Archive for March, 2020

“We Win” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 03/29/20

Posted in Annoucement, Sermons, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 29, 2020 by jacobschurch
  • “We Win” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 03/29/20
  • Yesterday I heard President Trump say, “We are in a war, a very different kind of war.” This is a war we will win. We are left on earth, behind the enemy line until he comes.
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
  •  We are not home yet, but we are not forgotten. Christ is in us. We are in a battle.
  • We will see this virus pass. Let’s all stand firm and share hope and strength.
  •  I do not allow myself to believe this sickness came from God as projected by some. That would confuse the image in my heart of what God is really like. Caring and loving.  The devil came to kill, steal, and destroy. There is the enemy. Christ came offering abundant life and love.
  •  James 1:13 (KJV)  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
  • God turns every tragedy into purpose for believers.   
  • Romans 8:28 (KJV)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
  • We Win ! Stay Safe Pastor Richard

Church Closing due to CoronaVirus

Posted in Annoucement, Events, Weekly Bell Ringer on March 23, 2020 by jacobschurch

Jacob’s Church Closing Two Weeks Wed. March 18 Due to Social Distancing Program Request.

Hi Everyone, It has been a difficult decision but under the circumstance we feel we must close the church for the next two weeks. We will revisit this decision at the end of the month after the requested social distancing requested by the leaders of our national medical leaders and the White House is over. I’ve received counsel with mixed opinions from our leadership but feel we have a consensus among our board. We now feel that we like much of the rest of the church world must give this plan a chance. In South Korea this plan seems to have saved lives and they are on the way out of their pandemic. As your pastor I feel we must protect our congregation. I take responsibility for asking the consistory to close and be a part of the national effort to bring this disease under control. Please, let’s make our homes and places of quarantine our prayer closet. God will see us through, and we will one day be looking back victoriously having overcome this pandemic. Stay safe. Feel free to let us know if we can help you in anyway. We love you all. Pastor Richard

A Message from Pastor regarding Virus precautions. March 13, 2020

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2020 by jacobschurch

A message from Pastor Richard March 13, 2020 “Let’s take every precaution to be safe.”

As of now we plan to have church on Sunday March 15, 2020.  Social protocol is important as we keep our people safe until this Corona Virus conflict is over. We want to adhere to safe measures to protect our church especially being one with many seniors.  Until things are safer let’s continue the elbow bumps replacing the handshakes and drop the hugs for now. For those who feel that you shouldn’t come to church we will be posting the sermons on Face Book @ Jacob’s Church – Fairfield, PA , and on our web site @ Please use safe discretion. If you are sick and coughing, or if you feel you have been exposed to the virus in no way should you put others at risk by coming. This will pass and we all want to use caution not to harm others. Brighter days are ahead.

This morning as I entered the church I smelled the fresh clean smell of Clorox and found that our cleaning crew had wiped down every surface to insure that we have taken every precaution to keep everyone safe. I want to thank Ronnie and Sandy McClain for their diligence in keeping everything clean and safe.  Love You All, Please be safe. Pastor