COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update

To balance the importance of assembling together (Matthew 18:20) with the safety of our attendees, SVRBC will begin conducting worship in a drive-in service format, beginning Sunday, May 17th. For more information about the drive-in service, visit the drive-in services page. To watch the service live through YouTube, visit the live stream page.

Other in-person meetings (including Sunday School, mid-week prayer, women's book study, etc.) remain canceled until further notice.

Sunday @ 11:00amDrive-in service
Wednesday @ 7:00pmPrayer meeting
Friday @ 7:00pmBible study and discussion

Women's Psalm devotional and prayer is Monday @ 8:00pm in a separate Zoom meeting room.

If you want to join us for the zoom meetings, please send us an email or a message to +1 650-391-4301, and we will send you the password.

In an attempt to maintain communal church life during this time of physical isolation:

  1. Please use the members mailing list for social conversations during this time.
  2. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the pastors.
  3. Consider signing up for online giving.
  4. Please call each other frequently. Remember that those who live alone will be especially lonely during this time.
  5. Please call either of the pastors if you need special help, or just want to talk.

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 3:13 (ESV)

Recommendations for private worshiplink

Because the Lord’s day is to be set apart for God, and because our time of public worship has been temporarily suspended, we want to offer guidance for those who will be worshiping God individually or with their families.

Elements of private worship include the reading of Scripture, prayer, and song. To that end, consider this following approach, using Psalm 139 as an example.

  • Read Psalm 139.

  • Pray, attempting to align your prayers with the same concerns David expresses in the psalm. If praying with others, take turns praying after considering each section.

  • Learn and sing this song, which is a portion of Psalm 139 set to music.

Consider also these other recommendations as you devote your day to the Lord:

  • Work on memorizing next week’s catechism question and answer.

  • Read some devotional literature. John Owen’s Communion with God is a fantastic work, and you would no doubt be blessed by it, even if you only manage to read a chapter.

  • Watch some theological teaching. Much of Ligonier's content is free on Amazon prime or directly on their website. Other appropriate online videos include the recently produced Logic on Fire and American Gospel.

  • Call someone who was unable to make it to church and encourage them in the faith.

  • Play an old sermon from the church’s archive.