"Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
All organized church activities and services are recessed at this time. We look forward to worshiping together again as a family of faith once this Public Health crisis has passed.
As per Gov. Ever's "Safer at Home" , we will not be holding services until further notice. Pastor Ryan, Pastor Annie, and Pastor Amos are available to pray with you or just listen if you need to talk. Feel free to call, video chat, message and text those in our church family as you think about and pray for each other and as any needs arise. Check this website or follow the Boscobel Assembly of God Family Tree facebook group for more announcements, encouraging words, devotions, and updates. God is good ALL THE TIME!
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Reflections from Pastor Annie: Sunday, March 22, 2020 What a weird world we are living in right now. Global pandemic - the words are terrifying. Other words we are getting familiar with: social isolation, quarantine, public health practices, essential workers, and death tolls. They are ominous and paint a bleak picture, but… you know… but God. In the midst of this, I find God not “suggesting” that I change this or do that, but just lovingly “shoving” me into situations, kind of like my mom used to “volunteer” me for things. He does this by using how much I care about others and empathize with them to get me to act. My heart aches for those hiding in fear, anxiously watching the news, planning errands like military reconnaissance teams on the field. There are those moments; that is what it is to be human, mortal, impermanent. However, that place is no place to live, to pitch your tent and take up residence. We cannot help but to walk through it, to feel the cold wind buffet us, shiver, and occasionally pause to keep our footing. But… God. This is where we show that all those words, lessons, messages and teachings are more than nice words and platitudes. The God who was on the throne as we worshiped together last week is the same God walking in our midst today. He is walking calmly in the crowded hospital halls where fear and disease paint the walls. The same God who is in each home whether we are wrapped in his loving arms of peace or are lashing out in anxiety-laden anger. There is a biting cold wind buffeting our world in a way we’ve never experienced before, but… God. God handles the “never before” without effort. He is the “always” and “ever” God, so the “never” is not an issue. Those of us who hold Christ in our hearts, who call him Savior, are called to do more than hunker down, ball up and hope it passes quickly. For centuries, children and adults alike have used many different materials to create kites; they have enthusiastically thrown them up into the sky for the wind to carry to higher heights. These kites have lifted spirits as they have soared through the skies during wartime, plague, pestilence, and peace. They have signaled joy and hope even when carried on cold gusting winds. In the same way, sailors have followed weather patterns. When the wind picks up, they have put up their sails, grasped hard the rails, and let the wind carry them to new destinations. God uses the “climate” satan hopes to take advantage of. God utilizes unsure times to guide us to new places in our faith and in who were have always been called to be. In more recent times, we have learned to harness that cold, hard wind as it rages to produce that which it seems to desire to extinguish – light and power. The more it blows and rages, the more light can be produced to reach individual homes. So what are you going to do in this time of unprecedented wind and weather? Jesus calmed the storm – wind and waves – with his voice. He could stop this… with a word. But what if he is calling us to use this storm? What does he want to create in you in the middle of this? God placed you at this time in history for a reason. He is Jehovah Jireh – the God who sees ahead and makes provision. He prepared you for today, for this time, for this wind. Look around you. What has he placed in your life for this moment? What skills, talents, tools? You have been made ready for today. So now I ask not what you will do in this wind, but rather, what will you do with it?
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