The Gordonsville Herald

 

Volume XXXVIV, Issue 8                                                                                                                         August 1, 2020

 

 

THINK IT OVER . . .

I Know Life . . .

Is difficult right now.  And I want you to know that as your pastor, I’m praying for you, my faith family, that God will see us through this time.  Thus far, He has been faithful.  As I was sitting at my desk contemplating what I would say, an old Gospel song came to mind that I grew up with in North Carolina.  I remember the congregation would sing it with gusto . . . like we really meant it!

 

The Song Was Entitled . . . “Jesus Is Coming Soon.”  It was written in 1942 by R.E. Winsett and was

the “Song of the Year” in 1969 at the firstGMA Dove Awards.”  Perhaps you remember the song:

Troublesome times are here,
Filling men's hearts with fear,

Freedom we all hold dear now is at stake;

Humbling your heart to God,
Saves from the chastening rod,
Seek the way pilgrims trod,
Christians awake.

Chorus:  Jesus is coming soon, morning or night or noon,
Many will meet their doom,
Trumpets will sound.

All of the dead shall rise,
Righteous meet in the skies,
Going where no one dies —

Heavenward bound.”

For Sure . . .

We are living in troublesome times.  When this song was written, World War II was raging across the globe.  Today, we find a world that is facing many daunting challenges.  The global COVIC-19 pandemic has brought about millions infected and some 600,000 plus deaths across the world and it’s continuing to grow each day.  In the words of Thomas Paine: “These are the times that try

men’s souls.”  Though Paine was not a Christian, his words speak truth.

Think It Over . . .

Beyond the current pandemic, other challenges are before us.  Things like, the cheapening of human life, especially for the unborn.  One that’s at the forefront is racial equality, here at home and around the globe.  Then there is hunger, human trafficking, global pollution, and . . . you get the point.  Troublesome times are a part of life here on earth.  Think it over . . . the time is ripe for Jesus to return.  As a believer, I put my trust in God and do all I can to point others in His direction.  Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.                           

 

 

                                                          Peace to ALL

                                                          Pastor Wayne

 

 

CLERK'S CORNER

JULY 8, 2020 BUSINESS MEETING:

  • Due to lack of attendance—seven {7} members present (Constitution and Bylaws states there must be at

least nine {9} members present for a quorum)—the meeting was cancelled.

Want a voice in the workings of your church?

Attend the next Regular Church Business Meeting on September 9, 2020.

 

 

MISSION UPDATE

      

 

  TO BE DETERMINED                                          “FEED MY SHEEP”                    FREE MEAL

                                                                                 Gordonsville United Methodist Church

                        Saturday, August 29      11 AM – Noon        Menu“Potluck”

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS CORNER

   

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDING WORSHIP AT GBC DURING COVID 19

1.  Individuals attending church must be seated at least six (6) feet apart at all times and must

     practice social distancing at all times.

2.  Immediate family members may be seated together.

3.  When you come:

      ●   Enter only through the “Handicapped” double doors into the Sanctuary.

     ●   If attending the live-streaming in the Fellowship Hall, please enter at the double doors at the

          Fellowship Hall.

4.  If you are sick or have been exposed to someone with “COVID-19” in the last 14 days,

     PLEASE STAY HOME.

5.  Please remember, we understand and will affirm whatever decision you make about “going to

     church” vs. “staying at home.”

 

 

JUST A NOTE FROM THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE (Per Tim Baker) . . .

Due to the situation with COVID-19 and the uncertainty of its continued impact,

the Fall Festival for November, 2020 has been cancelled.

The Committee plans to bring it back in November, 2021.

                     Thank you for your understanding.