The Gordonsville Herald

 

Volume XXXVIV, Issue 2                                                                                                                           February 1, 2020

 

 

THINK IT OVER . . .

 

It Was in February . . .

Of 2006 that we; Tina, Justin, and I moved to the town of Gordonsville to serve as pastor.  These last 14 years have been an incredible journey.  Sometimes it’s hard to imagine all the good things that God has done in our midst.  Perhaps an accounting is in order to help capture just how God has

worked.  The following are but a few of the details GBC has accomplished:

  • Added 141 new members / 70 by Baptism.

  • Lost 69 to death.

  • Had 35 to transfer membership/moved away.

  • Total Budget Giving $2,762,582.

  • Total All Giving $3,441,525.

  • Been involved in Missions in Romania, Panama, South Africa, Switzerland, Alabama, and Kentucky.

  • Sent out teams/individuals on Disaster Relief.

  • Community Service through “Feed My Sheep” (2007).

 

WOW CHURCH!

It has been an incredible journey.  As we begin our 15th year as pastor and people, my prayer is that we continue the good work that God has done in and through us.  There is still much that God has in store for GBC.  I pray that we all do our part to Make God Look Good in the days ahead.

 

Think It Over . . .

As I walk around town, I see lots of potential for growth that would be a blessing to our church and the churches in our town.  It is my prayer that we would be good witnesses and good neighbors.  Ask God to give you opportunities to plant seeds of the Gospel.  Then live it like you mean it!  I’m looking forward to another good year together.

 

                                      

Blessings to All,

 

Pastor Wayne

 

 

COME JOIN US ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020 AT 9:30 FOR A

COVERED DISH FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

Bring your favorite breakfast food and enjoy fellowship with church family.  NO THRIVE TIME OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.  Worship will follow at 11 AM in the Sanctuary.  Hope to see you!

 

 

Lifesigns:                           1/5              1/12            1/19            1/26                   Stewardship Report

 “Thrive Time”                    9                  10                  9               ---              Budget Needs through January 26:   $ 17,904

Sunday Bible Study           61                 65                 47               62              Budget Gifts through January 26:     $ 13,940                                                                                          

Worship Service                89                104                 93              78             Budget Shortfall:                                  $  3,964

Budget Offering         $ 5,228           $ 2,981         $ 3,156        $ 2,325

Average Attendance:         Sunday School    59           Worship (includes Thrive Time)  98       

 

CLERK'S CORNER

Want a voice in the workings of your church?  Attend the next Business Meeting on March 11 at 7 PM.

 

 

YOUTH / CHILDREN UPDATE

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

February usually has some very challenging weather . . . so stay tuned to the bulletins for information

regarding Youth . . .     A “ONE CALL” message will be sent out regarding meetings or other activities.

All students currently in Grades 6-12 are welcome to come and join us on Sunday morning for Thrive Time at 8:30 AM, Sunday School at 9:45 AM and Traditional Worship at 11 AM.    If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Committee (David Navarre, Chairman, Tina Collis, Tyler Koneski, and Cheryl Ralls) or call the church office (832-2075).

 

 

VBS 2020      “CONCRETE AND CRANES”

Motto: Jesus! Our Strong Foundation! 

Theme Verse:   “I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it

 on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 (CSB)

Please mark your calendar for our brief (less than 20 minutes) initial VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MEETING AFTER WORSHIP in the Library ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 .  If you are interested in helping out with teaching/helping in Bible Study, crafts, recreation or being a helper in any area, and cannot attend the meeting, please let Susan Eppard know by calling/texting 540-406-1574 or call the church office 540-832-2075.

 

 

SPECIAL INVITATION

Mr. and Mrs. John Hounshell and Boy Scout Troop 12

Cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Robert Mach on

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4 PM in the Gordonsville Baptist Church Sanctuary.

Dinner will be served afterwards for those who want to stay.  Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by February 24th to Rene Hounshell.

(You can text or call 804-305-5817 or send an email to thehounshells@yahoo.com.)

 

 

MISSION UPDATE

LOTTIE MOON INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS OFFERING

GBC Offering Goal     $ 2,500                    FINAL TOTAL:         $  1,990

 

“FEBRUARY MISSIONARY PRAYER EMPHASIS

HARTSFIELD FAMILY in CAMBODIA”

Just a reminder that the church voted to support the Hartsfield family this year through our ministry action budget in the amount of $1,200 (Approximately ½% of our annual budget).  By giving to the budget offering, you are giving financial support to Pat, Jeannie, Hannah, Seth, and Luke.  Other monetary donations for the Hartsfields would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

“FEED MY SHEEP” 

MENU:   “Comfort Foods”                Saturday, February 22, 2020           11:00 AM – Noon        

Gordonsville Presbyterian Church

Anyone wishing to donate food please bring to the Presbyterian Church on Sat., February 22 between 10 & 11 AM.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS CORNER

THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 PM in the Library/Conference Room.  This meeting is

for the continuing work on the Constitution and Bylaws.  All members, please plan to attend this important meeting.

►► NOTE:  The following motion was adopted at the September 11, 2019 Business Meeting:  “That the Church Council review the Constitution and Bylaws by February, 2020, and then review every two (2) years.  The Chair of the Nominating Committee should also be included in the review process.”

 

 

INFO FROM THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE

Steve Brushwood, Co-Chairman of the Committee, would like those volunteers for 2019 Opening/Closing Church and the 2019 Grass-Cutting volunteers to remain the same for 2020.  If you have any questions or would like to change your assignments, please contact Steve Brushwood (832-3928) or the church office

(832-2075).  Thank you for volunteering.

 

 

CHURCH FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (2019)

You can pick up your contribution record from the church office (box on desk) or call the office

(832-2075) to have it mailed.

 

 

WINTER BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES . . .  WEDNESDAYS AT 7 PM  (Pastor Wayne’s Sunday School Classroom)

Come Join Us!  There’s still room at the table!    “Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations”