Leader: The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. People: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have goodly heritage. Leader: I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. People: I keep the Lord always before me; because God is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Leader: Therefore, my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. People: For you do not give me up to Sheol or let your faithful one see the Pit. Leader: You show me the path of life. ALL: In your presence, there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasure forevermore.
The virus continues to dominate world news and I regret subjecting you to more of it with the above graphic but, as stated, it is the lead story. I am still hoping we may be together for Palm Sunday or at least Easter but I am not counting on it.
So, let’s do what we can to stay in touch! I’ve heard from several of you with prayer requests, joys, and just daily news of your families. These communications bring me great joy! And three members have asked for my assistance in organizing them to make phone calls to other members to make sure everyone is doing OK. Don’t feel like you have to get my permission or a list, though — go ahead and call your friends from GSBC! I suspect that you and they will feel much better for it.
We will be again, posting videos of the Lenten Candle Litany, my sermon, and links to appropriate hymns, as we did last week. Look for all these on www.gsbchurch.com. Connie and I are working on “live streaming” future services.
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the nuggets of news below. I’m missing all of you and look forward to hearing from you by e-mail, phone, or Facebook.