Reaching out to Central New York in the name of Jesus Christ

About the Church

COVID-19 Announcements:

(Posted Sunday, April 5, 2020)

Hi Saints,

Sorry for the late notice.  Zoom has just changed their policy for our broadcast.  We now have a second step required to log into our broadcasts, a password.  After you go to 

you will be prompted to give a password.  The password is   


Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is beyond our control.


Bro. Bryan

(Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020)

Hi Again, Living Word Brothers and Sisters,

Romans 1:9 God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you.

We pray you are all doing well in your battle against cabin fever, economic strain, and the Corona virus!  Which is the toughest opponent?  It doesn’t matter, for “We shall overcome!”

We are pleased to announce that our on-line services are becoming more predictable.

You can count on joining with this link:

You can join up to fifteen minutes before the service officially starts.

The schedule of on-line services:

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.
  • Fridays at 7:30 pm.
  • Sundays at 10:00 am.


I am very blessed to hear about the creative ways you are using to stay in touch with each other, phones, Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook, etc.  Keep up the good work, saints, and pray that this pestilence passes more quickly than expected.


Bro. Bryan


(Posted Saturday, March 21, 2020)

Dear Living Word Brothers and Sister,

Let all that is within me bless His holy name! 

Thank you for your patience while we iron out the kinks in our on-line church broadcasts.  We have made some great progress since our last meeting.

You can join this link up to 15 minutes before the service officially starts.
Please keep us in prayer.  Please consider inviting others to join us.  See you there!
Bro. Bryan


(Posted Saturday afternoon 3/14/2020)

Dear Living Word Brothers and Sisters,

We won’t tell a soul if you are still wearing your pajamas!

You are cordially invited to our first on-line church service tomorrow morning at 10:00 am.  The service will be broadcast live and not recorded, so you don’t want to miss it.  Join us on time from any Internet-connected device.

At 10:00 sharp you will see and hear your own worship team, leading us in live worship for a few songs.  Then Bro. Bryan will share a brief message from the Word of God from his home.

Perhaps you would like to gather your whole family around that big screen TV of yours to sing and pray together.  Perhaps you would like to invite a few saints to your house for breakfast and church.  

Let us together overcome evil with good!


Bro. Bryan


(Posted Friday March 13, 2020)

Dear Living Word Brothers and Sisters,

I never expected having to explain to you why we are not keeping our regular church schedule. But I trust you will be understanding.

The public response to the COVID19 virus is unlike anything we have ever seen. I am sure the 1918 flu pandemic deserved an even more aggressive response than COVID19 nearly one hundred years ago, but alas, we did not understand viruses then as we do today. Our church needs to do its small part to avoid another virus-event like the 1918 flu.

Due to the public health crisis we will not be holding our typical schedule of church services. In the meantime, we expect our government officials to clarify for us what we can and cannot do within the ban on large gatherings. We will be in contact with them soon to learn more about the new regulation that limits the size of a congregation and/or a meeting place.

We will surely take every reasonable measure to protect our church members and visitors during this health crisis. In addition, we also have to think about being responsible members of the larger community. God forbid that a life-threatening sickness would incubate at our church services and hurt the community where the Lord has placed us.

That said, we don’t want our responsibility to the community and our life of faith to contradict each other. There may be ways to fellowship in faith while still maintaining the safety of our members, visitors, and the whole CNY community. We will be giving this considerable thought and prayer.

We are now assembling teams of brethren to help put together alternative ways for us to fellowship and be strengthened in worship and the Word. We will be making announcements through the Grape Vine and this web page about how you can still enjoy fellowship. Please stay tuned.

In Luke 21:11 Jesus tells us some of the signs of the end days: “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.” There is no question COVID19 is one of the pestilences Jesus predicts.

We should respond to these plagues with humility before God instead of irritation, frustration, or fear. The Bible told us these things would happen. They are the birth pangs that precede the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Oh, Lord, may you keep your people and help us to be good examples for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


The Living Word Leadership