Dear Friends of Rockwood,
Again, what a difference a year can make! We have found our Lord faithful through the midst of fear and paranoia that has gripped a large part of our country. We are not strong in the technological field, but with the use of facebook and zoom we have been able to grow together in spite of varied restrictions. The experts have demonstrated more than once that their expertise is closer to guesswork than precision.
As the hymnist penned “My (our) hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness. We dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.” Jesus is our Solid Rock!
The hardest part of this past year has been the scale of separation with friends and the loss of dear loved ones. I still think often of Jim and Carol and Judy and Ricky and I am comforted in the remembrance of their faith. I feel at times like they will return as soon as all this kind of settles down and in a real sense they will, when Jesus breaks the clouds in His return; so I pray for their families and the difficulties they must face finding a closure in all of this.
Pundits will say life is full of challenges and there are no guarantees, but we do have hope and the sure word from scripture that the Lord will be with us always even to the end of this age and like a good shepherd He will lead us even through the valley of death and into the resurrection!
Speaking of the resurrection, Easter is around the corner. This year we are planning to have a full array of services for Resurrection Sunday. We will have a Sunrise service beginning at 7am at Rockwood and follow that with a fellowship breakfast around 8am. Our regular morning services will remain their usual times with Sunday School at 9:45am led by Jay Smith and our morning worship at 10:45am. For some of you who are able to come this may be the first time you will see the renovations that we have done in the sanctuary over a year ago.
There are a couple things to share with you that are on the horizon as well. We are planning another communion service the week after Easter during our morning worship. We would love to have you join us, but if you are unable to do this in person we will try to get the elements to you so you may also be able to join us on line. We are also hoping to send a work team back to Georgia this June as a part of our Georgia Missions Trip, if you have interest please let Mike or Pete know. Camp SuNaGo is July 26-31 and we are going full speed with preparations. At the present it does look like we will be in the need of a few counselors, so pray with us please.
Stay strong in the Lord my brothers and sisters and God Bless You All Real Good!
Pastor Charles “Pete” Patton
2425 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038
Pastor Charles “Pete” Patton 2425 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038