The Gordonsville Herald

      Volume XXXVIV, Issue 9                                                                                              September 1, 2020

 

 

THINK IT OVER . . .

 

I Want to Thank You . . .

For all the prayers and calls concerning our family over the last three weeks.  When I arrived in Hopewell, NC; I had no idea what we were facing.  It is hard to believe that a small seemingly minor gash on Tina’s knee in July, would lead us to an eight (8) day hospital stay and a major surgery to remove an abscess because of this minor injury.  I am grateful that I can report to you that Tina is recovering nicely, and we hope to return home soon.

 

I Also Want to Thank . . .

All of those who stepped up to the challenge in making sure “The Message” continued in my absence.  It gives me a great sense of joy in knowing that when I am away, we have men and women who can and will step up to the task.  I am blessed to be your pastor and look forward to when I can return and be with my faith family.

 

I Always Look Forward . . .

To when we gear-up and restart things after summer break.  However, this year things will be different due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  I plan to be in the pulpit September 13, and I have prepared a three (3) part sermon series entitled: 

                    “Politically Incorrect”

9/13            Using the “J” Word          John 14:6

9/20            Using the “S” Word          Romans 3:23, 6:23

9/27            Using the “H” Word         Luke 16:19-31

These three messages are timely for what we are seeing and experiencing in our society today.  To talk about “Jesus, Sin, and Hell” does not set well for many.  However, the Bible is clear, Jesus is the way, Sin has consequences, and Hell is for real.

 

I’ve Also Been Reading . . .

And preparing to restart our Wednesday Night Bible study on Wednesday, September 16.  Once again, we will do it “Drive-In” style in the church parking lot on FM Radio 91.3.  I hope you will join us as we will be looking at: “Words from Jesus to Inspire Simple, Practical, and Purposeful Living.”  My prayer is that in the midst of the troubled times we are in that you will draw strengthand be encouraged to keep the faith as we study together.  

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Think It Over . . .

I was reminded of a TV advertisement from many years ago by General Motors: “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.”  It was used by GM to try to sell the younger generation on a car model that was generally bought by the older generation.  In a phrase, “It didn’t work!”  The fact is that the world we live in today is far removed from the world most of us grew up in.  Things have really changed and will continue to do so.  Meanwhile, life goes on and troubled times remain.  

 

Think it over . . . Jesus, on the night of His betrayal spoke these powerful words:

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 NIV

 

                                                                              Peace to All,

                                                                              Pastor Wayne

 

 

CLERK'S CORNER 

Want a voice in the workings of your church?  Attend the next Business Meeting on September 9, 2020.

  

MISSION UPDATE  

GBC September Prayer Emphasis             Brittany Garton Neaga

In June 2011, Brittany followed the call that God placed on her heart and moved to Bucharest, Romania to work with Project Ruth.  Please pray for Brittany, Dani and Maya.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR VIRGINIA MISSIONS &

ALMA HUNT OFFERING

                                                                                                  September 6 - 13, 2020

“MEETING REAL NEEDS IN REAL TIME”

 

 

TO BE DETERMINED

“FEED MY SHEEP”        FREE MEAL          Gordonsville Baptist Church

      Saturday, September 26      11 AM – Noon        Menu“Potluck”

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

PARKING LOT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER / BIBLE STUDY

Beginning Wednesday, September 16 @ 7 PM (Parking Lot—Tune to FM 91.3)

“Words from Jesus to Inspire Simple, Practical, and Purposeful Living

 

SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING FOR THE DEACON ELECTION at the close of the

September 13 Worship service.  As you prayerfully consider choosing four (4) Deacons to serve our church family, be mindful of the qualifications for a deacon (per our Constitution and Bylaws). 

DO NOT VOTE for (Deacons who are currently serving or rotating off):  Mike Beasley, Allen Brown, Pam Brushwood, Steve Brushwood, Charlie Fincham, Tyler Koneski, George Myers, David Navarre, John Shaffer, Terry Shaffer, Harvey Stoner, and Rick Wilkinson.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT PLANNING TO ATTEND THE WORSHIP SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 13 (IN THE SANCTUARY), PLEASE COME BY THE CHURCH OFFICE AND PICK UP A DEACON BALLOT THAT MUST BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE BEFORE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.

 

TO ALL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN . . . NOTE FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE . . .

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve for another year on committees which will begin

September 1, 2020 and end August 31, 2021.  We pray for God’s guidance and blessing for you as you begin to serve again in your elected ministry.