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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 43 Number 2               February 2010


Pastor's Pen - Carol's Notes - Youth - Numbers - Upcoming Events - Pantry

The Pastor’s Pen!!!

    Everybody knows John 3:16 - for God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Paul prayed that we would know the width & length & depth & height of God’s Love. Oh, the Depths of God’s Love. It is deeper than the oceans, higher than the heavens & passes All knowledge. You cannot know depths of God’s Love, until you experience His Love for yourself.

    When God Loves, He Loved the Entire World. God Loves all people, all Classes & Conditions of men. We were wicked, worthless, hopeless, & helpless, dying in sin, not worth Saving & couldn’t save ourselves, yet God’s Son Died to Save us! Jesus Died on the Cross Once for All, once for all time, once for all people, so All could be Saved. God is not willing that Anyone should perish.

    The Purpose of God’s Love was to Save all who Believe. Jesus suffered for our Sins, He was willing to Die in our Place & paid the Price for our Sin, in order to offer everyone a chance to be His Children, to Live with Him in Heaven. His Love paid the full price, the full Atonement of Sin, offering forgiveness for any & all Sin to those who repent of their sins.

    God’s Love has the Power to Forgive any Sin & Save any Sinner. God can forgive Any sin, cleanse Any stain, handle Any situation, break the hardest Heart, or change any Life. And those who receive Him as Savior are given the right to become children of God, & heirs & joint-heirs with Christ in Heaven.

    It’s all because of His Love & His Amazing Grace. But God who is rich in mercy, because of His great Love which He Loved us, offered us Grace, Forgiveness of Sin & Salvation. While we were still sinners, Christ Loved us enough to die for us.


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Carol's Notes

    Are you a list maker? I keep a magnetic notepad on my refrigerator to write down items I need from the grocery store on my next trip. Now that I’m retired from my job at Smyth, I have a list of long overdue projects at home and, of course, have a “honey-do” list! Our grandchildren supply us with a wish list every year near Christmas. Recently I read a list written by the minister of music at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. His article is titled “Ten Things I Want Most From My Choir”. Though written for his choir, so many of these “ten things” could apply to other areas of our church, our Sunday School classes, committee members, WINGS, men’s ministries, just to name a few. Let me share his list with you and see if you aren’t as challenged by it as I was.

  1.     I want my choir members to love being in the choir

  2.     I want my choir members to love and serve one another

  3.     I want my choir members to pray for me (a big AMEN to this one)

  4.     I want my choir members to expect my best at all times

  5.     I want my choir members to view their involvement in the choir as a calling and a privilege

  6.     I want my choir members to put more into the choir than they could ever imagine receiving from it

  7.     I want my choir members to love and pray for the people they lead in worship each week

  8.     I want my choir members to love and support our pastor

  9.     I want my choir members to serve the church in at least one other area of ministry

  10.     I want my choir members to develop an appreciation for all kinds of music

    There is a lot of power in this list. If we view what we do as a calling, love and pray for one another and stay involved in ministering, what a powerful force we could be in our community.

    Look forward to sharing “the list” in more detail with the choir but until then,

Keep Singing!

Carol (Judges 5:3)

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    So January is over and it certainly has been a trip. I want to thank all of you for your prayers this past month. If it was not for your support and especially God’s help, I would not have been able to make it through this first month working as the interim youth pastor.

    Even though the past month went by like a blur, I feel really good about what has been accomplished in our student ministry. On our Sunday night meeting time, the students and leaders have been going through what we are doing well and where we are failing. We are doing this in hopes of identifying what our true purpose is based on and how we spend our time and resources. It is my hope that as we discover what our purpose has become that we can then look at what we want our purpose to be and readjust ourselves to be heading in that direction.

    During the month of February, Collide is heading to Roanoke for Winter Jam 2010 which is a concert featuring bands like Third Day, Newsboys, Newsong, Tenth Avenue North, & Fireflight. Tony Nolan, a youth evangelist, will present the gospel. From personal experience I can say that I am very excited about our students and their guests being able to hear the gospel message from Tony. This event is not as much geared toward the opportunity for our students to hear good music (which they will), as it is for them to invite their friends to a more comfortable environment where they will be able to hear the gospel. If you have students in the youth group, please encourage them to invite their friends who are not yet followers of Christ. This event is on Thursday, February 18th. We will be leaving at 5:00 pm and returning around 11:30 pm.

    Please pray that Winter Jam 2010 accomplishes its purpose to reach people for Christ. Also pray that our student ministry can develop a definite purpose and then start living it. Thanks for all of your support.

Ethan Hester

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January's Numbers

Sunday School - 52 + 32 (Nursing Home)

Jan Receipts $14,954.72 - Disbursements $12,742.51

Building Fund $14,759.18 - Scholarship Fund $15,245.65

YTD Receipts - $76,517.14 - YTD Expenditures - $74,283.21

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Upcoming Events

Men’s Day

Sunday, February 7th

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Women’s Day

Sunday, February 28th

Men & Women, come and be a part of these special services

Everyone, Come & Receive a Blessing!

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Don’t Forget the 2010 Winter Jam in Roanoke on Thursday, February 18th

Hear some awesome music and a great youth evangelist.


We will leave the Church at 5:00 pm & return around 11:30 pm.



Thank You, Trinity Baptist Church!

Because of your generosity, we have been able to help several families in our community who needed food and other items.


JANUARY - Canned Green Beans, Sweet Peas, Corn, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Canned White Potatoes, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Dried Beans (any kind)

FEBRUARY - Canned Peaches, Fruit Cocktail, Pears, Applesauce, Chicken Noodle, Beef Vegetable & Tomato Soup

MARCH - Tuna, Beef Stock, Chicken, Salmon (All meats MUST be canned)

APRIL - Grape Jelly/Jam, Peanut Butter (smooth)

MAY - Comet/Ajax, Pine-Sol, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent, Paper Towels

JUNE - Baby Food (please check date), Baby Shampoo, Baby Soap, Baby Lotion, Baby Powder

JULY - Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Bar Soap, Solid Deodorant

AUGUST - Canned Spaghetti O’s, Dried Pasta (elbow, spaghetti & rice), Oatmeal (plain), Cereal (breakfast)

SEPTEMBER - Pickles, Catsup, Mustard, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup

OCTOBER - GETTING READY FOR THANKSGIVING! Turkeys, Stuffing Mix, Canned gravy, Canned Sweet Potatoes

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER - To be Announced

~~~"Don't Forget"~~~

Post list on your refrigerator as a reminder of what is needed for each month

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