Angs’ update

June 26, 2020

WBChurch and friends,

I just received confirmation that Ernie and Ruth Ang made it back home safely in the wee hours of this morning, is sleeping off the trip, and will self-quarantine for the next 2 weeks just to be safe.

Thank you all for your prayers and Lord willing, we will see them in a couple of weeks.

Pastor

Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Security System installed and activated at church

June 26, 2020

WBChurch and friends,

Read this…

Security system activated at church and monitored.

Entry to church without code or notifying either Pastor will set off alarm and send police.

WBChurch
Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Tonight’s Mid-Week Connect

June 24, 2020

Hi all,

The Mid-Week connect and small group study is at the church at 6 PM.

Lord willing, it can also be seen at:

Our Facebook
or
Our YouTube
or
Our Website

If one is not working by 6:05, try one of the others.

WBChurch
Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Today’s In-person services and Live Streams

June 21, 2020

Do you struggle with anger?
What to know why?
What to know what to do about it?
Come join us in person for this even at WBChurch or follow along online HERE.
Bible Study 9:30-10:15
Main service 10:30-noon

Due to the way our Live Streams work, to minimize issues, we are doing one long Live Stream that will run from 9:30 Sunday School to the end of the main service.

There will be a 15 minute clock at the start of both Sunday School and the main service

You can access this Sunday Live stream at:

Our Website "Listen" Page
or
Our YouTube Page
or
Our Facebook Page

Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Tonight’s Mid-Week Connect

June 17, 2020

What difference does religion make?
Redeemed from what…for what?
Come join us for this live discussion at WBChurch around 6 PM or follow along online HERE
Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Today’s in person services and streams

June 14, 2020

WBChurch and friends,

We are open for in-person services today.

9:15 Sunday School fellowship, streamed at 9:30

10:30 Main Service streamed live

Here are the links if you are following at home.

Website
or
YouTube
or
Facebook

Looking forward to seeing all that are able and connecting with those who are at home.
Pastor DeLong
Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Protests and Riots

June 12, 2020

Likely, some if not many will not read all of this and jump to unintended conclusions. I am a nobody, who has been listening, reading, and watching quietly. I have no power, no authority, no position from which to exact change, but I now feel compelled to write. Please excuse my ignorance, overlook my feeble attempt at good grammar or flow of thought, and look for the sincerity of heart from which I now seek to write.


Hatred, brutality of any sort towards any person or group of people, and evil acts have no place in our communities. All lives matter, everyone’s voice matters, oppression of any kind matters. It is evident the existence of these things in our communities angers many, and it should. From reading so many posts and listening to all the contrasting views, there is no doubt that most people care deeply about people, all people. I admire the passion so many have for what is important and the fear that the Status Quo risks simply overlooking the wrong in our society, which would be evil itself. I am grateful for all who are sharing their hearts so openly.


People are right to speak against the evil of any society, when as a mass it judges or mistreats any group of people for the evil of the few. Each person should have the right to be judged on their own merit based on their own actions, no matter the color of their skin or walk of life. Each person matters whether rich or poor, affluent or pay-to-pay, young or old, woman or man, no matter what their heritage is, skin color, or how they dress. Every one of these groups mentioned have good people in them that care about many of the same things many have been expressing. Yet, due to the actions of some around them, are now judged and mistreated in ways they personally do not deserve. When we judge and mistreat, as a society and systemically, any group of people for the evil done by a few in their midst, it is wrong. There are no exceptions to this, no matter your skin or rank in society, wrong is wrong no matter who commits it.


The danger is in addressing these inequities in the same way as those who are doing the wrong, by judging a whole group of people based solely on the actions of a few. Certainly, systemic policies and actions that practice and promote such shameful things need to be called out for what they are and abolished. Any time any individual or group promotes themselves as judge and jury over any other individual and group, we risk an anarchy that actually promotes what we are striving to stop. Anyone acting as judge and jury should be stopped and face the consequence for their actions. If they aren’t, society risks replacing the oppression of one group for the oppression of another, in the name of justice, recompense, or retribution. Reparation for these inadequacies (evils) of the past are complicated and almost impossible to be fair with both the wronged and society as a whole. Often, when reparation is not an attainable solution, we settle for penal correction so at least that person or group who have done the wrong pays for their mistreatment of others and thereby deters others from doing the same. If we confront and stop one evil practice by using another evil practice (judging a whole group by the actions of some), we become as guilty as those we are trying to stop.


Anyone and everyone who takes the life of another in such a fashion as was done to George Floyd is evil, no matter who they are or what roll they play in society. Wrong is wrong, period and should be stopped. Evil should be silenced, while at the same time belonging, kindness and acceptance should be promoted. Evil does not stop itself. Right now there is an “experiment” going on in Seattle WA, where Mayor Jenny Durkan has allowed a faction to quarter off a section of blocks, calling this police-free section an autonomous zone. There are those who are calling those involved as patriots and peaceful demonstrators; heroes if you would. Yet pictures show businesses closed by order of the local government due to COVID-19 now quartered off with the group, graffiti everywhere, and people living in the streets. Even worse, the police chief is on video stating concern that their police department is not able to respond to many incoming 911 calls, naming a number of crimes among which was rape. This “autonomous zone” is allowing evil to reign in its midst while keep out the very people that are equipped to stop it. Evil does not stop itself.


There should be public outcry for the wrong that was done to George Floyd, but equal cry should ring out and action demanded against all such acts of evil. Evil uncontested brings anarchy and anarchy unfettered brings oppression to society as a whole. It is never right to do the wrong thing for the right reason, wrong is wrong. We all have the right and responsibility to publicly identify and confront evil equitably, or we ourselves become complicit in the evil. On the other hand, we have no business pronouncing guilt on you the reader or anyone else for things you or they have not done, just because some in your context of relationships might have done evil. Confront the wrong of the actual people that commit evil, change any system that promotes, allows, or ignores evil, and join hands with all people from all walks of life to do so.


