Do you feel like you are running from God? Or do you not like how God wants to deal with people?
Serving in the Kingdom of Jesus OR Running Away Like Jonah??
Do you remember Jonah? Sure, everyone remembers Jonah and the whale or giant fish! 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. Jonah 1:3 But do you remember why he was running from God? When you remember, you might think Jonah was a big jerk!! He knew that God was a merciful God and might just save his enemies that God wanted him to go preach the gospel to. So Jonah was running from God. You could say that God always wins. We know how he worked with Jonah and used him to preach to the Ninevites. End of story ... God did turn the hearts of Jonah's enemies to repentance and God had mercy on them. God's greatest desire is to have his people look to him, the Only True God that is ruling this world.
Tomorrow, we look closer at Jonah and especially at God's mercy. God desires to use you in His Kingdom! As we look at Jesus' disciples, we realize they weren't anything special, but Jesus called them and used them to serve in his Kingdom. You are no different, neither am I. We may not look that gifted, but the power is not in us, but in the object of our faith--Our Lord! We have his powerful Word. We have Jesus ruling--ruling in our hearts and ruling ALL things for our good! What reason we have to worship him. Come worship your Lord with your family of God that our Lord has called you to. Look around you at those he wants to reach through you!! That includes your enemies! Pray for them and look for opportunities to share the Word of God with them! God wants to save them!
ANNUAL VOTER'S MEETING
-- Sunday at 10:30 am. If you are not able to attend in person, you are invited to join us online. Send an email to Pastor Green for a link to join the meeting. Click on this link to send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Come meet with Jesus in worship. We worship together at 9:00 am on Sunday morning or Monday evening at 7:00 pm. Even if you are not able to make it in person, I hope you will take time together with your family to sit at Jesus' feet!! Livestream is on at 9 am https://youtu.be/d-amtNN-FJo or check out the service later at mywels.com/live. Also, could you go to our page on Youtube and subscribe - youtube.com/c/stpetersmonticello. The more people we have subscribe, the better our reach. Also, please share the site with your friends and family!
Sunday school lessons were again sent out to students connected to our church. The lesson sheets should be in the hands of the parents. Parents, you can find links to the lesson level for your child at www.mywels.com/SundaySchool
WORSHIP. We will again have worship at St. Peter's, Sunday, at 9:00 am and Monday at 7:00 pm. Communion will be offered at both services. We will be trying to go live at 9:00 am. Go here: www.youtube.com/c/stpetersmonticello.
16th Video -- God brought Eve to Adam. Genesis 2:22
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OFFERINGS - What a privilege that the Lord blesses us with so much, how can I not but give back to him of my first-fruits! Isn't it great to be a part of God's plan of blessing!! It is amazing how the Lord works through his people! -- You are invited to use our online giving at mywels.com/giveonline or send in your envelope and/or offerings to church. If you have any questions, please just contact pastor.
IN NEED OF HELP - if you are need of any help during this time, whether it is getting groceries or supplies, whatever it may be, please just call and ask. It is important for us to show the love of Christ in action at this time. Look for opportunities to show love and kindness for your neighbors. Go out of your way to help others. AND especially keep praying for your neighbors, your governing officials, health care workers, people working in the grocery stores and our senior citizens that are isolated in their apartments or nursing facilities. It is a challenging time, but our Lord promises to answer our prayers and never leave us!