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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 47 Number 6               June 2014

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


From the Pastor’s Desk!

Happy Father's Day!

     Proverbs tell us to "listen to the instruction of a father." Look at what your Father left you; he may have been wiser than we give him credit for. Let me share some sayings my Father left me.
     Honesty is the Best Policy. The 10 Commandments teach us Not to Lie, Cheat or Steal. The world says "its Ok, as long as you dont get caught." Daddy asked, "Who are you trying to fool, me, you, or God?" You Cannot fool God, so the best answer is, "If you cant say something Good, then dont say anything at all."
     2 Wrongs Dont Make a Right. Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, "dont resist an evil person, but turn the other cheek." People usually react to other people 1 of 3 ways; Return Evil for Good, Return Evil for Evil; or Return Good for Evil. The World tells us to "Do to them before they do it to you." Daddy said the Golden Rule is, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." The End does Not Justify the Means!
     If Its Worth Doing, Its Worth Doing Right. Colossians says, "whatever you do, do it for Gods glory." The world says, "you owe me." To quote Ebenezer Scrooge, "Bah! Humbug!" If youre not doing whatever youre doing for the Right Reasons, you may as well not do it.
     Trust God, No Matter What. Proverbs tells us to, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart." The world says, "Don't trust anyone, & dont believe anything you hear." Daddy said, "sometimes you have to move on, whether you understand or not." Do you Believe God can Forgive any Sin, Handle any Situation? Then Live like it.
     What legacy will you leave your children---Money, Possessions, Name, or Legacy of Faith? Be the Father everyone will Love & Remember.

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

     Just this past Friday after enjoying a good meal, Bill and I settled in to watch the Lady Vols softball team play for a spot in the college world series. Wed barely gotten comfortable when the game was delayed because of bad weather. We didnt want to get too interested in viewing anything else because we knew we would return to the game as soon as play resumed. After checking out several channels, we chose to watch Dateline. I am so glad the game was delayed because we were introduced to a remarkable young woman named Lydia Tillman.
     In July of 2011 Lydia was the victim of a severe beating, rape, her body doused with bleach and left for dead in her apartment which was set on fire. She somehow managed to jump from her second-story window, hiding in the bushes until the firefighters arrived. Barely alive upon arrival at the hospital, she suffered a stroke and was placed in a medically-induced coma. She had been beaten so severely that she was almost unrecognizable to her family. Her family stayed at her bedside talking to her, playing her favorite classical music and praying for a miracle. To make a long story short, Lydia survived, was moved to a rehab center and walked out of the center just a few weeks later. At this point she could barely speak.
     At the trial of Lydias attacker, a letter she had written was read by her father. In the letter she forgave the man for what he had done to her. Her words made it clear that this in no way absolved him from the penalty for his crimes but she had to forgive him so that she could heal. She said later that it was "freeing for her to forgive. To forgive was easier than holding on to anger."
     After additional surgeries on her shattered jaw and extensive speech therapy, Lydia is once again working and living independently.
     At the close of her interview on Dateline, she gave Keith Morrison a stretchy bracelet with an acronym of her name Live Your Days Inspired Anew. As I watched this miraculous, determined, joyful young woman, I thought of a quote from actor Matthew McConaughey, "Life is a series of commas, not periods." Lydia's attacker tried to put a period on her life but Gods intervention turned it into a comma, a pause. Cancer could have put a period on my life but through modern medicine and faith in God to take care of me, it became only a comma. Satan thought he had put a period on Christianity when Jesus was nailed to the cross and buried but it turned out to be only a comma.
     I hope that like Lydia we will choose to live inspired anew each day. As the anthem on Sunday reminded us "when we walk through lifes darkest valley, we will look back at all You have done. We will shout and give You praise for Great is Thy faithfulness." What a great hymn title!
     Stay cool as summer officially arrives; have a joyous June and, as always...KEEP SINGING!

Carol

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May's Numbers

Sunday School - 51 + 19 (Nursing Home)

Receipts - $14,836.22          Disbursements -$14,087.51

Building Fund - $19,655.83           Scholarship Fund - $10,360.79

YTD Receipts - $145,414.01                YTD Expenditures - $144,467.72

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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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Answers In Genesis
GOLD RUSH
Discovering the Rock of Ages
One Day
Vacation Bible School
Saturday - June 7th, 9:00am - 2:30pm
(Lunch provided)
Kindergarten thru 6th Grade

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Don't Forget our Coffee House
Friday night, May 30th, 7:00-9:00 PM
It is Always a LOT of Fun!!

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5th Sunday Sing
Sunday, June 29th, 11:00 AM
     "The Shepherds Staff" will be leading in worship for our fifth Sunday sing. With roots deep in southern gospel music, they sing everything from modern harmonies to convention-style gospel songs.
     Come feel the joy and love of the Shepherd as you worship to music led by The Shepherds Staff.

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!
Sunday, June 15th
     Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
     (Proverbs 22:6)

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COLLIDE / student ministries

     As many of you know by now, I have resigned my position as youth pastor at Trinity Baptist. This decision came with a great deal of prayer, discussion, thought & some heartache. When Cydney & I began looking for a church shortly after our wedding we did not have a church family or many friends in the area. However, once we began working at Trinity, that all changed. You all have taken us in like one of your own. You have become the friends, family & church family that we were looking for when we left Alabama. Therefore, this decision was very difficult but I have learned that when God says "Go" that you obey. His directions are always better than mine.
     Cydney and I are not leaving to move to a different church but to follow opportunities to preach at many different churches. I will be preaching once a month at Grace Baptist Church in New Castle, VA. I will also be preaching at other various churches in the area as they need someone to fill the pulpit when the pastor is gone on vacation, sick or has left the church. My long term goal is to be the lead pastor of a church plant in which I would be one of the primary speakers/preachers. Thus these opportunities to preach will prove vital to my preaching growth.
     I want to also thank the youth of the church. You all have been great. Specifically, I want to thank our seniors for their commitment and friendship the last two years. Mickey, Liz, and Becca are great young women and I am proud of each of you. You have grown so much the past two years in your faith and I am excited for the next chapter of your lives. God is going to bless you all and I hope to continue watching God work in your lives. If you all ever need anything, let me know.
     Thank you again church. You all have been wonderful and a great church family. Cydney and I will still be coming to Trinity from time to time based on our speaking engagements. I hope to see you all soon.

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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