SEE WHAT ’ S HAPPENING IN THIS MONTH IN W ORSHIP & A RTS CENTRAL .......... 2 L ET’ S MAKE MISSIONS CENTRAL FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD! UPCOMING M ISSION TRIP TO G HANA ................. 4 CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR TO SEE WHAT ’ S HAPPENING THIS MONTH .............. 9 MARCH 2014 Central line Central Baptist Church exists to be real people who love God, love others, and make God famous! In making God famous, we seek to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. A word from Bro. Charlie March is now here and our focus has to be upon the 4xFour Challenge and Friend Day, which is coming up on Sunday, March 30. On that day we will be inviting our family, friends, neighbors, associates, and those on our 4xFour cards. I was so blessed this week as members of our church family have talked with me about those on their 4xFour cards, and how they are praying for them and planning to invite them to our service. This Sunday you will have available our “Friendly Contract” cards. I’m asking my friends to sign a commitment that they will be my friend on “Friend Day.” I’m asking God to fill our building for this day. Our speaker will be “Gary Frazier.” He will be preaching in both the AM & PM services. In the evening service we will have Michael Bridges leading us in worship. Illya will direct our choir and many of my friends from Sunnyvale First Baptist will join our great choir and help sing heaven down! Can you say Holy Hootenanny!! God is sooo good! On Sunday nights I will continue to lead us in leadership training. If you are a teacher or worker in Sunday School or one of our ministry groups, it’s imperative you attend these services. You will not know where we are going or our plans to get there if you are not here. I ask you to please be in attendance. While our Pulpit Search Committee is moving forward in the search for our next pastor, I ask you to please pray for them. I love this beautiful church and I’m praying that God has already called our new pastor. Thank you for the joy of being here serving the Lord along by your side. Joyfully, Bro. Charlie Sunday Service Times 9:00 am Bible study for all ages! 10:10 am Worship Service 3:45 pm Youth Choir Rehearsal 5:00 pm Evening Worship Preschool & Children’s Choir 6:00 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal Wednesday Night Activities-Starting Jan. 22nd 10:00 am XYZ Singers 4:00 pm Youth Praise Band Rehearsal 5:45 pm Wednesday Night Meal 6:30 pm Children’s Missions Youth Group Central University 6:30 pm Celebration Choir Worship and Music ministry of Central Baptist Church Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Psalm 105:1, 2 (NIV) Important dates for this month Celebration Choir - If God gave you a talent of singing, join the church choir! The Celebration Choir has regular practices on Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. for Sunday morning worship and Sunday 6-7 p.m. for special events. Come, join us! March 15, 8:30 -10 a.m. Breakfast and practice for all who is planning to sing on April 5 concert with First Baptist Sunnyvale and the Heights Baptist March 30 - @ 3:30 p.m. we will have combined rehearsal with First Baptist Sunnyvale choir for our 5p.m. "Friend Day" worship service Youth Choir - meets every Sunday at 3:45 p.m. in choir room. March 14 will go to the night of worship at Christ For The Nations Institute. Will leave church at 6 p.m. Take some money for dinner that we will buy on the way. Bring a friend with you to the concert! Get inspired by some great worship music! March 16 @ 5 p.m. our Youth Choir leads Evening worship! XYZ Choir - meets as usual on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. March 12 -- mystery trip from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring some money for lunch. March 26 -- potluck lunch; right after practice Bluegrass Gospel Fellowship - We get together every Tuesday at 7pm! Come and sing with us your favorite hymn and songs. Bring your instrument and invite your friend. If you don’t sing and play, just come and enjoy the fellowship! Feel free to bring refreshments, cookies, and drinks. Praise Team - will meet for practice every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. We are still in need of reliable team members. Specific needs include contemporary style vocalists able to sing harmony, drummers, bassists, electric guitarists and keyboard