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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 42 Number 9               September 2009


Pastor's Pen - Carol's Notes - Upcoming Events - Budget - Pantry

The Pastor’s Pen!!!

On Sunday evenings, we have been studying the Book of Exodus. The Theme of Exodus is God’s Deliverance, how God brought the Israelites out of Egypt with a strong & mighty Hand, under the Leadership of Moses. We remember the story, how the Israelites had been enslaved in Egypt for 430 years, but with God’s Promise of a Deliverer. Then how Moses had been saved as a baby in a basket in the river & then raised by Pharaoh’s daughter. What was God Doing? Where was God Going? Moses learned You Cannot Stay where you are & Go with God.

You Cannot Get Ahead of God. Moses tried to set the Israelites Free by his own power. He simply got ahead of God. God was at work around Moses, God said, “I have seen the affliction of My people & have come down to deliver them.” Moses knew the promises of God, that God would send a Deliverer to set His people free, but Moses wanted to do it his way & in his power. He ended up killing a man, then had to flee for his life. His actions cost him 40 years on the backside of the desert. DO NOT Get Ahead of God!

You Cannot Stay where you are & Go with God. Moses could not Stay at the Burning Bush on the backside of the desert & go with God. Even though Moses had sinned, God still pursued a Personal Relationship with him. God wanted Moses to get involved with Him, doing His work. God told Moses, “Go, Tell Pharaoh, Let My people go.” That invitation put Moses at a Crisis of Belief. Could he trust God, Would he trust God to lead them out of Egypt?

Are you Ready to Go with God?


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Carol's Notes

        School days, school days, dear old golden rule days! Can you believe another school year has begun. For Bill & I it marks the beginning of a year in which we have a senior in our family. Our grandson, Derrik, will graduate from Lord Botetourt HS this year – please pray for Derrik & the decisions he will make about his college education.

        Didn’t we have some great music during the month of August? Many thanks to Bobby Carter, Broken, Bobby Phillips & Stephenie Johnson for sharing so beautifully. Wasn’t it great to have “Seven” sing for us again? I’m so glad they wanted to share with us before going their separate ways to college. I think a “Seven” reunion should become a yearly tradition! Of course, the 5th Sunday Sing is always a lot of fun. It still amazes me how much talent we have in our church family & their willingness to share it and use it for the Lord. Thanks to all for a terrific month of music.

        Broken” had a great time singing at Stillwater’s Coffee House. Lots of our friends were there to support us. We were delighted to share our program with Crystal DeLong who talked about her work in Turkey. “Broken” has been asked to do a program one Friday or Saturday night in the future. We’ll let you know when a date has been confirmed.

        As September begins, the choir will get their first introduction to the Christmas music for this year. With regular worship music to prepare & Christmas preparations to make, an early start for the choir means a whole lot less stress when December rolls around. Pray for us as we prepare for this special time of year.

        I do have a special prayer request this month. Please pray for my mother, Elva Rogers. She will be 94 years old on September 15th. She is doing much better but is still struggling with whether or not she can live independently again. I hope to go down & visit with her for a day or two this month.

        I guess the countdown has officially begun. I’m retiring from Smyth Co/Piedmont Label after 27 years of service. The plan is for my last day on the job to be December 18th. Now that we’ve turned the calendar to September, I only have 69 more days to work…but who’s counting?!

Keep a song in your heart!

Carol (Judges 5:3)

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Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Community Cook-Out

Saturday, September 26th, 5:00-9:00 pm

(after Centerfest)

Free Food – Hot Dogs & Hamburgers

Good Music – Rick Dellinger, Broken & Others

Games for the Kids – Moon Bounce

This is a an Outreach of our Church,

It is a Family-Oriented Event.

Bring your Family, Invite your Neighbors!

Bring your favorite Lawn Chair,

sit back with a plate of delicious food

& enjoy the evening!

So mark it on your calendar


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Budget Report

`08-09: Budget $195,730.00                       

Receipts $184,961.77                        

Disbursements $185,899.98              

`09-10: Budget $182,110.00                       


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Thank You, Trinity Baptist Church!

Because of your generosity, we have been able to help several families in our community who needed food and other items.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, our Pantry is in need of Re-Stocking.

Items needed are:

Canned Vegetables & Fruit

Canned Meats (such as Tuna & Chicken)

Pancake Mix, Cereal, Oatmeal

Mac & Cheese

Instant Potatoes

The Church will provide Gift Certificates from Vista Foods to purchase milk, bread, cheese & meat.

For those less fortunate Families, we want to fix Food Baskets for the Thanksgiving & Christmas Holidays!



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, Bunker Hill 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

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