August Greetings!

August Greetings!

We are living in interesting times indeed. BUT God says…

Call unto me,

and I will answer thee,

and shew thee great and mighty things,

which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3

Interesting times sometimes provide some interesting opportunities.

A few weeks ago, during our morning worship, we took some special time to name and pray specifically for some police officers we know. Afterwards, I reached out to an officer I know personally. He was grateful and asked us to pray not only for him, but also for his wife and children. Then at our recent deacon meeting, one of our men suggested doing something more for several police at a few of our local stations. At the end of this letter I will paste a letter that we plan to send to these stations.

At the same meeting, the same man gave a devotional including Hosea 4:1, Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. After that, another of our men suggested we try to get the knowledge of God into some more homes in our area. As a result, we gave one year gift subscriptions to 11 families in our area for answers.tv. Here is a little promotion (and no, we don’t get any kickback 😊): Would you like to have access to unlimited streams of godly, Bible-based programs—already including over 1,000 documentaries, movies, music, and more? Anyone who searches for a video on secular streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+ constantly faces blatant promotion of violence, adultery, fornication, and social agendas like abortion and LGBTQ. Answers In Genesis launched Answers.tv on May 1 so that Christians everywhere will be able to hear and experience absolute Bible truth. The cost is just over $3 a month but for a 7-day free trial go to: https://www.answers.tv

Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm we are hosting a concert by the quartet: “Forever Be Sure”. For a sampling of what a typical concert sounds / looks like, you’ll find this link to be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/user/ForeverBeSure I enjoy many of this quartet’s songs. “Lord, Let My Heart Be Quiet” is surely a good prayer to sing in these days. God says, Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth; Psalm 46:10.

Sunday, August 30 – Wednesday, September 2 we are having REVIVAL Meetings with Evangelist Mike Pelletier: https://www.mikepelletierministries.org/ “Our team is co-laboring with the churches that we are in, across America and across the world, seeking God for revival and reaching the lost for Christ. We desire for God to heal our land.”

August 5—One of our missionary families—Joe & Kerri Stinson are headed back to their mission field of Canada after their medical furlough.

One of our faithful members turns 90 on August 6—a very Happy Birthday to Max Peacock!

Another of our faithful members, Rick Young had brain surgery a few weeks ago and is battling cancer. Please pray fervently for Rick, Nadine, and Jodi.

Thank you for praying for us and we are praying for you too.

In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Tom & Wanda MacAvoy

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Dear Officers,
With recent events in our country, we at Steam Valley Bible Church (SVBC) wanted to take time to let you know that we support you and give you all a very sincere and heartfelt Thank-You! We support you because you are trying to hold people to the laws of the land which is what God in His Word states you are to do (Romans 13; 1 Timothy 2). We are a church. We are for God and His Word. And we are for you because you are trying to do what God says.
We know that day after day you serve our community, seeking to make it a place where people can live safe, peaceful, healthy lives. This year especially, some of you have been on the scene in some difficult moments. You surely don’t always get the thanks you deserve.
On behalf of the entire SVBC family, allow me to take a moment and just say thank you. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your attitude. Thank you for all the hours you give. We realize that sometimes the job doesn’t stop when you go home, and so we also say thank you to your families for their sacrifice.
We are very thankful for your part in keeping our community safe. We have been praying for you and will continue to do so. If you have specific prayer requests or other things that we might be able to help you with, please feel free to reach out to us. It would be our privilege to try to help you in any way we can.
We hope you will enjoy the Dunkin Donuts gift card: it’s just a small token of our gratefulness.
Sincerely and Gratefully Yours, on behalf of all the folks at SVBC