players. If you have any interest in serving and using your gifts in this way please contact me, the worship pastor, Illya Tkachuk. Media Ministry - we need more volunteers in this area of worship ministry. If God gave you technical talents, come and use it for His glory! Last Saturday Worship Ministry Potluck Dinner - March 29, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Gym/ Fellowship Hall. We are kicking off our first "Last Saturday Worship Ministry Potluck Dinner" for all worship ministry participants and their families. That shall include Celebration Choir, Praise Team, and Media Team. This Saturday we will witness to a "heroic" volleyball game: bass section vs. tenor. Come with your family and enjoy fellowship! Thank you for your part in the worship ministry of our church! Peace and Blessing to all! Illya Tkachuk Page 2 God is perfect - absolutely, totally perfect in all Hi is and all He does. And because He is perfect, you can trust Him. You can trust His love, and you can trust His promises. You can trust Him to guide you, and you can trust Him to be with you even in life’s darkest times. Most of all you can trust Him to save you through Christ—because His way of salvation is perfect. “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless.” Psalm 18:30 Stay Informed about all things youth group!! Text @centralbc to 5129205606 and join in First, I want to thank everyone for such a positive response to our True Love Waits Commitment Ceremony. The show of support by this church to our students is inspiring. How we view and treat students and children echoes to the next generation of church leaders. You are setting a good standard and foundation for this church and for God's Kingdom. So how do we grow spiritually? We grow through the study of God’s Word. We will never grow in grace and in the knowledge of God until the Bible becomes part of our lives every day. We grow through prayer. We grow as well through our fellowship with other believers. Finally, we grow by witnessing. Just as exercise makes us physically stronger, exercising our faith by sharing it with others makes us spiritually stronger. Are you sharing the story of His love with others? “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18 As March begins, we have one central target date. March 28-30 is the Disciple Now. Our theme this year is "Church Rocks" Matthew 16:18. I cannot wait for a great weekend. We have a super line up of small group leaders. Amazing host homes. In addition, Dr. Johnny Derouen, my mentor, will be here to speak to the teenagers Friday and Saturday night. Also, he will be speaking to any and all adults on Saturday night in a special session for just adults at 8:15PM. I hope you can attend this great time of worship and speaking from God's Word. The Disciple Now Theme flows wonderfully into Friend Day. I am praying for a great harvest of souls that day. March 30th, you are encouraged to invest in the kingdom by not just inviting, but bringing four friends, neighbors, co-workers, unchurched family members, random strangers, check out clerks, waitresses, etc. to church that morning. Our church rocks and our God is our rock. People in our community and within our influence show be able to experience God's Greatness as well. A huge note of thanks for all those that helped support prayerfully and financially Michael Cooper in his trip to Ghana. It is amazing what God can do through our church. Thank you for your faithfulness to God's leading. Dates to remember: Super Summer Date!! - June 30th – July 4th. Houston TX. Matt Oberhelman is leading worship and Lee Strobel is speaking (author of “The Case for Faith”) and special guest Brock Gill. Cost is $245. Deadline for paperwork and talk with parent is March 26th. Summer Mission Trips: Middle School - June 14-21 - Gallup New Mexico ($150) High School - July 20-26 Memphis Tennessee ($275) There are plans to go overseas in the summer of 2015. You must have previous mission trip experience to qualify to go overseas. Other Upcoming Dates: Mar 9 - Breakfast of Champions Mar 15 - Mission Arlington Mar 26 - Deadline for Super Summer Mar 28-30 -Disciple Now June 14-21 - Middle School Mission Trip - New Mexico June 30-July 4 - Super Summer - Deadline April 13 cost $270 July 20-26 - Memphis TN - Deadline of March 30 Page 3 Help us make MISSIONS CENTRAL for the sake of the World! Watch future newsletters, bulletins and announcements