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,
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.
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!)
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.
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
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