The Deacons' Corner
"Let all things be done decently and in order"
For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, the start of a new school year and the return to active and busy schedules. Still, September can also feel like a time to re-engage and start afresh.
Each day that God touches us with his finger of life, we have an opportunity to worship Him more genuinely, feast on His Word more fully, talk to Him more frequently, and spread His Word more lovingly as Psalm 105: 1-2 (NIV) states, "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."
The Good News about Jesus is that He allows us to start fresh anytime. His grace and mercy are extended to us freely and without conditions. "But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me--and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace" (1Corinthians 15:10 NLT). He is always waiting for us to confess our sins with a humble heart. He will both refresh us and "wash us white as snow."
For a refreshed and renew outlook, in mind, body, and spirit, pray. Our Lord is waiting for you to "Look to [Him] and his strength; seek his face always" (Psalm 105: 4 NIV).
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
PLEASE NOTE: The Board of Christian Education invites all members to "G-T-C-T-L" Experience on Sunday, September 24, 2017, immediately following the 11:15 AM - Service. Light Refreshments will be served!
PLEASE NOTE: The Thursday Brunch and Bible Study Class will begin September 21st at 10:00 AM.
The Calendar Committee will meet on Saturday, October 14th at 12Noon. All ministry and organization presidents and chairpersons are requested to come with INTENDED dates with a definitive time. If you are unable to attend, you are asked to send a representative in your place.
If you have not gotten all of the supplies that you need for school (Grades K-12), we can help you. Members of the +V. A. R. Club will be in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:15 AM - service to assist you.
WOMEN’S DAY NOTICE:
What: 2017 Women's Day Steering Committee Meeting
When: September 18, 2017
Where: PBC Fellowship Hall
Time: Repast and Fellowship at 6:30 PM Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Deaconess Claudette Habermann, Chairperson
Deacon Cynthia Bentley, Co-Chairperson
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Persons interested in applying for the Edna Over Campbell and Juanita Jones Williams Scholarships and the Bessie Hazle Wood Education Grant can secure an application in the church office.
In order to provide on-going scholarship and grant support the Scholarship and Grants Committee is still looking to receive your financial support. An envelope for this purpose is included with your church envelopes or you can secure one from the church office.
ATTENTION! ALL MEMBERS AND FAMILIES of Providence Baptist Church who have not signed up to be included in our FREE 2017 Pictorial Directory, you may do so today in the Fellowship Hall following this service. This is our final opportunity. Your full participation is encouraged.
PBC LIBRARY NEWS:
The Read-Aloud will now take place on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, where feasible. If you are interested in reading to our children, please sign-up. See Pat Brown to do so. You may also call her at 443-386-0330. We are looking forward to having a great year in the PBC Library.
SPECIAL NOTICES: The Emergency Food Committee is in need of a few good men, to assist with packing and distributing food. You would be serving once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday. If you are available, leave your name and telephone number in the church office.
Balcony Usage: We are asking members and friends to please utilize the lower sanctuary first for sharing during the worship service. In the event there is an overflow in the sanctuary the balcony will be made available. Otherwise we ask that you assist us by cooperating with this request.
PLEASE NOTE: The new church email address is email@example.com.
Members who have turned in pledge cards can pick up their envelopes in the church office.
CD copies of the Sunday Worship Services are available upon request. Please fill out the request form in the church office or see any member of the Multi Media Ministry to place your order.
You are requested to notify the church office and Trustee Board of any Call Meetings or cancellation of scheduled meetings and rehearsals.