Beth Eden Baptist Church
Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor
"30 + Years...To God Be the Glory!"
September 16, 2018
Dear Saints of God,
God is praised for the wonderful “Homecoming - 2018” celebration we had on last Sunday. Truly it was a great day of worship, fellowship, and song. God is praised for our guest preacher, Bishop William A. Ellis for the challenging and timely message for all of us. In addition, we praise God for the fellowship meal, in which we were all able to enjoy. I thank the entire food committee for preparing such a wonderful meal. We also recognize the Hostess Ministry for serving. Also, I thank God for the spirit-filled concert that the combined choirs of the church presented, to conclude our celebration for the day. The songs were so uplifting, and the presence of the Lord was evident. Thank you Rev. Clarence McEwen and the choir members for the joy that you brought us on last Sunday.
This afternoon, we celebrate with our Usher’s Ministry their 95th anniversary! Our ushers have been providing a vital ministry throughout the years. On most Sundays, as you enter the church, the ushers are the first persons you may see. Their welcoming spirit is key in preparing you for an enjoyable worship experience. Under the leadership of Sister Jean Burns, our ushers continue their excellent service. In addition to Sunday mornings, their presence is visible at funerals, weddings, or at services when asked to serve. The afternoon celebration begins at 3:00 P.M. The guest preacher for the occasion is Rev. Marvin Wiley; pastor of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church of Maywood, Illinois. The music ministry for the anniversary will be rendered by the Wooten Choral Ensemble. Please, let us support the Usher’s Ministry, and congratulate them on their ministry to this church.
In our Bible Study on last Wednesday, we reflected on this passage: in 1John 4:20-21: If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
I Love You, I Really, Really Do!