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Assurance Tried and True
It is March 3rd and I am watching through my window the snow gently fall.
They say it could be the last snowfall of the season. I like snow days
home from work, so I hope they are wrong.
Three days ago I was unexpectedly given a new assignment at work. (If
nothing else, Im flexible.) I have gone from kindergarten to pre-school. The
first days in the new room have gone well. They, as you can guess, are a
lively group. The first day we spent a considerable amount of time on the
schools lower field. It is not a secret that I really do not care for the out of
doors. (Ive had many conversations with the Lord, that I truly do appreciate
His creation, but I prefer to appreciate it from the comforts my window.)
While on the field, my arthritic knees began to scream! My broken finger
intermittently throbbed. Yet, to my own surprise, I didnt whine or
complain...to myself, the other staff or even to the Lord. At one point my
knees, finger, and I even kicked a soccer ball with a quiet little boy who
often plays alone.
On our way back up the hill, as I ushered a little straggler, my eyes glanced
over and down in the grass. Staring back up at me was a twenty dollar bill!
I saw this (right or wrong) as a sign of reassurance that things were going
to be better. It was a sign for me to fix my eyes toward the unexpected;
willingly toward where the Lord is leading - at work and everywhere else.
With all that is unsure regarding my life right now, I have the tried and true
assurance that my steps are being ordered by One Who is so much
smarter and wiser (and all those other good things that He is) than anyone
I know (and everyone I dont know). I know He loves me and
has His best in store for me...as long as I, without complaining,
trust Him and His guidance. I pray you are trusting in Him,
also...with or without a $20.00 reminder!
In total praise...I am
T he Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. The wicked borroweth, any payeth not again: but the r ighteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Thought he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
Psalm 37: 18-24
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Sick, Shut-in and Prayer Requests
Please call these names out during your
personal prayer time; and in your intercessions ask the Father to bless these individuals and ministries in
His own way and in His own time. --
Sis. Yolanda Allen Sis. Ada Anderson Sis. Alice Arnette Dea. David Ayers, Sr. Sis. Janet Ayers Sis. Ethel Barksdale Sis. Leanne Blalock Bro. Atilol Bland Dea. James W. Bland Dea. Presley Bland Bro. Shakespeare Bland Rev. Peggy Brice Sis. Gladys Brown & Family Bro. William Brown Sis. Mamie Bruce The Bullock Family Bro. Andre Callahan Bro. Darnell Collier Sis. Felicia Christmas Sis. Marcine Dillard Bro. John/Sis. Susie Divers Sis. Clara Eubanks Bro. James Fox Bro. Jamar Galdden & Family Dea. Eunice Graves Bro. Robert Grooms Bro. Franklin Hardy
Sis. Letia Harris Sis. Marie Harris Rev. Edna Holt Bro. Edward Holt Kingdom Living Temple Dea. Duke Johnson Sis. Jesseica Johnson Bro. Lawrence Johnson Bro. Ruben Lewis III Deas. Dottie Martin Bro. Walter Martin Bro. William McKnight Bro. Milton Morris & Family Sis. Janet Page Deas. Frances Parrish Dea. Roger Parrish Sis. Harriet Parrish Sis. Audrey Perkins Sis. Adeline Quarles Bro. Alonzo Scott Bro. Gilbert Scott Sis. Mary Scott Bro. Robert Scott, II Sis. Susie Scott Bro. Travis Shelton Bro. Paul Shelton Sis. Virgie Shelton Sis. Maxine Spears Rev. Otis Spellman Revs. Robert/Beulah Spellman Walton/Shipman Family Sis. Charmeka Stewart Sis. Doretta Trice Bro. Sylvester Williams Sis. Lorraine Winston
P r e a c h i n g S c h e d u l e
8:00 a.m. March 6 - Rev. Dr. Sarah Morris 13 - Minister Brenda Smith 20 - Reverend Dale Bradshaw 27 Pastor Ruben Lewis, Jr. 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Elder Ruben Lewis, Jr (*No 11:00 a.m. Worship on Sunday, the 27th) - Away Preaching Engagements
Mar 13 3:00 p.m. - Rev. Sarah Morris @ Thessalonia Baptist Church, Fork Union - Ushers Anniversary Singing Preachers Service; Pastor Tanya Richardson, Presiding
Ministry Engagements Mar 12 3:00 p.m. Gospel Chorus @ Mt. Garland Baptist Church; Choir Day Mar 31 7:30 p.m.Mens Chorus @ County Line Baptist ChurchRevival
On the cover: February 28During 11:00 a.m. worship the Young Peoples Union Celebrate their 53rd Choir Anniversary.
