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Revival Posts

This week as we turn our hearts toward Thanksgiving Day we do have much to be thankful for. Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. we will have a time of sharing what we are especially thankful for. I hope you will come and listen in and share with a grateful heart the blessing of being one of God’s own dear children. This time of Thanksgiving opens our hearts to want to give and what better time to express our giving spirit than Christmastime?! Yes, the season of thankfulness and giving go hand in hand. I hope you will evaluate what God has done in your life and express it to others.
My prayer for your Thanksgiving Day is that it will be a blessed time for you and your family. Just living in these days is enough for me.
This coming Saturday November 28 at 5:00 p.m. we will meet in the fellowship hall for a meal and a special service to kick off our Revival effort. Please try to arrive a little early to select your place and maybe be involved in the final preparations of the meal and then at Five sharp we will begin the meal and afterward there will be some special music and Randy Chovan, Evangelist will share the Word of God and his heart with us. It should be a wonderful time of food, fellowship and Preaching! We should be finished by 7:00 p.m. Please make plans to come and participate in our pre-revival service.
Please note the times of our services for our Revival: Sunday morning 10:15 a.m. Sunday evening 6:00 p.m. the Monday through Wednesday we will begin at 7:00 p.m. Yes, even Wednesday! Please pray and commit to being here each service, prepared to be encouraged, blessed and for God to speak to you…You will not be disappointed if you pray and attend!
Bro. Randy and his wife, Grace and son, Jonathan {who is 16} will be staying in the parsonage as our guests and will be sharing meals in our homes while they are here. If you would like to have them in your home for a meal or for a time of fellowship, please call Cindy and let here know. We will do our best to schedule them to be with you. They want to be used of God while they are here and are your servants to minister to you.
Until then, pray that God will open the opportunity for the lost to be saved, the unchurched to be revived and grafted into His Church again and that you will be blessed.
Bro. Wayne

A Good Moon A Rising

We closed out the third quarter of the year with a wonderful Lord’s Supper service. When God’s people get together and lay bare their hearts and deal with their own sin and inadequacies it brings a sweet fellowship that is truly unknown at any other time. One of the most refreshing, cleansing times for me is when I approach the Lord’s Table. I can lay aside every burden and call on the Lord, knowing that He will answer and forgive all my transgressions. ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ I John 1:9 It was truly one of those times. You could sense it after the service as around sixty of us went out on the back of the property and watched the moon rise. Donny Lester brought their ‘Kettle’ and made the absolute best kettle corn I have ever eaten {I personally ate three bags} although I did share it with multiple children. Ever so often you would hear Bro. Donny yell: ‘Hot corn is ready’ and the line would form!
It was a beautiful evening, the fellowship was sweet and the moon rise, eclipse and total ‘blood moon’ show was unsurpassed by any heavenly event I have ever seen! When I got home I stood and watched the moon in its darkened state colored a dirty red and was amazed at what God let me see. Yeah, it was late. Ten p.m. when we got home, but it was amazing just watching the families, children, youth and us old folks just sitting in the dark, sharing our lives, talking of the things of God and, well, living. What an evening!
Our son Benjamin came in Thursday evening {from Hawaii} and joined his family in our home and another of our sons and his wife, Joey and Adrian made it in from Birmingham, AL Saturday and made our home hum with life again….nearly all of our other children and their families have either been here or will be here this afternoon as the whole family will share in an early Thanksgiving celebration. My best count now of family members is forty five with the expectation of all but one to be here with us. It ought to be a great time this evening!
Life is good when you serve the Lord. The Bible declares: ‘Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.’ Psalms 128:1-6 And again: ‘Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.’ Proverbs 13:15
I choose to follow Him….Praise His Name! Bro. Wayne

