We continue to find ourselves in a time of opportunity! God, in His amazing love, is shaking what can be shaken, so people turn and find genuine peace and joy in Him and His marvelous Kingdom! I think about what the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13:13 – Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love.
John Eldredge in his book All Things New, says,
Hope is unique; hope looks forward, anticipating the good that is coming. Hope reaches into the future to take hold of something we do not yet have, may not yet even see. Strong hope seizes the future that is not yet; it is the confident expectation of goodness coming to us.
We continue to encourage one another to stand in expectant hope in our good Father and work to bring His hope-filled Kingdom to all around us. With this call to stand united in faith, hope, and love, I want to remind us as a church of a couple of things for this weekend.
First, we will make wearing a mask at our services optional. We will continue to work to maintain social distancing and ask you to keep that in mind as you fellowship with others. Also, if you are in a high-risk category, please consider watching us online. We will continue to have our overflow room available for those who may need a little more space.
We are asking for each to self-assess your situation. Please consider watching us online if you have experienced any of these symptoms in the last several days:
- Fever / Chills
- Body Aches
- Loss of Taste or Smell
- Positive COVID-19 test results
- Exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID – 19
Next, I strongly encourage you to join us as Christians Engaged share with us this Sunday morning. They will share their heart to motivate, educate, and empower believers in Jesus to pray for our nation regularly, vote in every election to impact our culture, and to engage from our hearts in some form of action to strengthen our nation.
God says to His people in Jeremiah 29:7, work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare. How this nation goes impacts us, so it is incumbent on us to align with God and work to bring His Kingdom into every area of life.
Please join us in prayer for this Sunday and stand in hopeful expectation of what our good Father has promised to do!