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Personal from Ministerial and Member Services: April 29, 2021

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Personal from Ministerial and Member Services

April 29, 2021

Visit to Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Congregations

Last Friday, I drove to Paducah, Kentucky, to visit our pastor Doug Collison and his wife, Dianne. I greatly enjoyed their warm hospitality and spent both Friday and Saturday night with them. I really appreciate their dedicated service to God and our brethren and it was really good to get to know them a bit better and to spend some quality time with them!

On the Sabbath, we visited both the Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, congregations. I really enjoyed getting to meet nearly all of our members in both locations. Each has a very uplifting and bright meeting hall. We lease the building in Poplar Bluff on a full-time basis and we own the very fine building in Cape Girardeau.

It is our hope that all our congregations will be able to meet in halls conducive to uplifting worship and fellowship, whether purchased, leased, or rented.

We greatly appreciate our pastoral couples and our dedicated members who meet together in unity and peace on God’s Sabbath and annual Holy Days. Of course, we do so to worship God the Father and Jesus Christ in spirit and truth!

I am hoping to return before too long to visit the other two churches that the Collisons serve, Paducah and Henderson, Kentucky. It is my hope to visit as many congregations as feasible in the months ahead.

Of course, we have been busy this week planning for our annual General Conference of Elders meeting this Sunday afternoon and for the Council of Elders meetings to follow.

We greatly appreciate your prayers for God’s blessing and direction on our meetings.

Barbara and I are also looking forward to a trip to Annapolis, Maryland, in just a little over two weeks from now. Five area congregations will be combining for services on Pentecost: Philadelphia, Delmarva, Columbia, Northern Virginia and Richmond.

Wishing you all a very blessed and peaceful Sabbath day!