(9-17-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email
and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

Remember in prayer this week:
Baby Sarah Elkins – she has cataracts and must have eye
surgery soon
Don Shaw & Jean Parton – both are unable to attend due to
health issues
Jim Holland – is undergoing radiation
Linda Naff – recently had a kidney stone removed

Wednesday evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A fellowship meal is served starting at 5:30 pm. Cost $5.00 adults; age 18 and younger free. Everyone welcome.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Zack Williams on Sept. 22 & Kelli Hollingsworth on Sept. 23.

So you can be wished a blessed day on your special occasion, please give your birth date and anniversary date to Shirley Dillard or send to dill71@juno.com. If your birthday or anniversary is not recognized in the bulletin, your information is not on file. Parents, please make sure we have your children’s birth dates, so they won’t be left out. Thanks for helping.

When the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier, the arrival of day becomes noticeably later, and the temperature cools down considerably, Autumn begins.
October 22nd marks the transition from summer to winter, comprising the months of September, October, and November in the northern hemisphere. The time period between the September equinox to the December solstice was called “Fall” in the 16th century. Before that, it was called “Harvest,” a word to mean not just “a time of reaping” but also “the third season of the year.”

Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

Matthew 9:37-38 “Then saith he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

Seen on a church marquee:

Everyone wants to harvest, but few want to plow. Proverbs 20:4 “The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.”

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(9-10-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Happy Grandparents Day to all
our grandparents in attendance
today. We are glad you are here.

Remember in prayer this week: Jean Parton and Don Shaw have been unable to attend church for many months and miss coming to the Lord’s house. Also remember, Jim Holland who was admitted to the hospital last Thursday.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email
and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

Note from STARR TAYLOR: We have started back Wednesday night fellowship meals before Bible study. Cost is $5 for adults and free for kids under age 18. If you have been looking forward to jumping back into attending Wednesday night Bible study, you are encouraged to come, have a meal, fellowship, and then go to Bible study. There are classes for all ages. Thanks! Starr

Happy Birthday this week to Donald Shaw on the 11th and Corey Phelps on the 14th.  Happy Anniversary to Jerry & Debbie Cox on the 12th.

 

HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY!

Signed into law in 1978, National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day in September. The month of September was chosen to signify the “autumn” years of life.  It was founded to acknowledge the importance of grandparents to the structure of the family in the nurturing, upbringing, and education of children.   Grandparents play a critical role in strengthening the family.  Grandparents are not to be considered glorified babysitters, but rather as parents’ surrogates who bring love, a continuance of generational values, and a sense of the child’s worth to the integrity of the family.  Our senior generation also provides a link to our national heritage and traditions.  Grandparents’ values transcend passing fads and pressures and possess the wisdom of distilled pain and joy. Because they are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations. Not a holiday invented to sell cards and flowers, national Grandparents Day gives us a chance to publicly affirm the identity and importance of grandparents and to acknowledge that they do play a vital role in families. It is also a day of giving of self, sharing hopes, dreams, and values, setting an example and advocating for future generations. It is a day for young and old to honor each other and an opportunity for civic engagement for all generations.

 

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”  Ecclesiastes 9:10.  The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”  Ephesians 6:10  Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

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(9-3-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Remember in prayer this week:
Jim Holland
Don Shaw

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email
and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

“Don’t be afraid to give in to a smile – even in times of sadness. Laughter can restore the natural balance of your soul, while at the same time offering you a helpful hand in coping with life’s ups and downs. Those ups and downs can’t be changed – but you can change how you deal with them.”
Psalms 144:15 …happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
Psalms 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Note from STARR TAYLOR: “Wednesday September 6, at 5:30 pm, we will be starting back the Wednesday night fellowship meals before Bible study. Cost is $5 for adults and free for kids under 18. If you have been looking forward to jumping back into attending Wednesday night Bible study, you are encouraged to come, have a meal, fellowship, and then go to Bible study. There are classes for all ages. A monthly menu will be posted soon. Thanks! Starr”

EVENTS TO REMEMBER

 Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Spiritual investments reap eternal dividends. Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
(20) But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: ( 21) For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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(8-27-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER THIS WEEK
► The unsaved
► Bro. James Foster’s family – his sister Donna
passed away last week
► Blaine Wilburn – health issues
► Jim Holland – health issues
► Don Shaw – health issues
► Lynn Reynold’s co-worker Jackie, and also Lynn’s
son Austin, who is away at college
► Dillon Clemons co-worker who lost her home to fire

If you would like to receive
announcements of church activities,
events, prayer requests, etc. via email
and/or text messages, please send your
contact info to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

Reminder to all the ladies who signed up for Secret Sisters – Don’t
forget to pray for your secret sister daily. Remember her and brighten her day with a little card or a small gift – even if it isn’t her birthday or a special occasion!

Joel 2:31-32 – The sun shall be turned into darkness, and
the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day
of the LORD come. (32) And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: …

A POUND OF BUTTER

There was a farmer who sold homemade butter to the town’s people. One day the town baker, who regularly purchased one pound of butter per week from the farmer, decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a full pound. He discovered that he was not. This angered him, so he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer how he was measuring the butter he sold. The farmer replied, “Your Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale. I buy a pound-loaf of bread from the baker, and each time he brings the bread, I put it on my scale. As he buys my butter, I give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed for a shortage, it is the baker.”

The moral of this story – we get back in life what we give to others. Whenever you take an action, ask yourself this question: Am I giving fair value for the wages or money I hope to make? Honesty and dishonesty become a habit. Some people practice dishonesty and can lie with a straight face. Others lie so much that they don’t even know what the truth is anymore. But who are they deceiving? Only themselves! Which merchant are you – the baker or the farmer? Luke 6:31 – And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY August 27 to Carly Jo Teter

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(8-20-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

A special welcome to our newest member, Barbara Blohm. We are happy to welcome you into our church family.

Remember in prayer this week:
† Wayne Corley, Barbara Faircloth’s brother who had
surgery this week.
† Jim Holland
† Blaine Wilburn, undergoing radiation
† Condolences are extended to Barbara Faircloth’s
family in the death of her aunt, Bessie Lee Lehew Layne.
† Kacey Carroll, granddaughter of Sonny and Linda Naff,
who suffered an eye injury this week

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Aug. 25 – Tammy Raymer
Aug. 26 – Tim Vantrease

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Aug. 24 – Roger & Annette West

Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month, beginning with breakfast at 8:30AM and Bible Study at 9:00AM. All ladies are encouraged to attend. Sister Ruth Green brings an excellent lesson. Start your Saturday off right. Come, enjoy the fellowship, food, and the blessings of God.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via
email or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff, webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org, and you will be added to the list.

 

Reminder for all men: Men’s Bible Study meets the 1st Saturday of each month in the church fellowship hall.

The train of failure usually runs on the track of laziness.
Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

PRAYER OF A RELUCTANT LEADER
You asked for my hands that You might use them for Your purpose,
I gave them for a moment, then withdrew them, for the work was hard.
You asked for my mouth to speak out against injustice.
I gave You a whisper that I might not be accused.
You asked for my life that You might work through me.
I gave a small part that I might not get too involved.
Lord, forgive my calculated efforts to serve You only when it is convenient for me to do so, only in those places
where it is safe to do so, and only in those who
make it easy to do so. Lord, forgive me, renew me,
heal me, nurture me, empower me, send me
out as an instrument of your peace that I
might take seriously the meaning of
servant-leadership. Amen.

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(8-13-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Prayer has been requested this week for . . .

■ Helen Righthouse’s brother
■ Roger West
■ James Foster’s sister who is in critical condition in Georgetown, Kentucky, suffering from cancer.
■ Jim Holland
Please remember these families in your prayers.

Business meeting will be held immediately following morning worship service today.

Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month.

Vacation Bible School volunteers, remember to return your clean T-shirts so they will be available for use next year. Thanks for your help!

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

If your birthday or anniversary is not recognized, please send the names and dates to dill71@juno.com (or give written info to Shirley Dillard at church) for inclusion in the bulletin. Parents, please make sure we have your child’s birth date. We don’t want to leave out anyone – adults or children. Thanks for your help.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
August 14 Callie Mai Phelps
August 15 Emma Beth Walker
August 18 Alisa Housch

Belated birthday wishes to Susan Daniels who celebrated on August 1st

CHOOSING GOD

The gods of this world are empty and vain,
They cannot give peace to one’s heart;
The living and true One deserves all our love;
From Him may we never depart.

Today’s society offers many gods to tempt people. But, your choice has eternal consequences. There is only one wise choice – the true and living God.

Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

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(8-6-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Today the following will be baptized into the fellowship of Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church:

Maggie O’Brien
Caiden Tuck
Grant Dillard

The Remember in prayer this week: The unsaved who have expressed an interest in being saved.

Revival will begin at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 5208 Nolensville Rd, Nashville, TN, tonight at 7PM. Their pastor, Eld. Taylor Gregory assisted Bro. Massey in Murfreesboro’s recent revival. Everyone is welcome!

Happy August Birthday
6th Malachi Hearnsberger
6th Makayla Hearnsberger
7th Mildred Daniel
9th Bill McCollum
10th Jake Ruiz
12th Kaiden Hearnsberger

HAPPY ANNIVERSSARY
7th Chris & Ashley Teter
12th Kevin & Robin Dillard

If you feel you are drowning in your troubles today, remember, your lifeguard walks on water.

Notice to all Vacation Bible School Volunteers: Please remember to wash and return your VBS T-shirt to the box in the fellowship hall. These shirts are re-issued each year to volunteers. Thank you for helping reduce the expense of replacing shirts each year.

What does God have for you to do? Getting older and
experiencing all the various stages of “body rot” can
sometimes cause a person to wonder, “Can I still be
fruitful for God?” Try as we may, we will never fully
stop the inevitable — getting old and frail — unless the Lord takes us home first. We can exercise, get cosmetic surgery, take vitamins galore, but that won’t delay the guarantee that our life on earth will one day come to an end. God has chosen that day, and when it comes, He will take us home. Meanwhile, He has things for us to do.
● We can worship Him and pray for our family, believers and unbelievers, leaders, and friends.
● We can tell someone every week what Christ is doing for us, about an answered prayer or a special promise or a job He gave to us.
● We can encourage and brighten someone each day. No one has ever suffered from too much encouragement.
● We can smile. It is so much nicer to be friendly than grumpy.
● We can serve.
● We can give.

Don’t be looking at what other folks are doing. Just look to God. Ask Him what He would like you to do for Him today and tomorrow. You may hear Him say, “I have something for you to do today.”

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(7-30-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

A special welcome goes to the newest members of Murfreesboro Church. Maggie O’Brien, Caiden Tuck and Matthew Breeden joined during the Revival. The church is blessed because each of you followed the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

News from Sunday School Superintendent Rick Williams: Our Sunday School cases will dismiss today at 10:00 AM to meet in the sanctuary for our Sunday School promotion ceremony. This is our annual recognition of students who have progressed in age or grade in school and to promote them to the next grade level Sunday School class. Congratulations to all the students.

Proverbs 3:1-7 1) My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2) For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3) Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4) So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 ) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

A note from the Lowry Family after the passing of Shernell’s mother, Bessie Green: “No words can express our thoughts: Thank you and bless you! Mom lived a long life, loving the Lord, her family and friends. She loved to see the children in church, smiling at them and trying to encourage them as she also encouraged her family. Thanks for the prayers, cards, and the wind chimes.” Panuel, Shernell and Kevin Lowry.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
August 4th Laura Holland
August 4th Ruth Brockett

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
July 31st Corey & Terra Phelps
August 3rd Adam & Bonnie Cox

Be Yourself: An ancient legend tells of a king who walked into his garden one day to find almost everything withered and dying. Speaking to an oak tree near the gate, he learned that it was sick of life because it was not tall and beautiful like the pine. The pine was upset for it could not bear delicious fruit like the pear tree, while the pear tree complained that it did not have the lovely odor of the spruce; and so it went throughout the entire garden. Coming to a pansy, however, the king saw its bright face full of cheerfulness. “Well, little flower,” said the monarch, “I’m glad to find at least one that is happy in this discouraging scene.” “Your majesty, I know I’m of small account, but I decided you wanted a pansy when you planted me. If you had desired an oak or a pear tree you would have put one in my place. Therefore, I’ve determined to be the best little flower I can be!” Like the little pansy flower, we too have a unique place in God’s plan…. let’s make the most if it, and be what God wants us to be!

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(7-23-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church’s Revival – Quest for Souls begins tonight. July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as Evangelist. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM. Let’s fill the pews for each and every service. Each night of the Revival will carry a special designation.

 SUNDAY will be YOUTH NIGHT. All the youth of the church are encouraged to attend, participate and
invite friends.
 MONDAY will be our FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS NIGHT.
 TUESDAY will be EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE NIGHT.

 WEDNESDAY will be FAMILY NIGHT and will include a Pot-Luck-Meal. Chicken will be provided by the church. Members are asked to bring side dishes.

Remember in prayer this week: Shernell Lowry’s family. Shernell buried her mother, Bessie Green, last week.

II Samuel 22:47 “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.”

Life through the eyes of a child: Little Jean had been a very naughty girl and had been sent to her room to think things over. After a while she came out all smiles and said, “I thought, and I prayed.”
“Good,” said her mother. “Now do you think you will act differently?” she asked.
“Oh, I didn’t ask God to help me to be good,” Jean replied. “I just asked Him to help you to put up with me.”

HAPPY July BIRTHDAY

23rd Grant Dillard
23rd Bart Cox
24th Lee Ann Steen
28th Louise Otto

HAPPY July ANNIVERSARY

23rd Fabian & Elizabeth Story
26th Daniel & Alisa Housch
27th Joey & Mitzi Tuck

Something to think about: “A truly happy person is
one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”

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(7-16-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available for families with young children during our 10:30 AM worship service. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

On Tuesday, Sister Shernell Lowry’s mother, Bessie Green, had a severe stroke and a heart attack. Shernell is asking for prayer and peace that God’s will be done.

A Note from the Fellowship Committee:
Beginning today, we have a busy, exciting month coming up for us! Vacation Bible School just ended last Friday, and today at 9:30 am, there will be a short program to demonstrate what was learned in VBS. After the VBS program, and before the start of Worship Service at 10:30am today, breakfast refreshments will be available for everyone in the Fellowship Hall. Then on Wednesday, July 26th, we will be having a potluck meal starting at 5:30 pm. The church will be providing the chicken. All members are asked to please bring a dish or dessert to share during fellowship before the service at 7 PM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Starr Taylor, 615-804-4518, nursetaylor02@yahoo.com

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard this past week for “The Lord is my Shepherd” Vacation Bible School. Thank you to those who so generously and selflessly gave of their time and money to teach all the little ones about Jesus, our great Shepherd. Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church’s Revival – Quest for Souls
July 23-24-25-26, 2017, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as Evangelist. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM. Each night of the Revival will carry a special designation.

 SUNDAY will be YOUTH NIGHT. All the youth of the church are encouraged to attend, participate and invite friends.
 MONDAY will be our FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS NIGHT.
 TUESDAY will be EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE NIGHT.
 WEDNESDAY will be FAMILY NIGHT which will include a Pot-Luck-Meal. Let’s fill the pews for each and every service!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Spencer Walker-July 18, and Cassidy Foster-July 21, and HAPPY ANNIVERSSARY Tim and Leslie Vantrease-July 20.

A Church “Thank You” goes to Linda Denyes for her generous donation in memory of Walter Coleman to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church’s Building Fund. Bro. Coleman was Eld. W.T. Russell’s son-in-law.

It has been said that solitude is essential to helping one lead a spiritual life. Why is this so? Because in worshipful solitude we are freed from our bondage to crowds, clutter and clatter. Alone, we can hear, feel, touch and know that God is near. In a healthy ‘detachment’ from the world we find a special ‘attachment’ to God. Have you had your alone time with God today? Deuteronomy 28:1-3 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

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(6-25-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Vacation Bible School is July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Elder Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Some Proverbs worth thinking about:

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
Proverbs 17:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times . . .
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Remember in prayer this week
• Cassidy Foster had dental surgery this week
• Ruth Brockett had gallbladder surgery last Friday
• Job Kemp, the 6-year old boy with cancer
• Delaine Cox, Jerry Cox’s nephew’s wife, has stage four cancer
• Please continue to remember Pat Schmidt’s sister Twanda

INFORMATION FROM THE BUILDING COMMITTEE

The Church’s Building Committee met with Wright Construction and would like to pass on information to the entire church as the new addition is built. The foundation digging will begin on or before next week (weather permitting). Therefore, the “BUILD” is on the way as of then. When the BUILD starts the entire BUILD site will be partitioned off for safety. No one will be allowed inside the BUILD area until the entire project is completed. The back door of the church will be sealed and unusable for the entire BUILD. Please plan to come and go through the side doors. The back parking lot will be partitioned off and unusable during the BUILD. Wright Construction will use the entire back parking lot to stage materials. If you wish to go inside the BUILD site at any time during the project, please contact a member of the Building Committee. We will arrange a chaperoned visit for you with Wright Construction. This is what we know as of this date. We will keep you posted as things progress. The Building Committee

Happy Anniversary July 1, Sonny & Linda Naff

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(6-11-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you are worshiping with us this morning. Child care is available during our morning service for families with young children. Please ask any member for directions to the rooms or see signs in foyer. We invite you to worship with us every Sunday morning, beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and our regular worship at 10:30 am. Wednesday night Bible Study is also held each week at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome!

Remember in prayer this week
Charlotte Miller’s nephew who is having surgery
Jim Holland, undergoing treatments
Beatrice (Nanny) Petty, Shirley Dillard’s mother, hospitalized with heart problems

Thank you note from the Martin Griewahn Family: “Thank you so much for the beautiful plant, the food, the calls and the visits at the time of Martin’s father’s death, but most of all for your prayers. Please continue to remember us. Martin, Beth & Zoey Griewahn”

Upcoming Church Activities:

►Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director

►The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy is in progress in Hartsville, Tennessee, and runs through Saturday, June 17. Striving to promote and keep the rich heritage of shape-note gospel singing alive through music education, the Academy operates for the honor and glory of God. There are classes for all ages. The new class for two and three year olds, called the Sparrows class, filled up this year. The Songbirds and the new “Mama Birds” class had lots of students also. Drive to the Retreat, visit, see and hear the wonderful gospel music these students sing for
God. Monday is “Friends Day.”
Students can bring a friend for
free, spend the day, go to class,
participate in recreation, and
above all SING for the honor and
glory of God. Please pray for the
Academy, the faculty and the
staff who work so hard to keep
this music alive. For more
information visit the website at
doremigospelmusicacademy.com or see Key Dillard, Director.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
June 14 – Tanner Raymer
June 17 – Sam Vance

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Everyone has a backlog of things he is going to do when he has “more time.” These two words are the most deceptive cheats in life. They seem to assure us that someday we will have more time. And nothing is further from the truth. The wise thing is to find “more time” by selective use of the hours and minutes of today to enjoy the things that God has placed In our life to do for Him. John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.


 

(6-4-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy starts this Friday, June 9, and runs through Saturday, June 17. Operating for the honor and glory of God, the Do Re Mi Academy strives to promote and preserve the rich heritage of shape-note gospel singing through its programs of music education. There are classes for all ages, including a new class for two-year-olds called the Sparrows class. For more information see Key Dillard-Director, or visit the website at doremigospelmusicacademy.com

A note from Stuart Spicer – Remember, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast will take a break during the summer months. Please continue to pray for one another, and do not hesitate to call on your Brothers for support in any situation.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY ANNIVERSSARY
6th Hope Key Dillard 5th Bill & Jacque McCollum
7th Garrett Vance 7th Steve & Tammy Raymer
8th Anna Grace Dillard

Remember in prayer this week:
o The entire Housch family – Daniel was very sick last week, and Arlie had to be hospitalized due to illness.
o Pat Schmidt’s sister Twanda had heart surgery last week.
o Bob Bradley, who teaches in the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, lost his sister Barbara in a car crash last week.
o Job Kemp, the 6-year old boy with cancer
o Mary Spatz’s nephew Aaron, hospitalized last week
o Elias Johnson, son of Eld. Brian & Jenna Johnson will have brain surgery June 6.

