March 31, 2020
Good morning! Aren’t you glad that God’s mercies are new each day? We encourage you this morning to spend some time meditating on Psalm 121. In a season full of uncertainty, it is good to remind ourselves of our Great God and His faithfulness.
Updates from Pastor Craig
Watch another video update Pastor Craig made on Monday!
For past COVID-19 updates, visit here.
Service and Care Opportunities
Help us care for our family! We encourage you to email, to call, to text, to reach out in any way to those around you. We are trying to keep up with all of our members, but we would love for you to join us in this effort! If you connect with someone and they have a need (physical, financial, etc.), please email Kenton Durham (Pastoral Team Administrator) who is working with the staff, deacons, and elders to care for our people.
If you are willing to help meet various needs, please sign up to serve.
If you are in need of help, please share them with us!
Also, for you note writers, Barb Hunt (Children’s Ministries Director) and Alex Ford (Children’s Ministries Assistant) are working on a list of frontline workers during this crisis (nurses, doctors, etc.). The goal is to write these individuals notes of encouragement as they faithfully serve. View their names and addresses if you are interested in sending encouraging notes to these individuals.
Stay tuned for additional ways to serve in this season!
As usual, we wanted to make sure you are staying updated on the developments surrounding COVID-19. Yesterday, the Greene County Public Health Department announced that Greene County has 4 cases of COVID-19, one of which is from Cedarville. More details can be found in the GCPHD Press Release.
As this sickness gets closer to home, may we resist the spirit of fear that is tempting us to take our gaze off of Jesus. Beloved, keep fighting for sight of the One who commands the winds and waves; the One who holds all things together.
May we continue to pray for this pandemic to come to an end and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to go forth! As Pastor Craig shared Sunday, revival is possible, but it starts with faithful prayer of an individual. Let us pray for God to work mightily!
As of now, the church offices (and building) are closed. The church staff can be reached by email (please indicate who you would like to contact) or by calling the church office at 937-766-1777 during regular business hours (M–Th: 8–5; F: 8–4). NOTE: this is a different number than our regular office number, so that we can answer calls while away from the office.
FYI, all church activities and ministries will be cancelled until further notice.
If you have any questions, please email our staff.
Watch the video update from missionary, Justin Dodson, about how we can be praying for them in this time!
Grace News Newsletter
In light of sending out an update every week regarding COVID-19, we decided to pause sending our weekly Grace News newsletter for the time being. However, we still want you all to have access to the various resources found in the newsletter.
- Listen to the sermon from Sunday, An Invitation to Revival.
- View the bulletin for Sunday 3.29.20.
- View the Grace In Prayer Guide for 3.25.20.
- View the anniversary and birthday list for April.
Finally, here is a list of resources available to you at this time (click on the words to access the resource):
- Grace Worship Spotify Playlist
- Dwell (a Scripture reading app that is accompanied by calm ambient music)
- RightNow Media: Grace Baptist Church Channel and Resource Library (Sign up for an account here). By following this link, you can access over 10,000 Bible studies and videos, not to mention some of our own Grace-made content! All for free!
- Church Community Builder (our online database / church directory)
- Sermon archive
- GraceStudents webpage (access to all resources)
- GraceKids webpage (access to all resources)
We Miss You!
We are praying for you and we love you very much! Let us know if there is any way we can be praying for you specifically, by responding to this email.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
He is with us. He is faithful. We can trust Him!