Happy Monday, January 9, 2023, church!

Sisters and brothers,

Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as we worshipped, we sang about the grace and nearness of Almighty God to us through Jesus. Then from Lamentations 3:21-26, we remembered the love, mercy, and utter faithfulness of God toward His children. We serve a God who always keeps His Word and promises. Our God is a faithful God. Because God is faithful, believers know He will be with us in all the circumstances of life. We might not understand all we go through and why at times life can be sorrowful and difficult. There are times when we might not sense His presence. However, we must remember He is always present with His children. Times of sorrow and difficulty will never have to be met without His presence. And all those tough times, God will use to make us more like Jesus. In the middle of life’s most difficult and painful places, remember where hope is found. In the middle of life’s most difficult and painful places, remember God’s love for His children never ceases. In the middle of life’s most difficult and painful places, remember God’s mercies never end and are new every morning. Every day of life, remember God is faithful. We can always find hope in the mercy and utter faithfulness of the Lord.

I know you all have been praying for Kathy McElmurry as she recovers from a serious stroke. I talked to her brother Brian this morning and he told me he saw her over the weekend. She seemed to get a little stronger and communicate more clearly each day he was there. She is on a feeding tube and as soon as they can remove that tube, she will go to a rehab facility. It does look like recovery might take a while. Keep Kathy in your prayers. I will try to update you as I receive updates on her condition.

The ladies will have a brunch fellowship on Saturday, January 21st, at Buck and Honey’s Restaurant, 800 W Broadway, Monona, WI 53713, at 11:00 AM.

We apologize for not having a livestream during yesterday’s worship service. We recorded the service and hope to have it up sometime this week.

Remember to keep praying continually for each other. 

Love being your pastor!

Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church