The Revival will be July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church assisting Pastor Kenneth Massey. There
will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Vacation Bible School
July 12-13-14.
Ruth Green, Director.

BOTH ENDS OF THE FILE
The workman was at his workbench filing a piece of metal. He was working with vigorous, short strokes. His boss came along, saw what he
was doing and said, “Both ends of that file are paid for. Don’t take
those short strokes with only the middle of the file; use both
ends.” How many of us often make that mistake in life. It is
common knowledge that we probably use a very small
percentage of the potential with which God has endowed us.
By His grace, let’s take broader strokes and be more effective
by utilizing ALL of our time, talent, and treasure to work for
God. Let’s use “BOTH ENDS OF THE FILE.”

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(5-28-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions. A warm welcome also goes to our newest church member, Jessica Saad, who joined last Sunday.

Coming Events
Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – June 9-17. Key Dillard, Director

Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to the address below, and you will be added to the list. webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

“God calls us to get into the game, not to keep score. When we’ve done what we can, God will do what we can’t!”

NOTICE ON MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST from Stuart Spicer ►►►►“Hello Church Family….After much consideration and watching trend over past few months, it has been decided that the Men’s Breakfast will take a break during the Summer months and re-evaluate with the completion of our new addition. Please continue to pray for one another, and do not hesitate to call on your Brothers for support in any situation.” Stuart Spicer

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
May 29 Cody Foster
May 31 Natalie Hollandsworth

HAPPY ANNIVERSSARY
May 29 Jeff & Donna Sanford
June 1 Robert & Nettie Jennings
June 2 Tim & Mona Weatherington

Memorial Day is a federal American holiday to remember and honor all Americans who died while in the military service. Observed on the last Monday of May, the holiday originated as Decoration Day, when families decorated graves with flowers, wreaths and flags for remembrance of those who sacrificed their life in the Civil War. There was often a religious service and a picnic-like “dinner on the grounds,” the traditional term for a potluck meal at the church. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving our country. May we all remember these men and women tomorrow as we celebrate Memorial Day. God Bless America!

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(5-21-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Remember in prayer this week:

 Our sympathy and prayers to Debbie Cox and family
in the passing of her sister, Margie Perry.
 Job Kemp, the 6-year old boy with cancer
 Jim Holland

Upcoming Church Activities

♦ Business meeting will be held today following morning
worship service.
♦ Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – June 9-17, Key Dillard,
Director
♦ Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.
♦ The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor
of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be
two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

A graduation thank you from Bethany Cox. “I would
like to thank everyone who stayed for my party
and for all the gifts. I would appreciate
prayer as I start this next chapter of
my life. Thank you.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY May 23rd to Heather Dillard

Since Mother’s Day has just been celebrated, here’s a sample
of how a child views his mother at different stages in his life:

6 yrs old: Mom knows everything!
8 yrs old: Mom knows a lot!
12 yrs old Mom really doesn’t know everything!
14 yrs old Mom knows nothing!
16 yrs old Mom, what mom?
18 yrs old Mom is outdated!
25 yrs old Maybe Mom knows!
35 yrs old Before deciding, let’s ask Mom!
45 yrs old I wonder what Mom thinks.
75 yrs old I wish Mom was here so I could ask her.

Twinkle Twinkle It’s a Sprinkle!

It’s just a sprinkle to show we care.
For our church ladies to come and eat and share.
Not much is needed, but basics will do!
Like diapers, wipes, or some baby shampoo!
For: Baby Girl for Tom & Vicki Elkins
Sunday, June 4, right after the service

A “Thank You” card was received from the family of Mrs. Lauretta Toney complimenting and thanking everyone at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church for the kindness shown, the food, the funeral service and the singing. “It would have given Mamma great joy to know that her service was conducted at the place she held most precious, her home church.” The Family of Lauretta Toney

A card was also received from Mrs. Toney’s sister, Amy Shumate. She was very complimentary of the church and said, “I can understand why my dear sister loved her church!”

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(5-14-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all the Mothers and visitors present today at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are thankful you chose to worship with us. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children

Remember in prayer this week:
Jim Holland
Job Kemp, 6-year old boy with cancer

MOTHER’S DAY 2017
Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial in Grafton, West Virginia for her mother, Ann Jarvis. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. She created Mother’s-Day-Work-Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you.” Jarvis argued that people should appreciate and honor their mothers through handwritten letters expressing their love and gratitude instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards. We honor the Godly mothers here today for all you do!
Upcoming Church Activities

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – June 9-17, Key Dillard, Director

Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

The Revival – July 23-24-25-26 Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

HAPPY MAY BIRTHDAY
Kevin Lowry 14th
Barbara Chandler 17th
Mitzi Tuck 18th
Tanner Owens 19th
Randal Barnette 20th

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY May 16th – Martin & Beth Griewahn

Please send your birthday and anniversary date information to dill71@juno.com . We have many families whose dates are missing from our list.

Some thoughts about Mothers. . . . . .
 Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in the world… since the payment is pure love.
 Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
 Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
 A mother is a person who, cutting a leftover pie for her family and seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
 If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.

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(5-6-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors – welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff, and you will be added to the list. webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

Please remember the family and friends who are mourning the passing of Mrs. Lauretta Toney.

Others who have requested an interest in our prayers this week include:
Heather Righthouse Jim Holland David Armistead
Job Kemp – a six-year-old with inoperable brain tumor.

The mistakes to avoid: Anxiety over today’s problems.
Remorse over yesterday’s failures.
Worry over tomorrow’s uncertainty.
Waste of the moment’s opportunity.
Procrastination with one’s present duty.
Resentment of another’s success.
Criticism of a neighbor’s imperfection.
Impatience with youth’s immaturity.
Skepticism of our nation’s future.
Unbelief in God’s providence.

The Do Re Mi gospel Music Academy will host a Red Back Hymnal Singing and meal at The River Retreat in Hartsville, Saturday, May 13. Meal begins at 5:00 PM. Tickets: Adults $8.00 – Children 4 to 11 years of age $5.00 – children under 4 years free. Singing begins at 6:30 PM. To ensure the proper amount of food is prepared, tickets must be pre-purchased. No tickets will be available at the door.

Events to Come. . . .
§ Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – June 9-17. Key Dillard, Director
§ Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.
§ Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

May 7 Jim Holland
May 9 Fabian Story
May 11 Suzanne Watson
May 12 Tongia Key

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

May 10 Kenneth & Judy Massey

All members – please make sure we have your birth date & anniversary date so we can send good wishes your way on your special day. If you are omitted from the list, please send your information to dill71@juno.com or give dates to Shirley Dillard for inclusion in the bulletin.

The family of Key Dillard would like to thank
the church for the kindness shown to the family
during Key’s recent surgery. Thank you for the
phone calls, flowers, cards, food, visits, and above
all, the prayers. God is so good!

Whose Side Are You On?

A little old man was seen every Sunday morning walking to church. He was deaf; so he could not hear a word of the sermon or a note of the songs and hymns sung by the congregation. A scoffer asked him why he spent his Sundays in church when he couldn’t hear a word. He replied, “I want my neighbors to know whose side I’m on!” Do your neighbors know whose side you’re on?

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(4-30-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions.

Remember in prayer this week: Jim Holland, David Armistead

▲ Men’s Bible Study meets the 1st Saturday of each month. See Stuart Spicer
▲ Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month. See Ruth Green
▲ Joyful Hearts (age 55+) meet the 2nd Friday of each month
Red Back Hymnal Singing at the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Saturday, May 13, 6:30 PM. Dinner at 5:00 PM
▲ Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – June 9-17. See Key Dillard
▲ Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.
▲ The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Having problems? Maybe you
should stop using Facebook
and seek God’s Face and Book!!

All families: Please be sure we have your birthday and anniversary dates so we can include you in our “Best Wishes” section of the bulletin each week. Parents, please be sure we have your children’s dates. We want no one to be left out!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
May 1 Jack Albertson & Rose Wright
May 2 Kendra Miller
May 5 Addison Tuck & Joey Tuck
May 6 Daniel Housch

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff, and you will be added to the list. webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

Devil riding your back?

Take off the saddle!

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that
Ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

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(4-23-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome! Today is “Friend Sunday” here at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad to have our friends with us, and we invite you to worship with us any time you can.
A special welcome to our newest members: James, Cindy and Cassidy Foster, who joined last Sunday.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

Remember in prayer this week:
♫ Kristi Sterwart – treated last week at Vanderbilt for shingles and a bad eye infection. She has asked that friends pray for relief and a speedy recovery.
♫ Please continue to pray for Jim Holland and Key Dillard who have missed many Sundays due to health issues.
♫ Becky Sutton who has been in the hospital this past week.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org, and Sonny Naff will be glad to add you to the list.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Suzanne Crews on April 26.

Proverbs 18:24: “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

Church Activities to Come

♪ Red Back Hymnal Singing at the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Sat, May 13. 6:30 PM. Dinner at 5:00 PM
♪ Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy June 9-17. See Key Dillard
♪ Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.
♪ The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Invitation from Bonnie Cox “We would like to invite everyone
to join us to celebrate the graduation of Madison Vance, Bethany
Cox, and Logan Hughes. We will be having a graduation party in the
fellowship hall right after service on Sunday, May 7. Congrats to them!!”

BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS

Into a box of friendship
To insure that it is strong,
First a layer of respect
On the bottom does belong.

Then to the sides attach,
In the corners where they meet,
Several anchors full of trust,
Devoid of all deceit.

Now fill it up with courtesy,
Honor and esteem,
Understanding, sympathy
And passion for a dream.

Add to that your honesty,
Emotions, joy and love,
And since they’re so important
Place them up above.

But leave the box wide open
So all can see inside
To learn what makes a friendship work
From the box you built with pride.

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(4-16-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Matthew 28:1-6 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. (2) And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. (3) His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: (4) And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men (5) And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. (6) He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church on this beautiful Easter Sunday. We are delighted you are worshipping with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

We give a special welcome to Ethan Scott, who will be baptized into the membership of Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today.

Congratulations to Daniel and Alisa Housch as they welcome their second daughter Arlie Jane, born this week.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff and you will be added to the list.
webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org.

Upcoming Church Activities
The Jubilee – April 21. Meal – 5:00 pm Service – 7:00 pm.
Friend Sunday – April 23 – Pot-luck lunch after worship service
Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

The Revival – July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Remember in prayer this week: Jim Holland – Key Dillard
Lowell Davenport who lost his sister Cora Henry this week

Remember, the Jubilee will be held here at church this coming Friday, April 21. The church will be providing a meal beginning at 5PM, and the women of the church are asked to please prepare desserts for our visitors. Starr Taylor will be glad to make arrangements to get your dessert to church or to help anyone who is able to provide a dessert. Feel free to email or call her if you have any questions. 615-804-4518 nursetaylor02@yahoo.com

April 23rd is Friend Day, with worship service and a fellowship meal. Invite your friends to church and to stay for lunch. The church will supply the chicken, and each member is asked to bring a potluck dish to share.

HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY
16th Megan Jennings
16th Zadie McClanahan
20th Joey Wilburn
21st Isabella Fiore
21st Jordan Sanders
21st Evan Sanders
22nd Kameren Hearnsburger

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY on April 20th
Russell & Tongia Key & Dwight & Barbara Faircloth

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(4-9-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

Remember in prayer:
 John Righthouse
 Key Dillard
 Margie Perry, Debbie Cox’s sister
 Mike Clark, Mona Weatherington’s brother

Church Activities

Easter Egg Hunt – Today 2-4:00 pm – Church yard

JOYFUL HEARTS (age 55+) – Fri, April 14 – 11:00 am Potluck Lunch

The Jubilee – Fri, April 21 – Meal – 5:00 pm – Service at 7:00 pm

Friend Sunday – April 23 – Pot-luck lunch after worship service

Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

Revival – July 23-24-25-26, Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Remember JOYFUL HEARTS (age 55+) is having “Frog Day” at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 14. Lunch will be “potluck”, so please bring a dish to share here at the church.

Message from Starr Taylor: We will be
having an Easter Egg hunt today
from 2-4pm. We are asking each
child to bring a dozen plastic eggs stuffed. Each family, please bring a finger food so we can have fellowship after the egg hunt and let the kiddos open their eggs. In the past, the older youth hid the eggs since they are experienced egg hunters.
If you are interested in hiding the eggs, please let me know. This will be fun for all ages! Be sure to invite your friends. This egg hunt is open to anyone who wants to come. Starr 615-804-4518

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff , and he will be glad to add you to the list: webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 April 9 Abbilyn Teter
 April 11 Bonnie Cox
 April 11 Dan Daniels
 April 12 Maggie O’Brien
 April 13 Kris Dillard
 April 13 Grace Jones
 April 15 Shelton Tomlin

Don’t forget to invite a friend to church on Sunday, April 23, for “Friend Day.” A pot-luck lunch will be served immediately following morning worship service.


 

(4-2-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

The Lord’s Supper will be observed today during morning worship service.

Upcoming Church Activities

The Jubilee – April 21. Meal – 5:00 pm Service – 7:00 pm

Friend Sunday – April 23 – Pot-luck lunch after worship service

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy will be held June 9-17, 2017

Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director

The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00.

Remember in prayer this week:

Mike Clark, Mona Weatherington’s brother
Key Dillard

Remember to invite a friend to church on Sunday, April 23, for “Friend Sunday.” A pot-luck lunch will be served immediately following morning worship service. The church will furnish the meat, and families are asked to bring sides and deserts. Let’s have a wonderful day serving God!

HAPPY APRIL BIRTHDAY

4th Julie O’Brien 7th Mary Grace Vantrease
4th Briana Cox 7th Autumn Loving

If we do not have your birthday and anniversary dates for publication in the bulletin, please send the information to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com

Message from Starr Taylor: We will be having an Easter Egg hunt next Sunday, April 9th, from 2-4pm. We are asking each child to bring a dozen plastic eggs stuffed. Each family, please bring a finger food so we can have fellowship after the egg hunt and let the kiddos open their eggs. In the past, the older youth hid the eggs since they are experienced egg hunters. If you are interested in hiding the eggs, please let me know. This will be fun for all ages! Be sure to invite your friends. This egg hunt is open to anyone who wants to come. Please feel free to email me or text me with any questions. Thanks! Starr nursetaylor02@yahoo.com 615-804-4518

With so many people sick with the flu, here’s a little humor to “ease the pain.”

INFECTING THE WORLD
Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized I’d passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile, and I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine, could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!


 

(3-26-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

We welcome all visitors to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us.

Child Care is available for families with young children
during our 10:30 AM Worship service. Please see signs
in foyer for directions to the rooms.

The Jubilee will be held here at the church on April 21. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm. Service begins at 7:00 pm

Prayer Request:
Jim Holland
Key Dillard
Margie Perry (Debbie Cox sister)

The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, with Ed Taylor Gregory pastor at Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as our helper.
There will be (2) services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Vacation Bible school – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director

Birthday Wishes Anniversaries
29 Donna Housch Sanford 01 William & Suzanne Watson
29 Pauline Spicer
29 Gerry Sutton

With men it is impossible; but to God all things are possible.
– Matthew 19:26

Easter Egg Hunt – April 9th 2-4 PM (Starr Taylor nursetaykor02@yahoo.com)

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(3-19-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

Our final week of music class will be taught tonight and tomorrow night here at the church from 6:00-7:15 PM. We have had some very spiritual and uplifting sessions this past week. Don’t miss these last two nights. On Saturday, March 25, the fourth annual Red Back Hymnal Singing will close out our weeks of music education. The family of Mr. R. Fisher Boyce, composer of the song, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” will be honored. Lots of singers from far and near will be coming to sing with us. Don’t miss it!

Remember in prayer this week:
Jim Holland
Dwight Faircloth
Anne Wilburn’s son, Blaine – had surgery
John Righthouse – had surgery
Key Dillard – had open heart surgery this week.

The Jubilee will be held here at the church on April 21. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm. Service begins at 7:00 pm.

Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. Two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

HAPPY “MARCH” BIRTHDAY

20th Mechaela Weatherington
22nd Charlcie Walkoff
22nd Lily Kate Wilburn
23rd Charlotte Miller
24th Mitzi Sander

Bible Stories from the mouth of babes . . .

The teacher asked her Sunday School class to draw
pictures of their favorite Bible stories. One little boy’s
picture showed four people on an airplane, so the
teacher asked him which Bible story it represented. “The flight to
Egypt,” he said. “I see,“ replied the teacher, “so that must be Mary,
Joseph, and the Baby Jesus, but who’s the fourth person?” The
little boy excitedly explained, “Oh, that’s Pontius the Pilot!”

Message from Starr Taylor – EASTER EGG HUNT
We will be having an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday, April 9th, from 2-4pm. We are asking each child to bring a dozen plastic eggs stuffed. Each family, please bring a finger food so we can have fellowship after the egg hunt and let the kiddos open their eggs. In the past, the older youth hid the eggs since they are experienced egg hunters. If you are interested in hiding the eggs, please let me know. This will be fun for all ages! Be sure to invite your friends. This egg hunt is open to anyone who wants to come. Please feel free to email me or text me with any questions. Thanks! Starr Taylor 615-804-4518 nursetaylor02@yahoo.com

If you have information for the bulletin, please email to dill71@juno.com by Thursday each week


 

(3-12-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad to have you worship with us today. We offer child care during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

Business meeting will be held following morning worship today.

Prayer Requests:
Jim Holland
Key Dillard

Daylight Savings Time began today!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Mar 14 Jim & Laura Holland
Mar 16 Ricky & Mitzi Sanders
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Mar 12 Zoey Griewahn
Mar 13 Sonny Naff
Mar 15 Rowan Taylor
Mar 16 Taylor Walker
Mar 17 Robin Dillard

Our annual five-night class to teach music reading to all ages will be begin tonight and extend through the following nights: March 12-13-14 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday) & March 19 & 20 (Sunday – Monday) from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Private piano lessons will be taught by Seth Gregory on March 13, 15, and 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM each night – 30 minute lesson time. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

Saturday, March 25th is the fourth annual Red Back Hymnal Singing. The family of Mr. R. Fisher Boyce, composer of the song, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” will be honored. Lots of singers will be visiting with us. Mark your calendars.

Other scheduled church activities include:

 The Jubilee on April 21. Meal – 5:00 pm / Service – 7:00 pm.
 Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.
 The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. There will be two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
 Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration honoring the heritage and culture of the Irish. Held on March 17, the traditional date of the death of the patron Saint of Ireland, it is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. An official Christian feast day, it commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Many Christians attend church services on this date. Patrick was a 5th-century Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. It is believed that he was born into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. He spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time, he “found God.” According to tradition, Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. It is said that Saint Patrick used the three leaves of a shamrock to explain the Christian holy trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


 

(3-5-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you are worshipping with us this morning. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

Welcome to our newest member Suzanne Watson
who joined last Sunday.

Remember in prayer this week:
Jim Holland
Bro. Lowell Davenport

Our condolences to Priscilla Vance; she lost her sister last week. Condolences also to the family of Kevin Woodruff, whose funeral was held here this past week.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

March 6 – Sadie Dillard
March 9 – Andy Downs

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
March 9 – Spencer & Taylor Walker

If we do not have your birthday and anniversary dates for publication in the bulletin, please send the information to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com

VBS Planning Session

There will be a brief VBS Planning Session in the Fellowship Hall after church today. All persons interested in helping plan VBS are invited and encouraged to attend. Thanks, Ruth Green, Vacation Bible School Coordinator

There are many upcoming events scheduled here at Murfreesboro Baptist church during the coming months. These include:

♦ The Jubilee – April 21. Meal – 5:00 pm
Service – 7:00 pm.

♦ Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14.
Ruth Green, Director.

♦ The Revival – July 23-24-25-26. Eld Taylor Gregory,pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, helper. Two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

March is “Music Month” here at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist church. The following events are on our Church Calendar:

♦ Annual five-night music class to teach music reading to all ages
here at the church from 6:00-7:30 pm on
March 12-13-14 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday) and on
March 19-20 (Sunday-Monday)

♦ Private 30-minute piano lessons taught by Seth Gregory on
March 13, 15, and 17, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM here at the church.

♦ Saturday, March 25, is the fourth annual Red Back Hymnal
Singing. The family of Mr. R. Fisher Boyce, composer of the song,
“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” will be honored. Many visiting
singers will be coming to sing with us.


