Dear Saints

“ May God give us blessing, and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe.” – Psalm 67:7

Dear Saints, during this tumultuous time, we may find ourselves asking, “Why?” Why are others experience terrible effects of illness, while I feel fine? Why are some people discriminated against, while I enjoy privilege? Why are some people struggling, while I am getting by OK. When it feels like the world is undergoing so many terrible plagues right now, it’s natural to wonder “Why?”

Oftentimes in church we discuss the nature of blessings. Why does it seem some people recieve more blessings than others? And why do some people call certain things ‘blessings,’ while others chalk it up to good fortune or luck? When we recieve good things, sometimes it’s hard to say for sure, even for those with mature faith, whether something is a blessing from God, a result of good choices, or simply dumb luck.

What I like about the verse from Psalm 67 is that it prays for God to give us a blessing so that others may see, to “the ends of the earth.” The way I read that verse, the purpose of others to see our blessings is not to inspire envy, or to show that we are favored by God, but to show the might and power of God. When we recieve a blessing from God, our job is then to point to it and declare the goodness of God, as a witness to his power.

So when we pray for our blessings, or when we thank God for the good things we are experiencing in life, let us remember that blessings are always a testiment to God’s goodness, not to our merit. For the blessings we know are from God, we shout praise to God. For the good things in life we’re not sure how we got, we humbly dedicate to God. In the midst of the trials we know are not from God, we bring, with our prayers and supplications, with trust before God from whom all blessings flow.

+ Pastor Kris and Pastor Ginger +

August 16th Worship Info HERE

Join us for “Drive-in Worship” this Sun, August 16th at 8:30, 10:00 am & 7:00pm.

  • Download  your Aug 16th Worship Bulletin to print or view the bulletin on your mobile device.
  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home.
  • We ask you not to get out of your vehicle if possible.  An entrance will be open for restrooms if needed.
  • The outdoor service is broadcast through a radio transmitter on 89.7 FM.

For those staying home, a video worship service will be available by 11:00am on the All Saints Mt. Pleasant YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel for worship services as well as daily devotions.

Sunday School Teacher Commissioning, Meeting & Kick-off

August 16

During both services, 8:30 and 10 am, we will install all (SPARK, Affirmation, High school and Adult) Sunday school teachers. During drive-in worship that morning, we will ask our Sunday school teachers to come forward during the Announcements. We will wear masks and socially distance in the grassy area by the building. Pastor will lead us in the Teacher Commissioning blessing (teachers respond simply with “I do” or “We do,” as appropriate) and then teachers can return to their respective vehicle.

That morning at 11 am, I will lead a brief Zoom meeting with all SPARK, Affirmation, and High school teachers to review the plan for this different Sunday school year. I will send the Zoom link to everyone that week beforehand.

We are looking forward to kicking off Sunday school with students on Aug 23rd at 11:00 am.  Starting in September, we will resume Sunday school at 9:45 in between the services (8:30 & 11). We believe we will be Zoom for at least the fall as we cannot safely social distance in our Sunday school classrooms. 😷

Teachers, please confirm with Tricia that you will be able to attend August 16th so we can be on the look-out for you.  Thank you for your support an we look forward to a great year “together”!