Midweek Message

Monday, July 6

Jim Hopkins

July 5, 2020


We have been publishing a daily LABC update every day since the first Stay at Home Order was issued on March 17th. We hope that effort has been of help to you.

Starting today we are going to shift to a three times a week email – Tuesday (Monday this week), Friday and Sunday (Order of Service)

The weekly schedule of service and studies accessible through Zoom is:

Sunday – Worship at10:00, Bible Study at 11:00
Monday – LABC Youth Group at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday – No Soup, But Study at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Bible Study and Prayer at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday – Together In Spirt at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – A Time For Prayer at 10:00 a.m.

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A Prayer

Gracious God, we turn to you at this time when our nation and the world both need to be reminded of your sovereignty over the whole of creation. While COVID 19 takes its toll through infections, and while protesters fill our streets in response to senseless and repeated acts of deadly force by law enforcement officers, we need you to lift us to the higher ground of mutual love and affection.

We are not just progressives or conservatives, Democrats or Republicans, Black or White or Asian or Hispanic. We are citizens of one earth bound together by one Lord, one faith and one baptism. While some forces are at work to divide us based upon race and region and religion, remind us that we are all your children and that we are all part of one human family.

Your son died so that all of us might be saved from sin. Grant that we will not be content solely with personal salvation, but will live in ways that reveal the love of God that we must show to one another, and especially toward those you call “the least of these my little ones.”

Lord, it may seem that things are spiraling out of control and that we are powerless to turn things around. That is why we embrace the words of Second Chronicles 7:14 that says: “If my people that are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” Amen.

(Marvin A. McMickle)