Remarks From The Pastor - February 4, 2018

Good Morning Church Members & Guests

This church has missionaries in over 14 different countries.  Missionaries are soul winners.  They are following after Jesus. Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt. 4:19) In Luke 19:10 we read, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Pastor Tom Porter

Pastor Tom Porter

On April 15, 1912, the unsinkable Titanic sank and many went into eternity.  There were only twenty lifeboats and rafts on that ship.  Lifeboats number 4 & number 14 were the only two that went back to rescue more out of the frigid ocean!  Think about that!  Most of the lifeboats were lowered without being at full capacity, but only two went back to save people dying of hypothermia.  Our church is to be a spiritual lifeboat.  Our job is to seek those who are dying in sin, and to rescue as many of them as possible.  

Before you say, “I’m not interested in being part of a search and rescue mission for Christ,” let me tell you that these people are not strangers.  They are your children, your grandchildren, husbands, wives, your brothers and sisters.  They are the people you work with, your neighbors, your lifelong friends.  These are the people that we can personally reach with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Missions Conference will start next Sunday morning after the Sunday school hour.  Our preacher will be Missionary Kerry Psinas, who has been in Grenada for 16 years and has planted five churches.  The Rob Mills Family will provide special music in both the AM & PM services.

Church Vote

Seven years ago our main septic tank and drain field started to fail.  The problem was fixed and we were told it was only a temporary fix.  About two years ago, we had another major problem with the same septic system.  Once again, it was given a temporary fix.  This past week the tank had to be pumped out for the third time in less than seven months.  We, as a church body, will be voting on February 18th (two weeks from today) to start the process of replacing the current septic and drainfield system.  This job is now out for bid.  We hope to have the
name of the contractor and estimate soon.