Blessings Crossroads family---
Please know my rejoicing and gratitude that so many of our church family are stepping forward to serve in leadership capacities. God’s Word reminds us that the church is the body of Christ, that each of us is essential to the functioning of the body, and that we are, each one, gifted for that service. This week I have read and re-read 1 Corinthians 12 and the Apostle Paul’s affirmation of God’s provision for the body. That you are fulfilling that biblical direction is such a blessing. Thank you!
By now you are, I pray, aware of our plans to implement Revised Phase 3 of our church re- opening plan on Sunday, September 13, 2020. On that date Connect Classes will meet at 9:00 a.m. and one morning worship service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. You will read in the next couple of weeks about the resumption of Connect Groups, Sunday evening Discipleship, and other ministry opportunities. As you read and study this data, please know that you should make attendance plans that are suitable to your family’s personal safety and your preferences.
Please also be aware that we will convene a formal family meeting to approve the 2021 Budget compiled by our Finance Committee and the leaders of our ministry organizations. You know these are challenging times and I am grateful for the hours these servants have committed to the budget process. Please keep our church finances in your personal prayers. And, yes, give as you have the privilege.
On August 30, I will begin a series of messages titled Church 101: Philippians and the Partnership of Mission. Philippians provides such an intimate view of that local church and provides very clear guidance for congregations pursuing mission. Join me in praying about this series.
Serving with you is a joyful blessing!
Sonny Holmes, Interim Pastor