The Gordonsville Herald

Volume XXXVIII, Issue 4                                                                                                                          April 1, 2019

 

THINK IT OVER . . .

Everyone loves a laugh.  Researchers have discovered what the Bible prescribed centuries ago is indeed true.  Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good like medicine” (NKJV).  Often, laughter is the best medicine to lift a weary soul or burdened heart.  Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh?  Yet to do so at other people’s

expense is rightly considered wrong or mean spirited.

I think it’s neat that our calendar has made provision to suspend this generally accepted rule once every year.  April Fools’ Day is one of man’s unique institutions . . . a holiday for laughter.  On April 1 until noon – we are permitted to make fools of others.  Through the years I’ve pulled some good practical jokes and I’ve had some

good ones pulled on me.

Sometimes it’s good to not take life so seriously but instead look for the humorous things that the Lord allows to come your way.  This reminds me of a cute but very pointed story about Easter (which is a very serious subject).  The pastor was doing the children’s sermon one Easter Sunday morning.  As was usual, little Billy

raised his hand to ask a question.

Reluctantly, the pastor called on Billy.  “What did Jesus say right after He came out of the tomb?” asked Billy.

It was a question of great theological importance.  The pastor was impressed with Billy’s question.  So, in words that were as suitable as possible for his young audience, the pastor explained that the Bible doesn’t

really tell us just what He said.

With this, the hand of one little girl quickly shot up.  “I know what He said, preacher,” she insisted.

“And what was that?” asked the pastor.

With a big smile and her arms flung out wide, she blurted out with gusto, “Tah-dah!”

Think it over . . . Easter is God’s “Tah-dah!”  On Friday, the devil thought the war had been won.  But on Resurrection Sunday, the angel proclaimed “He is risen” (Matthew 28:6).  Indeed, the war had been won.  Once and for all, Jesus had defeated sin and death and the devil has been on the run ever since.

1 Corinthians 15:57 is our battle cry.  “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (NKJV).


                                                                                               Happy Easter - "Tah-Dah"   

                                                                                               Paster Wayne  

 

 

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ALL-CHURCH PRAYER MEETING

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019          7 PM       SANCTUARY

 

 

 

 

                          

CALLING ALL CHRISTIANS TO PRAYER AT THE POLE

   APRIL 7, 2019         5 PM         GORDONSVILLE TOWN HALL

                                                                           Please come join us at Gordonsville Town Hall for a time of prayer

 

 

Lifesigns:                      3/3             3/10            3/17           3/24                      Stewardship Report

 “Thrive Time”               20                 13                 19               21             Budget Needs through March 24: $ 53,616

Sunday Bible                 59                 63                73               65             Budget Gifts through March 24:   $ 44,351

Worship Service           88                 87                113               91             Budget Shortfall:                              $  9,265

Budget Offering      $ 3,928          $ 4,437        $ 3,725       $ 2,496

Average Attendance:     Sunday Bible Study 65         Worship  (includes Thrive Time)  113

 

 

CLERK'S CORNER

Excerpts from the March 13, 2019:

  • That the Church Business Meeting time be changed from 6:30 PM to 7 PM.

    Plan to attend the next Business Meeting on May 8, 2019 at 7 PM.


  

MISSION UPDATE

 

Homemade Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter and Coconut Cream Easter Eggs For Sale ($5.00 each)

There are order forms on each Sanctuary entrance table.  Also, you can call the church

 office (832-2075) to place an order.   Don’t miss out – these eggs are delicious!

Orders are due by SUNDAY, APRIL 7 and are available for pick-up on Palm Sunday, APRIL 14

Proceeds to benefit Partnership Missions.      Make checks payable to GBC-Partnership Missions Fund.

 

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North American Missions /Annie Armstrong Offering      Goal:  $ 1,500      To Date:  $ 1,235

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GOSHEN SPRING MISSIONS CELEBRATION        Sunday, April 7       3-5 PM        BEREA BAPTIST CHURCH

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GOSHEN ASSOCIATION SPRING MEETING        Tuesday, April 30 at 3 PM            ORANGE BAPTIST CHURCH

(Attention Messengers – Please let the church office know if you will be attending.)


 

 “FEED MY SHEEP”                 Gordonsville Baptist Church

FREE MEAL              Saturday, April 27                11 AM – Noon                  Menu: “POTLUCK”

Anyone wishing to donate food, please bring dish to Fellowship Hall by 10:30 AM.

Thank you for your support.

  

YOUTH / CHILDREN UPDATE

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

  • 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.

  • Youth will help with the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20.

  • Regular Meetings on Sunday, April 14 and April 28 (with lunch) following Worship. Stay tuned in the weekly bulletins for updates and additions.

     

     

    CHILDERN’S EASTER EGG HUNT (Birth-Grade 5)

    (Sponsored by the Children’s Committee)

    SATURDAY, APRIL 20 at 11 AM  (followed by lunch)

    INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED CANDY OR MONETARY DONATIONS WOULD BE

    GREATLY APPRECIATED

     

    There is a container in Pastor Wayne’s Sunday School Classroom for the candy!  Thank you!

     

    VBS 2019       “IN THE WILD” (AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS)     June 10-14

    Motto:   Zoom in!  Focus on Jesus

    Theme Verse:   But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the

    Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.  John 20:31 (CSB)

    Anyone interested in working as co-teachers or recreation - or anywhere else - please let the VBS Director, Susan Eppard, know as soon as possible.

     

     

                              MISCELLANEOUS

    Community Sunrise Service

    Easter Sunday, April 21   6:30 AM

    Maplewood Cemetery

    Breakfast following at

    Gordonsville Baptist Church


    (Free Will Donation)

    EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE

    SUNDAY  21               11 AM

     

     

     

    NOTICE REGARDING OUR “THRIVE TIME” WORSHIP ON APRIL 28 . . .

    On Sunday, April 28, 2019 the 8:30 AM Thrive Time Worship Service will be held at Gordonsville Airport as part of the “Aviation Weekend” hosted by our own Pack 12 Cub Scouts.  Saturday will be full of airport related activities for Scouts from all over the Stonewall Jackson Council, with some Scouts sleeping over on the airport property.  Boy Scouts have always incorporated belief and respect for God in their program and our church is taking this opportunity to lead them in a contemporary worship experience.  Our members are invited to experience this outdoor contemporary service with the Scouts.  Please bring your chairs, as no seating is provided, and remember to dress for the weather (you will be outdoors!).