ANNOUNCEMENTS TO THE CHURCH IN LIGHT OF THE PRESENT CRISIS
I wanted to share a reminder. As you have probably heard, the president has declared churches to be essential. I am glad he has taken official action, although we already knew that. This will be the second Sunday we have the church open for services. It is good to be able to meet in person. We should, however, observe some common sense practices while there is still possibility of infection. First of all, check your temperature. If you are running any sort of fever, stay home. If you are not feeling well, stay home. You can dial in and listen by calling (712) 770-5375 and access code 365526. These are simply reasonable precautions. For now, we will have adult Sunday School. We will announce when we are resuming children's Sunday School. Also, those who come to church should remember to practice common sense social distancing for now. We should not shake hands, nor kiss, nor hug. We should keep a distance between each other. When choosing a seat, we should space ourselves out so we have a row of separation between each other. Pastor will mark off where seating is closed. Please keep social distancing in mind when being seated. Families should be seated together. I believe that if we keep these things in mind we will be able to assemble together in the church with a minimum of risk of infection. If you subscribe to our Youtube channel you will be notified of any new videos we put up. So please do subscribe. You will receive notices every time we post a new video. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ELKDALE BAPTIST CHURCH YouTube CHANNEL,
HERE IS OUR LAST SUNDAY MORNING MESSAGE 5-10-20 PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH OTHERS AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHURCH YOUTUBE CHANNEL THE 5-17 20 Message is only available on audio.... you can dial into the playback number or wait till it is posted...
CONCERNING THE VIDEO BELOW: IF YOU ARE CONCERNED FOR THE SOULS OF OTHERS YOU WILL LIKE TO HAND OUT GOSPEL TRACTS. IT IS NOT PRACTICAL IN THE CURRENT SITUATION TO HAND OUT LITERATURE BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE PARANOID ABOUT RECEIVING THE VIRUS EVEN FROM TAKING A PIECE OF PAPER FROM SOMEONE. THE VIDEO BELOW IS MEANT TO BE A FORM OF A VIDEO TRACT.. IT WAS TAKEN FROM A TRACT THAT I WROTE AND ADAPTED FOR THE CURRENT CRISIS. IF YOU CARE FOR THE SOULS OF OTHERS PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH OTHERS. IT IS ONE WAY WE ALL CAN FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION. SHARE IT ON FACEBOOK, TEXT A LINK TO ALL YOUR CONTACTS ON YOUR PHONE.. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF IT WENT VIRAL UNDER THE CURRENT CONDITIONS. LET SATAN'S VIRUS BACKFIRE ON HIM!!!! JUST CLICK ON THE SHARE BUTTON AND SEND IT TO A FRIEND. WHAT KIND OF PERSON WOULD WE BE IF WE DID NOT SHARE THE GOSPEL UNDER THE CURRENT CRISIS!
Because of the present crisis taking place concerning the corona virus pandemic we will be doing all out services through our conference call service. The numbers are listed below. We also will be meeting for public services with caution. We ask people who do not feel comfortable about meeting publicly yet, to avail themselves of the conference call services with the numbers listed below. Those who do attend services please maintain some distancing while attending the services. There is plenty of room in the auditorium to do this. The number to call to participlate in the service through conference calls is listed below.
To participate the Dial in number is (712) 770-5375 Access Code to participate is 365526 followed by the (#) sign
To listen to the latest published broadcast call (712) 770-5055 use same access code 365526 followed by the (#) sign
Sunday School at 10:00 AM Sunday Morning 11:00 A.M. Sunday Evening at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M.
Please Note To save money and stamps from here on out I will be placing these announcements on this Home page of this web page and our prayer chain email list. Please read these announcements: I have a downloadable file of the News letter below. From now on we will be publishing it on the website below:
ELKDALE BAPTIST CHURCH OF WEST CLIFFORD 45 State Route 2014 Clifford Twp. PA 18460 Frank Bissol, Pastor (570) 352-5501 Pastor’s Pen News Letter #6 4-27-20
HERE IS A PICTURE OF OUR PAVILION AND BUILDING PROJECT 5-17-20 PASTOR'S PEN IS BELOW
Dear Friends and Church members:
I write this for our first bulletin 5-1720 as we returned to public worship services..
PASTOR'S PEN 5-17-20
We have been in lockdown for 7 weeks and this is the first Sunday of our public services. We are still broadcasting over the phone for those who maintaining lockdown status. I think that going through a crisis like this lends itself to a time of personal evaluation. What are the real important things in this life and even Church. Suddenly we find all plans and schedules on hold. Church dinners cannot be scheduled, our ladies banquet has been canceled, there are very few announcements. I even questioned why have a bulletin? So I made a half bulletin with just Lee's picture and this Pastor's pen. It reminds me of what would take place if we were in a time of war, hiding from bombs seeking shelter from danger. Would we hand out bulletins?
In times like this only two things are important: Prayer, and God's word and seeking direction from God through it. I can sense a great evil overtaking our country at this time. There is much confusion about what is happening. I believe God is bringing judgment to our nation and the world because of our false gods. Our nation has made our scientists, our doctors, our government, our media, our athletes, "ICONS" our "gods" Their voices are only confusion. The only way revival will come is if we turn from these false humanistic "gods" and turn to the Lord. Our "ICON's" are lying to us. Why are we surprised. This morning in my Sunday morning message I will be sharing how I see it. (For those of you reading this on the internet, the message can be heard live through our conference call service or we will be posting it on this website. It is entitled WHO DO WE TRUST WHO WILL WE FEAR? A Response To The Current Covid 19 Pandemic
I think our president has a way of simplifying issues when he said we are at war against an invisible enemy. In any war confusion and deception are used to defeat your opponent. I think there has been much of that going on. Maybe even concerning this whole lock down issue.
This morning in my message I want to talk about the confusion, and the deception that is all around us. Hopefully through God's word we will receive light, direction, clarity, and peace. Jesus said,
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
This one thing I know...
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I have no god in this world, my Lord sits at the right hand of the Father right now and has a plan to come back and straighten out this mess. All this is working towards that end.
Sincerely in Christ Pastor Frank Bissol
P.S. In response to questions we have received, for those of you still under quarantine, if you have gifts, tithes, or support to send to the church, mail them to:
In 1976 two country churches merged that go back to the late 1800's: the Elkdale Baptist Church and the West Clifford Community Church. We are now the Elkdale Baptist Church Of West Clifford. In 1983, I came as Pastor and have counted it a privilege to serve God in this community these many years. I want to extend to you an invitation to visit with us. We have the atmosphere of a small old-fashioned country church but still maintain a big heart for people. You are cordially invited to attend one of our services. THE MOST IMPORTANT INVITATION
Jesus told a story once of a certain rich man who invited all his rich friends to a great feast. They all made excuses why they couldn’t come. The man was very angry. He called his servants and told them to go out and invite the poor, the maimed, the halt and the blind instead of his rich friends . They responded to the invitation and his rich friends were excluded. Let me explain the meaning of the story from Luke 14:17-24:
Jesus is that rich man and the supper feast is eternal salvation. Those who excuse themselves are people who have no time for the Lord. He paid for your salvation with his own life on the cross of Calvary and is now in heaven preparing the feast. If you have not received Him as your Lord and Savior, why don’t you respond to His great invitation? Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Rev. 3:20).
To respond to His invitation ask Him into your heart and life today..
Sincerely Yours, Pastor Frank Bissol
SERVICE TIMES Sunday School.. 10:00 A.M
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 A.M. Patch Club For Children
Sunday Evening Service 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday Evening 7-8:30 P.M Bible Study and prayer
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