October 2020 Newsletter

Ephesians 1:15-19
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus,
and love unto all the saints,
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation
in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
that ye may know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

October is now here, the weather is getting cooler, the choir is practicing for Christmas, and elections are just around the corner… Where has 2020 gone? Many are absolutely, emotionally fatigued from the constant barrage of never-ending crisis; and ready-or-not, they are returning to normal in every way possible. For some, life is now forever changed, it will never be again as it was. But one thing is for certain, God has not changed, he still reigns supreme, he is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. Global catastrophes have disrupted life many times before and God has always brought his people through. We are a “called out” people, called out by God for his purpose and he gives us the spirit of wisdom to “know what is the hope of his calling”. In Jesus Christ, we have the only hope for this world. It is our privileged and duty to be ambassadors of Christ to the world, ministering to them reconciliation to God, through forgiveness of sins, by the salvation of Jesus. Stay your focus on Jesus, be steadfast through this storm, never loose hope, and pray like you’ve never prayed before. We need prayer, our church and community need prayer, our state and nation needs prayer, and certainly the world needs prayer. Please join us each Wednesday at 6:30 PM for a time to pray together as a church. Additionally, Men of Prayer meet each Monday, come-and-go from 6AM – 7AM, to pray and start each week at the throne of Jesus. Help us make this place truly a “House of Prayer”.

For the first time this year, we are excited to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, this coming Sunday, Oct. 11th. It will be served a little different, following recommended protocols, yet remain solemn and worshipful as we remember our Lord’s sacrifice. We will also celebrate with a baptismal service, truly amazing as we have seen so many baptisms this year already. God is blessing and growing his church. Please attend if you are able. If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact the office so we can schedule a time.

As many of you know, we “live-streamed” our services for several months and then stopped when the governor’s restrictions were eased back in July. However, he replaced restrictions and now somewhat eased again. We live-streamed our services again in August, but then stopped again in September. Even though we stopped live-streaming, we continued to record the services. In order to reach a broader audience, we are moving the video services from our Facebook Page to a YouTube Channel. Sunday morning services for September have already been uploaded to YouTube, and are available to watch now. October services will soon be available going forward each week. You can reach our YouTube Channel at this link –> FBC Kountze on YouTube.