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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 46 Number 3               March 2013

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


The Pastor's Pen

Happy Easter!  Easter comes early this year, on March 31st.  We’ve got several things planned for the Worship Services leading up to Easter Services.  Take the journey with us as we head to Jerusalem with Jesus, experience the Triumphal Entry as the Messiah enters Jerusalem, riding a beast of burden, then on to the Cross where our Savior Died for our Sins and finally the Resurrection on Easter morning.

Jesus traveled to Jerusalem to be Crucified.  Twice before Jesus had said, “My Time has not yet come,” but now it was Time - time for God’s Plan to be fulfilled.  Jesus fulfilled over 1,000 prophecies concerning Himself in the Scriptures.  Isaiah foretold of His Birth & His Death on the Cross.  Paul tells us that Jesus Died & Arose, according to the Scriptures.  Jesus Died on the Cross to Save All Sinners from their Sins, all because of God’s Love & His Amazing Grace.

The King of Kings & Lord of Lords Triumphantly entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, fulfilling the prophecy of Zech 9:9.  It is called Palm Sunday because the crowd waved palm branches & placed them before Jesus as He entered Jerusalem.  Jesus came as the Son of God & the Son of Man, but not as a Conqueror on a white horse.  Jesus came as the Servant of God, not to be Served, but to Serve others.  Jesus came as the Savior of the World, to Seek & to Save the Lost.  Jesus had to be God to Die for the whole world, & He had to be man to Die for me.

Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem, the Savior of the world coming as a Servant, not as a Conquering King.  They Received Him as King, but Refused to let Him Rule.  They Received Him as the Son of David, but Refused Him as Lord.  He Received their worship because He is worthy of our worship. 

After the Cross comes the Resurrection?

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

On a recent Sunday morning, I left the piano after playing the offertory so disappointed by how I had played one of my favorite pieces.  Before I could get settled in the pew beside Bill, the woman in front of me turned around and whispered, “Carol, the offertory was beautiful.”  I almost burst into tears.  As her words echoed in my ears, I realized the Lord had done it again – exactly what I ask Him to do every week.  Take my efforts and use them to minister to someone in the worship service that day.  Aren’t we glad that God can take our less than perfect efforts and make them perfect for His purpose?

I read recently that ministry is a marathon, not a sprint.  As I thought about that statement, our choir came to mind.  Most of our choir members have served in this ministry for many years.  God has put so many people in my life who bring me great joy and our choir members are certainly numbered among those people.  Let me share this description of what they mean to me:

                    C – Committed Courageous

                   H – Happy, Harmonious

                   O – an Oasis

                   I – Inspiration

                   R – Ready

We have 21 active choir members and most weeks the majority of them are in their places.  This commitment makes my job much easier.  They are courageous, willing to try varied styles of music, willing to trust my choices.  We have a great time during rehearsal – lots of work but plenty of laughter.  Sometimes with new music we make a “joyful noise” at first but it becomes good harmony as we continue to work.  They are an Oasis for me, a place of refreshing and satisfaction as they bring the music to life.  They are an inspiration to me every week.  I leave rehearsal exhausted some nights but always inspired by their efforts.  I have to do my homework and be prepared for rehearsal because they come ready to work.  Many thanks to these dedicated folks for what they add to our worship services, the joy they bring into my life and their willingness to stay in our marathon of ministry, the choir.

March brings some very special music opportunities.  “Beckon Call” will be with us on Sunday night, March 3rd.  Men’s Sunday is March 10th and Don Shire and his trumpet will be with us for the morning service.  Vernon and the Choir will be presenting a special worship service on Easter Sunday as we use music and the spoken word to tell the Easter story.  Make plans to be in attendance for all these special services.

Hope you have a marvelous March as we move a little closer to spring and the renewed life it brings….and remember, KEEP SINGING!

