As we approach July 4th, I want to take a moment and ask that you pray for our country. In an age of division and rhetoric that is increasingly angry, my prayer is that on Saturday we will celebrate the ideas that have defined our country. Let’s celebrate what has always made America great, found in words that are embedded in one of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
That sentence is one of the greatest thoughts ever put to paper. Not only as an American, but as a follower of Jesus, those words speak a truth rings in the depths of our souls. As followers of Jesus, let us pray for the day when those words ring true for all Americans. I hope you have a wonderful celebration on July 4th.
If you read my letter to you last week, then you are aware that we had a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of direct contact with the individual who tested positive, three different members of our pastoral staff were asked to self- quarantine for fourteen days and also test for the virus. Needless to say, last week was not a good week for me or others on staff at FBC.
Well, today I have much better news to share with you! The individual who was positive is feeling much better and the three pastoral staff members who were tested all returned with negative results. All of this information leads me to let you know the following; we WILL have in-person worship this Sunday at FBC! We are confident that things were handled with caution and wisdom. As a result, we are ready to get back together this Sunday. Given the nature of the holiday weekend, it was decided that we will have ONE SERVICE AT 11:00 on July 5th. If you plan on attending, you still need to register through our website DiscoverFBC.org.
Whether online or in person, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Grace and Peace,