June 16 Letter

Happy Thursday Church,

I hope you are having a blessed week!  Today is the last day of School for Accomack County Schools which I believe means all schools, public and private are done for the year!  Congratulations to all the students for completing another year of their education and to the parents for supporting your children in their education efforts.  With the change of pace the summer break brings for families I pray that it will not only be a time to catch your breath but to also be a time to strengthen relationships between the different family members.  Enjoy your summer!

This Sunday at Zion

It’s Father’s Day and our service will recognize fathers in our church.  My message this Sunday is titled “Resolving to Be God’s Man” from Joshua 24. The book of Joshua was the book we studied in the Courageous Men’s study we just completed and this chapter provides a great challenge to men to be who God has called us to be.  We will also recognize men that went through the Courageous study the last month and are pledging to sign the Resolution that is part of that study. Jarrod and Whitney Goodman have chosen Father’s Day as the Sunday to dedicate their son Knox to the Lord.  Child dedications are really the public commitment of Christian parents to rely upon God for strength and wisdom to parent as well as seek the support of their church family in this great task of raising children.  You are invited to join with Jarrod & Whitney in the dedication of Knox.

Jesse Bradford update –

I was in to see Jesse at Heritage Hall Nursing Home earlier this week. Jesse has continued to decline since falling and breaking his hip to the point that at this time he is receiving Hospice Care.  Please pray for Jesse and his close friend Phyllis Young through this difficult time.

Bathroom Bill Petition –

Here is a link to this petition that seeks to keep public bathrooms specific to one biological gender.  We will have copies available at church this Sunday if you can’t do it online.  Click Here

There is a sadness we are all experiencing due to a number of different tragedies that have been in the news this week.  In times like this it is hard to know how to feel and respond.  When in doubt it is always the Christian thing to respond with love and prayerful dependence in God. May our faith be deepened through these days of sadness.  I hope you have a great weekend.  I look forward to seeing you this weekend.  I love you and love being your pastor –

In His Service with You – Pastor Andrew

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