Grace and Peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus who is the Christ. I thank God every day for you with prayer and love.
I am writing you because I wanted to express my sorrow that we are not able to assemble as we always have because of the “Stay at Home” order caused by the coronavirus, and that today is the 133rd Anniversary of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Since we are not able to assemble as usual, we have been left with the option of communicating through Social Media. This definitely puts me outside of my comfort zone, but this is all we are left with. Just before the "Stay at Home" order was given, we were planning to have service in the parking lot but now that can’t happen. It is time to pray for change!
I wanted you to know that we have been meeting on Wednesday night during the normal bible study time to pray for the church, the country, and the world. We pray for our Health care workers, leaders to make decisions that are best for the people, we pray for the economy and for healing for all affected by the virus. Many people have recognized the text in II Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways. Then will I hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin and heal the Land”. As I stated we need to pray for the healing of the land."
Since we are not able to celebrate our church anniversary today and we do not know when we will be able to assemble in worship again, we are planning to combine the Church Anniversary with Homecoming, which is the 2nd Sunday in August.
This Sunday is also Palm Sunday in which we were planning to have our Baby Dedication. This too will have to be rescheduled. We will let you know when we will be able to do dedicate our babies.
There is so much to be done and so much being done that I cannot discuss it now. However it is my plan to keep you updated on all that we are doing, I want to thank our Secretary, Leslie Douglas for communicating my thoughts to you and Dorothy Brady for installing my sermons online for your benefit. I will be coming to you again either through E-mail or Social Media until we are able to assemble.