What Is Holy Week?
For some Christians, the week preceding Easter is known as Holy Week. It begins on Palm Sunday and is traditionally a week of somber reflection on the events preceding Jesus’ death: his triumphant entry into Jerusalem; his betrayal by Judas; his Last Supper with his twelve apostles; his arrest, crucifixion and death; and his burial in a tomb.
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Beaverdam will have revival services May 20-23, at 7:00 each evening.. Guest preacher will be Burney Enzor, and guest music leader will be Frank Jones.
Hunting Creek’s food pantry reached out to 96 families in February…. The AWANA program is thriving under the leadership of Jennifer Snellings, commander, and Heather Morehead, co-commander. Participants include 12 teachers, 44 students, and 12 AWANA listeners.... Hunting Creek has been blessed by a gift of two prayer benches which will be placed in the sanctuary.
Norwood will be having an Easter Egg Hunt for all children on Saturday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. There will be plenty of candy-filled eggs for everyone! Call 540.587.0202 if you have any questions.
Palestine will host Mentow and the Huddleston United Methodist Charge for a Community Easter Sunrise Service on April 8, 2012, 6:30 a.m. Rev. Greg Soult, pastor at Mentow, will bring the message.
Randy Krantz was ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Thaxton on November 27, 2011. He has the spiritual gifts of teaching and proclamation. At Thaxton, he serves as a deacon, teaches an Adult Sunday School class, and teaches Bible study on Wednesday nights. On January 28, 2012, he facilitated a Deacons and Church Staff Retreat to prayerfully develop and define a Purpose, Mission, and Vision Statement for Thaxton Baptist Church. He has led many leadership seminars in the secular world as well as churches. Randy grew up in Bedford, graduating from Liberty High School in 1978. He went on to earn an associate’s degree in nursing, working as a critical care nurse in the emergency department until 1987. In addition, he had begun teaching full time at the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke as director of the associate’s degree paramedic program and earned a bachelor’s degree in public management in 1986 from Lynchburg College. In 1987 he entered law school, graduating in 1990 from the University of Richmond. He has served as Bedford’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 1995. Recently, Randy earned a master of arts degree in religion with an emphasis on Christian leadership from Liberty University. Randy and his wife Dina have two children.
VBS Training Clinic
Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A special “Thank You” from Bedford Christian Ministries goes to churches and individuals who have recently donated items. Household items have been collected and donated by Diamond Hill Baptist Church, Sedalia Baptist Church, and Suck Spring Baptist Church. They have donated new and gently-used towels, blankets, bed sheets, rugs, and kitchenware. This is a tremendous help. Also, Mount Hermon Baptist and Norwood Baptist have raised and given monetary donations to help purchase these needed items and it is so appreciated! Thank you for helping BCM meet the needs of people in our communities.
Hunting Creek Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Congregation in the reformed tradition. We are looking for someone to lead our Music Ministry. This will primarily include preparation, and the leading of music for three weekly services (Sunday AM, Sunday PM, & Wednesday PM); and seasonal services. The music style of the church is “blended”. The Music Minister must be able to lead, and be excited about leading, the congregation in both older and newer songs. The Music Minister will also be charged with leading the choir, either directly or indirectly. Candidates must also be adept at playing either keyboard or guitar, and be able to lead other musicians, as well as have a basic understanding of audio equipment. In accomplishing the work of the ministry, the Music Minister will work under the direction of the Senior Pastor and with other church leaders. The new Minister and their family will become members of the church and be expected to participate accordingly.
SBA Leadership Team (formerly Executive Board) Meeting
Mrs. Rebekah Overstreet, WMU Director
1813 Oakwood St., Bedford 24523
Women on Mission: Thaxton will lead weekly devotionals at Oakwood Manor in April. Sedalia will lead them in May. Diamond Hill will host the April birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Flint Hill will host it in May.
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9 a.m. Flint Hill
Our mission project will be to collect household items—blankets, sheets (king/queen), towels, pots & pans, and silverware—for Bedford Christian Ministries. Please either purchase brand new items or give gently used items (nothing broken/torn/smelly/stained/rusted). The Executive Board will recommend that the offering taken at the meeting (plus enough from our treasury to make a total of $500) be sent to the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association to purchase bed linens for their 50 beds.
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2011 Annual Report
We would appreciate it if someone from the following churches would pick up their copies of the 2011 Annual Report of the Strawberry Baptist Association: Big Island, Diamond Hill, Mount Hermon, Mount Olivet, Palestine, Sedalia, and Walnut Grove. Please call before coming by.
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Musical Program, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
“The Lost Boy: Young Jesus in the Temple”
Apr 9 Jackie Carver (Palestine)
Apr 29 Elmer & Tiena Sellers (65 yrs.) (Retired)
May 12 Skip & Chris Irby (Big Island)
May 19 Marc & Mindy Reynolds (Mount Olivet)
SBA’s Vision Statement: Due to our common faith in Jesus Christ and His body, the Church, we Commit ourselves to Connecting with one another for Coordinating the missions and ministries of our member churches and Communicating opportunities to partner together to fulfil the Great Commission and Great Commandment.
Help us all stay informed. If you have information about what's going on at your church, please share it with us. Items for the next newsletter should be written and in the association office by Wednesday, April 18.
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