Vacation and Back to Work

So many of you asked about our time off and it is impossible to summarize a week of doing nothing, yet isn’t that what ‘vacation’ is all about? We did make a trip to Branson, MO and Eureka Springs, AR and made it home by Monday evening. After that we basically did normal things for most. We worked around the place and fished, actually going for a boat ride on Claremore Lake in our new rubber boat with an electric motor. It was fun.
We checked on the building a couple of times after hours and are amazed at the work done! I so appreciate all of you who made the removal of the pews look like such a simple thing! I received a picture text at 8:05 Sunday evening and the pews were gone and the carpet was being taken up! You made it look so simple!
I was told that Bro. Chester Webster once again did an amazing job filling the pulpit for me…thank you Bro. Chester, I knew you would. We are blessed by your ministry to us!
Tomorrow {Tuesday} the carpet layers will begin to install the new carpet and by Thursday we should be ready for the pews. We will meet in the fellowship hall again Wednesday evening for service. But by Sunday morning we should be moved back into our newly remodeled sanctuary! New carpet, new pews, a new organ, ceiling fans and all!
My apologies to you who came not knowing we were meeting outside this past Sunday morning for worship. I heard years ago that you have to tell us Baptists seven times to be heard, and sure enough we didn’t promote it enough for all to know! The service was really good and the breeze made it very nice and thanks to James Thompson and crew the sound worked pretty good {with the only exception of a 1970’s tape for special music} Our thanks to Bro. Todd and all who set up equipment, tables, chairs and those who cooked, served, cleaned and basically made our time together a blessed event! What a way to come home from vacation. Thank you for our time off, it was greatly needed and made me appreciate how great of a church we have as I watched it continue without my oversight {sometimes a preacher feels that he is the only one….a sure sign of the need of vacation} and you showed that God has truly blessed our work here.
I look forward to seeing you this coming week…
Bro. Wayne

Sunday Evening August 23, 2015

Wayne Keely

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Exodus 25:23-27:21  Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.  (24)  And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.  (25)  And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.  (26)  And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.  (27)  Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.  (28)  And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.  (29)  And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.  (30)  And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.  (31)  And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.  (32)  And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:  (33)  Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.  (34)  And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.  (35)  And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.  (36)  Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.  (37)  And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.  (38)  And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.  (39)  Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.  (40)  And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.  (26:1)  Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.  (2)  The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.  (3)  The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.  (4)  And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.  (5)  Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.  (6)  And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.  (7)  And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.  (8)  The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.  (9)  And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.  (10)  And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.  (11)  And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.  (12)  And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.  (13)  And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.  (14)  And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers’ skins.  (15)  And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.  (16)  Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.  (17)  Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.  (18)  And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward.  (19)  And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.  (20)  And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards:  (21)  And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.  (22)  And for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.  (23)  And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.  (24)  And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.  (25)  And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.  (26)  And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,  (27)  And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward.  (28)  And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.  (29)  And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.  (30)  And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount.  (31)  And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:  (32)  And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.  (33)  And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.  (34)  And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.  (35)  And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.  (36)  And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.  (37)  And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.  (27:1)  And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.  (2)  And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.  (3)  And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.  (4)  And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.  (5)  And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.  (6)  And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.  (7)  And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.  (8)  Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.  (9)  And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:  (10)  And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.  (11)  And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.  (12)  And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.  (13)  And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.  (14)  The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.  (15)  And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.  (16)  And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.  (17)  All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.  (18)  The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.  (19)  All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.  (20)  And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.  (21)  In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Camp Time 2015!

Next Sunday evening we will host another Children’s/Youth camp! So far there are twenty plus signed up with six sponsors ready to spend Sunday evening through Friday morning around the church facilities with a couple of excursions planned. Charlie Atzbach and Mary Sanders are planning, scheduling and preparing meals for the week that I know will be delicious and nutritious! Todd Isom is planning our recreation and swim times, Tony Atzbach is planning and leading our music for the week, Daniel Keely is leading our Bible Studies in the morning and preaching each evening and I have prepared Character Studies for the afternoon devotions. It should be quite a time of making a deeper commitment of our lives and sharing in times of Bible Study mixed with fun, food, fellowship and recreation. Levi Keely has volunteered to come set up our sound and electronics that we will need for the week and when he is off he will help Todd with the recreation. I do believe we have planned a great time for all who will be with us.
It is my plan and desire that this camp time won’t just be a camp for fun, but it will be a time of dedication and soul searching to prepare for the times in which we live. If your child {completed fourth grade} through youth {completed senior high} has not yet decided, I can assure you it will be a well planned and executed camp. We begin with a campers meeting Wednesday evening after service where we will hand out schedules and manifest of items needed and other items to be left at home…then Sunday afternoon July 12 at 4:30 we will meet with our ‘stuff’ and begin our camp time together!
Sunday evening and Wednesday evening we will welcome our church family into our camp schedule at the regular times where you will have opportunity to taste a little of our camp!
God has certainly blessed the work of Rehoboth! I praise His Name for what He is doing in our midst. The proclamation of God’s Word continues without hindrance and we are seeing people drawn closer to Him!
It is obvious that the Powers of this world {Ephesians 6:12} are doing everything they can to stymie the Word of God, but when we, His People, stand for righteousness sake and continue to follow Him, well, as Jesus said: The Gates of Hell can not stand! ‘And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’ Matthew 16:18
Looking forward to our Men’s Breakfast Saturday morning 8:00!
Bro. Wayne

Food, Fellowship, Celebrations and Wedding!

