Dear Pastors & Ministry Leaders:
Greetings in the name of Jesus. I hope you are all staying well during this unprecedented time of testing. Psalm 91:1-3 says, “those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him. For He will rescue me from every trap and protect me from the fatal plague.” Our family has found Psalm 91 to be a great source of encouragement as we read it and prayed into it almost daily during this plague.
It’s been 5 months since we last got together at one of our monthly luncheon meetings, and I miss seeing you all in person. Our Board has been meeting in person and praying during the months of June, July, & August for a way forward through this virus. We sense we have the mind of the Lord in re-starting our monthly meetings in September along with some other directions that we will be pursuing as we break through this pandemic.
Pastor David Brown, one of our Board members, has graciously offered his church, Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran, to host our September meeting. The church is large enough to have as many as 75 people meet and still be safe with social distancing. Our time together will be spent in prayer for the nation, the upcoming election, the violence taking place across the country, and the end of Covid-19. There will be no food served as it is not safe to do so yet. That will give us more time to pray and fellowship together.
I’ve asked Bishop Jim McIver, pastor of Revolution Church in Catasauqua, to start us off with a testimony and short message.
We are meeting on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 starting at Noon. The address of the church is: 2700 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind the church and you can enter through the door off the parking lot. We are masking on entering and exiting, but masks are optional during the meeting.
I’m hoping many of you who were part of our pre-Covid luncheon meetings will join us next Wednesday, September 9 at Noon for prayer and fellowship.