The Church of the Redeemer Baptist Bulletin by AaronBurks


									                The Church of
                 the Redeemer
                Baptist Bulletin
              SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009

    The Reverend Wayne E. Croft, Sr., D. Min., PhD
                  Senior Pastor

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

                          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:
 Commit thy way                 
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

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
                                                                  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

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

   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.

        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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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

All that are interested in working on the 43rd Church Anniversary Committee
please call Dr. Nicks (215) 729-5887 or see him after service.

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

      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)

      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.

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
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.

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 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.
                            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

- 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
• 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
                                             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
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
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.
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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