Welcome to Bedford Baptist Church Service of Worship – March 27th, 2011 – 10:55 a.m. Enter His Gates With Praise Call To Worship Memorial Carillon Prelude “How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings” Ministry Opportunities Pastor Kevin *Time Of Praise Worship Team (Children are invited to come to the front pews during the last song) Children’s Story “How Much Faith Is Enuff?” Pastor Bob *Song “Mighty To Save” (v. 1) (KidZone Children may head downstairs during singing of last verse) Our Response To Him Tithes & Offering Offertory “Cantilene” (Lane Smith) *Offertory Response #600 “Praise God From Whom…” Prayers of the People Pastor Nelson Ministry Of Music “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” Sanctuary Choir Scripture Sermon *Hymn Benediction Postlude Ministry Of The Word Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 (NIV) Living By Faith Lic. Miriam MacDonald “I Surrender All” “Fanfare in B Major” (Charles W. Ore) How To Contact Us 158 Rocky Lake Drive PO Box 44073 Bedford, NS B4A 3X5 Phone: 835-5966 Fax: 835-3984 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.bedfordbaptist.ca Radio: CHSB 99.3 Hilltop FM Prayer Chain: Doug & Donna Peverill Phone: 434-8054 or E-mail: [email protected] WELCOME! We extend a warm welcome to all who have come to worship and fellowship with us this morning. If you are a first time visitor with us, please take time to fill out a “Welcome Card” located in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate. Parents of small children (under age 3) may take them to our Nursery, where a caring staff will supervise them. We also have a Pre-School Program (ages 3-5) that runs during our Worship Service in the Church Time PreSchool Room. One of our ushers would be happy to help you locate either one of these facilities. Elementary School children are invited to take part in our KidZone program which starts after the first part of our Worship Service downstairs in the Vestry. About Us Bedford Baptist Church has been a part of this community for 111 years. We seek to be a fellowship of believers building on the principles of love, grace, and compassion as first modeled by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. To that end, we offer a wide variety of programs and services for every age group. with the Convention On a larger scale, we are affiliated of Atlantic Baptist Churches Canadian Baptist Ministries. Staff Ministers – All Of Us! Rev. Robert Ohsberg Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Ida Whitehouse Associate Pastor Lic. Kevin Haggarty Youth Pastor Rev. Nelson Metcalfe Pastor Emeritus Mrs. Lianne MacMinn Ministry of Music Supervised Field Education Student Lic. Miriam MacDonald Supervised Field Education Student Lic. Heather Cox Mr. Peter Metcalfe Office Administrator Mr. Joel Scott Caretaker & Please Be In Prayer For Our Sick & Shut-In Halifax Veteran’s Memorial Mr. Beresford (Barry) Thompson Mr. Bill Gallant Mrs. Hilda MacDonald (Tena Poirier’s Mother) Walter Reid Veteran’s Hospital Mr. Adam Keys Ivany Place Mrs. Evelyn Ross Ms. Brenda Carson Mrs. Freda Bender Mrs. Barb Bishop Mrs. Helen Beeler Mrs. Norma Sutherland Mrs. Beth Kennedy Mrs. Marjorie Levy St. Vincent’s Nursing Home Dykeland Lodge Parkland Estates (Cameron Hall) Parkstone Windsor Elms Berkeley Retirement Residence Northwood Center At Home (Herman & Vivian’s Nephew) (Marlene Davies’ Mother) Mrs. Lola Freeman (Judi Hayes’ Mother) Mrs. Joyce Tavener Mrs. Sydney Derrah (Carolyn Derrah-Murphy’s Mother) Ms. Carol Lumsden Mrs. Gloria Campbell Mr. Keith MacLaren Mrs. Ruth Chiasson Mr. Donald Matheson (Lianne’s Father) Last Week’s Offering (March 20, 2011) TOTAL=$9,619.16 (Automatic debit weekly offerings are included in totals) OFFERING BREAKDOWN Total Annual Budget (Proposal)=$388,400 Last Week’s Offering Towards Budget $ Weekly Offering Needed To Make Budget $ Weekly Surplus/Deficit $ Year To Date Surplus/Deficit -$ Special Donations & Non-Budget Offering Total $ 9,619.16 7,469.23 2,149.93 6655.69 120.00 SFE Meeting The Supervised Field Education Committee will meet immediately