August 07th, 2022
GREETINGS, EVERYONE! Today is a "recovery" day for those of us who went to camp at Grand Oaks this week. Camp is great, but it can be a little tiring, so we need time to recover. Our group was among the last to leave the camp since Kyle checks out all the vehicles at the gate to make sure all the campers are going with the correct people for pickup, and I had some final paperwork in my role as camp director to complete. We arrived back in Maysville just shortly after 1:30 pm. We had a great time at camp, hearing God's word preached and taught, participating in some awesome planned recreational activities, and eating some delicious meals. Our theme was "Follow Jesus," and Camp Pastor Scott Gilbert (Frederick Blvd BC pastor) did an amazing job of bringing God's word on that theme each evening on the pre-teen level for our 10, 11, and 12 year old campers. Tanya Griffin (Stewartsville pastor's wife) was our Girls' Bible Study leader, and Zack Budd (Green Valley children's pastor) was our Boys' Bible Study leader. Both did an outstanding job of teaching the children who Jesus is, what He did, and what makes the difference for us today. Each day features a missions lesson, but our camp missionary fell ill on Sunday, so he was not able to join us for the week. The Lord provided excellent substitutes for that time of the day to share their experience in missions, and they were a joy to work with.
Thank you, church, for underwriting much of the cost to send campers to Grand Oaks. We may not know until glory the full impact of your generosity and kingdom-mindedness.
THE LORD'S DAY (8/7):
ICYMI: Last Sunday's sermon audio "Be Encouraged in the Lord" Hebrews 10:16-25 by Joe Nogalski
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSE: We are not currently reciting the Fighter Verses during the worship service, but I encourage you to do so in your Sunday School class and your Bible study group. Personally commit these verses to your heart, and I believe God will bless you as you do.
We have been learning verses from Psalm 91. This week's verses are Psalm 91:9-10
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place--
the Most High, who is my refuge--
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE The Five-Day Bible Reading Plan is attached to this e-mail for your convenience.
You may want to access additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
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Pastor Greg Dixon