May Greetings!

Blessings. I just had the privilege to go through discipling with a young man—the study was “You and Your Salvation.” He had completed the study, came to our appointment, and had good questions. It was a blessing to read his testimony of salvation that he had written out. Next study?—“You and Your Baptism and Church Membership.” It is a WONDERFUL privilege to sit down with men and study God’s Word together!


And then yesterday, we got to meet a little man: Tucker Joseph Riley! Congratulations to Chad & Becky & all the loved ones!  Tucker was born Wednesday, April 25; 9 lbs, 8 oz; 22”.


Last night was also our annual business meeting—short, calm, and sweet. So we are thankful for that too!


Last weekend ~17 of our ladies enjoyed a retreat from the world and to the Lord—His Word and great fellowship. There were several testimonies of the Lord’s continuing work in hearts.



Some things to pray about:

  • Several ongoing one-on-one witnessing/discipling opportunities—please pray for salvation, progressive sanctification, & revival!
  • Sunday, May 6 @ 6:00 p.m., Master Club closing program, awards, and fellowship.
  • Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m., Ladies’ Bible Study
  • Thursdays, May 10 & 17 @ 9:00 a.m., Mom’s Morning
  • Friday, May 11 @ 7:00 p.m., Men’s Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall
  • Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m., Men’s Prayer Fellowship
  • Teaching & Preaching: Sunday School—God Preserves His Word; Morning Worship—Verse by verse in the Gospel of John; Evening Worship—more study on the subject from the morning but from different Scriptures; Wednesday Bible Study—new series starting May 9!


And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD;

and great shall be the peace of thy children; Isaiah 54:13



Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God; Romans 5:1-2.


“Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.” –V. Raymond Edman


“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” –Corrie ten Boom


“Doubts and fears are not marks of God’s children. They are remnants of the old nature, specks on the eye of faith.” –Andrew Bonar



“Passive faith accepts the word as true

But never moves,

Active faith begins the work to do,

And thereby proves,

Passive faith, but praises in the light,

When the sun doth shine.

Active faith will praise in the darkest night—

Which faith is thine?”

—Source Unknown



Thank you for praying with us and for us. We pray for you too!

In Christ’s Love,

Tom & Wanda MacAvoy


April Greetings!

Resurrection Day on top of the mountain!

        Sunday, April 1

  at the Steam Valley Cemetery  Pavillion

 This is the former location of the church on Steam Valley Road which is east of Route 15

In case of bad weather, the service will be in the SVBC Fellowship Hall.

7:30 a.m.        Early Service

8:30 a.m.        Free Breakfast  at SVBC Fellowship Hall

9:30 a.m.        Sunday School

10:30 a.m.       Morning Worship

All are Welcome!


Sunday School…

  • You may choose to sing one of your favorite hymns celebrating the resurrection
  • You may give a testimony of praise to the Lord for His resurrection
  • We will consider Joseph of Arimathea’s Voice of Courage
  • We will read and think about how Mark 16 and other verses apply to our lives.


Morning Worship…

  • Worship our Lord Jesus with our children as they play bells and sing Jesus Loves Me
  • Special Music: The Mercy Tree
  • Mark 16—Living Truths:


Jesus Christ really died & rose again that you and I might really LIVE!

Thank you for your prayers & let’s keep praying!…

  • We had a nice visit with Max & Norma Peacock at their new apartment on Thursday. I will paste their new address and new phone number Cards, visits, and calls would be an encouragement!
  • We received a call for help from an individual and have been able to give physical and spiritual help this week. Please pray for the Lord to give the increase!
  • We had 32 players out for our 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Outreach last Saturday. The Gospel was clearly given as you can see in the picture. Several men responded that they are interested in a Bible Study. Please pray as we follow-up!
  • Invite men to our Men’s Bible Study that is starting on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our ladies are having their Ladies Retreat at Bear Paw Lodge April 20-21. They always have a great time

as well as a Godly time. Another

opportunity to invite your friends!



Max & Norma Peacock

The Williamsport Home, Apt. 111

1900 Ravine Road

Williamsport, PA 17701



March 2018

March Greetings!


Yesterday I got an email from a pastor/friend who let me know that their boys’ basketball team from their Christian school (where I was principal for three years) was participating in a tournament in Williamsport. It was a blessing to attend the game last night. During the game my wife came and asked me if I knew the other team that was playing. As it turned out, that team was from another Christian school where my wife had taught. We attended that church when we were newly saved. I was a deacon in that church, left the church to go to Bible school and then was ordained at the church. (I didn’t recognize the school because they had changed the name.) Anyway, we got a double blessing and rooted for both teams! J


Thanksgiving and Prayer…


  • Two new families have been attending recently:
    • Ciarlos: Steve, Danielle, Malachi & Micah
    • Jones: Dave, Anna, Emily, Makenna, & Bubby
  • We’ve recently had some great opportunities to serve the Lord and His people. I’m thankful that the Lord has given our folks a mind to work. The ladies did a great job with a baby shower for Becky Riley. Also, we were able to host a luncheon for about 85 folks who attended the funeral of Mary Wilson. What a privilege to preach the Gospel!
  • Sunday School—Attributes of God; Morning Worship—Gospel of John
  • Salvation of souls! Power of God!
  • Great fellowship at the men’s retreat
  • Sweetheart Breakfast emphasizing the love of God that the men did for the Lord and for the ladies.
  • Mom’s Morning starting 3/8 from 9:00-10:30 in the Fellowship Hall; studying Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family by Paul Tripp; children are welcome!
  • Plans underway for our 2nd annual 3-on-3 Basketball Outreach on March 24.
  • I just talked with Max Peacock. He is home and doing well. He asked me to thank you for your prayers and to keep praying! I also just talked with Pat Lepley. She had a partial knee replacement on Thursday but is home already. She said she’s having quite a bit more pain than she expected but is making progress. Please let me know if you can help with some light meals. She would appreciate it.


And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us; 1 John 4:16-19.


Thank you for praying with us and for us. We pray for you too!

In Christ’s Love,

Tom & Wanda MacAvoy