From the Desk of the Pastor
In person worship Services continue to be temporarily cancelled as we abide by the policies of the State and local authorities. We have begun to work on a plan for the church reopening which will lessen the likelihood of exposure during services. Next week we will provide some detailed information on reopening.
Please note that on the Holy Light MBC Facebook account there is a live service at 9:00am every Sunday morning.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Church Anniversary – 61st is the second Sunday in July. This year we will not have an in person worship service for the anniversary. We are planning on various church projects being completed this summer. The first major project is the painting of the inside of the church including the sanctuary, fellowship hall and vestibule. We are asking for a special anniversary offering of $100.00 from each member that will assist in the completion of the projects.
Sermon Series On Winning the Battle in Dark Times
Four Part Series Message Sunday July 14- Answering God’s Call
In the message we will look at Gideon’s:
Just looking from the outside, it doesn’t look like Gideon will amount to much in the Lord’s work. He is fearful. He is timid. He is filled with self-doubt. He has more questions than he has answers. However, Gideon is being brought to a place of service. The Lord is willing to take Gideon just like he is and shape him into what He wants him to be.
What about you? Are you doing what the Lord wants you to do? Have you found that place of service that He saved you to fill, Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Are you content to stand back while others do all the work and you watch? Are you fearful? Has He been calling you to do something, but you hold back, making your excuses as to why you can’t do what He wants? Is today the day when you will throw up the white flag of surrender and trust the Lord to do His perfect will in your life?
I was contacted by the census specialist, please see below and if you haven’t responded please do so as it is important for our community
As I mentioned in the initial email, the response rate in the area where your church is located is below the State’s and county’s average.
We need to reach as many more households as possible so that these areas don’t miss out on their portion of the 675 billion dollars of yearly federal funding.
The response rate in your area as of 5/20/20 is only 43.4% (Final 2010 Self-Response was 56.2%) while the national average is 59.8% (74%), California 61% (68.2%), LA County 56.2% (69%), LA City is 49.6% (68%).
That’s why we need your help as a Census partner to encourage your community members to self-respond to 2020 Census.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask you to remind your members of multiple ways to self-respond to 2020 Census.
There are three ways that people can participate in the Census :
Online at www.2020Census.gov
Other language lines are available.
Return paper questionnaire (a small number of households will receive a paper form)