April 10, 2020…Good Friday

Update #7

Hello to Salem Evangelical Church Family and Beyond,

Matthew 28:5-7…The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.  Come, see the place where He was lying.  Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold I have told you.”

Easter (Resurrection Sunday) Schedule

6:30am…Sunrise message from Pastor Randy…live stream

9:15am…Resurrection of Jesus Celebration…live stream

 

“The way I see life on Good Friday 2020”

 

I’m thankful I am not sick.

I’m praying for people who are sick.

 

I’m thankful I have food and shelter.

I’m praying for people who lack food and shelter.

 

I’m thankful for a paycheck.

I’m praying for people who have been laid off.

 

I’m thankful for live stream church services and Bible studies.

I’m praying for persecuted Christians around the world.

 

I’m thankful for the United States of America that has great healthcare.

I’m praying for third world countries who have far less.

 

I’m thankful for my education.

I’m praying for people living with illiteracy in our world.

 

I’m thankful for our government.

I’m praying for our government.

 

I’m thankful for sunny days.

I’m praying for perspective on rainy days.

 

I’m thankful for kind people.

I’m praying for grumpy people.

 

I’m thankful for people who take care of our medical needs including custodians who clean up the hazardous waste.

I’m praying for their medical needs:  wholeness, health and safety.

 

I’m thankful for my family.

I’m praying for my family.

 

I’m thankful for my church.

I’m praying for people who do not experience this blessing.

 

I’m thankful for eternity.

I’m praying for people likely not ready for eternity.

 

I’m thankful for clean water.

I’m praying for people without clean water.

 

I’m thankful to be alive.

I’m praying for people whose loved ones have died.

 

I’m thankful for God.

I’m praying for those away from God.

 

I’m thankful for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I’m praying for people who have yet to hear the good news.

 

I am thankful I have the Holy Spirit as my Comforter.

I am praying for people to experience the Holy Spirit as their Comforter.

 

I’m thankful for you!

I’m praying for you!

 

God bless you richly!

In Christ Jesus,

Pastor Randy R. Butler