 

(2-26-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms. Today, two new members will be baptized into the church: Brooke Hudson, who joined last Sunday and Elizabeth Weatherington who joined two weeks ago. We welcome you both.
Prayers Needed for . . .
Kevin Woodruff, suffering pancreatic cancer
Charlotte Miller’s nephew, undergoing chemotherapy
Susan Daniels daughter-in-law
Priscilla Vance’s sister
Jim Holland
Melissa Cooke’s father
Heather Righthouse

Upcoming Church Activities

 The Jubilee on April 21. Meal – 5:00 pm Service – 7:00 pm.
 Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.
 The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, with Eld Taylor Gregory, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, as helper. Two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

March is “Music Month” here at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist church. Lots of fun and educational activities are scheduled. Make plans to join us and see what God has in store for you. The following events are on our Church Calendar:

Friday, March 3th the LeFevre Quartet will give a concert here at the church at 7:00 PM.

Our annual five-night class to teach music reading to all ages will be taught here at the church on the following nights: March 12-13-14 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday) & March 19 & 20 (Sunday – Monday) from 6:00-7:30 PM. Register for classes by signing the sheets in the Fellowship Hall.

Private piano lessons will be taught by Seth Gregory on March 13, 15, and 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM each night – 30 minute lesson time. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

Saturday, March 25th is the fourth annual Red Back Hymnal Singing. The family of Mr. R. Fisher Boyce, composer of the song, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” will be honored. Lots of singers from far and near will be coming to sing with us. Don’t miss it!

Murfreesboro Baptist Church has received an invitation to McFerrin Baptist Church’s L.I.F.T. Open House today from 2:00-3:00 PM. Living In Faith & Trust (L.I.F.T.) is a women’s grief ministry group of McFerrin Church, dedicated to supporting women along their grief journey. Everyone is welcome.

BIRTHDAY’S THIS WEEK

Belated February 25 – Brooke Hudson
February 26 – Priscilla Vance
February 29 – Key Dillard
March 1 – Wyatt Cox – Bethany Cox – Jerry Cox
March 3 – Kelly Fiore – Nathan Righthouse – Jacque McCollum

It’s not the outlook but the uplook that counts. Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;…”

If you have information for publication in bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com


 

(2-19-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

We welcome all visitors to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us.

Child Care is available for families with young children
during our 10:30 AM Worship service. Please see signs
in foyer for directions to the rooms.

• Secret Sisters Reveal Brunch and New Year kick off was held yesterday at the Church.
• The Jubilee will be here on April 21. Meal served at 5:00 pm. Service begins at 7:00 pm.
• Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director
• The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26 – Two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM

March Music Month Activities

 Friday, March 3th, The LeFevre Quartet concert at 7:00 PM.

 Our annual five-night music class to teach music reading to all ages will be taught here at the church on the following nights from 6:00-7:30 PM: March 12-13-14 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday) & March 19 & 20 (Sunday – Monday) Register for classes by signing the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall.

 Private piano lessons will be taught by Seth Gregory on March 13, 15, and 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM each night, with a 30 minute class time. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 Saturday, March 25th, Red Back Hymnal Singing. The family of Mr. R. Fisher Boyce, composer of the song, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” will be honored. Lots of singers from far and near will be coming to sing with us. Don’t miss it!

Happy Birthday!, Jessica Saad, February 25, 2017

To My Church Family.
Somehow, just saying “thank you” doesn’t seem like enough, but I hope you know how much your kindness has meant to me. Thank you for all the prayers, calls, cards and food. Thank you to the ones that came to the clinic the day of surgery. Prayers were felt.
Sincerely, Anne Wilburn


 

(2-12-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available for families with young children during our 10:30 AM worship service. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

Welcome to our newest member, Elizabeth Weatherington, who will be baptized today.

Prayer Requests this week for . . . .
Kevin Woodruff
Martin Griewahn – his father, Pepper Griewahn, passed away last week.

BIRTHDAYs
Feb 13 Annette West
Feb 14 Penny Brockett
Feb 14 Mary Spatz
Feb 18 Chandler Cox
Feb 18 Audrey Phelps

ANNIVERSARY – Feb 16 Eld. Bill & Ruth Green

God intervenes in our daily lives by invitation. Invite Him in today. Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

“March Music Month” Activities

♫ Friday, March 3th, the LeFevre
Quartet concert at 7:00 PM.

♫ Our annual five-night music class to teach music reading to all
ages will be taught here at the church on the following nights
from 6:00-7:30 PM: March 12-13-14 (Sunday-Monday-Tuesday)
& March 19 & 20 (Sunday – Monday) Register for classes by
signing the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall.

♫ Private piano lessons will be taught by Seth Gregory on
March 13, 15, and 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM each night,
with a 30 minute class time. Please sign up on the
sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

♫ Saturday, March 25th, Red Back Hymnal Singing.
The family of Mr. R. Fisher Boyce, composer of the
song, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” will be honored.
Lots of singers from far and near will be coming to sing with us.
Don’t miss it!

► The Jubilee will be here on April 21. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm. Service begins at 7:00 pm.

► Vacation Bible School – July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, Director.

► The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, 2017. Two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM

There are sheets on the foyer table for ladies to complete and return to Pauline Spicer by February 18, to join Secret Sisters for 2017. The Secret Sisters will hold their annual “Reveal” Brunch at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 18. For those who participated in 2016, please bring a card or small gift to reveal yourself to your “Secret Sister.” For those wishing to participate for the coming year, please come and join the group for the brunch and draw your Secret Sister’s name for 2017.

If you have information for publication in next week’s bulletin please send to Stuart and Pauline Spicer at: stuart_spicer@yahoo.com


 

(2-5-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you joined us for worship today. We give a special welcome to our newest member, Heather Weatherington, who joined last Sunday.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Signs in foyer give directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests
Anne Wilburn – recovering from surgery
Kevin Woodruff, the church electrician, who is battling cancer. His tumors are inoperable, and he is in considerable pain. Please pray for his spiritual condition, as well as his physical condition.
Dillard Parsley – Robin Dillard’s father – recovering from surgery
Beth Griewahn’s father-in-law

The Jubilee will be held here at the church on April 21. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm. The service begins at 7:00 pm. Brother Kenneth Massey in charge

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 12-13-14. Ruth Green, chairman

The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, 2017. Two services daily at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Happy Anniversary ♥ Lanny & Carla Jenkins – today.
Happy Birthday ♥ Madison Jennings – Feb 10
♥ John Miller – Feb 11
Happy Belated Birthday ♥ Elizabeth Weatherington on Jan 17

If your birthday is not listed, please notify Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com so
you can be placed on our list. Thanks.

Joyful Hearts will meet in the fellowship hall at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10. The meal will be soup and desserts. If you’d like to bring something, please sign up in the foyer. We DO NOT need an item from everyone. Please join us for fellowship and fun. See Barbara Faircloth if you have any questions.

“March Music Month” Activities:
♪ Annual five-night music class to teach music reading to all ages
and to offer private piano lessons. Please take a form from the
foyer table and mark which 5 nights would be best for you to attend
the music class. Return form to box on table or to Key Dillard. Dates
to be announced according to results of survey.
♪ Friday, March 3th The LeFevre Quartet to provide a concert here
at the church beginning at 7:00 PM
♪ Saturday, March 25th Red Back Hymnal Singing. Lots of visiting
singers coming. Don’t miss it!

THE UNKNOWN
I do not know what still awaits,
Or what the morrow brings;
But with the glad salute of faith,
I hail its open wings!
For this I know — that in my Lord
Shall all my needs be met,
And I can trust the heart of Him
Who has not failed me yet.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests, etc. via email and/or text messages, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff , and he will be glad to add you to the list: webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org


 

(1-29-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Today is a special Sunday – YOUTH SUNDAY. The youth of the church will be in charge of various parts of our worship service today. Bro. Dillon Clemons, Murfreesboro Youth Pastor, will be bringing the message. Hank Dillard and Garrett Vance will be directing the music, and our youth will be singing in the choir. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer for directions to the rooms.

If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests or other items of interest to our membership via email and/or text messages or both, please send your contact info to webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org, and you will be added to the list.

Thank You Note: “To Our Church Family: Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers, your prayers and comforting messages we received during this difficult time. Love Tongia, Russell and the family of Charles Key”

BIRTHDAYS this week: Lanny Jenkins – January 31, and JD Crews on February 4th & Happy belated ANNIVERSARY to Stuart & Pauline Spicer – ♥ January 22

When God takes something from your grasp, He’s not punishing
you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.

√ The Church Staff & Offices Appreciation Dinner will be held tonight at Jim & Nick’s Bar-B-Q at 5:00 PM.

√ The Secret Sisters will hold their annual “Reveal” meeting in February. Date to be announced.

√ The Red Back Hymnal Singing will be held here on March 25, beginning at 6:00 pm. Brad Taylor will be in charge.

√ The Jubilee will be here at the church on April 21. The meal begins at 5:00 pm and the service at 7:00 pm. Bro. Massey in charge.

√ Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 12-13-14, 2017. Ruth Green, chairman.

√ The Revival is set for July 23-24-25-26, 2017. There will be two services daily — 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Please pray for Anne Wilburn who had surgery this week.

THE UNKNOWN FUTURE

Life is a book in volumes of three–
The past, the present, and the yet-to-be.
The past is written and laid away,
The present we’re writing every day,
The last and the best of volumes three
Is locked from sight — God keeps the key!

♫ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♪ March is “Music Month” at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. It is a time the church holds their annual five-night music class to teach music reading for all ages and to offer private piano lessons. Your help is needed in determining the best dates to hold these classes. A survey is included today. Please complete and return to Key Dillard or to the box on the foyer table. This all leads to our third annual Red Back Hynmal Singing here on March 25th. It’s going to be GREAT! Thanks for our help. ♪ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫


 

(1-15-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are delighted you chose to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Special called meeting today: Immediately following morning worship service, all parents, children, youth, church members and ANYONE interested in the Murfreesboro Youth Group are asked to stay for a special meeting to discuss the Youth Program. Your interest, input and ideas are welcome, and all aspects of the program are open for discussion. Please stay and help our church build a stronger Youth Program. Pizza will be served for lunch in the fellowship hall following the meeting.

Our condolences to Mona Weatherington on the death of her sister-in-law, Teresa Clark, this past week.

Happy Birthday – Jan. 15th Martin Griewahn; Jan. 17th Robert Jennings;
Jan. 20th Tammy Albertson; and Jan. 21st Colton Kennamer
Happy Anniversary on Jan. 17th to Gerry & Rebecca Sutton

Secret Sisters will hold their annual “Reveal” meeting in February. [Date to be announced] All ladies are invited to attend, including those who would like to participate for 2017. Lots of fun, surprises, and above all prayers and support for each other.

Next Sunday a special offering will be taken to benefit a former church electrician who is suffering from pancreatic cancer. He and his family have no insurance. Please pray for this man and his family, and give as the Lord directs your heart. See Key Dillard for more information.

Information for the Men’s Prayer Group from Stuart Spicer: “The first task of the year for the Men’s Prayer Group is coming up the 4th Saturday of this month. The men will host the Ladies Bible Study by setting up, serving and cleaning up for the Ladies Prayer Breakfast. While not wanting to intrude on their time and study together, the men would like to kick off the year with a demonstration of their appreciation of the ladies of the church and their dedication to the Lord. All men are asked to please plan to attend and help. Further announcements will be coming as the event approaches. Thank you, Stuart Spicer

Coming Events

§ January 29th will be Youth Sunday here at Murfreesboro. Bro. Dillon
Clemons will be preaching. The youth will be directing the singing.
All young people are encouraged to attend and participate.
§ Church Staff & Officers Appreciation Dinner will be held on Sunday, January 29,
2017, at Jim & Nick’s Bar-B-Q, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Restaurant reservations are
required, so please notify Barbara Faircloth if you plan to attend.
§ Ladies Bible Study 4th Saturday of each month
§ Red Back Hymnal Singing , March 25, 6:00 pm.
§ The Jubilee , April 21, 2017; meal at 5:00 pm and service at 7:00 pm.
§ Vacation Bible School, July 12-13-14, 2017
§ Revival, July 23-24-25-26, 2017.Two services daily: 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM

The following are thank you cards from two of the families who received
Christmas gifts from the Church this year.

♥ Thanks a Million. Just a simple thank you didn’t seem like enough. I would like to thank you all for the gifts my daughter and I received. God Bless you all and Merry Christmas. Jodie & Alli

♥ To All of You with warmest thanks. The heart remembers kind deeds and thoughtfulness. My heart remembers special people like all of you. Your generosity couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks for helping us bring a happy Christmas to our five grandchildren. The Hardesty Family.

Note to remember: To keep everyone safe, Murfreesboro Baptist Church follows the schools’ weather policy: If schools are closed due to inclement weather, Murfreesboro Church will also dismiss services


 

(1-8-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We’re glad you are here to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests

Anne Wilburn’s son – Blaine Wilburn – cancer surgery
Debbie Cox’s sister, Margie Perry – had a stroke
Becky Sutton – now home from the hospital and feeling better
Joey Wilburn – had back surgery

Our heartfelt condolences to Russell Key, who lost his father last week, and to church member Leann Davis Smith, who also lost her father. Please remember these families in prayer.

Special called meeting Sunday, January 15, 2017 concerning Murfreesboro Baptist church’s youth program. Immediately following morning worship service, all parents, children, youth, church members and ANYONE interested in the Murfreesboro Youth Group are asked to stay for a special meeting to discuss the Youth Program. Your interest, input and ideas are welcome, and all aspects of the program are open for discussion. Please stay and help our church build a stronger Youth Program. Pizza will be furnished for lunch in the fellowship hall.

The Church’s policy on cancelling worship services due to weather follows the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools policy for closures. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, Murfreesboro Baptist Church will also cancel services.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 special events

֍ January 29, 2017 will be Youth Sunday here at Murfreesboro. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be preaching, and the youth will be in charge of the singing. All young people are encouraged to participate.

֍ The Church Staff & Officers Appreciation Dinner will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Jim & Nick’s Bar-B-Q, beginning at 5:00 p.m. All who have served the church in any capacity are invited. Restaurant reservations are required, so please notify Barbara Faircloth if you plan to attend.

Happy Birthday to Stuart Spicer January 14.

Joyful Hearts will meet Friday, January 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Lunch will be provided. Come and join the fun as we celebrate everyone’s birthday. Additional details are available in the foyer.

RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Take twelve whole months. Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight,thirty, or thirty-one
different parts, but don’t make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these
ingredients: one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage, and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and kindness. Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation, and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor. Pour all of this into a vessel of love. Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness. You’re bound to have a happy new year.


 

(1-1-17) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. What better way to start a new year than to spend it in the House of God! We are glad you chose to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Start this first week of 2017 off right by attending Wednesday evening Bible Study. Beginning at 6:30 PM, the Study will be in the book of Acts for the adults. There are also lessons and activities for children. Come and see what blessings God has in store for you.

PRAYER REQUESTS Please remember our visitors and those in our church family who attended regularly when they were able and have recently been absent for health reasons: Becky Sutton, Donald Shaw, Jean Parton, Bro. Purple, Geraldine Carter, the Siscos and others. Also, please pray for Theda Cherry’s family. Theda’s sister passed away in Texas this week.

The Church’s Officer Appreciation Dinner will be held on January 29, 2017. All those who have served the church in any position or capacity are invited to attend. The Hospitality Committee will provide details of the location and time.

Happy Birthday this week to Sydney Carroll on January 2, and to Mike Chandler on January 6.

For those who do not receive Church announcements via e-mail or text, this is an announcement from Bonny Cox

Subject: Christmas Miracle
Just wanted to spread the good news to everyone and to thank each and every one of you for your prayers for my niece KJ. She went in to have her surgery on Monday morning, and at that time they still had no results from her biopsy. When she came out of surgery she went to a regular room where the oncologist came in to talk to my brother and his wife. The biopsy was benign. Praise God for answered prayers. The doctors told them they have not ever seen anything like it, for someone to have a tumor like that on the brain that had spread to the spine, and it not come back as cancer. Nathan called me immediately to share the news, and we could hardly talk for crying. We decided this had to be the Christmas miracle for our family this year. KJ then got to go home on Tuesday and be home for Christmas. She will be going in to have chemo and radiation treatments to try and shrink the tumor for about 10 weeks, and at that time they will do another MRI. Please keep praying that all this goes well and when they do the next MRI they see nothing at all. God is awesome, and thank you so much for all your prayers! Bonnie Cox

A New Year With The Lord

A new year is about to unfold
With new opportunities to explore
Doors will open for new experiences,
New adventures with the Lord

Remember not the former things,
The things of this past year
The Lord will do new things in us,
Much more than we are aware

For He will make a way for us
As we put our trust in Him
And He will guide our every step
By His presence we have within

What God has placed within our hearts,
We find we’ll be able to do
If we look for the opportunities,
We’ll see the door to go through.

We mustn’t let anything hold us back
But rise up and take our place
And be all that God wants us to be
With a fresh touch of His grace.
HAPPY NEW YEAR


 

(12-25-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship on this day of the year when we celebrate the birth of our precious Savior. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. For directions to the rooms, please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions. Our midweek Bible Study, lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey, begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night. We invite you to join us and learn more about God’s word.

Please pray for Becky Sutton, who has been in the hospital this week. Also, please continue to pray for KJ, Bonnie Cox’s niece, who is battling cancer.

Today’s Greeters: Pauline/Stuart Spicer & Mary Spatz/Dillon Clemmons

Birthdays
Dec 25 JESUS
Dec 26 Helen Righthouse
Dec 26 Rebecca Sutton
Dec 27 Debbie Cox
Dec 28 Brent Fiore
Dec 30 Shirley Dillard
Dec 31 Nettie Jennings

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2017 Church Activities

o Men’s Bible Study meets the 1st Saturday of each month.

o Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month.

o Joyful Hearts (age 55+) meet the 2nd Friday of each month.

o Church Business meeting is held the 2nd Sunday of each month.

o Sam Vance holds services at Sunnington Retirement Home the 3rd Sunday each month.

o Chris Parmley conducts services at Tennessee State Veteran’s Home the last Wednesday of each month.

o Officers Appreciation dinner will be held on January 29; the Hospitality Committee will announce location and time later.

o The Red Back Hymnal Singing will be held here at 6:00 pm, Saturday, March 25. Brad Taylor, Coordinator

o The Jubilee will be here on April 21, 2017. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm, and service will begin at 7:00 pm. Kenneth Massey, Coordinator.

Luke 2: 1-14 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


 

(12-18-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. Our midweek Bible Study, lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey, begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

The annual Christmas Program will be presented tonight at 5:00 PM. Members are asked to bring light refreshments to be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the program. Everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy the program, food and fellowship.

December Greeters
Dec 18 Lanny & Carla Jenkins
Louise Otto & Mona Weatherington

Dec 25 Pauline & Stuart Spicer
Mary Spatz & Dillon Clemmons

Please pray for Bonnie Cox’s niece, KJ Pendergrast, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Today will be the last day for donations to the three families the Church
will be assisting this Christmas Season. The box on the foyer table
will be available for donations until after service today. Please give
what you can to help these children have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thank you, Lanny Jenkins, Coordinator

Birthdays this week – Starr Taylor & Terra Phelps – Dec 21 – Jeff Sanford – Dec 22
Anniversary this week: Sam & Priscilla Vance – Dec. 20
Special 2017 Church Activities
Officers Appreciation dinner will be held on January 29; the
Hospitality Committee will announce location and time later.

The Red Back Hymnal Singing will be held here at 6:00 pm, Saturday, March 25. Brad Taylor, Coordinator

The Jubilee will be here on April 21, 2017. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm, and service will begin at 7:00 pm. Kenneth Massey, Coordinator.

