Monthly Newsletter of      NMBC Baptist Church

 

 

 NMBC NEWS HEARLD

    AUGUST 2017

 From the Desk of Pastor Frank 

 

 

I trust that your Summer has been full of fun and excitement. What I find is that the time goes by so fast, and I don’t get accomplished everything I want too. I want to take the youth on a retreat of some kind, and it looks like it may be in the fall of the year at this point. It would probably work better due to all of the other activities the youth are involved in, and maybe the temperatures would be more cooperating. I’m working to get something scheduled, I ask for your patience.

The Deacons and I have brought on a couple of “Yokefellows” to the Deacon Ministry team, Terry Preston and Joshua Burkhardt. You will see both of these men participating in some various activities to help both of them in preparing to serve as deacons. Pray for these men and the deacons as well that they serve God and our church faithfully.

Carol Gammons has moved to the Evangelism/Outreach ministry team. Kevin Bowling has taken over the Worship Ministry Leader position. So extend both of these leaders your cooperation and prayers as they lead their ministry teams.

The first day of classes for our Preschool will be August 14th. We have scheduled an “Open House” on August 8th from 67pm for all of the Teachers. Please make it a priority in your schedule to have the classrooms cleaned, straightened up, everything in place neatly and professional looking. Remember we only get one chance to make a first impression

Looking ahead, I have scheduled Roy Tremble to come and lead our morning worship on October 22nd, Dave Stahl on November 12th and Bryan Hutson on December 10th.
Our “Pure Country and Gospel” music ministry that we have every six weeks on Saturday evening has really been successful. On Saturday evening, July 1st, there was a total of 57 in attendance. A special thanks to Tommy Day, Lois Boulton and Gary Hewitt for leading this ministry. Jeanie Green plays a very big part in making this successful along with the other musicians that come and share their talents.

Now for a Devotional:

God’s Home In Us

If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23 On the evening before his crucifixion, Jesus assured his little band of followers that although he was leaving them, he would continue to show himself to all who loved him. Judas Thaddaeus then asked just the right question: How would this manifesting take place (John 14:22 NRSV)? Jesus replied that he and his Father would “come to them and make our home with them” (John 14:23). The abiding of the Son and the Father in the faithful heart involves more than communication or conversation, but it surely does involve these too, in a manner and measure our Lord considers to be appropriate. It is simply beyond belief that two persons so intimately related as indicated in Jesus’ answer would not speak explicitly to one another. The Spirit who inhabits us is not mute, restricting himself to an occasional nudge, a brilliant image or a case of goosebumps.

MEDITATE: Reread John 14:23 aloud slowly . Shut your eyes and savor the idea of “home.” Why would God want to make a home in creatures such as us? Why would you want to have God make a home in you? What does this cause you to want to say to God?

Pastor Frank (Gal. 2:20)
 

Senior Ministry From Rev. Dr. Stan Reedy


                                        WADY’S NEWS

Upcoming events:

Next WADYS meetings: August 9th & 23rd @ 4:30 p.m. Make plans to be here & bring a friend. For our Aug. 9th meeting, Linda wants everyone to bring their favorite salad. Also, that meeting is going to be game day. Bring your card game, favorite board game, etc. We’re planning a couple of day trips for September & October.

Future day trips: Saturday, Sep. 9th – trip to Creation Museum. Saturday, Oct. 7th – trip to Huber Family Farms

These trips are open to anyone, any age. If interested in going, there’s a sign up sheet in the Foyer. Tickets for the group discount (minimum 15 people) to the Creation Museum must be purchased 21 days in advance. (Aug. 14th is the deadline to sign-up). See flyer for more information about prices.

We’re often asked “How are you doing?” Many times we’ll answer “I’m taking it one day at a time.” Which is the only way we can take life–one day at a time–because we’re only given one day at a time. Moses asked God to “…teach us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 The psalmist tells us “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

What’s important is how we take that one day at a time. I came across this in some of my readings. Figured I’d share it with you as we take one day at a time.

