Pastor’s Pen 1-13-23

Family,

I pray you are well. We are grateful for the beauty of the day. Monday is when the nation has set aside to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. But, let us remember, there was a time when the government, many white churches, and more than a few Black churches rejected King. Some even called him “public enemy number one.”

And that’s how it is sometimes when we pursue justice and righteousness. When we seek purpose and let our light shine, not everyone will be happy for us. But, nonetheless, let your light shine!

Dr. King, who was fallible, like all of us, lived richly into the fullness of the purpose. God had for his life and blessed a nation and even a globe. On Sunday, we will celebrate him after service in the basement by watching this video entitled, “King in the Wilderness” (https://youtu.be/JD2nrLwMGSo]. Join us.

Church-wide Chat – Sunday 6:30

On Sunday evening, join us at 6:30 PM on the zoom line for our church-wide chat. We will have fun and fellowship and discuss our continuing efforts and plans to adapt to change in challenging times.

Members in the Media

Two of our members, sister Sharon Robinson and brother Roy Rogers, appeared in the media recently. The links to the stories are below. Sister Robinson is retiring after about two decades of work at City Hall as Director of the Department of Administration. Brother Rogers wrote an eloquent article raising concerns about our criminal justice system and its prosecution of the 10-year-old boy who shot and killed his mother as an adult. Please take the time to read both of these articles.

Bro. Roy Article

Sis. Sharon Article

Midweek Message – Our Effort. God’s Increase 1 Cor. 3:5-9

Enjoy this midweek message entitled Our Effort. God Increase. The focus is how focusing on this “formula” keeps us grounded and uplifted in our work for the Lord.—> https://youtu.be/JD2nrLwMGSo

In love!

Pastor

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