Joel Kerby, Derek Kerby’s father, surgery went well today and is recovering in the hospital tonight.
Zumba is cancelled for tonight.
News and the week’s schedule of events. I apologize for the lengthy post but Bethlehem is a busy little place right now. But that is a great thing! I praise God for all God is doing at our church!!
Well what a week! We started our new men’s study last Monday and had six men attend our first Bible study/ Fellowship group at Pete’s coffee shop! Walked out and ice began to form on the cars. I got to church on Tuesday morning and the drive way was blocked by a fallen tree Nd the power was off but Bill Knight came carrying sword (The Word of God, The Bible) and chain saw in tow. No way was Satan going to block the doors to his church for long. Bill, Will from the parsonage, Wandell and his helper, and Wes came to the rescue and removed the tree and debris from the parking lot. Thank you guys!
Wednesday night started the season of Lent with the Ash Wednesday Service. We had the largest crowd in the 14 years I have done the service. I believe we are not only growing in numbers but Also in spiritual growth as well! Thanks to our newest acolyte, Jackson Williamson, for lighting our candles!
We finished up revival with the Rev. David Bost last night with a message on “What is Revival?” He taught us what revival is and what we must do to have revival in our lives and of the church universal.
As announced yesterday, the PPR has made the commitment to look for a Children’s director for the elementary aged children. The coordinator will have an expanded role and more authority in the area of children. The Administrative Council submitted financial support to this effort to hire a children’s director in a commitment to these children and their families.
The Trustee Committee is waiting for bids on the renovation of the Sunday school area into a Children’s area. Once these bids are in, and the committee approves the work to begin, the process of renovation will begin.
So that leaves the question of the youth. As I also mentioned yesterday, I may have some news soon. God seems to be developing a new vision for them as well.
Sermon Scripture for Sunday: Mark 4:35-41(Jesus Calms The Storm) “Do You Trust Jesus’ Authority to Calm The Storms Of Your Life?”
Schedule of Events for the week of February 23rd-March 1st
Monday the 23rd:
3:30 pmMen’s Bible Study at Pete’s Coffee Shop (Daniel chapter 2:1-24)
Tuesday the 24th:
10:30 am Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Matthew chapter 26)
5:45 pm Zumba
7:00 pm AA Meeting
Wednesday the 25th:
10:50 am Primetimer Trip to Magnolia House in Winder
Thursday the 26th:
7:00 pm AA Meeting
Sunday the 1st:
Relay for Life Meeting after church.
Schedule for March:
March 4th and 18th at 6:30 pm Choir Practice
March 7th and 12th 9:00 am -3:00 pm Basic Lay Servant classes ( Joy Bolt, Derek Kerby and Jeff Smith).
March 7th Fellowship Hall Reserved from 5:30-7:30 pm
March 8th Covered Dish Meal after church
March 14th. Worship at Willow Wood 10:00 am Worship at 10:30 am
March 19th Administrative Council Meeting 7:00 pm
March 28th Bingo Night 5:00 pm
March 29th Fellowship Hall Reserved 3 pm-5 pm
Jim Corbin’s, Lora Kerby’s dad, surgery went well today and he is at home. Please keep him in your prayers as he recovers.
Just a reminder that we will have Ash Wednesday service tonight, February 18th at 7:00 pm to start our journey of Lent. The power was restored to the church last night @ 8pm so we should be good. Communion will be served tonight. The service should only be less than an hour.
Stay warm and have a blessed day!
The parking lot is not iced for once but there are trees laying across the road blocking the entrance and the power is out at the church.
Ash Wednesday is still scheduled for tomorrow night at 7:00 pm unless something changes.
We will need a few good men/women to help clear the parking lot of limbs scattered everywhere next to the tree line.
Stay warm and stay safe!
Christine cancelled Zumba for Tuesday night.