The Church of the Redeemer Baptist Bulletin SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009 The Reverend Wayne E. Croft, Sr., D. Min., PhD Senior Pastor BUILDING TOGETHER IN FAITH MISSION: To build a house for God and God’s people to worship, fellowship, disciple, educate and serve. I Chronicles 22:19 SUMMER WITH THE PSALMIST JULY/AUGUST Ps. 126—Can God Do It Again Ps. 124—If It Had Not Been For the Lord Ps. 142—Never Alone Ps. 3—Who Are You Listening To Ps. 40:3—Handling Your Wait Problem By Reverend Wayne E. Croft, Sr., D. Min., PhD A Church in the Word, under the cross, ministering to the world. Trust in the LORD, The Church and do good; so 1440 S. 24th Street shalt thou dwell in Philadelphia, PA 19146 the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Redeemer Christian Life Education Center 2421-33 Dickinson Street Delight thyself also Philadelphia, PA 19146 in the LORD; and he shall give thee the Phone: (215) 465-1230 Fax: (215) 465-4010 desires of thine E-mail: heart. thechurchoftheredeemerbaptist.org Website: Commit thy way www.thechurchoftheredeemerbaptist.org unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he Staff Directory shall bring it to pass. Rev. Valerie Andrews x102 Bro. William Boyd x111 Church Business Manager Facility Engineer Psalm 37: 3-5 Sis. Deborah Cotton x101 Security Rev. Wayne E. Croft, Sr. x107 Senior Pastor Sis. Joan Joseph x104 Day Care Director Sis. LaTonya Mabine x103 Church Clerk Sis. Val McLoyd x107 Administrator for Sr. Pastor Operator x100 Administrative Assistant Rev. Tobin Young x108 Assistant Pastor August 2009 Excerpts from Leadership Conference SUMMARY OF MINISTRY STRENGTHS For over 42 years The Church of the Redeemer Baptist has been a lighthouse in the community and experienced a fruitful ministry, leading many people to Christ and helping believers become grounded and rooted in their faith. In recent years, Redeemer has been blessed with significant growth and an expanding influence for Christ in the community. Today, Redeemer still enjoys the benefits of stable and well tenured leadership, along with a highly commited group of believers who enjoy one another and desire to see Redeemer truly experience what is expressed in your slogan: “A church in the Word, under the cross, ministering to the world.” God has strategically placed you in a needy field of opportunity with 2.3 million people within twelve miles of your church, providing great potential for significant eternal impact! Your church appears postured to go to the next level of ministry impact in the community. Naturally, when God is working, our enemy lurks nearby waiting for an opportunity to exploit any weaknesses or areas of neglect. With appropriate cautions being needed, we believe some of the most exciting and fruitful days in the history of The Church of the Redeemer Baptist are just ahead. Center For Ministry Advancement Ministry Is A Journey…Wise Leaders Seek Guidance T E A M As God’s messenger, I give each of you this warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others. God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you. If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job teaching. If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don’t just pretend that you love others, really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:3-11 WorshIp ServIces 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Musicians: Brother David Caldwell Brothers Randy Stoddard & Leonard Cofer Praise & Worship Call to Worship & Invocation 8:00 a.m. – Minister Ronald Woods 11:00 a.m. – Reverend John Jackson Congregational Hymn No. 248 Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand Scripture Reading Psalm 16: 1-11 8:00 a.m. – Deacon Daniel Walker 11:00 a.m. – Deacon Emory Jones Morning Prayer/Harmonious Adoration 8:00 a.m. – Deacon Frank Battle III 11:00 a.m. – Deacon Rose Holman ***Worshipers may enter*** ***Pastoral Emphasis*** ***Ministry of Music*** The Preached Word Reverend Tobin Young Assistant Pastor Invitation to Christian Discipleship Offertory Prayer Praise God from whom all blessing flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen Benediction Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19: 14 Psalm 16: 1-11 1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. 