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The Pastor’s Pen!!!
Our Month of Jubilee is over, but will the Revival continue? We had great music & awesome preaching. Decisions were made, several people Re-Committed themselves to serving the Lord, & Praise God, 1 person was Saved. The Month of Jubilee was about Rejoicing, Restoration, Rejuvenation & Remission of Sin, but it was also an opportunity to Renew our Commitments.
Renew our Commitment to WORSHIP the Living Lord. Jesus said, “You shall worship the Lord your God, & Him only shall you serve.” 3 Things threaten our Worship - What I Want/Like/Dislike, What I Own/Don’t Own & What the World has to Offer. God wants our Presence, our Prayers & our Pocketbooks. Deacons, SS Teachers, Committee Members & Christians all made a Commitment to being Faithful every week. Jubilee means Renewed Worship.
Renew our Commitment to WORK ‘Till Jesus Comes! Remember the song, “We’ll work ‘till Jesus Returns,” or we go Home, whichever. James said, “Faith without Works is Dead!” Our Faith is Worthless if we are working to get into Heaven. When we are serving for God’s glory, our Works are acceptable to God. Pray as if it’s up to God, Work as if it’s up to you. After Jubilee, it’s Time to Work.
Renew our Commitment to WITNESS ‘Till the Last One is Saved. Then & only then will the Lord Return, when He’s Ready to come back & whenever the last person to be Saved is Saved. Jesus said, “go ye therefore.” Because Jesus Still Saves! Because His Blood can forgive Any Sin! Who will tell them if we don’t? Jubilee says Go Tell!
Renew our Commitment to LOVE, to Love God & Everybody Else!
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As I think back on our Month of Jubilee, I’m left with various feelings that came during this time. Let me share them this way:
J – Joyous that I got to share a weekend of Jubilee with my brothers. We had a great time just being together. Singing with them was a treat I had not expected and a memory I will cherish.
U – “Undone” and disappointed those first couple of weeks when David couldn’t come and music did not work out as planned. How beautifully God took care of all those problems and illustrated once again that He has it all under control!
B – Blown away and Blessed by how God used Stephanie, Mike and Junior in such a powerful way those Sundays they stepped in at the last minute. That truly was a “God thing” because their choices of music were exactly right for those services.
I – Impressed of God through the music and messages to re-focus and re-commit my efforts to serve Him through music.
L – Legato with God. Legato is a musical term which means “to tie together.” In music that means a smooth style with no pauses or gaps between notes. That’s where we all need to be with God--closely tied with no gaps in our duty and devotion.
E – Exhausted after a busy month. I think it’s okay to admit that, but am also Excited to see what the future holds for our Church.
E – Eager to get on with the tasks God has for me to do. Right now one of those is to get us ready for Christmas. Please accept this invitation to join the choir as we begin preparation for this season.October brings with it a 5th Sunday. Don’t be confused, but our traditional 5th Sunday Sing will be on the 4th Sunday this month. Think you’ll be in for a treat as “Broken” is preparing a service in song for that day. Have an outstanding October and - KEEP SINGING!
Carol (Judges 5:3)
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For the first time in the twenty years of my life we have seen what it is like for our strong country to be crippled by the possibility of an economy whose situation could rival that of the great depression. While that is where we are in the big picture we are also well aware of how this situation affects us on the individual and family level. The economic problem along with social issues, relational uncertainty, and any number of other problems can affect us and make us fear the future. This fear can filter down to those who look up to us. For many of you this is your children or the younger people at Trinity. I know for myself my anxieties have often been apparent and probably showed the students that I minister to that I wasn’t very trusting of God in these situations. However in Philippians 4:6-7 Paul tells us to “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I want to challenge you along with myself to not sit and let our problems come at us and take control of our minds but instead let’s turn the energy that goes into our anxiousness and use it to carry our problems to God. And through this show the next generation what it looks like for the spiritual leaders in their lives to rely fully on God for everything that we need.
In Christ, Ethan
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Sunday School - 55 + 37 (Nursing Home)
Sept. Receipts - $14,633.36 / Disbursements - $14,507.46
Building Fund - $15,273.84 / Scholarship Fund - $15,382.37
YTD Receipts - $14,633.36 / YTD Expenditures - $14,507.46
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The Easter Brothers
Saturday, October 2nd
7pm @ Trinity Baptist Church
Come join in a time of Worship in Gospel Music.
"Some call it Bluegrass/Gospel, some call it Country/Gospel. Whatever name you choose to call it, you will have to agree that it's music in it's purest form."
Quote taken from http://www.easterbrothers.com.
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Thanks to Rock Chocklett, Wade Rogers, & Marc Reynolds for Preaching for us during our Month of Jubilee & especially Melvin Harris leading our Revival. I would also like to thank Stephanie Howell, Mike Tinsley, Billy Witt, Robert Earl Craig, Junior Blankenship, Ray Tolley, Stuart Byrd, the Washington Street Church Choir & the Youth for providing Special Music for us.
But the biggest THANKS goes to Carol Easterly & Carolyn Sumner
for ALL the Work that went into helping us have a GREAT JUBILEE!
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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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