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May 1, 2013 Newslett.. - Mint Hill Baptist Church!
National Day of Prayer
May 2, 2013
The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to
mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal
repentance and righteousness in the culture.
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it
enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers
sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as
a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our
leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the
bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies
that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that
transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds.
Mrs. Shirley Dobson, NDP chairman, reminds us: “We have lost many of
our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not
become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could
end up forfeiting this freedom, too. "For more information go to:
www.nationaldayofprayer.org
VOLUME XXXVII May 1, 2013 No. 9
Andy Babson
Craig Jones
Bobby Berry
Keith Horne
Jerry Rich
Mike Rochelle
Children’s Division of Sunday School will be hosting a fellowship
time for Children in grades 1-6 and their families. It will take place
right after the 11:00 am worship on Sunday, May 5th in the
Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided.
SERVING DEACONS
Lee Proctor
Chase Nifong
Steve Stevens
Tina Whittier
Corenda Bodnar
PASTOR
YOUTH DIRECTOR
MINISTER OF MUSIC
FINANCIAL SECRETARY
PLAYSCHOOL DIRECTOR
All Members
CHURCH STAFF
MINISTERS
704-545-0121
www.minthillbaptist.org
E-mail: [email protected]
Pulpit Guest
Christians serve others in Jesus name where they live. Northeast Middle
School invites Mint Hill Baptists to enjoy the delight of serving the
students and faculty there, by simply being in a room while students are
taking end of year tests. First complete the on-line registration, and then
telephone (980-343-6920) the school. Ask for Pam Jones and plan with
her a day and time you can serve.
Northeast Middle School
May 20-24, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
End of Grade test proctors
complete online registration at www.cmsvolunteers.com
Sunday Morning, May 5, 2013
8:30 and 11:00
Dr. Bob Lowman will be proclaiming God’s
message to those who gather for both
morning worship services.
Dr. Lowman is Director of Missions
for Metrolina Baptist Association.
God will enlarge the vision for the
co-operative ministry in which
Mint Hill Baptists are involved
during the two Sunday morning
worship services.
FROM THE STUDY OF
PASTOR LEE PROCTOR
God’s Message to Me in T.A.G. Recently I read Exodus
19 in T.A.G. God said “If you will listen to ME carefully and
keep MY covenant , . . . you will be . . . holy . . . ” I know that
I’m not holy. As I pondered what God declared would be, with
what I know is, the Holy Spirit reminded me that God’s
promise is conditional. I’ll only be holy after I have listened
carefully to HIM. That is probably not all that is between me
and the holiness that God desires for me. Indisputably, I could
listen much more carefully to God. HE waits on me. The Lord
will not force me, or you, to be holy apart from our desire to be
holy. The only times in which I want to be unholy and sinful
are those in which I go spiritually of course, thinking that some
temporary and carnal sin excels the ecstasy of living in
holiness. So now, in spiritual sanity, in declare that I wish to
listen to God more carefully. I wish to keep the covenant HE
has created with me. What about you?
Prayer for Lost Friends. Recently God re-inforced the
importance of persistence in praying for lost friends. HE
answers the fervent prayer. I want lost friends to have the thrill
of living in relationship with God, so I pray for their salvation.
I want them to enjoy the blessing of realizing HE is using
them, making them HIS ambassadors to people who do not
personally know HIM, so I pray by name for friends who do
not know Jesus. I want lost friends to revel in Christian
fellowship that gives richness and sweetness to life, so I pray
for lost friends. I believe Jesus died for lost people, so I want
to form friendships with more lost people as a means of
participating with Jesus in HIS mission of saving them. Every
Wednesday night, you have the opportunity to write the name
of your lost friends on the dry erase board in the Fellowship
Hall; then others who are here will pray for your friends by
name. That prayer time begins at 6:45 on Wednesday evening.
Come pray for my lost friends; and assist me and others in
praying for your lost friends by writing their name on a dry
erase board.