2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; 3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. 5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot 6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. 7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. 8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (KJV) Church of the Redeemer Baptist Announcements… LIFE APPLCLICATION CLASS (6) Purpose and Structure of Church will be held today, Sunday August 23, 2009 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM. In classroom five (5) of the RCLEC. ANNOUNCEMENT FORMS Please be reminded that all announcements are due by Tuesday before 5:00 pm. Please complete the Announcement Form located on the door in the RCLEC first floor. Please print and leave a phone number. Faxed Announcement Forms are accepted by the same day and time previously stated. Anything after Tuesday by 5:00 p.m. will appear in the following week’s bulletin. Please do not send email announcements until further notice. COMFORT & BEREAVEMENT – The Bereavement Ministry will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Join us on September 17, 2009, as we celebrate our second anniversary, our speaker is our Pastor, Rev. Wayne E. Croft Sr., D. Min., PhD. THE OVERCOMERS – The Overcomers will resume on September 18th 2009. All is welcome to attend; we meet every 2nd and 3rd Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Until then be encouraged! NURSES MINISTRY & MISSIONS MINISTRY – Join us for our American Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday, August 22, 2009 8a.m. – 1p.m. in the Banquet Hall. Sign Up in the Fellowship Hall after each service or please see Sister Cookie Little after service. INTIMATE PORTRAITS – Sisters, you are invited to Intimate Portraits of a Woman on Friday, August 28, 2009, 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship Hall. Come out and fellowship one with another! We look forward to an evening of inspiration, empowerment and bonding. Don’t forget to bring your bible, pen, pad and favorite covered dish. REDEEMER BACK –to- SCHOOL CELEBRATION Please join the Youth Ministry in hosting a Back-to-School Celebration for all our students returning to school this fall. The event will be held at West Philadelphia Community Center, 3520 Haverford Ave. on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The event will feature open sports, live Christian music, and food! Directions will be available. All are welcome. AUDITIONS for the stage play “INIQUITIES” will be held on Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at 1:00 pm and Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7 pm in the Banquet Hall. If you missed the first recruiting meeting for available positions we are still in need of volunteers for Audio/Video, Catering, Hair & Make-Up, Logistics, Praise Dancers, Public Relations, Stage Crew, Ushers and Wardrobe. If you are interested please call Sis. Lisa Croft or Sis. LaTonya Mabine at (215) 465-1230 x 103. RRCDC HOMELESS REVIVAL Please join our church and the RRCDC in sponsoring a Homeless Revival, Sunday August 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., here at the church. Please stay and encourage those who are less fortunate then others. Come out and hear some encouraging words from our own Pastor Croft. Redeemer reaching out to the community. STAGE PLAY “INIQUITIES” – There will be a meeting for the Catering Crew on Monday, August 31, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., room six(6) in the RCLEC. STAGE PLAY “INIQUITIES” – There will be a meeting for The Hair/Make- up Team on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., please call (215) 465 – 1230 ext. 107 for more information. FOOD CUP MINISTRY Please donate your old cell phones to help our troops call home. Please bring them to the security booth. The next Food distribution is September 5, 2009. Any questions please see any member of the Food Cup Ministry or call (215) 465-1230 x 110. SWAP - Serving with a Purpose - Join us for our kick-off celebration, as the Single Ministry host a Friday Night Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia, Friday, September 