After Moses the Lord’s servant died, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. Get ready! Cross the Jordan River! Lead these people into the land which I am ready to hand over to them. (Josh 1:1-2)
“Sorrow came to you yesterday, and emptied your home. Your first impulse now is to give up, and sit down in despair amid the wrecks of your hopes. But you dare not do it. You are in the line of battle, and the crisis is at hand. To falter a moment would be to imperil some holy interest. Other lives would be harmed by your pausing, holy interests would suffer, should your hands be folded. You must not linger even to indulge your grief. … Sitting down to brood over our sorrows, the darkness deepens about us and creeps into our heart, and our strength changes to weakness. But, if we turn away from the gloom, and take up the tasks and duties to which God calls us, the light will come again, and we shall grow stronger.
(—J. R. Miller, Streams in the Desert).
For the last couple of weeks our school and church have seen a spike in COVID cases. Several classes were closed for quarantine. There was also an increased number of church members who got infected in the last week or two. For the sake of our church members’ safety this Sabbath, March 13, our 9 am service will be ONLINE ONLY. You are invited to worship from home joining the streamed service. Dr. Hartman is our speaker for this Sabbath. There will be no indoor Sabbath school classes. Please contact your SS teacher about alternative study options. The 11:30 a.m. service will take place on the church parking lot where Dr. Hartman will preach again. There will be chairs set for those who choose to come. The plan is to resume our regular church worship and Sabbath school schedule on March 20. Let the Spirit of God keep us all united in our worship wherever we may be. Continue to pray for one another.
Who shall attend? Those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, at high risk for diabetes, or anyone who wants to help someone with diabetes or improve their own health. Learn how thousands have reversed Type II diabetes in as little as three weeks, reduced or eliminated medications/insulin intake, reversed diabetic complications such as cardiovascular disease or painful neuropathy, lost weight, lowered blood pressure naturally, or improved their health. Cost column $40 for two books and the handbook. Pre-register online at http://www.ooltewahchurch.org/healthministry or call 423-708-8186. Leave a message. Seating limited to 50. Masks recommended
Volunteers are still needed for the reversing diabetes Seminar as table hosts, greeters, registration, blood pressure station, weight station, food preparation, exercise leaders, and helpers with the room set-up . Please sign up in the foyer or call Sylvia Hyde 423-305-4373
Reversing Diabetes Seminar volunteer training session: Sunday, March 21, 1 to 3 PM by Steven and Caryn Wickham in the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers should plan to attend this inspiring meeting.