May 26 2017

Bulletin 5/28/17


Click here for Sunday’s bulletin.

THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

VBS Meeting
We will have a short VBS meeting for all teachers and workers this Sunday following the service.

Women’s Bible Study
The Sunday night women’s Bible study will be starting again on June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea.  The book will be Putting on a Gentle and Quiet Spirit, a study of 1 Peter by Elizabeth George.  The book is available from Amazon.  Come join us for Bible study and fellowship!

Upcoming Dates
• June 4: Youth Sunday and graduate recognition
• July 17-21: Fusion Camp

Annie Mae Broyles Offering for Associational Missions
May is the month of prayer for the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association (RVBA) and its missions and ministries.  The Annie Mae Broyles Offering supports these ministries to spread God’s love throughout the Roanoke Valley. To give to this offering, designate your gift for Annie Mae Broyles on your offering envelope.  (We don’t have separate envelopes.)

The Annie Mae Broyles 4 Miler 4 Missions is a 4-mile run or 1-mile walk with proceeds going to the offering.  The race/walk will be held this Saturday, June 3 at Fallon Park.  Click here for more information.

Maintenance Requests
In order to keep up with repairs in and around the church building and grounds, we would like to enlist everyone’s help identifying things that need to be addressed. We have maintenance request forms in the Property Committee mailbox in the church office so you can alert the committee of items that need attention.

ONGOING:

Books for BookNet
BookNet is a Roanoke Valley Baptist Association program to obtain books for southwest Virginia (Appalachia area), Standing Rock Indian reservation in South Dakota, and local mission projects. We are collecting new and gently-used books for preschool through 7th grade. You will find baskets at each door of the church for your donated books. If you have any questions, Bette Yeatts will be glad to help you.

Amazon Smile
Do you buy from Amazon? Use Amazon Smile! Each time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, the church will receive a donation.
• On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, choose Haran Baptist Church as your organization.
• Then, whenever you shop Amazon, use smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com).

Amazon says: Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.—–

Back Creek Outreach
Don’t forget to save your Box Tops for Education labels for Back Creek. These labels are on many grocery items such as General Mills cereal, Betty Crocker baking mixes, Bisquick mixes, Green Giant vegetables, Progresso soups, Nature Valley bars, Pillsbury biscuits, Lysol cleaners, and Ziploc, Kleenex, and Hefty products. You can put your labels in the cardboard church outside the office.

We also collect snacks for Snack Buddies at Back Creek. Suggested snacks are animal crackers, Goldfish, and Cheez-its (no peanut products). We emphasize Snack Buddies on the first Sunday of each month, but you can drop off snacks in the church office any time.

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May 25 2017

Music for Sunday 5/28/17

I have to warn you: the choir’s song this Sunday is a ton of fun. We’re singing Lift High the Name of Jesus from Keith and Kristyn Getty’s album The Greengrass Session, an album that connects and combines Irish and bluegrass sounds–but this arrangement is all bluegrass.

So I also have to warn you: don’t miss the message of the song! Like all Getty songs, its lyrics are packed full of scriptural truth that take more than one reading or hearing to appreciate fully. This song is based on 1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.

Lift high the name of Jesus,
Of Jesus our King.
Make known the power of His grace,
The beauty of His peace.
Remember how His mercy reached
And we cried out to Him.
He lifted us to solid ground,
To freedom from our sin.

Oh sing my soul,
And tell all He’s done,
Till the earth and heavens are filled with His glory!

Lift high the name of Jesus,
Of Jesus our Lord.
His power in us is greater than,
Is greater than this world.
To share the reason for our hope,
To serve with love and grace,
That all who see Him shine through us
Might bring the Father praise.

Lift high the name of Jesus,
Of Jesus our Light.
No other name on earth can save,
Can raise a soul to life.
He opens up our eyes to see
The harvest He has grown.
We labor in His fields of grace
As He leads sinners home.

Here is Kristyn Getty’s story of the song:

Is the hope I profess with my lips written in my life? And then when I am asked about it, do I have something to say? When I’m sitting at the hair salon, when I’m paying for my groceries, when I talk about things around the dinner table, when I am in a meeting at work, when I’m playing sport, when I’m planning my daily schedule… Can people see the Lordship of Christ in my heart?

This verse in 1 Peter presupposes that my life reveals my hope to be in Christ in such a way that people notice and so ask questions. It seems that while there are Bible verses that exhort us to plainly share our faith, we are told even more that a greater part of the ‘telling’ is the significance of the witness of a Christian life sincerely and purposefully lived, of a life that makes the gospel beautiful and attractive to people around them. Then as we do this, we remember all the while that He is the Lord of the harvest; He makes things grow; He saves so that we’re neither discouraged nor arrogant but know the privilege of being part of the work of His kingdom.

These were some of the key thoughts behind the writing of this song – lives sharing the new life they have been given with those around them. I remember going as a young girl to a friend’s house and seeing this little phrase on their kitchen notice board: “blossom where you’re planted.” I always thought that was a helpful way of thinking about the Christian life and evangelism – making the most of the path beneath your feet, serving best the people immediately around you, seeing the light of eternity in the ordinary of your life. A life that lifts high the name of Jesus will always bear the best and most enduring fruit.

Come this Sunday to share this song with us! We’ll also be singing Be Thou My Vision, a favorite hymn for many of us, and This Is My Father’s World, with the timely reminder that

Though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.

Lift High the Name of Jesus: words by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionan de Barra and Ed Cash. Copyright 2013 Getty Music Publishing, Fionan De Barra and Alletrop Music.

May 22 2017

From Our Service 5/21/17

May 22 2017

Happening This Week 5/22-5/28

Wednesday 5/24/17
• Children’s choir/TeamKid, 6:30 p.m.
• Adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
• Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
This will be the last week of regular Wednesday night activities for the summer.

Sunday 5/28/17
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• VBS meeting, 12:00 p.m.
• Youth Bible study, 5:30 p.m.

May 21 2017

This Week’s Bible Readings

 

Sunday 5/21: 2 Corinthians 11-13

Monday 5/22: Exodus 29-32

Tuesday 5/23: 2 Samuel 20-24

Wednesday 5/24: Psalms 60-62

Thursday 5/25: Job 41-42

Friday 5/26: Jeremiah 42-46

Saturday 5/27: Luke 5-6

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Click here for the full 52-week reading plan.

May 19 2017

Music for Sunday 5/21/17

Don’t miss this Sunday!  😀

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 
–Colossians 3:16

May 18 2017

The Proper Training

This Sunday will be a special day for our church as our Children’s Choir will be leading in worship. Anna Ruth has worked diligently with these young ones and we get to see the fruits of her (and their) labors. It is always a special joy to see the children of our church singing songs of praise and acclamation to the Lord!

Our message Sunday will consider our responsibility to train up our children in the teachings of God’s Word. Our focal passage will be Proverbs 22.6 which reads: “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (NASB) If we as a body of believers and as Christian parents train up our children in the proper way of life and living then more than likely they will follow that way in their lives. Join us this Sunday as we consider the proper training and how you can practically participate in the spiritual formation of the children in our families, our church and our community.

May 15 2017

From Our Service 5/14/2017

May 15 2017

Happening This Week 5/15-5/21

Wednesday 5/17
• Children’s choir/TeamKid, 6:30 p.m.
• Adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
• Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 5/20
• Youth hike

Sunday 5/21
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Children’s choir sings in worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• Fall Festival meeting, 12:00 p.m.
• Youth Bible study, 5:30 p.m.

May 14 2017

Mother’s Day Video

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