11, 2009. **Deadline for all full payments is on or before Sunday, August 30, 2009, in order to reserve tickets to partake in this celebration. NO TICKET, NO ENTRANCE, No walk-on permitted. To prepay for a parking pass, please see Sis. Pam Everette. For more information, please see Sister Tamika Benton or Minister B. Michelle Horton. “All are welcome to attend” Register today and reserve your spot! VOLUNTEER VAN DRIVERS - The church is seeking Committed and Willing Volunteers who are available to drive the church van for services and events. If the Lord has given you the desire to serve and you are available please contact Deacon Nicks at (215) 729-5887 with your name and number. RRCDC – Redeemer Renaissance Community Development Corporation is searching for high caliber community oriented professionals that desire to join our Board of Directors. The mission of the RRCDC is to rejuvenate, revitalize, educate and empower the Point Breeze community and surrounding neighborhoods through effective socio - economical development. If you possess Community Development skills and desire to be a part of an organization that is helping those most in need to acquire a quality of life then contact us at (215) 465-4012. YOUTH MINISTRY RECRUITMENT– The Youth Ministry is seeking interested and gifted Bible teachers to work with us in teaching the transforming Word of God in the lives of our youth. We as “under shepherds” have the privileged task of having a role in God’s work and development in his children. Would you use your gifts and time to do Kingdom work in the lives of our successors! 43rd CHURCH ANNIVERSARY RECRUITMENT All that are interested in working on the 43rd Church Anniversary Committee please call Dr. Nicks (215) 729-5887 or see him after service. SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY Student Achievement Day Parents and Students – Please turn in copies of all awards received in June 2009. Also turn in copies of report cards that reflect Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance. Graduates – Any student the graduated from kindergarten, Middle, High School, and/or College; Please give your name, school and grades to anyone on the Scholarship Ministry or call Deaconess Patricia Tilghman at (610) 626-7020. Special Achievements Any student who participated in any extra-curricular academic activities this summer, please give information on a 3x5 card including your name grades to anyone on the Scholarship Ministry or call Deaconess Patricia Tilghman at (610) 626-7020. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY The Gateway to College Program seek to reconnect dropouts with their education and put them on the road to a college degree is recruiting students now for the semester beginning in September. For more information please call (215) 751-8540 or visit http://www.CCP.edu. TCT WALKING MINISTRY – Thanks for your interest. Starting tomorrow Monday, August 24, 2009, the walking ministry will meet at the church. Please mark your calendars for Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm, we will walk around the park at 24th and Reed. Join us for this fellowship of walking, talking, and getting to know each other. We start and end with prayer. Hope to see you there. For more information please call Brother Jamal Lewis (215) 463-0655. PRISON MINISTRY RECRUITMENT – The prison Ministry is currently looking for new members. If you have a heart for ministry, please see Bro. Milan Reid after service. MUSIC MINISTRY RECRUITMENT – The music ministry is looking for available, committed, and sincere people of all ages who can sing, to join any Redeemer choir. Rehearsals are the Saturday, before you sing. Voices of Praise - first Sundays, Church Choir – Second Sundays, Tribe of Judah – Third Sundays, Male Chorus and Mass Choir – Fourth Sundays, Combined Children/Youth Choir – Fifth Sundays. September schedule may include Thursday nights. If you are interested please see the Minister of Music, Bro. David Caldwell as soon as possible. GOD IS DOING A NEW THING. DEACONS Please contact your Deacon if you are sick and/or know of a member who is sick. Phone numbers are on the back of your bulletin. CLOSING OF THE BUILDING – Please