Pastor John – April 2

Regular church services and Sunday School classes are online only again for April 5th and April 12th. Only those essential ministry team members involved in the broadcasts should come to the church building.
 
Between Sunday School and Worship there will be two baptisms at 10:50. This is being done at the request of those wishing to be baptized. Every effort will be taken to observe safe social distancing. Although baptism in water does not impart saving grace, it is an essential first step of obedience to our Lord.
 
We will also be observing the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, April 5 th . Please ready your hearts and prepare the bread and cup elements for every believer in your home. This too we will share together online.
 
Please pay attention to our Facebook Pages and click the link to our weekly bulletin on this website for announcements.
 
While we continue to obey the regulations that have been communicated to us from the President and Governor, we do not plan to extend the cancellation of our physical services beyond 2 weeks at a time. We continue to pray that God will make an abrupt end of this virus and that we can all get back together much sooner than expected. Please come back to this official notice, here in the website, as it will be updated weekly.
 
Many of our Sunday School classes and ministry groups are beginning to meet online. If you desire to be a part of one of these groups, please contact us and we will connect you with the group leaders.
 
You can contact us in these ways:
  • Call the office – We are keeping the church office open at regular hours during this crisis (757 565 0476)
  • Contact your deacon – If you are a part of a Sunday School class, you should be hearing from your deacon regularly and you should have your teacher or deacon’s contact information. If you are a part of the church family but have not yet become involved in a Sunday School class, you can email me at john.jicka@smithmemorial.org
  • If you are a part of one of our ministries (Sr. Adult, Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, AWANA, Student, etc.) you can contact your ministry leader. If you don’t know who that is, contact me at the above email address.
Schedule – At this time, our regular schedule of ministry is all online.
  • Sunday School – We will broadcast the weekly Sunday School lesson at 9:45 a.m. from the Sanctuary every week utilizing our SS teachers in rotation. Several classes are meeting online in smaller groups.
  • Worship – We will continue broadcasting our regular worship service at 11:00 a.m.
  • Mid-week – We will have a Facebook Live chat and Bible study from the church every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. You can access this event by going to the Smith Memorial Baptist Church Facebook page
Offerings – If you are a part of the SMBC family, here are our ways of receiving tithes and offerings at this time:
  • You can give online through the website – www.smithmemorial.org and click “Give” in the top right corner of the screen
  • You can mail it to Smith Memorial Baptist Church, 6515 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • You can bring it by the office during office hours – we will keep our distance although it will be wonderful to see your faces!
  • You can contact us (see above for how to contact us) and someone will come and receive it from you
This sequestration will soon come to an end. God has allowed this to happen to us that we might grow closer to Him. Please use the time well.
 
Love and miss you all!
Pastor John

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