Pastor Jones Weekly Update
Grace and Peace Be Unto You!
church theme for 2023 is “Becoming Acquainted with God through the lives of others”
Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity. Please continue to stay connected with us each week.
May God Bless You,
May: “Time brings about a change!” ~ Loston Riley Jones (1894-1975)
Monthly Emphasis: National Day of Prayer, Mother’s Day, Seniors’ Sunday, & Memorial Day
– Father of Pastor Jones
Monthly Scripture Readings:
Week of May 7th: (Holy Communion)
Scriptures: Methuselah, Gen. 5:21-27, (he lived 969 years and died-the tragedy of living and dying.)
Thought: God’s gift; life – live before you die!
Week of May 14th: (Mother's Day)
Scriptures: Elizabeth, (the mother of John the Baptist, a descendant of Aaron the priest).
St. Luke 1:5-17, 24-25, 36-37, 39-45, 57-61.
Thought: God’s blessings aren’t on the human clock.
Week of May 21st (Senior's Sunday)
Scripture: Enoch, (the blessedness of walking with God): Gen. 5:21-27, ref. “to walking with God,” Gen. 6:9, 17:1, 24:40; Ps. 116:9; Heb. 11:5-6
Thought: God walks faster the closer you get to the home place.
Week of May 28th
Scriptures: Anna [Hanna] (a prophetess in the Jerusalem Temple who declares Jesus to be the coming Messiah): St. Luke 1:68-80, 2:36-38, 24:19-29; Acts 26:4-8
Thought: God promised that he promised!
*Books for the Month: What to Do with An Idea by Kobi Yamada;
A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks;
& The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in the American Family by Kerri K Greenridge