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1 Corinthians 15:58Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast,, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
As the students across our nation continue to settle in for the new school year, let us continue to pray for them as well as the school facility and administration.  Some of Copeland Baptist members went around and prayed at each of the schools in our city including the St. Joseph School Board, St. Joseph Christian School, Hillyards and the Apple Bus Company.
Just remember that just because school is back in session doesn’t mean that Satan is taking his vacation.  He will continue his assault on our schools.  We must be alert and continue to pray for God’s protection and blessing on our students, teachers and administrations.
I just want to say that Copeland Baptist Church got caught doing something good.  Before the kids headed back to school, we had a School Supply Outreach event where we gave out over (70) sacks with school supplies for the kids in need of them. We were able to pray and fellowship with the parents as they waited for their child(ren) school supplies.  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to Kay Rogers, Sue Dallas, Judy Bunton and Becky Behrend for a successful “NO HUNGER SUMMER” and being able to minister to the kids and their families as well.   GOOD JOB CHURCH!!!
Also, this month we have a great opportunity to reach out to our community for Jesus Christ as we participate in the South Side Festival Parade on the 18th of September.  We won’t be handing out the water like we did in the past but instead we will be giving out candy along with Christian literature as well as info about our church.  Once again we’ll need everyone’s help in order to accomplish this outreach event.  Let’s not pass up the opportunity to proclaim Jesus Christ to our community for we all know He is desperately needed in our city.
Please be watching in the bulletins each week for more activities/R.A.K. that may come up in the month of September.  Come, be a part of what God is doing through Copeland Baptist Church.  Don’t be just a spectator but be a participator.
We must decrease and HE must increase,
Pastor James











Published: April 1, 2015