Monthly Newsletter of NMBC Baptist Church

 

NMBC NEWS HEARLD

NOVEMBER 2018

FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR FRANK

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Susie and I have so much to be thankful for, it’s difficult to know where to begin. The best place that I have found is Thanking Jesus for being my Lord and Savior, and the many blessings and answered prayers that he has given to our family. This Thanksgiving, I pray that each of you will reflect upon the many blessings that he has given to you and give God the Thanks for each one. We will be providing Thanksgiving Day Dinner once again at the church. We have been making plans and getting our menu ready. If you are going to be by yourself or maybe just you and your spouse or friend, we would like for you to join us for dinner. It is our mission to make sure that nobody spends Thanksgiving alone. Please join us. We would love to serve you and share this wonderful meal with you and your family. On Sunday November 11, we will be recognizing our veterans. Brother Dave Stahl will be leading our worship service that morning. You will not want to miss this worship service. I believe that it’s the finest tribute to our veterans in town. We had a wonderful time in October on our trip to Stream Cliff Farm in Deputy. Delicious meal and a great time of fellowship and laughter. A Big THANK YOU!!! To our church family for taking Susie and I out for Lunch in recognition for Pastor Appreciation, we filled two rows of tables at the Pines Restaurant in their banquet dining room. Great Food + Great Friends = Great Fellowship. I want to share this with you. Giving Thanks Thanksgiving I thank you, Lord, for “little” things, The things of ev’ry day— A bird song dear, a blossom sweet, The green grass growing at my feet, A little child at play. I thank you, Lord, for “little” things— The sunset’s red-gold hue, The starlit sky, the buzz of bee,The spreading branches of a tree— These gifts have come from you. I thank you, Lord, for “little” things— The handclasp of a friend, A happy smile, a cheering word, A bit of song or verse I’ve heard— All these and more you send! These gifts you give are precious gifts; I thank you for each one! But far above all else you gave Stands Calv’ry’s cross, an empty grave— The gift of Christ, your Son! —Geneva Showerman
Pastor Frank

 

Calendar

 
 Nov 5th – ABM Meeting
 Nov 5th – ABW Day of Prayer
 Nov 7th – WADYS Meeting
 Nov 11th – Veterans Recognition and David Stahl
 Nov 20th – ABW Meeting
 Nov 22nd – Thanksgiving Day Dinner
 Bible Study every Sunday evening
 

Squeakers The Church Mouse

 

As I was scurrying around the church the other day looking for crumbs I stumbled upon this. It is so awesome I have to share it with you!! God is good all the time!! Best Passage Ever God put [Jesus] forward as propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:25– 26) Romans 3:25–26 may be the most important verses in the Bible. God is wholly just! And He justifies the ungodly! Not either/or! Both! He acquits the guilty, but is not guilty in doing so. This is the greatest news in the world! “[God] made [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) “By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh.” (Romans 8:3) “[Christ] bore our sins in his body on the tree.” (1 Peter 2:24) “Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18) “If we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” (Romans 6:5) If the most terrifying news in the world is that we have fallen under the condemnation of our Creator and that he is bound by his own righteous character to preserve the worth of his glory by pouring out his wrath on our sin . . . . . Then the best news in all the world (the gospel!) is that God has decreed a way of salvation that also upholds the worth of his glory, the honor of his Son, and the eternal salvation of his elect. He has given his Son to die for sinners and to conquer their death by his own resurrection.

DEACONS DIALOGUE
Well this year is coming to a close. Fall is in full swing. We have had many blessings this year. The Pre-School is doing very well. Young minds are learning new things and about God and Jesus. What a blessing it has been. The church has been freshened up and repairs made. God is filling the church with new people. We are growing and spreading the Gospel. Amen. We want to thank you for continuing to support the House of Hope food pantry. Remember that the request for food is usually higher in November and December, so pick up an extra can or two while you are shopping. God bless you for supporting a wonderful resource. They can do a better job than the church can. However, if a church member needs help, PLEASE contact the deacons or the Pastor. We will discreetly help you. If an unexpected bill or repair happens don’t do without, let us help you. Proverbs 15:23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-and how good is a timely word I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be sure to thank Jesus for all he has done for you. Thank Him for our church and Pastor Frank. Pray for others as well.
Yours In Christ The Deacons of NMBC 
 
 
Verse of the Month
PSALM 107:1
“A merry heart does good like medicine” Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever
 
 

ABW NEWS

 
IWell the leaves are finally changing colors! Seems like it’s taken them a long time this year. This crazy weather this year has them all confused I guess. It just doesn’t seem possible that November is here, but it sure is so I’d better get ready. We met last night to plan the Thanksgiving dinner we are having at church this year. If you know of someone who needs a meal or would like to join us that day, please let Pastor Frank know. We don’t want anyone spending Thanksgiving alone when they can come to the church and join us. We had a good meeting in October at Ethel’s Place with six ladies present. We had a lot of fellowship, discussed our business, and enjoyed some delicious refreshments Ethel’s daughter had made for us. Betty reported on her trip to Women’s Day at First Baptist Church in Anderson, IN. She got to talk to Barbara Bolick, our International Missionary who we sponsor. The Bolicks are in the US now for awhile. Four of our ladies will be attending the Fall Conference on October 24 at New Marion Baptist Church. They will be taking the items we collected for the Edna Martin Christian Center. We voted to purchase $20.00 worth of canned goods to add to this from the circle. On Monday, November 5, will be the Baptist Women’s Day of Prayer at North Madison. We will be in the basement and the Men’s Brotherhood meeting will be meeting in the sanctuary. Afterwards we will all come together for refreshments. Indian Kentuck Baptist will be in charge of our program, and they will be bringing some pie also. All ladies and men are invited to these meetings, so we hope all of you will be attending. We talked about the Madison State Hospital Christmas party on December 1. We will be having pizza and cookies, and we discussed the presents they wanted. We will be announcing what we need soon. Our Bible book for the month of November is II Corinthians, so now you will have both Corinthians read! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 20, at 6:
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

 

 

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