The Lord’s Supper was given to the church by the Lord Jesus Himself. He said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” On Sunday morning February 7th we will have the Lord’s Supper service at 9:30am. This is unusual for us. We normally have the observance of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday evenings. I wanted to highlight this special day for all of our members and friends. We are bringing can goods and non-perishables to the Lord’s supper service. Please place your can goods and non-perishable items on the tables that will be set up in the Worship Center. These will be donated to a local food bank to be used in our community. This is part of the “Souper Bowl of Caring” effort around the world. This organization challenges congregations to make an effort to give back to their communities on Super Bowl Sunday. The Souper Bowl of caring ministry doesn’t collect the goods, they simply record what amounts are donated and announce later what God’s people all over the world have given.
The College ministry will have a Super Bowl party at the church following our evening service on February 7th. Other classes in our Bible Study Ministry may have parties after the service. In an effort to involve more in our evening activities on Super Bowl Sunday, we have decided to have one service at the church (6pm).
We have begun a Word of Life Club outreach to youth on Wednesday nights. I’m writing this article on a Thursday following one of the most exciting youth meetings I’ve ever been in. Our youth are being challenged by our leaders to have their daily quiet time, memorize scripture, and participate in Bible Study and prayer. We have wonderful students here at North Central. They deserve our absolute best. Please invite any youth you know to be a part of it.
Men! Hold February 27th on your calendar. The Real Men’s Event will be held at Skeeter Ranch from 8am to 4:30pm on that day for you and your sons and grandsons. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children but that includes a huge lunch and tons of activities designed with you in mind. See www.realmensevent.org for all the details. We are signing up our own men so get signed up this coming Sunday morning.
Please be praying about two other things of great importance to our church. First, our Future Expansion Committee will be working on the important matter of planning and implementing the completion of more space for our growing congregation. We only want the perfect will of the Lord in these matters. Pray for them. Second, this September is the 75th Anniversary of North Central Baptist Church. Our committee to plan this observance will be hard at work also in the weeks ahead. Pray for them.
It is a blessing to be your Pastor.
Because of Him,
Calvin J. Carr