- No robes this Sunday
- Bright colored, SOLID tops/shirts and black or dark pants
- Students will sing with us in the 10:30A service
- Anthem for Sunday: "I'm Going Free (Jailbreak)"
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
As all of you know by now, Pastor Mark submitted his letter of resignation last night at Deacon’s meeting. As his friend and a member of his senior staff team, I want to express my love for Mark and Toni and make a public commitment to pray for them during this time of transition. His letter was a beautiful reflection of his Christ-like spirit and I consider it an honor to have served with such a Godly man.
Mark’s last Sunday will be April 26. On that day we will have one worship service at 10:30A (no Sunday School), with a reception that evening beginning at 4PM. Make plans now to be present for that service as we say thank you to Mark and Toni for their ministry to our church.
When we face circumstances like this we must do so with an unfaltering belief in the sovereignty of God…even when it’s hard to understand. In Exodus, God chose Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, but appointed Joshua to bring them into the Promised Land. Just as Moses and Joshua had differing gifts, our next pastor will have a unique skill set that sets him apart for the next chapter in the life of First Baptist Jackson. We love and appreciate Mark, and we will do the same for our next pastor.
As a reminder, you will not want to miss rehearsal tonight. Benjie Harlan will be leading and I’ve asked him to accomplish two primary things: sing a LITTLE and laugh a LOT! It’s going to be a great night so plan on being in the choir room at 6PM for rehearsal.
For 177 years God’s hand has been upon First Baptist Jackson…and that hasn’t changed. I consider it an honor to serve this great church, to lead the greatest worship ministry in the United States, and look forward to walking with you on this journey as your minister of music. The most impactful days of First Baptist Jackson are ahead and I can’t wait to see what God is going to do!
Pursuing the Call!