Trustee of the Month --
Gilbert Scott @ 434 589-1309
Please contact for
entry into the church after hours or for other church related concerns
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March Birthdays & Anniversaries
1 Meyah Barksdale-Carter 7 Sherry Ragland 8 Rosemary Ragland 9 C. Brad Callahan 12 Dory Martin 19 Tony Quarles 20 Chazz Barksdale-White 25 Shenae Jones 27 Seigyn Hughes 28 Frances Parrish 30 Pam Quarles Lola Richardson
Vacation Bible School 2016 Jesus: The TRUE Super
This year our Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 20-24. We are now recruiting for: Teachers/Co-teachers, Praise Team Members, Kitchen Helpers. If you have never taught nor participated in VBS, this is your opportunity to step out on the reliance of Jesus: The True Super Hero to smash through all those excuses and give it a try. To volunteer, please contact Rev. Tanya Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Lolita Bland (firstpeter510@mail2Jesus.com). We look forward to seeing your entire family at VBS!
Resurrection Fest 2016 Saturday, March 26, 2016
Afternoon Time: TBA
Please bring your children as they are encouraged in their young walk with Christ, and reminded of Jesus and; His Birth, His Life, His Death, and His Resurrection
There will be worship, food, games, crafts, and even a worldly egg hunt.
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UPCOMING NOTEWORTHY MINISTRY EVENTS
All New Members are requested to attend The New Members Class which will be held on Saturday, March 19th from 9:30noon.
It is always a good thing to not only know what we believe, but also why we believe. You can find out about opportunities to serve; ask questions about your new church home, etc.
This is also an opportunity for seasoned members to catch up on any changes that have occurred at Galilee, and to re-fresh what and why we believe.
Any questions or concerns regarding the class should be directed to either Minister Susan Lewis or Minister Brenda Smith.
New Members Class
The following days & times allow us to obediently preach and teach the Gospel to all.
Monday Nights @ 7:00 p.m. The Book of Genesis
Tuesdays Midday @ 1:00 p.m. The Book of Acts
Thursday Nights @ 7:00 p.m. The Book of Timothy
Friday Mornings @ 9:00 a.m. The Book of I Peter
Friday Nights @ 7:00 p.m. The Book of Romans
**Study topics may have changedplease check with the teachers
Bible Study Options
Service of Ordination
The Lord has seen fit to grant his blessings upon the ministry of Minister Bernadine Bradshaw. She will be ordained into the Gospel Ministry on Saturday, April 23rd. More details will be provided as the date approaches.
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More UPCOMING NOTEWORTHY MINISTRY EVENTS
Childrens, Youth & Young Adult Ministry
February 10 - March 26 (Lent) CHOSEN to FAST: 40 Days of Fasting continues
Saturday, March 19 from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
CHOSEN to SERVE:
BINGO at the Louisa Healthcare & Rehab Center
3:30 p.m. - Leave Galilee
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. - BINGO with the Center Residents
5:30 p.m. - Dinner back at Galilee
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - WORDshop
Legacy Award Nominations
The CYYAMs Tribe of Judah is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Legacy Gala. The event will be held on Saturday, November 12th at the Betty Queen Center.
There are three (3) nomination categories: Service within, Galilee, our church home Service to our youth Service to the community
Many of us know of individuals who do incredible things that glorify our Lord. Many times they do their good works without fanfare or the slightest of recognition. According to the Word of God, our ministry efforts are to be done without calling attention to self.
This is our chance to show appreciation to those wonderful men and women who minister, encourage, and uplift.
Please submit written names and areas of service (with a brief description of their service) for the award to either: Rev. Dale Bradshaw, Rev. Kim Fortune, Rev. Sarah Morris or Min. Dory Martin.
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