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  • World Communion Sunday - October 4, 2020
  • Tom Tull and a socially distanced small group choir - "I Come with Joy"
  • This socially distanced choir proves that they may be small, but the blessing was great as they perform "In Remembrance of Me"
  • Rev. Ray giving the benediction for World Communion Sunday
  • Rev. Ray and our beautiful Lady Pat

Rev. Ray's Daily Devotion

“…a great door for effective work has opened to me…” 1 Corinthian 16:9

Have you ever had a door to be closed that you really wanted to go through? Did you feel that God was wrong in doing so? If only we could see behind some of those doors, we would understand what the omnipotent hand of God was doing.

The Apostle Paul spoke on occasion about doors that the Lord closed, and others that were opened for them. When it comes to the doors in the kingdom, I pray that we will have the wisdom to know which we should go through, and which is not for us. We can blunder our way into a place where the Lord did not intend for us to be. There have been many times when a person discovered that the area where they wanted to serve the Lord was not the place they were equipped for.

The other side of all this is when the Lord opens a door for effective work. We may be afraid to pass through it or feel that we are hearing him wrong. Some of the most meaningful work that I have experienced has been inside doors that I was initially afraid to pass through. Had it not been for the fact that the Lord was already there to welcome me, and say, “Come on in,” I might not have gone.

If God closes a door it is not necessarily because he has a better one, but the right one in mind for us. We go through a lot of doors in a lifetime. “Teach us Lord, to know the ones that open into your presence.”

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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    As we embrace our return to the house of worship, please take a few minutes to review these safety guidelines. 
    Please wear your mask while in the church building.  
    Worship Online if you are sick or feel sick.  

    Refrain from hugging and shaking hands.
    Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible, 
        wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer as needed.

    Immobility issues have been addressed. An usher will to assist
       anyone using the elevator entrance. 

    Social Distance by sitting with your family,
    stay approximately 6 feet away from others. 
    Entrances have been supplied with mask, hand sanitizer and
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Wednesday Night Life Lessons, October 28, 2020

Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr. and Rev. Raymond Amos, Jr.
Date: October 28, 2020
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