Re-Opening Update Newsletter
from the Desk of the Pastor
We are planning for an in person church re-opening on Sunday August 1st. The Church Service time will be 10:00am. Church School will be at 9:00am. There will be a mailing sent to each member with details on the re-opening of the church. We will continue our live stream of the service after the re-opening.
In person worship Services will continue to be live streamed on the Holy Light face book page at approximately 9:00am. For our current virtual services, we have incorporated a plan to check the temperature and have a health check form be completed before anyone enters the sanctuary. If you attend a worship service in person please wear a mask while in the sanctuary and please social distance during the service. We thank our Holy Light Ushers for their work in providing their services in this area.
Please continue to pray for our members who are dealing currently with illness and health issues. The prayers of the righteous availeth much!
Continue to pray for our nation, state and city and for the hearts of those to change their positions of authority in law enforcement. We also pray for our President and Vice President.
Sunday Service: May 9, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021 (10:00am-12:00pm)
Communion will be served as always in the Church Parking Lot Sunday June 6th from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Bible Study via Zoom
Wednesday, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 2021 (7:00pm)
Zoom information was sent to you via email. If you haven't received it, please contact Pastor Dandridge.
Live Stream on Facebook "Keeping it Mental 101 Workshop"
Saturday, June 12, 2021 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
Keeping it Mental 101 Workshop Panel on Saturday June 12th at 12:00pm - 1:30pm at Holy Light MBC to be live streamed on Holy Light Facebook page.
Topics to be discussed:
Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
Current Update on Response to Pandemic
Vaccine Receivers vs Those who have Not received Vaccine
Challenges to Face Moving Forward- Controlling those Challenges
Assisting Children in Facing Challenges
The church porcelain flooring will be installed in the month of June. Once that is completed then we will begin to look into replacing the church sanctuary door.
Health & Community
Exercise - Fitness Class
We want to see if there is interest in losing some of those COVID pounds. Seeking to see if there is interest in taking part in a Saturday morning exercise class at Holy Light with a fitness professional. If you are interested please send an email to the church email@example.com or call the church and leave a message 323 754-2885. All ages are welcome.
Financial Assistance for Older Adults
Home Safe helps older adults at risk of becoming homeless with:
Security & utility deposits
Rental assistance & move-in expenses
Backed rent & past due bills
Legal fees, reunification services & more
If you got an eviction notice or are behind on your rent, call (213) 610-1589 or email APSHomesafe@wdacs.lacounty.gov by June 15th. Website: https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/stories/housing-stability-for-older-adults-at-risk-of-homelessness-through-home-safe/
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Sermon Subject: All For One and One For All - Christian Unity - Ephesians 4: 1-6
A Unity of Calling
All believers are the called of God. Our calling is our responsibility to respond to what we have become in Christ. Every believer has been called to be Jesus' disciple and to serve in the body of Christ.
All are called of God.
Thematically, Ephesians 4 moves from one's calling to unity to one's calling to ministry (all are called to ministry = part of the one hope of your calling). Christ has given many gifts of grace for ministry (diversity) which come together in one common goal of maturity in Christ.
A Unity of Common Life and Source
The unity of the Spirit is created through our union in Christ Jesus. The word "together" appears so frequently and in such innovative ways in this letter that it deserves special mention. The prefix, "with" or "together" is joined to a number of key words to express our joint life and the impossibility of life outside of this unity. This stands against the spirit of individuality so common in our country today. You know, "do your own thing, go your own way."
A Unity of Ministry
Our unity is a unity or oneness that exist not in spite of diversity, but because of it. It is the wonderful differences themselves which, when properly equipped, contribute to the function of the body and out of this function, attain an even deeper unity of maturity. Only as each part does its work can the body grow.
A Unity of Purpose
The purpose is maturity in Christ, being conformed to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. The ultimate goal is Christ-likeness, or spiritual maturity according to the standard of Christ. This is the primary goal of the equipping and the unity desired. The more we possess His character and mind, the more we will experience the unity of the Spirit.