Newsletter | August 9, 2023

Join us for our first family night on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Supper starts at 6:00 PM, followed by the first night of our study on the life of Joshua.

Don’t forget to invite someone to join us.

Join us for choir practice as we work on songs for the worship service and our Christmas Program.

Practice Schedule for August
August 16, 2023
August 23, 2023

Ladies Bible Study Begins September 19th. “Discerning the Voice of God, How to Recognize When God Speaks” by Priscilla Shirer, a 7-week study. Meeting in the Family Ministry Building on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM. Please register by August 13th so books can be ordered.
Call Elizabeth See at 567-4381, text her at 567-1708,
or call the church office at


To prepare for Operation Christmas Child, we are going to start gathering items throughout the next several months. This will help us focus each month on specific items and keep us from collecting everything at once. A box will be located outside Nikki’s office.


Games and Fashion Items that
will fit in a shoe box.

Giving as of August 8, 2023

Budget for 2023 . . . . . . . .  $348,707.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $213,884.11
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $151,719.60
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,705.91
Tithes Received this week . . . . $5,082.32


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.

From Our Pastor

Did you ever think you would see times like these?  Every influencing part of our society (beginning with government) is based on lies, fraud, and tyranny.  These forces represent a far greater threat to our liberty and security than China, Russia, and North Korea.  In fact it is now obvious that those nations pose a threat only because of our enemies within.  In more honest times this was called treason and was dealt with accordingly.

The inspired writer of Psalm 94 knew about such individuals.  He described them in
verse 4-7:

“They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; all who do wickedness vaunt themselves.  They crush Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the orphans. They have said, “The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”

Does that not sound like a commentary of these days?  But what can we do?  It’s crucial to understand these times, but we must know what to do based upon that understanding.  Fortunately, the psalmist also shows us how to handle such circumstances.

First, we must seek God’s comfort.  Verse 19 says, “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.”  Our God is able to give a peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:7).  When large portions of “news” are really nothing but lies to scare us into being controlled sheep, we need to let the Lord give us His peace.

Next, we need to rely upon the Lord for the strength and enablement to withstand and resist these forces.  Verse 22 says, “But the Lord has been my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.”  In Psalm 18 David made it clear that it was God who enabled him to win his battles.  God will do the same for us if we rely upon Him.

Last, we must trust God’s righteousness.  God will judge wickedness in the perfect way in the perfect time.  Verse 20 says, “Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, one which devises mischief by decree?”  Verse 23 says, “He has brought back their wickedness upon them and will destroy them in their evil; the Lord our God will destroy them.”  The psalmist had absolute confidence that God would righteously judge the evildoers of his day.  We can trust Him to deal with those in ours.

These days are different from any we have ever seen.  But, the eternal God still rules.  We must cling to Him more than ever.

Sunday, August 13

Deacon of the Week:  W. Greg Brown

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter:  David Flake
Piano Greeter:  Carl Hobbs

Sound:  Carl Hobbs
Video:  Sue Mastrario

Nursery Workers
Rachel Flake & Dianne Huff

Sunday, August 20

Deacon of the Week:  Tom LaRocca

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Tom LaRocca
Organ Greeter:  Dwane Lewis
Piano Greeter:  Dan Raines

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon