Pastors’ Update 04-29-2022

Hi Everyone and Happy Sabbath!

 

Linda and I hope and pray you had a productive and rewarding week!

 

Now that the days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread are behind us, we look forward to the next Holy Day: Pentecost. Pentecost reminds us each year of the giving of God’s law in the Old Testament (Exodus 19-20), and God’s gift of the holy spirit to his church in the New Testament (Acts 2).

 

We are also looking forward to meeting with the members of the COG, The Fathers Call, next Sabbath, May 14th. Following Sabbath services at the Grace Presbyterian Church Social Hall, we are planning a pot luck meal on the lawn area outside of the hall. Please plan to bring covered dishes, salads and desserts for the meal, as we host this special combined service, fellowship and meal.  

  

Face coverings are not be required at Sabbath services or during our socials. However, you may continue to wear a face covering if you choose. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines and take whatever precautions you feel are needed to protect yourself and others. The virus is not gone. People are still catching the virus and some are being hospitalized, and a few continue to die from the virus. As medical officials have mentioned, the Covid virus is still spreading, and will likely become an endemic that may be part of our lives for the foreseeable future.  

         

As announced before, in our Sabbath services and social gatherings, we will continue to follow the CDC and local government guidelines for the safety of all of our members, and because it is the right thing to do considering the deadly risks of this pandemic and our Biblical responsibilities. 

 

I encourage all of us to leave personal medical choices and political discussions outside of our Sabbath services and fellowship before and after services. We should all come to services expecting and enjoying an atmosphere of peace and rest from this world’s debate and confusion; not confrontation, disputing and division among ourselves. (I Cor. 14:33)

    

This coming Sabbath we will have Sabbath services in Redding, Reno and Lodi at 2:30 pm. The webcast will originate from Lodi this week.

 

We have lost our meeting place in Reno and continue to search for another suitable place to meet. Please pray that God will provide a place for us to meet each week.