June Greetings!

 

Mother’s Day Breakfast—we thank the Lord for Godly mothers, great fellowship, and men who are pretty good cooks!

 

We also thank the Lord for the opportunity to welcome Dan & Jennifer Sharp as members of SVBC. There is someone interested in following the Lord in believer’s baptism so we’re thankful for that and please pray as we counsel about that.

 

This Sunday, we are having a lunch on the grounds followed by recognition of graduates. We have 5 graduating from high school (Jodi Young, Kelly Egrie, Kylee Kirch, Quinn Landon, & Ben Vick) and 5 graduating from kindergarten (Jewel Beck, Ashlynn Beiter, Makenna Fields, James Marks, & Emmalin Roberts). So we are looking forward to praising the Lord and honoring them. Also, please pray as I have been asked to preach at our local Liberty High School Baccalaureate this Sunday evening at 7:00. Wanda has also been asked to play for the processional and recessional. So we are grateful to be involved in our community.

 

With our Wednesday Master Clubs finished, we are enjoying having all the children’s workers with us and are studying the book of James. The theme we are looking at is FAITH—Faith & Testing, Faith Fights, and our next lesson is on Faith Listens. This week in Sunday School we are beginning a study of Abraham with God’s call on his life. For Sunday morning worship we are continuing in the Gospel of John and are beginning chapter 13 this Sunday.

 

Several folks are working hard preparing for our VBS on June 13 & 14. Let’s pray for a wonderful time of planting & watering God’s Word and for the hearts of the children to be tender to the Lord’s working. The theme is The Incredible RACE—One Family, One Race, One Savior.

 

Will has done a great job renovating our ladies’ bathroom. It’s nearly finished. He made the vanity himself and is also making the stall partitions too!

 

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

 

In Christ’s Love,

Tom & Wanda MacAvoy

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