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The Pastor’s Pen!!!
We need REVIVAL at Trinity Baptist Church. God’s people need Revival, not a series of Revival Meetings, but an Old-Fashioned Revival, from the pulpit to the pew, where God’s people get on fire again, rededicate themselves to serving Him & recommit themselves to being more faithful to Him. We need some old-fashioned preaching along with some old-fashioned singing to take us to the throne of grace.
Let’s go back to having Cottage Prayer Meetings where Christians would meet in member’s homes to pray specifically for Revival. Unfortunately, some Churches, & Christians, never experience genuine Revival, because they fail to Pray for Revival, begging God to send Revival & then expecting God to answer. If we pray, it doesn’t matter who comes to preach or sing, but if we don’t pray, it still won’t matter who comes to lead us. There’s Power in Praying & there’s still Power in the Blood.
God gives us Pre-Requisites for Revival – “If My People, will Humble themselves & Pray & Seek My Face & turn from their wicked ways,” (Repent) (2 Chron 7:14) then God will send Revival. Revival is not having a bunch of people get Saved, even though that’s a result of genuine Revival. Revival is God’s people getting Right with Him, but in order to be “Re-vived” there must be fire, or life, to begin with. To experience genuine Revival we must humble ourselves before God, confess our sins & declare our dependence upon Him. We have to Pray for Revival, begging God to send Revival, praying “let it begin in me.” Ask, & Expect God to answer.
Will you Pray with me, for Revival?
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Thinking back over the past few weeks the phrases “getting back to normal” or “bouncing back” come to mind. It’s been difficult to be resilient and joyful amid the burdens of life. Fanny Crosby penned these words “A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, He taketh by burdens away; He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved, He giveth me strength as my day.”
This hymn, “He Hideth My Soul”, explains Fanny Crosby’s life. She faced three incredible hardships during her 95 years. The first was her blindness caused by a careless doctor when she was six weeks old.
Her second hardship was her marriage to a young musician she met when they both taught at the New York Institution for the Blind. Fanny loved his music and he loved her poetry. The two married in 1858. No one knows what happened but years later they drifted apart and in the end occupied separate addresses.
Her deepest sadness was the loss of her child. To this day no one knows if it was a boy or girl. She seldom spoke of the baby and privately bore the sadness all her life.
Despite these hardships all who knew her spoke of her energy, her zest for life, her joy. When she was 84 years old someone asked Fanny how long she would travel and lecture. Her reply was “always!” “People grow old because they are not cheerful and cheerfulness is one of the greatest accomplishments in the world.”
Fanny Crosby lived out her song everyday of her life…Can we do the same?
As we look forward to August, we’ve got several musical treats I hope you will enjoy and August brings with it a 5th Sunday. We’ll talk more about the 5th Sunday in weeks to come.
Have an amazing August and - KEEP SINGING!
Carol (Judges 5:3)
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And just like that the summer is drawing to a close. Students of all ages are heading to Lynchburg and Roanoke for back-to-school clothes, class schedules are being made, and two-a-days are starting up to prepare the local high school teams for another season of football. As the summer dies and the school year comes back around brand new, we see how important this definite stop and start point are for those who attend the school and those who run it. Without a stop and a start there is no time to stop and reflect on what worked last year and what needs to be changed. Victories need to be celebrated and defeats need to be examined.
In light of the truth about rest and resetting that we see in the schools and other institutions, we have decided within the student ministry to do the same. While schools get a whole three months we don’t need that much of a reset, just two weeks or so. So we will not be having anything youth group related happening for the two weeks before school starts. That means no youth group meetings on August 8, 11, 15, or 18. That’s the good/bad news. The good/good news is that we will return with a “Goodbye Summer” pool party on August 22, the night before school starts (with announcements on time and place to come). And Collision // Student Worship will return in all its awesomeness on Wednesday, August 25. Have a good end of the summer.
In Christ, Ethan
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Sunday School - 53 + 34 (Nursing Home)
July Receipts - $13,113.24 / Disbursements - $13,686.65
Building Fund - $15,273.84 / Scholarship Fund - $15,382.37
YTD Receipts - $162,196.99 / YTD Expenditures - $162,176.07
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Monday, August 2nd
We will be having a combined Women’s Meeting with
Sedalia Baptist Church at Sedalia.
Sedalia will be preparing a meal prior to the Meeting
“Broken” will be singing
Carolyn Markham will be presenting a program
with a slide show regarding her trip to PA with Trinity in July.
ALL Ladies from Trinity:
We will be Leaving the Church at 6:00 pm on Monday.
We possibly will go in the Church van or bus.
Quarterly Business Meeting
Wednesday, August 11th
At 7:00 pm
This is our most Important Business Meeting of the Year.
Items of Business to Discuss
Nominating Committee Report –
Officers & Teachers for the upcoming year & Committees
2010-2011 Budget Presentation
Salaries & Spending Discussion for the upcoming year
Mark your calendars to attend, Plan on being there!
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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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