Dear Gethsemane Family:

Carol and I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We deeply miss our weekly fellowship. 

Many of you have watched as I have, the news of the spread and death total of this Covid-19 virus.   This virus is not only deadly but life-changing!    Even so, we are firm believers that the church must embrace situations like this with a firm faith in the God who knows all, and sees all and can handle any problem, including the COVID-19 virus.  

We must be fervent in our prayer focus and claim the Scriptures.  This is a perfect time to grab hold of Psalms 46:1-2, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore, will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”   What a word for such a time as this!

I am asking Gethsemane to unit in prayer ministry by phone and let us intercede one for another.

We have established Conference Call Prayer Meeting by districts and an Elder has been assigned to oversee the district ministry.   Until further notice, Prayer Meeting will be held every Wednesday night.   Please find below the name of the District Elder, the Prayer Meeting time for that district, the conference call number and Access Code should one be required.   If you do not know who the elder is for your area, you may join any group for prayer meeting.  It is most important that we stay connected and pray for this deadly virus, our reeling economy, front-line health care providers, our families, neighbors, empty store shelves, the approaching recession, our church at all levels, and you name it, sisters and brothers, we need to pray about it.

Simply find your Elder below and at the appointed time dial in and participate in group prayer.

District Elder Prayer Meeting Time Conference Call Number Access Code PIN
Elder Jonathan Baker Prayer Meeting @ 7:30PM 712-770-5505 780180#
Elder Linda Buie Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 605-472-5406 152579#
Elder Jean Lordeus Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 712-770-5191 715265#
Elder Nehemiah Mabry Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 919-296-3040 No PIN Needed
Elder Claudette & William McKenzie Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 844-844-1322 480537#
Elder Isaac Ochako Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 605-472-5430 252525#
Elder James Pearson Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 425-436-6391 330981#
Elder Ann and Willie Smith Prayer Meeting @ 7:30PM 425-436-6347 880552#
Elder Reginald Taylor Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 712-770-5505 844016#
Elder Claude Alexander Prayer Meeting @ 7:30PM 605-313-5846 596727#
Elder Michael Moody and Billy Morris Prayer Meeting @ 7:00PM 646-769-9900 295314#

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Please call the number before 7:00 PM just in case there is a connection problem thereby allowing time to resolve any phone challenges before your established start time.

On another note, please be reminded that on Sabbath there will be a Sabbath School service from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM.   This Sabbath School service will be live- streamed from the church.   Please gather the family and join us as we study together.

Don’t forget you may return your tithe and offering via Adventist-giving or mail by using the Church Post Office Box number: 46165 Raleigh 27620.

God bless each of you and your families.   Remember this too shall pass!


Pastor Larry and Sis. Carol Johnson