Newsletter 9/16/2018

 
 
 

 

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
 

Who’s On First?
One of my all-time favorite comedy sketches is “Who’s On First” with Abbott and Costello.  Those two struck gold when they were able to turn ten minutes of confusion into decades of laughter!  Abbott says a man named “Who” plays first base, and Costello just wants to know “who is on first?”  One man knows the man’s name is Who, and the other guy is waiting to hear who “Who” is.  By the way, What’s on second, and I Don’t Know’s on third…and on and on!

I wonder sometimes if we know who “who” is.  I wonder if inside the church, if we can look outside in the community some time and see “who.”  You might ask me, “Pastor, who are we looking for?” and my answer would be “Yes!”  Who?  Yes!  Are we looking for someone named “Yes?”  No…we are looking for “Who.” Romans 10:13 is a crucial Bible verse, because it reinforces a concept to the church about the gospel that we should never forget.  Depending on the translation, that verse says either, “Whosoever will…” or “everyone who…” calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!  Our church must be in the business of looking for “Who!”  We need to find “Who,” “Whosoever,” and “Everyone Who,” and share the gospel with them so they will call on the name of the Lord.  We see those “Who Have” called on Christ every Sunday, but we must also look for “Whosoever Will,” and invite them to be part of the family of God!  This Sunday, invite “Whoever” to come with you to Back To Church Sunday!  May the Lord bless our efforts to welcome “Whoever” back to church!

Pastor Randy Johnson

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY, SEPT 16
Back to Church Sunday is coming up on September 16. We’re having a special service specifically designed to welcome people back to church, so now is a good time to start praying about who you will invite.
 
This year’s Back to Church Sunday theme is “You Belong Here,” based on Romans 15:7. The fact is that 75% of Americans admit to feeling deep loneliness. In addition, the number of Americans with no close friends has tripled since 1985. That’s why we are here – for people to get plugged in, form friendships, and have the chance to serve together in the community.
 
This is the perfect opportunity to invite your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to join you and grow deeper in their faith, or perhaps encounter God for the first time.
 
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Starting this afternoon, Pastor Randy will be leading an Adult Bible Study at 4:30-5:30pm every Sunday during our Team Kids program. The study will go through Dr. Russell Moore’s book Christ-Centered Parenting. Nursery will be available. If interested, contact Pastor Randy or the church office. The study will meet in room 304 on the 3rd floor.
 
TEAM KID – 4:15PM to 6:00PM – AGES K-6th
TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus. A meal is provided at 5:30pm for all the kids.
 
CBC YOUTH UNDERGROUND – 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Starting at 5:30pm, the Youth will enjoy a meal provided by the church. At 6pm, they head underground for youth worship.
 
NEW CHURCH T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE
The new church t-shirts are available in the office for a suggested donation of $12. Children’s sizes are now available as well.
 
OCC ITEMS OF THE MONTH
September – small legal pads
 
CHECK OUT PASTOR RANDY’S PODCAST
Pastor Randy hosts a podcast where you’ll find regular encouragement from God’s Word to help you get through the week! You can check out the podcast at https://anchor.fm/walkthisway or you can search for “Walk This Way” on your favorite podcast app.
 
ELIZA BROADUS OFFFERING BEGINS SEPT 23
The Week of Prayer and Eliza Broadus Offering for Kentucky missions begins on September 23. The goal this year is $2,700.
 
SINGSPIRATION SEPT 30
On September 30, during the evening service, Columbia Baptist is hosting a Singspiration! Everyone is invited to come out and participate in a wonderful service filled with worship. Enjoy special music and all of your favorite hymns in one inspirational night.

ATTENDANCE

Sunday School 93
Morning Worship 146
Evening Service 26
   
   
   

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MINISTRY

Bus Driver
Ed Hadley………….270-250-4350
 
Deacons on Call
Mark Fudge………..270-378-6356
Rick Hagan…………270-384-9297
Joel South…………..270-378-4800
Matt Jackson………270-378-6570
 
Extension List
Gordon Smith………………….Home
Vernon & Marie Curry………Home
 
Nursery
Michelle Corbin
Leigh Ann Bell
Cortney Holmes
Ashley Albrektson
 
PrayerLink
270-384-0512
prayerlink@columbiabaptist.com
 
Sunday Radio Broadcast
WHVE 92.7 FM at 10:30am
WAIN 93.5 FM at 6:30pm
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WEEKLY EVENTS

Sunday, September 16
9:00am – Morning Service
After Svc – Sunday School
4:15pm – Team Kids
4:30pm – Adult Bible Study
5:30pm – Youth Group
6:30pm – Evening Service
 
Tuesday, September 18
7:00am – Men’s Prayer
9:30am – Women’s Prayer
 
Wednesday, September 19
6:30pm – Adult Bible Study
 
Thursday, September 20
1:00pm – Jail Ministry