Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I pray this letter finds you walking in the joy of the Lord as you meditate on the eternal mercy given to us who believe in Christ (Tit 3:5). All of life, including all of ministry, is an unfathomable mercy from God (1 Pet 1:3; 2 Cor 4:1)! As I recall the encouraging service we had this past Sunday, I am reminded once again of how loving, good, and kind our Lord has been to us, both eternally and temporally (Ps 119:68). We truly have been given every spiritual blessing in Christ and have every reason to give thanks and rejoice in the Lord always (Eph 1:3; 1 Thess 5:16-18). While our world continues to spiral downward in confusion and despair, may we continue to look upward with the certainty and hope the gospel provides (Rom 5:1-5; 2 Cor 4:16-18). No greater time to be a believer in the Lord Christ than now because we have the ultimate answer our world needs. Let’s continue living our lives in the light of God’s sovereign saving grace as we seek to proactively share the love and truth of Jesus Christ with all that we can (1 Pet 3:15; Col 4:4-5). May the testimony of God’s redeeming love upon Belcroft Bible Church one day be as it was for the Thessalonian Church as they became an example to all believers as the Word of the Lord went forth from them both locally and globally (1 Thess 1:8).
Sunday Worship Services at Camp Wabanna
I remind you that starting this Sunday we have the privilege and joy for the next 8 weeks (6/19-8/7) to hold our morning worship services outdoors at Camp Wabanna with our service beginning at 10:00 am. For those who may not be familiar with Camp Wabanna, it is located at 101 Likes Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037, and we meet in and around their modern pavilion that is equipped with spacious and clean bathroom facilities. This is a wonderful setting, with the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Rhode River on the other, for celebrating our Lord together, and the weather for Sunday is forecasted to be beautiful. These special summer gatherings also provide an opportunity for our wonderful Children’s Ministry to take a much-deserved break, which also means that each family gets to sit and worship together. We do not offer childcare while worshipping at Wabanna. Parents plan accordingly for whatever your child might need, and know that there is plenty of room for families to spread out on the grass outside of the pavilion or maybe even under one our tents that will be set up should that better fit your family’s needs.
As you prepare, remember to bring your Bible and your own lawn chair which makes seating so easy. If you don’t have a lawn chair, we will have some extra chairs should you need one. Please know that we will have plenty of servants to help direct parking and assist you in getting situated should you need any help in finding a place to sit. Also, since we will be outside, dress accordingly as it can sometimes be a little cooler under the pavilion and obviously a little warmer outside the pavilion. Should the weather on any given week demand we return indoors for worship, we will announce that ahead of time, so keep watching the weekly announcements. These times of corporate worship outdoors have proven to be a wonderful encouragement for our church body over these past two summers, and I am confident this Lord’s Day will be no different. This Sunday, we will be back in Mark 12:28-34 as we consider the greatest privilege and duty we have, to love God and subsequently love our neighbor. Next Sunday will be a special day of baptisms which always proves to be a wonderful highlight of our Sunday worship services at Wabanna. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any elder or deacon as we are here to serve you.
Yours for the Master,