Church of God, New World Ministries

Monthly Letter - February-March 2011

28 February 2011
 
Greetings Everyone,
 
We are rapidly approaching the Spring Holy Day Season. Passover this year falls on April 18th. That means Passover will be observed on Sunday evening (17th) after sundown. The Night to Be Much Observed (Ex. 12:42) will be held on Monday evening, April 18th after sunset. The First Day of Unleavened Bread is April 19th and the Last Day of Unleavened Bread is April 25th (Lev. 23:1-8).
 
Only baptized members of the Church of God should partake of the bread and wine (Ex. 12:43-45). Non-baptized members may participate in the footwashing ceremony. The First and Last Days of Unleavened Bread are Sabbaths and should be observed just as the weekly Sabbath — in a Holy Convocation (Lev. 23:4). God commands offerings be taken on the two Holy Days. Enclosed are two envelopes for your convenience (Deut. 14:16-17).
 
For those of you who utilize our DVD’s for Passover and Holy Day Services, we will once again provide them. We understand that not all those who receive our DVD’s observe the Sabbath and Holy Days, therefore we do NOT plan to send the Holy Day DVD’s out to everyone on our DVD mailing list. If you need a DVD with the Passover Service and messages for the First and Last Day of Unleavened Bread, please return the enclosed card immediately. We will send you a DVD for these services. Once you receive the DVD’s, please review them to make sure they are not broken and that all three messages are delivered in their entirety. Again, you MUST return the card to receive these DVD’s!
 
For those of you who may be observing the Holy Days for the first time, you should have all leavened products removed from your property by the start of the First Holy Day. You should eat unleavened bread, not leavened bread, for the seven day period (Ex. 12:15-20). If you have any questions about the Passover Service or Days of Unleavened Bread please call (865) 774-8485 and use the materials on our web site to study and understand these important days.
 
For the past few years, we have conducted a Pentecost Service in Lexington, Ky. Once again, this year, we will be conducting Sabbath Services and Pentecost Services in Lexington, Ky. We will be meeting in the Bourbon Room at the Embassy Suites. Embassy Suites is located at 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Ky. 40511. The phone number is (859) 455-5000. There are several other motels in the immediate area, please check our website, cognwm.org for details. Sabbath Services will begin at 10:00 AM on June 11th. Likewise, Services will begin on Pentecost, June 12th at 10:00 AM.
 
In my last letter I requested everyone that has an email address to please return the enclosed card with their email address so we can send the Mini-Correspondence Course, Traditional Christian Doctrine Lessons and the Bi-Monthly letter via email. If you have not yet returned the card, and have an email address, please do so.
 
Also, we realize that many of you request literature, DVD’s and CD’s from us because you see something that piques your interest but upon receipt of the materials you find that you are not interested. If this is your case, would you please let us know so we can remove your name from our mailing list. Expenses are growing each month and income is not proportional to the requests. However, if the materials are helping you with your spiritual growth and development, by all means continue receiving them. It is not our intent to remove anyone who wants the materials and is using them for Bible Study.
 
As we move forward in doing the work we have been called to do, we are making some changes to the way the web site and the materials we send out work. The 4 or 5 digit number on your mailing label (i.e. 1234 - …) is your mailing list id in our system and is going to become more important. This number will soon let you do things like change your address, review all the materials you have ordered, see what we are scheduled to ship or have shipped to you, make it possible to receive your materials faster by having them delivered via e-mail, help you find additional materials that explain things found in the ones you have ordered and make it easier for you to order additional items online.  While we already reach an average of 55 countries per month, these changes will give us the ability to reach even more people and have regular correspondence with called out individuals around the world. Look for these changes in the web site in the next few months.
 
As Paul wrote to the Church in Thessalonica, I do not have to remind you of the trying times we are living. The events transpiring right now in the Middle East, with our economy, with the many changes transpiring from this present administration in Washington which are actually changing the foundational principles on which this country was founded, are both exciting and frightful. We have heard of these conditions prophesied to happen, now we are living them.
 
Never before has this world needed the gospel of Jesus Christ as it does now! Though we may be small, we are striving diligently to do our part. We realize our responsibility to warn the people of the crisis just ahead. We appreciate your prayers and financial support in this most serious undertaking.
 
Sincerely,
George Trent
 
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