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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 47 Number 2               February 2014

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


From the Pastor’s Desk!

     Happy Valentine’s Day! February is the month of "Love," the month we set aside to say "I Love you." God is Love, therefore God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Paul prays in Ephesians 3 that we would Know the Depths of God’s Love, deeper than the oceans, higher than the heavens & passes all knowledge. Let me share 5 Aspects of the Depths of God’s Love.
     Notice the Persons of His Love, it reaches the Entire World. God Loved us when we were Wayward, Wicked & Worthless, Hopeless & Helpless, Dying in Sin. We were Not worth Saving, & couldn’t save ourselves, yet Jesus could, He would, & He Did!
     Notice the Perimeter of His Love, it reaches All Classes & Conditions. Jesus Died Once for All, so All could be Saved. He Died Once for All Time, Once for All People. There’s still only 1 Way to be Saved, & 1 Name whereby we can be Saved, because God is not willing that Any should perish.
     Notice the Purpose of His Love, He wants to Save all who Believe. Jesus chose to Die in our Place, to Suffer for our Sins, in order to Pay the Price of our Sin & Offer everyone a chance to be His Children, & to Live with Him in Heaven, forever.
     Notice the Provisions of His Love, it provides full Atonement of Sin. The Cross offers forgiveness of all & any Sin to those who believe & repent. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
     Notice the Power of His Love, it has the Power to Save any Sinner. God can Forgive Any Sin, Cleanse Any Stain, Handle any Situation. He can Break the hardest Heart, change any Life, make anyone a new Creation.
     You will never Experience the Depths of God’s Love until you Know God, personally, because God is Love!

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    Carol's Notes   

     The turn of the calendar to February brings with it the winter Olympics and my favorite event, ice skating. Having loved to roller skate since my childhood, I was so excited when (as an adult) I got the opportunity to lace up my first pair of ice skates and take to an outdoor frozen pond. What a thrill – the beautiful outdoors covered in snow, cold crisp air on my face and thin blades gliding over the ice. I wasn’t ready for the Olympics but I was hooked!
     One of my favorite female skaters was Peggy Fleming, gold medalist in 1968. She skated at a time when a portion of the competition was tracing figures on ice and she was a master. She truly was an artist on ice.
     Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia were my favorite pairs skaters. They were in great position to win gold in 1980. They were national champions and in 1979 won the world championship, upsetting a long-held Soviet domination of pairs skating. They were America’s sweethearts. In front of a national TV audience Randy was injured during their Olympic warm up exercises and they were forced to withdraw from the competition. What a heartbreak for them and for America. There would be no "miracle on ice" for Randy and Tai.
     The most breathtaking performance I remember was from a British pair of ice dancers, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. They skated to the beautiful music of Ravel’s "Bolero" and received perfect artistic scores for their performance. They won the gold in 1984.
     Scott Hamilton is my favorite male skater of all time. He suffered from a rare disorder characterized by limited nutrient absorption and shorter stature (he only grew to 5’2”). He began skating as a means of getting stronger and was soon in love with the sport. He began competing at age 11. After many obstacles, including the death of his mother, he pressed on and won the gold medal in 1984. Scott says that all of those falls he had during years of training and competing taught him that you have to keep getting up and trying again. That perseverance served him well in life as he fought and won the battler over cancer in 1997 and surgery for a brain tumor in 2010.
     All of these skaters had coaches who saw their potential for success and pushed them and encouraged them to keep getting up and trying again, pressing on toward the prize. Aren’t we glad that our "coach", our Heavenly Father, continues to encourage us through His word, prayer, through music and through the fellowship of Christian friends as we "press toward the mark for the prize." Though the Olympic gold was the pinnacle of success for these amateur skaters, our "prize" is far more valuable and enduring, everlasting glory and everlasting life.
     Hope you have a fun-filled February. Remember your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day and, as always, remember to KEEP SINGING!

Carol

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January's Numbers

Sunday School - 47 + 18 (Nursing Home)

January Receipts - $11,854.00          Disbursements -$11,691.84

Building Fund - $9,082.51           Scholarship Fund - $10,243.98

YTD Receipts - $74,046.81                YTD Expenditures - $73,915.58

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Events

Bus Ministry
Trinity Baptist Church will be starting a Bus Ministry on Sunday mornings throughout the city of Bedford.
We will pick up people and have them here at the Church for Breakfast, SS and Worship Service.

The Bus Route:

Salem Court Apts   8:30 am
Raintree Apts   8:35 am
John Early Apts   8:40 am
Public Library Apts   8:45 am
Pinecrest Apts   8:50 am
Liberty Manor Apts   8:55 am
Trinity Baptist Church   9:00 am

If you, or if you know of someone who would like to be picked up, please contact Bob Chittum, 875-9789, or the Church Office, 586-8010.

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Men's Sunday - February 16, 2014
The Men will be leading the 11:00 am Worship Service.
We will have a Guest Speaker.
Please join us on this Special Sunday.

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Hey Ladies!
The Men are going to treat us to a steak dinner on
Sunday, February 16th, at 6:00 PM.
Come & Enjoy the fellowship (& watch the men do ALL the Work!!)

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Saturday, February 22nd, 6:00 PM
If you have never participated in one of these dinners, you are missing a lot of fun! See Charlie Fitch and get your name on the list!

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Don't Forget our Coffee House
Friday night, February 28th, 7:00-9:00 PM
It is Always a LOT of Fun!!

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COLLIDE / student ministries

     Keeping with our theme of the Psalms, let’s turn our attention to Psalm 8. My generation and the generations that have followed seem to have lost their "awe" and respect for God. Slogans like "Jesus is my homeboy" and prayers that begin with "hey God it’s me" seem to be the new feeling toward God. While I do understand that God is personal and desires a relationship with us, we should show God the respect and reverence he deserves. Look at these verses in Psalm 8.
     "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth, who have set your glory above the heavens!" Psalm 8:1
     "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which you have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" Psalm 8:3-4
     "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth." Psalm 8:9
     Does this sound like David is approaching God in a casual manner? Does it sound like David talks to God like he would a human? The answer is a clear "No" based on these passages. David had a reverence, respect, and "awe" for God that was visible in the way he addressed God. It is great that God has allowed us into a relationship with Him, but we need to still recognize who we are in the relationship with--God. This is not a human, but the God of the universe that created the moon and the stars. Compared to that power, majesty, and greatness what are we as humans?
     When you approach God in prayer do you recognize your place compared to God? I would encourage each of you to open your prayers with gratitude, adoration, and praise to God.

Jeremy

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Pantry

Please help our Pantry by donating!

We appreciate your kind & generous response to our need for more food!

Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated!

   ITEMS NEEDED:

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 -  Stuffing Mix, Canned Gravy, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Vegetables & Canned Fruit

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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