In these uncertain times many of us are left wondering if God still loves us. Well the short answer is yes, but He loves us too much to allow us to continue on the path that many of us are on. So He speaks to us, to reassure us that there must be a course correction. What does the church look like while practicing social distancing? Are we to avoid all contact? No by all means. The world needs the church more now than ever in these times of global uncertainty. Things are changing rapidly, the moment is fluid, the church is facing obstacles that can become great opportunities to "be the church" to love in an unprecedented way.
Join us this week as Pastor Ed brings the message "These 40 Day; a Journal of Love".
March 22, 2020
Order of Worship:
Invocation/Prelude & Silent Prayer
Response: 'And renew a steadfast spirit within me'
Praise, Prayers & Intercession
Offertory: Please help the mission of the church by tithing either by check or electronic giving (see the link below)
Scripture: John 3:14-18
Message: 'These 40 Days; A Journey of Love'.....Pastor Ed Sollenberger
Benediction & Dismissal
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK IN JESUS' PRECIOUS NAME!
New Small Group Opportunity
Thursday Afternoons at 3pm
Join us for 'Common Grounds'
We are all on a journey home, and the journey is better when we travel togther sharing in one another's company. As we venture homeward let us share the uniqueness of our 'Common Ground'
Contact Pastor Ed if you are interested.
March at a Glance:
In response to the recent emergency declaration and executive orders to reduce contact and transmission, ALL Sunday school classes, ABW, Joyful Beginnings, Team meetings, Men's and Women's groups and small groups are suspended now until April 15.
March 15-April 19: Evangelism Project collecting backpack items or $ for Graham Schools. there will be a receiving box by Pastor's study. Share as you can.
March 18: 6:30 pm Joyful Noise Choir Practice
March 20-21: 24-hour prayer vigil and fast. Sign up for hours of your choice to pray in the sanctuary. Hours will be posted on the bulletin board and online both in the church app and website. Church will be open from 7am march 20 thru 7am March 21.
March 27: Western Baptist Association ABW Ministries - Volunteer opportunity at Matthew 25 in Cincinnati. Information and sign-up sheets are available from Mary Ann. Needed by March 23rd.
March 28: 9am - 4pm: ABC Ohio Leadership Conference. See Pastor Ed for further details.
March 31: Safety Meeting at 6pm.
Interested in singing in the choir? Come join the fun by joining the 'Joyful Noise'.
Questions? See Carol Laughman.
We give thanks and praise always to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for healing, renewal and answered prayers; for continued miracles, signs and wonders.
For the good of the church:
Please pray for the church, her growth and mission, for our leadership and our ongoing building project, and for our new youth group,
Remember to keep in your prayers the members and attendees of the church especially: the Pastor's family; the sick and shut in members.
For health and healing to all in need; for mercy, compassion and renewed strength in the days ahead.
We offer up those who have gone to thier eternal rest may God continue to comfort those left to mourn the loss of loved ones.
Mondays: Church Closed
Tuesdays: Individual Leadership Teams meet Tuesday evenings at 7pm
Wednesdays: "New Life Connections"
'Common Grounds' Small Group meets at 3pm,
K2 Men's Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 6:30 pm; LIFT Ladies Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month
Sunday School: All Classes begin at 9:30am
Sunday Worship: 10:30am
Regular Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm
Lena Baptist Church
8050 N. Church St.
Conover, Ohio 45317
Phone: (937) 368-3879
Fax: (937) 368-5040