be reminded, the Church and the RCLEC closes at 9:00 p.m. Please honor the closing time by ending your meetings by 8:45 p.m. As we continue to move in a spirit of excellence, we request your cooperation in this matter. Thank you. DAY CARE – NEW SCHOOL YEAR STARTING Day Care is taking students from 2 years of age to 5 years of age. Our program is organized with unique activities that are designed to support your child’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual development. Your child will receive the necessary tools to move from one level to another. Children learn by doing, at Redeemer your child will strengthen his/her cognitive skills with plenty of hands on activities. The curriculum is based on units that address all age levels development of skills and confidence. Each unit incorporates language, math, science, creative arts, music motor skills and social development. We have small group instructors; we have thematic units that encourage curiosity, self direction, confidence, and much more. Call for information at (215) 465-1230 ext. 104. Before and Aftercare is also available. ATTENTION!!!!!! The Church of the Redeemer Baptist is having OPEN AUDITIONS For the Play “Iniquities” Written by Dr. Lisa Croft All those who are interested in auditioning, please come out on Saturday, August 29th at 1:00pm or Monday, August 31st at 7:00pm. Below is a brief description of who the characters will be: - Lillie: mother of Rachael, lost her husband in a tragic accident which leads to drug use and abuse - Grandma: mother of Lillie and grandmother to Rachael, she is the matriarch of the family. She is a Christian and wants the best for her family. - Rachael: age 17-18; Christian, gets caught up with a "bad" guy - Susan: Rachael's best friend, encourager - Rick: Rachael's boyfriend, "bad guy" - Randy: Susan's boyfriend, "good guy" - Narrator: self explanatory (male only) - Pastor: officiating funeral - Drug Dealer: (Male role) Rehearsals will start promptly! Please plan to arrive 20-30 min ahead of time in order to receive the script of who you plan to try out for. Redeemer Back-to-School Celebration • Come and Join in the Spirit of Fellowship and Celebration! • Saturday August 29, 2009 1:30pm to 6pm! • West Philadelphia Community Center, 3520 Haverford Ave. • Free Food, Games, Open Sports and Live Christian Music! Sermon Notes Preacher: Rev. Tobin Young Sermon Title: Sermon Text: What was the main thought of the Sermon? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ How will I apply what I have learned from this sermon to my life? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Praise the Lord!! Please be mindful that we are in the House of the Most High God and as we reverence Him, we are asking everyone to respect His house, the Sanctuary, and your Brothers and Sisters by not snacking, drinking, talking loud or allowing children to do so. Thank you and God Bless you Deacon’s Ministry Active Deacons Phone Number Non-Active Haward Drumgoole 302-328-0152 Calvin Randolph Chairman David Lingham 215-465-1065 Assistant Chairman William Nicks 215-729-5887 2nd Chairman Haywood Austin 215-724-8086 Walter Ayers 215-462-3359 Frank Battle, III 215-531-3233 Herman Deveaux 215-338-3415 Albert Hawkins 215-545-2349 Rose L. Holman 215-480-8934 James Houston 215-473-6597 James Isreal 609-835-2203 Emery Jones 302-838-8878 Rae Lambright 215-334-4416 Janice Mapp 215-389-0329 Gregory Nowell 215-463-8965 Duane & Linda Stewart 610-623-8249 Chester Tilghman 610-626-7020 Daniel Walker 215-480-8566 Redeemer’s Sick & Shut-In Helen Cox Alta Felton Doris Floyd Willow Terrace 1442 Taylor Street 1441 S. Ringgold Street 1 Penn Blvd Rm. 340 Philadelphia, PA 19146 Philadelphia, PA 19146 Philadelphia, PA 19144 Gladys Freeman Joseph Green Aremel Robinson Meadowview Nsg. Hm. 1630 S. Ringgold Street 1119 Falkirk Rd 1328 S. Blackhorse Pike. Philadelphia, PA 19146 Williamstown, NJ 08094 Williamstown, N.J 08094 June Truesdale Edna Anderson Sallie Simmons Nursing Home 2506 Jackson Street – 8B 2315 Cross Street Huntingdon, Valley, PA Philadelphia, PA 19145 Philadelphia, PA 19145 Dorothy Miller Thelma Bryant Deacon Hayward Austin 1320 S. 24th St 2217 S. Bonsall Street 1327 S. Paxon Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 Philadelphia, PA 19146 Philadelphia, PA 19143 Earl Moore Deaconess Elsie Anderson Betty Hayward 6025 Wharton Street 6142 Osage Avenue 2653 Glenwood Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 Philadelphia, PA Apt 219 Philadelphia, PA 19121 Floyd Wright Reginald Hight Mary Wright 1145 S. 23rd Street 1826 Christian Street Liberty Courts Philadelphia, PA 19146 Philadelphia, PA 19146 15th and Lombard Street Rm. 407A Gina Brown 2042 S. 19th Street Philadelphia, PA 19145 Pray for our sick and shut in and send a card. