MOUNTAIN MINISTRIES LATEST UPDATE:
As of May 23,2020
Greetings All! We hope that this finds you well and in good health during this difficult time. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the mandated stay-at-home order being extended, Mountain Ministries has suspended the 7:00 PM Wednesday night services at Prayer Mountain Retreat center on 114 Fisher Drive in Darlington, Pennsylvania.
As we continue to be in the midst of this time of feat, anxiety, and frustration, we need to continue to focus on God! Psalm 46 tells us the key to this focus: “God is our refuge, our strength, a very present time in trouble.
We need to stand firm on the many promises of God. God tells us he will never forsake us or leave us. God is with us through every storm. At the center of our faith is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. His name is Immanuel, which means “God With Us!”
God willing, we will hold our launch night on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Be sure to mark your calendars! All are invited to attend! We look forward to seeing you on June 17 on the Mountain!
TUNE IN FOR GOOD NEWS ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS:
While we are unfortunately unable to hold our services on Prayer Mountain during this time, Mountain Ministries is presenting the radio show “Good News From the Mountain” hosted by Pastor Rod Smith that can be heard every Wednesday evening at 7:00PM on Beaver County Radio:
Also, live streaming around the world on http://beavercountyradio.com
Wednesday, May 27, 2020: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2020: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2020: 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES RESUME AT PRAYER MOUNTAIN
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM: Launch Night Kick off for the Summer Months. We will also be celebrating Father’s Day on the Mountain!
Please come and celebrate with us our return to the Mountain! Please wear a mask if you have one. We will also have masks available for anyone in need one one. We ask that everyone please follow the social distancing guidelines during our time together on the Mountain! We will be holding our service under the large steel pavilion next to the pavilion to ensure safety for all.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 beginning at 7:00 PM: Pastor Rod Smith will be sharing the message “Outrageous Grace!” Please come and receive the Grace of God in Jesus Christ on the Mountain!
Mountain-Ministries and Pastor Rod Smith Holy Week Video Message
Rodney E. Smith
THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR ROD SMITH
As the last couple of weeks unfolded, we have seen the results of the Covid-19 Virus taking the world by storm. The amount of press coverage has generated a variety of fear, anxiety, and frustration and confusion—just to name a few. This is the time we need to remember the many promises of God and who God is.
First thing to remember is that God is in control. Knowing this world (even in its broken condition) is under the caring power of God, helps us keep things in perspective during times of crisis. Psalm 46-“God is our refuge and strength a very present help in times of trouble.” As basic as it may sound, it is important to remember that God is in charge. Your life and the life of those you love, along with the events in this world, are under the compassionate direction of an all-powerful in-control God.
When I was a child, I loved the song “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” I remember singing this at Sunday School and in worship. It is a song that reassures us that everything is under God’s merciful rule and dominion. Paul wrote in Romans 8:28 “God works all things out for our good and His glory. ALL THINGS! So, we need to take this virus seriously and responsibly and employ precautionary measures, however we need to be in a posture of faith! Faith trust God even when it cannot trace HIM.
Second, we need to remember God’s gracious promise that God will never leave us or forsake us. God will be with us through every trouble in this world . God promises us that while we go through calamity, God will be with us in the calamity.
At the center of our faith is Jesus-Immanuel which means God with us! The one who entered our falleness and fear promised us that He would never leave us or forsake us.
God is not a distant sovereign. God does not rule from afar.
Let God hang on to you and us during this time! God is in control and God is infinitely good and caring. Pray for one another, love on one another, be servants of Jesus Christ and let us be the light and hope that shines in the time of darkness and virus!
BLESSINGS IN THE ONE WHO HANGS ON TO US AND NEVER LETS GO!
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Prayer Mountain Ministries and Retreat Center
114 Fisher Drive.
Darlington, Pa. 16115
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