April 18, 2020

Hello everyone!

Well Trish and I have been in town for about two months now. I can say for sure that it is not how I planned it to go! This COVID-19 thing surely has things in an uproar. We can’t do church the way I have done it for almost 50 years. But, that’s okay, we’ll have a chance to regroup and fine tune some things on the other end of this. I am excited about that!

My main goal for us is to reach Edmonton with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ! After all the Scriptures tell us that Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost (Matt 1:21; Matt 18:11). So, if, we as a church want to do His will, we will do the same. As many of you know I have a lot of experience at leading churches to grow.

I have sure enjoyed the weather since our arrival, I even had my first fall in a long time. Getting out of the pickup at the church building I put my foot down, thinking that it was water (liquid), it was water, but not liquid. So my feet went and so did I, hit the pavement pretty hard. First thing I did was say “Lord please don’t have me have broken a hip.” I didn’t, at least it still works okay, just very sore. I spilled my extra large Timmies all over, mostly on me. So, I went home and had Trish bandage me up, had to cut away some skin from my forearm that I scrapped loose, so she could patch me up. Then back to my office for the morning. So, moral of the story, don’t assume that just because it looks liquid that it is, especially when the temp is under freezing.

Now back to ministry things. The livestream is going very well considering that we were kind of thrown into it. Thank you to all who are making it work! If you are not aware of it, we livestream as close to 10:30 Sunday mornings as we can. If you miss look us up on YouTube, you can go to the church website and click on the link that will take you to the YouTube site.

Also, to our youth and children, I cannot even imagine what it’s like to be off of school for so long with nowhere to go. YIKES!! I just want to let you know that I am praying for you guys! If I can do anything to help you out or you have any questions email me with them, pastorjohnimorris@gmail.com. I will answer you as soon as I can. Keep me in  your prayers if you would. Pray for me to have the wisdom from God to lead the church as God would have it and for my hip to stop hurting. You guys are the future of the church! Stay faithful to Jesus as much as you can!

Well, this is kind of a long blog, I’ll do better as we move along. I will attempt to do a weekly one to keep you all updated as much as possible.

 

Blessings!

Pastor 

 P.S. That goes for the adults also, you can email me or call me if you have a question that I can answer.



Welcome to Castledowns Baptist Church

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:
 

– Starting May 24th there will be 2 services (30 people allowed per service)

– Start times will be 9:30am & 10:30am (with 9:25 & 10:25 arrival times. Please be on time.) The door will be held open for you to limit your contact of surfaces.

– Make your reservation for the Sunday morning service time of your choice at Eventbrite. You can find a link on the church Facebook page.  If you would like to receive the invite each week, or if you have any questions regarding reserving your spot(s), please email the church office at castledownschurch@gmail.com.

– We would ask that you only attend if you are healthy, showing no symptoms of illness (coughing, fever, etc.), not immunocompromised, and/or not uncomfortable being in a public building such as the church.

– The service will still be live streamed at approximately 10:45am, for those who can’t attend in person.

– Families from the same household can sit together, but please do your best to distance yourself from others.

– There will be a time for giving tithes and offerings during the service. Baskets will be placed in front of the stage, instead of passing them around. Also, the debit machine will be made available to any who need it for offering.

– After the 9:30am service ends, please exit as quickly as possible unless your presence is needed, which will allow for surfaces to be disinfected between the first and second service, and will allow the 10:30am attenders to enter on time.

We thank you for your faithfulness during this very strange and difficult time. We pray for your health, your home-life, and your work-life as we travel this road as a church, and we put our trust in the Almighty for the weeks, months, and years ahead

 
We hope this site will provide you the information you are looking for about our church. We are a contemporary bible based church located in the north Edmonton community of Castledowns. There are a lot of great things going on in our church community, so take some time to look around the site, read and explore. But you won’t get to know us until you come for a visit and meet us face to face.
 
We are a welcoming, friendly place to be, where the coffee is on, and there is always someone to talk to. We are pretty casual, so no need to pretend to be someone you’re not, we just want to get to know you. If you have any questions, or you can’t find something on this site, just send an email or give us a call, or better yet, come check us out on a Sunday morning.
 
We look forward to meeting you!