Monday, January 11, 2021
On Sunday, March 15, at the end of morning worship I pronounced the benediction, not realizing that would be our last in – person worship for the year. Certainly, the threat of coronavirus was eminent, but no one could have imagined the tremendous toll it would take on our community, our nation and world. Ten months later, our sanctuary doors remain closed, and while we watch and pray, we still have not been able to determine a date for our return to in – person worship.
The economic, political, and public health challenges we have experienced, can adversely impact our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well – being. While we remain vigilant with the hygiene and social distancing protocols which help to slow the spread of the virus, I’m also encouraging all of our members to remain vigilant in maintaining our spiritual walk with the Lord, through worship, prayer, study, stewardship and fasting.
Last week, we began our twenty – one day season of fasting and prayer. Moreover, we want to use this time to Speak Life. The book of Proverbs teaches us that “the tongue has the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21. As we are intentional in our word choices, conversations, comments, and communications, we are exercising the power which God has afforded us. More information regarding this period of fasting and prayer can be found below my signature.
This season has been challenging, very challenging. Our faith does not make us immune from the weariness, anxiety, frustration, and sadness that these challenges can cause. The good and great news is that God is with us, and God’s strength, guidance, and protection are ours.
Rev. Mashod A. Evans, Sr.
We would like to welcome all of our visitors. We are glad that you are worshiping with us today, and we are blessed by your presence. If you are in need of a church home, or a new church home, please prayerfully consider Bethel. I would love to be your pastor, and we would love to be your church family. Following the morning message, there will be an invitation for those who wish to join our family of faith.
Rev. Mashod A. Evans Sr.
Servant of God