March 24, 2020
Greetings Macedonia Family and Friends, I am excited to come to you again in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has promised to be with us wherever we go and in whatever we go through. If you tuned in on Sunday, I preached from John 16: 7-11 where Jesus is preparing his disciples for the changes that were about to take place after his departure. He empowered his disciples so they would be able to face any challenge they would encounter! He didn’t leave them alone, defenseless or without hope. He gave the Holy Spirit! Hard times are nothing new for believers.
Like the disciples, we will face difficult changes in our lives. But just like the disciples we have the Holy Spirit! He promised never to leave or forsake us! We can stand on His promises!!! As we press through these days and all they bring with them, let us be reminded to keep the faith. And follow the lead of the Holy Spirit!
On Sunday I talked to several local politicians and I also talked with Governor Mike Parson. And I am glad to report that the church is viewed as an essential part of not only Kansas City but the state of Missouri. I was told that we are allowed to keep streaming our services and to keep our daily operations. However, we are to use only the essential staff to keep in compliance to the local and State bans that have been issued.
So, with that being said, this week’s schedule of events is as follows:
• Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 am and 6:30 pm click below https://livestream.com/accounts/3643109/events/2057916
• Mountaintop Pantry hours Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00
• Sunday - On the Couch with Grizzy 8:30 am click below https://livestream.com/accounts/3643109/events/2057916
• Sunday – Morning Worship 9:45 am click below https://livestream.com/accounts/3643109/events/2057916
• To join Teen Church class on Remind and updates about Teen Church click below
• Young Adult Ministry with Patrick Riley
Friday – Young Adult "Sip & Script" and Game Night 6:30 pm
Join URL https://zoom.us/j/814741122
Saturday - Young Adult Lunch & Learn 12pm
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/566114566
Macedonia continue blessing others as God blesses us! But, to continue God’s work, we must continue to give: GIVE online https://www.macedoniakc.org/giving GIVE via text (816) 281-1223 enter the amount you are giving GIVE in person during office hours Tuesday – Friday. GIVE via mail Macedonia Baptist Church Attn: Trustee Ministry 1700 E Linwood Kansas City, MO 64109
We will be celebrating Family Sunday this week. Please send us pictures of how you’re spending your family time. Please send them to: email@example.com no later than Friday, March 27th. And we will show them during Family Sunday.
In conclusion, this Sunday we will be celebrating Family Sunday. Please invite your family and friends to view us online. We are the light and the salt of the earth Macedonia. Pray continuously! Check on people! Help people! Share the websites! Share information. Encourage people to sign up on Breeze to stay updated. (They do not have to be a member.) If you know someone without internet access, call them while you livestream and let them listen. Terri and I love each of you and we are praying for you. PEACE & LOVE, Pastor John L. Brooks