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Lakeview Baptist Church
4602 Concord Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
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Lakeview Baptist Church, 4602 Concord Highway, Monroe, North Carolina 28110
Volume 19, Issue 7
“Let Freedom Ring”
Church Phone: 704-283-0019
Fax Number: 704-283-0717
Dr. Steve Jirgal
704-238-1966 or 704-219-5220
Rev. Shannon Deaton
Minister of Music/Education
Rev. Mark Navey
Minister of Children & Students
Dr. Donnie Gamble
Senior Adult Minister
Tom & Leslie Hodge
6016 Kate Rd.
Monroe, NC 28110
Gary & Cathey Kennett
5506 Burning Ridge Dr.
Monroe, NC 28110
As we move into the July Fourth holiday,
freedom shouts loudly in the hearts and minds of
Our country is known for its various
freedoms and our history is replete with the names
of those who gave their lives for the freedom we
and others enjoy.
While freedom comes at a cost, complete
freedom also comes at a cost. Our family fathers
never called for freedom without restraint. They
understood that this would lead to corporate
anarchy and personal enslavement to passions.
What they sought was freedom within the bounds
of discipline. They knew that true freedom can be
found in an agreement to abide within the
guidelines prescribed by our constitution.
So too, we as Christians recognize that true
freedom comes from living within the bounds of
our constitution - the Holy Word of God.
Jesus said, ‘you shall know the truth
and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32) Jesus
is the truth and it is only by adhering to the
disciplines found in His word that we can avoid the
captivity that our natural nature will bring. We
must refrain from fighting against the protective
fence God has placed in our lives.
When we live freely within the large garden
of God’s great blessing we find true freedom from
the chains that sinful behavior brings.
Remember - the Shepherd loves the sheep
and I do too!
Free in Christ,
As we celebrate our independence this 4th of July, let us
not forget to pray for our service people who are
fighting for this freedom on a daily basis. Please
remember not only these men and women of our armed
forces but also their families who are giving the ultimate
sacrifice, their family. May God bless you all and have
a great 4th of July!
WOW!!!! What a
We had a great week at Bible School and we hope each
child took some great lessons home with them and will
continue to be learning and studying God’s Word each
day. The following is just a summary of what they were
learning each day:
Day 1: Jesus Knows Me
Day 2: Jesus knows everything about me
Day 3: Jesus has a plan for me
Day 4: Jesus cares about me
Day 5: Jesus Loves ME!!
We want to take a moment to thank each and every
volunteer that helped with VBS. None of it would be
possible without you. YOU helped make a difference in
so many lives and we THANK YOU ALL!!!!!
Dinner and Movie Night
Tuesday, July 12th at 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 17th
Join us for a traditional covered dish lunch on the grounds
immediately following our Sunday service. Bring enough food
for your family and some to share. After lunch families are
encouraged to bring a change of
clothes and participate in some
family friendly games. This will
be a great time to fellowship as a
family and a church.
We will be getting together in the fellowship hall to have
dinner and we will be watching the movie “McFarland,
Jim White moves his family after
losing his last job as a football coach.
He sees that some of the students are
worth starting a cross-country team
and turns seven students with no hope
into one of the best cross-country
teams. (Based on a true story)
There will be signup sheets in the Sunday School Classes,
or call the church office. Please sign up by July 10th so
that we can finalize our food plans. We look forward to
seeing you all there!!
The following is the Choir Rehearsal Schedule for the
month of July:
No choir in the service—July 10, 17, 24, & 31
NO CHOIR REHEARSAL—July 3, 10, 17, & 24
Start back with rehearsal on July 31st
Sunday, August 21st
Watch the bulletins and
newsletters for more
information to come!
Fish Night at Mayfair
Tuesday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Golden Years Beach Trip
Alabama Theatre Christmas Show
Myrtle Beach, SC
The group will be staying in executive suites at the Beach
Cove Resort, featuring 2 queen beds as well as a living
room with pullout sofa, 1 bathroom and a private balcony
overlooking the ocean. Dinner that evening will include
your meal, taxes, and gratuities at the beautiful
“Chesapeake House”. Breakfast the next morning is also
a part of the package as well as round-trip transportation.
The Beach Cove Resort is located near to Barefoot Landing and it’s village of shops. Everyone is sure to enjoy.
The cost for this package is based on double occupancy at
the rate of $159.00 per person. This amount is due by
Sunday, September 25. Turn the money into Donnie
Gamble, make checks payable to Lakeview Baptist
Church and put “Golden Years—Beach Trip” in the
We will meet at Mayfair in Monroe
for a wonderful time of fellowship
and great seafood. This will be
“dutch treat” for everyone. There
will be sign-up sheets in the Sunday
School Classrooms or you can call
the church office. Please sign up by
July 24th so that we can confirm our reservations. We
hope to see you all there!!
Our Golden Years Group is on the Go!
October 11th, 2016
Departing from Lakeview Baptist Church
Destination: Shatley Springs Restaurant
This will be a one-day trip
that will involve a family
style meal at Shatley Springs,
as well as stops at local shops
and produce stands.
Transportation fee and cost of a family style meal is
$50.00 per person. This amount is due by Sunday,
August 14. Please turn your money in to Donnie
Gamble. If writing a check make it payable to “Lakeview
Baptist Church and mark in the memo line “Golden
Years—Shatley Springs Trip”.
As the culture changes, it is no
longer possible for Christians to
pretend that we are a moral
majority. That may be bad news
for America, but it can be good
news for the church. Nominal
Christianity isn’t working
anymore. What’s needed now is
neither a doubling-down on the
status quo nor a retreat into
isolation. Instead we need a
church that speaks to social and
political issues with a bigger
vision in mind; that of the gospel
of Jesus Christ. As Christianity
seems increasingly strange—and
even subversive- to our culture, it’s time to embrace the
distinctiveness of the Christian faith and to be marginalized
for the sake of the gospel. Join us for this six-session Bible
STARTING each week
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:45 pm in the Choir Room
If your name should be listed in the
birthdays for any particular month and
you do not see it, please call the church
office at 704-283-0019, ext. 1 and leave a
message so that we can correct our
records so you will be included the next
time. Thank you!