cOVID19-UPDATED PROCEDURES AND POLICY – MARCH 2021

Greetings my Brothers and Sisters:

What a beautiful Sunday morning May 2, 2021! We came together at 10:00 AM for fellowship in our church sanctuary and via Livestream, lifting-up our hearts and hands thanking God for His blessings.  Minister David Gray baptized the newest member of our Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church Family. Minister Tawanna Jackson led the congregation in the Holy Communion Ordnance. Minister Trey DuPont served as our Worship Leader and reminded us that the Spirit of Christ was moving in the building and we all should be rejoicing in His presence.

On Sunday morning, Minister Edward Butler preached the sermon titled “What Kind of Spices You Have in Your Life” referencing 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (KJV). Minister Butler shared the story of the letter from the Apostle Paul to the church at Corinth/Corinthians. The Apostle Paul shares the “blueprint of how we should love one another”. Throughout the sermon, Minister Butler shared examples of “cooking spices” we use in our lives and “spiritual spices” we should have in our lives as Christians. Minister Butler emphasized three points: Faith, Hope, and Love. With Faith, he directed our attention to Ephesians 6:16. In Hope, he referenced the Book of Romans 15:13, and emphasized that in sharing the Word of God, we “hope” it leads someone to give their life to Jesus Christ; and Love, yes Love is most important in serving God. The scripture reminds us of Faith, Hope and Love; But the greatest of these is “Love”. Minister Butler shared how God’s love changed his life and strengthened him in his walk with Jesus Christ as a Minister. He emphasized how important it is for us “to live in what we believe”. In closing he shared the song “Faith, Hope and Live” by Beckah Shae, born Rebecca Shocklee, Christian singer, and songwriter. Her song reminded us that “Faith, Hope, and Love are the only three that last forever”.

Praise the Lord!! We look forward to you joining in fellowship with us this week for our Spring Revival,  Wednesday May 5, 2021 through Friday May 7, 2021 starting at 7PM.  Our guest Revivalist will be Reverend Tracy Ventus, Pastor of New Mission Missionary Baptist Church, Cincinnati Ohio. Our revival theme is: “Preaching Through A Pandemic”(II Timothy 4:2-4). We extend an invitation to you and your family to join in with us on-site in our sanctuary. If you do not wish to join in on-site, our revival services will be available via YouTube and our Facebook page. Praise God for His grace and mercy. Trust in Him, come out, join with us on-site in our sanctuary and receive a blessing from the Lord, that He has just for you!!

Please note: All Bible Study/Classes are cancelled during Spring Revival!

 We invite you to worship with us on-site in our sanctuary or via Livestream on Sunday morning May 9, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM when we will lift-up our hearts praising God for another opportunity to celebrate “Mother’s Day”. The scripture reminds us that “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living”, (Gen. 3:20). Come out and join in the worship service, sing, and praise God for the love of all Mothers and the work they do for their families.

Please be assured that we continue to ensure that our facilities are cleaned and sanitized before and after every service or event; and continue to ensure that our seating arrangements are based on the most current state and local guidelines for social distancing to protect everyone’s health and safety.  We require masks/face coverings to be worn by everyone who enters our church. We ensure that hand sanitizer stations, posted throughout our church, are filled and available to anyone entering our church. Copies of our revised Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church COVID-19 Procedures & Policy Statement Booklet are available in the lobby and on our website.

If you need to reach out to us for prayer or any other concern, please contact us via our website or by calling my Administrative Director, Sister Bonnie Pyett, at (717) 541-0388 ext. 123 and leave a message. Someone will return your call to speak with you directly and determine how we can be of help to you and your family. Thank you for your continued support to our ministry. We look forward to praise and worship with you and your family every Sunday morning.

In His Service, Rev. Dr. Charles R. Meile, Jr., Pastor