Pastor's Weekly Newsletter (10.25.22)
Sunday Morning's Attendance
DON'T FORGET YOUR FAITH PROMISE COMMITMENT CARD
We had another great week at the Lincoln Baptist Church. We had good attendance and several saved. Praise the Lord that He is still using us for His work! Continue to be in prayer as we are about to enter negotiations for repairs that need to be done both on our building and on the building we are purchasing. Pray that we would be able to negotiate to a point to where everything lines up and we will be able to keep our existing closing date ofr the week of November 22nd.
This Friday we have our annual chili cookoff. We have several contestants who have signed up to bring chili and several who have signed up to be judges. I believe this Friday will be a wonderful time of fun, food, and fellowship. If you are interested in bringing a side dish please talk to Mrs. Faith. We will have games and activities as well as a chili supper.
During this time of property transition, I am going to ask the church family to be flexible regarding scheduled church activities. Due to necessity some of the activities that were on the annual calendar at the beginning of the year will be subject to where we are in this moving process. The church services will not change, but some of the future activities might. Please pay close attention to the announcements at church for further information.
I also wanted to take just a moment to praise the Lord that the local wildfires Sunday were brought under control. We thank the Lord for the firefighters, police officers, farmers, and other public-minded citizens who rose to the occasion to stop the fire with minimal damage and injury. Thank the Lord that he empowered these brave individuals as they stood on the frontlines for our community.
Lastly, I want to encourage our church to be strong. We are going through hard times with inflation and many other uncertainties in our society. Yet, we also have members who are having personal hard times. "...Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. " (Ephesians 6:10) Be strong and stay faithful to God in this season. Pray for those around you as well that God would help them through their own season of struggle. Hang in there, the Lord will bring us through. "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galatians 6:9)
Sincerely in His service
Pastor Jonathan Painter
CHURCH PRAYER REQUESTS THIS WEEK
Pray for her as she is recovering from her surgery. Pray that her recovery would be quick and as painless as possible.
Pray for her as she has excessive swelling in her feet and the doctors are seeming to have difficulty pinpointing the reason for it. Pray for her comfort and that the doctors would be able to find the issue.
Continue to pray for her to have full mental development despite the down-syndrome. Pray that the Lord will give her doctor wisdom in advising what ways her development could be aided.