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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 46 Number 2               February 2013

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


The Pastor's Pen

Happy Valentines Day! February is the month of Love, when men send roses or chocolate to their loved ones, just to say, "I Love You!" God demonstrated His Love by sending His Son to die on the Cross. Jesus said the Greatest Commandment is to "Love the Lord your God with All your heart, mind, soul & strength." God told Moses to "Fear Him, Walk in His Ways, Love Him, Serve Him & Keep His Commandments." Jesus said, "If you Love Me, keep My Commandments." How do I Love God as much as He Loved me?
            Love begins by Believing in someone. You have to Believe in God in order to be Saved. Paul told the Philippian jailer to "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ & you will be Saved." Move beyond Believing in God to Believing Him. Believe that God hears & answers your prayers. Believe that God does what He says He can do. You can personally experience Gods Incredible Love, to experience the Forgiveness of Sin & the Joy of Salvation.
            Love Grows as you truly Know someone. Move beyond Believing God to Knowing Him, personally & intimately. We have 1st hand knowledge of God through His Son Jesus Christ. "God became flesh & dwelt among us." God the Son became one of us so He could die for us. "As many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become children of God, & if children, then heirs, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ." All because we Know Him!
            Loving God means we Believe, rather Know, that God can do anything, except Fail. We have experienced the Forgiveness of Sin, the Joy of Salvation, the Assurance of Everlasting Life & the Hope of Heaven. We Love Him because He first Loved us.
God is Love! (1 John 4:8)

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

            I awoke on a recent Friday morning bemoaning the fact that impending bad weather had not permitted a trip to see my granddaughter, Jessica, for her birthday. As I walked into the living room to turn on the gas logs, the view out the front window showed the sky was gray and cloudy and I felt pretty certain the air outside was crispy and cold since the high was not suppose to get out of the 20s and snow was on its way. The world looked very dull and dreary.
        Since the rest of my household had not stirred from the warmth of their beds, I decided to take my shower and get ready for the day. As is my custom I looked out the bathroom window and what a different world I saw. Our back yard around the bird feeder was alive with color. There must have been at least six bright red male cardinals (along with their female mates), several blue jays with their gorgeous blue feathers, finches, doves and my favorite, the red-bellied woodpecker (he has a red head, too). As they competed for space on the feeder or the ground around it, what a brightness and beauty they added to the dreary day. Just a few feet between the two windows but they would reveal two very different views of the world, one bleak and drab, the other bright and colorful, full of activity. I entered the shower thanking God for His creations and for adding color to my world. The words to a song from my youth came to mind: Just take the green from the grass and the blue from the sky up above, and if you color my world just paint it with your love.
        Aren't we glad God has painted our world so beautifully. Our backyard birds seemed even more beautiful later that day, their colors so vibrant against the clean, white snow. As I watched them I thought of other ways God colors my world; the smile of a friend, my husbands warm embrace, conversation and laughter shared around the dinner table with family and friends, the wagging of my dogs tail when he greets me, the promises of scripture and, of course, music. I hope that your lives are colored and enriched by the variety of music shared in our worship services. From the praise team, the choir and the piano, our prayer is that we add color and richness to our worship experience.
        As February comes, the month of heart-shaped boxes of candy, flowers and sweethearts the month of love look for all the ways God colors your world, be it in the beauty of nature, the beauty of people he puts in our lives, or the beauty of music all just a small taste of how much He loves us.

Have a fantastic February, and remember, KEEP SINGING!
 

Carol

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January's Numbers

Sunday School - 45

January Receipts $11,495.70           Disbursements $11,676.84

Building Fund $22,713.90            Scholarship Fund $10,868.57

YTD Receipts - $71,457.86                  YTD Expenditures - $70,511.17

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Events

Praetorian Project

The Praetorian Project is a vision Pillar Church in Dumfries, VA, an SBCV Church Plant.  The name comes from Paul’s ministry to the Praetorian Guards--an elite military force--while he was imprisoned in Rome (Phil 1).  Paul found in his circumstances a unique opportunity to spread the gospel and, as a church located at the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps,” we are attempting to do the same.

The Marine Corps was established in 1775.  The goal is for each of the 100 churches to donate $1,775 to plant a church at the four main Marine Corps bases.

Trinity Baptist Church is partnering with 99 other SBCV Churches to establish a Network of Churches close to the four main Marine Corps Installations worldwide. These new churches will have the goal of spreading the Gospel where they are planted.

(We have collected $485 to date.)

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Soup Dinner on Wednesday Evenings
during the Month of February
from 6:00 6:30 pm
(No food served after 6:45 pm in order to be ready for Prayer Meeting)
Everyone Invited!!!

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Ladies.GET READY!!
We have some great things planned!

Sunday, February 17th will be Womens Day.
The ladies will be leading the morning worship service. Please plan to be here to participate in the service by singing in the choir or just supporting us with your presence! Come to our WINGS meeting on Monday, Feb. 11th at 7 pm as we make final plans for Womens Day.

Saturday, March 9th, from 9am to 3:30pm
we will be joining Sedalia Baptist Womens Ministry for their annual Womens Conference. The Theme, Sanity & Serenity, Steeped in Gods Peace. Registration Fee: $15 (or $20 with lunch) & the Registration Deadline is March 4th. (Registration Forms are available in the Office)

Beginning Friday, March 15th, 9:30-11:30 am, WINGS
will be starting another Bible Study---Book 2 of "Women of the Bible". The Bible study will be every Friday morning thru May 31st. (In order to get the books on time, we must know by Feb. 28th if you are planning to participate). The cost for the Book will be approx. $10. Our first Bible Study on the Women of the Bible was such a success and everyone really learned a lot from it. Please join us!
 

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COLLIDE / Youth

            For the next 7-8 months I want to begin looking at the Gospel of John. Currently, I am teaching a course at Liberty on Johns Gospel and it has captured my mind. The Gospel of John is described by many (i.e. Elmer Towns, Leon Morris) as the book that new Christians should begin studying. This is due to the nature of the Gospel and the purpose of John writing the Gospel.

            Johns Gospel is very distinct in that John (the author) states his purpose for the Gospel in John 20:30-31. Not all books of the Bible are this clear about the reason for writing, but John is very clear. John 20:30-31 states, "And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you have life in His name." As we start looking at John, I want you all to see the ways in which John points all readers to Jesus Christ for salvation. This is why I feel John is a great place to have new believers begin Bible reading. Also, this theme is repeated over and over again. In fact, in the first chapter there are four occurrences of this exact purpose (John 1:1, 1:6-9, 1:17, 1:29). Christ is the only way to salvation and Christ is the sacrificial lamb that was slain to cleanse the world from their sins. He died so you may have life. I urge you to see how John communicates these truths through his Gospel.

        Next month we will look at the discourse between Nicodemus and Jesus in John 3.

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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