Special Message

Merced County is no longer in the RED tier established by the state! We are back in the PURPLE tier, but we are still Praising the Lord!

Due to the rise in the percentages of positive COVID-19 cases in Merced County, the State Department of Health has placed us back in the most restrictive level on their scale.

We have decided to cancel our Sunday and Wednesday in-person services for at least three weeks. We can still have our services outside, but because of the weather (cold and possibly wet) we will not be meeting on the lawn.

I know that this action again disrupts our normal activities, but we should all desire to be cautious when it comes to the health of our friends and families. We do miss having fellowship with one another, but we need to remember that even though this has been going on for several months it is not permanent.

We are not making this change out of fear. The Bible says, “fear hath torment.” God is love and is still in control. “perfect love casteth out fear.”

Yes, this virus may eventually infect each of us, but again, it might not if we take precautions. If no precautions are taken it may be easier for the virus to spread.

So, until Merced county is back down into the RED tier, we will be meeting ONLY online. I will keep texting the URL out when I get the messages uploaded.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”   (Philippians 4:6,7)

This also affects our Tuesday night praise service. We will not be meeting in person. I was not able to set up a virtual Praise service. I have a “Praises” form here on the website so you can list your praises and submit them online and I will receive them. I will share them with everyone during the service I will put online for Tuesday evening. Please submit your praises by Monday evening so they can be shared online on Tuesday.

Praise Form

Please do not hesitate to call me if you need me. I am always available.

-Pastor Butler