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 9:5 THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER BAPTIST Leadership and Administration Christian Education Clergy Ministry Follow-Up Ministry Deacons Ministry Sunday School/Children’s Church Deaconess Ministry Senior Saints Bible Study Trustee Ministry Wednesday Bible Study Clergy Wives Ministry Joseph T. Kirkland Scholarship Ministry Administration Teachers Ministry Pre-marital Course Fellowship Council Men of the Kingdom Women’s Ministry (Women’s Discipleship Course, Girls Rites of Passage, Divine Daughters, and Intimate Portrait of a Woman) Elijah Generation Ministry Senior Saints Ministry (Arts and Crafts) Women in White Ushers Jr. Usher Men’s Usher Ministry Hospitality Ministry Arts and Crafts Ministry Girl Scouts Family Enrichment Council Media Council Marriage Enrichment Ministry Audio Ministry Single Adult Ministry Video Ministry Comfort/Bereavement Ministry Internet Ministry Outreach Council Worship Council Prison Out-reach Ministry Redeemer’s Praise and Worship Redeemer Missionary Ministry Team Church Choir Food Cupboard Ministry Male Chorus Operation Andrew Evangelism Combined Choir Hope Inspires Victory/Aids Ministry Redeemer Generation Choir Redeemer Renaissance Community Tribe of Judah Ministry Development Corporation Nurse’s Prayer Ministry SCHEDULES OF OPPORTUNITIES Adult and Youth Bible Mondays 6:30 p.m. Baby Dedications Third Sunday after last service Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Children’s Church Sundays, except 5th Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Church Choir Combined Youth Choir Comfort and Bereavement Ministry 3rd Thursday 6:30 p.m. Communion Sunday 2nd Sunday each service Dialysis Support Divine Daughters Follow – Up Ministry 3rd Thursday 7:00 p.m. Food Cupboard Ministry 3rd Saturday 10:00 a.m. Girl Scouts Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Hope Inspires Victory/Aids Ministry Thursday, 6:00 p.m. before the 2nd Sunday Hospitality Ministry Last Saturday 11:00 a.m. Intimate Portraits of a Woman Last Friday 7:00 p.m. Joseph T. Kirkland Scholarship Program 3rd Friday 6:30 p.m. Jr. Usher Ministry Saturday before 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Kirkland Ushers Tuesday 7:00 p.m. before the 3rd Sunday Male Ushers Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. before the 1st Sunday Marriage Enrichment Ministry 3rd Saturday 6:00 p.m. (Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sept., and Nov.,) Men of the Kingdom Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Missions Ministry 3rd Friday 6:30 p.m. quarterly (Jan. Apr. July and Oct) New Member’s Class Sunday 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Nurse’s Ministry 3rd Saturday 10:00 a.m. Operation Andrew’s Evangelism Thursday, 6;00 p.m. Over Comer’s/FAAD Ministry nd Each 2 & 3rd Friday 6:30 p.m. Praise & Worship Ministry Saturday 9:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Prayer Ministry 1st Monday 7:00 p.m. Pre-marital Course February and August every other Saturday 11:00-1:00 p.m. Prison Out-reach Ministry 3rd and 5th Thursday 7:00 p.m. Redeemer Voices of Praise Saturday 10:30 p.m. Rites of Passage Friday 6:30 p.m. th Senior’s Noon Day Bible Study 4 Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Sunday School -Adults and Children 10:00 a.m. Tribe of Judah Tuesday 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:30 a.m. Women’s Discipleship 1st Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Women in White Ushers Thursday 6:00 p.m. before the 2nd Sunday Presidents, if there are any corrections please contact the office.
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