Newsletter | April 24, 2024

Join us for supper at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall,
followed by Ree Reinhardt sharing
Baptist Student Ministries with us.

Menu for Family Night

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti, Tossed Salad
Garlic Toast, Rice Krispie Treats

Make plans to join us Sunday night, April 28th, at 5:00 PM for community outreach.
This is an excellent opportunity for us to share the love of Christ with our
community and invite them to join our church family.

If you are unable to visit, please take this time to text, call, or contact someone whom
you haven’t seen around the church in a while. More importantly, pray for the
individuals you are contacting and ask God to put those you

Giving as of April 23, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $101,361.26
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $79,378.84
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.00
Tithes Received this week . . . . $2,670.00


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

My mother always had several sayings that I will always remember. Some of her favorites were “Flee from sin,” “Avoid the appearance of evil,” and “Bad company will corrupt good people.” Like me, I am sure you have heard or used these exact phrases many times. Like my mom, you may even be able to quote scripture to back them up. As Christians, we are called to be different from the world around us. We know the best way to avoid the world’s temptations is to avoid them altogether. Being bold in our faith sometimes demands that we resign from a high-paying job, lose a work contract, or even not join a particular organization. 

However, there are other times when God may lead us to stay in an imperfect environment so we can show the love of a perfect Savior. This was God’s plan for Obadiah as recorded in 1 Kings 18. This is not the prophet Obadiah but a man who was King Ahab’s servant who is only mentioned in this passage. From his youth, he was a devout worshipper of God. When Jezebel was persecuting the prophets of God, Obadiah hid 100 of them in two caves and provided them with bread and water. During a drought, while Obadiah was looking for grass for the royal horses and mules, Elijah met him. Elijah persuaded him to arrange a meeting with Ahab, which led to the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal.

Obadiah was in a position to enjoy the luxuries of life while serving as the palace manager for King Ahab. Instead, he chose to follow God despite being surrounded by idol worship and earthly desires. This allowed him to be used by God to save prophets and arrange a meeting with Ahab and Elijah.

Not letting the temptations of the devil come into your heart is not easy. We know that the disciples even struggled with this. In John 17:15, Jesus prayed for them, saying, “I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.” The disciples were not of this world, even as Jesus was not of the world. However, as we have a commission as believers, so did they. We are to be a light in a world of sin and darkness.

We all know that avoidance is the best way to avoid slipping and falling into temptation. Anyone who has tried to give up unhealthy food for a New Year’s resolution knows it is best not to have it in the house because those late-night cravings will come. However, God may call you to be surrounded by temptation so that He can use you. Be sure that you do not allow your fear to hinder you from obeying God. And in those times, be sure to be in tune with God through prayer and constant study. That is the only way God can use you, and you can avoid Satan’s traps.

Sunday, April 28

Deacon of the Week:  David Flake

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

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith

Sunday, May 5

Deacon of the Week:  W. Greg Brown

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  W. Greg Brown
Organ Greeter:  Tom LaRocca
Piano Greeter:  Daniel West

Sound:  Chris McCard
Video:  Saskia Perry

Nursery Workers
Pat Rainey & Daisy Lee Speight