May Greetings!

May Greetings!

 

On Sunday night, we had our closing/awards service for our Master Clubs…

 

As the children were being driven home from club one Wednesday night a few weeks ago, it was a thrill to hear them begin singing “I believe the Bible!” As you can see from the picture, our theme this year was the “fruit of the Spirit.” Thank the Lord with us for the privilege He has given us to plant and water the seed of His Word in these children. We have seen some fruit He has given and are praying and expectantly watching for more fruit for His glory!

 

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples; John 15:8.

 

We had the warmest early Resurrection Day service at the cemetery that I can remember. One of our folks was asked why we meet at a cemetery. It was a great opportunity for her to give a great answer—that’s where people rise from the dead! Praise the Lord for His power over death, hell, and the grave. We enjoyed an amazing breakfast, fellowship, a Sunday School time of much singing and testimonies and then a wonderful time of worship as well.

 

More praise and prayer…

  • Let’s pray especially for the Paulhamus family as Chris’ brother passed away yesterday.
  • Our Ladies Retreat at Bear Paw Lodge is this Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4.
  • Will is working and doing a great job renovating our ladies’ bathroom!
  • Our local Liberty High School’s Baccalaureate is June 2. I have been asked to preach and Wanda will be playing for the processional and recessional.
  • Healing from laser surgery I had last Friday for a detached retina.

 

With our Wednesday Master Clubs finished, we look forward to being all together to start a new Bible study tomorrow. Sunday School this Sunday is on Job’s Suffering. For Sunday morning worship we are continuing in the Gospel of John and Sunday evening dovetailing with that.

 

 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord; 1 Corinthians 15:58.

 

 

Thank you for praying with us and for us!

We pray with and for you too.

In Christ’s Love,

Tom & Wanda MacAvoy

April Greetings!

April Greetings!

 

Praise/Prayer:

Thank the Lord and thank you for praying for our Basketball Outreach on March 23! Please pray as the Gospel was given to these 43 players and for follow-up with 6 men who responded that they are interested in a men’s small group Bible study.

 

“Let us live as people who are prepared to die,

And die as people who are prepared to live.”

—James A. Stewart

 

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away; James 4:14.

 

We thank the Lord that the ladies’ bathroom is scheduled to be remodeled late in April. Funds given and designated for this project will cover the expense and Will is doing the work.

 

April 14 is Missionary Sunday: the Miller Family will be with us all day. They are on deputation to serve in England with a burden for U.S. Military Outreach.

 

April 21—Resurrection Sunday; 7:30 a.m. service & breakfast; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. worship (no p.m.).

 

 

We have been enjoying working through the Gospel of John on Sunday mornings, currently in John 12. Looking ahead in Sunday School, we will be studying the following…

  • One Race: the Human Race
  • Job’s Suffering
  • God Calls Abram
  • Abram and Lot
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
  • God’s Covenant with Abram
  • Isaac: Child of Promise
  • Abraham’s Test
  • A Bride for Isaac

 

Thank you for praying with us and for us!

We pray with and for you too.

In Christ’s Love, Tom & Wanda MacAvoy

March Greetings!

March Greetings!

Please thank the Lord and pray with us…

  • Youth iceskating activity was a blessing and good opportunity to build relationships (see pictures)
  • MEN standing in the gap; we enjoyed our 1st men’s retreat and some more good times studying God’s Word and seeking to grow in effectual, fervent prayer.
  • Missionaries Garth & Margaret Roberts; Margaret has come through cancer radiation treatments and Garth is in therapy with his left knee replacement.
  • Missionaries Tim & Sarah Valiante and Family have reached 100% financial support and are headed for their 1st term in the Philippines in May, Lord willing!
  • Richard Harris is scheduled for back surgery on Monday at the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, FL.
  • Cy Hughes is home from the hospital.
  • 3-on-3 Basketball Outreach at SVBC is March 23. We have already received several online registrations. Pastor James Bixler will be giving the Gospel.
  • “Sunday’s Coming!” is the name of a 40 day devotional that we will begin on Wednesday, March 6. For six weeks this will be a church-wide opportunity to look at the miracles and parables of Jesus during His last week here on earth. Other topics are: Who is Jesus (His great “I am” titles), prophecies concerning His death and resurrection, and a look at the events of Passion Week. We’ll discuss our findings every Wednesday at Prayer Meeting.

On a personal note, we thank the Lord for the opportunity to travel to SC to meet our newest granddaughter Katie Rose MacAvoy, born January 15. On the way, we had the opportunity to spend a day at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. If you ever have the opportunity, I heartily recommend that you visit this museum. https://www.museumofthebible.org/ We also had the opportunity to attend part of a Bible Conference with the theme “Let’s Pray!” It was a great blessing, encouragement, and challenge. In fact, last night at our prayer meeting, I passed out some new prayer bulletins and we talked about 2 things:

  • Let’s seek to have the glory of God as the motive for each of our requests.
  • Let’s seek to not only pray about physical and temporal things, but also for the spiritual and eternal. Example—Eph 3:16, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man

Last night at our MasterClubs was “Glow Night.” Somebody was sure “ready to glow.”

I’m not sure who enjoys these clubs more—the kids or the workers! May the joy of our Lord be your strength.

Thank you for praying with us and for us!

We pray with and for you too.

In Christ’s Love,

Tom & Wanda MacAvoy