A note from Dwight Faircloth, Nominating Committee – Let me thank the nominating committee for their efforts in recommending members of the church to work next year. Also, I want to apologize for not reading Kris Dillard’s name on the maintenance committee. He will be a welcome addition to the committee. There is plenty of work for all of us to do. I know we all have pride in the beautiful facility that God has provided for us, and we will do what needs to be done to keep it in great shape. Thanks, Dwight Faircloth

A note from Sonny & Linda Naff – Hello Church Family… For several years now we have encouraged a Christmas Eve gathering at the church simply because we thought we ought to come to the Lord’s house for some prayer, rejoicing and celebrating His birth at His house. Typically, we get together for about an hour or so and are home in plenty of time to spend with our families. We have a prayer, sing a few songs, greet one another in Christian fellowship, and go home. This year, because we’re going to be in His house on Christmas Day anyway, and because our usual host, Jim Holland, will be unavailable…we’ve decided to forego the gathering for this year only….next year, we’ll do it again. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New year. Sonny & Linda Naff

With Christmas rapidly approaching, here are a few points to ponder on
“WHY JESUS IS BETTER THAN SANTA CLAUS”
Santa lives at the North Pole…
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh…
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies…
JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa lets you sit on his lap…
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa says “You better not cry”…
JESUS says “Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.”
While Santa puts gifts under your tree..
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree…the cross.

We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas. Jesus is still the reason for the season.


 

(12-11-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. Directional signs are in foyer. Our midweek Bible Study, lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

The box on the foyer table is for donations to three families the church will be assisting. Please help these families have a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Coordinator Lanny Jenkins

GREETERS FOR DECEMBER

Dec 11 Sonny & Linda (Sydney) Naff – Susan Daniels
Dec 18 Lanny & Carla Jenkins – Louise Otto & Mona Weatherington
Dec 25 Pauline & Stuart Spicer – Mary Spatz & Dillion Clemons

PRAYER REQUESTS
Becky Sutton
Linda Naff’s neighbor – David Simmons
Anne Wilburn’s son – Blaine Wilburn

The Christmas Program will be presented next Sunday night beginning at 5:00 PM. Light refreshments will be enjoyed after the service. All members are asked to please bring a dish to share. Practice for the program will be tonight at 5:00 PM for the youth and 5:30 PM for the adult choir.

Happy Anniversary

Brad & Starr Taylor – December 15

Birthdays

Elizabeth Story – December 13
Steve Raymer – December 15

Anna Laura Williams – December 17

Remember . . .

In Bethlehem, God gave to us
The source of Christmas joy;
A star shown on a miracle:
The virgin birth of a boy.
He was born both God and man,
A Savior for us all,
The way to get to our heavenly home,
If we just heed His call.
So as we shop and spend and wrap
And enjoy the Christmas season,
Let’s keep in mind the sacred truth:
Jesus is the reason!

A big “Thank You” to Jim & Laura Holland and Dwight & Barbara Faircloth for treating The Joyful Hearts (age 55+) group to a matinee at the Chaffin Barn Dinner Theatre last Thursday for Christmas. It was a great day with food, fellowship and good friends.

The Church has lots of activities coming in 2017. Make plans to get involved. Some of the regularly scheduled events are:

♪ Men’s Bible Study meets the 1st Saturday of each month
♪ Ladies Bible Study meets the 4th Saturday of each month
♪ Joyful Hearts (age 55+) meet the 2nd Friday of each month
♪ Church Business meeting is held the 2nd Sunday of each month
♪ Sam Vance holds services at Sunnington Retirement Home the 3rd Sunday each month
♪ Chris Parmley conducts services at Tennessee State Veteran’s Home the last Wednesday of each month

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(12-4-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions.

At 5:30 PM tonight, the children’s choir will rehearse for the Christmas Program. Adults will practice at 6:00 PM. See Kelly Fiore for more information.

Please remember Helen Righthouse’s family in prayer. Helen’s brother, Wayne Tuck, died unexpectedly last week.

Our midweek Bible Study Bible Study lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

Birthdays coming up this week are:

December 5 Hank Dillard
December 7 Stephen Crews
December 7 Ashley Teter
December 8 Carlye Cox

Point to ponder – The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.

The School Play
It’s all in “how you look at things.”
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Halloween was history, Thanksgiving day had passed and Turner School was all a-buzz. It was time to start getting ready for the school’s Christmas Pageant. Little Sammy had been in his Sunday School’s Christmas play last year, but now that he was in “real” school, he was excited about getting to be in the “real” pageant. He kept asking his mother, “Do you think they will let me be Joseph. I would like that. REALLY like that. Maybe I could be baby Jesus. I would just lay there and pretend I was asleep. You know I can do that good. Oh, Mama, it would be fun to be a tiny little lamb; standing so quietly looking at Baby Jesus”
Tommy’s mother was concerned because the school was quite large, and obviously not every child was going to get to be in the play. If he didn’t get a part, she was not sure how he would take it. She had tried to gently prepare him for the possible disappointment, but nothing she said could temper the excitement. Finally the day came that the parts were awarded. Tommy’s mother went to pick him up after school with great trepidation. As she reached the front door of the school, Tommy rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. “Guess what Mum,” he shouted, “I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer!” We can all take a lesson from this child and remember, “it’s all in how you look at things!”

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(11-27-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome visitors. We are glad you joined us for worship. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. For directions to the rooms, please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions. Our midweek Bible Study Bible Study is lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey and begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

This coming Saturday, December 3, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets at 7:00 AM, here at the church.

If you would like to receive announcements via email and/or text messages of church activities, events, prayer requests, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at the address below, and you will be added to the list: murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

Birthdays coming this week are:

November 28 Brad Taylor
November 30 Joan Downs
December 3 Jeffrey Wood
December 3 Patti Wilburn

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.

The Joyful Hearts (age 55+) will be going to Chaffin Barn Theater in Nashville on Thursday, December 8. Today is the last day to sign up for this excursion. Please see Barbara Faircloth for more information.

Tonight at 5:30 PM, the children’s choir will hold practice for the upcoming Christmas Program. The adult choir will practice at 6:00 PM. See Kelly Fiore for more information.

I Don’t Know why, LORD
Brenda and a group of friends decided to go rock climbing. As they scaled the tremendous granite cliff and neared a ledge, the safety rope snapped against Brenda’s eye and knocked out her contact lens. Well, here she is far from home, on a rock ledge with hundreds of feet below her and above her, and with blurry sight. Of course, she looked and looked, hoping the lens had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn’t there. A friend examined her eye and her clothing, but there was no contact lens to be found. As she sat down, upset and despondent, she prayed to the Lord to help her to find her contact lens. She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that verse that says, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” She thought, “Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.” Finally, she and the group walked down the trail to the bottom. At the bottom there was a new party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, “Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?” Well, that would be startling enough, but the reason why the climber saw it is even more startling! An ant was moving slowly across the face of the rock, carrying the lens on it’s back. Brenda’s father, a cartoonist, captured the thought as he drew a picture of an ant lugging a contact lens with the words, “Lord, I don’t know why You want me to carry this thing. I can’t eat it, and it’s awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I’ll carry it for You.”
It would probably do some of us a lot of good to occasionally say, “God, I don’t know why you want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it, and it’s awfully heavy, but, if you want me to carry it, I will.” Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Let’s all resolve to happily carry the load God has given us!


 

(11-20-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. For directions to the rooms, please see signs in foyer or ask any member. We are glad you are here. Our midweek Bible Study Bible Study lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

NOVEMBER GREETERS
Nov. 20 – Panuel/Shernell Lowry & Steve/ Tammy
Raymer Back up: Stuart & Pauline Spicer
Nov. 27 – Panuel/Shernell Lowry & Dwight/Barbara
Faircloth Back up: Stuart & Pauline Spicer

The next breakfast meeting of the Ladies’ Bible Study is scheduled for this coming Saturday, Nov.26, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 AM and Bible Study at 9:00 AM. No study is scheduled for December.

Please remember Heather Dillard in prayer as she undergoes back surgery tomorrow. Also, Mona Weatherington’s daughter, Heather, and two of her friends were in an auto accident last week. Heather had surgery on facial fractures, and one of her friends (Jeff) was in ICU at Vanderbilt. Please remember each one of them all in your prayers.

The best inheritance a father can leave his children is a good example.

Happy Birthday to Logan Hughes on November 20, and on November 24, to our pastor Kenneth Massey. We hope you both have a blessed birthday.

Daniel 12:2 – And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

EPITAPH in a cemetery in England

Remember sir, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I now am, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.

Someone had replied by writing on the tombstone

To follow you I’ll not consent,
Until I know which way you went.

Setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings, along with holding feasts to celebrate a harvest, are both practices that long predate the European settlement of North America. Americans commonly trace the first Thanksgiving holiday to a 1621 celebration by the Pilgrims at the Plymouth Plantation, where the settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season. This feast lasted three days. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings” or “days of prayer thanking God for blessings” such as military victory or the end of a drought. Even President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. As the season approaches, may we all celebrate a true day of “thankfulness” for all the blessings God has so richly bestowed upon us!

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(11-13-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. For directions to the rooms, please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions. We are glad you are here.

Prayer Requests: Heather Dillard – Having back surgery November 21.

Our midweek Bible Study lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

The next meeting of the Ladies’ Bible Study is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 AM and Bible Study at 9:00 AM. No study is scheduled for December.

Rehearsals for the Christmas Program will begin TONIGHT. The youth will practice at 5:30 pm, and the church choir at 6:00 pm. We would love to have kids of all ages and as many choir voices as we can get! Please come and participate if you are able!! Thanks, Kelly Fiore

MESSAGE FROM SONNY NAFF: If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests or other items of interest to our membership via email and/or text messages or both, please send your contact info to the address below and we’ll add you to the list: murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

Happy Anniversary
17th Kris & Heather Dillard
18th John & Helen Righthouse

November Birthdays
15th Theda Cherry
15th Roger West
19th Adam Cox

If we do not have your family’s birthdates or anniversary dates, please e-mail your information to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com

As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches remember Psalms 107:1-2 “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for our CHURCH GREETERS: Below is the lineup for Greeters through November. Please greet at the side door entrances, not at door leading into Auditorium. Ushers will be stationed at the Auditorium entrance doors to assist visitors with seating.

Nov. 13 – Panuel & Shernell Lowry AND Chris & Diane Parmley
Back up: Stuart & Pauline Spicer

Nov. 20 – Panuel & Shernell Lowry AND Steve & Tammy Raymer
Back up: Stuart & Pauline Spicer

Nov. 27 – Panuel & Shernell Lowry AND Dwight & Barbara Faircloth
Back up: Stuart & Pauline Spicer

A child’s view of the Ten Commandments …..

The Sunday School class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one when the teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Sammy raised his hand, stood tall and proudly quoted, “Thou shalt not take the covers off thy neighbor’s wife.” Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(11-5-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Today is a very special day as Murfreesbobo Church celebrates her thirty second year of existence. On November 10, 1984, Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church was organized from a mission into a church, with an extended arm from Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Macon County, Tennessee. Bro. Bill Green felt a call from the Lord to come to Murfreesboro and organize a true, heart-felt salvation Baptist church. From the beginning, God directed the way. May His light continue to guide the path of each and every member as the church continues to grow in the future. We invite everyone to stay and enjoy lunch in our fellowship hall, then return to the auditorium following lunch for a wonderful afternoon of piano music by Eddie Crook.

Our midweek Bible Study lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey
begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

The next meeting of the Ladies’ Bible Study is scheduled for
Saturday, November 26, with breakfast at 8:30 AM and
Bible Study at 9:00 AM. No study is scheduled for December.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.

Prayer Requests: Please continue to remember Becky Sutton and Priscilla Vance’s sister Tammy, in prayer. Also prayer is requested for Angel Gunter’s sister-in-law, Billie Sue Gunter, who is in critical care at Vanderbilt Hospital.

Joyful Hearts [for those ages 55+] will host “Tater Day” in the church fellowship hall on Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. Lunch is $5.00 There’s lots of fun, fellowship and food. Remember to come with a joyful heart!
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Veterans Day is an official U.S. public holiday observed annually on November 11th, that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. It honors military veterans who served in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Even though an official treaty wasn’t signed until seven months later, major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. While Memorial Day honors veterans who died while in military service, “Veterans Day” is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. To all our veterans here today, we say a special “THANK YOU!”

November Birthdays

7th Amanda Shannon 10th Beth Griewahn
8th Montana Wright 11th Dylan Cox
9th Dillon Clemons 12th Jayme Loving

Something to think about. Your companions are like the buttons on an elevator. They will either take you up or they will take you down. Proverbs 13:20 “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

If you would like to receive announcements via email and/or text messages of church activities, events, prayer requests and other items of interest to our congregation, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at
webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org


 

(10-30-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you joined us for worship. For families with young children, child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the room. We are glad you are here.

Tonight at 6:00 PM, Bro. Randal Barnette will preach his first sermon here at Murfreesboro.

Bible Study
Our midweek Bible Study, lead by Pastor Kenneth Massey, begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night.

Men’s Bible Study meets this coming Saturday, November 5, at 7:30AM here in the church fellowship hall.

The next breakfast meeting of the Ladies’ Bible Study is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 AM and Bible Study at 9:00 AM. No study is scheduled for December.

Please remember the McClanahan family in prayer. Mrs. Zadie McClanahan’s mother, Mrs. Esther Johnson, passed away this week.

Something to think about . . . A man is never in worse company than when he flies into a rage and is beside himself. Proverbs 14:16-17: A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. (17) He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate 32 years of existence next Sunday at our annual Anniversary Homecoming service. The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Bluegrass Band will be with us for worship service. A pot-luck-lunch will be served. Chicken will be provided by the Church, and families are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. After lunch, Eddie Crook will present a concert of piano music.

Birthdays this week: Oct 31 – Ruth Green & Nov 1 – Judy Massey

From Dwight Faircloth: “Dear Church Family: Our church voted some time ago to try to raise $100,000 as the down payment on the new church addition. Let me say a big thank you for your generous gifts. Today is a fifth Sunday when all the offering will be applied to the Capital Fund Goal. The Capital Fund Committee has set a goal of $16,001 for October 30, which will make us reach our goal. I encourage you to give with a generous heart and join in celebrating another milestone for our church. Dwight Faircloth, Capital Fund Committee

TIME CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY!
Remember to set your clocks “back” one hour Saturday night.

If you would like to receive announcements via email and/or text messages of church activities, events, prayer requests and other items of interest to our congregation, please send your contact info to Sonny Naff at
webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

Halloween is a celebration observed on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, a time dedicated to remembering the dead, including hallows (saints), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. The word “Halloween” means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening.” It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals, which have pagan roots, that were later Christianized. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. In many parts of the world, Christians observe All Hallows Eve by attending church services, visiting cemeteries to pray, and placing flowers and candles on the graves of their loved ones.


 

(10-23-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM

Prayer Requests: Remember the lost who were under the sound of the gospel last week during revival. Also, please pray for Brandon Zimmerman. Jerry Cox gave him his first haircut as a child. He is now 31 and has cancer of the stomach and liver. He has two daughters.

ANNOUNCEMENT from Adam & Bonnie Cox and Dillon Clemons. “Mark your calendars. The next youth night is Saturday Oct. 29, at 7pm here at the church. We would love to see all the youth there. We will be having a pumpkin carving contest, bonfire, food and fun. Hope to see you there!”

October Birthdays
23rd Aiden Righthouse
25th Lauren Hughes
29th Sara Elizabeth Miller
29th Stephanie Wilburn McGoldrick

Happy Anniversary on October 29, to Stuart & Pauline Spicer.

Men’s Bible Study meets the first Sunday of each month. November’s meeting will be Saturday, November 5.

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy will hold a FALL FESTIVAL at the River Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee on Friday & Saturday, October 28-29. Lots of fun, games, good food and great gospel singing. There will be a Chili & Cornbread Cook-off. Hope to see you there! Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy CD’s are also still available. See Key Dillard, Dwight Faircloth, Heather or Kris Dillard if you would like one. All proceeds from the sales go to help students who are financially unable to attend Do Re Mi.

Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church was organized into a church on November 10, 1984. This year will mark the thirty-second year of existence. We will celebrate our Church Anniversary/Homecoming service on the first Sunday of November, November 6, with a pot-luck dinner immediately following morning worship service. All members are encouraged to attend that day.

Message from Sonny Naff: “If you would like to receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer requests or other items of interest to our membership via email and/or text messages or both, please send your contact info to the address below and you will be added to the list.”
webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

Message from Dwight Faircloth: “Dear Church Family: Our church voted some time ago to try to raise $100,000 as the down payment on the new church addition. Let me say a big thank you for your generous gifts. The last Sunday in October will be a fifth Sunday when all the offering will be applied to the Capital Fund Goal. The Capital Fund Committee has set a goal of $16,001 for October 30, which will make us reach our goal. I encourage you to give with a generous heart and join in celebrating another milestone for our church.” Dwight Faircloth, Capital Fund Committee

A little church humor. . .Granny get your Bible. . .An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service when she was startled by an intruder. As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, “Stop – Acts 2:38.” The burglar stopped dead in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done. As the officer arrested the man, he asked the burglar what made him stop and surrender. “Was it the scripture she yelled to you?” he asked. “Scripture?” replied the burglar, “She said she had an AXE and two 38’s!”
Never underestimate the Power of the Gospel!
ACTS 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”


 

(10-16-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM.

Prayer Requests:
Mrs. Esther Johnson – unable to attend church for health reasons
Becky Sutton – undergoing cancer treatment
Priscilla Vance’s sister Tammy – hospice care at the Vance’s home.
Robert Lucas’ family as they buried his mother, Linda Lucas, this week

Revival services begin here at Murfreesboro Church tonight and continue through Wednesday,
October 19, 2016. Services start at 7:00 PM each evening. Bro. Randy Thompson will be assisting Pastor Kenneth Massey in bringing the messages.

MESSAGE FROM SONNY NAFF: “If you would like to
receive announcements of church activities, events, prayer
requests or other items of interest via email and/or text
messages or both, please send your contact info to the
address below and we’ll add you to the list.”
webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

The Wiseman Baptist Association will convene on October 21 & 22, 2016, at McFerrin Baptist Church in Nashville. Everyone is invited to attend.

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy will hold a FALL FESTIVAL at the River Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee on Friday & Saturday, October 28-29. Lots of fun, games, good food and great gospel singing. There will be a Chili & Cornbread Cook-off. Hope to see you there! Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy CD’s are still available. See Key Dillard, Dwight Faircloth, Heather or Kris Dillard if you would like one. All proceeds from the sales go to help students attend Do Re Mi who are financially unable to do so.

October Birthdays
16th Madison Vance
17th John Righthouse
18th Rachel Cooke
18th Heather Righthouse
21st Ava Bissinger
22nd Cathy Williams

EVENTS COMING IN NOVEMBER

Men’s Bible Study meets the first Sunday of each month. November’s meeting will be Saturday, November 5.

Joyful Hearts (ages 55+) meets the second Friday of each month.
November’s meeting will be Friday, November 11.

The church conducts business meeting the second Sunday of each
month immediately following morning worship service.

Sam Vance holds services at Sunnington Retirement
Home each third Sunday in the month.

Chris Parmley conducts services at Tennessee State Veteran’s
Home the last Wednesday of each month.

The November Ladies Bible Study will meet Saturday, November 26, with Breakfast at 8:30 AM and Bible study at 9:00 AM here in the church fellowship hall.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(10-9-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church
on this beautiful Sunday morning. We are glad you
joined us for worship. Child care is available during
our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young
children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM.

Revival services begin here at Murfreesboro Church on Sunday evening, October 16, and continue through Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Services start at 7:00 PM each evening. Bro. Randy Thompson will be assisting Pastor Ken Massey in bringing the messages.

Continue to remember Becky Sutton in prayer as she undergoes cancer treatments.

Ladies’ Bible Study will meet next Saturday, October 15th (this is a change due to conflict with Wiseman Association). Breakfast at 8:30 AM and study begins at 9:00 AM. The November study will be Saturday, November 26th . No study is scheduled for December.

New Church Directory Photographs will be taken today. A free 8×10 picture will be given to each family that participates. If you need more information, please text, email or call Kelly Fiore at kellyfiore@att.net or 615-642-3280

The Wiseman Baptist Association will convene on October 21 & 22, 2016, at McFerrin Baptist Church in Nashville. Everyone is invited to attend.

