Dear Church Family,
One of my favorite hymns is; “Standing On The Promises” which was the focus of the sermon last Sunday and will be this Sunday as well. All of us have times in our lives when we face a crisis or problem and it seems larger than we can possibly bear. Some of these come from our own misguided decisions. Some come from the reality that we are fallen human beings living in a fallen world. And sometimes these challenges are orchestrated by God in order to get our attention. Why? So, we can be reminded of his promises and learn to rely on them. That is what that old hymn is all about.
“Standing on the promises that cannot fail, when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, by the living Word of God I shall prevail, standing on the promises of God.”
Church Family News
The Lord’s Supper. We will be remembering the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior in both services on Sunday, October 4th. We have obtained individual communion sets containing juice and a wafer. These will be made safely available in both services. However, the wafers are not GF, so a substitute will be made available.
Prayer Ministry. Daniele Cushing has been burdened to help our church grow in intercessory prayer. Here are the opportunities to gather for prayer:
- Sunday mornings at 9am in the Philathea room with Pastor Frank. We will be praying for our morning worship services as well as for our church. If you cannot join us, you can call in using the number and code below.
- Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm via phone. This is a change from 7pm. The phone number remains as:
712-432-8399 and the access code is: 279785#
Alma Hunt Offering for Missions. Don’t forget to make your donation this month in support of BGAV and their support of mitigating the traumatic effects of this COVID-19 pandemic. I plan to contribute and you can to. Just designate your monetary gift either by check, cash (in an envelope), or via E-giving to “Alma Hunt Missions.” We will be collecting these gifts through September 30th.
Special Prayer Event. A special time of prayer is planned for Tuesday, September 22nd at 7pm in the sanctuary. This will be a time of prayer focused on our community and throughout Caroline County that has experienced an increase in violent crime and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prayer March 2020. Franklin Graham and the BGEA is planning a prayer march on Saturday, September 26th from Noon to 2pm in Washington DC. Christians will be gathering at the Lincoln Memorial and marching to the steps of the Capitol. ALL ARE INVITED! If you can’t attend, then I suggest you take time out of your day during that time and pray for our Nation and the healing and unity that is needed.
- Remember in prayer:
- Chris Caldwell’s Mother facing life’s final passage and the family.
- Members of our church family facing surgeries and other life issues.
- All our front-line workers, in and out of our church, who work hard each day serving and protecting us during this pandemic.
I love you all,