As we take life One Day at a Time here’s what we need to do:

Stand tall Appreciate your specialness Start fresh Accept your humanness Let go of guilt Ask for help Don’t look back Have the courage to change Take an inventory Accept the unchangeable Make amends Be patient Trust others Keep promises Believe in yourself Bury regret Discover God’s love Discard hate Transcend self doubt Don’t dwell on the past Love each moment Live each day Build a better tomorrow Open your heart Explore your soul Expect the best Let miracles happen

 

 

 

 In His service, Bro. Stan 

 
 

 

 
 

               Mark Your Calendar

 

 Aug 6th – Deacons Meeting
 Aug 7th – ABM Meeting at Graham Church
 Aug 8th – Preschool Open House
 Aug 9th – Ministry Leaders Meeting
 Aug 14th – First Day of Preschool
 CHURCH CLEANING – 7/31-8/4 Charlie Lathrem
 8/7-8/11- Josh & Christian Burkhardt  
8/14-8/18 -Gary & Sylvia Hewitt
8/21-8/25 -Shirley Raker
 8/28-9/17- Nobody scheduled
 

Squeakers The Church Mouse 

 

Well this year is rolling on by. I hope your having a good time!! Remember to take God on your vacation!! With graduations over and some moving on it can be hard. Here is a little help from Dr. James and Shirley Dobson. God bless you all.

Independence Day

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1

The act of releasing a grown child into the world is often challenging for parents, but we should keep in mind that the prospect of leaving home can be equally daunting for your son or daughter. Sometimes they will need a gentle push out the door.

You’re probably familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son, who demanded his share of his father’s estate, set off on his own, and squandered his fortune in wild living (Luke 15:11–13). This strong-willed child couldn’t wait to sever his family ties. His older brother, however, was the hard-working and responsible member of the clan. He remained with his father, laboring for years on the family farm.

We don’t know for sure how the older son felt about his life at home, but he clearly resented
the homecoming lavished on his brother upon his return (vv. 28–30). Compliant children such as this eldest son often have a more difficult time disengaging from the nest. Because there is little conflict with their parents, they’ve developed a close, secure bond that is hard to give up. Yet God did not intend for adult children to maintain the same relationship with their parents as they did when they were small. That’s why every family should anticipate an “independence day” that is a passage into freedom—not only for the grown child, but also for the parents.

Before you say good night…

Do you have “compliant” kids that may struggle when the time comes to leave home?

Do you talk with your kids about the future, helping them anticipate an “independence day”?

Lord, we so enjoy close relationships with our children— yet we don’t want to hold them back from the plans you have for them. Open our eyes, Lord, to see how we can best release them into the world and into Your care. Amen.

From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson

Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.

 
 

                       ABW NEWS

 

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday school was out, and now they will be going back in about a week. We ‘ve had some good summer fun so far. On July 16 we had our annual church picnic. We had a big crowd and some delicious burgers, brats, and hot dogs with all the fixin’s and so much more to go with them. Thanks to our chefs who braved the heat to cook for us! And thanks to all who came and brought the other food. We also included the kids Back to School Bash with the picnic, and several kids were present to receive their Walmart cards we gave out to help with back to school supplies. In total, we gave 30 kids in our church family Walmart cards this year for school supplies. We had a great meeting in June, but no meetings in July and August for the summer. The Bible books for July are Psalms 1-72, August will be 1 Samuel, and September will be Ephesians. We will return to regular meetings in September. On Monday, August 14, we will be having our picnic with the guys on Harmony Lane at the Madison State Hospital. If anyone would like to join us, you are welcome. This is a fun time with the guys. They always look forward to the picnic. Please let us know if you would like to attend. An upcoming date to mention is Women’s Day on October 14 at Columbus First Baptist. More on this later. Hope you continue to have a good summer.

God Bless!

 

Mary

 
 
 
 

 

                       REMEMBER THE HOUSE OF HOPE
                             
 SUNDAY CHALLENGE!!
                           Bring one nonperishable item
                                 per person for the
                                     House of Hope
                                 Basket in the foyer           

 

                   Jefferson County

               House of Hope Pantry

           They are in the lower level
         of the Clearing-House Project                                      Facility at
           100 East Second Street
              in downtown Madison
          hohinfo@cinergymetro.net

DEACONS DIALOGUE
The Deacons Are Here For You Call On Us 

Well here it is August already. I hope you all are having a great summer.

I ask you all to pray for our church, the pre school, Ms. Penny and her staff. They are getting ready to start again for the year. Also, we want to welcome two new Deacons that are getting ready to join us. They are Terry Preston and Josh Burkhardt. They will be a welcome addition to the Deacon board. Give them your support and prayers. They are in training now and will be ordained soon. Remember you can contact the Deacons anytime you need help.

Also even though we support The House Of Hope if you are a church member and need help due to a unexpected expense we will help you privately as we always have. The House Of Hope is a great place, and they offer things that a church pantry cannot. Please reach out if you need help and do not suffer needlessly.

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Deacon Tim Ehlers

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

                       Verse of the Month

                                                   

                                PSALMS 18:49


Therefore I will give

thanks to You,

O Lord,

among the Gentiles.

And sing praises to Your

name.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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