God Bless You Bright Star, St. James, and Friends,
Happy Holy Week and a very blessed Good Friday to you all. I pray that you and yours are well and basking in the favor of the Lord. I wanted to take a moment to share some important information and extend a few important invitations.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15th: Tonight’s Good Friday 6:15pm Baptism Service and 7:00pm Worship Experience promises to bless all who attend. Be on time to get a great seat 735 East 44th Street and bring your index card where you have written what you want buried in your life.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16th: I learned this week that our Bishop Clowdell Williams, Sr. plans to elevate me to the office of Superintendent in the Church of God in Christ and he will officially announce this during our Monthly Jurisdictional Meeting this Saturday, April 16th at 10:00AM at the New Greater Love COGIC located 1057 West 59th Street. It is a worship service and church/dress attire are appropriate. Please do NOT share this on social media as I do not want our Bishop’s official announcement to be preempted.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17th: As you know we will now have TWO Sunday Joint Worship Services with Bright Star and St. James together. These services will take place at 9:00AM and 11:00AM every Sunday moving forward (in person at 735 East 44th Street and virtual.) Sunday School with Dr. Tonya Sims will still be available via ZOOM every Sunday at 8:30AM.
NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL 21st: General Board Member and Jurisdictional Bishop Sedgwick Daniels will officially install me as Pastor of St. James Church of God in Christ on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00pm at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ located 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way, Milwaukee, WI 53209. Although we will at some point have a local installation in Chicago, it is appropriate that Bishop Daniels initially install me since he appointed me as pastor. As shared before, he is also allowing me to have St. James to join Sixth Jurisdiction of Illinois under the leadership of Bishop Williams with Bright Star and am SO grateful. We are attempting to rent one if not two charter buses for members who would like to attend my pastoral installation in Milwaukee, WI. We will confirm during our Easter Sunday Service whether buses will be available and how to reserve a seat. You can also feel free to carpool with others and meet us there or watch the service online. Please keep in mind this is a two-hour road trip and we will all return the same night after the service.
For those asking, “what does this mean for me?” Not much at all! I am simply informing, including, and inviting you of all that is taking place as a member of the churches I have the privilege to pastor. Just continue to be a faithful, serving member of Bright Star & St. James and support the work of the Kingdom assigned to me to the best of your ability. Stay focused, faithful and follow me as I strive to follow Christ. For those asking, “why are we just finding out about these important dates?” I just found out too LBVS, and I didn’t want the folks I pastor to miss out or not at least be informed.
REMEBER: Invite others to our 9AM & 11AM Resurrection Sunday Services and let’s thank the Lord for His Sacrifice and the Salvation He made available to us by dying on a rugged cross, laying in a borrowed tomb, and rising leaving an empty grave! Because HE lives, we can face tomorrow. I love you all.