SLIDESHOW: Family Camp 2017

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For the slide show of Family Camp 2015, click HERE.

Catechism Questions 53 & 54

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53.Q. What is the fifth commandment? A. The fifth commandment is, Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee (Ex 20:12; Deut 5:16).

54.Q. What does the fifth commandment teach us? A. To love and obey our parents (Mt 15:3-6; Ep 6:1-3; Co 3:20).

For Catechism questions, click here.

Definitions to Remember

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Autonomous: Not under the control of another. Baptist churches are not under the control of a denominational body. Each church owns its own property, calls its own ministers, and runs its own affairs as it sees fit, hopefully under the leadership of Christ.

Baptism of the Spirit: When the Holy Spirit comes to indwell the believer and to make him or her a part of the body of Christ, the Church. Some Christians believe the Baptism of the Spirit happens as a second experience after a person has become a Christian. They see it as a special experience with the Holy Spirit. the Bible teaches that this baptism takes place at the same time we are made part of the body of Christ, that is saved.

Believers Church: Baptists, among others, teach that a church should be made up only of believers and only of those who have freely chosen to be members. One is not “born into” a believers church.

For more definitions, click here.

Ice cream. Can I get an amen?

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This Sunday evening, August 13, will be our final Fingerfood Fellowship night of the summer. Time goes faster than Miss Wanda’s banana cream pie. We’ll bring down the curtains on another season of fellowship with an ice cream social. Bring your homemade ice cream to share with everyone.
We will have our evening service at 6 p.m., followed by Fingerfood Fellowship at 7 p.m.

Fish Fry for Mother’s Day

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The church will be having a fish fry for Mother’s Day lunch following the morning service on May 14.
There will also be other meats for those who do not like fish. The men will be cooking for the women and there is a sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary for the items needed.
If you have any questions, please see Ken Boswell.


Donations for the Troops

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There’s still plenty of time to make your donations to the Blue Star Mothers for shipment to our active duty troops. Donation boxes are in the men’s classroom and in the foyer between the sanctuary and bathroom. The donations will go to Tulsa Chapter 1 for packaging and mailing on May 10th.

To learn more about the Oklahoma Chapter One of Blue Star Mothers, click here.

Here is a comprehensive list of supplies needed for the troops. Please purchase food items as individual-size and all toiletries are travel-size.

EZ-Mac & Cheese (NOT BOWLS)
Soup – READY TO EAT (pop top)
Tuna, chicken, or salmon pouches
Dried fruit (individual packets)
Beef jerky/Slim Jims (small or individual)
Instant oatmeal (individual packets)
Breakfast/granola bars
Crackers (individually wrapped packages)
Pop tarts
Ramen noodle packets (NOT BOWLS)
Sunflower seeds or trail mix (individual packets)
Coffee (individual)
Tea bags (individual)
Powdered drink mixes (individual packets)
Spiced apple cider (individual packets)
Candy (individually wrapped)
Cream/sugar packets
Baby wipes (resealable bag) uncented
Foot powder (travel size)
Eye drops (small)
Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Sunscreen (small lotion or gel)
Dental floss
Mouthwash (travel size)
Toothpaste (travel size)
Disposable razors
Tylenol/Advil (small bottles)
Cough drops
Socks (100% cotton or wool)
AAA or AA batteries
Ziploc bags (any size)
Puzzle books
Pens or mechanical pencils

Answers in Genesis newsletter

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Do you subscribe to the Answers in Genesis emails list? It’s really a very nice complement to our Sunday School lessons. You can sign up by clicking here.

VBS is coming June 19-23

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Vacation Bible School will be in the mornings this year and the theme is A Mighty Fortress.

Youngsters will be learning that God’s Kingdom endures forever. He is our refuge and strength. God is our rock and salvation, our fortress and sure defense.

Jesus came to save. He is our Savior and King.

So please look at your calendars and set aside June 19-23 to help work and to bring your kids, grandkids and their friends to learn the truths of the Scriptures. VBS will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Here is where the VBS leaders will need help.
5 lesson leaders (nursery, 2-4, pre-K, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th).
2 bible memory challenge leaders.
2 snack leaders.
2 game leaders.
2 craft leaders.
2 reformation station leaders.
Opening & closing music (guitar player and/or piano player).
3 lunch preparation & servers.
5-10 fellowship hall/kitchen cleanup.

This is a great opportunity for service.

Meetings and meals

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On Sunday, Feb. 19, the Music Committee will be meeting at Terry and Kelly’s home after the morning service.

Later, after the evening service, we will be having a Chili Social in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite chili or chili accoutrements and, of course, deserts.

Dinner and a Mystery

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Church youth will be presenting an Old West mystery during our Valentine’s Dinner this Friday, Feb. 10.

It will be an interactive investigation and teams will work to figure out who dunnit. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for big people and $2 for sixth-graders and below. The dinner will be catered by Rib Crib. You may put your money in the offering plate with the envelope designated for the Valentine’s Dinner.

You’re encouraged to dress Old West style, or in a costume as members of a U.S. Marshal’s possee, stranded stage-coach passengers, ranch hands, a cavalry patrol or a tribe of Indians. Prizes will be awarded for mystery solvers, or, if it goes unsolved, to the “criminal” who gets away with it. There also will be a prize for the best costume.