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05/03/2020 Newsletter

Updated: May 5, 2020


A Word From Pastor John~

Patience is an interesting attribute. It is often so difficult to exhibit in the moment, but has the tendency to shape us spiritually as we look back on the circumstance. 

Certainly patience is one of the defining words we are experiencing this season within us. As we wait to get back to work, or get the kids back to school, or get back in the church building, or hear the good news that the virus is slowing and effective treatment has been found, we learn to exhibit patience. 

But how hard is this learning process in the moment? 

There's something about seasons of uncertainty where God has a tendency to work within us in a unique way. How does he wish to work in your life this week? 

One thing I'm thankful for this week is the ability to gather online and at drive-in church for the month of May.  Even though folks are social distancing, and remaining in their vehicles, it is so good to see and wave at those church members who we miss so much. 

I hope you can join us for the month of May either online or at drive-in church at 9:00 a.m.


Pray For One Another

To request prayer, email or call/text (520) 709-0815

Our pastors and their families

The world as we all continue to navigate this Covid-19 pandemic.

Phil Chavez family, Lorraine Chavez and Seve Chacon

Barb Gionfriddo's neighbor

Josh's son, Wesley

Talma's student

Carla's cousin, Alisa

Tom Hahn and the family of Ben Hennessee

Pat Lancos

Justin Echenbarger

Dave Lukas

Valerie Thibodeaux's daughter's dear friend whose Father died of Covid 19

Brenda Clark's brother, Ron

The many unspoken requests


Bible Reading Plan: Week 19

This year, we are reading through the Bible chronologically using The Bible Recap Plan in YouVersion.

Take a bookmark from the front lobby if you'd like to keep track that way and go through at your own pace. Bookmark Five is available at your request. Call (520) 709-0815

Use OR the YouVersion app

Day 127: 2 Samuel 6-7

Day 129: 2 Samuel 8-9

Day 131: 2 Samuel 10

Before you read God’s Word today, seek His help with these 5 prayers:

1. God, give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. 2. God, let any knowledge I gain serve to help me love You and others more, and not puff me up. 3. God, help me see something new about You I've never seen before. 4. God, correct any lies I believe about You or anything I misunderstand. 5. God, direct my steps according to Your Word.


Humor... kinda

Looking Above

I needed some supplies from a Sunday School cupboard that was seldom used and was secured with a lock. I didn't know the combination, but our clergyman offered to give it a try. Father Jack placed his fingers on the lock's dial and raised his eyes heavenward for a moment. Then he confidently spun the dial and opened the lock. Seeing how impressed I was with this demonstration of faith, he smiled and confided, "The numbers are written on the ceiling."

Science vs. God

One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. They picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We're to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go on and get lost."

God listened patiently and kindly to the man and, after the scientist was done talking, God said, "Very well! How about this? Let's have a man-making contest."

To which the man replied, "OK, great!"

But God added, "Now we're going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam."

The scientist said, "Sure, no problem" and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God just looked at him and said, "No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!"


Opportunities to Give and Serve

If you're able:

Volunteer at our "Bread Bank Plus" Resource center.

Call or email the church office.

Donations are welcome!

Help get Bibles to the Navajo speaking

people in prison here in Arizona: Serve God by serving your church:


Nazarene News

Nazarenes in the News: April 2020

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of news stories featuring Nazarene churches or church members working to solve some issues that have arisen from COVID-19

by Nazarene News Staff | 24 Apr 2020

Tennessee church food ministry partners with drive-in as need grows amid COVID-19

(Herald-Chronicle, 15 April 2020) The Westside Church of the Nazarene’s Tullahoma Family Food Ministry recently partnered with the Montana Drive-In to distribute food to help solve hunger issues in the local community.

The food-distribution events will continue to be held during the pandemic each Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the Montana Drive-In, located at 10251 Tullahoma Hwy. in Estill Springs.

“We’ve been giving food away at my church for a little more than a year,” coordinator David Statum said, “We outgrew our parking lots, so we asked Beth Rhoton, who owns the drive-in, if we could move there.”

For the rest of the story, click here.

Michigan family sews masks for community

A family from Cross Community Church of the Nazarene in Portage, Michigan has been sewing masks for first responders, hospital workers, friends, and family.

(WWMT, 15 April 2020) When the Hernandez family began making homemade masks, they were meant for just a few people, but the operation soon grew quickly.

Portage Northern senior Adriana Hernandez, her brother Aidan and father Ramon began making them for family and friends.

After others heard about what the Hernandez family was doing, they asked the family to make masks for those on the frontlines.

“We started off by making a few for our friends and family, and then it just got bigger and bigger, and we started making them for hospitals and the police station and stuff like that,” Adriana said.

For the rest of the story, click here.

West Virgina church teams up with neighboring congregations for “Holy Week Walk”

(Herald-Dispatch, 8 April 2020)

While churches are prevented from having large gatherings because of fears of spreading the novel coronavirus, the Highlawn Alliance Faith Communities and FaithHealth Appalachia have worked together to help the Highlawn community experience Holy Week in a new way.

Scripture and prayer signs have been placed at church locations throughout Highlawn. The first station starts at Huntington First Church of the Nazarene.

For the rest of the story, click here.

Indiana Church partners with school to provide community with essentials

(Herald-Bulletin, 2 April 2020)

The Anderson Preparatory Academy and the First Church of the Nazarene are working together to provide food items and other necessary household essentials.

Senior Pastor Joseph Dagostino said the church passed out food the first two weeks of the stay-at-home directives. On Wednesday, church staff switched to giving essentials like toilet paper, paper towels and toothpaste.

“APA is passing out meals and they’re doing a great job of it,” he said. “People were asking us if we had these type of things, so we decided to switch.”

For the rest of the story, click here.

Nazarene Army Chaplain provides spiritual support to base

Fort Greely Garrison Chaplain, Lt. Col Paul Fritts, and 49th Missile Defense Battalion Chaplain, Capt. Sean Crow, are displaying their worth to the community by using creative ways to provide encouraging and heartfelt messages of hope to patrons. Both Chaplains are maintaining a strong presence on social media by broadcasting Sunday services as well as publishing daily and weekly messages to the workforce. This includes publications of Chaplain Crow’s “Word of the Day” and Chaplain Fritt’s “Children’s Message.”

For the rest of the story, click here.

Massachusetts church delivers meals to frontline workers

(Dorchester Banner, 14 April 2020) Health care workers, police officers, firefighters and emergency services crews in Cambridge had meals delivered by volunteers from the Church of the Nazarene early this month. The meals were donated by the city’s Chik-fil-A restaurant.

The Reverend Richard Prahl, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene said, “We want to show our appreciation, plant a seed of hope in our community during this COVID-19 pandemic, and say, ‘Thank You’ to our local hospital medical professionals and staff, as well as those who protect and serve us through the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the Cambridge Police Department, the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, and Dorchester Emergency Medical Technicians.”

For the rest of the story, click here.

California church sews masks for first responders

Volunteers from Watsonville Church of the Nazarene are busy sewing cloth masks for first responders, healthcare workers, and seniors. Dozens of these multilayered masks, which are also available to residents in Santa Cruz County during the coronavirus pandemic, were donated to the local police department.

For a link to the video, click here.

Oklahoma church keeps focus on community amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed the focus of Guymon Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma. 

On 22 March, the church shifted its worship service to a drive-in format. In cooperation with KKBS 92.7 FM, a local radio station, they broadcasted the service live from the church parking lot while simultaneously live-streaming it on Facebook. The pastor and worship team led from under the carport.

For the rest of the story, click here.

--Compiled by Nazarene News



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