I have some exciting news – OUR HOT TUB HAS ARRIVED! This may seem like a strange statement to start this blog with, but really, I am excited because it means that Rock Church Ministries first in-service immersion baptism is really happening! If you haven’t heard, we ordered an inflatable hot tub for our immersion baptism service in Amesbury on Pentecost Sunday on June 4th. We have several people who have already come forward wanting to make this public profession of faith, but I want to make sure to get to word out so that all interested in being a part of this service have the opportunity to do so.
There is something sacred and holy about taking this step in front of your church family and friends, to be immersed below the water and emerge knowing that God has done this work for your good and that your sins are washed away. Hallelujah! If you are interested in being baptized and you haven’t yet spoken to us or written it on your connection card, please contact me so we can talk further about this important and powerful step in our journey of faith together.
On that Pentecost Sunday service, we will also have the honor of welcoming in new members to our church. This is also always a moving demonstration of commitment and love within our church family and we are actually going to be talking further about membership as we start to wrap up our 1❤️&Mind series this week. Again, if you are interested in church membership and you haven’t yet spoken to us or written it on your connection card, please contact me. I always hope to see you all there on Sunday morning, but this week especially I hope to see you so we can explore together what it means to be a member at Rock Church Ministries.
Before I sign off for another week, I’d like to share a couple brief mission related updates.
HONDURAS - The July Honduras team is busy getting ready for the next trip. On Sunday after service, Stop N Shop in Amesbury has graciously allowed us to set up tables outside the store between 12pm - 4pm to sell various Honduran goods and generally spread awareness about our work in Honduras. We will also have the opportunity to order our new mission t-shirts, which I think may very well be the best ones yet! I hope you’ll all stop by and say, “Hello!” in support of our July team members and the Honduras mission!
LILY HOWARD - Our daughter, Lily, is preparing to head home after 9 LONG months in the mission field. She will be flying back to the States on Friday and then will be in Atlanta until she flies home on Saturday, June 3rd. We humbly ask for your prayers for safety for her squad during her remaining days in the Philippines and for safe travels as they return stateside. She is scheduled to fly into Boston around 3pm on June 3rd and we will be organizing a welcoming party to meet her at the airport. If you are interested in joining us, let me know and we’ll save a seat for you in the van!
Blessings on the rest of your week as we look forward to continuing on this journey together in 1❤️&Mind as the family of God.