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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 46 Number 5               May 2013

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

The Pastor's Pen

Happy Mothers Day! Preachers love to preach about a man of God, like Ezra, or a man after Gods own heart, like David, but for Mothers Day, I would like to look at "a Woman of God". God is careful with His adjectives, but in 2 Kings 4:8, the Shunamite woman was a "Great Woman"; prominent, rich, influential, a woman of Faith, but a "Woman of God".
    A Woman of God has Compassion for the People of God. The city of Shunem was located in northern Israel; it means resting place, probably part of the prophet Elishas circuit. The woman recognized Elisha as a man of God, a prophet of Israel and cared enough to get involved, to provide a room for the prophet. Her Compassion for the People of God made her Reach Out to others.
    A Woman of God has Contentment with the Provisions of God. Elisha wanted to repay this womans kindness, what can I do? But the woman was content with what she had. Paul said, I have learned to be content with what I have. God honored the womans contentment, and gave her the desires of her heart. (Psa 37:4) Her Contentment for the Provisions of God kept her from Worrying.
    A Woman of God has Confidence in the Power of God. The womans child became ill & died. But the woman had confidence in a crisis, it was either a problem or a potential for God to do something. The child lived because of the power of God to restore life. "This is the Confidence we have in Him, that if we ask Anything according to His will, He hears us". Her Confidence in the Power of God helped her Live as if God can Do Anything, except Fail! God answered this Woman of Gods prayers.


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    Carol's Notes   

    Can you remember a time when scripture came to life right in front of your eyes? That happened to me recently while doing some earlier than usual spring cleaning. This year spring cleaning has taken on a whole new meaning in our house. Heres what I mean.
    Sometime after the first of the year we began using the gas logs to keep the front part of our house cozy warm. A few weeks later we began to notice a gray, ashy film on medicine bottles and Bills Apple Market coffee mug. We werent sure what was causing the problem so I washed the bottles and the mug and life went on. It was only a few more weeks when we began to see evidence of a severe problem. Tops of curtains were filthy, the brick above the fireplace was black with a sooty film, walls and ceilings were dirty. Thinking we had a problem with the furnace, we had someone check it and all was found in order. Next we had the gas logs checked. Nothing was found wrong with them that should have caused this problem. We werent sure what the next step was but I knew I couldnt live with all the filth. I started washing curtains and cleaning windows. With that done, I started washing walls. Heres where it happened. Into Bills bedroom I headed with a bucket filled with hot water and degreaser and a clean rag. I washed a very, very small section of wall and realized the rag was already black and filthy. Oh my goodness, did Isaiah 64:6 come to life - "but we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags". There I stood holding a slightly used rag and already it and the water I had rinsed it in were black. What a dramatic reminder of how God sees our sin but there was another reminder yet to come. That rag, even after being washed in hot, Clorox water and detergent would never be white again but God washes our sins "white as snow".
    After talking to our insurance company and an inspection of our house, our spring cleaning is now being done by professionals thats a whole other story! Once our house is clean and back in order, I pray I wont forget the scripture that came to life so vividly during this experience.
    Hope you have a colorful, magical May as we begin to enjoy warmer weather, perhaps the planting of our favorite summer flowers and celebrating a special day to remember our Mothers. As life gets busy again with yard work and gardening, remember to find time to KEEP SINGING!


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April's Numbers

Sunday School - 48 + 17 (Nursing Home)

March Receipts $13,141.00           Disbursements $12,981.18

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

YTD Receipts - $114,961.17                  YTD Expenditures - $114,952.17

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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 Mothers Day! May 12th

M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

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Memorial Day May 27th

Always Remember
We bow our heads in silent grace;
Proud to stand upon this place.
To honor those who we love and lost;
Whose lives were taken at such a cost.
Through the pain and sorrow,
for all the brave and true;
To always be remembered by me & by you.
To heal the minds and hearts,
of those who still live;
Always remembering what they had to give.
Live your lives with pride
in hearing what I say;
May God bless and keep you
on this and every day.
Mike Baird
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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

    As I am sitting here I started thinking about the sin that is running rampant in our society. The terrible acts that took place in Colorado last year, the stunning scandal at Penn State, Sandy Hook, the Boston bombings, not to mention the gang violence and abortions that take place every single day. Our world is corrupted by sin and evil. However, look at John 10:9-11, "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep".

    This is where the power of the book we have been looking at comes in to play so much. The thief (i.e., Satan) comes to destroy our world. However, by accepting Christ we shall be saved from the thief. Therefore, as Christians we need to be spreading the knowledge that Satan has come into this world to destroy it; that the pain of this world is due to Satan and his evil ways. Not only do we need to spread that knowledge but we need to be telling everyone that Christ is the Door, the Good Shepherd, and that through Him all can be saved! As you pray and study this week, focus on how you can take the knowledge you are gaining and apply it to your life and your ministry. Go and change lives through the power of Jesus Christ.

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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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