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy will hold a FALL FESTIVAL at the River Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee on Friday & Saturday, October 28-29. Lots of fun, games, good food and great gospel singing. There will be a Chili & Cornbread Cook-off. Hope to see you there! Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy CD’s are still available. See Key Dillard, Dwight Faircloth, Heather or Kris Dillard if you would like one. All proceeds from the sales go to help students attend Do Re Mi who are financially unable to do so.

MESSAGE FROM SONNY NAFF: “ If you would like
to receive announcements of church activities,
events, prayer requests or other items of interest
to our membership via email and/or text messages or both, please send your contact info to the address below and we’ll add you to the list.” webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org

Happy Anniversary to Tim & Donna Stormes on October 12, and Happy Birthday to Thomas Story and Russell Key on October 11, and Noah Miller on October 13.

A little Church Humor . . . . . . DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit?” he asked politely. “The front row please.” she answered.
“You really don’t want to do that,” the usher said, “the pastor is really boring.”
“Do you happen to know who I am?” the woman inquired.
“No,” he answered.
“I’m the pastor’s mother,” she replied indignantly.
“Do you know who I am?” he asked.
“No.” she said.
“Good,” he said, as he quickly ushered her to the front pew.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(10-2-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you joined us for worship. Today, we will observe the Lord’s Supper during morning worship hour. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions.

Wednesday night Bible Study starts at 6:30 PM each Wednesday evening.

Message from Starr Taylor: “Due to unforeseen conflicts in schedules, the current group will be unable to continue to coordinate our Wednesday night fellowship meals. If anyone is interested in taking over coordinating the meals and keeping the Wednesday night fellowship going, please let Starr Taylor {nursetaylor02@yahoo.com or 615-804-4518} or Bonnie Cox know. There will not be a Wednesday night meal next week.”

Prayer Requests: Continue to remember Gerry and Becky Sutton as Becky undergoes radiation treatment. Also, continue to remember Annette West’s family as she lost her brother last week.

Revival services begin here at Murfreesboro Church on Sunday evening, October 16, and continue through Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Services start at 7:00 PM each evening. Bro. Randy Thompson will be assisting Pastor Ken Massey in bringing the messages.

The Wiseman Baptist Association will convene on October 21 & 22, 2016, at McFerrin Baptist Church in Nashville. Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church will send representatives to the meeting. Everyone is invited to attend for an uplifting day of preaching and observing the functions of Baptist church associations.

MESSAGE FROM KELLI FIORE: Photographs for our new Church Directory will be taken from 2:00–9:00 PM on Sunday, October 9, Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 11, and from 4-8 PM on Monday, October 17. A free 8×10 picture will be given to each family that participates. If you have not already scheduled a time for your picture, please call or email me ASAP to let me know what day and time you can come. You do not have to be a member to have your picture and contact information in the directory. All visitors are encouraged to be a part of our directory. If you have a friend or family member that would like to have a family picture made, but do not need to be included in our directory, they can have their pictures taken too! All Participants receive one fee 8×10 photo just for coming. Thank you, Kelly Fiore * kellyfiore@att.net * 615-642-3280 .
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Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy CD’s are still available. See Key Dillard, Dwight Faircloth, Heather or Kris Dillard if you would like one. All proceeds from the sales go to the scholarship fund to help students attend Do Re Mi who are financially unable to do so.

Ladies’ Bible Study schedule for remainder of 2016:
 Saturday, Oct 15th (this is a change due to conflict with Wiseman Association)
 Saturday, Nov 26th
 No study scheduled for December

Happy October Anniversary October Birthdays
4th Ricky and Cathy Williams 3rd Tracie Wilburn
4th Kevin Dillard
4th James McClanahan
5th Bill Green
6th Diane Parmley
7th Melissa Cooke

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(9-25-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. It is an honor to have you worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in the foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests:
Our church and nation’s revival.
Health: Becky Sutton, Jim Holland,
Donna and Tim Storm, Linda Naff,
Cecil Clark (heart attack, Mona’s dad)
In Memorial: Family of deceased Cleon Hearon (Annette West’s brother)

A new Church Directory is being prepared. Pictures will be taken October 9, 10, and 11 from 2-9pm. Sign-up sheets are on the foyer table. You do not have to be a member to have your picture and contact information in the directory. All of our guests are special to us and encouraged to be a part of our directory. Helpers are needed each picture-taking day. If you can help during any of the pictures, please notify Kelly Fiore at kellyfiore@att.net or call/text at 615-642-3280. See insert for additional details.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. . . .
Wed. Sept. 28, 2 PM – TN Veteran’s Home Service
Wednesdays 6:30PM – Bible Study (Fellowship Meal at 5:30PM)
Sat. Oct. 1, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun. Oct. 9 – Staff and Business Mtgs.
Sun. Oct. 9- Oct 11 – Church Directory Pictures, 2-9 PM
Sun. Oct. 16- Wed. 19 – Revival
Sun, Oct. 16, 2:00PM – Sunnington Senior Home Service
Sat, Oct. 15, 8:30AM – Ladies Prayer Breakfast (not typ. schedule)
Sun, Oct. 30, 2:00PM – Sunnington Senior Home Service

Great Christian Statements (seen on church marquees):

 Exercise daily: Walk with the Lord.
 God grades on the cross, not on the curve.
 Kindness is hard to give away; it keeps coming back.
 We don’t change the message, the message changes us.
 Come to my house before the game. Sincerely, God

Do you like to worship God with your voice? Come join us in the choir Sunday mornings!
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Psalm 100:1

Are you hungry for God’s word? Come join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 am for Sunday School and Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm for our mid-week bible study.
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby… 1 Pet 2;2

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(9-18-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Please remember Mrs. Lauretta Toney in prayer. She lost
her granddaughter last week.

Bro. Randy Thompson will be assisting Bro. Kenneth Massey
In a Revival October 16-19, 2016 here at Murfreesboro Church.

MESSAGE from RUTH GREEN: Ladies Bible study will meet this coming Saturday, September 24. Breakfast at 8:30. Study 9-10AM. Presently we are studying the Sermon on the Mount. This month’s study will begin with Matthew 7:12. Ladies, all ages, are invited to attend!

Ladies’ Bible Study schedule for remainder of 2016:
Saturday, Sep 24th
Saturday, Oct 15th (this is a change due to conflict with Wiseman Association)
Saturday, Nov 26th
No study scheduled for December

A new Church Directory is being prepared. Pictures will be taken October 9, 10, 11 from 2-9 pm. Sign-up sheets are on the foyer table. You do not have to be a member to have your picture and contact information in the directory. All visitors are encouraged to be a part of our directory. Helpers are needed each picture-taking day. If you can help during any of the pictures, please notify Kelly Fiore at kellyfiore@att.net or call/text at 615-642-3280. See insert for additional details.

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy CD’s are still available. See Key Dillard, Dwight Faircloth, Heather or Kris Dillard if you would like one. They make great gifts for your gospel-music-loving friends.

Celebrating birthdays this week we have Zach Williams on September 22, and Troy Taylor on September 24.

Alabaster Boxes
Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. The kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say them before they go. The flowers you mean to send – use to brighten and sweeten their homes before they leave them. If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away, full of fragrant perfumes of sympathy and affection, I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered when I need them. Let us learn to anoint our friends beforehand. Post-mortem kindnesses do not cheer the burdened spirit. Flowers cast no fragrance backward over the weary way.

Proverbs 18:24 “ A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

Next week’s bulletin will be completed by Chris and Diane Parmley. If you have information for publication, please email to cparmley@bellsouth.net by Thursday evening. Thanks.


 

(9-11-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you joined us for worship. Today, in the absence of Pastor Kenneth Massey, worship service will be conducted by Bro. Dillon Clemons, Youth Pastor.

Child Care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday Night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Prayer List
Jim Holland
Jenna Meador
Susan Daniels
Mary Spatz’s mother
James McClanahan’s children
Mona Weatherington’s sister
Chris Parmley as he conducts services at Tennessee State Veteran’s Home the last Wednesday of each month
Linda Naff’s co-worker, Gustoff from Romania,, who knows nothing about Jesus Christ or Christianity.
Becky Sutton has been diagnosed with stage I throat cancer and is undergoing treatment. Please pray for Becky, Gerry and their family.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.’s 15th Anniversary CD is now available for purchase at $15.00 each, with the proceeds going to support the Do Re Mi Scholarship Program. Purchases can be made from Key Dillard, Shirley Dillard, Ruth Green, Dwight Faircloth, Kris Dillard or Heather Dillard. This CD is a blessing with over 100 students singing. Your purchase will help others attend the Academy. Purchase today!

A Little Church Humor from the mouth of babes…
After church, Johnny tells his parents he has to go and talk to the minister right away. He finds the pastor in his office and says, “Pastor, I heard you say today that our bodies came from the dust.” “That’s right, Johnny, I did,” he says. “And I heard you say that when we die, our bodies go back to dust,” Johnny continues. “Yes, I’m glad you were listening,” the pastor replies. “Why do you ask?” “Well you better come over to our house right away and look under my bed,” said Johnny, “’cause there’s someone either comin’ or goin’!”

Happy Anniversary to Jerry & Debbie Cox on September 12.

September Birthdays include Donald Shaw on September 11, Corey Phelps on September 14. Ms. Esther Johnson also celebrates this month.

Message from Kelly Fiore: We will be doing new Church directory pictures October 9,10,11 from 2-9 pm. Every family who has a picture made will receive a free 8×10 photo and a new directory. You have the option to order any and every picture you want afterwards. There will be sign up sheets on the table beginning this week. Please be sure to sign up so we can have a great directory! You do not have to be a member. We have lots of regular visitors who should and can be a part of our directory!! Also, I need a couple of helpers each day during pictures. Please let me know if you can help any of the picture times. Any amount of time will help! Thanks.” Kellyfiore@att.net 615-642-3280

You can accomplish more in one hour with God than one lifetime without Him. Matthew 19:26 “. . . but with God all things are possible.”


 

(9-4-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Signs in the foyer show the location of each age group.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome. This coming Wednesday, September 7, there will be a Fall Kick Off meal, and Starr Taylor is asking all members to come, bring a dish and invite friends. This would be a great time to invite people who don’t regularly get to come and those who have never been to our church. A monthly menu is posted on the refrigerator in the fellowship hall. Please be sure to look at it and bring a dish or dessert if possible. For planning purposes, please let Starr Taylor know in advance if you can attend. Feel free to email, call, or text her. There will also be a signup sheet on the foyer table if you want to sign up on Sunday for the coming Wednesday night’s meal. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Starr Taylor at 615-804-4518 or nursetaylor02@yahoo.com

To forgive is to set a prisoner free. Then you will discover the prisoner was actually YOU. Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: (15) But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Prayer Requests:

►Hunter Johnson – Currently serving our county in Guam. He is homesick and needs our prayers and encouragement. His mother Jennifer needs our prayers as well.
►Aiden Righthouse, diagnosed with Crohns disease this week.
►Becky Sutton, had surgery this week.

Seen on a church marquee: “Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones.” Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (32) And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

The Joyful Hearts group (ages 55+) holds meetings on the second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. September’s gathering will be this coming Friday, September 9th. A Luau will be held at the Cason Greenway Trailhead, Pavilion A. Cost is only $5.00. Come have a good time with all the Joyful Hearts!

Monday, September 5, is Labor Day. Planned by the Central Labor Union, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The holiday is a day set aside for the nation to pay tribute to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. Have a safe and happy Labor Day.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin, please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(8-21-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions.

Immediately following worship service today, there will be a luncheon for the Adult Sunday School Class. All members of the class are urged to attend.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Secret Sisters remember to pray for your Secret Sister daily. Let her know you are praying for her.

Happy Birthday August 25th Tammy Raymer – 26th Tim Vantrease and August 27th Carly Jo Teter.
Happy Anniversary on August 24 to Roger & Annette West.

Prayer Requests
Please remember our church family members who have had medical tests this week: Grant Dillard, Blaine Wilburn, Jim Holland and Becky Sutton. Sister Sutton is scheduled for surgery on August 31st.

Mark your calendars for the next youth group gathering on Saturday, August 27th at 7pm. “Movie under the Stars” will be held here at the church. Everyone is invited. Thanks, Bonnie Cox

GOD’S LOVE IN A GLASS OF MILK
Howard Kelly, a very poor boy, was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school. He was hungry and thirsty, and he decided to ask for a drink of water at his next house call. The young girl at the house, Karen, thought he looked hungry, so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?” “You don’t owe me anything,” Karen replied. “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” “Then I thank you from my heart,” he said. Many years later, Karen became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled and called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was one of those specialists called in. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Dressed in his doctor’s gown, he went down the hospital corridor to her room. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day on, he gave special attention to her case, and after a long struggle, the battle was won and she was ready to be dismissed. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval approval. He looked at it, and then wrote something on the edge. As the bill
was sent to her room, Karen feared to open it for she was sure it would
take the rest of her life to pay for it all. As she opened the envelope
envelope, something caught her attention on the side of the bill.
She read these words …….”Paid in full with one glass of milk.”
Signed-Dr. Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed, “Thank you God that Your love has spread through human hearts and hands.” Ecclesiastes 11:1 “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place. And, after all, isn’t that what life is all about?

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(8-14-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you joined us for worship. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Prayer Requests

 Emma Walker – tonsils and adenoids removed
 The family of Helen Andrews, who passed away this week
 Richard Haskins – complications from heart surgery

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

The next youth gathering will be Sat., August 27,
at 7PM. We will be having “Movie under the Stars”
at the church. Everyone is invited. Please mark
your calendars. Thanks, Bonnie Cox.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin, please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.

Hello Church Family…Just a reminder….We have plenty of cookbooks for sale ~ $20 each. Please let any of us in the youth group know if you need one. Thanks, Bonnie Cox

Happy August Birthdays
14 Callie Mai Phelps
15 Emma Beth Walker
18 Alisa Housch

Psalms 92: 1 & 13-15 [1] It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: [13] Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. [14] They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; [15] To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

GROWING OLD WITH THE LORD
Getting older and experiencing all the various stages of “body rot” can sometimes cause a person to wonder, “Can I still be fruitful for God?” Try as we may, we will never fully stop the inevitable — getting old and frail — unless the Lord takes us home first. We can exercise, get cosmetic surgery, take vitamins galore, but that won’t delay the guarantee that our life on earth will one day come to an end. God has chosen that day, and when it comes, He will take us home. Meanwhile, He has things for us to do.
● We can worship Him and pray for our family, believers and unbelievers, leaders, and friends.
● We can tell someone every week what God is doing for us, about an answered prayer or a special promise or encouragement He gave to us.
● We can encourage and brighten someone each day. No one has ever suffered from too much encouragement.
● We can smile. It is so much nicer to be friendly than grumpy.
● We can serve.
● We can give.
Don’t be looking at what other folks are doing. Just look to God. Ask Him what He would like you to do for Him. You may hear Him say, “I have something for you to do today.”

Prayer for today: Father, thank You that You have something for us to do and to share — even in old age. Help us to keep looking for opportunities to serve You and others. Amen


 

(8-7-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you joined us for worship.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

We welcome our newest member who joined last Sunday – Tanner Owens. We are thankful that God led you to unite with us here at Murfreesboro.

NEWS FROM Sunday School Superintendent Rick Williams

Our Sunday school classes will dismiss today at 10:00 to meet in the sanctuary for our Sunday school promotion ceremony. This is our annual recognition of students who have progressed in age or grade in school and to promote them to their next grade level Sunday school class. Congratulations to all the students.

If a care is too small to be turned into a prayer, it is too small to be made into a burden. I Peter 5:6-7 — “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Prayer Requests

Remember to pray for the many revivals in progress this week that many souls will be saved.

Please continue to remember Russell Key’s mom in prayer. She has been battling leukemia but has now had a stroke. She is at Trustpoint Rehab Center. All prayers appreciated.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

August Birthdays
7th Mildred Daniel
9th Bill McCollum
10th Jake Ruiz
12th Kaiden Hearnsberger

August Anniversary Celebrations
7th Chris & Ashley Teter
12th Kevin & Robin Dillard

The fellow who does things that count doesn’t usually stop to count them. Philippians 3:13-14 – “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, (14) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.

(7-31-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you joined us for worship.

We extend a special welcome to our newest member, Kevin Lowry, who joined last Sunday. We are thrilled you have united with us to further the Lord’s cause.

NEWS FROM Sunday School Superintendent Rick Williams:
Our Sunday school classes will dismiss today at 10:00 to meet in the sanctuary for our Sunday school promotion ceremony. This is our annual recognition of students who have progressed in age or grade in school and to promote them to their next grade level Sunday school class. Congratulations to all the students.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

A critical spirit is like poison ivy—it only
takes a little contact to spread its poison.
II Timothy 2:1 & 16 1) Thou therefore, my son, be strong
in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 16) But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for this coming Saturday, August 6, 2016. Invite a friend or neighbor to join us.

Prayer Requests from Tongia Key: Please pray for Russell Key’s mom. She has been battling leukemia but has now had a stroke. She is at Trustpoint Rehab Center. All prayers appreciated.

Prayer Requests from Sonny Naff: Church family…We need your prayers for our daughter-in-law, Tresha’s mother…who has been admitted to St. Thomas for testing for a possible stroke. In Christ, Sonny Naff.

Two things are hard on the
heart –– running up stairs
and running down people.
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the
use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Happy Anniversary
July 31 Corey & Terra Phelps
August 3 Adam & Bonnie Cox

Happy August Birthdays
4th Laura Holland & Ruth Brockett
6th Malachi and Makayla Hearnsberger

The best inheritance a father can leave his children is a good Christian example. 1 Timothy 4:12 – Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Philippians 3:17 – Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.


 

(7-24-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

We are glad you joined us. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

We thank God for two new additions to our church family, both born on July 15th. Congratulations to Joey & Tracie Wilburn on the birth of their daughter Ella Grace, and to Justin and Tracy Patton on the birth of their daughter Kelsey Michelle Patton. Let our prayer begin now that these two will be saved.

This bright, new day… complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes… a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes. This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care. Make the most of it. There is only one to a customer.

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for August 6, 2016

YOUTH GROUP: We would like to invite all the youth 4 years and older to please join us on July 30 to take a trip to the SOAR adventure tower in Franklin. We will meet at the church at 3pm to be there at 4pm. We will be there from 4 to 7 for food, fun, and devotion. All parents will need to go online to their website at soaradventure.com to sign the waiver for your child to participate. We look forward to seeing you there. Parents, We may need some volunteers to drive also. If you have any questions please see Dillon, A dam, or Bonnie.

Happy Birthday
24 Lee Ann Steen
25 Lauretta Toney
28 Louise Otto

Happy Anniversary
26 Daniel & Alisa Housch
27 Joey & Mitzi Tuck

Dear Church Family, Let me say a big thank you to the VBS workers and students. It was a thrill to see you last Sunday morning during Sunday School. Another successful VBS. Great job to all. Wouldn’t it be great to see Sunday School filled every Sunday for bible study to learn more about God’s word like our students did during VBS? Will you consider coming to Sunday School every week and be involved with people you love and with whom you want to serve? Hope to see you every Sunday morning in the future to get your heart prepared for the worship service. Thanks, Dwight Faircloth

WORDS OF WISDOM: ”People know what you are by what they see, not by what they hear. Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”Never pass up a chance to keep your mouth shut. Proverbs 17:27-18 “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. (28) Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth. James 1:19 “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath

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(7-17-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests

 Aubrey Housch, one-year-old daughter of Daniel & Alisha Housch
 Becky Sutton – throat surgery
 Chris Parmley – eye injury
 Sonny & Linda Naff’s daughter, Amy – health issues
 The Lowry family (Panuel & Shernell) lost a family member last week.
 Remember our older members who would love to
come to church, but are physically unable to do so.

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” Prepare to meet God.

Happy Birthday
18 Spencer Walker
23 Grant Dillard
23 Bart Cox

Happy Anniversary
20 Tim & Leslie Vantrease
23 Fabian & Elizabeth Story

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for August 6th.

ROSEBUD

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So, I’ll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way.
The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.
I’ll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening


 

(7-10-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Vacation Bible School starts Wednesday and runs
through July 15. At 9AM to noon, join us for “A
Journey to the Promised Land.” It’s going to be a
great time!

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for August 6, 2016.

