Message from Pastor Walter

September 9, 2020

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. Psalm 65:5

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Praise the Lord! I am grateful to share that the Anastasia Church family has contributed the entire $125K estimated to be the overall out-of-pocket medical and follow-up care expenses for Teresa Toler. Over the last 6 weeks this congregation has been faithfully contributing toward a fund to help Teresa Toler receive the life-saving double-lung transplant and follow-up care that she needs. Wynne and Teresa Toler have been so faithful in serving at Anastasia Church for many years. Now you have shown your love to them in an incredible act of mercy and generosity and with an incredible witness to a watching world. Thank you for serving the Lord by helping them in this time of need.

Continue Praying for Those in the Aftermath of Hurricane Laura.
Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Teams are not yet being asked to deploy. They are watching closely and making preparations to help those dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Please continue to pray for strength, for hope, for perseverance, for help, and for God’s provision. Pray for the “boots on the ground” that will be providing disaster relief assistance from the body of Christ.

For those wanting to help financially in a way that also shares the life-changing truth of Jesus Christ, we feel that it is best to give directly to the point of need through the Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief effort. Follow this link for more info or to donate to the Louisiana Baptist Hurricane Laura relief effort.  

Fall Ministries Update
Many different ministries are beginning or are already in full-swing.

  • Youth ministries at both Anastasia Baptist Church on the Island and Anastasia 16 Church are now meeting on-campus on Wednesdays.
  • The Well College-Age Ministry is meeting now on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Island.
  • Women’s Bible studies at the Island have begun. Zoom and in-person options are available. Check womenofanastasia.com for details.

Various other ministries and classes at the different campuses will also be resuming soon so watch for details in the respective campus bulletins.

In-Person Kids Ministry at the Island Set to Resume.
Anastasia Kids Ministry at Anastasia Baptist Church on the Island will begin in-person ministry on Sunday mornings with a soft-launch for 1st graders only on September 20. This will be followed by a full launch from age 3 to 5th grade on September 27. Space will be limited due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Pre-register at anastasiakids.com. Announcements will be coming soon regarding the other campuses as they restart on-campus children’s ministry on Sunday mornings.

Worship Online Is Still a Great Option.  
We are still continuing to do our best to ensure that our online live-stream services are the highest quality. While the virus is still active in the community, joining us live online is a great option. See the times and online links below.

Services That Are Live-Streamed Are Also Open to the Public.
Being able to worship in person is also a good option. Worshippers are welcome to attend any of the weekend worship services that are being live-streamed at any location. We are ensuring that seating leaves appropriate space for adequate social distancing.Those of you that join us in person for worship, please worship with others in mind. We want everyone to wear a face mask when entering and leaving the buildings for worship and to be attentive to social distancing recommendations. Thank you for every step you take.

Please Continue to Pray with Me Daily At 7:13.
Wherever you are at 7:13 AM or PM, pray for our nation and the world.
“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:13-14

May God bless you richly!
Your Servant in Christ,
Pastor Walter

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This Past Week’s Digital Bulletins for Your Anastasia Location

Assistance Due to COVID-19?
Those needing assistance due to the COVID-19 situation should send an email to RxHope@anastasiachurch.org.

Temporary Church Phone: 904-466-6341

Contact Us by Email:  abc@anastasiachurch.org.

What to Expect at Church This Weekend.

  • What about masks? We want everyone to wear a mask as they enter and leave the buildings for worship services and whenever are they are within 6 feet of other people.
  • Currently we are refraining from handshaking, hugging, and passing out bulletins.
  • Strategically located offering boxes have replaced the offering plates.
  • Preschool, children, youth and life group ministries are not meeting onsite on Sunday mornings yet. Families will be seated together and will worship together.

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Thank You for Your Continued Faithfulness in Supporting the Church Financially.
You can make either a one-time contribution, or a recurring contribution, by following the GIVE tab on the church website. You may also mail your contributions to Anastasia Baptist Church, 1650 A1A South, Saint Augustine, FL 32080.