SEEK FIRST GOD’S KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
You realize importance of Sunday School for seeking God’s Kingdom and HIS Righteousness. Make Sunday School a priority. Every person who wants to advance in godliness is faithfully present
for the 9:45 Bible study time each week. Bring friends with you.
God makes others in that Sunday School class HIS messengers to
you. One of the F.A.I.T.H. teams returned recently, reporting that
the woman they had visited said, “I’ve never attended a Sunday
School Class. What do they do in Sunday School?” They grow in
their relationship with Jesus and in their knowledge of God’s Word.
I think everybody ought to go to Sunday School!
What Has God Done That You Noticed? God said, “You will
find ME when you seek for ME with all your heart”, according to
Jeremiah 29:13. If you’ve managed to notice HIS work recently,
congratulations!! Two weeks ago there were far less leaves on the
trees than there are now. Who makes the leaves grow on the trees
every year? A pastor friend recently was having some remodeling
done at the house where they live, and discovered that the craftsman doing the work had a family member who I know. Neither the
craftsman nor his family member are followers of Jesus. My friend
said, “Now God arranged that. You and I can work with HIM from
different directions as HE draws these people to HIM.” I’ve noticed
that God has given some parents selfless love for their children. I
heard some Christian lyrics to songs recently that encourage me --I still really like Damaris Carbaugh’s recording of “HE Has
Forgiven Me” and recently a friend from college was used of God
to cause me to hear Carmen’s recording of “Isn’t HE Wonderful.”
God uses music to make me tender inside, and then HE uses other
music to set my toe to tapping. Let’s get together to worship
Sunday, because we have noticed what God has done. Bring your
Bible and a friend and your smiling face!!
Pastor Lee Proctor
If you would like to receive the newsletter by email
instead of regular mail, please email the church office at:
[email protected]
USHERS FOR MAY
8:30 am
11:00 am
Jason Caldwell Mark Rhyner
Powell Caldwell Jason Francois
Craig Riggsbee
Kevin Pentecost
DEACON OF THE MONTH
FOR MAY
Jerry Rich
To Mint Hill Baptist Church,
The family of Colleen Myers would like to thank you for
the beautiful floral arrangement. We could not believe
how the colors in your bouquet matched perfectly with
maw maw's dress and the spray. The purple flowers were
absolutely gorgeous. It was so thoughtful of you to remember Heather’s Grandma in such a special way. We
also appreciated Pastor Lee and Heather’s Deacon, Craig
Jones, and Steve, the music director, attending the funeral
service on Saturday. Thanks for all the love and support
you have given Heather and Chase over the past several
years.
Lynn, Rick, Heather, Chase, Amber,
and the Meyer’s Family
May Baptist Women’s Meeting:
Saturday, May 11th at 9:00 am
Mrs. Tammy Summey will be joining us again for a
discussion based on her family's service in Amman, Jordan,
as Missionaries. Please join us as we learn more about the
people groups that the Summey’s service in Jordan.
May
Birthdays
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5
6
8
10
12
14
15
16
17
18
Gerald Harelson
Cathy Lackey
Tammy McCraw
Bobby Berry
Braden Blackwelder
Alexander Wallace
Pat Blanton
Joshua Seate
Terry Locklear
Jennifer Filmer
Angie McDaniel
Wayne Smith
Shelly Pentecost
Mike Rochelle
Blake Cothran
Lee Warner
Caroline Inman
Dee McCall
Crystal Shirey
Lori Ledford
Michael Puvogel
Katie Tracy
19 James Chaney
21 Christopher Mangum
22 Kathy LeBlanc
Chad Tracy
24 Devin Norris
25 Larry Baucom
Jason Blount
Tonya Hayes
Kathy Lambert
Rev. Lee Proctor
Jerry Rich
James Paris
26 Jeffrey Lingo
Cheril Strader
27 Helen Hagler
Gillian Lingo
28 Matthew Babson
Kristen Shaver
29 Rev. Keith Morrison
30 LuRay Cummins
Tim Medlin
31 Ashley Harrell
Wendy Powley
A Worship Service of Testimony
Sunday evening, May 5, testimonies will be given by those
in whose lives God is regularly working. Between now and
that date, especially notice God’s winks at you, those times
when HE assures you that HE is involved in your life and in
HIS world. Let God use you to encourage and build the faith
of others by reporting God’s participation in daily life!!
