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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 48 Number 5              May 2015

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

From the Pastor’s Desk!

     Happy Mother’s Day! There are lots of Great Mothers in the Bible, there are four non-Jewish mothers listed in the genealogy of Jesus. There is the Ideal Mother of Proverbs 31, but there is also an Unknown Mother of Great Faith, a Canaanite woman whose daughter was sick, so she went to Jesus, believing Jesus could heal her daughter. She was a Mother of Great Faith!
     A Mother of Faith takes her Problems to Jesus, Believing He Will Take Care of Them. This Woman was a Gentile, not a Jew, but she believed Jesus could heal her daughter who was demon-possessed. So she took her Problems to Jesus, she believed He would take care of them. She believed 1 Peter 5:7 Cast your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. He does Care!
     A Mother of Faith remains Persistent in Prayer, Believing Jesus will Answer You. She went to Jesus because she believed He was the Answer she needed. When Jesus didn’t answer, the disciples said “go away”, but her persistence paid off. She believed Matt 7:7-8 Keep on Asking, Seeking & Knocking. He Answered!
     A Mother of Faith receives the Promise of God, Live like He Will Do What He Says. Jesus said, “Great is your Faith,” she not only Believed, but she Acted upon her Belief. Better Faith than Beauty Prov 31:30 beauty is fleeting. Better Faith than Finances 1 Tim 6:10 love of money. Better Faith than Influence Prov 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord. Her daughter was Healed because she Believed.
     Be a Mother of Great Faith, Believing God can Do Anything, except Fail! Believe It, Then Live like it! Matt 9:29 According to your Faith, let it be done to you. Keep on Believing!


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    Carol's Notes   

     As I sit down to put pencil to paper, it is hard to believe that it’s really spring. The weather outside is dreary and damp, the furnace has come on and Bill has turned on the gas logs to warm him as he reads the Sunday paper. Just a few nights ago we brought some of the plants back inside because of the danger of frost. Just two days ago we worked outside in the warm spring sunshine planting flowers. It’s that crazy time of year when our weather is so unpredictable but the calendar does confirm that it’s spring. Blooms on the dogwoods and azaleas, buds on the peonies, and renewal of life in the hostas and ferns all confirm that the renewal of spring is happening all around us. The hummingbirds are back so it truly is spring!
     One of the chores I dread most each spring is the changing of my closet, packing up winter clothes and unpacking spring and summer clothes. Our house is not very large and closet space is at a premium. We have no “walk-in” closets and only one double closet and it is filled with Bill’s clothes. I fuss about my closet at least twice a year (spring and fall) and believe it shrinks each season and now seems no larger than an airplane bathroom! Bill used to tell me I had too many clothes but one look at his closet and he realized he best not say that to me. This year, however, his comment was “would a double closet like mine be large enough or would you still complain?” He quickly left the room after that comment but how he set my mind to work. Was there more truth in his statement than I wanted to believe? I obviously had forgotten the words of Philippians 2:14 which remind us to “do all things without complaining and disputing” and Paul’s admonition to be content in whatever state I find myself. As I looked around me, I found very little to merit such complaining. My house is cozy and comfortable, warm in winter, cool in summer, filled with “stuff” gathered over a lifetime of living, all tied together by the love and laughter of family and the solid foundation of faith in my God to take care of all my needs. So God gave me a house with small closets – people in places all over the world would think my house a mansion and be grateful to have enough clothes to put in even a small closet. So the problem is not my closet, the problem is me. Now when I open that closet door instead of complaining I hope I will see lots of reasons to give thanks (plenty of clothes, multiple pairs of shoes, pocketbooks) and use the time spent complaining to thank God for His provisions in my life. Besides, I can always hope that the mansion He’s preparing for me will have large closets!
     Have a marvelous May, continue to enjoy the beautiful renewal of spring, and, as always....KEEP SINGING!


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April's Numbers
Sunday School - 47 + 18 (Nursing Home)
Receipts - $13,880.41   Disbursements -$14,008.72
Building Fund - $15,617.36   Scholarship Fund - $5,444.10
YTD Receipts - $116,490.33   YTD Expenditures - $117,541.87

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PRAISE THE LORD!!! We surpassed our goal of $10,000 for our new Air conditioner/Heat pump for the Church.

We Collected $10,284.21!!!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
To those who have so generously given!!

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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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Church Business Meeting:   Wednesday night, May 13th at 7:00 pm.

Coffee House:   Friday, May 29th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Come and enjoy the great music.

(call the office at 586-8010 if you have questions about these events.)

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VBS:   As previously noted, VBS will be held May 31st - June 5th from 6:00-8:00 pm each evening. The theme will be "Nazareth - Where Jesus Was A Kid". WE NEED WORKERS!!! Please contact Sherry Overstreet (540-874-4593) or the Office (540-586-8010) and let her know you will do your part to make this VBS one of the best ever! We NEED CHILDREN ; so invite kids in your family or in your neighborhood. We will have cards available inviting kids to come if you want to give them out to your friends and family.

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Food for Thought

One of the best definitions of life that I recently read:
“Life is like a cafeteria. You can choose what you want, but what you choose must be paid for at the end of the line. So choose carefully!”

(thanks, David Henderson)

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Trinity Baptist Church

You are invited to join us for a fantastic week of VBS fun!

When: May 31 - June 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ages: 5 years old - 12 years old

The children will visit where Jesus lived and grew up as a boy. They will see that Jesus had a family, a name, a home, He went to church and served others…..just like they do!! They will learn about Jesus in His home as told by Mary, His mother.

To Pre-register please come at least a half an hour early the first night or fill out the registration form here.
The church office hours are
Tuesday—Thursday, 9am - 4pm
For more info call 586-8010

Hope to see you there! Bring a Friend with you!

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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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