The Gordonsville Herald

      Volume XXXVIII, Issue 11                                                                                           November 1, 2019

 

 

 

THINK IT OVER . . .

 

Once a Year at Thanksgiving . . .

We encounter the “Pilgrims” as folksy people in funny hats and clothing that just doesn’t seem realistic to the way we dress today.  In the centuries since America began, the Pilgrims have been relegated to folklore and children’s storybooks and greeting cards.

The True Story . . .

Of the Pilgrim Fathers could not be more different.  Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution; of dreamers who sailed the Atlantic into the unknown; of survivors who struggled with new found freedom.  Despite the struggle and turmoil, these men and women built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulness.  For them, these concepts were an idea so worthy of living for that they were worth dying for. 

So, On November 28th . . .

As you enjoy family, friends, food and football, remember those who have made it possible starting with the “Pilgrims.”  Give thanks for all those who have given their service and even their lives to defend and preserve our nation.

Think It Over . . .

We have so much for which we should be thankful.  Let us not forget what has been done on our behalf and remember that it falls on us to continue to pay it forward.

                                                With a Grateful Heart,

                                                Pastor Wayne

 

P.S.  Info on our shoebox ministry can be found on the inside pages of this newsletter.  Also, shoeboxes and packing brochures are available in the sanctuary.  All shoeboxes need to be returned by Sunday, November 17.

 

Also, the “Global Hunger Relief” rice box offering needs to be

   returned on Sunday, November 17.

 

Finally, in the September 11 Church Business Meeting, it was moved and approved that at the conclusion of the 2019 year “The Gordonsville Herald” will no longer be mailed out.  Copies of the newsletter will be placed on the tables as you enter the sanctuary, and it will continue to be posted on our church website:  gordonsvillebaptistchurch.org.

 

 

Lifesigns:                   9/29          10/6         10/13         10/20         10/27     Stewardship Report

 “Thrive Time”             16           - 0 -               15              13               15      Budget Needs through October 27: $ 192,124

Sunday Bible Study     56           63                 58              53              54      Budget Gifts through October 27:   $ 157,886

Worship Service           79          125                84              97             106      Budget Shortfall:                                $  34,238

Budget Offering      $ 2,227    $ 4,413        $ 4, 614     $ 4,685       $ 3,678

Average Attendance:         Sunday School   57               Worship (includes Thrive Time)  110

 

 

DESPARETLY NEEDED . . . Volunteers to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings.  This ministry is important as it serves as a first point of contact for guests and visitors as they come to church.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board next to the church office.

 

 

CLERK'S CORNER

Please plan to attend the next Business Meeting on November 13 at 7 PM in

Pastor Wayne’s Sunday School Classroom  (Annual Budget Meeting)!

(Copies of the proposed budget are available on the sanctuary entrance tables.  Be informed – pick up a copy on Sunday!)

MISSION UPDATE

COME JOIN US FOR A FREE COMMUNITY-WIDE THANKSGIVING MEAL

(Sponsored by Somerset Christian Church)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019    11 AM – 1 PM     Gordonsville Volunteer Firehouse

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DISTRIBUTION CENTER (Charlotte, NC Trip – December 1—3, 2019) . . .

Volunteers will leave following worship on December 1 and will be responsible for the cost of meals and lodging.  Please pray for those who will be traveling to Charlotte on December 1 to help at the OCC Distribution Center.

YOUTH / CHILDREN UPDATE

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22 NKJV)

The Youth are really gearing up for November and December.  Please join us weekly in Sunday School at

8:30 AM for Thrive Time, 9:45 AM and Youth Meetings AS INDICATED in the newsletter and bulletins.  November Youth ministry activities include:  Youth Meetings with lunch following Worship on Sunday, November 17 and 24, Fall Festival (Bazaar and Brunswick Stew Lunch) on November 9, GBC OCC DROP-OFF CENTER on November 24.

 

STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN THE WEEKLY BULLETINS.  Thank you for your support and prayers and willingness.

 

MISCELLANEOUS CORNER

MEN’S DAY PLANNING MEETING   There will be a brief planning meeting for Men’s Day on

Sunday, November 3, immediately following worship service in the Sanctuary.

HANGING OF THE GREENS . . . If you would like to contribute “In Honor Of / In Memory Of” a loved one or friend, please fill out a form (bulletin insert) and put in the offering plate or drop it by the church office.  Make checks payable to GBC Flower Committee.

 

49th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL and BRUNSWICK STEW

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

BAZAAR:    BEGINS AT 10 AM

Homemade Goodies (breads, cakes, jellies, etc.)

Handmade Ornaments and Crafts

BRUNSWICK STEW LUNCH:   11 AM to 2 PM

Adults $8.00    Children (under 12) $4.00

 

 

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

     “Global Hunger Relief” &

         Shoe Box Dedications

            (Worship Service)

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT 11 AM  

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL

(sponsored by Somerset Christian) at the

GORDONSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 5:30 PM

►►►GBC THANKSGIVING FELLOWSHIP

COVERED DISH DINNER◄◄◄

Turkey, Dressing and Beverages Provided

 

GORDONSVILLE BAPTIST ADULT CHOIR PRESENTS

“HALLELUJAH, JESUS IS BORN!”

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15         11 AM         WORSHIP SERVICE