Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving
A safe and Socially Distanced Mask Wearing Thanksgiving
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalms 107:1 NKJV
A Thanksgiving Letter from Pastor Freeman
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalms 136:1
Greetings My Brothers and Sisters,
We have so much to be thankful for! Yes, there is so much bad news arriving daily from around the world and right here in our city, but even in the midst of all this bad, we can give thanks to the Lord, for HE is GOOD and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. Let us pray for our city, pray for the righteous administration of justice, pray for peace in the streets, pray for those who serve and protect both home and abroad; but in our prayers, let us not neglect to give thanks to the God from whom all blessings flow.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7-6
We have so much to be thankful for! So please join us in this season of Thanksgiving whether it be in person or by virtual today as we give thanks to being able to fellowship by whatever means God has provided “ Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations (3:22-23) NIV
My Brothers and Sisters this Thanksgivings as we gather with our family and friends in the fellowship of believers knowing that God is able to take care of all of us in this season of everything that is taking place in the world today, let's give thanks as we gather by whatever means and at whatever tables with whatever family and whatever friends to remind us how good God has been this season. Let us prepare in our hearts for the coming of our Advent Season and new beginnings, knowing that God is able to take care of all situations even in times such as this. So, give thanks to our Lord!
The world may be scary at this time, but God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. He said, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, and do not be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1: 9)
This Thanksgiving I am thankful to God for each of you. It is a joy and a privilege to be a servant in Christ with you and serve alongside you in the cause of Kingdom building. May we serve Christ together and may the joy of serving the Lord overflow in our hearts to others this thanksgiving season.
Because He Lives,
Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Freeman, Pastor
St. Phillip AME Church
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St. Phillip AME Church is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus. We are ensuring the safety and health of our members. We will be complying with the guidelines set by Gov. Roy Cooper and will not be having service at the sanctuary. Pastor Freeman will have a video sermon that can be found on the website.
Please read the information below from New Hanover County Government.
NCDHHS has expanded testing criteria for COVID-19. Only those who meet the following criteria should ask their doctor or local health department about being testing for COVID-19:
Have fever or lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the past 14 days
Have fever and lower respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) and a negative rapid flu test
Individuals who meet this criteria should immediately contact their doctor or Public Health department at 910-798-3500. At that time, a clinician or a public health official will decide if a COVID-19 test is appropriate.
Before you go to a doctor’s office, walk-in clinic or Public Health, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms so appropriate steps can be taken to avoid exposing others.