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Weekly Update for Sunday, July 12, 2020

Children’s meetings are still on hold.

The Wednesday Bible Study is beginning a new series: Getting to Know the Bible Better. This week: everyone’s favorite Bible book, Leviticus!

We want to express profound gratitude to the church for the offerings you have been giving through this time of pandemic. We know many are still uncomfortable coming back to worship services, but we give thanks to God for your faithful support. We do not currently have a formal offering time during our worship services in order to avoid passing the plate. Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table, mailed to the church, or brought in to the church office.

Since we don’t have a formal offering time, we have adopted a somewhat different, simpler format for Sunday evening. We’re calling it Acoustic Vespers. The music will be accompanied by acoustic guitar, and we’re just going to sing together for a while before the evening message. Come enjoy the evening light through the stained glass windows, and lift up your voices in our wonderful sanctuary!

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services have resumed. 

The Wednesday Bible Study is beginning a new series: Getting to Know the Bible Better. This week: Exodus.

All children’s meetings are still on hold.

Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table.

For those of you here today, please check your mailbox for the July newsletter.

I Don’t Understand

There doesn’t seem to be much to celebrate in America right now, does there? Our country is a mess. My grandfather once told me politics was a dirty business. I thought he was just being cynical. But I don’t think so anymore.

I know I’m supposed to write these articles to help you understand spiritual things better. Instead, this time I’m going to tell you some things I just don’t understand.

I don’t understand why some politicians will say the most outrageous things just to score points with potential voters. I don’t understand how politicians can reverse themselves and say something with a straight face that is diametrically opposite of something they’d said before.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services have resumed.

All children’s meetings are still on hold.

Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table.

Small Group-Bible Study-Disciple’s Prayer Life: Walking in Fellowship with God, by T. W. Hunt. Those signed up or others interested in participating, there will be an organizing meeting after this morning’s worship service in the JOY class. If it is in use we’ll meet in the BYKOTA room.
Purpose: Develop a more faithful prayer life
Location(s): First Baptist Church Linton, Indiana
(Or as agreed upon by the group)

Weekly Update for Sunday, June 21, 2020

All children’s meetings are still on hold.

Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table.

The Board of Christian Education is still collecting names of graduates. You may call the church office if you have the name of a graduate to submit. Graduates will be recognized in the morning service on Sunday, June 28th.

This Sunday is Father’s Day. We have a small gift for every father here today: a pocket-sized magnetic screwdriver. Men, if you are a father, or if you have or have had a father, you may take a screwdriver.

Weekly Update for Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hand sanitizer is available in the Narthex, and face masks are available at each end of the Welcome Center.

Bulletins are available on the lectern by the double-door entrance to the sanctuary.

Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table.

Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services will resume starting Wednesday, June 24th.

All children’s meetings are currently on hold.

Weekly Update for Sunday, June 7, 2020

Hand sanitizer is available in the Narthex, and face masks are available at each end of the Welcome Center.

Bulletins are available on the lectern by the double-door entrance to the sanctuary.

Offerings may be placed in the wooden box back on the ushers’ table.

Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services are currently on hold.

All children’s meetings are currently on hold.

Process

There’s an old curse which says “May you live in interesting times.” It sounds fairly innocuous, but on reflection you can see the meaning: uninteresting times are times of peace and tranquility; interesting times are times of upheaval and unrest. We are certainly living in interesting times! Historic, in fact.

I wanted to take a few moments to elaborate on something I spoke about from the pulpit last Sunday. I’d like you to know the process the Deacons and I went through in deciding about reopening the church for services on Sunday mornings. It was not a snap decision.

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