Our time together this past week was a little taste of Heaven for me. Wednesday evening we shared together in The Lord’s Supper service, sharing a fellowship meal before our time of understanding and dedication to Christ preparing us for Resurrection Sunday. Then came Saturday morning as Carolyn and I watched the eclipse of the blood moon from the parking lot of the church looking west and then I joined the men and boys for a wonderful breakfast and sharing time {Daniel’s words of devotion were a special encouragement to me} and our meetings of the Deacons, Trustees and Finance committee; seeing what God is doing in our fellowship, buildings and finance is astounding! Then we moved on to Bible Study and Worship on the morning of our Lord’s Resurrection well, it was just wonderful. Nancy’s special music was almost too much for me. Then if that weren’t enough, Sunday evening as we celebrated Corbin Thompson’s baptism and the looking at prophetic events being fulfilled in our day made it an almost perfect day.
Along with that, our family celebrated three birthdays this past week: Monday evening we celebrated Mickey’s 45th and Benjamin’s 26th birthdays {March 27&28} (sorry you missed Benj) in a cookout in our back yard with 31 of us here. What a party! Then Saturday evening we celebrated Daniel’s Birthday at the Atzbach home with 51 in attendance… what an amazing time!
What I am saying is our time was almost all taken up in celebrations….almost like our time in Heaven?!
This next two weeks will be even more filling: Along with the normal activities of outreach/inreach Tuesday and Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study, we will have the Gross/Crabtree wedding rehearsal Friday evening and their wedding Saturday at 4:00 p.m. it should be some celebration! And beginning April 17 – 22, I will be involved with Daniel’s revival at New Beginnings Baptist Church in Chateau along with my brother Buck, John Wiley, Dave Kelley and Chester Webster. It almost seems Biblical when you hear our Lord’s Words concerning the last days: Matthew 24:37-39But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’
The only difference is: We know the time in which we are living and we are watching for our Lord to come! Are you living and watching? See you Wednesday or sooner….Bro. Wayne

In the Flow of Life….

This Friday evening at 6:30 will be our adult banquet. I hope you plan to come have a meal with us! Cindy is still giving away tickets {No cost, so please call the church office to reserve your place} so we will be better able to prepare the proper amount of food. Gary Jones and his crew will be cooking and our youth have agreed to serve our meal for us, so dress up just a little, bring your appetite with you and your friend{s} to share an evening with us in fellowship!
Just over two years ago Gary and Earleen Castleberry visited our church. I had not seen them for a very long time, but had known Gary since the early 1980’s. He has been a pastor of Baptist Churches most of the time I had known him and actually preached revival services in a couple of his churches. After the service I sat down with him and caught up on what had been going on in his life and found that he had just lost his Pastorate in Lawton some months before and was struggling to find a new place of service.
Having no income and no home and us having a vacant parsonage, our church family opened their hearts to this couple and gave them a place to live until Gary could find a new place of service…as most of you know, he is a good preacher and Earleen is a tremendous help meet for him as she has taught classes, worked as our secretary and they have been involved in almost every facet of the church. We have provided Gary an income supplemental to his Social Security and school bus driving job, to make a living while the church provided a home and utilities these past two years, all the while praying and hoping that they would soon find a place for Gary to express his gifts as a pastor. Together he and Earleen have become very much a part of our church family and have blessed many of us!
Sunday evening we announced to the church family that Bro. Gary Castleberry has been called to a church in Indiahoma, OK to be their pastor. This is the town one of their daughters lives in and they had settled on making it their home. While they were there a few weeks ago Gary met with some people he had known back in the 1980’s that lived there and well, as they say, the rest is history! They will live in a parsonage for a while until they purchase their own home. We rejoice with them in their new call and ministry! We have enjoyed having Gary and Earleen with us this past two years and wish them the greatest days of their life as they serve the Lord together there having their daughter and family nearby. We will have a fellowship for them Sunday evening February 22 to send them off to their new place of service. I hope you will be there to wish them well as they leave to their new place of service.

I am grieved to report that I received a message last night late that John and Leah Marks’ overdue, expected baby did not survive. Details are not known but I know they need your prayers today and in the days ahead. This will be a very difficult time for their whole family so please pray for them. Bro. Wayne

What a Fellowship!

