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Greetings My Church Family!

I hope this newsletter finds you doing very well and like me looking forward to spring- it’s gotta be right around the corner. The verse I have on my mind as I write you these lines today is Proverbs 25:11. It reads Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word ”fittingly” spoken at the right time. The picture is one of a well-timed word being like a piece of beautiful fine art. We all have had the moment when a word of instruction, or a word of encouragement came along at just the right time. We get that when we open God’s word for sure. But God also uses his children to speak into our lives, and again often it is “just at the right time”. I certainly aim to do that when I stand to speak God’s word. I’m sure your Sunday school teacher does as well (we all need to be connected in a small group or Sunday school class!). That’s a good place to get a good word. But I also wanted to share with you that there are other sources as well. Podcasts, blogs, email blasts and other similar things are great places to get an encouraging word. As a matter of fact- 3 of our own folks do a weekly word of encouragement. Dave Brewer and Steve Wilson both do an uplifting email blast, and Shirley Luckadoo does a blog. I encourage you to check them out- to do so, if you will email our church office we will forward your name and email to these so you can be added to Dave and Steve’s email list, and given a link for Shirley’s blog. I’m sure you will be blessed.

Speaking of a blessing, don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend the Rowan Southern Baptist Area wide spring Association revival. (March 17th [6pm], March 18th & 19th [7pm], Stallings Memorial Baptist Church 817 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, Speaker: Jeff Eisenhower). Our church will be providing music for that Sunday night service, so come on out and I am sure you will get a blessing.

With a Shepherd’s love, Pastor Mike

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