Happening Today! Today, immediately following worship service, All Ladies of the church are invited to stay for the Baby Sprinkle celebrating two new babies. Expectant parents are by Justin & Tracy Patton and Joey & Tracie Wilburn. Please be sure your gifts are labeled for Baby Wilburn or Baby Patton.

Happy Birthday today to Landon Story. Other July birthdays are Leslie Vantrease (13th) and Carla Jenkins and Ricky Williams on July 14th. Happy Anniversary on July 5th to Mike & Barbara
Chandler and on July 12th to Stephen & Suzanne Crews.

Thought to ponder: What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens – all events, past, present, and to come – are gently planned by One whose only purpose is your good?

Prayer Requests
Becky Sutton – surgery this week
Emma Walker – surgery last week
Tim Vantrease – accident at work
Mary Spatz’s sister

God, Forgive Me When I Whine

Today, upon a bus, I saw a girl with golden hair.
I envied her; she seemed so gay, And I wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she gave a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have 2 legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it’d do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, “I thank you, you’ve been so kind.
It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see,” he said, “I’m blind.”
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood He seemed not to know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
“Why don’t you join the others dear?”and watched the others play.
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew he couldn’t hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go.
With eyes to see the sunset’s glow.
With ears to hear what I’d know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine

If you have information for publication in the bulletin, please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(7-2-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

VISITORS Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist
Church today. Child care is available during our
10:30 AM worship service for families with young
children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any
member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests
Becky Sutton
The lost who attend Murfreesboro Church regularly.

JOYFUL HEARTS (Age 55+) – Next meeting is Friday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Additional information is available in the foyer, or see Barbara Faircloth.

Happy July Birthdays

July 3 Angel Lynn Gunter
July 4 Jack Albertson
July 4 Morgan Vantrease
July 6 Anne Wilburn
July 6 Joshua Miller
July 8 Phillip McCord

Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. This week’s study will be in Luke chapter 14. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

Vacation Bible School is coming soon! July 13-15, 9AM-Noon. Journey to the Promised Land. It’s going to be a great time. Register now!

May you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July tomorrow.

Message from Dwight Faircloth: The Dixie Echoes, nationally know gospel music artists for many, many years will be in concert Saturday, July 9th, beginning at 6PM. They will thrill hearts with their singing and instruments. The third generation is carrying on the traditional gospel music their fore-fathers started. Everyone please come and bring a friend. There will be a generous love offering requested. I hope to see you there. Thanks, Dwight Faircloth 615-849-5594

A belated Happy Anniversary to new members Robert & Nettie Jennings who celebrated last month on June 1, and Bill & Jacque McCollum who celebrated on June 5.

Happening Next Sunday. All Ladies remember the Baby Sprinkle Luncheon next Sunday, July 10, immediately following worship service, celebrating two new babies. Please be sure your gifts are labeled for Baby Wilburn or Baby Patton. (See bulletin insert for more information.)

Message from the Youth Group Leaders: Happening July 30! All youth ages 4 years and older are invited to please join us on July 30, to take a trip to the SOAR Adventure Tower in Franklin. We will meet at the church at 3pm to arrive there at 4pm. We will be there from 4pm to 7pm for food, fun, and devotion. All parents will need to go online to the Adventure Tower website at soaradventure.com to sign the waiver for your child to participate. We look forward to seeing you there. Parents, we may need some volunteers to drive also. If you have any questions please see Dillon Clemons or Adam or Bonnie Cox.

The Gift of Gratitude – In those times we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing. Thank you God for Your Blessings on me.

If you have information for publication in the bulletin please email to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com by Thursday evening.


 

(6-26-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Happy Birthday to Gabe Cooke on June 30th, and Happy Anniversary to Sonny & Linda Naff on July 1

Vacation Bible School is coming soon! July 13-15, 9AM-Noon. Journey to the Promised Land. It’s going to be a great time. Encourage all your friends to come!

Prayer Requests:
Becky Sutton- health problems
Mary Spatz’s nephew – broken leg
Madison Mitchell’s family
Tim and Donna Stormes
Don Shaw
Jean Parton
Paula Thompson

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast Schedule

July 2, 2016 October 1, 2016
August 6, 2016 November 5, 2016
September 3, 2016 December 3,2016
Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. This week study will begin at Luke 13:23. A Fellowship meal is served beginning at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome.

The Parable of the Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.
There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.
One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow
yourself to be held in someone’s hand.
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time,
but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.
Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.
Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now, replacing the pencil with “you”, always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.
One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.
Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.
Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and that you cannot make a change. You ARE special!

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(6-19-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Happy Father’s Day!

Welcome to our (5) Newest Members:
Bill and Jacque McCollum, Nettie Jennings, Angel Gunter and Charlotte Miller

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND
The fifth Sunday offering designated for the building fund was $7,800!
Thank you for your generous gifts to help with our new addition. You are to be commended for being a giving and loving church family.
Thanks, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Please remember to Pray – For our Church and The Lost

Birthdays and Anniversaries
June 23 Linda Naff (Birthday)
June 23 Caiden Tuck (Birthday)
June 19 John & Kendra Miller (Anniversary)
June 19 Joan & Andy Downs (Anniversary)
June 20 Joey & Tracie Wilburn (Anniversary)
June 22 Brent & Kelly Fiore (Anniversary)
June 24 Key & Shirley Dillard (Anniversary)

Study from a recent Men’s Prayer Breakfast
“ It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming”

1. On Friday the Disciples faith was so weak most of them were afraid to show their faces in public.
2. On Friday Pilate delivered Jesus over to the Romans soldiers, who took turns beating, whipping and scourging him unmercifully.
3. On Friday they made him carry his own cross through the streets of Jerusalem and the people who lined the sides of the road cursed and spat on him.
4. On Friday they stripped Jesus of all of his clothing and dignity and nailed him to the cross like a common Criminal.
5. On Friday the Roman soldiers made fun of him and put a sign over his head that said “This is Jesus, The King of the Jews.”
6. On Friday the sins of the world were weighing heavy on Jesus.
7. On Friday it appeared as if God had abandoned His only Begotten Son. Jesus Himself said, “My God my God why have you forsaken me!”
8. On Friday Jesus was not only crucified but was humiliated in every way possible.
9. On Friday Darkness covered the land and The Prince of Darkness couldn’t have been more pleased because he believed he had won a great victory by killing the Son of God.
10. On Friday they took Jesus off the cross and laid him in a borrowed tomb and all the Hopes and dreams of his disciples were buried with him.

But that was Friday! When Sunday morning arrived everything changed!

1. On Sunday God demonstrated the fact that He had not abandoned Jesus on the cross by raising Him from the Dead.
2. On Sunday Jesus walked out of the tomb with His head held high knowing that He had finished the job that His Heavenly Father had sent Him to do.
3. On Sunday Jesus’ resurrection demonstrated that Satan had not defeated Him, but instead Jesus had won the Victory over Satan as well as Sin, Death and the Grave.
4. On Sunday, when Jesus appeared to His Disciples their faith was strengthened and they would never be the same again. On Friday they were afraid of their own shadows, but on Sunday their faith made them strong and courageous.
5. On Sunday, The Light of the World dispelled the Darkness that had covered the Land since Friday, giving His disciples a renewed since of hope and purpose.

It’s Friday for Some of you here this morning because like the Disciples you have recently lost someone you love and you are overcome with grief.
It’s Friday for Some of you here this morning because you feel abandoned by God. You feel like He’s forgotten your name and your needs.
It’s Friday for Some of you here today because like the Disciples you are discouraged and are plagued with a since of hopelessness

If that’s how you feel this morning, then I’ve got good news for you ………… “It may be Friday but Sunday’s coming!”

DO RE ME Update:
121 students from 5 states and 39 different Churches have been blessed at The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy for the past nine day’s and nights. God’s Sweet Spirit has stirred the sinners and revived everyone of us. Two have testified of salvation! Thank You Jesus!!God is so Good!! My thanks to my Church for your prayers and support. LET US SING!
With Love, Poppa Key


 

(6-12-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy began this Past Friday, June 10, with a 15th Anniversary Birthday party at the River Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee. Closing singing will be held on Saturday, June 18.

Ladies Prayer Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 25, with breakfast beginning at 8:30AM – lesson at 9:00AM.
See Ruth Green for more information.

Vacation Bible School:
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon
Journey to the Promised Land
See Ruth Green for details.

Youth Group message from Dillon, Adam & Bonnie:
Since the 19th is Father’s Day, we are changing the date for our next Youth Meeting to Sunday, June 26th. Thanks.

Next Sunday is Father’s Day, Fathers Give yourself a gift, Come to Church
And feel the Holy Spirit guide you the rest of this year

Birthdays and Anniversaries
Anniversary 14th Chris & Diane Parmley
Birthdays 14th Tanner Raymer
17th Sam Vance

Please remember the following in prayer –
The family of Bro. Russell Dunn, Brother Lanny Jenkins Mother,
Margie Perry (Debbie Cox Sister), Linda Naff, Donna Storms, The Family of Bro Kent Parsons, Pat Smith’s Son in ICU, Sister Lowry’s Mother and Father (But most of all the LOST, let’s get burdened for them)

Special Prayer request for Three Springs Baptist Church as they search for a new Pastor, Pray for their unity and for Spiritual leadership and the protecting hand of God.

A PASTOR’S DREAM OF HIS OWN WORSHIP SERVICE

The story is told of a pastor of a large church who had a dream one night that really opened his eyes. He dreamed that he could see his own church worship service on Sunday morning. But there was something very strange happening.

The choir was singing. The mouths of the choir members were open……but no sound was heard. The people in the congregation were singing. But there was nothing from their mouths, either. The preacher himself got up to preach his typical Sunday sermon. He opened his mouth to preach…..but nothing came out.

There was absolutely no sound at all in the entire worship center.
Then, the pastor saw a little girl up in the balcony and heard her little voice singing, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.”

The pastor was confused and suddenly woke up.
“Lord, what was I dreaming? It doesn’t make sense to me.” He asked.

The Lord spoke to his heart and said, “Pastor, you just saw a picture of what I see in your ministry and in your church every Sunday morning. People are singing and you are preaching…….but I hear nothing. Your heart is not focused on me. You are focused on yourself. The only one I heard in your church last Sunday was the little girl in the balcony who matters to very few people in your church. But she matters to me……because she came to church today with the right motive: to love me with all of her heart!”

If you have information for publication in the bulletin for next week, please email to Pauline or Stuart Spicer by Thursday evening Stuart_Spicer@yahoo.com.


 

(6-5-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Please remember in prayer – The family of Bro. Russell Dunn

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy begins this Friday, June 10, with a 15th Anniversary Birthday party at the River Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee. Everyone is invited to come enjoy all the fun activities and the wonderful gospel music! Closing singing will be held on Saturday, June 18.

Ladies Prayer Breakfast will be held Saturday, June 25, with breakfast beginning at 8:30AM – lesson at 9:00AM. See Ruth Green for more information.

Joyful Hearts: Friday, June 10, we’re taking a cruise on the Cumberland River. We’ll meet at church at 9:45 a.m. A box lunch will be served on the cruise. Today is the last day for reservations. Sign-up sheet and details are in the foyer.

Vacation Bible School-July 13-15, 9AM-Noon-Journey to the Promised Land See Ruth Green for details.

Youth Group message from Dillon, Adam & Bonnie – Since the 19th is Fathers Day, we are changing the date for our next Youth Meeting to Sunday, June 26th. Thanks.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS
6th Hope Dillard 7th Garrett Vance
8th Anna Grace Dillard 9th Terry Vernon

Happy Anniversary to Steve & Tammy Raymer on June 7.

Is God Dancing on your Chips?

The frazzled housewife had had “one of those days! Company was arriving in a couple days, and the toilet was clogged. A trainee teller at the bank processed her deposit and had to start over three times. The lines at the supermarket where she had stopped to pick up a few things were serpentine. By the time she got home, she was frazzled and sweaty and in a hurry to get something on the table for dinner. She decided on a menu that promised to be foolproof–hot dogs and potato chips. Retrieving a brand new bag of chips from the cupboard, she grabbed the cellophane and gave a hearty pull. With a loud pop, the cellophane suddenly gave way, ripping wide from top to bottom. Chips flew sky high. She was left holding the bag, and it was empty! This was the final straw. She let out a blood curdling scream, “I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!” Her husband, hearing the unorthodox cry for help, came running to the kitchen where he surveyed the damage: one quivering wife standing ankle deep in potato chips. He did the most helpful thing he could think of at the moment. He took a flying leap, landed flat-footed in the pile of chips and began to stomp and dance and twirl, grinding those chips into the linoleum in the process! She stared. She fumed, but eventually, she had to laugh also. Finally, she decided to join him, taking a leap onto the chips and dancing. Her husband’s response wasn’t the one she was looking for, but the truth is, it was exactly what she needed. She didn’t need a cleanup crew as much as she needed an attitude adjustment, and the laughter from that silly moment provided just that.

So now, here’s a question for you. Has God ever stomped on your chips? Have there been times when you’ve gotten yourself into frustrating situations and cried out for help, all the while hoping God would show up with a celestial broom and clean up the mess? What often happens instead is that God dances on our chips, answering our prayer in a completely different manner than we expected, but in the manner that is best for us after all. Sometimes we have to wait weeks or months before we begin to understand how and why God answered a particular prayer the way He did. Do you trust Him? Even when He’s answering your prayers in a way that is completely different from your expectations? Even when He’s dancing and stomping instead of sweeping and mopping? Can we let His joy adjust our attitude? Can we finally realize that He really does know what He’s doing, and He loves us unconditionally? We can trust God — even when the chips are down!

Pauline & Stuart Spicer will be doing the bulletin for the next two weeks. Please e-mail info to pspicer62@yahoo.com or stuart_spicer@yahoo.com by Thursday evening.


 

(5-29-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

We welcome our newest members to the Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church family: Gerry & Rebecca Sutton, who joined last Sunday.

PRAYER REQUESTS
† Russell Dunn – had surgery for a brain tumor
† Mr. & Mrs. Jim Riddle – lost their daughter last week.
Bro Riddle had just buried his mother in April.
† John Righthouse – had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
He is now home and feeling better.

Coming Soon . . .

Sat, June 4, 7: 00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, June 10-18,2016 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy
Sat, June 25, 8:30A – Ladies Prayer Breakfast
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon – VBS– Journey to the Promised Land

“Sympathy is two hearts tugging at the same load.”Galatians 6:2: Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day and observed every year on the last Monday of May, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. After The American Civil War in 1868, the day was designated for the purpose of strewing flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country. Not to be confused with Veterans Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who DIED in service, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of ALL U.S. military veterans, living or dead. President Ronald Reagan defined Memorial Day as “. . . the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in our cemeteries.” To all military veterans with us today, we say, THANK YOU.

“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. How much will you be missed?” Peter Marshall Philippians 1:20-21
20) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. 21) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Happy Birthday
May 31st – Natalie Hollandsworth
June 2nd – Lynn Reynolds

Happy Anniversary
May 29th Jeff & Donna Sanford
June 2nd Tim & Mona Weatherington

If we do not have your birthday and anniversary information, please complete a Directory Update Sheet, located on the foyer table, and return to Shirley Dillard. Everyone enjoys reading in the bulletin about upcoming birthdays or anniversaries.

If you have information for the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


 

(5-22-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Please remember the following in Prayer. Each person has a special need for God’s intervention:

Russell Dunn – surgery for a brain tumor
Melissa Cooke’s cousin – blood clots
Hudy Hill – health issues

Coming Soon . . .

Mon, May 23, 6:00PM – VBS Planning Meeting
Sun, May 29, 2:00PM – Sunnington Senior’s Service
Sat, June 4, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, June 25, 8:30AM – Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Fri, June 10-18, 2016 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon – VBS Journey to the Promised Land

Happy Birthday to Heather Dillard on May 23

Don’t forget the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, teaching shape note church music, begins Friday, June 10-18, 2016. There are lots of special events occurring during the week. On Saturday, June 11, a special 15th birthday party will be held at the Retreat. For a wonderful week of Christian fellowship and education, come join the students of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy. You’ll be glad you did! Visit the website at doremigospelmusicacademy.com, or see Key Dillard for more details.

Notice from Dwight Faircloth: Dear Church Family, On behalf of the Capital Campaign committee, I want to thank the church for having faith to approve moving ahead with the new addition to our building. God will honor our efforts to advance the kingdom through this addition. It takes faith to take on a project like this. The church voted that all fifth Sunday offerings go toward the building fund for this project. Next Sunday, May 29, is a fifth Sunday, and I would ask you to pray about what God would have you give over and above your tithe. Now is the time the funds we have collected will be required to get this project moving forward. Let’s make this the best fifth Sunday offering we have ever given! Let us continue to work together, and may I give you a big thank you for your loving attitude and support. Dwight Faircloth, Capital Committee member

CRACKED POTS

Having no running water in her home, an elderly Chinese woman used two large pots hung on the ends of a pole she carried across her neck to collect water for her family’s use. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years she walked this path daily, bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and was miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, the pot spoke to the woman one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.” The old woman smiled and said, “That’s ok. Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.”

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. So, to all our crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

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(5-15-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in the foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests:
Donna Housch’s mother
Annette West’s brother
Taylor Holland’s friend
Melissa Cook’s father
Russell Key’s mother
Penny Brockett, David Armistead, Webb Maddox

COMING EVENTS. . . .
Sun. May 15 – Staff and Business Mtgs. (resched. from May 8)
Sun, May 15, 2:00PM – Sunnington Senior’s Service
Wed, May 18, 6:30PM – Bible Study (Fellowship Meal at 5:30PM)
Sat. May 21, 6:30PM – Youth Cookout (Dillon’s Parent’s House)
Sat, May 28, 8:30AM – Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Sun, May 29, 2:00PM – Sunnington Senior’s Service
Sat, June 4, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, June 10-18, 2016 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon – VBS – Journey to the Promised Land

Happy Birthday:
Barbara Chandler May 17
Mitzi Tuck May 18

Happy Anniversary:
Martin and Beth Griewahn May 16
Douglas and Heather Wright May 16

The family of Key and Shirley Dillard invite you to celebrate their 50th Anniversary at a reception in their honor on Saturday June 25th from 2:00-4:00 at the Do Re Mi River Retreat in Hartsville, TN. If you would like to send a card, memory, or picture you can mail it to Anna Grace Dillard at 1127 Bella Vida Place, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 or 50keyshirley@gmail.com.

God’s
Riches
At
Christ’s
Expense

Vacation Bible School -The Journey to the Promise Land – July 13-15th from 9AM-12 Noon. Many opportunities for volunteers. See Ruth Green for additional information.

Our Men’s Fellowship discussed expanding its activity beyond a monthly prayer breakfast to include projects serving those in need. If you know of a need that our men may be able to consider, please share your idea with one of our deacons.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


(5-8-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in the foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests:
Donna Housch’s mother
Annette West’s brother
Taylor Holland’s friend
Melissa Cook’s father
Russell Key’s mother
Penny Brockett, David Armistead, Webb Maddox

COMING EVENTS. . . .
Wed, May 11, 6:30PM – Bible Study (Fellowship Meal at 5:30PM)
Thurs. May 12, 6PM – VBS Planning Session, Fellowship Hall
Fri. May 13, 11am – Joyful Hearts (Age 55+), Fellowship Hall
Sun. May 15 – Staff and Business Mtgs. (resched. from May 8)
Sat. May 21, 6:30PM – Youth Cookout (Dillon’s Parent’s House)
Sat, May 28, 8:30AM – Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Sat, June 4, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, June 10-18, 2016 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon – VBS – Journey to the Promised Land

Happy Birthday:
Fabian Story May 9
Tongia Key May 12

Happy Anniversary:
Pastor Kenneth and Judy Massey May 10

Vacation Bible School -The Journey to the Promise Land – July 13-15th from 9AM-12 Noon. Many opportunities for volunteers. See Ruth Green for additional information.

