October 3, 2021
October is special in the life of Second Baptist as we have a few significant observances that require your presence and participation. We are counting on your support with your presence, prayers, and contributions for all of our special activities.
Sunday, October 3rd is Homecoming and World Wide Communion Sunday. The first Sunday in October is observed as Homecoming Sunday. We use this occasion to make a special appeal. Given the length of time we have not been worshipping in our sacred space due to Covid-19, coupled with the structural damage, we have experienced a decline in giving. Thank you for what you are doing. The is the second year that we are absent from our sacred space for Homecoming. You have an envelope in your packet of envelopes labeled Homecoming. Be sure to give as you are able, over and beyond your usual contribution, so that we can continue to maintain a healthy cash flow as we progress with repairing the structural damage to our sacred space. We will have communion as part of our broadcast and again during the Pastor’s Chat at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, October 10th is my 34th Pastoral Anniversary. We began our faith journey together the first of October in 1987. We have managed to maintain our relationship through the variety of challenges, changes, circumstances and conditions with which we have been confronted. Thank you for the past thirty-four years which have been immeasurably rewarding for my family and me.
Sunday, October 17th is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness. The Women of our Breast Cancer Support Group will be leading us in worship for the broadcast.
Sunday, October 24th is the 47th Anniversary of the Recruiters’ League. Their members will be leading us in worship for the broadcast.
Sunday, October 31st is Missions Emphasis Sunday. Members of our Missions Commission will be leading in worship.
The privilege and pleasure are all mine that we have been paired together to make this journey of faith "to serve this present age our calling to fulfill." We are on our way to inherit the promise of God. Let us continue together to see what the end will be, believing that "the best is yet to come." Our post-pandemic and structural damage days will position us for greater opportunities to fulfill our commitment as a congregation of believers in Christ.
God bless and keep you.
Dr. William S. Epps, Senior Pastor