May 19, 2022

Dear Saints of God,

Roberta A. Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackniel, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, and Ruth Whitfield are the names of the ten people who died from a mass shooting last week in Buffalo, New York. The victims were allegedly shot by an 18-year-old named Payton Gendron. In Chicago, over this past weekend, Seandell Holliday (16) (allegedly killed by Marion Richardson (17) in Millennium Park.

You and I agree that there must be a stop to this violence and hatred that is wreaking havoc in cities across our nation and world. You may ask “Why?” The answer is clear. Evil. The Gospel of John tells us in 10:10 that Jesus said The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Let us pray for the families, and even for the perpetrators.

It is important to know what the word of God says! Through God’s word, we are informed of what is happening today, so that we can be effective to bring forth change. The Lord wants us to have life! The Lord wants us to have peace and joy. We cannot be afraid! Isaiah 54:17 reads No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.

Psalm 37:1-3 states Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

I wanted you to know what the word of God says. You may ask what can I do? The late James Brown recorded Everybody over there get on up, everybody there get into it, everybody over there get involved, get involved, get involved.

Involve yourselves in voting, participating in community activities, committing yourselves in the study of God’s word, pray, contacting the political representatives, and so much more. In other words, do something! As Christians, I remind you that the blood will never lose its power! We have the victory!

Church family, I thank you so much for wearing your masks during our worship services. The reality is that this coronavirus has not left us. It is still here. Let us do our best in keeping ourselves well. Let us continue to follow the precautions: masks, social distancing, and washing of the hands.

For a mid-week spiritual fill up, here at the church we have a special service called W.O.W., which is an acronym for Worship on Wednesdays. This noon day service provides an opportunity not just for our congregation, but for our community, to worship together. If you cannot be in person, tune in either by YouTube or Facebook. We want to be a blessing for you and provide mid-week spiritual energy. The time is 12 Noon – 1p.m. Spread the word!

In addition, Bible Study continues on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please take advantage of these worship opportunities mid-week. Enjoy the Lord in worship and service.

PUT ON A SMILE! Thank you, Deacon Miller, for this one.

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.

“He’s a funeral director,” she answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought… He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years.

After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, Explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20’s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, and a preacher when in her 60’s, and now – in her 80’s – a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. She smiled and explained, “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.”

Love, ya,

Pastor Jenkins

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1st Corinthians 2:9

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12:00PM - 1:00PM W.O.W, (Worship on Wednesday) 

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