for more information… For making MISSIONS CENTRAL In... I want to personally thank everybody for the overwhelming amount of support that y'all have given me throughout this process. It is unbelievable the amount of love that Central Baptist has shown me through the years and now. I want to thank everybody that helped make the lunch run smooth and go wonderfully. Central Baptist has been a huge blessing in my life and I can't thank y'all enough. I am hoping to get a blog set up so that y'all can follow me on my journey while I am in Ghana. I will take lots of pictures and hopefully some videos! When I get back from Ghana I will tell all of y'all all about it. Once again, thank you for your support and keep praying that God moves the people that we encounter and God uses this group to spread his word to the nations. Love you all, Michael Cooper Project Stalos needs your help!! Project Stalos, a Central Baptist Church on-going mission to minister to the homeless population in Downtown Dallas, really needs you! We meet at the Church on Sunday morning, March 9, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. (rain or shine) to caravan to Downtown. We are in need of lots of helping hands to distribute clothing, shoes, and toiletries for men and women. If you are unable to go downtown, we always need help sorting donations – every Tuesday evening at 7 pm (next to the Old Sanctuary). We know there are lots of members out there who would love to be involved. Come and join us to see what a wonderful experience it is to serve those in our communities that have nothing, not even a place to lay their head. Please let us know if you can help or if you have any questions! Patti Littrell at (214) 924-6051 or Monica Spivey (214) 763-7834. Blessings, Patti and Monica Page 4 Jesus summed up God’s Law with only two commands: “Love the Lord your God” and “Love your neighbor.” And He used a special, allencompassing word for love, a word that includes everyone. We are to love our neighbors, He said, even though they may have a different color skin, ethnic background, or language; even though they look different, walk differently, or act differently. We are also to help our neighbors who are poor. The gospel of Christ has no meaning unless it is applied to those who are in need. Love...is not a passive word; it is an action word. We are to love by our actions. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Join us on Sunday, April 6th @ 5:00 p.m. for a Did you know that the word Christian actually means “a partisan for Christ”? It means that you have chosen Christ and are following Him. Partisans are not neutral— they are committed. So...Are you a Christian? I mean a true Christian, a real Christian. Many people have the wrong idea of what a Christian is. They say, “A Christian is a person who prays” or “A Christian lives by the golden rule.” But praying or living by the golden rule doesn’t make someone a Christian. A person may be sincere, but that doesn’t make him a Christian. Have you committed yourself to Him as your Lord and Savior? and SOFTBALL GAME (in lieu of the evening service) “Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21 Page 5 Prayer Warriors, If you would like to help, we would like to show our support for our military with care packages which will include snack items such as: Beef jerky, Slim Jims, nuts, crackers, Vienna sausages, potted meat, hard candies, cookies (nonperishable, no chocolate) and toiletries such as unscented baby wipes, pocket/purse size Kleenex, toothpaste, tooth brushes, unscented-non aerosol deodorant, disposable razors, etc. and also Christian music CDs, New Testaments, church literature, tracts, pamphlets, or if you want to help with postage, that would be great! (Postage is about $17 per box). We aren't asking any one person to do it all but just a few items, and we will try to mail one package a month to a military person; more as we grow. Church family and service members in war zone will be first on our list, followed by overseas personnel, those aboard ships at sea and veterans in a VA facility. So if you have a loved one serving in the military whom you would like to receive a care package, please provide us their name, address, assignment and description. Boxes for donations are provided at the welcome center and office entrance. Also, we would love to honor our service members by placing their picture on a bulletin board in