Pastor's Pen - Numbers - Carol's Notes - Youth - Pantry
The Pastor’s Pen!!!
If you only 30 days had to live, or 30 days before the Rapture, what would you change, or do different? Most of us would reassess our priorities, What’s most important, & reassess our relationships, Who’s most important? I preached a series of sermons on Living with only 30 days to Live. I shared 4 principles gleaned from “One Month to Live,” by Kerry & Chris Shook.
No time to sit back & enjoy the ride, it’s time to Live Passionately. Jesus said, “I have come to give you Life & life more abundantly.” (John 10:10) Paul said, “for me to Live is Christ.” (Phil 1:21) It’s all about Him! He’s the Reason for Living!
But you also have to Love Completely. The Great Commandment is to Love God with ALL our heart, mind, soul & strength, & our neighbor as ourselves. (Matt 22:36-40) Jesus asked Peter, “Do you Love Me?” (John 21:15) Do we really, really, really Love God, & others, with everything we have, all the time?
The 3rd principle is to Learn Humbly. God told Solomon, “If My people, shall Humble themselves…” (2 Chron 7:14). James said, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord & He will lift you up.” (James 4:7-10) Remember Who you are, a sinner saved by Grace, but never forget Whose you are, a child of the King.
The last principle is to Leave Boldly. We will all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ where our works will be judged, & we will earn our rewards. What lasting Legacy will we leave, a Legacy of a Life of Faith & Trust? 30 Days to Live! Let’s Live It!
"Soon & very Soon, we are Going to See the King!"
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Sunday School - 67 + 33 (Nursing Home)
May Receipts $18,250.09 - Disbursements $17,110.88
YTD Receipts - $139,726.73 - YTD Expenditures - $139,118.40
Building Fund $24,527.75 - Scholarship Fund $13,225.60
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Reflecting back on the month of May, I was so pleased with several "newcomers" who sang for our morning worship services. I can't wait to invite them to come visit us again. A big thanks to Stephanie Johnson and the Patrick Henry Plantation Choir for their beautiful contributions of music. It's fun to find new faces to share their musical talent but we are so blessed to have so many talented musicians in our own congregation. We'll be hearing from some of our "home folk" in the coming weeks.
Summer officially begins this month and that means vacation time for many of us. I’m particularly excited about an upcoming trip to Italy to visit with Michael & Sonia and have the chance to spoil those four granddaughters for about 10 days. Time to get away and relax is good for all of us but let’s not forget about our Church and the services and activities that continue to take place all during this time. Choir family, I want to thank you for your faithfulness to the music program and encourage you to continue through the summer. I’ll see if I can’t plan a Wednesday night or two when we can “play hooky” but we’ll have to promise to work hard on the weeks before and after those nights!
The choir will be doing patriotic music in celebration of our nation’s independence on Sunday, June 28th. Please plan to join us for a time of celebration, praise and prayer for our country.
Thanks to so many of you for your words of encouragement regarding the music you hear from the choir, soloists and the piano. It’s wonderful to know that lives are being touched by our efforts. That’s really all we pray for is that God will bless our efforts and use what is done for His glory. As the song says, “without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived when we shall leave this place”. Come join us every Sunday for a time of revival and renewal as we worship together.
Carol (Judges 5:3)
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It is almost summertime! There are cookouts everywhere, students get off for the summer, families go on vacation and things slow down for most people in some respects…here at 121 Underground things are about to pick up! Below are some of the things we will be doing this summer:
GRADUATION For High School Seniors At Liberty University
Sat, June 13th - 1:30 pm for Liberty High School & 5:00 pm for Staunton River High School. Come support our 5 Seniors!
KINGSFEST at King’s Dominion
Fri, July 10th, from 7 am to 12 pm. The Cost is $25.00. We are going to King’s Dominion to ride the roller-coasters & to hear Christian bands like Switchfoot, Skillet, Hawk Nelson, FireFlight, Blue Eye Soul & Tom Richter (Speaker). The Money is due by Sun, June 21st.
MISSIONS TRIP to Pennsylvania
Sat, July 18th through Sat, July 25th. We will be going to Pinebrook Bible Conference in East Stroudsburg, PA, to help them paint & fix up buildings, doing VBS type work for the children’s program & helping serve the guests. The Cost will be around $250. A $50 deposit is due by June 10th.
SERVICE PROJECTS to raise Money for the Missions Trip
Yard Sale at the Church: May 30th. We raised over $850.00!
Flap Jack Fundraiser Breakfast at Applebee’s: Sat, June 20, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. We will be serving the Pancakes!
Carwash: Sat, June 27, from 8:00 am to 12:00 am. We will be washing cars to raise money for the Missions Trip!
Please come help us have a good summer as we try to raise money for the missions trip so that we can better serve the Lord this summer!
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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, Bunker Hill 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
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