Testimonies of HIS recent work are of extreme benefit, so
refine your spiritual vision to express especially current
events in which you have observed God’s presence.
The pastor will not preach during that service.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS
AT 5:45 PM
May 1—Chicken Strips (Today’s Disciples)
May 8—Baked Potato (Abundant Life)
May 15th—Pizza/Salad (Youth)
May 22– Mexican (Joy Class)
May 29—BBQ (Young Couples)
Baptist Men’s Breakfast at
MHBC Fellowship Hall
May 18th at 8:00 am
Mark your calendars! VBS is Coming!
July 29– August 2
Colossal Coaster World
Facing Fear! Trusting God!
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of
fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
Stacy Pettit is the VBS director for 2013. Everyone can
serve in VBS. Please be in contact with Stacy and ask her
how you can serve.
MHBC Men’s Softball Games
At Wilgrove Park
May 2nd at 8:00 pm
May 6th at 8:00 pm
May 9th at 7:00 pm
Parent Dedication Sunday
May 12, 2013
Parents who have received a child into their family in
the past year will publicly dedicate themselves to the
Lord at the 11:00 worship on Sunday, May 12, 2013,
committing to work with HIM, so that child responds
affirmatively to God’s invitation to life abundant. The
Church Office will gladly accept reminders from those
who are planning to participate.
YOUTH—M-FUGE 2013
Nashville, Tennessee JUNE 24-29
REMINDER!!!- $80.00 deposits are due NOW
Faith Family and Freedom Christian Concert tickets
will be purchased on Thursday, May 9 for $5 each,
reserved seating. If you would like to get tickets with the
church and sit together please put money in offering
marked Christian concert or give to Chase by
Wednesday, May 8.
The concert is Saturday, June 22 at 6 pm at ZMax Dragway
MHBC Book Club
will be reading Redeeming Love
by Francine Rivers in May.
The next meeting will be on
May 13 at 7 pm at Osaka
May 2013
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
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5:45 Church Supper
Chicken Strips
9:15 am Men’s Bible Study
Newsletter
6:00 pm F.A.I.T.H.
7:00 pm Visitation
7:15 Writing Club
National Day of Prayer
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6:00 pm F.A.I.T.H.
7:00 pm Visitation
9:15 am Men’s Bible Study
9:00 am Women on Mission
7:30 pm Church Council
5:45 Church Supper
Baked Potato
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15
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MOTHER’S DAY
11:00 a.m. Parent Dedication 7:00 pm Book Club at Osaka 6:00 pm Master Planning
4:45 p.m. Sunday School
Council Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Stewardship Comm
5:45 Church Supper
Pizza/ Salad
6:00 pm F.A.I.T.H.
7:00 pm Visitation
7:15 Writing Club
9:15 am Men’s Bible Study
8:00 am Baptist Men’s
Breakfast at MHBC
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21
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25
7:30 pm Sunday School
Planning Comm.
5:45 Church Supper
Mexican
6:00 pm F.A.I.T.H.
7:00 pm Visitation
9:15 am Men’s Bible Study
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6:30 pm Personnel Comm.
5:45 Church Supper
BBQ
Sunday Schedule
Early Worship 8:30am
Sunday School 9:45am
Morning Worship 11:00am
Evening Worship 6:00 pm
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6
7:00 p.m. Children’s Comm.
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13
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5:00 p.m. Finance Comm.
Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Business Mtg.
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7:00 p.m. Deacon’s Mtg.
27
MEMORIAL DAY
NO SCHOOL
CHURCH OFFICE
CLOSED
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