Newsletter 11/18/2018

 
 
 

 

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
 
Thanks FOR Giving!
In some ways, my brain says we’re still in the early days of Fall…like late August or early September, but the weather reminds me that we are very much deep into November.  In not the too distant future, pumpkin spice will be replaced by peppermint mocha everywhere we turn.  But, right in the time of the year where we all eat too much anyway is a holiday that doesn’t get as much love as it should.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it is time spent with family eating some amazing food, and maybe even sneaking in a nap.  Thanksgiving is also a day when I purposefully state to my family what I am thankful for.  Believe it or not, I’m fairly serious when I tell what I’m thankful for and will try to be as sappy as possible.  Last year at my parent’s house with my sister’s family, we all took a card and wrote down something we were thankful for.  One person read each card, and we tried to guess who was thankful for that particular thing.  It turned out to be a great new tradition for us, and a lot of fun too!

So, if someone had to guess one thing you were thankful for, would they be able to get it right?  Is it obvious by what you talk about, what you value most, and how appreciative you are about certain things that it would be easy to guess what you’re thankful for?  Most of us are so eager to be blessed that we fail to count the blessings we already have.  Many times, we are so ready for the next great thing to happen in our lives that we fail to thank God for the numerous “great things” that we have in our past.  We all have blessings we should count, and wonderful moments in our past that we should all express thanks to God for.  Those moments and blessings might not seem like much to someone else, but they should always be special to you.  When God works in your life, in our church or in your family, be sure to thank God for His goodness, His grace, and His mercy on you, and tell someone today at least one reason you have to be thankful!

Pastor Randy Johnson

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANKSGIVING MEAL NOV 18, 5:30PM
This Sunday, November 18, Columbia Baptist will host a church-wide Thanksgiving Meal. If planning to attend, sign up outside the office.
 
THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE & CANDLELIGHT SERVICE, SUNDAY, DEC 16, 6PM
Columbia Baptist will present a Christmas Theatrical Performance of the Nazareth Evening News on Sunday, December 16, at 6pm. If you are interested in singing in the choir fill out a connection card or contact the church office at (270) 384-3176. At the conclusion of the performance, the annual Candlelight service will take place. Give the insert to friends and associates and share the church’s Facebook announcement to get the word out about this night of entertainment.
 
BUDGET REQUESTS
The Budget and Finance committee requests that every committee and team submit their budget requests for the next year. Drop off your budget proposals in the church office or email to churchoffice@columbiabaptist.com.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Our church has packed 521 boxes so far! Any remaining boxes must be turned in this Sunday. As well, a final offering to help pay for postage will take place this Sunday, Nov 18.
 
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED WED-FRI NOV 21-23
 
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS DEC 15
On Dec 15, members of Columbia Baptist are invited to ring the bell to help raise money for charity with the Salvation Army. Volunteers will be in the entryway at IGA. Sign up outside the office.
 
NO EVENING SERVICE WEDNESDAY NOV 21
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD TRIP NOV 26-27
The deadline for singing up to to the OCC Processing Center in Atlanta on Nov 26-27 is Monday, Nov 19. We currently have 14 signed up to go and have room for 6 more people. Contact Mark Fudge at 270-634-2919 if interested.
 
CHRISTMAS FLOAT – DEC 1
To help out with this year’s Christmas float, fill out a connection card and place in the offering plate.
 
BOBBY LEE PIANO PERFORMANCE. DEC 9
Bobby Lee will perform a piano Christmas concert on Sunday evening, December 9 at 6:30pm. Several individuals or groups will also perform some of your Christmas favorites.
 
CHURCH-WIDE TRIP TO RENFRO VALLEY – DEC 8
On December 8, the church will be taking a trip to Renfro Valley for a comedy Christmas bluegrass show! It is a hilarious event you will not want to miss. Both vans will be going, plus additional cars if needed. The group will leave the church at 11am and the show begins at 1pm CST. After the show, the group will stop at Cracker Barrel in Somerset to eat & be home early. Tickets are $25 each. Please sign up outside the office by Nov 18.
 
DEACONS/STAFF & WIVES LUNCH – DEC. 2
On Sunday, Dec 2 at 11:30AM, the Deacons, staff, and their wives will have a lunch at the Cranmer Dining Center at Lindsey Wilson College.
 

ATTENDANCE

Sunday School 109
Morning Worship 160
Evening Service 26
College/Career 14
   
   

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MINISTRY

Bus Driver
Mark Harris………….270-634-2542
 
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
Margaret Parrish…..Summit Manor
Carol Loy…………….Summit Manor
 
Nursery
Haley Martin
Mike Talley
Dana Talley
Laverne & Gene Jessee
 
Children’s Church
Tobie Harmon
 
PrayerLink
270-384-0512
prayerlink@columbiabaptist.com
 
Pastor Randy’s Podcast
https://anchor.fm/walkthisway
 
Pastor’s Radio Broadcast
“What’s the Word?”
Wednesdays 6pm – WAIN 101.9FM
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WEEKLY EVENTS

Sunday, November 18
9:00am – Morning Service
After Svc – Sunday School
5:30pm – Thanksgiving Meal
 
Tuesday, November 20
7:00am – Men’s Prayer
9:30am – Women’s Prayer
 
Wednesday, November 21
Office Closed
 
Thursday, November 22
Office Closed
 
Friday, November 23
Office Closed