Pastors’ Update 02-07-2020
Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!
The impeachment trial of our President is over, at least for now. He was acquitted by the Senate of the two articles of impeachment brought against him by the House of Representatives, basically along partisan lines. However, the political divide between Democrats and Republicans is at an all-time high. Unlike a criminal trial that does not permit an acquitted person to be tried again for the same crimes (called “Double Jeopardy”) , the democrat controlled House of Representatives could impeach the President again with the same charges, and/or additional charges, if they decide to continue investigating.
Meanwhile, the races for elections next Fall are heating up and candidates are campaigning in earnest. We will all be bombarded with TV ads, radio commercials and road signs to vote for various parties and candidates as this “Election Year” gets into full gear.
As Paul admonished us in I Timothy 2:1-3, "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intersessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…” (NKJV). Please pray that God’s will is done in the outcome of these coming elections.
I am very pleased to report we began our newest weekly COGWA congregation in Reno this past Sabbath with 24 in attendance! We are very thankful we now have enough members in the area to justify establishing a weekly congregation in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. I was able to discuss additional budget and start-up details with Mr. Doug Horchak and Mr. Jim Franks while I was in Texas this past week. In fact, some guest speakers from Headquarters wanted to visit Reno in the near future. Mr. Clyde Kilough will be coming out in March and Mr. Doug Horchak will be visiting our area (including Reno, Redding, and Lodi) over the Sabbath and Passover/FDUB in April! We are still working out the specific details of these visits…more information to come.