SATURDAY, 3/21/20

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15 (NASB)

I made the decision Thursday night that we, as a church family, would broadcast our music and message this Sunday, March 22, 2020, via the internet as a live stream and on Face Book live.  This goes against everything in me personally but this is not about me.  Actually, I have had far more support for folks wanting to have a service versus those who did not.  However, I prayed and considered a myriad of things before coming to a final decision for this Sunday, 3/22.

So, at 10:30AM this Sunday morning, 3/22, we will go live with some announcements by Bro. Abel, music by Randall Broome and a brief message by the pastor.  You can find the live stream on our website and the FB live on our church’s FB page.  Everything will take place from our auditorium but the only folks in attendance will be the aforementioned and our media people.  I ask you to share this news with others and invite them to watch.  I do not encourage folks/families getting together to have a watch party as has been suggested by others.  The reason we are not meeting is because we are being told to not meet by the state health department so meeting for watch parties would make no sense.  All of the buildings on our campus will be locked this Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Obviously, we are not having a work day i.e. sanitizing the building at the church this morning.

There will be no services/classes/gatherings on our campus this coming Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  Please pass the word.

There will also be no other activities on our campus this coming week.  Does not matter what or how many – everything is canceled for the week of March 23.

The church will be open in the mornings from 8:00AM until noon Monday, 3/23, through Thursday, 3/26.  One ministerial staff member will physically be in the office each of those days.  However, we ask that folks not come to the office unless it is an urgent manner.  Females will not be allowed in the office as we will only have one male staff member present.

Let me say a huge “thank you” to Dale Bosarge, Rhett Butler, Bro. Abel Garcia, James Mareno, Soy Taylor, Gina Turrentine & Raymond Wilkinson for helping us get everything ready for this online thing.  Also, a huge “thank you” to Jeanette Bates, Randall Broome & Tena Hovel for being willing to come to the church campus this afternoon and tomorrow to furnish the music portion of our live stream.

My pastor friend, Jack Bailey, will also be preaching online this Sunday, 3/22.  He said this yesterday, “I will be preaching online but we will not be having a service online because you cannot have a “service” without people!”  I totally agree with Dr. Jack.  Ministry is relational and you need folks present to be relational.

Bibbi Bosarge, is livid at me because we are not having the work day.  She said that she was in charge and it should have been her call as to whether or not we had the work day.  I told her to go drink a glass of “sweet tea” and simmer down!  Pray for Joey!

The hospitals are allowing no visitors and that includes pastors.  My life has changed drastically.

We have folks ready, willing and able to assist anyone with a reasonable need during this time.  Just contact me.

Keep praying for those who are sick.  Eddie Albritton, Sr remains in the hospital and no one, not even his family, can visit him.  That is tough on him and his family so pray.

Remember, tune in online at 10:30AM tomorrow for the music and the message.  Give online by going to our website.  By the way, my weekly letter is also on our website.  Go to the tab “about” and click on weekly newsletter in the pull down menu.

I pray that you will have a great Saturday with Jesus.






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