When you’re in tough times, you can either talk about how big the problem is or talk about how big your God is. You can either complain about the trouble or you can thank God that the trouble is only temporary.
— Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) March 24, 2020
With the impacts of the coronavirus crisis being felt throughout the nation, SiriusXM’s Joel Osteen Radio (Ch 128) is offering listeners a bit of a reprieve from the nonstop news headlines with special live programming featuring Joel and Victoria Osteen, co-pastors of Lakewood Church.
Those seeking hope, inspiration, and encouragement can turn to Joel Osteen Live on Mondays at 5pm ET as the pastor takes calls from listeners across the United States with advice on ways to stay in faith and how to help others during this time of national emergency. Most recently, Osteen featured his brother, Dr. Paul Osteen — a vascular surgeon and medical missionary — to share some specialized words of wisdom. Hear this episode On Demand below.
Osteen’s wife and co-pastor, Victoria Osteen, will also be taking phone calls from listeners across America on her weekly program,Victoria Osteen Live, every Wednesday at 12noon ET, while offering personal messages of faith and optimism for her audience.
This weekend and in the weekends ahead, as Americans are unable to attend religious services in person, SiriusXM will air virtual services from Lakewood Church. Services can be heard Saturdays at 8pm ET and Sundays at 9:30am ET, 12noon ET, 3pm ET (Spanish language service), and 8pm ET.
But the inspiration doesn’t stop there. Lakewood Church has also announced that it is partnering with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to hold an emergency blood drive in the Houston area now through Friday, March 27 from 9am to 6pm CT daily. To address the severe blood shortage due to drive cancellations during the present COVID-19 pandemic (as reported by the American Red Cross), mobile blood donation buses will be located on-site at Lakewood Church as the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center follows all heightened CDC recommendations regarding sanitization and safety to provide a clean, safe environment for donations. To sign up (participation is by appointment only), click here.
“In these periods of crises, this is the time for us to shine, to be a bright light, to be a voice of peace and hope for neighbors and friends. And it’s also a time for all of us to draw closer to God. We have a God that’s in control — He is fighting our battles and He’s got us in the palm of his hand. I’m glad to be able to talk to you all through SiriusXM in the days ahead and I hope to hear from many of you out there as well. Let’s stay connected; let’s encourage each other and help lift each other’s spirits in this time of need,” Pastor Joel said.
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