Newsletter | April 10, 2024

Don’t forget to join us for our lunch meeting at 12 noon
and tonight at 7:00 for our last night of revival.

MONDAY, April 15TH, 1:30 PM


Giving as of April 9, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $88,691.26
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $74,256.84
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.00
Tithes Received this week . . . $14,192.88


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 Family And Music Minister

You may not be familiar with James Anderson, but he has become a lifesaver to more than 2,000 people. James is a plumber in the British town of Burnley, where he gives significant discounts to the elderly on plumbing work. James became famous over the internet when the daughter of a terminally ill woman posted the bill she had received. Her boiler had gone out, and they contacted James in hopes of getting it done at a fair price, but to their surprise, he did it for free and said to let him know if any problems arose, he would take care of them. He said that she deserves to remain comfortable. He told CNN that this business practice has led him to lose money in his business, but he says that as long as he has money to put gas in the car, he will show up where he is needed.

When we serve God, there will be times that we will have to go against what is considered a standard practice of the world. In Exodus 1:15-21, we can read the account of the midwives whom Pharaoh ordered to kill all the boys born to the Israelite women. A new king who did not know Joseph had come to power over Egypt. He feared that the Israelites would continue to grow in numbers to the point that they would overtake them.

Pharaoh first tried to force them into slavery to help control their numbers. But scripture states, “. . .the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied. . .” (Exodus 1:12). When this didn’t work, Pharaoh called on two Hebrew midwives and told them to kill any son born to a Hebrew woman on the birthstool. However, these two women did not follow orders. Scripture says that they feared God more than they feared Pharaoh. They allowed the boys to live. These two women must have been supervisors over all other midwives because Israel’s population at this time would have been close to 2 million. Even though they were leaders in their group and knew Pharaoh could retaliate for their disobeying orders, they remained faithful to God.  

What a strong testimony of courage these women demonstrated. Because of their faithfulness, God blessed the midwives and continued to bless Israel. He kept multiplying the people and gave the midwives families of their own. Who do you fear more? The world or God? As believers, we must remember the warning Matthew wrote in his Gospel.

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:28

James Anderson’s goal in life is not to be rich. His goal is to make a difference in the lives of people. He goes against what the world would say is typical for running a business. As Christians, we will constantly be going against what the world says is normal. Being faithful to God sometimes means ignoring the influence of others. But just as the midwives sought to please God over Pharaoh, we should always desire to live our lives to please God over the world

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Philippians 3:20

Sunday, April 14

Deacon of the Week:  Daniel West

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Daniel West
Organ Greeter:  David Flake
Piano Greeter:   Dwane Lewis

Sound:  Carl Hobbs
Video:  Sue Mastrario

Nursery Workers
Dianne Huff & Elizabeth See

Sunday, April 21

Deacon of the Week:  Tom LaRocca

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Tom LaRocca
Organ Greeter:  Daniel West
Piano Greeter:  Allen Whitehead

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon