Pastor Giardino put together a very informative e-mail this morning. For the benefit of those not on his e-mail list, we shall post his e-mail here. So read the whole letter – it’s packed with information! BTW, why aren’t you on our pastor’s e-mail list? Get your e-mail address to Pastor G. ASAP.
Hi Gospel Light Church and Friends,
Good morning! Praise the Lord for the recovery of folks we’ve been praying for. Marji Pawley went home yesterday and we need folks to help with meals starting on Monday. Thank you for those that helped with meals for Mike Deming. Mike is doing very well and getting stronger every day. He even did his Friday morning show on WASB at 11am from his home!
We’re very excited about having Bro. Jeff Faggart with us tomorrow. Bro. Faggart has been in to preach several times and our folks respond very well. He is one of few that I let take 11am & 6pm to minister throughout the Lord’s Day. If you’re hungry COME AND GET IT! If you’re not, then what’s the problem?
I’m praying this summer that our ministry increases in several areas. Last week we had 103 in our morning service with many staying for the picnic! Please don’t let the nice weather trick you to “throttle back” from your walk with the Lord. The irony of “summer hours” for churches and a laid back attitude of true believers can invite temptation and you yielding to sin:
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Hey…yield yourself into another church service in your 168 hours of time that the Lord gives you, Sunday 6pm and/or Wednesday at 7pm…”try it, you’ll like it”. The Devil would hate you to do this so why not ruin his desire and ADD TO YOUR FAITH this summer?!!
Indifference and a critical spirit are running rampant these days. The Lord’s people need to shake off a spirit of conformity and get ready for what will be coming our way in these last days.
2 Tim 3:1-3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Tim 3:4-5 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
1 Cor 16:13-14 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity.
1 Pet 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
In an age of “cover-ups” the cover-up that SHOULD be worked on is covering up our sinful tendencies with CHARITY (above verse). The Lord has led me to write this to you with NO issues in our ministry (that I know about)…isn’t that a blessing? I like throwing things your way to help MAINTAIN our ministries vibrancy and life…PTL!
We had an incredible planning meeting this past Thursday evening for our Wednesday kids programs and Sunday School workers. This was one of our BEST planning meetings ever. I’m excited about people stepping it up and the unity of purpose as we prepare for September 2010. We’ll also be having a Teen class starting and a face-lift on our multipurpose game-teen room. There is the possibility of eliminating the present shabby ceiling and new paint…and new carpet… move pool table to 2nd floor hall area….all Lord willing.
We’ll also be seriously getting our stock built-up for evangelistic materials and helps to encourage you in your personal evangelism and learning. A special table will be set up with a new arrival of King James Bibles and materials this Wednesday night…Lord willing. We’ll also be setting up Popcorn and Cotton Candy machines with refreshments for Summer Mid-week service…. Just to keep you fellowshipping and our folks to fellowship in the nice weather.
Your involvement is needed in:
*Men and teenage young-men 16 and up: July 17th we’ll be meeting at 2:30pm in our east parking lot to head to the “Gay Pride Parade”. Preaching and “standing in the evil day”.
*Sign up for dinners for Marji Pawley starting Monday. Please call Mrs. G at 370-4040.
*Invite Ladies to this Monday Night Ladies gathering, July 12th. This nursery shower for our ministry is really needed. Please let this be a priority for your evening Ladies of GLBBC. I’d like to have many of our new ladies invited by you and attending.
*Mark your calendars for Family Dedication on August 1st. This date has been changed to Aug 15th due to conflicts.