Carol

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February's Numbers

Sunday School - 56

February Receipts $14,294.95           Disbursements $14,578.54

Building Fund $22,963.90            Scholarship Fund $10,784.07

YTD Receipts - $85,753.07                  YTD Expenditures - $85,558.97

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Events

Praetorian Project

Trinity Baptist Church is partnering with 99 other SBCV Churches to establish a Network of Churches close to the four main Marine Corps Installations worldwide.  These new churches will have the goal of spreading the Gospel where they are planted.

Praise the Lord!!! We have exceeded our goal of $1,775 –

we have collected $1,845!!

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EASTER Sunday Services – March 31st

7:00 am – “Sonrise” Service

7:30 am – Breakfast

8:45 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Worship Service

 (No Evening Services)

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Easter Weekend - Friday, March 29th:

 Open Communion        12:00 N until 1:00 pm

Coffee House                 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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“Beckon Call”

will present a Gospel Concert at

Trinity Baptist Church, on

Sunday, March 3rd at 6:00 PM

Admission is Free

A Love Offering will be taken. 

For more info, call the Church at 586-8010.

EVERYONE INVITED!!

Invite your friends & neighbors

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The Woman at the Well

is out witnessing & working this month.

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Internationally known

Trumpeter/RecordingArtist/Missionary

DON SHIRE

will be at Trinity for

Men’s Sunday, March 10th,

during the 11:00 am Worship Service.

Not only will he entertain us with his outstanding

Musical talent but he will also focus on his

Mission work in India

"More than a concert.…it’s a Mission experience!"

(a Love Offering will be taken)

Join us for a true Blessing!

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Could God Be Calling You to Serve?

 

"Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  18 Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." --Matthew 28:16-20

 Because We Care Ministries (www.bcwcm.org) was founded in 2000 by Dr. Donald Gillette. BWCM is a Christian non-profit organization with a mission to evangelize the lost. They witness through various relief ministries to the people of Nicaragua.

 The next trip to Nicaragua will be in July.  One person from Trinity has made a commitment to go and there is room for more.  If you are interested in going, please contact Pete Kirby (540-586-1870).  If you cannot go, please consider financially helping those going.  If you would like to make a contribution, please contact the Church at 540-586-8010.

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Ladies.GET READY!!
We have some great things planned!
Saturday, March 9th, from 9am to 3:30pm
we will be joining Sedalia Baptist Womens Ministry for their annual Womens Conference. The Theme, Sanity & Serenity, Steeped in Gods Peace. Registration Fee: $15 (or $20 with lunch) & the Registration Deadline is March 4th. (Registration Forms are available in the Office)

Beginning Friday, March 15th, 9:30-11:30 am, WINGS
will be starting another Bible Study---Book 2 of "Women of the Bible". The Bible study will be every Friday morning thru May 31st. (In order to get the books on time, we must know by Feb. 28th if you are planning to participate). The cost for the Book will be approx. $10. Our first Bible Study on the Women of the Bible was such a success and everyone really learned a lot from it. Please join us!
 

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COLLIDE / Youth

    This month I want to discuss chapter 3 of John’s Gospel.  Found in chapter 3 is one of the most memorable and highly recited verses in the Bible – John 3:16.  However, John 3:16 is the reply of Jesus to Nicodemus and should be understood in the greater context of the chapter.  Nicodemus was a Pharisee and as Jesus states in verse 10, “the teacher of Israel.”  Nicodemus came to Jesus “by night” seeking answers to a question that was plaguing him.  The short phrase “by night” is important because visiting Jesus was not something he wanted his fellow Pharisees to see him doing.  However, he had a question for Jesus – how does one enter the kingdom of heaven?  This question is a timeless question that people are still dealing with today.  We as Christians have the answer in Jesus Christ.

    Take a moment, in light of the context above, and look at how Jesus responds and elaborates on what it takes for regeneration or rebirth.  I would encourage you this week to study John 3 and understand the whole context to which John 3:16 is written.  We have the answer to the question of Nicodemus and it can be found in John 3.

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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