Greetings, everyone! What a joy it has been to be out and about these last several days. The whole family is out of quarantine and enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather, more like summer than fall, but the colors are starting to burst. God's handiwork is wonderful to behold!
**Please be in prayer for our DOM Roger Brumley who has tested positive for COVID-19, and his wife, Pam, as they quarantine at home.
Grillmaster: Need to arrive about 4:30 to get the grill prepared to cook the frozen burgers and dogs. Cook up the meat and be ready to serve by 6 pm.
Drinks: Purchase or make up tea and/or lemonade.
Chips: Buy/bring chips (preferably individual size bags)
Dessert: Need cookies/brownies/cake/pie for 25
Everything but the grilling could be done at any point during the day even if you aren't able to attend the meeting. Please contact me if you are able to do any of the above at my cell phone, 479-238-3772.
THE LORD’S DAY
We will have our quarterly observance of the Lord's Supper during 10:40 morning worship. My intention is to preach on the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper from Matthew 28 and 1 Corinthians 11 prior to partaking of this symbolic meal. Please take time to read 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 in preparation for this important day, and spend some time in self-examination (cf. 1 Cor. 11:28). One way to do this is through the use of diagnostic questions. The following are a starter list. You may come up with others:
Tomorrow evening, we will gather for our regular monthly member meeting at 6 pm in the Great Room. All members are requested to attend, and all are welcome to attend. (If we have more than can comfortably socially distance in the Great Room, we will move to the sanctuary).
Saturday, October 17: FLOOD REBUILDING FINAL PUSH. We are requesting that as many who are physically able plan now to help with the final push to restore/rebuild the homes affected by the flooding in south St. Joe back in July. Journey Baptist has shouldered much of the load during this time, and more hands are needed to relieve those who have done so. We will plan to leave from the church parking lot at 7:15 am and stay through the day until 5 pm, if possible. If you are only able to work the first half of the day, that is wonderful. Or if you can only come for the second half, also wonderful. If you come for the second half, check in at Journey Baptist Church around 12:30 pm for the 1-5 pm shift. You do not have to have prior experience or training to help, just a servant heart and the ability to help carry sheet rock, insulation, particle board and the like. Contact me this week if you are interested in this ministry opportunity (which is really a local missions opportunity).
Deacon Nominations for 2021 will be distributed and received on two consecutive Sundays, October 18 and 25. All members are entitled to nominate as many as four men to serve for a 3-year term as deacon. Please prayerfully consider your nominations in light of the qualifications for the office of deacon in
ICYMI Last Sunday’s Message The Road Less Traveled by Robert Kendall
FIGHTER VERSES THIS WEEK: James 1:19-20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
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Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon