From the Pastor

   November 15, 2020

Nothing by Accident

With the title above, you might think I'm talking about how God never lets something happen that he doesn't plan. And while that's true, that's not really what I'm thinking about this week. I'm thinking more about how we approach and love one another in our community. 

Many likely think I drone on like a broken record (does anyone remember 33s and 45s  in 2020?). As we stare at more orders from the government to attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, it becomes more and more imperative that we are intentional in letting those in our world know they truly matter and are loved: loved by you, and loved by God.  

This past Wednesday evening, those on our Prayer and Bible Study call talked about making sure we stay in contact with members and attenders who might have a difficult time getting out, and also are putting themselves at risk of unhealthy exposure in the community. We are working on a database of contacts, beginning with our church directory, that will help stay in contact and find ways our church family needs ministry. We might be limited in number, capacity, and frequency in our meetings, but we are not limited by love, and we are more than blessed by technology. This week at the store, I was behind a loving neighbor who was buying groceries for her homebound friends. We can easily do that kind of thing! 

If you want to be a part of the group we are assembling, please let me know and I'll get you the details. It's a blessed time to love one another in the Name of Jesus! Let's PURPOSEFULLY serve the Lord and our neighbors, not by accident.

Welcome to Aberdeen Baptist Church!  My name is Greg Duke, and I have been pastor of this wonderful fellowship of Christ-followers since October 2009.  In that time, Pueblo has become our new hometown.  It is a place that is rich in the history and heritage of our nation and of the American west.  Today, we see a local culture that has endured many trials with a unique resiliency.  It is a great place to live and grow.

Pueblo is also a community that desperately needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We have a number of great needs in our city, but one thing is for sure, the trials and struggles we face are all subject to the reign and grace of Jesus Christ. 

We have people of all ages in our church.  We have individuals from throughout the area who attend.  If you're looking for a church home with much to offer, please consider us.  If you're looking to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, pick up a Bible, start reading the Gospel of John, and join us on Sundays or Wednesdays to get connected with believers who place their hope in Christ.

I am thankful to serve Jesus Christ at Aberdeen Baptist Church.  I pray you will consider the same opportunity through the new life found in Him!

Blessings,

Greg Duke

Pastor

greg@aberdeenpueblo.org