Dear Trinity Baptist Church Family – It’s May Day! Wikipedia has a long article on the ancient and varied traditions of May Day. A generation ago in America, May Day was a fun day in the spring when you put a basket of goodies or flowers on the doorstep of a neighbor, then rang their doorbell and ran! On this cold day, I hope you make a reason to bring joy to someone!
We had a full weekend at TBC. First, on Saturday morning more than a couple of dozen were at the building to help with spring repairs and cleaning. We had chair washing, chair repair, light repairs, light bulb changing, carpet cleaning, music organizing, stump removal, chimney repair, kitchen cleaning, vacuuming, junk removal, painting, dusting, furnace room cleaning, and window washing take place. I praise the Lord for the many willing servants who came.
Then, yesterday we had a good crowd staying for our monthly church dinner. I can’t remember the last time we were short on food. Yesterday was no exception. We had more than enough good food.
And I really liked our missionary yesterday – Phil and Jessica Coolbaugh. They were a real blessing to me personally. I like singing near Phil in the morning service and watching him punch at the theologically sound words he was singing. And his preaching was good. Phil and Jessica’s burden and conviction concerning the work in Toronto to which God has called them was challenging to me. I hope we are able to partner with them some day.
And the week continues. Wednesday is Awana Awards night. Now, I know to some of you that means it’s a night off – a night that does not pertain to you. I understand. But I’d like to encourage you to come for the fellowship and to be an encouragement to our Awana Clubbers and leaders. I promise you that you will be a blessing to someone if you come. We will have a Hot Dog Buffet at 5:30p and the Awards begin with a devotional by Pastor Shaeffer at 6:30p. The buffet will have corn dogs, cheese on dogs, dogs in beans, sauerkraut on dogs, and all the good condiments. There will be chips, desserts, and soda. OK, so it’s not the Ritz, but you’ll find something tasty. I promise.
Remember, it’s not about you. It’s about Jesus. What’s about Jesus? Everything in your life ought to be about Jesus.
Embracing Truth, Pastor