The building committee wishes to thank those who attended and cordially contributed to Thursday night’s meeting on the new addition to the church. Dwight Faircloth

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to cparmley@bellsouth.net


 

(5-1-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

VISITORS WELCOME to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Points to ponder: BE HAPPY! Take time to laugh. It is the music of the soul. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

Prayer Requests:
Donna Housch’s mother
Annette West’s brother
Taylor Holland’s friend
Melissa Cooke’s Father
Russell Key’s mother

Vacation Bible School -The Journey to the Promise Land
July 13-15, 9AM-12 Noon. Many opportunities for
volunteers. SeeRuth Green for additional information.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet next Saturday, May 7. This meeting will be held at the Church. Stuart Spicer will be providing breakfast, and some possible changes will be discussed. Please invite others who may be missing out.

The Ladies May Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, May 28. Breakfast will begin at 8:30AM, with study at 9:00AM. All ladies are encouraged to come and enjoy wonderful Christian fellowship to start your weekend.
Happy May Birthday
1st Jack Albertson
2nd Kendra Miller
3rd Tim Stormes
5th Addison Tuck
5th Joey Tuck
6th Daniel Housch
7th Jim Holland

Message from Barbara Faicloth: Joyful Hearts (age 55+) will meet Friday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Additional info. in the foyer

If you worry about what might be and wonder about what might have been, you will miss out on what is. Matthew 6:33-34 (34) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (33) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Don’t forget, the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy will be held Friday, June 10-18, 2016. The Academy operates for the honor and glory of God. Passed on to the present generation from their forefathers, the shape note method of music reading is used. Utilizing the theme, “Doing our best for God,” the purpose of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy is to educate, preserve and promote the rich heritage of shape-note-gospel music, The mission is to teach students of all ages to sing God’s music and to play various instruments to the best of their ability. Private lessons are available to assist the beginning musician as well as improve the performance of the most advanced musician. For a wonderful week of Christian fellowship and education, come join the students of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy. You’ll be glad you did! visit the website at doremigospelmusicacademy.com, or see Key Dillard for more details.

Message from Bonnie Cox: Mark your calendars for Saturday May 21st. We will be having the youth cookout at 630pm at Dillon’s parents house.

Diane Parmley will be printing the bulletin for the next two weeks. If you have information to be published, please e-mail to cparmley@bellsouth.net by Thursday evening.


 

(4-24-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests
Many ladies at the Ladies Conference requested prayer for their lost family members.
Barbara Davenport has a broken foot.
Georgia Luna has a broken hip.
Lanny Jenkins had knee replacement.
Geraldine Carter had a fall.
Jim Riddle lost his mother this week
Mark Vance, Sam’s brother, had a heart attack

A great week of music training starts tonight at 5PM here at the church. Bob Bradley and Seth Gregory will begin a five-night music school. After tonight, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night classes will begin at 6:00PM each night. Wednesday night will be our regular Bible Study night. Closing will be held Saturday night, April 30, at our Redback Hymnal singing. See Key Dillard for more information.

Red Back Hymnal Singing – Saturday, April 30, 6:00 PM. Lots of visitors coming. See Brad Taylor for more information.

Vacation Bible School -The Journey to the Promise Land – July 13-15th 9AM-12 Noon. Many opportunities for volunteers. See Ruth Green for additional information.

Hospitality message: All ladies of the church are asked to please bring snacks April 30th for refreshment time after the Red Back Hymnal Singing. See Robin Dillard for more information.

Message from Stuart Spicer: Men’s Prayer Breakfast May 7th meeting will be held at church. I will be providing breakfast, and we will be discussing some possible changes. Hope to see each of you. Please invite others who may be missing out.

The Youth Group will be having a car wash here at the church on Saturday, April 30, from 9AM-1:00PM. All members – come and get your car cleaned that day.

Message from Bonnie Cox. Attention all members: The youth group has decided to try and put together a church cookbook as one of their fundraisers. We are asking all of you to help us by sending in some of your most favorite of all time recipes. We will take recipes from the easiest ones to those that take us back to grandma’s house. We will put your name along with your recipe. Also, if you would like to add a special comment with your recipe, we will add
that also. If you have recipes to share, please email them to
Bonnie Cox at coxb0411@gmail.com.

COMING EVENTS . . . .
Sun, April 24, 5:00PM – Music School – See Key Dillard
M-Tue, Apr 25-26, 6:00PM – Music School Classes w/ Bob Bradley & Seth Gregory
Wed, Apr 27, 6:30PM – Bible Study (Fellowship Meal at 5:30PM)
Thur-Fri, Apr 28-29 – Music School Classes – See Key Dillard
Sat, Apr 30,9:00AM – Car Wash until 1:00PM – See Youth Group
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Sat, May 7, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 28, 8:30AM – Ladies Prayer Breakfast
Sat, June 4, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, June 10-18,2016 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon – Vacation Bible School – Journey to the Promised Land

Do Re Mi needs your help: Male Dorm Counselors are needed for Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, June 10-18. If you are available, see Key Dillard.

Also, “Bounce Houses” are needed for the 15th Birthday Party for Do Re Mi that will be held during this year’s session. If you know of any who has a bounce house, please notify Heather Dillard.

Happy Birthday to Suzanne Crews April 26.

Invitation from the Clemons Family: Come celebrate Dillon’s graduation, Saturday, May 7, anytime between 2:00-4:00 PM at 3006 Ryan Hill Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167. RSVP 615-642-2533 or clemons.cindy@gmail.com


 

(4-17-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests This Week
Geraldine Carter
Georgia Luna, Donna Sanford’s mother, has a broken hip
Bob Harville, Shirley Dillard’s cousin, on a ventilator and unresponsive

Don’t miss Bible Study beginning at 6:30PM Wednesday each week. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the fellowship hall. Everyone welcome!

Ladies Bible Study will meet this coming Saturday, April 23, beginning with breakfast at 8:30AM and a study of The Sermon on the Mount from 9-10AM. All ladies are encouraged to come.

Our singing school is coming soon! PLAN NOW TO ATTEND, and explore your talents for the Joy of God’s music! Learn for the Glory of God! Beginning Sunday, April 24, Bob Bradley and Seth Gregory will be teaching a Music School here at the church. Sunday night begins at 5PM. All other nights will start at 6PM. Our regular Bible Study will meet on Wednesday evening. The music school’s closing will be held Saturday, April 30, at our Redback Hymnal singing. Invite all your gospel-music-loving friends to the school and for the Redback Hymnal Singing on Saturday. There will be lots of visitors and wonderful gospel music. Then, next week on Saturday evening, April 23, 6:00 PM, Gold City Quartet will be singing here at the church. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken at the concert. For more information contact our music director, Key Dillard.

The Jubilee will be meeting in Camden, Tennessee, at Crossroads Baptist Church on April 22, beginning at 7PM. Everyone is invited. See Bro. Kenneth Massey for more details.

Vacation Bible School -The Journey to the Promise Land –
July 13-15th from 9AM-12 Noon. Many opportunities for
volunteers. See Ruth Green for additional information.

Youth Group will be having a car wash here at
the church on Saturday, April 30, from 9AM-1:00PM. All
members are invited to come and get your car cleaned that day.

Happy April Birthday Happy Anniversary
20th Joey Wilburn 20th Russell & Tongia Key
21st Isabella (Izzy) Fiore 20th Dwight & Barbara Faircloth
21st Jordan & Evan Sanders
22nd Kameren Hearnsburger

If we do not have birthday and anniversary dates for you and your family, PLEASE complete a Church Directory update sheet (located on the hall table) and return to Shirley Dillard or return to the box, and we will add you to our list. Everyone enjoys seeing who is celebrating a special occasion.

HELP NEEDED: Male Dorm Counsels are needed for Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, June 10-18. If you are available, See Key Dillard.

Mark your calendar for these coming events . . .

Fri, Apr 22, 7:00PM – Jubilee – Crossroads Baptist Church, Camden, TN
Sat, April 23, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study, Breakfast/Study begins 9AM
Sat, April 23, 6:00PM – Gold City Quartet Concert – See Key Dillard
Sun, April 24, 5:00PM – Music School – See Key Dillard
M-Tue, Apr 25-26, 6:00PM – Music School Classes w/ Bob Bradley & Seth Gregory
Wed, Apr 27, 6:30PM – Bible Study (Fellowship Meal at 5:30PM)
Thur-Fri, Apr 28-29 – Music School Classes – See Key Dillard
Sat, Apr 30,9:00AM – Car Wash until 1:00PM – See Youth Group
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10-18,2016 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard
July 13-15, 9AM-Noon – Vacation Bible School – Journey to the Promised Land


 

(4-10-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

We give a special welcome to our newest member, Theda Cherry. We are happy to officially welcome you to our church family.

Bible Study continues in Luke 10:6 at 6:30 PM Wednesday night. A Fellowship meal will be served at 5:30 PM. Everyone welcome.

► Wanda Winn, friend of Sonny Naff
► Bob Harville, Shirley Dillard’s cousin
► Sara Miller’s co-worker
► Lanny Jenkins, recovering from knee surgery
► Rebecca Vanderpool, having heart problems
► Cleon Hearon, Annette West’s brother, having health problems
► Family of Melissa Cooke’s friend Jamie, who passed away this week
► Condolences go to our church member Lee Ann Davis Smith, who buried her mother this week, and to the family of church member Evelyn McCormick who passed away this week.

Gosepl Music Lovers . . . prepare for a great week of music training during the last week of April with Bob Bradley and Seth Gregory (piano). Beginning at 5:00PM Sunday, April 24, classes will be held each night during the week EXCEPT Wednesday night, which will be Bible

Study. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday night classes begin at 6:00PM. Closing will be held Saturday night, April 30, at our Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6:00 PM. Lots of visitors coming.
Don’t miss it!!

Everyone is invited to attend the Jubilee that will meet in Camden, Tennessee, at Crossroads Baptist Church on April 22, beginning at 7:00 PM. See Bro. Kenneth Massey for more details.

HELP NEEDED: Male Dorm Counsels are needed for Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, June 10-18. If you are available, See Key Dillard.

Happy Anniversary Terry & Shirley Vernon – April 16th
Happy Birthday
11th Bonnie Cox – Geraldine Carter – Dan Daniels
12th Maggie O’Brien – Jesse Miller
13th Kris Dillard
13th Grace Jones – MacKenzie Sharnhorst
14th Shirley Vernon
16th Megan Jennings – Zadie McClanahan

Mark your calendar for these coming events . . .

Fri, Apr 15, 6:30PM – Baptist Ladies Dinner & Fellowship, Do Re Mi
River Retreat, Hartsville, TN
Sat, April 16, 9:00AM – Baptist Ladies Conference – See Cindy Clemons
Fri, Apr 22, 7:00PM – Jubilee – Crossroads Baptist Church, Camden, TN
Sat, April 23, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study, Breakfast/Study begins 9:00AM
Sun, April 24, 5:00PM – Music Training Classes – See Key Dillard
M-Tue, Apr 25-26, 6:00PM – Music Training Classes w/ Bob Bradley & Seth Gregory
Wed, Apr 27, 6:30PM – Bible Study (Fellowship Meal at 5:30 PM)
Thur-Fri, Apr 28-29 – Music Training Classes – See Key Dillard
Sat, Apr 30,9:00AM – Car Wash until 1:00PM – See Youth Group
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard

Youth Group will be having a car wash here at the church
on Saturday, April 30, from 9AM to 1PM. All members are
invited to come and get your car cleaned that day.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


 

(4-3-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad to have you with us for worship service today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Today the church will be observing the Lord’s Supper.

Joyful Hearts, a ministry for age 55-and-up, will be going to Ardmore, Alabama to eat lunch at Mildred’s Restaurant this coming Friday. Reservations are required. See Barbara Faircloth for more information.

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group holds their regular monthly meetings the first Saturday of each month 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). See Stuart Spicer for more information.

Ladies Bible Study Group meets the fourth Saturday of each month here in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast is at 8:30AM, with Bible study beginning at 9:00AM

Prayer Requests This Week
Shirley Parsley
Lanny Jenkins

The Red Back Hymnal Singing will be held here at the church on Saturday, April 30, at 6:00 PM. See Brad Taylor for more information.

Points to ponder: BE HAPPY! Take time to laugh. It is the music of the soul. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

All gospel music lovers, remember the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy will be held June 10 – June 18, 2016.

Happy Birthday to . . .

4th – Briana Cox & Julie O’Brien
7th – Autumn Loving & Mary Grace Vantrease
9th – Abi Lyn Teter

This first annual Southern Ladies Missionary Baptist Fellowship will begin Friday, April 15, at 6:30 PM with fellowship and dinner at the Do Re Mi River Retreat, 275 Cedar Bluff Road, Hartsville, TN. It will resume with breakfast and fellowship at 7:30AM, Saturday, April 16. The conference will begin at 9AM. For more information – Cindy Clemons at 615-642-2533

SECRET SISTERS: Just a reminder to let your Secret Sister know you are praying for her or just thinking of her. If you have questions about Secret Sisters, contact Pauline Spicer.

Wed, Apr 6, 6:30PM – Bible Study/Fellowship Meal at 5:30PM
Fri, April 8, 9:30AM – Joyful Hearts lunch trip – Reservations required
Fri, Apr 15, 6:30PM – Baptist Ladies Dinner & Fellowship, Do Re Mi
River Retreat, Hartsville, TN
Sat, April 16, 9:00AM – Baptist Ladies Conference – See Cindy Clemons
(615-642-2533)
Sat, April 23, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study, Breakfast/Study begins 9:00AM
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard

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(3-27-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church on this beautiful Easter morning. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

There will be a meeting in the fellowship hall tomorrow night (Monday, March 28) for members input on the new Building Expansion Project the church is undertaking. Meeting will begin at 6:30PM. See Adam Cox for more information.

The MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST Group will hold their regular monthly meeting next Saturday at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). See Stuart Spicer for more information.

Everyone is invited to attend WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY, beginning at 6:30PM each week. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM prior to Bible Study. Come, enjoy good food, fellowship and feast on God’s word. You’ll be glad you did!

PRAYER REQUESTS
Shirley Parsley- recovering from surgery

JOYFUL HEARTS (age 55+) will be going on a lunch trip on Friday, April 8. Additional information is available in the lobby or see Barbara Faircloth. Reservations are required.

The third annual RED BACK HYMNAL SINGING will be held here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church on April 30, 2016, beginning at 6PM. See Brad Taylor for more information.

Happy Birthday
March 27 Chris Parmley
March 29 Donna Sanford
March 29 Pauline Spicer
March 29 Gerry Sutton
April 2 Donna Stormes

The YOUTH BONFIRE, with s’mores and games, has been changed to Friday, April 1, 7PM at the church. Please plan to attend and bring your friends. For more info see Bonnie or Adam Cox or Dillon Clemons.

Events Coming to Murfreesboro Baptist Church

Mon, Mar 28, 6:30PM – Members Input meeting on church building
project – See Adam Cox
Wed, Mar 30, 6:30PM – Bible Study/Fellowship Meal begins 5:30PM
Fri, Apr 1, 7:00PM – Youth Bonfire
Sat, Apr 2, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Shoney’s Restaurant See
Stuart Spicer
Sun, April 3, 10:30AM – Lord’s Supper
Fri, April 8, 9:30AM – Joyful Hearts lunch trip – Reservations required
Fri, Apr 15, 6:30PM – Baptist Ladies Dinner & Fellowship, Do Re Mi
River Retreat, Hartsville, TN
Sat, April 16, 9:00AM – Baptist Ladies Conference – See Cindy Clemons
(615-642-2533)
Sat, April 23, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study, Breakfast/Study begins 9:00AM
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard

If you have information for bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


 

(3-20-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Today is Palm Sunday, and it is also “FRIENDS DAY.” Thank you to those who brought a friend to church today. We give you a special welcome, and invite you to stay and enjoy lunch in the fellowship hall immediately following worship service. Nursery facilities are available if you need child care during the worship service.

On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem the week before his death and resurrection. Jesus traveled to Jerusalem knowing
that this journey would end in his sacrificial
death on the cross for the sins of all mankind. As he rode a donkey into the city, a large crowd of
people shouted Hosanna as they spread their cloaks on the road. Others
cut branches from the palm trees and spread them on the road and
ground before him as a sign of his kingship. The shouts of “Hosanna” meant
“save now,” and the palm branches symbolized goodness and victory. (Matthew 21:8).

Ladies Bible Study group will meet this coming Saturday (March 26) here in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast is at 8:30AM, with Bible study beginning at 9:00AM. Come share God’s word, along with good food and fellowship. See Ruth Green for more information.

A church wide meeting will take place in the fellowship hall Monday, March 21st @ 6:30PM to discuss and show the new addition to the fellowship hall. Adam Cox and a gentleman from a construction company will be there to answer questions. This should be a very informative meeting. All are invited. Thanks, Dwight Faircloth

Prayer Requests This Week
Robin Dillard’s mother, Shirley Parsley – had surgery this week
Lynn Harris, Mrs. Louise Otto’s daughter – in Vanderbilt Hospital
Evelyn McCormick – hospitalized with congestive heart failure
Lynn Reynold’s nephew, Lee Ponder – has had several surgeries in the past few months

The Church has voted to have a five-night singing school during the month of April. Enclosed is a calendar of the month of April. Please mark which dates would be best for you and your family to attend, and return form to Key Dillard. Thanks for your help.

Coming Events at Murfreesboro Baptist Church

Sun, Mar 20, 2:00PM – Sam Vance preaches at Sunnington Assisted Living
Mon, Mar 21, 6:00PM – All members meeting for suggestions and input
into new building addition to be added to church
Sat, Mar 26, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – Breakfast
8:30/Bible Study 9:00 AM – See Ruth Green
Sat, Mar 26, 6:00PM – Youth Night Bonfire at Church – See Bonnie Cox
Sun, Mar 27 – Easter Sunday
Sat, Apr 2, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Shoney’s Restaurant
See Stuart Spicer
Sun, April 3 – Lord’s Supper
Fri, April 15, 11:00AM – Joyful Hearts meeting in Fellowship Hall
Fri, Apr 15, 6:30PM – Baptist Ladies Dinner & Fellowship, Do Re Mi River
Retreat, Hartsville, TN
Sat, April 16, 9:00AM – Baptist Ladies Conference – See Cindy Clemons
(615-642-2533)
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard

Bro. Sam Vance invites everyone to Sunnington Assisted Living today as he holds service for the residents at 2:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday to Charlcie Walkoff on March 22
Lily Kate Wilburn on March 22nd
Mitzi Sanders on March 24th.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


 

(3-13-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children (directional signs in foyer). Everyone is invited to come next Sunday for FRIENDS DAY here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church. Bring a friend to church with you.

Please remember Mitzi Sanders and her family in your prayers. Her father, Shelby Brown, was buried this week. Also needing prayer is Evelyn McCormick, who is in the hospital suffering with congestive heart failure. Mrs. Otto’s daughter, Lynn Harris, is in Vanderbilt Hospital with pneumonia and other health problems.

Ladies Bible Study group meets the fourth Saturday of each month (March 26) here in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast is at 8:30AM, with Bible study beginning at 9:00AM. Come share God’s word, along with good food and fellowship. See Ruth Green for more information.

Lilies, having long been associated with Christianity, are a symbol of purity and grace. The lily serves as a joyful reminder for Christians of the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection and the promise of eternal life.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com

The Church has voted to have a five-night singing school during the month of April. Enclosed in this week’s bulletin is a calendar of the month of April. Please mark which dates would be best for you and your family to attend, and return form to Key Dillard. Thanks for your help.

Coming Events at Murfreesboro Baptist Church

Sun, Mar 20, 10:30 AM – Friends Day Worship Service
Sun, Mar 20, 2:00PM – Sam Vance preaches at Sunnington Assisted Living
Sat, Mar 26, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – Breakfast
8:30/Bible Study 9:00 AM – See Ruth Green
Sat, Mar 26, 6:00PM – Youth Night Bonfire at Church – See Bonnie Cox
Sun, Mar 27 – Easter Sunday
Sat, Apr 2, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Shoney’s Restaurant
See Stuart Spicer
Fri, Apr 15, 6:30PM – Baptist Ladies Fellowship & Dinner, Do Re Mi River
Retreat, Hartsville, TN
Sat, April 16, 9:00AM – Baptist Ladies Conference – See Cindy Clemons
(615-642-2533)
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – Key Dillard

Happy March Birthdays
13 Sonny Naff
15 Rowan Taylor
16 Taylor Holland Walker
17 Robin Dillard
18 Dwight Faircloth

Happy Anniversary March 14 Jim & Laura Holland
March 16 Ricky & Mitzi Sanders

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain. He was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the most well known legend in Irish culture is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.


