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James and Leesa
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I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1:3-5
In Paul’s letter to the Philippian church, he revealed a close bond that he had with them and he started his letter with words of thanking God for the Philippians partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Such expressions of gratitude were common by Paul in the first century letters and he regularly began his epistles in this manner. And Paul revealed in this passage of scripture that he remembers the Philippians in prayer during his daily times of intercession (“always in every prayer of mine”). His love for this congregation was exemplified in his regular prayers for them.
I say this because I thank God every day for you Copeland Baptist Church and I thank you as well for your partnership with me in reaching our Community for Jesus Christ. On May 13th several harvest labors (Matthew 9:37-38) went out and handed out flyers to our Community Outreach Block Party as well as inviting them to our VBS coming in July along with a packet of flower seeds. And on Saturday May 18th between 11am -2pm we served approximately 150+ people in our community and showed them the love of Jesus Christ and we also wanted to spread some hope and joy to our community.
And as your pastor, I want to personally thank each and everyone who helped, those who prayed for this outreach, whether you could make it or not, you were valuable for the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our community.
Now, let our focus and prayer be on VBS 2019 – “In The Wild” coming July; more info to follow in next month’s newsletter. VBS is the #1 Evangelist Outreach for kids and we don’t want to pass up a great opportunity to reach kids for Christ. But we need your help to pull this off, so please get with Leesa to see where we can plug you in for VBS 2019. May God continue to richly bless Copeland Baptist Church for doing the work of an evangelist.
A very grateful laborer,
Pastor James
Published: April 1, 2015