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From the Pastor’s Desk!
Remember the Choir Song – “Jesus at the Center” of your Heart, your Life & the Church. Too many Christians have accepted Jesus as Savior; they are Saved from Hell & going to Heaven, but Jesus is Not Lord of their lives. They still want to run their own life, then call on Jesus when they need Him. Jesus said, “Seek ye First the Kingdom of God.” How can we put Jesus First in everything?
Joshua said, “Choose Whom you are Going to Serve.” You can serve the God of your Forefathers, the God your parents served, or you can serve the god of this world; Satan, Self, or Possessions, or you can serve Jehovah God; Lord God Almighty; serve Jesus as Lord & Savior. You have to make a Choice, a Commitment.
Commit to Returning to your First Love. Jesus told the Church at Ephesus, “Remember from where you have fallen.” Were you in Love with God, on fire for Him? Then “Repent of the error of your ways.” You have to Change the way you’re living. “Return & do your 1st Works.” Turn Back to God, Loving Him, Doing what got us here; Walking with Him, Witnessing & Winning others to Him.
Place Your Confidence in God to Lead You. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Trust the Son of God. Trust equals Faith equals Believe, putting your Beliefs into Action. Read the Word of God. The Bible bestows Life, brings Light, & builds Faith. And Acknowledge the Hand of God. You can See God working; you can Feel His Presence. To Experience God, you must Listen, then Respond to Him, Trust & Obey.
This year, put Jesus First in everything, in your life, in our Church. But we have to Yield to Him, & Pray, Have Thine Own Way, Lord.
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As I write this newsletter, it’s a rainy Saturday morning. Though there are plenty of outside chores we need to do as fall approaches, today we will just rejoice with the much-needed rain and enjoy an afternoon of college football.
As I thought about all the fans who will enter football stadiums today, I couldn’t help but think that each one of them will enter through the gates hoping that in a few hours they will emerge as victors. I would suspect that in today’s world of technology that many fans are recording the game and, if their team wins, they will enjoy that victory over and over again.
Bill and I used to record every Tennessee game that was televised. If the Vols won the game, we kept the tape and watched it again. If we lost, we taped over it! As the 1997-1998 season began there was no way to know that at the close of the season we would be undefeated National Champions. How sweet those victories were as they happened live and as we re-played them many times over.
Many of us as sports fans may suffer defeat on the football field this season, but as we enter our sanctuary for worship on Sunday morning we don’t need to enter defeated and broken. We are joint-heirs with Christ, covered by His blood and made new through Him. I recently read an article regarding worship and one statement the writer made really sums up what our attitude of worship should be every Sunday. He said, “if we truly come from a place of victory in our lives when we worship, we won’t have anything to do but gaze upon Jesus and praise His name.”
The next time we enter our sanctuary for worship let’s check our attitude. Are we entering broken and defeated or are we entering as victors. The hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” reminds us that we are “more than conquerors.” In fact that chorus is a good reminder of what worship really is:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.
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|Sunday School - 41 + 20 (Nursing Home)|
|Receipts - $12,144.50||Disbursements -$15,090.33|
|Building Fund - $13,695.80||Scholarship Fund - $5,446.14|
|YTD Receipts - $12,144.50||YTD Expenditures - $15,090.33|
|(new fiscal year began 9/1/15)|
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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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WINGS (Women's) Meeting
Monday, October 19th, at 7:00 pm
We will begin studying about “The Family of Jesus”. If you would like to get a workbook for this study, the cost will be $12.99. Please call the office ASAP (586-8010) to let us know if you would like one of these books.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
We will be filling shoeboxes this year for Operation Christmas Child. They have to be done by November so we will be collecting them in October. We would like for everyone to fill/make at least one shoebox or more themselves. Donations of money to fill a shoebox will also be accepted. We have a goal of 100+ shoeboxes from Trinity!! The last date to collect will be Sunday, Nov. 15th, when the shoeboxes will be brought to the church for dedication before they are shipped out. Information regarding items to put in the boxes will be posted at the church and in the church bulletin.
Come on ~ Let’s reach our goal of 100+!!
Sunday Evening Service
at Bob & Barbara Chittum’s
October 11th, 6:00 pm
Men's Bible Study Monday, October 19th, at 7:00 pm
Strawberry Baptist Association Annual Meeting will be held on Monday October 26th at Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
Sessions at 4 & 7 pm
State Mission Offering – “Vision Virginia”
We collected a total of $500 for our State Missions.
(call the office at 586-8010 if you have questions about these events.)
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In Concert at
Trinity Baptist Church
Saturday, November 7th at 7pm
An Evening of Song and Praise!
Invite your Friends and Neighbors!!
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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!
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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