Second Baptist Church LA


MARCH 29, 2020

While we are practicing social distancing in order to confine and not spread the corona virus (Covid-19), we will we be connecting and contacting one another as a congregation through our website / Face Book / E-mails, teleconferencing and phone tree messages.  Be sure to go to the website to see the message that will be updated each week.  Also check the church's Face Book account on line for the same.  Helen Starks will send e-mails to those whose addresses she has.  

Continue to listen to the broadcast each Sunday.  
We will engage in prayer at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays before bible study at 7:00 pm.  The call in number is 605-475-3220 / the participant code is 1029200#.  
This week the newsletter will be e-mailed.  In it is a record of the stewardship of giving.  I will also give you an update of stewardship of giving each week and let you know what we need in order to fulfill our obligations.  Be sure to continue your contributions by mailing your donations to Second Baptist Church 2419 Griffith Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 / making your donation through the givelify app either on your telephone or the internet / bringing your contribution to the office during the week. 

Psalm 27:1-2 says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear.?  The Lord is the strength of  my life; of whom shall I be afraid." Here are two questions, of whom shall I fear and of whom shall I be afraid? because the Lord is my light and salvation and the Lord is my strength. 

"Light" which makes all things visible, and was the first made of all visible things.  Fear usually comes from facing the unknown and uncertainty. We can trust in God’s care for us.  You need to be able to see clearly, discern correctly and perceive accurately.  

God is salvation and saves us from what threatens our existence and the destruction we cause ourselves.  We can trust God's care to see us through all of life's circumstances.   

The Lord is our strength.  Strength indicates shelter, sanctuary and a safe haven.  Even though fears may come, let us remember that God is our light, our salvation, and our strength. He will give us the fortitude to overcome our panic. God is the light by which we see and interpret our reality, the spirit by which we survive and God is the strength by which we carry on.

Faith in God sustains and strengthens persons in times of anxiety, fears and threats. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation and commitment.  God bless and keep you.  Be safe. 

-Pastor Epps.

 2412 Griffith Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011   (213) 400-877