August 2021: From the Pastor's Desk
From the Pastor…
As we enter into the final month of summer, we have a lot of reasons to be hopeful. We will not find any of those reasons coming from politicians, as so much of what is happening in our world is negative. We will not be encouraged if we rely on our circumstances, as there are so many hurting and suffering all around us – physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually. The reason we have hope is because of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father!
God has blessed us and continues to bless us every day – in spite of our circumstances. We are all saddened when we hear the news of resurgent cases of COVID and disease, businesses closing and inflation. But we should not lose heart because we serve the God who knows our every need and continues to meet those needs in trying times.
He has blessed us with an awesome group of children and workers this summer at Roberdel.
We are blessed with a full enrollment for our Fall Preschool and Kindergarten classes.
Our youth and children had great weeks at summer camp.
Our men have been hard at work preparing our building for the upcoming school year.
We are seeing folks return to church after many months of virtual worship and Bible study.
We have some exciting ministries beginning: a new prayer ministry, a cancer support group, and a sewing ministry, to name just three that are already in the works. You will be hearing more details about these ministries very soon.
I am also very excited about some events coming up in September.
I’m really hoping that we can return to our annual honoring of our local heroes on 9/11. I would like for us to be able to do a cookout this year to serve them lunch.
On September 12th we will “Fill the Tank” for baptism. If you or a family member is thinking of making a public decision to be baptized, please let me know and we will discuss this important act of obedience.
We are living in turbulent times, but we do have many reasons to be hopeful – the greatest reason is that we know Jesus Christ and where He is, there is always hope!
In Christian Love,