our church. Please provide a picture and include their name, branch of service and where they are stationed. We are so grateful for these men and women who serve our great country. We appreciate any help you provide. Ron Norvell, Dr. Charlie Wilson, (proud Vietnam veterans) Nancy Ashley, (proud mom of a Desert Storm veteran and grandmother of a U.S. Marine) Page 6 Why is there so little peace in a world of unprecedented knowledge and unlimited potential? The problem, Jesus said, is the human heart: “out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries” (Matthew 15:19, NKJV). The new world will come about only when Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, reigns supreme in people’s hearts. At the end of the present age God will act, and Scripture promises that He will act dramatically and decisively. But before that time comes, God wants to rule in our hearts. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 MARCH BIRTHDAYS Should you believe in the Bible? Why trust what it says? One reason is because it tells about real people and real events. It doesn’t consist of stories someone mad up (unlike many other ancient books). Another reason we can trust the Bible is because it was written by people who actually witnessed what happened. As Peter wrote (who was himself an eyewitness to Jesus’ ministry), “We did not follow cleverly invented stories...but we were eyewitnesses (2 Peter 1:16). Most of all, however, we can trust the Bible because it points us to the most important event in human history: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. “All your words are true; and all your righteous laws are eternal.” Psalm 119:160 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 5th 5th 6th 6th 6th 6th 6th 7th 7th 8th 8th 9th 10th 10th 10th 11th 11th 12th 13th 13th 13th 14th Krisna Darst Jackie Ferguson Zack Girouard Jentry Kinder Gloria Morgan Naomi Johnson Jessica Lane Grace Patterson Jake Aranda Ryder Burford Cheyenne Busby David Talbert Erynne Brakefield Karlie Green Jerry Grubbs Shelby May Caitlyn Parsons Doty Brooks Amanda Forbes Patti Mitchell Aubrey Spivey Kevin Thomas Anna Black Christine Linder Ryan Long Bryan Girouard Colton Mathis Stephen Barrack Martin Ashley Nicholas Tennison Illya Tkachuk John Cook 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 19th 20th 20th 20th 20th 21st 22nd 22nd 22nd 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 25th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 29th 30th 30th 31st 31st Dylan Stewart Barbara Cain Lauren Rose Bobby Jacobs Barbara Taylor Jay Darst George Woodley Mitch McPherson Holly Mohler Stephen Yonez Devin Zimmerman Halee Prince Chase Berendzen Taylor Cauley Aubree Lowe Phyllis Voorhees Daniel Smith Brooke Stannard Jesse Aldridge Don Colquitt Matthew Johnson Jason Lemmond John Densmore Cody Potter Joyce Bogan Molly Joyner Jacob Coats Karissa Campos Trina Lindsey Alexis Wallis Welcome New Member! Maggie Driggers Page 7 What is Holy Yoga? Holy Yoga is based on three Christ-centered structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation devoted entirely to developing an authentic connection with Christ. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” --Mark 12:30 We are all about Christ, all the time. God is the only authentic path to wellness. Join us in this amazing journey! Join us on Thursdays at 7PM! Led by Lynda Blakely Certified Holy Yoga Instructor “Grace in His Presence” Page 8 We don’t need the Bible to tell us (as it does) that there can be pleasure in sin. We know this from our own experience. But the Bible also says that sin’s pleasure is only for a season (Hebrews 11:25). Then it’s over, leaving us bitter and finally destroying us. A day of reckoning always comes. No one has ever committed a sin that he or she did not have to pay for. What sin do you need to leave behind? Repent and return to your Father today. He wants to welcome you home! “You may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 2014 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 8:30 Aerobics 2 9:00 Bible Study 10:15 Worship Service 3 3:45 Youth Choir 5:00 Children’s Choir 5:00 Evening Worship 6:00 Adult ChoirEaster Rehearsal 9 6:00 Stalos 9:00 Bible Study 10:15 Worship Service 3:45 Youth Choir 5:00 Children’s Choir 5:00 Evening Worship 6:00 Adult ChoirEaster Rehearsal 10 16 9:00 Bible Study 10:15 Worship Service 17 24 3:45 Youth Choir 5:00 Children’s Choir 