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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 Philippian’s 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.  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 the people of Copeland Baptist Church, for your partnership and persevering to reach our Community for Jesus Christ through this past year. With that being said, we do have some outreach activities in the works, so be watching for more information to follow in the next few weeks.
Let me conclude by saying that it is never too early to be preparing and praying for VBS 2021—(“Mystery Island”), which will start with our VBS kickoff on Saturday, July 10th and then VBS 2021 will begin on Sunday evening July 11th-15th and concluding on Friday evening, July 16th with our Family night.  More info on exact times to follow in next month’s newsletter.
VBS is the #1 Evangelistic Outreach for kids and we don’t want to pass up a great opportunity to reach kids for Christ.  But we will need everybody’s help to pull this off, so please get with Leesa to see where she can plug you in for VBS 2021.  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