From the Desk of the Lay Director – Nov. 2020

Hello Community,

I pray you all are doing well and staying safe.  We are doing well and we’re enjoying the cool fall weather.  Tell me, what happened to fall?  Maybe it is coming back for a while, but our tomato plant, Canna and other plants froze and are in the dumpster.  We have numerous tree limbs that are broken and some on the ground.  We did not lose power but lost our internet and TV.  If you are still without power, I pray it will be restored soon.

The scripture I would like to share this month is Psalm 100, 1-2,4 “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!  Serve the Lord with Gladness; Come before His presence with singing”.  “Enter into His courts with praise, Be thankful to Him and bless his name.”  As you attend your church or attend Community, worship Him in spirit and truth. Worship Him daily. He is worthy!

The men’s walk November 19th through the 22nd is moving forward.  Please start registering your pilgrims.  Unless there is a huge reversal in the Covid-19 virus, we will be strictly following the CDC requirements for social distancing and wearing masks.  I know of two walks close by (not at Mercy Center) that did not social distance or wear masks and they have had an outbreak of Covid-19.  Two we know went to Candlelight and one has tested positive.  I know it is frustrating to have to do these requirements, but it IS necessary.  We had a Kairos Outside last month at the Mercy Center and we followed all Covid-19 requirements and NO one tested positive.

Thanks so much to all who have made donations to the Mercy Center in our matching funds donation.  We are most grateful. We have received just over $2,400.00.  If you have not made a donation yet, please pray about it and allow the Lord to show you how much to give. Remember what you give is doubled with matching funds. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 NIV

Our next Community Meeting will be Thursday, November 5th at Generations Church at 5201 University Avenue.  The meeting will be at 7pm and no meal will be served.  Please social distance and wear your mask.  You can wave, fist bump or elbow bump rather than shake hands.  Please attend and let us worship together. There is plenty of room to social distance.

Troy Brooks,
Community Lay Director