Mother’s Day – May 14, 2017
WE HONOR all Mothers today. As you leave the service this morning, our ushers have a gift for all moms who are worshipping with us this morning. NOTE – There will be no evening classes or services tonight. We encourage you to spend good quality time with your family on this special day.
CONDOLENCES to the family of Lateefa M. upon her recent homegoing. A memorial service is being planned.
AWANA AWARDS NIGHT – All are invited to attend the awards ceremony tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY and closing luncheon will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. The study will resume in the fall.
NEXT SUNDAY – Dr Harmon will begin a new series of sermons on Sunday mornings from the book of I John that he has entitled “Authentic Christianity.” Don’t miss this instructive time in God’s Word.
OPERATION ARCTIC VBS will be held June 26th-30th, 9:00 a.m. till noon, for age 3 to Grade 5. WORKERS are needed! See Rev. Finley or Mrs. Gorham to help in this outreach ministry. A VBS WORKERS’ MEETING will be held in the Chapel immediately following the morning service next Sunday.
YOUTH MINISTRY – STUDY in the Book of Titus, each Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. HERSHEY PARK DAY for 6th-12th Grade Teens, May 20th, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Money is due in TODAY. TEENS’ EVENING VBS for 6th-12th Grade Teens, June 26th-30th, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. THE WILDS TRIP for 7th-12th Grade Teens, July 31st-August 5th. Rev. Finley has complete details for all events.
PRAYER LIST – Frank A., Sr., Donna C., Drew D., Wayne R., Rachel Wr., Pat B., Doris T., Vilma B., Frances M., Julie S., Dee H., Todd F., Bill W., Geraldine C., Frank A., Jr., Antionette R., Beverly M., Martin H., Roosevelt D., Barbara E., Owen S., Bethany B., Bob H., Harold B. & William S. – health concerns. Sheila P., Ariella S., Sara B., Don F., Adam Ca., Ron L., Cass W., William D., Jean W., Thomas K., Florence C., Laurel C., Pamela Go., Kellie D. & Michael S., Sr. – cancer.
MISSIONARY NEWS – THE SHIPE FAMILY – The week of Easter was filled with a flurry of activities including a youth Easter Bible Conference, Lord’s Supper services on Good Friday, much discipleship, hospital visits, and evangelism. But the capstone of the week was, without a doubt, the Easter morning baptismal service! What a delight to stand with 7 new believers as they proclaimed their faith in Jesus Christ by way of believer’s baptism! It was a special delight to baptize my daughter Erin. Please be in prayer for each of these young Christians, that they would indeed walk in newness of life and continue to know and love Christ more and more. Recently we enjoyed a week of S.A.L.T. (Serving And Living in Tanzania) as we attended the yearly Bible conference for Baptist missionary families serving here. It is a highlight of the year for our entire family. Two Prayer Requests: Lord willing, in about a year we will be returning to the States for a furlough after 4 years on the field. There is much to do in preparation for our church to be able to stand firm while we are gone. Pray for wisdom as we seek to prepare Ema and the rest of our church family for that time. Also, our partners, the Myers family, are returning to the States permanently. Please pray that God would give us new partners to serve together with us in this work for His Glory.