The Beacon February 2019

Please pray for our newest ministry, Monday Morning Meditation. One of the things I have tried to do as a pastor is to help our church folks engage in more collective prayer. When our advisory board met in January, we prayed about and discussed ways to make prayer more intertwined in our weekly activities. We pray together on Sunday mornings during our Bible Study Hour (Sunday School) before the Worship Hour. We pray together on Wednesday nights during our prayer meeting and Bible study. Our men and women pray together at their respective monthly Bible studies.

We were looking for an additional collective prayer opportunity each week, and this idea came to us.  Basically, I send out an e-mail and Facebook post of the points from my Sunday sermon along with a prayer with each point. Also included is the daily Bible reading for the following week’s Sunday School Bible Study. Finally, we include the coming events for convenience. It is our hopeful prayer that these posts will serve the purpose of encouraging meditation on the Word of God, praying in the Word of God, and reaching those at home who could not come to church that week.

Technology has advanced to the point that we can broadcast the Sunday service on Facebook Live and link that to the Monday Morning Meditation post. Now those who could not be at church with us can feel like they were there.

Please pray with us as we embark on this uncharted and new ministry.  Please also pray as we continue the other ministries already in place.

In the coming months, we hope to make improvements to our current technology ministries (website, social media, and e-mail communication). Please pray for our church folks who are facilitating that on a volunteer basis, as they are extremely busy yet very generous with their time.

We had a great time bowling!

Psalm 121:1-8 NKJV – 1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills–From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and continued support! If you would like to make a donation to our account, please mark your gift “Bill Reynolds, RI” and mail to North American Ministries, PO Box 5002, Antioch, TN, 37011-5002, or you can donate online. Thank you! Thank you for your financial support of our ministry. We need support for our monthly salary and donations to help pay off the church loan. Words can’t express how grateful we are for your continued support of this work and for your faithful prayers and words of encouragement! If you’d like to have me visit, please call me at 401-743-7440.

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