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Devotion | March 30. 2020

Devotion | March 30, 2020Michael OvertonFirst Baptist Church, Springfield,

Posted by First Baptist Church on Monday, March 30, 2020
Devotion | March 30, 2020

“Be Encouraged”Romans 15:4-6Pastor Michael Overton

Posted by First Baptist Church on Sunday, March 29, 2020
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Here is the latest update:

March 24, 2020

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner – in consultation with Health Department Director Clay Goddard and health care system partners – issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Springfieldians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as our community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, health care facilities and government services are examples of those which will remain open. View Greene County’s Stay at Home Order here.

Under the emergency authority granted to the Mayor by City Code Sec. 78.132, McClure announced a second proclamation of civil emergency. The “Stay-At-Home Order” will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020 and is set to expire in 30 days.

Each Sunday @ 10:45am, we will be live on our website and Facebook page.

Throughout the week…we will post devotionals and bible studies to encourage each of you. You can also get updates in your email inbox by signing up for FBC CONNECT.

During this time of social distancing, please call the church office (417.866.7202) if we can help or pray for you specifically.  Please continue to give to support the ministries here at FBC Springfield by either mailing or through our online giving option on our website. Below are some specific ways you can pray: 

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7

• Pray for those that have tested positive for the virus.
• Pray for the companies that are seeking to develop treatments.
• Pray for the medical staff that is treating patients.
• Pray for missionaries in high-level places.
• Pray for our leaders that they would have wisdom in making difficult decisions.
• Pray for the Church as we live out our faith in the midst of this storm.
• Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel in the midst of the fear.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

As we walk this path together in the days ahead, let’s keep this verse close to us.  It is my prayer that we as a church family will grow in our faith and be spiritually stronger on the other end of this journey. Until then, we are transitioning to virtual gatherings.  Until we can meet again, you need to keep living out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.  There will be many opportunities before us to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Until next time,

Pastor Michael