May 2020 Newsletter

Please know that I am praying for you during this difficult time. We have all been forced into a strange way of life and uncertainty. However, God is steadfast and sure. Even in the midst of all that is happening, God is still at work.

During the past several weeks, as a direct result of Taylor’s discipleship ministry, three people have publicly confessed Jesus Christ as Saviour. One young man, Dalyn, prayed for salvation during a Bible study with Hunter. Later that day, during a Zoom Bible study with a young soldier named Austin, Hunter led him to receive salvation. Austin is stationed at Fort Polk and they were on lock down and could not leave the base. Several days later, Dalyn led his fiancĂ©, Savannah, to salvation, and we were overwhelmed with how God was moving. We planned an out-door baptism for Dalyn and Savannah this past Sunday, and to our surprise Austin was able to come home and he also wanted to be baptized. We gathered at Taylor’s pond after church to baptize three and while we were in the water, Savannah’s brother Dawson declared that he needed to be saved, publicly confessed Jesus Christ as his Saviour, and came into the water to be baptized. Please pray for all four of these, for their spiritual growth and commitment to Christ.

The ministers and deacons meet last Thursday to discuss how we should move forward in our current situation. We concluded that we will meet in person for all services and put in place recommended precautions. However, we ask that if you are uncomfortable being out in public, if you are high risk or live with someone who is, or if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, that you please stay home and endure the live streaming on our facebook page. Additionally, for the month of May, Sunday School will be a joint session of all classes in the sanctuary and we will rotate teachers who are willing to come and teach.

If your Sunday school class or discipleship class would like the meet in person, we can be creative and spread out and meet at other times. We can meet outdoors under the shade trees and we have the gym and the fellowship hall as well as the sanctuary. You can also gather in each others homes. If you do meet, please let us know. Also, if you would like to use the church’s facilities, please schedule with the office so that we can avoid conflicts.

Our current corporate schedule is:
10 AM Joint Sunday School in Sanctuary
11 AM Worship
6 PM Bible Study (verse by verse in Revelation, we finished ch. 1)

6:30 PM Prayer Service

Thank you for your prayers and patience during this time