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The Pastor’s Pen!!!
In our world today, families are falling apart; 55% divorce rate, over a million abortions a year, but the biggest problem is absentee Fathers. We need Fathers who will be the man God wants them to be. Just like King David, God is looking for a “Man after His own heart.” Let me share 7 Characteristics of a man after God’s heart.
He has a Pure Heart. He does not hide Sin in his heart, so that there is nothing between him & God. Jesus said, “Blessed are the Pure in Heart, for they shall see God.” He has a Contrite Heart. He is humble & repentant before God, knowing he is not perfect. The psalmist said, “a Broken & Contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” He also has a holy Fear of God, filled with awe, respect & reverence for God, because of His Power, Glory & Majesty. Solomon said, “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
He is a Man who is Faithful, to his family & to God, dedicated, dependable & worthy of trust. Jesus said, “be Faithful unto death, & I will give you the crown of life.” Faithfulness occurs one day at a time. He is Obedient, submissive to the leadership & authority of Jesus as Lord. Jesus said, “why call me Lord, but not do what I say?” He Seeks after God, not just His blessings, but first & foremost, seeking God’s Will & God’s Way. God told Jeremiah, “you shall seek Me & find Me, when you search for Me with All your heart.” But he is mainly a Servant of God. Everything he has, including himself, belongs to his Master. Jesus said, “No man can serve 2 masters, he will hate the one & love the other.”
Happy Father’s Day to All the Men after God’s Heart!
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Before I look forward to the month of June, I have to say a big “Thank You” to the Choir for the 5th Sunday Sing “favorites” program. It’s impossible to do such a program without a commitment from each of the choir members and they were all excited about it from the first time it was mentioned. Thanks for your hard work choir family! Due to technical difficulties we were unable to use the planned visuals, but that didn’t stop us from having a wonderful worship service. We couldn’t have done it without some “behind the scenes” help. Thanks to Vernon for his help finding a selection of visuals for the screen for me to choose from and for making the accompaniment CD, to Carolyn for making the list that kept everything orderly for the choir, and for Courtney who made it come to life from the sound board. Thanks to Sam for his help from the projector booth at Wednesday night practice (sorry it didn’t work out, Sam). Good job everyone!
I can hardly believe June is here. It’s going to be a busy month for my family…Derrik graduates from high school, Michael and his family are coming home for about 30 days, and a trip to Florida is planned. We are looking forward to a great time just being together as a family.
For any of you who have children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade, mark your calendars for Music Day Camp at Bedford Baptist Church, July 26-30, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. On Friday evening, 7/30, there will be a presentation of the musical “Table for Five, Thousand”. If you are interested and need more information, give me a call at the Church or come by my office.
Have a joyous June and remember - KEEP SINGING!
Carol (Judges 5:3)
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Just in case you didn’t notice by the warm air, the crickets chirping, and the restlessness of everyone who happens to be a student, it’s Spring! And with only a couple weeks worth of school left we know that summer in its fullest form is right around the corner. This means barbeques, the beach, lounging by the pool and all those other summery things. There is only one thing standing between the students of Bedford County, a week of school, and for a select few, graduation.
This year in Collide we have three of our students graduating from Staunton River High School. Those three students are Becky Overstreet, Sarah Overstreet, and Taylor Hubbard. Since these girls have persevered and made it through thirteen years of school, it is fitting that we honor them for surviving the whole ordeal. I would love for anyone from the church who can to join us as we celebrate their transition from high school to college or the workforce at Liberty University in the Vines Center at 5:00pm on Saturday June 12.
The next couple weeks would be a great time for you to take part in encouraging these Seniors as they transition to the next stage of their life by giving a gift, blessing them with some advice or at the very least praying for them that God would be able to guide them in their lives.
Becky, Sarah, Taylor, I know that myself and everyone here at Trinity are so proud of you and look forward to seeing where God will lead you next.
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Sunday School - 59 + 24 (Nursing Home)
May Receipts - $16,754.00 / Disbursements - $16,767.89
Building Fund - $14,913.66 / Scholarship Fund - $15,334.89
YTD Receipts - $135,016.75 / YTD Expenditures - $134,919.38
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2010 Extraordinary Women’s Conference:
October 1-2 -- Roanoke Civic Center.
Early Bird Special by June 30th is $49.
Ladies, one evening & a day Just for YOU!
Also, Register by June 30th & receive a Free copy of Julie Clinton’s book, “Living God’s Dream for You”.
(For more info., contact the Church Office at 586-8010.)
A Stewardship Moment
taken from Open Windows, Spring 2010.
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. (Luke 21:4)
The details of the story are endearing: rich men putting large bags of money into the treasury and a poor widow casting her two mites. Jesus watched with wonder, not as the rich gave out of their plenty – which was to them a small amount – but as the widow gave out of her poverty all she had.
Today some church leaders run after the big offerings of the rich and neglect the poorer yet faithful members who give sacrificially. A church is truly blessed by those who, no matter their relative wealth or poverty, have learned to give out of the worship of their hearts.
The widow had no thought for what she lacked. She gave all she had to live on without apparent concern for tomorrow’s needs. Was she conceding her life to the forces of poverty? Or, did she trust the care of her Heavenly Father so much that she gave all, knowing He would provide?
Which do you give from – your plenty, or your poverty?
Father, help trust Your care for my daily needs.
Teach me to be sacrificial in my giving.
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Thanks to YOU Our Pantry is looking Great!!
We appreciate your kind & generous response to our need for more food…once more You came through in a big way!
Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated!
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
Post list on your refrigerator as a reminder of what is needed for each month
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