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Greg Reynolds

District Superintendent Weekly Update

June 24, 2020

Shenandoah Teammates,

Christian greetings. “He Lives! He Lives! Christ Jesus lives today!” 

The Apostle Paul wrote the following, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith: be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” I Corinthians 16:13-14 ___ We have a divine foundation of love to live and speak from; don’t step off The Rock. 

As your pastor I want to encourage you to pick up Oswald Chambers’, “My Utmost For His Highest” once again. The classic devotional is deep, practical, and holiness writings. I have been using this discipleship piece and find it speaking to me almost daily. Here are just a couple outstanding quotes to whet your appetite:

“The way you pay is the way life will pay you back.” Chambers is addressing the Law of Judgment.
“Today we have substituted doctrinal belief for personal belief, and that is why so many people are devoted to causes and so few are devoted to Jesus Christ.”  Chambers teaching on personal and passionate devotion. 

I could give you quote after quote that speak to me personally, but want you to lean into the material yourself. Pick up your current copy or purchase a copy today and get started. You will be totally challenged.  

I want to share some miraculous and glorious news out of Paden City Wesleyan Church (Mark Tennant). Pastor Mark had the joy of baptizing two men this week in a private baptismal service! Both men are Mark’s brothers-in-law, his wife Sue’s brothers, who crossed the line of faith in recent days!! COME ON SOMEBODY!!!!!!! Sue had the privilege of praying her younger brother through on Sunday and the other brother got saved later. Pastor Mark and Sue are REJOICING and rightly so. Team, this is a WIN for The Kingdom and ALL of us!!!!!  ___ Please share those conversion stories with us so we can all celebrate. We need good news in these troubled days so keep it coming. 

Becky, Mason, and I traveled to almost heaven northern WV last weekend. Saturday and Sunday were long days, but gorgeous and great. On Saturday evening we, along with Dr. Brady Stephens, enjoyed a wonderful time at the home of Pastor Aaron & Mia Knotts. Aaron and Mia fed us like kings, Mason had a blast in their pool, and we enjoyed Christian conversation. Brother Aaron is quite the cook; I’m thinking about every Saturday night from now on. LOL  On Sunday morning we joined the good folk of Life Gate Church for a portion of Sunday School and then worship. The people were very kind to us, Pastor Aaron led well, and we had a part in the worship hour. On the journey home we saw some of the most beautiful country in all the world. The weekend was epic!! __ More of our local churches are reopening their sanctuary doors. Brookhill and Lens Creek are welcoming worshippers inside while Vinton and Welcome Wesleyan are hosting drive-in services. Re:Claim in Huntington reopens this coming Lord’s Day; Becky and I plan to be there with Pastor Corey and his flock. THANK YOU for your steady and safe leadership. 

I am pleased to share with you that Emmanuel in Roanoke has extended a call to the Rev. Matthew Reynolds to serve as their next lead pastor. Brother Matt, Samantha, and their sons will begin at EWC, the Lord willing, in mid-August. The Reynolds family has served at Jordantown Wes the last 8 years, I think it is; they were first support staff and then in the lead role. Would you pray for JWC as they begin a pastoral search? The wheels are turning….. This coming Sunday the Williamson Church (WV) will be voting on the Rev. Richard Comer. Rev. Comer is currently a part of the IN South District. In this COVID-19 Year we are slowly getting our churches filled thank the Lord. 

I hope that you’ve had a chance to read through the summer newsletter. There is important info and good local church news in the communiqué. IF the newsletter did not make it to your inbox you may find it on the district website. 

This Week’s Prayer Needs:
1. The Dave Daigneault Family – as they grieve the loss of their husband, dad, and granddad. 
2. Mrs. Ida Barnes – as she remains in need of a divine healing. 
3. Mrs. Debbie Hurd – has once again lost a family member. Her late husband, David’s brother died this week.  
4. Mrs. Jenny Stephens – continues to suffer from various physical needs. 
5. Spiritual Awakening – in the Church; may revival within produce change without. 

Have a great rest of the week.

YOU ARE LOVED!!
Pastor Greg


   



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