Newsletter 7/7/2019

 
 
 

 

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS
 
Does God Bless America?
There have been plenty of times that I’ve either been asked that question, or I’ve read some article or blog post about how much God has judged America because of the sinful choices we have made.  When considering issues like abortion, homosexuality, media and entertainment choices, and the overall lack of respect for God and for His church, some people have made a case for the fact that God has withdrawn His hand of blessing from our country.  There’s no doubt that our nation, which was founded on Christian principles, has strayed away from a moral focus that God would desire for every country to maintain.  We should fall on our faces in prayer regularly for our elected officials, for those in control of mainstream media, and for those who make decisions that affect the moral fiber of our country.  We ought to pray for them as strongly as we pray for our friends and family members, because although we want to see health and prosperity in those we love, we ought to also want people who are influential in our country to come to know Christ!

So, has God chosen to stop blessing America?  Even in the midst of sinful decisions within our country, or even in God’s chosen people of Israel from the book of Joel, God still desires to bless those who seek Him.  Many people in this great country of ours love the Lord Jesus, and faithfully follow Him.  God will never bless sinfulness and disobedience, but He always blesses obedience and faithfulness!  So, if we want to see God bless our church, our community, and our country, then let us be a blessing to Him!  You may feel like you cannot change the world or even our community all on your own, but you can be a blessing to someone…even in your own home or our church!

Pastor Randy Johnson

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL SCHEDULE OPPORTUNITIES
With the fall schedule changes coming up quickly, don’t forget about the commitment card included in the bulletin. Prayerfully consider how you can serve or be a part of a life group. If you’d like to host a life group, help out with the children/youth, or other opportunities be sure to fill out the form and drop it in the offering plate or give to an usher.
 
ON MISSION FUND
The On Mission Fund of Columbia Baptist Church offers the opportunity to donate to needed ministries throughout the year. A portion of each offering will go to each ministry. If every church member gives only $4/week to the fund, all our mission goals will be met for the year. Feel free to utilize the brand new On Mission giving envelopes that are available in the pews or from the ushers.
 
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.
 
OCC ITEM OF THE MONTH
July – combs/hair supplies, necklaces
 
LIFE GROUP LEADER TRAINING, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 5PM
 
YOUTH MISSION TRIP VOLUNTEERS
If any adults are interested in volunteering to help chaperone the mission trip to Chicago on July 17-21, please contact Pastor Aaron at 270-250-7439.
 
DEACON’S MEETING – JULY 7, 7:30PM
 
SAVE THE DATE, STRENGTH TEAM
The Strength Team will be coming to Columbia on October 10-13. Be sure to save the date!
 
CHICAGO TRIP TRAINING – JUL 7&14, 6PM, Youth Room
 
FAMILY NIGHT MEAL/BUSINESS MEETING – JULY 10
The monthly Family Night Meal will be July 10 at 6pm. The business meeting will be after the meal at 6:30pm. Sign up in the Welcome Center if you plan to attend.
 
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
On Wednesday, July 24, Columbia Baptist will be celebrating Christmas in July! The Keefer Family who are serving as missionaries in China and Malaysia will be here to share their experiences. Afterwards will be an OCC packing party and to top it all off, there will be desserts.
 
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FALL SCHEDULE

Each Sunday evening beginning on August 11

 
Wednesday, August 14, 6pm
Quarterly Business Meeting and Meal
 
Wednesday, December 11, 6pm
Annual Business Meeting and Meal
 
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Life Groups (beginning on August 21)
 

ATTENDANCE

Sunday School          85
Morning Worship   150
 
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THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY (7/7/2019)

 

Bus Driver
Mike Talley: 270-250-5330
 
Deacons on Call
Bob Hutcheson: 270-378-6984
Bobby Beard: 270-384-4014
David Rowland: 270-378-5747
Buck Smith: 270-384-2395
 
Extension List
Sarah Roy: Home
Wayne Pickett: Home
 
Nursery
Caitlyn Jackson
Valerie Jackson
Leigh Johnson
 
Children’s Church
Jenny LaBarge
 
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, July 7
9:00am – Morning Service
After Svc – Sunday School
6:30pm – Evening Service
 
Tuesday, July 9
7:00am – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
 
Wednesday, July 10
6:00pm – Family Night Meal
6:30pm – Business Meeting
 
Thursday, July 11
1:00pm – Jail Ministry
 
 

 


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