Very few would or at least should question the reasons and intent of all of this. The concern is over the method.


How evil is confronted, as we saw in the George Floyd tragedy, is as important as stopping the evil itself. If one confronts the evil done to Mr. Floyd by doing the same thing to others, they would not be stopping evil, but instead would be promoting it. When that happens, things get out of hand, like now in Seattle. No one should judge all protesters by the actions of the rioters, that is wrong.


Just as important, all evil exhausts society to the point of oppression and subservience. We all ought to speak out against and fight evil. We ought not allow oppression of any kind to take hold, or we loose the very freedoms that cause the world to want to live in the United States of America in the first place, where freedom of speech is practiced and promoted. Everyone has a right to speak, but no one is required to listen, unless they want to.

Every person matters, all kinds of people matter, and all are brought together in this country in a culture of diversity that promotes the beautiful variety with which God has created us, if embraced instead of resisted.


It is right to say that simply talking about prejudice, racism, and inadequacy doesn’t stop it, only action does. We ought to confront and stop any and all who promote themselves as judge and jury and exact evil to others in any way. That goes for George Floyd, all colors of skin, and any color of the clothes or uniforms of our communities. What that officer did was absolutely wrong when he set himself up as judge and jury and any system that would allow for or promote such a thing must be stopped and changed. Any drive-by shooting or system that allows or promotes it must be stopped and changed. Any brutality of one against another must not be allowed or promoted and must be stopped. Any anarchy that takes over a space others own or have rights to must not be allowed or promoted and must be stopped.


Most all people would agree with all of this in theory and the ones that don’t are likely the ones that must be stopped.


The one question remains, what is the right way to stop them? No one should become the evil they are trying to stop in order to stop ones doing the evil.


Most can, at best, only confront the wrong with their voice. Most do not find themselves in the place of power to actually stop the evil. Most can only do what they can to promote and practice kindness and fairness in the community of people they find themselves with. Most are not in a position to actually stop the wrong, but if enough voices in unison speak up, sometimes being heard encourages those who do have the power, to actually choose to stop the evil. For anyone who is using their unified voice to cry out loudly against true evils being overlooked, they are exercising and promoting the privilege and power of the first Amendment as citizens of this country. That is something that many have fought and died to secure and protect for all citizens, no matter their color of skin or walk of life.

There is a great debt owed to those who have secured and protected these rights for all citizens. The is an equal debt that should be required for all those who seek to attack, de-fund, or marginalize those who are called to defend it. If voices cry out in unison for a “justice” that promotes wrong instead of confronting it (like done by many fascists and dictators of history that led to history’s atrocities, even slavery [“loud enough and long enough”]), let us all pray that all those in the position of power to stop it —will.


All that can be done by most is to cry out with loud and unified voice against evil and promote kindness and fairness in local communities. I am not convinced blaming Mr. Floyd, any collective race, the press, religion, the men in blue, soldiers, or politicians as a whole is in any way fair or right, nor in any way does it fix anything. Anyone who judges any individual based on the actions of a few, must be stopped. Let us all hope and pray they are stopped and let us do all we can to promote the kindness and fairness every individual deserves.

Mid-Week connect Open at church (by exec. order of Gov. Murphy)

June 10, 2020

WBChurch and friends,

The doors of the church are finally reopened. We do ask you follow CDC guidelines for distancing and masks. Also, if you are not feeling well or consider yourself at-risk due to health or age challenges, please stay home and follow us online.

The Mid-week starts a 6 PM at the church or can be watched online at:

WEBSITE
or
YOUTUBE
or
FACEBOOK

Again, if one of the links above is not working by 6:05, please try one of the others.

Tonight:

Are you feeling isolated?
Lacking purpose?
Weighed down with the burden of life?
Come join us in person for this discussion at WBChurch or follow along HERE around 6 PM

Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Update on Jim C.

June 10, 2020

WBChurch and friends,

Jim C. is back home from the hospital. All the tests for the scary "stuff" came back negative. Jim is doing better and recovering at home in the capable hands of his dear wife Cindy. Continue to pray for continued strength and healing.

Great praise,

Pastor

Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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Services to resume this Sunday

June 9, 2020

WBChurch and friends,

Gov. Murphy just announced that the shelter-in-place has been lifted.

They are now allowing a maximum of 50 for indoor services now. We can also manage another 25 in the Adult SS area and stream the service there if more than 50 come.

Starting this Sunday June 14th

9:15 Prayer and praise (No refreshments provided)
9:35 Sunday School in the main Worship Center (still no children’s ministries or nursery yet)
10:30 Main Service

The State still expects distancing and masks according to CDC guidelines. There is a hand sanitizer station near the Worship Center doors and complimentary masks for those who need one. This was originally planned for consideration June 15th, which would have been 1 more week, but today Murphy announced effective immediately.

If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

If you are uncomfortable due to age or health challenges, please stay home.

We will still broadcast both Sunday School and the main service.

No Zoom sessions now that services are back.

We so look forward to seeing all of you come through the doors this Sunday.

May the LORD grant us a wonderful Sunday celebrating His church this Sunday.

Pastor DeLong

Washington Baptist Church Lex DeLong / Lead Pastor
Eddie Newton / Assoc. Pastor
pastor / 856-472-0049 Washington Baptist Church
Office: 856-582-7518 / Fax: 856-677-3048
12 Vega Ct
Turnersville, NJ 08012
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