7. Zechariah 13-14 “In That Day”

7. Zechariah 13-14 “In That Day”

Jesus will reign! Listen now as Pastor concludes the “Snapshots of the Messiah” that we see in the concluding chapters of Zechariah.

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6. Zechariah 11-12 “The Awful Price of Deliverance”

6. Zechariah 11-12 “The Awful Price of Deliverance”

God orchestrated Israel’s future and paid an awful price. Will you allow him to orchestrate your life?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: My heart is turning towards the Lord’s Day even as we are enjoying this week with Zeke’s family. We have been refreshed by our time away.

Pray for one another. Pray for Hosea. Pray for Bonnie Fiebig – last I knew, tomorrow she will have the procedure to help manage her pain. Pray for healing for Jeremy. Pray for healing for Lin’s wrist. Pray for healing for hurting families.

Pray for our missionaries – that their ministry will be effective during this Easter season. Pray for my sister Ruth Bergen. She has fallen and has two black eyes. Pray that the Troesters be able to build that building. Pray for missionary Robert Oetman’s hip pain.

Pray that the Word of God transforms us. Pray that we be one in answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17. Thank God for His Goodness to us.

The School Committee is meeting at the church on Saturday morning at 8a. Also the choir will practice at 10a on Saturday.

On Easter Sunday we will observe the Lord’s Table at an 8:45a Passion Service. Our 10:00a service will be a celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection.

Embracing Truth, Pastor

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family, Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day! And it’s church dinner day! Jeremy Shaeffer is the morning preacher and missionary Brian Krueger will be in Sunday School and in the after dinner devotion. I am just a bit bummed that I will not be present to enjoy their ministry.

Lin, Sarah, and I made it safely to Zeke’s house in Great Falls, Montana. I had planned to drive straight through and be here mid-morning. (I should be old enough to know better.) At about 2:30 am we were half way through North Dakota and learned that the ice ahead of us got worse. The guys at a truck stop recommended a $55 room across the road. The room was wonderful and we were back on the road at 7:30 am. We arrived here around 4:00 pm. As the day progressed we were thankful that we had stopped because the roads were much easier to navigate in the daylight. I had never been in North Dakota and the drive through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park painted canyon was inspiring. We intend to come home on Thursday-Friday. Pray we have a rejuvenating time with family.

Pray for Bonnie Fiebig – her pain and the procedure that she will have this Thursday. Pray that Jeremy has a refreshing week and soon learns the cause of his gut pains. Pray for Hosea – a man who attends our Wednesday Bible study. Pray for the salvation of those to whom we are witnessing. Pray for God’s Word to dominate our thoughts and prayers.

Embracing Truth, Pastor

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: “OK, spring is here. Bring on the 60 degree weather and green grass.” I’m afraid my impatience is only equaled by my selfishness. All things in God’s time and place.

Continue to pray for Bonnie Fiebig. She has been moved to Manor Care because she was unable to care for herself. The pain and drugs she is on are very debilitating. Also pray for Pastor Shaeffer that he would find answers and relief to his continued pain and weakness. Lin returns to the clinic today to check out her wrist sprain. This has been a painful and frustrating week as her pain levels make most actions difficult.

Tomorrow is the Spring Concert of Trinity Baptist School. It will be held at the church at 6:30 p.m. Our high school has already participated in their WACS academic competition. The elementary is still preparing for theirs. This concert will feature all ages of our school and many of the academic competition numbers. Come be blessed and be a blessing.

On Saturday our School Committee made the very difficult decision to no longer rent our current school location. The primary reason is financial although there are other factors. When we left our church building we had 46 students at TBS. Our current expectation for next year is half of that. Of the returning families, all but one is an active member of Trinity Baptist Church. We plan to return our school to where it has been for 2/3rds of its history – in the same building the rest of our ministries call home.

Please be patient with this process. There are many questions to yet be answered and many changes along the way. This is kind of like when an older teenage child returns home after an absence. You know they belong there because they are family and yet they behave differently because of their separation. Trinity Baptist School is a part of Trinity Baptist Church just like Awana or Sunday School or a baptism service. In the long run I truly believe our church ministry will be financially and spiritually stronger than it would be if we did not make this move. Talk to me. Pray. And give of yourself.

This weekend Lin, Sarah, and I will be worshipping with Zeke, Hannah, and the boys in Great Falls, MT. Pray for us as we travel. Pastor Shaeffer is our Sunday morning preacher at TBC and from a sneak peak at his texts I know he is going to preach about Jesus!

Missionary Brian Krueger and his family will be ministering in Teen/Adult Sunday School and in the after church dinner devotions. The Kruegers are church builders with Continental Baptist Missions. I am bummed that I will not be here to fellowship with this family. Come learn and then share with me.

“He is Risen as He said!” Embracing Truth, Pastor