and the health officers in Mendocino and Butte counties as defendants.
The church groups are represented by Robert Tyler with Tyler & Bursch, as well as the American Center for Law & Justice. Previously, Tyler represented a coalition of Southern California church leaders in their fight to force the state of California to reopen churches at the end of May. At that same time, the Department of Justice sent a letter to Governor Newsom telling him that the state should do more to accommodate churches during the pandemic so their religious freedoms would not be violated.
The foregoing facts make it abundantly clear that the devil has targeted the church in this current crisis. But let us as God’s people continue to prophesy to the church of Jesus Christ. Say what Jesus the head of the church said, “….I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matt. 16:18).
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- INTERCESSORY PRAYER MEETING
- Today, 5:00 p.m. The GI’S, NI’S & PI’S will meet
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER & FASTING
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. – Prayer for our Nation and the Global Church
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
THE YEAR OF GOD’S GLORY
World Overcomers: WSTA 1340 AM station: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & Tuesdays at 6:00 a.m.
- Website: http://www.fea.vi & Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- On our Website you will find: Live Streaming, free copies of our audio message & radio broadcast.
The vision of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC.
is to be a mighty people who live as world overcomers:
being all God wants them to be, doing all God wants them to do,
possessing all God wants them to possess, and manifesting the
power of God through signs, wonders and mighty deeds.
The mission of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC.
is to bring sinners to Christ, to establish believers in the faith, and to
equip the saints to impact the nation and beyond for the glory of God.