A Note from Pastor Mark | May 2020
Worship Services -
I hope and pray everyone is doing well in light of the effects from COVID-19. It looks like there is an effort by Governor Parsons to move toward resuming work and life. No one fully understands what that will look like or the timing of those changes, but we are doing our best to prepare for future ministry. We have put together a task force to help look at the various issues related to resuming public worship and our ministries. This will be a phased approach balancing the need to return to some level of normalcy with the desire to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. Ministry will still look somewhat different in the initial phases, but I am very grateful we are finally moving in this direction. We will communicate more details in the days ahead.
Lynwood Christian Academy -
LCA is currently enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year. Please take time to follow and like us on our new Facebook and Instagram pages. There are links to get more information or to enroll your student. I would also ask you to pray for the school as we relocate the school to our facility, search for a headmaster, hire staff, and enroll students. I strongly believe students will have a quality experience both spiritually and academically at LCA. I also believe parents will be greatly encouraged as we partner with them to train champions for Christ. Take a moment to check us out, and please let others know about Lynwood Christian Academy.
Mikala Butler -
I'm so grateful for the season God allowed Mikala Butler to serve as our Director of Children's Ministry at Lynwood. She has done a wonderful job serving in this capacity over the last several years. She will soon leave to serve on staff at a church in South Carolina. We will do something rather unique for her reception Sunday, May 17, at 5:00pm. I'm still not exactly sure at the time of this writing what ministry will look like, but we will have a drive-by reception for Mikala. You can bring a card to tangibly express your love and appreciation to her and place it in the basket in the parking lot as you drive by to wave and greet her. These plans could change, but that's what we will do at this point. Thank you, Mikala! We will miss you!
The National Day of Prayer -
The National Day of Prayer service will take place Thursday, May 7 at 6:30pm. Cape First is the host church, but you will be able to watch the service live on our Facebook page and website. The theme for this year is Pray God's Glory Across the Earth. Habakkuk 2:14, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD's glory, as the waters cover the sea." Paul writes a timely word for us today in Romans 8:18, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that are going to be revealed to us." This is the perfect timing for us to stop and pray that all people will know and experience the glory of God. I pray God will use the National Day of Prayer as a catalyst for revival and spiritual awakening right here in Southeast Missouri and beyond. I hope you will join us. I also want to remind you to consider taking one day a week to pray and fast. Fast from food, social media, television, or whatever is necessary to have a concentrated time of prayer. Pray for God's glory!