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August 20, 2020

Dear Friends,

This morning as I write this letter, I am sitting on the back porch. The weather is hot with
hardly a breeze. There are sounds from a lawn mower across the canal behind our home. The
crickets and katydids are chirping, and now and then there are sounds from various birds. What
am I doing? I am thinking of the world in which we live. I am thinking of myself, of you, and of
all the things we deal with every day. There seems to be a never-ending stream of things to
think about and to deal with. Will life ever be 'normal' again? The answer is yes. God is still in
His heaven. He is still on His throne, and He is still in charge. Yes, He is still working “all things
together for good to those who love and are the called according to His purpose.” We are all
imperfect, but we are special, and we are loved by the greatest lover of all time. My prayer is
that we will love, because we are loved. (See John 3:16 and Romans 5:8.)

One other thing. I want all of us to be a blessing to our creator, sustainer, redeemer, Lord, God,
coming King, and to all others of every nation, creed, and color. We cannot do this without His
indwelling and control of our lives. With Christ, and with Him in control of our lives, ALL

Let us all pray with the hymn writer:

Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing.
Out of my life may Jesus shine.
Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone today.

Finally, the church needs all of us. Can she count on us? This can be the church’s finest - or
worst - hour. Let’s make it her finest for our dear Savior’s sake. He is worthy!

Love you guys and gals!

Your Pastor and Friend,

Al Evans