The Gordonsville Herald

      Volume XXXVIV, Issue 7                                                                                                           Julu 1, 2020

 

 

 

THINK IT OVER . . .

 

This Weekend . . .

Looks like it could be a great weekend especially as we think about how the last 15 weeks have gone.  In early March, we had no idea what was” just around the corner.”   It has been a powerful learning experience for all of us.  However, two very important things are set to happen.  On Saturday, July 4th, America turns 244 years old.  This “experiment” as a “Republic” has lasted longer than most of our Founding Fathers could have ever imagined.  I pray there will be many more yet to come.  Pray for our nation as it goes through the turmoil it finds itself in right now.

 

A Second Important Thing . . .

Is the Re-Opening and Re-Gathering on July 5th of our faith family known as Gordonsville Baptist Church.  It’s exciting to think about coming together again.  We know that some will come for worship at 11.  We also know that some will not be ready to return.  They will wait and see, and that’s okay.  We are very much aware that there are those who can’t return yet, and that’s okay.  Please understand, we affirm whatever decision you make.

 

As We Come Together . . .

We will have some options available as to where you might choose to worship:

  1. In the Sanctuary by way of the “handicapped” entrance only.  This location is “live.”
  2. In the Fellowship Hall by way of the doors on the lowest level.  This service will be “live-streamed” to this location if you don’t feel comfortable being in a larger crowd.
  3. In the parking lot by way of FM RADIO 91.3. Please park and listen in on your vehicle radio.

 

Think It Over . . .

Worshipping together was God’s idea.  He made us to want to come together and it is commanded

in Scripture for us to do so.  Hebrews 10:25 states it clearly:

“Let us not give up on meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us

encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (NIV).

I am grateful that, even in the midst of COVID-19, we have been able to stay connected by virtual means on Facebook, Zoom, and FM Radio (on Wednesday).  Please know that I love my faith family.  I pray for you and look forward to when we can all be together again.  Until then, be wise and stay in touch with the Lord through prayer, stay in His Word, the Holy Bible, and in all you do, “Make God Look Good.”

 

 

                                                To God Be the Glory,

 

                                                Pastor Wayne

 

 

THE ORDINANCE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

     TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR

SUNDAY—AUGUST 2, 2020 AT 11 AM

 

 

CLERK'S CORNER

Want a voice in the workings of your church?      

Attend the next Business Meeting on July 8 at 7 PM in THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.

(The Nominating Report will be presented for approval at this time.)

 

 

MISSION UPDATE

 July 19 – 26, 2020                    WEEK OF PRAYER FOR GOSHEN MINISTRIES

“GMO” (Goshen Missions Offering)     Goal: $14,000          

Note:  GBC supports this offering through our Budget {$600}

Goshen Missions Offering (GMO) supports ministries not covered in the operating budget.

50% to Panama (To fund work in the Chiricana Association)      

25% to RuraLove Ministries (to help local families in crisis)

25% to 2021 Camp in Romania (Goal: $19,000)

YOUTH / CHILDREN UPDATE

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22 NKJV)

 

STAY SAFE AND HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!