Spiritual Resource Page COVID-19

Pastor, March 31, 2020 - 2:36 pm

Please pray for all who are sick at the moment that the Lord bring them healing and relief from their illness. For Celeste for recovery and for the Theodore- Webb Family: Wanda, Tabitha, Bridget and her daughter.

Louise & Michael Broussard, March 21, 2020 - 12:15 am

Our Prayer Request is for the HEALING of Our Nation, during this CORONAVIRUS CRISIS...And we Pray that all our Love Ones are Spared, & in his Good Grace AMEN

Pastor, March 17, 2020 - 6:13 pm

Sovereign Lord, we bow low before you in this time of uncertainty. Be present with your strong comfort among those most directly affected by this virus, and in your mercy bring them healing and recovery. Use this to make us as a nation deeply aware of our total dependence on you. Give us courage to face whatever the future holds, knowing that it-and we- are in your hands. Amen

Anonymous, March 17, 2020 - 3:45 pm

Pray that God continue to bless our congregation and our city and quickly bring the pandemic to an end.

Congregational updates

  • Kid’s Sunday School Video- Trent is creating a video lesson for the kids to watch. We plan on airing that Tuesdays 11:00 and for this week a unleavened bread cooking demo at 11:00 Wednesday. Find everything you need HERE
  • Bible information class is offered over video chat. Get through the whole class in 10 days. Contact pastor.
  • Prayers are needed those affected by COVID19
      • Wanda who is feeling ill and being tested for COVID,
      • Tabitha, Bridget and her daughter, Celeste who had the virus and are now recovering from it. Thankfully they are doing well.
      • Nathan Zeller – relative of the Mckinneys will start Air Force Boot Camp, but is in quarantine for as precaution.
  • Worship on Sunday- 41 signed in with connect cards. I know there were a few more tuning in too. Be sure to fill those out every week so we know who is joining us.
  • Unfortunately, the quarantine will not be over by Easter, the council has decided that we will celebrate in some way over the internet (if you have input give me a call), but whenever the quarantine ends we will celebrate it again together in worship!
  • This last Sunday would have been the crawfish boil :.( Hey, it’s another reminder that when we get to see one another next, a big celebration is due! I’m praying it’s not too late for crawfish.
 

City updates

  • The Governor and Mayor want to impress the importance of Social Distancing. Those not practicing it or staying home except for necessary needs (Doctor, grocery, medication) become a risk to themselves and others.
      • A second line parade was busted for forming during restrictions and face charges. 
  • COVID numbers: 4,025 positive cases and 185 dead
  • The convention center is being prepared as an overflow site for those with the virus. You cannot report there. If you are feeling ill go to the testing centers or a hospital.
 
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Baptismal Rescue

This Sunday we celebrate the “Festival of the Baptism of our Lord.” Simply- it’s Jesus’ baptism, and the moment is miraculous! There are commands smattered through Scripture instructing baptism with water and the Word, but in Jesus’ baptism we see the inner workings we don’t get to physically see in ours, the heavens opening up and the Father affirming this was his loved Son, the Holy Spirit ‘lighting’ on him. Jesus was special and the moment proved it. His connection to the divine God was undeniable.  Tertullian, and ancient church father wrote this…

 

“For as after the waters of the deluge, whereby the ancient iniquity was purged away, after the baptism so to speak of the world, the herald dove, sent out from the ark, and returning with the olive branch, announced to the earth peace from Divine wrath. By the same ordinance of a spiritual washing, does the dove of the Holy Spirit fly to the earth, that is to our flesh, as it emerges from the laver (baptismal font) after its ancient offences, bearing the peace of God, sent forth from the heavens, where the Church is the ark portrayed.” Tertullian, On Baptism

 

There’s nothing that cleanses you more powerfully inwardly and outwardly than your baptism! What God demonstrated through Jesus’ baptism is what we get through our own baptism, peace sent from heaven. You’re special to God. You have proof – in your baptism, and it’s undeniable! Let’s celebrate the “Baptism of our Lord,” this Sunday and unfold a great mystery of God’s love for us! I hope to see you there!