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- We now have a Pastoral Search Committee. The members are Mark Curnutte, Mike Diem, Paula Radcliffe, Josh Griffin and Jordan Bryant
- The Church Cabin is available. Please call the office to make reservations.
Message from Pastor Keith about opening the church!
It is with joy that I am writing to you. It always gives me this joy when I think of each of you and your faith. I know that we all are looking forward to the time we can all be back together again in a normal worship service. We are going to open in a limited way this coming Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m.. There will be some restrictions that we are asked to observe for a time. These are going to call for us all to have some patience and be willing to limit our interactions. Here is the plan for Sunday and probably for a number of Sunday’s to come.
We will be asking everyone to observe the social distancing practices that hopefully we are all aware. We are obviously asked to not hug or do handshakes. And it will be best to observe the six-foot rule. I am asking that we wear masks at all times during the service. Singing without a mask is a very good way to spread the virus if we might have it.
There will be some changes to what we do during our worship services. There will be a way to give your offerings as you enter or leave the building, but no plates will be passed. We will not pass out bulletins but will give announcements and directions as needed. We have removed the Hymnals and Bibles from the pews. All of our singing will be along with the praise team with lyrics on the screen. There will not be any Children’s church or nursery attendant, but the nursery will be open for parents. We will not have a fellowship time or greeting time. Seating will be by family units or at least six feet away from others.
We would like to caution our older members and those with conditions that put them at risk to watch the service over the various internet choices that we will provide both during and after the service. Please be patient with us as we work out the kinks to going live with the services. Following is the service order for Sunday mornings.
Prelude – Prayer – Praise Team – Family Prayer – Announcements – Message – Invitation Prayer – Postlude.
I apologize for the changes and the way they take us out of our normal routines. For now this is the best we can do given our situation.
In Christ and In His Hope,
Sunday Morning Service:
· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Childrens Church and Nursery provided) · 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time · 11:15 a.m. Connection Classes (paused for COVID lockdown)
Men's Prayer Meeting
Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.
Everyone Can Serve
- Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
- Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
- Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evangelism team
- Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.
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Monthly From Pastor Keith
Keith’s Quill – August 2020
Have you ever considered the importance of making good decisions? Decisions actually determine the direction of our lives and often our success or failure. It is very important when making a decision that it takes into consideration a great number of factors. The one element that I would like to lift up in this article is the will of God. Of course, knowing the will of God is often the dilemma. The problem lies not in that God would hide this from us but that we are not in a position to allow God to disclose it to us. Paul knew that this would be a major issue in every Christian’s success as a follower of Jesus. He, through the Spirit of God, gives us what is necessary to know God’s will and to make the best decisions from that information. Hear the Word of the Lord from Romans chapter 12 verses 1 and 2.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (NIV)
Do you see the steps we all need to take to know or prove the will of God for our lives? The first is to present ourselves to God as living sacrifices. Knowing God’s will takes commitment from us. In fact it takes total commitment from us. Paul believes and teaches here that this sacrifice of ourselves to God is actually the normal thing to do for those who belong to Christ. Many of us never get beyond step one. We do wish a relationship with God but on our own terms, not His. This will keep us in the dark about His will. The next step, if we are able to get this far, is avoiding the world’s evil influence in our lives. This is all about our thinking and our minds. Once we begin to think like the world the will of God is probably lost to us. Yet most of us are heavily influenced by what is around us. We do allow the world, as some translations put it, to” squeeze us into its mold”. So we have this need to resist thinking like the world. The next step is helpful with this second step. We are to be in the continual process of having our minds renewed so that we can be transformed from what the world would have us believe to what God has revealed to us in His Son and in His Word. If we are not walking with Jesus every day and listening attentively to what God says in the Bible we will fail at this last step. Our human natures will lead us in the wrong direction every time. It is why Jesus big request to all of us is to follow Him. It is in this following that we will find His way and be able to discern the will of God for our own lives. Jesus said he that loses his life shall actually find it. We can make great decisions that will put us in a great place to be who God desires us to be. We can’t do it without following the plan. We need to stop asking what should I do? And start following the one who actually knows what we are to do. I really think this will make a great difference in how we live our lives and how fruitful we will be for the Kingdom of God.
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