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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 47 Number 6               June 2013

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

The Pastor's Pen

Get Ready for our Jubilee Celebration!   We are Celebrating our 50th Anniversary on Sunday, June 9th. Trinity Baptist Church was started as a Mission of Bedford Baptist Church in 1962 when Bedford Baptist moved out of the downtown area. Trinity has been sharing the gospel in our community for over 50 years, so now we Celebrate. God has been Faithful to us for the past 50 years, building His Church right here on Lyle Street.
God is Faithful in All Circumstances.   We may lament over the condition of our Country, our Churches, or our Children, but God Triumphs through our tears. God is Greater than our circumstances. He is Faithful even when things look darkest. Like the prophet Habakkuk, "even though the Fruit, Fields, or Flocks fail, I will Rejoice in Thee," because His Faithfulness never ceases.
God is Faithful in His Compassion.   There is Hope for troubled hearts, because God cares for those who are hurting, & does something about it. He comes to us in our sorrows & offers us the power of His Presence. He forgives us of our Sins; if we confess, He is faithful & just to forgive us & cleanse us from our sin.
God is Faithful when we place our Confidence in Him.   The Bible teaches us that God is Faithful to those who Seek Him, Trust in Him & Serve Him. The Psalmist proclaims, "The Lord is my Light & my Salvation, whom shall I fear?" Isaiah says, "God is my Salvation, my Strength & my Song, I will Trust & not be afraid."
We are Celebrating 50 years of God’s Faithfulness to Trinity. On Sunday, June 9th, we will have a Special Worship Service with David Engleman, a former pastor, returning as our guest Speaker, Special Music & "Dinner on the Grounds" to follow.
"May All Who Come Behind Us Find Us Faithful."


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    Carol's Notes   

After several weeks of work crews being in our house cleaning soot residue, painting, shampooing carpets and upholstered furniture, I think the Easterly house is finally back in order. As work was being completed, you could hear me complaining again about all the "stuff" that one more time had to be put back in place. I had not forgotten the lesson of the filthy rags but I had forgotten how much I have for which to be grateful. Just a few minutes in front of the TV watching the reports of destruction caused by the tornado in Oklahoma made me feel so guilty that I had complained about anything during this cleanup process. Philippians 4:11 tells us "in whatever state I am, to be content." Seems I had another teachable moment. It appears, as the children’s song says, "He’s still working on me." I’m glad he deems me valuable enough to continue to chasten and teach.
We’ve had a different kind of excitement at our house the last few days. Bill saw a pileated woodpecker and a few days later I saw a pair of them in the trees at the edge of our yard. One of the men painting our house told us that one had flown very near him as he got out of his truck in our driveway. I got in the car to go somewhere and noticed that both of my side mirrors had been moved. I didn’t know how that had happened so I just reset them and keep on truckin! A few days later our neighbor came over and reported the same problem with the mirrors on his car but he had the answer. He had stood at his side door and watched a pileated woodpecker fighting himself in the car mirror. If you drive down our street and see bags covering our car mirrors, just remember we’re not crazy! The funniest sight has been watching this large woodpecker hang from the suet feeder. I thought his diet consisted of ants and bugs but he surely has eaten his share of suet. I’m not so sure our friend has not banged his head one too many times!
Our backyard is certainly not the Garden of Eden but it is a place of beauty, adorned with very large trees, lots of flowers (including some transplanted from our home places in Tennessee and Florida) and lots of varieties of birds with their own unique beauty and now our "little bit looney" woodpecker. Nature truly is singing all around us. Covenant with me to complain less, be far more grateful for our blessings and to Keep Singing our Maker’s praises.
Let’s celebrate with a joyous June and, as always, KEEP SINGING!


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May's Numbers

Sunday School - 51 + 22 (Nursing Home)

May Receipts - $13,745.20          Disbursements -$13,718.24

Building Fund - $22,154.15           Scholarship Fund - $10,836.47

YTD Receipts - $128,706.61                YTD Expenditures - $128,710.20

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1962 - 2012


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.


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

NOTE Adjusted Times for this Celebration:
8:45-9:15 am - Breakfast
9:30-10:10 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - Worship Service
1:30 pm - Concert

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Happy Father's Day!
Sunday ~ June 16th

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Bus Ministry
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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Something to Think About…
One stormy day a member of the congregation said about his pastor who is a perpetual optimist,  "He will have nothing to thank God for on this horrible, miserable, stormy day."   But when the minister stood in the pulpit, he began his prayer: "O Lord, We thank you that not every day is like this one."   Even in the valleys of life we have so much for which to be thankful. As you go through life today, try to see how you can thank God for blessings even in the midst of difficulty.

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Don’t Forget Our

Coffee House

The last Friday of the Month  ~  May 31st  ~  7:00–9:00 PM

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COLLIDE / student ministries

This month we continue our look at the Gospel of John, specifically the reassuring words of Christ. Christ says the following in John 16:27,  "For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God."   This verse should give you the greatest feeling of love that could ever be felt. Think about it – the God that created everything you see, everything you touch, every single thing that you have ever encountered, that same God loves YOU! How amazing is that? Not only does He love you, but He sent His Son to die for you! People search for love in different places, but the greatest love ever known is waiting for them in Christ Jesus. Ask, seek, and knock and that love will be given unto you!
Christ continues in John 16:33 by saying,  "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."&nbps;  All of the struggles of this world have been conquered through Christ. Whenever you feel depressed, lonely, or abandoned remember these verses,  "For the Father Himself loves you" and "[Christ] has overcome the world."   What does depression, loneliness, or abandonment have compared to God’s love that overcame the world? One word –  Nothing.


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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!


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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