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News From The Pews

A Note From Our Pastor

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 4:35 PM

March 26, 2020

 

Salem Methodist Church Family - Sisters and Brothers.Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

 

 

Especially in times like this, when God’s entire creation is in pain, fear and distress,
we need to hold on to the truth of God’s Word.
That is the truth of God’s heart.

 

So we direct our prayers to God in line with His Word. “Heavenly Father, we ask You, in the mighty name of Jesus
that You destroy this virus which has enveloped Your creation. We thank You that You love us with an endless and powerful love
and that Your plans for us are for good and not disaster.

 

We thank You for Your love demonstrated in the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

 

Thank You Lord Jesus for bearing all of our sins, sicknesses and diseases in Your body on the cross so that we may have healing physically, mentally and spiritually. We give you praise. We love you. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and show us Your way. Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

Sunday, April 5, will be Palm Sunday and Communion Sunday. We will still be away from one another, but only physically. I would like for all of us to receive Communion together that morning in our homes. (more on that later).

 

 

All over Planet Earth the body of Christ must be in strong prayer during these days, not just for deliverance from the virus, but through this plague all people to be drawn closer to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ, God the Son.

 

 

Finally, let’s communicate through the technology of social media. Isolation can be greatly relieved by a phone call, a text, email, or other ways of touching base with folks who need a connection. This is an important ministry. Who do you know that could be uplifted by a call. It will also minister to you as you reach out to others.

 

You are loved, Jesus is Lord,

 

Thad


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Reply Beryl
11:41 AM on April 5, 2020 
Thank you, Brother Thad. Having communion together on Psalm Sunday was especially meaningful since we cannot be together in person. You are a blessing to us in many ways.