Dear Friends in Christ,
With the month of August on us we will see important things come our way. One is the Saluda Association EPIC Conference, Saturday August 6th from 8 am to 12:30 pm at Covenant Baptist Church. It will prove to be invaluable to our church fellowship. The training provided at this conference will bless our leaders and members. Please do what you can to plan to attend this event for your personal walk with the Lord as well as for the benefit of our church. See the newsletter and bulletins for the types of conferences offered.
Can you believe that the beginning of school is in August? Pray for our children and youth as they prepare to return to the classroom. We have great students and teachers in our church fellowship and they need you to lift them up to the Lord.
Even though our Lay Renewal Weekend is not in August but in September, please prepare to be involved by placing on your calendar this special event at our church. God calls us to be equipped to do the work of the Lord in the body of Christ but we all need to know our place of service and ministry. That is the focus of this weekend. Pray that when you are asked to service in some area to help prepare for this weekend that you will say “yes.”
Bless you all for your faithfulness to the Lord and His church through your attendance and your giving through your tithes and offerings.
Dear Precious Friends:
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Dear church family,
What a great Easter we have just experienced, praise be to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! We have two wonderful opportunities in May for which I would love all of us to take advantage. The first is the Dr. Tony Evans Revival, “Revival of the Heart.” Dr. Evans is a popular African-American pastor and author, from Dallas, Texas who we can hear on WLFJ and other radio stations. The revival is hosted by the Rocky River Baptist Association & the Saluda Baptist Association and will be at Covenant Baptist Church on Monday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. nightly. You will not need a ticket to get in but it will be packed every service so you will need to get there early. There will be a love offering received nightly.
Our second opportunity is to go to New Hopewell Baptist Church on May 22 at 5pm. We will have our choir there and I will have the privilege to share the message of God. We will have a great fellowship and time together with our brothers and sisters in the Lord. You come too and share with us the love of God.
We look forward to worshiping our wonderful Savior with you the next time we meet.
In service to the King,
Seeing God at work among us is so exciting! He has truly revealed Himself to those who have been sensitive to hear Him speak by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God, prayer, circumstances, and the church. Our God is real and alive, working in our hearts and moving us to really experience Him. Our prayer now is that when He speaks regarding what He desires for us to be and do, we will be obedient and adjust our lives personally and as a church to that revealed word of God. Our faith needs to be matched by our actions! Trusting God with the very essence of His church that He bought and paid for with His own blood is our very life. May we be found faithful!
I am truly thankful to each of you who are giving to the Special Challenge. At the time of writing this the offering is over $30,000. My personal prayer is that we will trust God for even more and be thankful for the challenge that came our way. We will receive another $25,000 from an anonymous donor before Thanksgiving. I thank God upon every remembrance of our special friends in the Lord.
Drive Thru Nativity will be a great thrill this year! We have been waiting a long time to share Christ this way with our community once again. May the Lord use His story to change lives and encourage hearts. Your life, too, will be changed if you give yourself to make this a reality through your church.
Bless you all! Lynda and I love you.