5:00 Evening Worship 6:00 Adult ChoirEaster Rehearsal 30 9:00 Bible Study 10:15 Worship Service 3:45 Youth Choir 5:00 Children’s Choir 5:00 Evening Worship 6:00 Adult ChoirEaster Rehearsal Page 9 5 10:00 XYZ Singers 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 7:00 Stalos Sorting 4:00 Youth Band Family [email protected] Central 5:30 Meal 6:30 Children’s Missions, Youth Group & Central University 7:30 Adult Choir 11 12 10:00 XYZ Singers 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 3:45 Youth Choir 5:00 Children’s Choir 5:00 Evening Worship 6:00 Adult ChoirEaster Rehearsal 23 9:00 Bible Study 10:15 Worship Service 4 31 4:00 Youth Band Family [email protected] Central 5:30 Meal 6:30 Children’s Missions, Youth Group & Central University 7:30 Adult Choir 7:30 Finance Meeting 18 19 10:00 XYZ Singers 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 7:00 Stalos Sorting 4:00 Youth Band Family [email protected] Central 5:30 Meal 6:30 Children’s Missions, Youth Group & Central University 7:30 Adult Choir 25 26 10:00 XYZ Singers 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 7:00 Stalos Sorting 4:00 Youth Band Family [email protected] Central 5:30 Meal 6:30 Children’s Missions, Youth Group & Central University 7:30 Adult Choir 6 7 8 8:30 Aerobics 14 15 8:30 Aerobics 21 22 8:30 Aerobics 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 13 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 20 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 27 7:00 Men’s Basketball 7:00 Aerobics 28 29 8:30 Aerobics If God’s Word says, “Fear not,” and yet it also says, “Fear,” which does it mean? The answer is: both. Fear is a twofold word. It refers to an emotion marked by dread and anxious concern. But it also means awe and wonder and profound reverence. This latter is the fear that inspires trust and confidence. The Bible calls us to have the latter kind of fear. When we fear God, we don’t cringe before Him like a prisoner robbed of freedom by a ruthless dictator. Our fear causes us to treat God with respect and trust. “Now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him?” Deuteronomy 10:12 P.O. Box 416 Crandall, TX 75114 Central Baptist Church 1749 South FM 148 P.O. Box 416 Crandall, TX 75114 (972) 427-0144 (main) (972) 427-6999 (fax) Charlie Wilson Interim Pastor Cell (214) 732-6955 [email protected] Craig Barrack Student Pastor Cell (214) 801-7298 [email protected] Illya Tkachuk Worship & Arts Pastor Cell (214) 793-9195 [email protected] Office Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Page 10 NEW Schedule of Services SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. – Bible Study 10:15 a.m. – Worship Service 3:45 p.m. – Youth Choir 5:00 p.m. – Evening Service MONDAY TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. – Aerobics 7:00 p.m. – Stalos Sorting WEDNESDAY 4:00 p.m. – Youth Praise Band Practice 5:30 p.m. – Family Night @ Central 5:30-6:30 – Meal 6:30-7:30 – Central University 7:30 p.m. – Celebration Choir Practice THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. – Aerobics 7:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. – Aerobics Please see the calendar for more opportunities, events and activities. WE’RE ON THE WEB! VISIT US AT WWW.CENTRALBAPTISTCRANDALL.US Activity Information Aerobics Offered 3 times a week. For more information contact Jackie Hume @ 469-556-2010. Celebration Choir Open to 16 yrs. old through adults and has practice on Wednesday evening @7:30 p.m. For more info. contact Bro. Illya Youth Choir Open to 7th grade through college students and has practice on Sunday afternoon @3:45 p.m. For more info. contact Bro. Illya Preschool and Children’s Choirs Open to 2 yrs. Old through 6th grade and has practice on Sunday afternoon @5:00 p.m. For more info. contact the church office or Brenna Nations Central Worship Band Rehearses on Sunday mornings @ 8:30 a.m. For more info. contact Bro. Illya Youth Praise Band Rehearses on Wednesday’s @ 4:00 p.m. For more info. contact the church office. Mission Organizations Meet on Wednesday Nights @ 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Mission Friends Ages 3 to Kindergarten • RA’s and GA’s for 1st-6th grade boys and girls • Youth Group for ages 7th grade to College For more info. contact the church office for children's’ organizations or contact Bro. Craig for youth/college organizations.
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