Philemon 1:4-7I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
As we continue to meet together for Sunday Morning Worship and Wednesday Evening Services, I realize that things continue to be different from day to day but please know that your pastor is praying for you and if there is anything that I can do, within my power, to help elevate some of the worry and concerns you may have please don’t hesitate to call me. In times of uncertainty we need each other to get through it and our encouragement to each other is desperately needed in times such as what we are living in right now; so please keep encouraging, praying and contacting each other.
*** The offering plates will be located in the front and back of the sanctuary so that you may be able give your worship gift. No offering plates will be passed during the service.
*** NO usage of the drinking fountains will be permitted at this time.
*** The restrooms will be available. And to help with the sanitation of the restroom we will have disinfecting wipes available to use to wipe off the door handles and/or surface that were touched.
*** No usage of the church facility other than AM Worship Service and Wednesday Evening services at this time. We will re-evaluate this carefully before we begin to allow activities to resume
*** Again, above all…please be patient and respect each other’s decision on whether or not you will join us for Worship service on Sunday morning or Prayer/Bible Study on Wednesday evening. And please continue to pray for each other during these times of uncertainty.
We will still be doing the Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening service live from our Copeland’s Facebook page for those who choose to stay home. I will still be audio recording the Worship Service and uploading it onto our webpage for those who don’t have Facebook as well as burning it off on a CD for those who don’t have any means to watch or listen to it off the internet.
We will get through this pandemic and I believe we will be stronger because of it but it will take each one of us doing it TOGETHER. May God continue to bless Copeland Baptist Church in the days ahead and I long for the day we all, as a church with no restrictions, can celebrate together because that’s what I plan on doing when this is all over with.
So be ready to celebrate with songs, testimonies, fellowship, prayer and God’s Word followed by a fellowship dinner.
Pastor James