March 31 - April 6, 2017
The Day of Small Things
In Zechariah 4:10, the Lord reminds us not to "despise the day of small things." In that day, Zerubabbel began the project to rebuild the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. It was a tough work, and when he laid the foundation it must have seemed like an utterly impossible task to complete, not to mention the despair that they would never return the Temple to its former glory as Solomon had built it. It is hard to imagine the greatness of a work in the small, beginning steps.
One of the things on my bucket list is to go to Paris and see the Notre Dame. The Notre Dame is now over 800 years old. You might recognize the cathedral from the iconic flying buttress structures that help support the high walls of the cathedral, since they did not have rebar in 1163 to strengthen the concrete to keep the walls from toppling. What really amazes me about the Notre Dame is that it took 200 years to complete. Imagine that! When the original builder laid the foundation for that cathedral, he had to know that he would be dust before the project was completed. And we felt like 8 months was a long time to wait in the construction of our building!
Little by little, the Notre Dame became the amazing structure that it is today. The original builders did not despise the day of small things, nor did they give up when it seemed that progress was far too slow. Today, you are working on the foundation of your life, and how you build on it will make a difference for you and many others for all eternity. "Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9). You may not be able to see the progress, and what you are building will not be completed in your lifetime. But your work for Christ will be carried on by your children or the people you disciple for generations to come.
Don't give up. Do not grow weary. Do not be overwhelmed with the magnitude of your tasks today. What you do, matters. You are building a legacy. Changing diapers, being friendly to co-workers, setting aside time to spend with the Father, these are small building blocks you are laying for the cathedral that is your life. Keep at it, and let us pray that God will be glorified through all that we do.
Yours in Christ,
- Check out the welcome table for upcoming events and sign ups.
- April 6th at 5:00pm we will be have a "Church Work Day". We will be weeding the flower beds and spreading pine straw.
- Children's Egg Hunt will be on April 15th from 11-1 at the church. We will be grilling hot dogs for the event.
- New Young Adult Sunday School Class will begin on May 6th. Matt Colvin and Jake Ham will be co-teaching the class.
- June 3rd Dragon Boat Races in support of Habitat for Humanity. Cost is $25 per person. See Kevin Parnell for details.
- Children's Ministry Needs:
- 1 extra teacher on Wednesday nights
- 2 extra Sunday School teachers to add to the rotation.
- Anyone interested in being on Sunday night rotation (1 year term)
Please call, text, or see Regina if you are interested.
- The children's ministry meeting was rescheduled to this Sunday, April 2. If you are a children's teacher or volunteer, meet in Lisa's SS classroom immediately after church.
- Work day
- Secret Church will be held here at the church on April 21st from 5:30 pm until midnight. Books are $8. There is a sign up sheet on the Welcome Table. You do not want to miss this if you can make it! The last day to sign up is April 5th.There will not be childcare provided.
April 6 - Church Work Day
April 15 - Children's Easter Egg Hunt
April 21 - Secret Church Simulcast
May 6 - Young Adult Sunday School Class Begins
June 3 - Dragon Boat Race
- Please continue to pray for and support the Champion Family as we grieve the loss of our brother, Ron.
- Pray for all the benevolence cases we work with on a weekly basis. Most of them are unchurched. Pray the gospel takes root and praise God for all the provision we have to be able to do this ministry.
Sunday Morning Childcare:
Bed Babies through 2's - Cindy Ham, Misty Merilien, Steve Hellums
3 through 4 year olds - Marsha Garrison, Taylor Gwaltney
Last Week’s Statistics:
|Budget Receipts this Week:||$3,536.00|
|Budget Needs Weekly:||$4,097.88|
|Budget Receipts YTD:||$53,297.00|
|Budget Needs YTD:||$52,272.50|
|Building Fund this Week:||$140.00|
|Building Fund YTD:||$2,600.00|
912 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 131- Albertville, AL 35950
Pastor – Brad Williams
Family Pastor -- David Porch
Our mission and passion at New Covenant Baptist Church is to glorify God by becoming a community that fosters the love of God with all of the heart, soul, mind and strength, and by learning to love one another as Christ Jesus has loved us.The answer to every heart's need and the satisfaction of all our longing is found in Jesus Christ our Lord, who is Himself the very image of Almighty God. We exist to adore Him, and to spread the knowledge of His greatness to the ends of the earth.