Hey NOLA Fam,

First, I’m praying that all of you are safe, and for protection over everyone in your family. Jesus Is still our Protector and our Healer, and we’re trusting Him to carry all of us through this time of crisis.

I believe it’s obvious to everyone that we have to adjust how we gather in order to stay safe, but also to comply with the instructions of our governmental leaders. On Sunday, March 22, Governor Edwards put in place a stay-at-home order for all Louisiana citizens. While church attendance is techically expempt from this order, Goveronor Edwards is asking that any gathering—including churches—be limited to no more than 10 people at a time. So, in compliance with the heart of the governor’s order, we’ll be conducting worship, prayer, sermons, and Bible studies all online on our NOLA Fam Group page on Facebook until the governor opens us church attentence to at least 50 people in each gathering. If you’d like to be a part of this online community, simply visit the NOLA Church Facebook page, then click on Visit Group and you’re in!

I’ll be also be hosting Bible studies via Google Hangout and/or Zoom multiple times each week until we’re able to hold regular Worship Experiences again. Also, beginning Sunday, March 29, we’ll be offering an online worship opportunity that will go live at 11a every Sunday morning for the next few weeks. This will be a very basic worship time, and I’ll be preaching from the church. These videos will only be available in the NOLA Fam Facebook Group.

Over the next few weeks it would be very easy to disconnect, or to feel abandoned. So, make sure to engage with the rest of your church family. Community doesn’t have to happen inside a building, but it does require us to be intentional. If you need us, please reach out to us by texting CONNECT to 504-608-5266. If you have a prayer request, you can post it in the NOLA Fam Group, or by texting PRAYER to the same number. We’re in this together, and Jesus isn’t defeated!

Olga and I are praying for you, and we love each any every one of you. Thank you for being on this journey with us.

~ Pastor Monte


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GOD. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)


Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.

— Psalm 91:9–10


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