following the service today in the Heffler Room. Week At A Glance Sunday To Sunday March 27th – April 3rd Today 11:15 am After Worship After Worship 6:30 pm 6:30 pm Monday 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Tuesday 9:15 pm 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Wednesday 6:00 pm 7:00 pm Thursday 9:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am 7:00 pm Next Sunday 10:00 am 10:55 am 10:55 am 10:55 am 11:15 am 6:30 pm 6:30 pm KidZone Spaghetti Social SFE Committee Small Groups Youth Fireside Hi/KidVenture College & Career Ladies Alive Friendship Circle ADC Greek Class McLean Bible Study Youth Group Bible Study LAFF Sanctuary Choir Girls In Motion Association Licensing Committee “Sounds of Spring” Music Concert Benevolent Sunday Pre-Service Prayer Communion Service Nursery (Nancy Ohsberg & Kaleigh Rand) Preschool (Michelle Vekeman & Wanda Tingley) KidZone Small Groups Youth Fireside Servants in the Lord’s Work This Week Graham Starratt Keith & Elsie Roberts Peter Metcalfe Walter Scott & Sandra MacKenzie Deacon On Duty Greeters Sound Tellers Next Week Ron McLean Heather Wilson & Lillian Drysdale Warwick White Arlene Metcalfe & Audrey Currie Worship Service Attendance Last Week: 197 Year Ago 216 News & Events Convention Prayer Link There are 21 Associations in our Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. Please pray for the Moderators and executive members who give leadership to the important work of our Associations. Our Prayer Initiative We are invited to join together in prayer for one another. As we move through our fellowship alphabetically, look for your name to appear. If it doesn't, please let Peter know, for we wish to be in prayer for YOU. This week, please be in prayer for: William, Velma, Dane & Kathleen Whitlock, Ada Wiggins, Ali Wilcox, and Tom & Ann Williams. Birthday Greetings Best wishes are extended to Barb Bishop who is celebrating her 83rd birthday on April 2nd. Bereavement As a caring community of faith and love we extend our sincere Christian sympathy to Rob & Jena (Mitchell) Antle on the sudden passing of their son, Clark Strachan, on March 19th, 2011. We also grieve with Clark’s maternal grandparents, Lloyd & Lynda Mitchell, and his aunt & uncle, Jane & Claude Thibault. We also express our sympathies at this time to Ken & Nancy Rust on the death of their son, Kenny, and to Herbie & Renata Desmond, on the death of Herbie’s mother, Hilda, this past week. Birth Announcement Congratulations to Ken & Amy Cross of Quispamsis on the birth of their daughter, Elize Faith, Tuesday, March 22nd. Proud grandparents are David & Cynthia Cross. News & Events (Cont’d.) CHSB Hilltop FM 99.3 Spotlight—―Homeward‖ “Homeward,” hosted by Dr. Jim Burns, a veteran youth minister, is designed to offer sound Christian advice for parents as they seek to bring their children up in the faith in an increasingly complex and secular world. Broadcast weekdays from 6:30-7:00 pm. Music Concert Make plans to attend our “Sounds of Spring” Music Concert to be held here at Bedford Baptist on Saturday, April 2nd from 7:00-8:30 pm. A variety of musical acts will perform and a reception time will follow. A free will offering will be taken during the evening as well that will support the ongoing ministries of our church. Greeters List The 2011 Greeter List for those who don’t have e-mail has been put in your mail slot by the nursery. April Calendar Copies of the April Church Calendar are now available in the foyer. Volunteers for St. George's Soup Kitchen We are currently looking for volunteers to help at St. George's Soup Kitchen for April 23rd. If you are available and interested in helping out on that day, please contact Bonnie Matthews at 864-4805. LAFF – New Video Series LAFF, meeting Thursdays at 9:30 am, has begun a new video series by Bruce Wilkinson (“The Prayer of Jabez”) called “Secrets of the Vine,” which examines John 15:1-17 and how Christ followers can live the abundant life. There’s always room for more as they begin to explore this thought provoking topic.
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