Newsletter 3/24/2019

 
 
 

 

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
 
The Past Isn’t All Good…and the Future Isn’t All Bad
Many people tend to think fondly of the past, and have anxiety about the future.  We may look back in our past and remember every good thing that has ever happened to us, and try to forget all the painful events we’ve been through.  Since we don’t know exactly what’s coming in the future, many of us are scared to think what we might do if something bad happens or if a loved one dies or if there’s a sudden illness that pops up.  So, we assume the past is all good and the future could potentially be bad.

And while some of that could be true, and there might be some challenges ahead, the past is not all good and the future is not all bad.  Some of the worst things you’ve been through in the past have helped to shape you to be the person you are today.  Heartbreak, disappointment, losing a job, losing a loved one, or even getting left out of something with friends…all of those painful events in your past can help you to have better character, values and appreciation in many things in your life right now.  And just because you don’t know what the future holds doesn’t mean it will be filled with bad events.  God may have some amazing days ahead for you, and even with some future problems, there may be some wonderful victories in store!  Paul encouraged the church to forget what was behind and press on to the future for the goal that is before us!  We can’t live in the past, whether it’s been good or bad, and we can’t be scared about the future.  We have to trust God in all things, and know that He is guiding us through every decision, challenge and victory that is ahead of us!

Pastor Randy Johnson

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA APRIL 19
On Good Friday, April 19, starting at 6pm, the annual Easter Eggstravaganza will take place. Everyone in the community is invited to participate in Columbia Baptist Church’s special glow-in-the-dark egg hunt.
 
ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING
The AAEO supports church planters and missionaries all across North America. Join us as we pray for and support these essential ministry workers that seek to grow the kingdom and share God’s love and mercy with everyone. The goal for the offering is $2,500. Support this and other mission offerings by designating your gift to CBC’s On Mission Fund.
 
DIRECTORY PHOTOS
If you were not able to get your picture taken for the Church Directory, you can still have your photo included. We are unable to arrange a make up day, but you may either submit a photo (electronic copy preferred) or you may contact the church and we can arrange to have your photo taken here. There is a limited time frame to submit all our information, so please email a copy of the photo to churchoffice@columbiabaptist.com as soon as possible.
 
GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNITY SERVICE APRIL 19
On April 19, Columbia Baptist will be hosting the community Good Friday Service at 12:05pm. Speak with Debbie South if you would like to help with the meal.
 
CHICAGO MISSIONS PARTNERSHIP
Columbia Baptist has begun a partnership with a new church plant in the Chicagoland area. Led by NAMB missionaries Bryan and Marci Coble, the church is named Sow Chicago. They’re goal is to reach the people of the Irving Park area of Chicago. The area is one of the most heavily diverse communities in the city with 77,000 people in a 2 mile radius.  However, there are no SBC churches and only about 2% are evangelical Christians. Pastor Aaron is planning a youth mission trip to support Bryan and Marci this summer. Please begin to pray for this new church and for the hearts of the people in that community to be open to gospel. A portion of the donations to the new “On Mission” Fund will go to support this mission.
 
OCC ITEM OF THE MONTH
March – toothbrushes
April – small stuffed animals/dolls
 
EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 21
Sunrise Breakfast – 7:30am
Devotion – 8:00am
Morning Worship – 9:00am
 
No Sunday School or evening activities
 
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ATTENDANCE

Sunday School          113
Morning Worship   164
Evening Worship      33
College/Career          –
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MINISTRY

 

Bus Driver
Mike Talley: 270-250-5330
 
Deacons on Call
Ed Hadley: 270-384-4350
J.D. Zornes: 270-384-5759
Justin Burris: 270-932-9691
David Bowman: 270-384-5569
Darrell Overstreet: 270-384-4451
 
Extension List
Vernon & Marie Curry: Home
Mary Loy: Home
 
Nursery
Lee Grider
Cathy Martin
Sandy Sinclair
Leigh Johnson
 
Children’s Church
Matt Jackson
 
PrayerLink
270-384-0512
prayerlink@columbiabaptist.com
 
Pastor Randy’s Podcast
Walk This Way
https://anchor.fm/walkthisway
 
Pastor’s Radio Broadcast
What’s the Word?
Wednesdays 6pm – WAIN 101.9FM
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WEEKLY EVENTS

Sunday, March 24
9:00am – Morning Service
After Svc – Sunday School
4:15pm – Team Kids
5:30pm – Youth Group
6:30pm – Evening Service
 
Tuesday, March 26
7:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
10:30am Women’s PrayerLink
 
Wednesday, March 27
6:30pm – Adult Bible Study
 
Thursday, March 28
1:00pm – Jail Ministry
 
 
 

 


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