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MT TABOR NEWS for July 2020
BACK TO WORSHIP JUNE 28!
Beginning this Sunday, we again gather for worship at 10:55 a.m. And this is our intent for every Sunday. We plan to be cautious in every reasonable manner to protect the health of those who attend. Social distancing will be encouraged. Masks and gloves will be available, and hand sanitizer. We will forgo hymn books, and bulletins, and instead provide a sheet of songs. Bring your own Bible. And we will try very hard to skip the handshakes and hugs! We will take an offering, because giving is an act of worship. But we will not pass an offering plate! However, absolutely we will not let worship be a cold and distant experience. Like every Sunday, love for God and others will be at the heart of our gathering. You should leave feeling good about being a child of God.
Let’s emphasize, again, that Mt. Tabor is committed to being a judgment-free family. So, congregate when you are ready. Need some more time to feel safe? That’s OK. Determined to follow every social-distancing rule and maybe add a few more? That’s OK. While we intend for all to follow some basic guidelines, we understand that differences of procedure remain. And, love engenders respect.
Personally, as pastor, I am excited as we begin the process of re-gathering.
We received a wonderful gift, to the general offering, from the Joan Hoover estate. Ms. Hoover was an amazing part of our church family, and made sure to express her continued love and support through her will. Thanks and God’s blessings to her family.
WHERE IS SUNDAY SCHOOL?
We intend to ease back into the routines of church. Sunday School is vital. We are working on a plan for safe Sunday School with proper social distancing. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, you can continue to view lessons from Lucia and Barb on Facebook, and study live with Janet on Sunday mornings on ZOOM!
The baby shower for Lazhya Murdock has been rescheduled for August 1, from 3-5 p.m. Please note this change!
This Sunday will be the last day for the special offering for Obria Medical Clinic. So far, we have generously provided over $450 for this crisis pregnancy resource ministry.
DEACONS AT WORK
On Sunday you will see our deacons busy modeling the work of servant-leaders. These men are always available to help you. Thanks to Phil, Mike, and Rob.
PLANS FOR THE COMING MONTHS
Let’s settle back into weekly church gatherings. Hopefully the virus will become less ominous, and activities in our community more routine. For August we are planning a special effort of support for local law enforcement personnel. We will be easing back into small-group studies. Our music ministry will be expanding. Outreach must always be on the agenda. And it is time to again line up officers and teachers for the new church year. Somewhere along the way, we will catch-up on our mission emphases for North American Missions, Baptist Children’s Homes, a24nd State Missions. We will be busy. But, I cannot imagine a better time to be God’s church giving love to God’s world!
Church Ph: 770-476-1463
Bro. David: 770-314-2453 Bro. Dean: 678-488-2595 Bro. Phil: 404-303-4313
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
- II Tim. 1:7