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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 46 Number 4               April 2013

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


The Pastor's Pen

Happy Birthday, Trinity!  On June 9th, (2nd Sunday), we are having a Jubilee Celebration at Trinity.  Trinity Baptist Church started as a Mission of Bedford Baptist Church & was constituted as a Church in June of 1962.  So we are Celebrating our 50th Birthday a year late, but we are still having a Jubilee CelebrationMark your Calendars, Save the Date!

Rev. David Engleman, pastor from 1980–1991, will be returning as our Guest Speaker that morning.  Rev. Engleman was at Trinity during the time we began to focus on Missions.  Our Jubilee Celebration will be a day filled with Special Music, Special People, & sharing Special Memories!   We are planning a Church-wide Luncheon following the Worship Service & a Concert by Dee & Randy Simmons following the Luncheon.  Invite Everyone you know, Family, Friends & Former Members.  All are Welcome!

Every 7th year was a Sabbath year for Israel & after every 7th Sabbath was a Year of JubileeJubilee (the 50th year) is a time of Rejoicing, Releasing debts & Reconciling Relationships; a time for God’s people to get Right with Him.  Jubilee means a Fresh Start, Sins Forgiven & Forgotten, looking forward to what God is going to do.  Jubilee requires a New Heart, Reconciled with God, Relationships Restored & in a Right Relationship with God.  Jubilee also means a Right Spirit, Replacing our spirit with His Spirit, Rejuvenated & Rejoicing, because of who God is & what God has Done.  May He Always Find Us Faithful!

“Ya’all Come Now!!!”

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

Hallelujah!  March is over and spring is here.  How beautiful to see the spring flowers beginning to bloom and the trees budding.  After the cold and bleakness of winter, how beautiful is the newness of life in the world of nature and what a visual reminder of our newness in Christ.

A few weeks ago my daughter and I were able to spend a weekend with my two brothers and many members of their families.  Jennifer enjoyed seeing her cousins and we had a great weekend celebrating together at the wedding of Ramon’s grandson then celebrating Ramon’s birthday the next day.

Jennifer and I were so excited about staying with Wade’s daughter, Beth, and her family.  We had never visited their home and what a treat awaited us.  Their house is so beautiful and spacious, sitting atop a hillside with beautiful views of the surrounding area.  It was so special to see some of my mother’s treasures in their house.  Beth and Carl are both musicians so how fitting it is that one of the lasting memories I will have of our visit is a beautiful picture I saw in their bedroom.  It shows a part of a piano keyboard, a beautiful rose lying across it and the words “Life is like a piano; it needs the Master’s touch.”  How very true!  The lovely Steinway in our sanctuary or my Baldwin console at home are just pretty pieces of furniture until someone sits down and places their hands on the keyboard and brings the instrument to life to do what it was created to do.  Every day He touches our life in so many ways, through prayer, Bible study, faithful friends, the beauty of nature, the power of music.  I am so blessed to bring life to our beautiful Steinway, but how much more blessed to know my “Master’s touch” personally upon my own life.

Have an awesome April, enjoy the newness and refreshing of spring….and remember, KEEP SINGING!

Carol

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March's Numbers

Sunday School - 48 + 18 (Nursing Home)

March Receipts $16,066.80           Disbursements $15,936.61

Building Fund $22,972.15            Scholarship Fund $10,787.97

YTD Receipts - $101,820.17                  YTD Expenditures - $101,670.36

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Events


1962 - 2012

Celebration

Save the Date!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Guest Speaker – Rev. David Engleman (former pastor)

It will be a day filled with Special Music, Special People,

AND a lot of Great Memories!

Luncheon followed by a Concert presented by

Dee & Randy Simmons.

EVERYONE INVITED!!

“Jesus Christ, the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
May He Always “Find Us Faithful”

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Youth Sunday ~ April 14th

The Youth will be leading the 11 am Worship Service

Come and Support our Youth Ministry

on this Special Day!

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Don’t Forget Our

Coffee House

The last Friday of the Month ~ April 26th ~ 7:00–9:00 PM

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Why?
I watch the sun rise in the sky

I ask God the question, Why?

Why is there hatred in the world?

Why are there starving boys and girls?

Why is there addiction everywhere?

Why are there people not willing to share?

Why is there prejudice and fear?

Why are there people not willing to be near?

I say, God please tell me why.

Then He whispers me a simple reply, 

You must experience bad to know the good

You must do right just as you know you should

You must love me, yourself, and everyone

You must spread hope, faith,

and love until your life is done

You must do unto others as you want

them to do to you

You must persevere in all you do

All these things you must embrace

And God assures,

everything else will fall into place.

Emma I. Hughes-Jolley

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COLLIDE / Youth

    The past few months we have been looking at the Gospel of John.  This month we are going to look at John, but also how we can convey the main idea of a story.

        Each story (narrative) that John details is written in the Gospel to convey a message.  Most of us have heard pastors that will take a central theme for their sermon and build Bible verses around that idea (topical preaching).  In doing so, they run the risk of taking verses out of context and applying them in ways the author did not intend the story to be used.  What I want to urge each of you to do is find the main idea of the text that you are studying/teaching/preaching.  The text was written for a specific people, in a specific time, for a specific purpose.  However, it transcends time (via the Holy Spirit) and also applies to modern Christians.  It is crucial that we find the main idea the Word is conveying.

        As an example, let’s look at John 6:15-21 (please read so you can follow along).  This story takes place directly after Jesus feeds the five thousand.  As mentioned previously John wrote his Gospel to point others to Christ and salvation through the miracles of Christ.  Keeping that in mind as we read John 6:15-21, we can see that John presents this story as a miracle that Jesus performs, pointing others toward Christ as truly the Messiah.  That is the main idea of the text.  However, John presents two miracles here that point toward the main idea.  The first is Jesus walking on the water and the second is more subtle, but when Jesus arrived in the boat the crew instantly arrived at their destination.  When we study/teach/preach this passage we need to focus on the main idea the author is trying to convey and expound upon it through sub points--such as the two miracles.

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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