Saturday evening we are having an adult activity – at the church at 6:00 p.m. It’s Mini-Golf. Test your skill. Win large cash prizes! Well, not exactly. But do get a babysitter and come have some fun. The ice cream has been purchased and the course has been designed. Don’t forget your putter (broom, hockey stick, or whatever)!
Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family: Wasn’t it weird to stay home yesterday! After a short time together in the book of Malachi, the Leeds used the time to catch up on some stuff around the house and work on our school work. Sunday’s bulletin will be in your box – including a good Parent Update, but to keep you informed here are some events coming up quickly.
The Outreach Committee had scheduled an adult activity for this coming Saturday evening. We were going to Fondy Sports for golf and then to Kelly’s for ice cream. Well, God has changed our plans for us. Please see this announcement from Sue Carter – “Join us for a unique mini golf experience at church this Saturday, April 21 at 6:00p with build-your-own-sundae after. Bring your own “putter.” Anything goes. Be creative. Cost is $3 per person.” They are planning to lay out a golf course in the church. The $3 goes for ice cream and fixin’s. I believe “corn hole’ is also in the plans. So get a babysitter and join us for a great evening of fellowship.
Parents, Awana Clubbers should be reminded that they have two working Wednesdays before Awana Awards. Award night is May 2nd. Check your clubbers books and tell them how many sections they need to complete each of the next two weeks.
Please see Pastor or Beth if you are able/willing to teach children on Wednesday evenings this summer – May 16 to August 29th.
Teens Spring/Senior Banquet is this coming Friday, April 20th at 5:30p. The cost for the evening is $25. Please sign up by this Wednesday if you are coming. See Tony Braker if you have any questions.
Sign up for The Exchange! This exciting seminar on relational evangelism is presented by Jeff and Anna Musgrave. The Exchange Schedule is 9a-2p on Saturday, May 19th, during the Sunday School, Morning and Evening services on May 20th, and then at 6:30p on Monday through Wednesday evenings, May 21-23rd. The cost of the seminar is $30 which includes study materials and lunch on Saturday. This seminar could be life changing for you and Trinity Baptist Church.
Be nice to everyone. Everyone thinks they are having a rough day!
Embracing Truth, Pastor
Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family,
Please pray for our friend and fellow servant, Jeremy Shaeffer. Pastor Shaeffer spent several hours yesterday in the ER undergoing more tests. He is in extreme pain. No one has been able to discern what is causing his GI problems. He has an ultra sound and an appointment with a GI doctor this afternoon. Please pray that God might give someone insight as to what is happening in his body and pray that this debilitating pain might go away.
Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family, Wow. It does not feel or look like April 4th – more like February 4th. But I know it’s April because Jean is on her way home from Arizona!
Praise the Lord for good news from Bonnie Fiebig! Last Thursday she had a procedure done with the goal of resolving the great pin her has been experiencing. The procedure had the possibility of taking away sight from one of her eyes. The procedure was successful and her eye is just fine. When I saw her Sunday she was being weaned off the pain meds she has been on and was hoping to make it back home and to a normal life soon. Please thank God for this good news. She is at Manor Care on National Avenue.
Tonight is Awana Grand Prix. There will be no Bible study at the parsonage or activities at the church on Johnson Street. The Grand Prix is at the gym at 20 East Arndt Street. Hamburgers and hot dogs are available at 5:30p. Car weigh-in is a 6:00p. The races begin at 6:30p. I am told we have over 70 cars entered. Come to see Race Track Manager Curt Carter’s 4031 entry. (see Isaiah 40:31)
Over a dozen ladies from Trinity Baptist are going to join 600 ladies at the Green Lake Conference Center for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches Ladies’ Retreat. Pray for safety on the roads and a spiritually refreshing time for the ladies who attend.
Saturday is Men’s Prayer Breakfast. If you are not signed up and would like to attend, let me know by Friday noon so I can properly prepare.
Pray for one another. Pray that God’s Word be bigger than me or anyone else as we come together for the purpose of His glory this Lord’s Day. This Lord’s Day I am going to preach a one-sermon topical sermon about our church. I am doing this in part because of the changes taking place in our school. I encourage you to be in your place.
Embracing Truth, Pastor
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