...and he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season. And its leaf does not wither, and in whatever he does, he prospers!" Psalms 1.3
Building a strong congregation to produce fruit for the Kingdom of God!"
Notes from Pastor Johnny Kendrick
Notes from Staff
Due to the rise of Covid in our area, the hospitals being full, limited availability of ambulance services, and the seriousness of the current strain of the virus, we have decided to not have Sunday School until at least September 12th.
We will still have worship services at 9am and 11am respectively, but we will make some changes there as well. We will rope off every other row of pews in the Sanctuary, and we are going to remove every other row of chairs in the Fellowship Hall for the 9am service.
We will continue to have our Wednesday evening services, but try to have them in big rooms and spread people out as much as possible. We will let you know when we decide to restart AWANA. The youth will continue to meet, but there are some changes their leadership is going to make to hopefully make it safer for the youth to attend.
We will still do the baptismal counseling for the children who are awaiting Baptism. They can come to the Conference room at 10, and we will probably split them up into smaller groups in big rooms.
This is a very bad time. We must pray for God to intervene. Once again, the preponderance of your spiritual nourishment is falling into your own hands, and you have to be proactive in making sure you get what you need each week spiritually. This means more personal prayer time, and more time reading your Bible alone or with your family! You can't get into a five gallon bucket what you can in a 55 gallon barrel, but if you stay at it, you can make up the difference, and that is what we need to do! Consider having devotional and prayer time with you children.
If you can't make it to church on Sunday, or you do not feel comfortable being in a gathering of people, discipline yourself to watch the services on FB. If we all do the extra things it takes during this time, when we are able to be together again we will be fine, but if not, people will be lost spiritually during this time, and I don't want you to be one of them.
Please pray for those affected by the virus. It is devastating to families, and heartbreaking! I so look forward to being past this, and I thought perhaps we were, but now it has come back. We have two choices. We can shrink back, or press forward, and I hope you will press forward.
This is a very opportune time to have spiritual conversations with family, friends, co-workers, etc., so be especially sensitive to any moment when those conversations are appropriate. There are people around us everywhere who need to see the light, and who need to feel the presence of God. (Ye are the salt of the earth, and the light of the world!)
Hope you have a great week. Stay safe.
God Bless each of you.
Summer is here! Beginning tonight, June 2, 2021, we will have Summer Games over the next couple of months. Ages 4 - 5th Grades. If there are nights the children need special things like bathing suits, please see our Tompkins Awana page. Our Wednesday Night time is 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
We are excited about VBS coming up June 27 - July 1! 5:30 p.m - 8:15 p.m. 3 years - 6th Grade! Please visit our Tompkins Baptist Church VBS page on Facebook to get your child registered!
We are already looking forward to our new Awana year which will begin Wednesday, August 11, 2021!
Stay tuned to our Tompkins Awana page for updates throughout the Summer!
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