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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 48 Number 3              March 2015

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


From the Pastor’s Desk!

     If you knew you were going to Die, how would you spend your last days? Jesus spent the Last Week of His Life in Jerusalem, the City of God, spending time with His Disciples, teaching, sharing, knowing what was ahead of Him. On Sunday of that Final Week, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling Zechariah's prophecy. It is called Palm Sunday because the crowd waved palm branches, placing them before Him, hailing Jesus as King of Kings & Lord of Lords. But the Savior didnt come as they expected.
     On Monday Jesus returned to the Temple, Cursing a Fig Tree & Cleansing the Temple. The Temple is supposed to be a House of Prayer, for the Worship of God. Tuesday the Religious Leaders question His authority as He teaches about Kingdom of God. Is He the Son of God? Wednesday, He is Anointed at Bethany, as Judas agrees to Betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, the price of a slave. This is all part of God's Plan, in preparation for His Death & Burial.
     On Thursday night, Jesus celebrates the Passover with His Disciples in the Upper Room, re-instituting it as the Last Supper. Afterwards, they go out to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prays, "Father, take this cup from me, nevertheless, not My Will but Thine be Done." Later, He is Betrayed by Judas and Arrested. He is taken before Caiaphas, the High Priest, & the Sanhedrin, the Jewish Council, where He is Condemned to Death. Jesus, the man, struggled with doing God's Will.
     Friday, Jesus is taken before Pilate where He is Tried, Beaten, Mocked, & Condemned to Death on the Cross. Jesus is Crucified on the Cross at Calvary from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, when He Dies. The Sinless Savior provided the Atonement, to "Atone" for our Sins.

Jesus Spent the Last Week of His Life Glorifying God!

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

Noses are Red; Fingers ar Blue
I'm tire of Snow; How about You!!!

     As I write this newsletter, it is the last Sunday of February. We missed our Sunday services because of snow and sleet on Saturday but today we're having a much needed heat wave its nearly 50 degrees!
     During the first snow of the week on Monday the 16th, I experienced the scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to "pray without ceasing" come to life in such a personal way. Our granddaughter, Morgen, had driven to Alabama to spend Valentine's Day weekend with her fella'. She had to travel home on Monday and there was bad weather looming between where she was and home in Roanoke. As soon as my feet hit the floor on Monday morning I said a prayer for her protection and safety as she traveled home. I called her several times to see how she was doing. Morgen was constantly in my thoughts that day and I whispered prayers for her frequently as I moved through the activities of my day. Once she got into the snowy weather I wouldn't call and distract her but kept in touch with her through Jennifer. She had some "white knuckle" time as she came through the Christiansburg/Blacksburg area but thankfully she made it home safely. I said a prayer of thanksgiving when the call came telling us she was home. I ended my day as I went to bed thanking God for his watch care over Morgen.
     Thoughts of Morgen filled my mind that day. I guess because we had just celebrated Valentine's Day, I remembered when Bill and I first met and how he was constantly in my thoughts and we tried to spend as much time together as we could. Now the scripture really became real. I couldn't be in the car with Morgen that day anymore than I could be with Bill every moment of every day but I could carry both of them in my heart. Is this what Paul meant in the scripture? Perhaps to "pray without ceasing" is not so much an action as an attitude. Isn't that the attitude we should have everyday? God is ever-present with us on good days, bad days and everything in between. He truly is "as close as the mention of His name."
     As March approaches, the choir will be busily preparing for the Easter season. Before we get to the praises of Palm Sunday and the joys of Resurrection Day, our musical journey, both from the choir and piano, will point us to the cross as we recall the sacrifice our Savior made for each of us.
     Have a marvelous March, experience the joy of an unceasing attitude of prayer, and as always ....KEEP SINGING!

Carol

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February's Numbers
Sunday School - 53 + 18 (Nursing Home)
Receipts - $10,711.12   Disbursements -$10,708.80
Building Fund - $8,645.03   Scholarship Fund - $5,342.14
YTD Receipts - $79,970.12   YTD Expenditures - $79,589.67

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Help Us Reach Our Goal

Trinity is in need of a new Air Conditioner/Heat Pump for the Church. It is hard to think cool when we are in the middle of winter, but come spring & summer we will begin to understand our need. We started collecting money in January for this very important project.

To date we have Collected $3,840 towards a Goal of $10,000.

Thank You!
To those who have given & to those who plan to give!!

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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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The Sedalia's Womens Conference will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 am 3:30 pm. The theme is "Seasoned to Serve". Guest Speaker will be Janet Rose Campbell, who in 2010 established the Teakwood Womens Ministry. Special Music by "Awaken", an all-girl ministry team from Liberty University. Registration is $20 or $25 with Lunch. Registration Forms are available in the Church Office (registration deadline is March 7th). This is always a very special time of bible study, worship and fellowship. We encourage all of the Trinity ladies to attend. (If you need a ride, please call the office - 586-8010.)

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Bedford Christian Ministries Charity Gospel Concert

Saturday, March 21st, 6 - 8 pm, at Bedford Baptist Church
Special Music provided by
Rick Dellinger and the Lynch Station Men's Group
Cost of Admission will be one or more items of non-perishable food goods. A Love Offering will also be received.
The Concert will benefit the Bedford Christian Ministries

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Daylight Savings Time Begins:

~ Don't Forget! ~
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 8th

Turn your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

Church Luncheon:   Immediately following the Worship Service on Sunday, March 8th. Please bring your favorite veggie and dessert to share.

Ladies Night:   On Monday nights at 7:00 pm at Barbara Chittum's house. All Ladies Invited!!

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner:   Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 pm. If you have never participated in one of these, you are in for a real treat; it is always a fun time. If you would like to go, please let Charlie Fitch know.

Coffee House:   Friday, March 27th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Come and enjoy the great music provided by Eastern Divide and Cleave Conroy.

(call the office at 586-8010 if you have questions about these events.)

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In March we will collect for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (for North American missions). Our Goal: $1,234.56.

Annie Armstrong (1850-1938) was a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world. She led women to unite in mission endeavors that ultimately fostered a mission support movement that continues today. Her passionate advocacy led Southern Baptists to name the annual offering for North American missions after her as a celebration of her legacy. 100 percent of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes toward resourcing and empowering missionaries to live out Gods call.

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PALM SUNDAY

Sunday, March 29th

On Palm Sunday, Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before His death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday", marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.
The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted Him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the Cross.

Jesus' purpose in riding into Jerusalem was to make public His claim to be their Messiah and King of Israel in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. Matthew tells us that the King coming on the foal of a donkey was an exact fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
The King came as a lowly servant on a donkey, not a prancing steed, not in royal robes, but on the clothes of the poor and humble. Jesus Christ comes not to conquer by force as earthly kings, but by love, grace, mercy, and His own sacrifice for His people. His is not a kingdom of armies and splendor, but of lowliness and servanthood. He conquers not nations, but hearts and minds. His message is one of peace with God, not of temporal peace. If Jesus has made a triumphal entry into our hearts, He reigns there in peace and love.

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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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