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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 50 Number 5              May 2017

Pastor's Pen - Carol's Notes - Prayer - Events - Pantry

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From the Pastor’s Desk!

     Happy Mother’s Day! When we think of Mother’s Day, we see a picture of a Proverbs 31 Mother, or we think of Eve, the 1st Woman God created, the Mother of all living. Think of the women of the Bible, even though some of them were not Mothers.
     There are some Shocking Women, (bad examples), like Potiphar’s wife, who tempted Joseph, then lied to save her own skin. There’s Delilah, who tricked Samson into revealing his strength. There’s Jezebel, who persecuted Elijah & had Naboth killed for his vineyard.
     We might also think of some Sacred Women, who are esteemed for their Faith. Look at Sarah, who was 90 years old when she had the promised son, Isaac. Sarah is known as “the Mother of Nations”. There’s Hannah, who after years of waiting was given a son, so she gave him back to God. Samuel served as the last of the judges & anointed the first King of Israel. There’s Elizabeth, who was too old to have children, her son was the forerunner of the Messiah. John called Jesus “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
     I think of some Serving Women, who served God in many ways, according the gifts God gave them. There’s Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was still a virgin when she was chosen to bear the Son of God, fulfilling the Isaiah 7:14 prophecy. There’s Mary Magdalene, who followed Jesus along with the Disciples, serving Him, cooking, cleaning, whatever needed to be done. Mary was saved by Jesus, she was willing to die for Jesus & was one of the first to meet the Risen Lord. There’s Dorcas, who died, Peter restored her back to life, because she was “full of good works and charitable deeds.” Her salvation produced good works in her.
     Not all the Women of the Bible were Mothers, but the Sacred & Serving Women would have made good Mothers, because they served God & their families out of Love. Happy Mother’s Day!

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

     For me one of the great joys of spring is watching the trees and flowers in our yard burst forth with new life. The pansies planted in the fall continue to bear beautiful “monkey face” flowers (a family nick-name for pansies) and the dogwoods are in full bloom. First to bring the color of spring to our yard is the yellow primrose but the flowers are almost gone now. Azaleas are blooming and the irises are full of blooms-to-be. The lilies and hostas have all pushed through the soil and the ferns and border grass all show new signs of life.
     As I was working outside a few days ago, it dawned on me that my flower beds represent a family heritage. I really was amazed at the family history growing outside my windows. The bed along the back of the house has Drummond phlox that came from my childhood home in Florida. I’ve shared with you previously that the backyard where I played as a child was a garden paradise. These flowers grew alongside our garage. I’m always thrilled to see them break through the ground again each spring. We have a peony that came from the yard of Bill’s childhood home in Tennessee. We have a small boxwood that came from the Holt homeplace in Thaxton. Around the stump of an old tree I have day lilies that my son and his wife shared with me. I have a plant called Lamb’s Ear (and it feels just as soft as it sounds) that my daughter shared with me.
     When I’m outside amongst all the beauty God created I feel so at ease and feel like God created it just for me. How much sweeter it is because while I play among my flowers I’m surrounded by family memories.
     The month of May brings a day to celebrate our Mothers. When that day arrives I’m always a little sad that I no longer have a Mother or Mom (my mother-in-law) to send a card to, phone, or go visit on that day. I am eternally grateful for these two women and what they sowed into my life. They spoke spiritual truth into my life and were sources of strength and encouragement when I felt like circumstances of life were plowing me under. I guess you could say they fed me spiritual nutrition. Just as my flowers need sunshine, rain and tending to keep the weeds and bugs away, Mother and Mom plowed the soil of my life, sowed seeds of faith, prayed for the Holy Spirit to pour living water into my life and added a healthy dose of Sonshine.
     I’m so thankful these two women are forever woven into the garden of my life and delighted that plants from the places they made home for me are a special part of my garden.
     We’ve had “showers of blessings” in the past few days with a beautiful Easter week to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and with much needed rain to nourish the new life in our gardens. Praise God for this “season of refreshing”.
     Have a Marvelous May and, as always. KEEP SINGING!

Carol

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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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Yard Sale

Saturday, May 6th - 7:00 AM until Noon
(Fund-Raiser for Scholarship Fund)

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Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 10th – 7:00 PM

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WINGS (Women's) Meeting

Monday, May 8th, at 7 PM. Women IN God’s Service meet every month. Our Goal is to see all Ladies involved, serving God.

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Men’s Bible Study”

Monday, May 8th at 7:00 pm. We are studying the Sermon on the Mount. Come join us.

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Spring Festival

Friday, May 12th – 6:00-8:00 PM

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Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14th

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Church Cookout

Sunday, May 28th – 5:00 PM

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th

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Save a Tree, Save a Stamp

Help us save on the cost of printing our Monthly Newsletter. If you would like to receive a digital copy rather than a paper copy, e-mail us at trinitybc@verizon.net.

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

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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:

Breakfast Foods: Cereal, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup, Jelly
Boxes of Mac & Cheese
Canned Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup Kids Food: Canned Ravioli, Canned Spaghetti O's or Spaghetti
Canned Chicken, Canned Pork & Beans
Canned Fruit, Applesauce
Boxes of Instant Potatoes, Boxes of Stove Top Stuffing
Canned Yams/Sweet Potatoes

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