I hope and pray everyone is doing well! I miss our time together as we fellowship and worship our Lord together. As I was reading scripture this morning, I read Psalms 112:6-7 "Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. 7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord." It is so incredible to serve the sovereign God who loves us, cares for us and protects us. In these critical days, may we be wise in our decisions and trusting in our God! Martin and I are at the church Monday thru Friday, so please call us if you need anything.
Keep watching the website and for Emails regarding Services this Sunday. As of now, we anticipate we will NOT have Services; however, if anything changes we will let you know A.S.A.P.
All For His Glory,
Are you looking for your next step
Maybe you just know it’s time to do something, but you’re not sure what, and you just need something simple — one step at a time.
Steve believes that we should all expect to grow in our faith. We teach through the Bible verse-by-verse because it is the best way to know the Bible and the Bible is the best way to know Jesus.
We hope that the brief information about us so far will encourage you to check us out.
We promise a judgment free worship experience. We know that everyone of us could use some grace from time to time. We hope to see you next Sunday!
We are Saving a Seat Just for You!
It doesn't matter how you dress, what candidate you are going to vote for, or what doubts you have. You matter to us and you are always welcome here.
Shenandoah is a Southern Baptist Church worshipping in the Conway area of East Orlando near the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Goldenrod.
We are a Church that is committed to the truth, but live in God's grace. We are a family, and we go out of our way to make you feel a part of the family right away. Please come and see for yourself.
7308 E. Pershing Ave Orlando, FL 32822US
19 ways to bring hope in the waiting
I received a resourceful email from our friends at the National Christian Foundation. In it, they provided some simple ways to love our neighbors during this unique season.
We had been looking for creative ways to support our community and foster relationships, NCF's email seemed timely and the information worth sharing.
Here are 19 simple ways to love your neighbor in light of COVID-19.
1. Shop local: Call local businesses and restaurants to ask whether they’re open, and how you can (safely) support them. Order delivery, merchandise, or a gift card online for future use.
2. Give blood: Blood drives across the country have been cancelled, and the American Red Cross is reporting a severe shortage of blood. Contact your local Red Cross and find a location to donate.
3. Support the people that serve you: Go ahead and send an online payment to your hairdresser, babysitter, dance teacher, or anyone who regularly serves you or might suddenly be out of work. A little Venmo, PayPal, or Apple Pay donation goes a long way.
4. Tithe your essential supplies: If you were fortunate enough to buy extra toilet paper, wipes, disinfectant, and other essentials, consider donating 10% or more to neighbors in need, or local shelters. I have come across several pleas for medical supplies from my local hospital and a senior care facility.
5. Shop for a senior: Offer to help shop for food and pick up medications for seniors and others at-risk. Consider forming a group to help!
6. Use the Nextdoor app: Sign into the Nextdoor app to see if you have any neighbors who’ve posted requests for assistance. Neighbors across the country are using Nextdoor to connect and provide help.
7. Support your local food bank: With schools closed, many children go hungry without their normal school breakfasts or lunches. Contact your food bank or other hunger assistance program to see how you can help.
8. Support your local homeless shelter: The homeless are especially vulnerable with no place to quarantine and no way to practice good hygiene. Contact shelters or homeless ministries to donate money or drop off supplies.
9. Call someone, on a regular basis: Being in isolation is especially hard for those who live alone, and might feel cutoff. Even a 15-minute FaceTime call can help a neighbor feel connected and loved.
10. Tend to a teen: If you're a grandparent, try FaceTiming your grandchildren, or if you're a parent, sit down with your teens at home to help them cope with coronavirus-related anxiety.
11. Send a pizza: Teachers, first-responders, even busy parents who are trying to work and homeschool their kids, could really use a simple gesture like a hot pizza delivery to brighten their day.
12. Help your church prepare: Already, there’s a growing number of online resources to help churches prayerfully prepare for the COVID-19 crisis.
13. Praise and worship: Put on a porch concert or sing a familiar song from your window as people in Italy are doing right now.
14. Keep your small group going, virtually: Use Google Hangouts or Zoom to keep meeting with your small group on a regular basis. Now is the time to stay in touch and pray with the ones you do life with, more than ever.
15. Write a letter: Grab some stationary and write letters to neighbors, loved ones, senior homes, hospitals, and police officers. A note of encouragement can go a long way to ease loneliness and worry.
