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  • A Note From The Pastor

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


    From Pastor Alan Daws and Teresa Meyers, Church Staff

    1. Happy Thanksgiving, have a blessed day
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    ReadPFBC Notes
    Vol. 1 Issue 32 November 26 , 2020

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


    From Pastor Alan Daws and Teresa Meyers, Church Staff

    1. published a bulletin

      ReadParkland First Baptist Church
      November 22, 2020
    2. published a newsletter

      ReadPFBC Notes
      Vol. 1 Issue 31 November 19 , 2020

      A Personal Note From The Pastor

      This week our governor, along with many others, are encouraging us to celebrate Thanksgiving virtually with our families. This a first in my and your lifetime. When I was growing up, we had my grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was always a fun time of food, football, and getting ready for a 2 day deer season hunt. I can't imagine not doing that.


      After Raetta and I got married, we continued to visit our families on the holidays. Once we moved out of state, that was more difficult so we would call our families. Now we have our kids and grandkids to celebrate with on the holidays. This suggestion to avoid the spread of COVID is important, but it will be tough for many people. However, as you celebrate Thanksgiving, have a great one!


      This reminds me of our church family not being able to gather fully. It's been nine months since we were all able to gather to worship and fellowship with each other. We've been doing online services and small groups with reduced capacity in person services. Hebrews tells us, "And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:24-25)


      Let me encourage you to pray for each other, phone someone just to talk and catch up, or send an email. That's how we can still fellowship while being safe and obedient to this verse. We, the people, are the church not the building. We can gather virtually, it just takes a little effort. Let's put out the effort to connect with our brothers and sisters in Christ!


      Onward and Upward!

      1. published a bulletin

        ReadParkland First Baptist Church
        November 15, 2020
      2. A Note From The Pastor

        As I write this, I'm listening to Christmas music. Yes, you read right, Christmas music! Why? Because I need it. I need to be lifted up today. It is expected that our governor will ask everyone to not celebrate Thanksgiving with people outside of your home. That puts a real damper on things. I enjoy eating turkey with our family, then watching football or taking a nap. Why? Why is this pandemic thing going on for so long? When will it ever end?


        In Psalm 6:3, it says, "My whole being is shaken with terror. And you, LORD—how long?" Have you asked that question lately? As we look forward to Sunday, my message addresses our need to thank God for His future help. By faith, I know that He is working in everything we are facing today. He is protecting me, providing for me, and will give me the strength to make it. So I have to take a deep breath and just let Him have all my concern, fear, worry, and exasperation.


        And for me? I'll just listen to Christmas music for now!


        Onward and Upward!

        1. published a newsletter

          ReadPFBC Notes
          Vol. 1 Issue 30 November 12 , 2020

          A Personal Note From The Pastor

          As I write this, I'm listening to Christmas music. Yes, you read right, Christmas music! Why? Because I need it. I need to be lifted up today. It is expected that our governor will ask everyone to not celebrate Thanksgiving with people outside of your home. That puts a real damper on things. I enjoy eating turkey with our family, then watching football or taking a nap. Why? Why is this pandemic thing going on for so long? When will it ever end?


          In Psalm 6:3, it says, "My whole being is shaken with terror. And you, LORD—how long?" Have you asked that question lately? As we look forward to Sunday, my message addresses our need to thank God for His future help. By faith, I know that He is working in everything we are facing today. He is protecting me, providing for me, and will give me the strength to make it. So I have to take a deep breath and just let Him have all my concern, fear, worry, and exasperation.


          And for me? I'll just listen to Christmas music for now!


          Onward and Upward!

          1. A Note From The Pastor

            Wow, 2020 just keeps on giving us stress! As I write this, the winner of the election has not been declared and it may be a few weeks before we know for sure who is the winner. If you are like me, you've been feeling a little anxiety about the future. What's going to happen to us as a nation? What affect will it have on me and my family? There are many questions running through my mind. In addition, we are still in a pandemic. With the election news, the COVID-19 impacts have pushed off the front page. Yet, we are seeing a record high in new cases this week. Am I safe? Lord, help us!


            On Tuesday, a former Northwest pastor who planted churches in Canada and became one of our church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board passed away due to COVID-19. Upon hearing that news, my perspective on everything else changed. Life will continue to move forward know matter who is in the White House or how bad the pandemic gets or how many riots we face.


            Folks, life is precious! Dan's death reminded me that there is more to focus on than politics, wearing a mask or not, or who is going to win the football game on Sunday. There are people hurting all around us. Parents are struggling with kids in remote learning, people are facing depression being isolated, others are relapsing into an old addiction, and many other issues that we aren't aware.


            We need to realize that people matter to God and should matter to us. I have wondered what is God trying to teach us this year. Is He bringing judgement upon the world? Is the time for the return of Jesus coming soon? What does He want me and you to know? My best answer to all of these questions is simply what He told Ezekiel as he proclaimed judgment upon Judah and the surrounding nations. So "they will know that I am the LORD." Is God trying to tell us the same thing? Think about it!


            Onward and Upward!