Pastor Frank’s Letter to the FBC Community – July / August 2021
July 29, 2021
Dear members and friends of Waltham First Baptist Church,
The past 18 plus months have brought about several changes that I believe most of us were not prepared for. As for me, ministry in times of an overwhelming pandemic have brought forth challenges that have changed a role I have embraced for over 40 years to one I never expected. However, I have been deeply humbled and encouraged by our Lord’s presence and leadership – as well as so many insightful and dedicated members and friends who have stood in the gap with me and offered so many creative solutions to keep our church alive and involved in mission and ministry.
Unfortunately, at the present time we are now faced with attempting to mitigate a new form of Delta Variant that may set us back a bit in the progress we have made thus far. Hence the writing of this update. I am asking if all of you will continue your support in prayer, presence (through live streaming or church), tithing, and patience as we face this new challenge and mandates by the State and Federal Government in the face of another virus.
We still have many of our TABCOM churches that have yet to open for worship in church and some that have opened with a great deal of caution. Nevertheless, FBC Waltham has proceeded to move ahead with informed caution and now provide “Live Streaming” and “in house” worship as a part of phase one in fully opening the church for worship. Our only hope a prayer is that you will choose what is comfortable for you and remain in worship with us either way.
A bible verse that comes to mind in times like these apply to the church as much as it does to the individual believer. Lamentations 3: 22-23
“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
If we remain faithful to the work of the Kingdom in our church’s efforts, we will not be consumed neither will we fail in our efforts to remain vital in mission and ministry. God’s compassion and love for us NEVER fails no matter what the challenges may be.
So, may you remain safe and richly blessed in the days and months ahead as we rejoice in God’s faithfulness and compassion which are indeed “New every morning.”
In Christ’s Love,