16. Don’t complain: Refrain from complaining about the things we have to give up in this season while people in the world suffer. This is our moment to be the voice of faith, hope, and love – especially on social media.
17. Speak faith: In the face of panic, Christians have the unique opportunity to speak peace. Email a verse, or call a neighbor to ask if you can pray for them. God’s Word will not return void.
18. Enjoy your home, and stay there as much as possible: Christians have a moral responsibility to protect those around us and in this case, that means staying home as much as we can, so we don’t put others at risk.
19. And pray! Pray alone, with your family, and in online corporate group prayers. Pray especially for janitors, doctors, nurses, chaplains, first responders, drivers, laborers, moms, and teachers.
We choose to be for our neighbors and those at the margins. This is, of course, true for the temporary widows and orphans, but it applies to so many more during this season as well. May we provide hope in the waiting to as many as possible during this season of uncertainty.
Discontentment may be the greatest trap of our time. It may even be greater than lust, greed, and lying, because discontentment leads to all these other sins and more. It tends to be a well-spring of iniquity. I, Martin, have been in full-time ministry and a lawyer, practicing law for a time as well. Almost 100% of the counseling I participated in, whether it was in ministry or in law, had discontentment at its source. It feels like the entire world is colluding to stir up discontentment within us. Every billboard, every commercial, every brochure tends to communicate, a single message: “You deserve and need more.”
As soon as we think we are content it slips away, due to something we see on television, some stray thought, or a small comment another person makes. It is sometimes the result of circumstances, life is not all roses; trouble comes our way and every once in awhile, it actually wasn’t our fault ; somehow discontentment finds its way into our life.
Is Contentment even Possible?
Paul says that it is. In fact, he says that he has learned to be content in whatever situation he is in (Philippians 4:11). He goes on to tell us the secret to contentment: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Paul isn’t saying he can do all things in Christ as a kind of blanket statement.
Many times, the idea of contentment is like the idea of prayer itself.
Faith is so simple, and yet so hard. How often have we run through a version of: “God, Do you really even exist?” You may be thinking, “Well God, if you do, and I am not saying you don’t, but “If you do; then, do you really love me?” God, “I mean, I don’t particularly like me right now, and it doesn’t seem like you do either”. “I am in trouble and ….” or “I have this struggle or problem or issue that I can’t seem to resolve”. “Where are you God?” Didn’t you say “I can do all things through Christ?” Well, I don’t think it is working.
This is not what Paul is saying with this verse; Paul is asserting that in all circumstances he can be content in Christ who strengthens him.
Does this sound like you today? Are you experiencing doubt, frustration, or discontentment in your life? You are not alone.
For the Apostle Paul the answer was rather living IN My Circumstances IN Christ. Paul’s statement is an echo of an earlier statement where he says: “For to me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21).
Next time I will explain this idea in more detail and share with you part of Pastor Steve’s journey through his period of discontentment! There is an Answer.
I would love to hear some of your thoughts on this. You can Email me at email@example.com
Jay Knight concluded his introduction to the questions of orignins. If you have questions about any of the following: Where did we come from? How did we get here? Is there any purpose in life? What is my purpose? Why am I here? We invite you to meet with us as we do a study using the first Book of the Bible as our text.
"From their beginning . . ." verses "From The (THEE) beginning."
THREE POINTS ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Shenandoah is reaching out to the Three Points Elementary Community with an exciting After School program on Thursdays for our 3rd through 5th graders. Here is what one Principal had to say about Kids Beach Club in her school:
"Kids Beach Club® has helped our students in a number of ways. It's important to teach our kids about academics, but it's equally important to teach the whole child. We can't teach the Bible as a school, but Beach Club can do that. I have seen students' self-esteem and self-worth grow in a positive manner. I have seen students who sometimes have a bad attitude with adults and peers be able to turn things around and start making friends. you see the kids coming together as a family. I love everything about Beach Club! It's a wonderful program and I think it's awesome for our kids to be able to participate.
"We’re seeing such a difference. Our discipline is drastically down, that’s huge. It’s fun to see the change in the kids. One of those who was a repeat offender - a frequent flyer to our office - came in yesterday and said, 'I just need to calm myself down before I get into trouble.' Last year he would have just thrown a punch. When I asked him what he was thinking, he told me about a story that he learned in Beach Club. It’s fun to see the change in the kids. It’s making a difference not just in school but also in their whole lives."
Tonya Mamantov, Ed.D., Principal
Floyd Elementary School, Balch Spring, Texas
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