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Weekly Update for July 4th, 2020
July 04, 2020

Church Family,

I’d like to start with a few updates.  First, thank you to everyone who has helped us get rolling again worshiping in person.  We will continue to worship in person each Sunday morning at 11 am as long as we feel we can provide a safe environment for those who attend. As we have done the past two weeks, we are asking anyone who attends in person to please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and maintain social distance.  Please pray with us as we are watching so many other states in our nation struggle with rising infection rates.

I would also like to thank Jenna and the Family Ministry team for all of their hard work.  We will continue to distribute activity packets for our children each week.  Due to the holiday and feedback from parents, we are going to try handing out packets on Sunday.  For those who attend worship, please pick up packets for your kids as you leave, as well as packets for any other children you might be able to share a packet with.  If you are not worshipping with us, please stop by at approximately 12:30pm at the end of our service to pick up your packet.

As we are seeking to re-open our ministries, the next group that will begin meeting is our Men’s Bible study.  Starting this Monday, July 6th at 7pm our Men’s group will resume meeting.  We are working diligently to determine which ministries to restart next and we ask you you would join us in prayers for wisdom during this process.  One of our primary concerns at this time is the ability to minister to children effectively while also trying to maintain a safe environment.

As I reflect on the importance of this day in the history of our nation, our Independence Day, I find myself questioning.  What for?  Wars have been fought, people have given their lives, so that I might be free.  What for?  I am very grateful that I live in this country.  The freedom and privilege that we have as Americans should never be taken for granted.  From an even greater perspective, I also have to acknowledge my freedom purchased with another life, that of Jesus.  My God died for me, so that I might live.  I pray that I live my life in such a way as to show honor to that sacrifice.


In Christ,

Pastor Paul

pauldarminio@gmail.com

856-332-6030

 
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