In Genesis 11, we read of the tower of Babel. A whole population of individuals who desired to build a large tower and infrastructure to make for themselves a great nation. The problem? They turned from God and became selfishly consumed with their own (limitless) wicked power. In the very next chapter, we see God, in all His wisdom, turn to one man, Abram, and promise to make a great nation out of Him. The promise had only one stipulation: Trust in the LORD. Abram had to leave his hometown for an unknown city, and his wife was barren and past the age of childbearing. These may appear to be issues to us, but to God all things are possible! Abram (or Abraham) struggled along the way, but we know that eventually he trusted alone in God and that great nation God promised is alive and well even today. When life seems uncertain...when issues arise...when we desire great blessings in the midst of great turmoil just turn to and trust God. He can and will deliver us!
Each one of us are honored to serve our Lord and you in this capacity. This is a great congregation with good members that love each other and want to serve our God in many ways. You make it a joy to be an elder of this congregation. In any position of leadership there are joys, moments of celebration and of course troublesome times. It comes with the job.
Being a part of the family at Thomaston Road is one of the most wonderful events one can experience this side of the Great Beyond. If you have not become a part of it, we encourage you to do so.
This year has been the most challenging the church has faced in this country, in our life time. COVID-19 came on the scene and it was like nothing our country has experienced. We all have our different beliefs and attitudes toward what or how this thing should have or should be handled. Even among the men serving as elders, we each have different perspectives that range from being cautious to this thing is a conspiracy.
While the physical is a concern, we, the elders, need to concentrate and find ways to help this congregation spiritually and to be the leaders that carry out the call of the Lord. We are assembling to allow those that wish to attend the opportunity to do so. We still feel that we should respect each other - respect the masked seating area and keep our distance. That being said, we know this can be a serious situation for some. If you feel like you could be or know you are affected by this virus, please worship with us on line. If you do not feel good - PLEASE STAY HOME!!!
It is our prayer that this whole situation will soon end. You have to be the judge as to rather you can or should attend. We solicit your prayers as we try to be the men God has called us to be. We often fail but we will do our best to follow God’s will.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you in this capacity.
During this pandemic, we are worshiping AS FOLLOWS: