Newsletter 4/14/2019

 
 
 

 

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
 
Is My Faithfulness Great?
We love singing about the great faithfulness of God toward us, and the love shown to us through the cross of Jesus.  We are thankful and grateful for how Jesus took more than just lashes across His back for our sin, but was willing to be obedient to the will of God all the way to death on the cross.  We praise the Lord for His Spirit being with us and guiding us in all ways and at all times.  When we think of how faithful we are in response to the great faithfulness of God, how great is “thy” faithfulness?

A pastor was asked to define “Faithful Attendance at Worship,” and this was his reply.  “All that I ask is that we apply the same standards of faithfulness to our church activities that we would in other areas of our life.  For example, if your car started one out of three times, would you consider it faithful? If the mail carrier skipped Monday and Thursdays, would they be missed? If you didn’t show up at work two or three times a month, would your boss call you faithful? If your refrigerator quit a day now and then, would you excuse it and say, “Oh, well, it works most of the time.” If your water heater greets you with cold water one or two mornings a week while you were in the shower, would it be faithful? If you miss a couple of mortgage payments in a year’s time, would your mortgage holder say, “Oh, well, ten out of twelve isn’t bad”?  If you miss worship and attend meetings only often enough to show you’re interested but not often enough to get involved, are you faithful?”

Those are some hard realities of the faithfulness we may expect from God, and from even basic functions of life.  The real question is how faithful are we in response to God?  I pray that when you look at the cross and see the unselfish love of God poured out through the death of Jesus that you are convinced and convicted to give all you have back to Him!

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.
 
GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNITY SERVICE APRIL 19
On April 19, Columbia Baptist will be hosting the community Good Friday Service at 12:05pm. Sign up in the Welcome Center to help out with the meal.
 
OCC ITEM OF THE MONTH
April – small stuffed animals/dolls
 
EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 21
Sunrise Devotion: 7:30am
Breakfast/Fellowship: 8:00am
Morning Worship: 9:00am
No Sunday School or evening activities
 
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sign up in the welcome center to volunteer for VBS and get your shirt today!
 
TENEBRAE SERVICE WED., APRIL 17, 7PM
On Wednesday, April 17, the normal Adult Bible Study will be cancelled and everyone is invited to attend the community Tenebrae service at 7pm at the Hodge Center for Discipleship at Lindsey Wilson College.
 
JOY MINISTRIES DONATIONS, APRIL 14
The monthly collection for Joy Ministries will be on Sunday, April 14. You may place donate items in the baskets in the Sunday School Rooms or in the Fellowship Hall. Lists of needed items are with the baskets.
 
2020 ISRAEL TRIP
Pastor Randy is planning a trip to Israel on March 3-12, 2020. If you are interested in going, brochures will be available in the Welcome Center or check out the link on our website and Facebook page.
 
WMU RALLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18
The regional WMU Rally will be at Greensburg Baptist Church on Thursday, April 18. The event starts at 6pm and a group will leave Columbia Baptist at 5:15pm. Make sure to bring reader glasses or any old prescription glasses for the quarterly mission project.
 
GRFT MEN’S TRIP TO SULFUR WELLS, APR 18
It’s Getting Ready For Tax Day and so the men are heading to Sulfur Wells! The group will meet up at the church at 5:15pm on Thursday, April 18.

ATTENDANCE

Sunday School          109
Morning Worship   165
Evening Worship       35
College/Career          29
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MINISTRY

 

 

Bus Driver
Codell Phipps: 270-250-4350
 
Deacons on Call
Mark Fudge: 270-378-6356
Rick Hagan: 270-384-9297
Joel South: 270-378-4800
Matt Jackson: 270-250-9801
 
Extension List
Marie Curry: Home
Mary Loy: Home
 
Nursery
Caitlyn Jackson
Valerie Jackson
Kim Dykes
Jenna McGaha
Ashley Albrekston
 
Children’s Church
Meredith Corbin
 
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, April 14
9:00am – Morning Service
After Svc – Sunday School
4:15pm – Team Kids
5:30pm – Youth Group
6:30pm – Evening Service
 
Tuesday, April 16
7:00am – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
 
Wednesday, April 17
7:00pm – Tenebrae Service at Lindsey Wilson College
 
Thursday, April 18
1:00pm – Jail Ministry
 
 

 


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