I begin this article at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon with the sounds of children and youth everywhere; playing the piano, visiting and working getting ready for the dinner and still others just enjoying their time together. What a wonderful event we will share in just a few minutes! I have tasted some of the fare and WoW! What a wonderful variety of tastes! There are 120 seats around tables for adults and youth and thirty or more for children. I don’t know how many to expect, but it will be a full house I am sure.
Bro. Dave Kelley preached a fine message Sunday morning on Jonathan and his armor bearer from I Samuel 14. The impact of the message was making a decision and carrying through with it without vacillating. Too many of us today are in a place of indecision; waiting when we should be pressing on. Once God has led you to a place of decision, it is incumbent to act upon the results of that decision. Jonathan was set to go to war whatever the response of the enemy. We too need to be ready to march on the Lord’s orders regardless of the decision of the enemy! What words of encouragement to me!
I will finish this in the morning after the dinner and will tell you how it went…..
Well, here I am back at the computer Monday morning six a.m. It is funny how one can eat so much and yet wake up hungry! I told myself this morning that feeling hungry is good. That is, I need to feel hungry so my tummy can shrink. After such a meal, well no more indecision! It is time to cut back on the calories!! We had every chair filled and hunted more seating. The volume and quality of food declares the condition of the fellowship…Excellent!
Our handbell choirs both played with skill and spirit. The Allen and Barnett families presented us with the Word in Song through a cappella music. What a wonderful sound when human voices blend together making music! Then Dave Kelley shared God’s provision for his life over the years and how God has taken care of his every need. Todd Isom shared God’s moving in his life these past months and how His watch care over Todd has brought him to a new appreciation of how God works in our lives.
I got to just enjoy it all with such amazing joy to see God at work in our lives.
Merry Christmas and may His Joy bring you to a place of decision to serve Him.
Bro. Wayne

Saturday Workday and Fall Fellowship

This coming Saturday at 8:00 a.m. is our annual workday around the church buildings; included this year is our Car Clinic where our men will check your tires, fluids and general maintenance issues before the winter arrives. There are all sorts of little things around our Church Home {and some major ones as well} that need our attention; maybe you could see something here you can do and bring the appropriate tools to fix it:
Several toilets are leaking water; The parking lot needs to be ‘dressed up’; Some general yard work; Replacing about nine inside doors and trim; General painting touchup around the buildings inside and out; Cleaning out the attic and eliminating years of storage of items no longer needed; Classroom windows washed; Fan lights dusted and on and on. I hope you will come this Saturday and involve yourself in the work and then around 11:00 we will celebrate the season with all kinds of food, fun and fellowship. There will be a sort of contest for pumpkin food and desserts and of course bags of candy for the children as well as hayrides around the place. Then somewhere around 1:00 p.m. we will do a final cleanup and go home….after we ‘FALL BACK’ for time change Sunday. It should be a great time for everyone. I hope you will come; if for nothing else than to have a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea and visit while others are at work. It is designed for fellowship work and fun: Come join in~
It is a delight to share our lives with one another when there is no crisis or catastrophe in the air. And though the days ahead seem full of trouble, no one knows the future but God…..and He is in control. Our Lord Jesus Christ put it best: ‘Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.’ Matthew 6:31-34
And that is the bottom line
Bro. Wayne

Fall Fun Food Fellowship

The work of God at Rehoboth Baptist Church continues on. I am so thankful I get to be part of it. We are entering into my favorite time of the year as we see the cool evenings and warm days turn to cold evenings and cool days! Holidays are quickly coming upon us that bring us together as family and friends. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day will be here and gone before we know it! What blessed memories fill my soul of those days gone by…
Russ Shipley is presently working on the driveway approach to the parking lot and will soon be finished; the Structural Engineer has submitted his final drawings to the architect and very soon we will have everything in place to apply for the permits to begin construction. It has been a long process, but one that will surely be worth it when we are finished!
We have set Saturday November 1 as our fall workday around the building, but this time with a twist ~ Our plan is to begin at 8:00 a.m. with several things going on all at the same time: Caleb Warren and his helpers will have a Car Clinic and will be checking your automobiles for winter preparedness and other general maintenance while others will be working on parking areas and outside building needs; while still others will be working inside cleaning, repairing and preparing the buildings for the winter months.
Sometime around 11:00 a.m. we expect others to come with children in tow to have a couple of hours of food, fun and fellowship! Connie Alessi is gathering help for the noon meal time and it is our plan to give every child a good sack of candy and all who want it, a hayride and games to play. Then at around 1:00 p.m. we will close down, finalize the cleaning process and dismiss for the day. The nice part is that this particular Saturday is Time Change Weekend. We can all set our clocks back one hour and will be done with the time change issue again!
The purpose for the special day is to prepare for the winter months and to share a few hours in fellowship around and in God’s house. I hope everyone will come for at least a while and join in!
Looking forward to the days ahead!
Bro. Wayne