Here is what’s happening at Church…
Pastor Search Update
The Committee has received numerous inquiries of those interested in the pastor position. The committee is presently reviewing all the resumes received and verifying information.
The committee’s next meeting is Monday July 23th @ 7pm
Sunday School – is @ 9:45 with this week’s lesson titled Grieved
Lesson Passage: 2 Samuel 13:15-20, 31-39
Sunday Worship Service – Dr. Roger Capps brings the message “Passing the Exam but Failing the Test” from “Mark 8:11-21“ @ the 11am service
Sunday evening – Dr Roland DuBay brings a message “The POWER of JESUS’s NAME.” at the 6pm Bible study
Deacon of the Week – Bill Mixon
Count Team – Tingley & Stevens
Prayer Warriors meet each week at 6 PM in the “Prayer Room” in the Fellowship Building – Please come join us, We are a small but dedicated group. We have a list of over 15,000 Answered Prayers.
Fellowship meal @ 6pm and Business Meeting @ 7pm
Setup Team: Anyone willing to help.
As many of you are aware, we are presently searching for a pastor. In the coming months we will also be filling the expired term of three deacons as they rotate off the board. Know that I thought I would share some information on both positions in this weeks’ Do you know?
Do you know? The most important duty of a pastor is to work hard at preaching and teaching. By his sermons and his teaching, he shows his love to God and to the congregation. It will be obvious in the messages a pastor preaches when he is not growing in his walk with God and is not spending many hours in scripture. The apostles did not have time for administration and neither do pastors today. In fact, some of the centralization of power with pastors would disappear if administrative duties were turned over to other elders and deacons. The priority of the apostles was the teaching of the scriptures – the Bible. When the Bible is seriously taught book-by-book and verse-by-verse, Christians will be warned about sin, be encouraged in the faith, learn how to live the Christian life, and best of all discover the character of God.
Ephesians 4:10-12 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Do you know? Why deacons were first called to serve.
Acts 6:1-6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them
(NOTE: the act of “serving tables” was most likely not that of only food-distribution, but of money-disbursement and other acts of service).
Do you know? There are guidelines for selecting our deacons.
1 Timothy 3:8-13 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
More to come as we work through both processes.
Some Other Notes:
The church is on the web & social media, check them out.
- If you would like to read the Baptist Courier on-line, please visit this website. https://baptistcourier.com
- If you would like to get information from our local association
- Church Website: https://www.shbchurch.org
- Church Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Helena-Baptist-Church/120994247917934?fref=ts
The WMU requests names and addresses for the military prayer list and mailing packets.