“Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8 NIV
I trust that you have food and clothing, that your basic needs are met. We are here for you, as I’m sure you are available to others. Please let us know who is in need so that we can discern how best to help them.
Also, thank you to everyone who continues to support this church financially. I believe tithing is an expression of “godliness with contentment” that honors God. And some of you have been able to bless over and above your regular giving. I can only assume that God put it on your heart to do so. God always takes care of his church. Amen.
Jesus said to not worry about tomorrow, “what you will eat or drink.” The most practical part of that is trusting God enough to live within our means. That is our goal personally and as a church. We will need to make some difficult decisions if we do not replace the offerings that were lost when our winter crowds went home early. Right now our immediate needs are met, but we will feel the pinch in coming months. But I am confident that God can lead each of us in supplying the needs of the church that he wants supplied. I am content with that. Amen.
Thank you for your many prayers. We plan to follow the governor’s lead in entering Phase One, and let each person to govern themselves about what applies to them personally. Please also pray for wisdom and newness of vision about what church should and shouldn’t be when we are allowed to gather again.
So much love for you,
Pastor of Sarasota Community Church since 2009.