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Week of August 2, 2020
A preacher once retired from full-time pulpit work because of a very painful malady. As he sat nursing his pain, he thought about the prayer of a blind man: "Lord, I have never thanked you for my 'thorn'. I have thanked you for the roses, but never for the thorn. Help me realize the value of the thorn. Help me realize the glory of the cross; the value of climbing to you through pain." Feeling ashamed, the preacher prayed, "Lord forgive me for my selfishness. Thank you that my condition is not worse. Make me an instrument of help and comfort to those who are in a far worse condition." That day, that prayer changed his life. He could now see clearly the impact of 1 Thessalonians 5:18. "In everything give thanks..." Did you ever thank God for a storm? For a forest fire? Good comes out of every situation of life. Look for the good instead of mourning over what appears to be bad. "All things work together for good to them that love God..." Romans 8:28         
John Wright
Woodbine Church of Christ

Leon Cort
Mark Craigwell
Martin Samuel
Mark Craigwell

Assistant Minister
Denver Simmons
Raleigh Gallington
Anthony Johnson
Gregory Johnson
Carlfred Malcolm
Albert Martin, Jr.
Walter Maxwell
Richard Meuse
Barry Person
Jason Reid
James Wade, Sr.
News & Notes
Click here to view a brief video on how face masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19
Service and Class Schedule
Reopen 2
Our church building is now open for worship Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

Those who plan to attend the service in person must complete and submit an online attendance form by Friday of each week. The medical questions on the form are optional, but if you can answer yes to any of them, we ask that you refrain from attending worship in person out of consideration for the health and well-being of others. A link to the form is included below, and is texted each week to all members who have signed up to receive text alerts. If you are unable to complete the form online, please text or call Sis. Wendy Craigwell at 617-980-7830. 

We will live-stream the worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday for those unable to attend in person (link below).
For those attending in person, remember that face masks are required (no vented masks allowed), and social distancing protocols will be followed. If you plan to attend in person, please also remember to bring your communion cups, which were distributed earlier this month.
Since we are now livestreaming the worship service each Sunday, effective July 19th we are longer conducting communion and collection via conference call.

We will continue to conduct Tuesday Prayer Night and Mid-Week Bible Class via conference call until further notice.
Use one of the links below to join us for the worship livestream on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
Connect via the link on the church website:
Or go directly to Facebook (you do not need a Facebook account to view the live stream on Facebook)
NOTE: If you try to connect via the church website before 11:00 a.m., the website will redirect you to a previously recorded video. If that happens, close the page and reopen it. The livestream will not begin until 11:00 a.m.

REMINDER: Please remember to mute your phone or computer when joining any of the above conference calls to avoid interrupting the class or service you are entering, particularly if you are joining the call after the event has started.
Please note that some of the ministries listed below are meeting via Zoom or during the state of emergency. Check with your ministry coordinator(s) for remote meeting schedules. The ministries will resume their regular schedules once the state of emergency has been lifted. 
Couples Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Ladies Take Note
Mature in Heart Ministry
CANCELLED: The 2020 Mature in Heart Pennsylvania Dutch Country Excursion to Lancaster County, PA has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with the spread of COVID-19. All monies paid will be refunded. Please make sure the Gallingtons have your mailing address.
Men's Retreat
CANCELLED: This year's Men's Retreat, scheduled for November 12-14, has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns with the spread of COVID-19
New England Lectureship
No announcements at this time.
Retention Ministry
No announcements at this time.
Support Groups
The Healing Hearts Ministry has been holding virtual meetings via Zoom. Please contact Bro. Robert Jackson or Sis. Pam Alexander for connection information.
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
No announcements at this time.
Youth & Family Ministry
CANCELLED: Our annual church cook out, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd, has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
Calendar: August 2020
Special Events
8/15 - Drive-by Baby Shower for the Tejedas, 2 p.m.
8/22 - Citywide Church Leaders' Meeting, 9 a.m. @ Milton
8/22 - Community Outreach, 10 am (meet at church building)
Ministry Meetings - Please contact your ministry coordinator for remote meeting schedules.
  • Sunday Bible Class (all ages) 9:30am
  • Sunday Worship Service 11:00 am at the church building. See above for details.
  • Evening Worship Service, 5pm (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Spiritual Development Class 5pm (2nd Sunday of the month)
  • Men's/Women's Classes, 5pm (4th Sunday of the month)
  • Mature in Heart Bible Study and Prayer (Tuesdays @ 10:30am)
  • Prayer Meeting (Tuesdays @ 7pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Mid-Week Bible Study (Wednesdays @ 6:30pm) VIA TELECONFERENCE (connection info above)
  • Congregational Song Practice, 3rd Wed. 6:30pm
  • Mature in Heart Quilting (Thursdays 10:30-12)
  • Healing Hearts (Thursdays @6:15pm) VIA ZOOM
  • Choral Group Rehearsal (Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Young Adult Ministry (2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7pm)
  • Couple's Ministry (Fridays @ 7 pm)
  • Women's Prayer (Saturdays 9:30am) VIA TELECONFERENCE (Connection info above)
  • Ministers/Elders/Deacons Wives Meeting, 10 am VIA ZOOM
  • Women's Saturday Bible Study (4th Saturday @ 10:30am)

Please note that there are no evening services or classes on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of the month.
Plan of Salvation
Church of Christ in Roxbury
81 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119