Pastor Vicki's Pen
Greetings Bethel Church Family,
I greet you with Jesus Joy! As we navigate through the “Coronavirus Pandemic”, I’m sure that there is fear among us, which is a natural thing. With things around us changing minute by minute and second by second, it’s hard to keep up, thus causing this fear and uncertainty. As information and other things change, we as a congregation will need to change some things around as well.
Let me assure you that while we may not meet in person, we will stay connected. As your pastor, I too have concerns for your health and safety. So, in order to continue as a church family worshipping together, we will “Facebook Live Stream” our services, beginning this Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This will be our first attempt at this type of worship service, so please be patient and not too critical. It will be fine-tuned as needed.
The Psalmist said, "The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms. 27:1 NIV. Fear is a human instinct, so don't feel bad if you are scared. However, don't let fear rule over you. This is when your FAITH needs to kick in for sure. Remember this:
Faith doesn’t always take you out of the problem, Faith takes you through the problem. Faith doesn’t always take away the pain, Faith gives you the ability to handle the pain. Faith doesn’t always take you out of the storm, Faith calms you during the storm.
Please know God is in control and He's got the whole world in His hands (sing it to yourself) for it may offer you some form of comfort). We are in this fight together and for the long haul.
If you are in need of anything during this time please don't hesitate to call, text, or email me and I will do my best along with the leadership of Bethel, to assist you in the best ways possible.
Most importantly, remember to take precautions if you should leave your home. PLEASE wash your hands as often as you touch common surfaces, etc.
Communication has gone out regarding the financial needs of the church as we still have obligations that need to be met. We have “Give Plus” the online way to give in place, if you choose not to leave the comfort of your home. You may also continue to mail your offerings, drop it off at the church, or you can call me and I'll stop by, which will give me the chance to see you face to face (but at a social distance 🙂). Don't forget, that you have Class Leaders to talk with as well, if you’re not comfortable sharing things with me. More importantly, talk to someone.
Remember God is in control and it is God's.