Online Newsletter

Posted: May 13, 2020

Reopening Information

Due to the Public Health State of Emergency and current shelter in place for the medically fragile, the deacons have decided to postpone the start of morning worship services until June 14. This decision was not made lightly but with what they thought would be most beneficial for our congregation as a whole.  Please understand this is a provisional plan that could be changed as the situation progresses.

2020 Graduates

Go to our graduate page and check

out our graduates.

 

If you need addresses for our

graduates contact Jonathan.

 

Click here for our
Graduate Page

Online Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Online

Come back and join us on Sunday for worship through music and  message from our pastor on our website.

This Sundays Topic:
The Women God Uses

Sunday School Live Stream

Carl Hobbs, the teacher for Christians Under Construction, is teaching live on Facebook each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Everyone is

welcome to join.

 

To Join: Search for Carl Hobbs on Facebook. You will then see a link to join on his page.

 

If you have any questions, give

Jonathan a call.

Online Resources

Please take a few minutes to check out the resources we have available

on our website.

 

Online Giving

 

Youth Bible Study

Released each Monday

 

Children's Bible Study

Released each Wednesday

 

Right Now Media

A great resource of

video based Bible studies for
you to watch at home.

 

Sunday Worship Services
You have the option of

a video or audio only.

Giving as of May 13, 2020

 

Budget for 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . .  $326,787.00

Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . . . . $106,834.29

Received to Date . . . . . . . .  . . . . .$82,700.56

Needed for weekly budget . . . . . .  $6,284.37

Tithes Received this week . . . . . . . $3,113.71

 

Current Church

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Pastor's Pen

     As we continue to face this pandemic, we are confronted by so many facets of this problem.  It is like a rope made strong by its many strands.

     There is the risk of the disease itself.  It is infectious and deadly.  Every day we read the number of those infected and killed.

     The economic consequences are concerning.  To what degree of health can the economy recover?  Between the shutting of businesses (many of which will never reopen) and the spending of trillions of nonexistent of dollars, one can only wonder if we are looking into and abyss of total economic collapse.

     The political ramifications of this time are even more alarming.  The casual ease in which constitutional freedoms and liberties have been set aside is alarming.  This event has shown us how dangerously close we are to a totalitarian police state.  “Sacrifice for the common good” is the only mantra that a tyrant will need to lead the nation over the cliff of slavery.  The twentieth century proved governments are more dangerous than pandemics.

     How can we face this time?  There is only one answer.  We can only face this time by faith in God.

     In Psalm 18, David looks back over his life and sees God’s intervention.  David makes it clear that he persevered only because of God.  The psalm is a beautiful picture of God’s intervention on behalf of those who seek Him.  David’s experiences show what we can expect from the Lord if we sincerely seek Him.

     If we seek God, He will secure us.  In verses 2-3 David wrote, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”  In verses 4-18, he described God’s powerful intervention.  God will secure His people.  There is help in on one else (Psalm 146:3).

     We can trust God to deliver us.  In verse 196 David wrote, “…He rescued me, because He delighted in me.”  We can trust God to carry us through this situation unto His will.  Even death is a deliverance for the child of God.

     We can also expect God’s guidance.  He will show us what to do moment by moment.  Verse 28 says, “For You light my lamp; the Lord my God illumines my darkness.”

     God will also strengthen us to fulfill His will.  Verse 29 says, “For by You I can run upon a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall.”  Verses 32-34 say, “The God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless?  He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and sets me upon my high places.  He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” God will enable us to do what we must do in this time.

     Last, God will fulfill His plan and purpose for us.  David wrote, “You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; a people whom I have not known serve me.”  Think of that!  None of David’s enemies could thwart God’s plans for David.  In fact, they became the path through which God brought about His plans for David.  As we face this time, we can expect God to use it to fulfill His plan for our lives.

     This is an unsettling time.  However, we rest in the everlasting arms of God.  Let’s rest in Him.