NEW STUDY STARTING AUG 7TH
On August 7th, the B.A.S.I.C Sunday school class will be starting a study in the book of Acts. The book of Acts stands apart in a world that is unsure of where to find truth or purpose. Yet, it reveals God’s plan for global redemption, His purpose for our lives, and the power He has given us to accomplish His mission.
Join us as we study through the story of the early church. Acts may have been written two thousand years ago, but God is calling us today to be a part of that story.
The B.A.S.I.C Sunday school class meets next to the church Library.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT (Fidelis CLASS)
This week, we would like to recognize the Fidelis class for our Sunday School spotlight. Through their dedication to Sunday school, this group of mature ladies are a living example of Romans 12:2. They strive to be a class that does not conform to the world but continues to strive daily to be transformed by the word of God they study each week. Charnelle Reinhardt has been the faithful teacher of this class for many years, and they welcome any ladies that desire to be a part of a loving fellowship.
Family Night Begins
Make plans to join us Wednesday, August 24, for our first weeknight family night. We will start out with a light supper at 6 PM, followed by a special speaker from Samaritan’s Purse.
“God is at work in a powerful way in Ukraine as the war grinds on. In the midst of devastation and loss, the Lord is empowering the Church to rise up and serve as the hands of feet of Jesus Christ to millions of internally displaced people and refugees. Come hear from Lynne Rienstra, Regional Director for Church Engagement at Samaritan’s Purse, as she shares how God is using our church’s gifts and prayers to fuel the Gospel in Ukraine.”
Worship in Music with Kevin Harry
On Sunday, August 28, during our PM service, Kevin Harry will be leading us in a wonderful evening of worship. Kevin desires to bring others into the very presence of God, where they can be encouraged and strengthened through the gift of music. A concert with Kevin is a fun and exciting time, but also a time of worship to our Lord. Through his voice and trumpet, Kevin will encourage and reassure you that there is hope when we trust in God and His promises.
Turner County Schools Prayer Walk
The Turner Baptist Association is hosting a prayer walk Thursday, August 4th, at 6:00pm. You may meet at Turner County Middle/High School, 316 Lamar Street, Ashburn, or Turner County Elementary, 705 Hudson Avenue, Ashburn. Join us as we pray for our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. If you cannot attend, please take time to lift these people in prayer throughout the day.
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion in the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
Giving as of August 3, 2022
Budget for 2022 . . . . . . . . $322,471.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $192,242.47
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $166,778.64
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,201.37
Tithes Received this week . . . $4,765.00
From Our Family and Music Minister
There are two types of people in this world: those who never let their car get below a quarter of a tank of gas and others who push it as close to empty as they can. My mom was one that would push it as close to empty as possible since she only drove a few blocks most days. However, I didn’t appreciate it when I had to take her car to run an errand and would run out of gas before getting home. Since it happened to me a few times before the days of cell phones, I got to where, just running a few blocks in my mom’s car, I would check the gas.
Just like a car cannot run without gas, as Christians, we cannot run without prayer. Prayer strengthens and empowers us as children of God. People who fail to put their complete trust in God will even offer up a prayer for help when things are going wrong in life. But an accurate gauge of our prayer life is not how much time we spend in prayer when things are not going great in life, it is how much time we do spend actually praising God when we don’t have emergency needs to bring to Him in prayer! Even if we don’t admit it to ourselves, we are always in desperate need of Him.
A few Sunday nights ago, we looked at the first chapter of Ephesians. As Paul wrote to the church of Ephesus, he pointed out all the blessings they had in Christ. Because of the many blessings God has given them and us, Paul emphasized the importance of prayer and responding to God in praise and worship. Most of the time, we only think of praise and worship as something we do as a congregation on Sunday morning. Of course, that is very important; but we should praise God when we are all alone. We should thank Him continuously for His repeated guidance and grace in our lives.
Neglecting praying and spending time with our Heavenly Father is like failing to put gas in a car. Just like the vehicle will stall out, so will we. We need that constant reminder of His power over sin. Just think how hard it is to gossip about someone, talk negatively, or have a hateful attitude when we are thanking God for our life blessings. Prayer is not for just times of emergency. God desires for us to have that daily heartfelt time spent with Him.
Sunday, August 7
Deacon of the Week: David Flake
Front Door: David Flake
Organ Greeter: Dwane Lewis
Piano Greeter: Daniel West
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Van Son
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry
Sunday, August 14
Deacon of the Week: W. Greg Brown
Front Door: W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter: Dan Raines
Piano Greeter: David Flake
Sound: Carl Hobbs
Video: Sue Mastrario
Sandra Ellis & Rachel Flake