 

(3-6-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you chose to worship with us today. If you need child care, two nurseries are available during our 10:30 AM worship service. Signs in the foyer show directions to the age- appropriate room for your child, or ask any member for directions.

Prayer Requests This Week:
Justin Patton’s two co-workers who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Bob Harville, Shirley Dillard’s cousin

Message from Barbara Faircloth:
JOYFUL HEARTS HAT DAY
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 11th
WHERE: Fellowship Hall
LUNCH: Provided by Bro. Ken & Judy Massey
Please wear a hat or cap of any kind (nice, ugly, funny, old, new, creative) and join in the fun of our age-55-and-up group.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY
Don’t be late for Sunday School!

The Ladies Bible Study meets the fourth Saturday of each month here in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast is at 8:30AM, with Bible study beginning at 9:00AM. See Ruth Green for more information.

Don’t let anyone use your ear as a garbage can for gossip! James 3:5 “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”

Calendar of Coming Events
Fri, Mar 11, 11:00AM – Joyful Hearts Meeting – Fellowship Hall – For info
See Barbara Faircloth
Sun, Mar 13 – Daylight Savings Time begins
Sun, Mar 20 (Palm Sun) – Friends Day – 10:30AM Worship Service
Sun, Mar 20, 2:00PM – Sam Vance preaches at Sunnington Assisted Living
Sat, Mar 26, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – Breakfast
8:30/Bible Study 9:00 AM – See Ruth Green
Sat, Mar 26, 6:00PM – Youth Night Bonfire at Church – See Bonnie Cox
Sun, Mar 27 – Easter Sunday
Sat, Apr 2, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Shoney’s Restaurant –
See Stuart Spicer
Fri-Sat, April 15-16 – Baptist Ladies Weekend at Do Re Mi River Retreat
(overnight accommodations & childcare available)
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – See Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – See Key Dillard

Practice the presence of God – “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. . . .” James 4:8

Happy Birthday to . . .
Sadie Dillard – 6th
Andy Downs – 9th
Zoey Griewahn – 12th

Happy Anniversary Spencer & Taylor Walker – March 9.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


 

(2-28-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

We are glad you are here to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer.

Prayer Requests This Week
Lee Ponder, Lynn Reynolds nephew having surgery

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meeting next Saturday at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). See Stuart Spicer for more information.

The third annual Red Back Hymnal SinginG will be held here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church on April 30, 2016, beginning at 6PM. See Brad Taylor for more information.

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind—-Let it be SOMETHING GOOD!!

ATTENTION!!! Members and visitors age 55 and up—–you’re
missing a blessing if you miss the meetings of
JOYful HEARTS here at the church at 11:00 AM
on the 2nd Friday of each month. Lots
of fun, food, laughs, and surprises galore!
The only requirement is to show up with a joyful heart!

happy BirthdaY
Feb 25 Jessica Saad March 1 Jerry Cox
Feb 29 Key Dillard March 1 Wyatt Cox
March 2 Terry Vernon III March 1 Bethany Cox
March 3 Kelly Fiore March 3 Nathan Righthouse

When you carry the Bible, Satan gets a headache. When you open it, he collapses. When he sees you reading it, he faints. When he sees that you are living what you read, he flees.

Calendar of Coming Events
Sat, Mar 5, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast-Shoney’s Restaurant on
Shelbyville Hwy – See Stuart Spicer
Fri, Mar 11, 11:00AM – Joyful Hearts Meeting – Fellowship Hall – See
Barbara Faircloth
Sun, Mar 20 – Friends Sunday – Regular Worship Service
Sun, Mar 20, 2:00 PM – Bro. Sam Vance preaches at Sunnington Assisted Living
Sat, Mar 26, 8:30AM – Ladies Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – Breakfast
8:30/Bible Study 9:00 AM – See Ruth Green
Sat, Mar 26, 6:00PM – Youth Night Bonfire at Church – See Bonnie Cox
Sat, Apr 2, 7:00AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Shoney’s Restaurant
Fri-Sat, April 15-16 – Baptist Ladies Weekend at Do Re Mi River Retreat
(overnight accommodations & childcare available)
Sat, Apr 30, 6:00PM – Red Back Hymnal Singing – Brad Taylor
Fri, June 10 to June 18 – Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy – See Key Dillard

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com


 

(2-21-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday Night Bible StudY begins at 6:30 PM. Prior to Bible Study, a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM. Cost is $5 for each adult plate and $3 for each child’s plate.

Ladies meet the fourth Saturday of each month here in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast is at 8:30AM, with Bible study beginning at 9:00AM. Ruth Green is the group’s leader.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group holds regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month, 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

FRIENDS Day is coming March 20th.
Plan now to invite your friends to
Come to church with you on this
Special Sunday.

The third annual Red Back Hymnal Singing will be held here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church on April 30, 2016, beginning at 6PM. See Brad Taylor for more information

Prayer Requests This WEEK

Randal Barnette asks prayer for his family as they bury his brother, Tom Barnette, today. Also, Don Granstaff passed away this week.Don is the son of Mrs. Hazel Granstaff who attended our church so faithfully for many years, prior to her final illness and death. He is also the brother of Virginia Clark, a friend of the church who attends our Ladies Bible Study each month. Please keep this family in your prayers.

SOUTHERN LADIES MISSIONARY BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP – The God With Us Women’s Fellowship group will host the first annual Southern Ladies MB Fellowship on Friday evening, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th, 2016, at the Do Re Mi River Retreat in Hartsville, TN. Overnight accommodations are available in the dorms. For more information contact Cindy Clemons at 615-642-2533. All women are invited to attend. Free childcare will be provided for those pre-registered.

JOYFUL HEARTS organized by Dwight and Barbara Faircloth, is a new ministry for age 55-and-up. Meetings will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month here at the church. Just show up with a Joyful Heart!!

Happy BirthdaY Priscilla Vance on February 26th

If we don’t have your birth date, please complete a “Directory Update Sheet” found in the box on the foyer table and return to Shirley Dillard. We love wishing all our church family happy birthday and happy anniversary. Please help us complete our list. Thanks!!


 

(2-14-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday Night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. Prior to Bible Study, a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM. Cost is $5 for each adult plate and $3 for each child’s plate.

Prayer Requests This Week
Lee Ponder, Lynn Reynolds nephew
Bob Harville, Shirley Dillard’s cousin

The third annual Red Back Hymnal Singing will be held here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church on April 30, 2016, beginning at 6PM. See Brad Taylor for more information

NOTICE: Murfreesboro Baptist Church services will be cancelled whenever Murfreesboro Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

SOUTHERN LADIES MISSIONARY BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP The God With Us Women’s Fellowship group will host the first annual Southern Ladies MB Fellowship on Friday evening, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th, 2016, at the Do Re Mi River Retreat in Hartsville, TN. Overnight accommodations are available in the dorms. For more information contact Cindy Clemons at 615-642-2533. All women are invited to attend. Free childcare will be provided for those pre-registered.

JOYFUL HEARTS – A new ministry for age 55-and-up
A message from Dwight and Barbara Faircloth
Due to unpredictable weather last week, the
Joyful Hearts kick-off meeting was cancelled. The first meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, February 19, at 11:00. Please join us for lunch and fellowship. Just show up with a Joyful Heart!! Future meetings will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Ladies Bible Study meets the fourth Saturday of each month here in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast is at 8:30AM, with Bible study beginning at 9:00AM.

The Legend of Valentine’s Day
The history of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery. One legend is that St. Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured.

Happy February Birthday to the following:

February 14 Penny Brockett and Mary Spatz
February 15 Richmond Carter
February 18 Chandler Cox

Happy Anniversary to Eld. Bill & Ruth Green on Feb. 16

Happy Presidents’ Day on February 15
Monday is Presidents’ Day. Originally established in recognition of President George Washington, it is now popularly seen as a day to recognize the lives and achievements of all of America’s chief executives.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com.


 

First Annual
Southern Ladies Missionary Baptist Fellowship

BASKING IN GOD’S MERCY
AS WE ARE UNITED IN HIS LOVE

HOSTED BY : GOD WITH US WOMEN’S GROUP

DATE: Friday, APRIL 15 & Saturday April 16, 2016

TIME: FRIDAY 6:30 PM – A TIME FOR FELLOWSHIP
Dinner provided
Overnight accommodations
available at a cost is $15 per person

SATURDAY 7:30 AM – LIGHT BREAKFAST & FELLOWSHIP
9:00 AM CONFERENCE BEGINS
Lunch provided at a cost of $10 .

SPEAKERS: JENNA JOHNSON – Bethlehem MBC – Goodlettsville, TN
SANDRA STOTLER – Hauser MBC – Hauser, OR

WHERE: DO RE MI RIVER RETREAT
275 Cedar Bluff Road
Hartsville, TN 37074

MORE INFO: Cindy Clemons 615-642-2533

TO REGISTER: WWW.FAITHCHURCHNASHVILLE.COM
Click on Bulletin Board to sign up.

Free Childcare available – must be pre-registered

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Philippians 2:1-2


(2-7-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

VISITORS, WELCOME to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Wednesday Night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. Prior to Bible Study, a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM. Cost is $5 for each adult plate and $3 for each child’s plate. See Starr Taylor for more information

The first Saturday of each month the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group holds their regular monthly meeting at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant,1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

The Ladies Bible Study meets each fourth Saturday morning in the fellowship hall, with breakfast at 8:30 AM and Bible study beginning at 9:00 AM. See Ruth Green for more information.

Happy Birthday

Jan 10 Madison Jennings
Jan 11 John Miller
Jan 13 Annette West

On Friday, Feb. 12, Dwight and Barbara Faircloth will be starting a new ministry (Joyful Hearts) for age 55-and-up Murfreesboro Baptist Church attendees and members. The first meeting will be at 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall and will include lunch Please join us for a time of fun and fellowship. In the future, we plan to meet on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Prayer Requests This Week
Lee Ponder, Lynn Reynolds nephew Evelyn McCormick
Bob Harville, Shirley Dillard’s cousin Randal Barnette’s brother

The Power of the Midnight Song!
Paul and Silas sang in prison! They sang at midnight while under adverse circumstances, not particularly paying attention that the prisoners were listening to them. We never know when someone might be listening, or watching, or critiquing how we respond to the trials and troubles of life. As Paul and Silas sang – the prisoners listened! Oh, how that should drive us to our knees when we respond to the difficulties of life without a song in our hearts. We never know when others might be listening to our conversations, our prayers, our sermons, or even our actions. How many times have we been a blessing to someone without even knowing it? All of us exercise unconscious ministries. The very humblest life is full of unconscious ministries. That is why it is so important to keep a song in our hearts, a smile on our face and a twinkle in our eye, even during the “midnight hours” of life. Today, as we go about business for God, remember – people are listening. Our labors are not in vain. There are prisoners of some sort all around us. And they are listening!

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: dill71@juno.com


 

(1-31-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

We welcome our newest church member, Madison Mitchell, who recently joined the church.

Message from Sonny Naff: Our church text notices service is ready to go… if you’ve already received a text, you’re already on this list. If you have not received at text, (I don’t have everybody’s cell number), there are other ways you can join the list. We will, of course, continue to send emails as always. You can send an email to https://www.remind.com/join/murfree. You can send this text… @murfree to 81010 If you have trouble using 81010, try texting @murfree to (615) 239-0339 instead. Thanks. Sonny

Message from Chris Parmley: Service today at Sunnington Assisted Living at 2PM. In addition to the service Murfreesboro Missionary BC has been providing for residents at Sunnington the 3rd Sunday of each month, we are now leading a service on those months with a 5th Sunday. See Chris Parmley if you wish to support this ministry today, or just show up a little before 2PM. The location is 1658 Lascassas Pike. Thanks, Chris Parmley

Prayer Requests
√ John Righthouse, who has had surgery
√ Sonny & Linda Naff’s daughter Amy, who is hospitalized with
breathing problems in Louisiana

Wednesday Night Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM. This week (February 3) the menu will be Bar-B-Q, sides and dessert. Cost is $5 for each adult plate and $3 for each child’s plate. See Starr Taylor to purchase a meal.

Happy Birthday last week to Jay Loving on January 29, and this week to Lanny Jenkins, who celebrates his birthday today (January 31) and his wedding anniversary with Carla on February 5. Happy Birthday to JD Crews on February 4th.

Next Saturday the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant,1950 Church Street. All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

Everyone is invited to sing with the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy singers, Saturday, February 6, at 6PM, at Dodson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN. The church is located nine miles north of Cookeville on Hwy 135. See Key Dillard for more details.

REMINDER: Whenever local schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather, church services at MMBC will also be cancelled.

ALL MEMBERS: Please complete a directory update sheet, located on the foyer table, and return to Shirley Dillard or to the box on the table. This will enable us to wish everyone a happy birthday or anniversary. Thanks for helping with this project. If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to dill71@juno.com.


 

(1-24-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. We are glad you are here to worship with us today. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

We welcome our newest church member, Madison Mitchell, who joined the church last Sunday.

Our church text notices service is ready to go… if you’ve already received a text, you’re already on this list. If you have not received at text, (I don’t have everybody’s cell number), there are other ways you can join the list. We will, of course, continue to send emails as always. You can send an email to https://www.remind.com/join/murfree. You can send this text… @murfree to 81010 If you have trouble using 81010, try texting @murfree to (615) 239-0339 instead. Thanks. Sonny Naff

Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM each Wednesday night. Prior to the study, a meal is served in the fellowship hall. This week’s menu (Jan. 27) is pizza and salad, dessert. See Starr Taylor to purchase your meal.

REMINDER: Whenever local schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather, church services at MMBC will also be cancelled.

Birthdays this week – Jay Loving on January 29

Prayer Requests – John Righthouse, who had surgery this week

The Power of the Midnight Song!
Paul and Silas sang in prison! They sang at midnight while under adverse circumstances, not particularly paying attention that the prisoners were listening to them. We never know when someone might be listening, or watching, or critiquing how we respond to the trials and troubles of life. As Paul and Silas sang – the prisoners listened! Oh, how that should drive us to our knees when we respond to the difficulties of life without a song in our hearts. We never know when others might be listening to our conversations, our prayers, our sermons, or even our actions. How many times have we been a blessing to someone without even knowing it? All of us exercise unconscious ministries. The very humblest life is full of unconscious ministries. That is why it is so important to keep a song in our hearts, a smile on our face and a twinkle in our eye, even during the “midnight hours” of life. Today, as we go about business for God, remember – people are listening. Our labors are not in vain. There are prisoners of some sort all around us. And they are listening!

Beginning in February, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

If you have prayer requests or information for publication in the Church Bulletin, please send by Thursday evening to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com. Also, if we do not have your birthday or anniversary dates, please send those to the same e-mail address. Our church family enjoys knowing who is celebrating each week.


 

(1-17-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Coming Events
4th Saturday in January – Ladies Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, 8:30 AM
1st Saturday in February – Men’s Bible Study, Shoney’s Church St, 7AM

Bible Study is held each Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM each Wednesday. Study will begin at Luke 5:27 this Wednesday. A fellowship meal will be served at 5:30 pm prior to the study.

Beginning in February, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 7 AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Prayer Requests This Week
Bob Harville, Shirley Dillard’s cousin in Louisiana who had pancreas surgery

Happy Birthday this week to

Jan 20 Tammy Albertson
Jan 21 Colton Kennamer
Jan 21 Heather Wright
Jan 22 Barbara Faircloth

No Room for a Farmer
In the late 1700s, the manager of a large hotel in Baltimore refused lodging to a man dressed like a farmer. He turned the farmer away because he thought this fellow’s shabby appearance would discredit the reputation of his distinguished hotel guests. The man picked up his bag and left without saying a further word to anyone. Later that evening, the innkeeper discovered that he had turned away none other than the Vice President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson! Immediately, the manager sent a note of apology to the famed patriot, asking him to come back and be his guest in the hotel. Jefferson replied by instructing the messenger as follows, “Tell him I have already reserved a room. I value his good intentions highly, but if he has no room for a common American farmer, then he has no room for the Vice President of the United States.” How often have you been so blind that you’ve pushed people aside because you disregarded their humble circumstances? They may seem to have so little to offer you in return, but, remember, we are exhorted to show a little kindness to the least of these.

“1-Let brotherly love continue. 2-Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:1-2

If you have information for the bulletin, please e-mail by Thursday evening to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com.


 

(1-10-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

Coming Events

Today, Jan. 10 – Business meeting immediately following worship service
4th Saturday in January – Ladies Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, 8:30 AM
1st Saturday in February – Men’s Bible Study, Shoney’s , Church St, 7AM

A New Years Prayer
Dear Master for this coming year
Just one request I bring:
I do not pray for happiness,
Or any earthly thing.
I do not ask to understand
The way Thou leadest me,
But this I ask: Teach me to do
The thing that pleaseth Thee.
I want to know Thy guiding voice,
To walk with Thee each day.
Dear Master make me swift to hear
And ready to obey.
And thus the year I now begin,
A happy year will be—
If I am seeking just to do
The thing that pleaseth Thee
Prayer Requests This Week
Lanny Jenkins, who lost his stepfather, Randall Goodman

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Beginning in February, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month, 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are invited to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

Please help update our church birthday and anniversary list. If your family is not listed on our “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Anniversary” list, please complete a Directory Update sheet located on the foyer table, and turn in to Shirley Dillard. Also, if you are a new member or have a new mailing address or telephone number, please complete an update sheet. Thanks for helping keep our list up-to-date.

Happy Birthday this week to
Jan 14th Stuart Spicer
Jan 15th Martin Griewahn

A Secret Sisters Brunch will be held this coming Saturday, January 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship Hall to reveal our 2015 Secret Sisters. Please bring a card/small gift for your Secret Sister. The material for the 2016 Secret Sister Ministry is on the table in the foyer. A survey is included that must be returned today, January 10. If you have questions or would like to know more about this ministry, please see Barbara Faircloth or Pauline Spicer.

Note of Thanks from Esther Johnson and Jim & Zadie McClanahan:

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in preparing and delivering the Christmas gift bags to us during the holidays. The Christmas Carols made the holidays very special to us. Thank you all very much. Love and prayers, Esther, Jim & Zadie


 

(1-3-16) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer, or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Coming Events
Wednesday, Jan 6 – Regular Bible Study & Fellowship Meal resumes
Saturday January 16 – Secret Sisters Brunch, Fellowship Hall, 10:30 AM
4th Saturday in January – Ladies Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, 8:30 AM
1st Saturday in February – Men’s Bible Study, Shoney’s , Church St, 7AM

Beginning in February, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

Prayer Requests This Week

Family and friends of Barbara Weber (Judy Massey’s sister), who passed away in the last week

Happy Birthday this week to
Mike Chandler – January 6
Sonora Wright – January 8
Secret Sisters
A Secret Sisters Brunch will be held on Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall to reveal our 2015 Secret Sisters. Please bring a card/small gift for your Secret Sister.

The material for the 2016 Secret Sister Ministry is on the table in the foyer. A survey is included that must be returned by January 10. If you have questions or would like to know more about this ministry, please see Barbara Faircloth or Pauline Spicer.

Free Tax Preparation Help for Seniors
On February 2, 2016, the AARP Tax-Aide Program begins preparing income tax forms for individuals age 60 and over with a total family income of $53,000 or less. Rental properties and farm income are outside the scope of this program. There is no charge for this service. Appointments are required. Call the St. Clair Senior Center in Murfreesboro at 615-848-2550 to schedule your appointment. It is advised to make your appointment early, as space is limited.

For more information see Chris Parmley or go to the senior center website at http://murfreesborotn.gov/Index.aspx?NID=253 and click on the Newsletter for details.


 

(12-27-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.
Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests This Week – Baylor Bramble
Suzanne Crews’ mother who had hand surgery this week

Coming Events
Wednesday, Jan 6 – Regular Bible Study & Fellowship Meal resumes
4th Saturday in January – Ladies Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, 8:30 AM
1st Saturday in February – Men’s Bible Study, Shoney’s , Church St, 7AM

Beginning in February, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group will hold their regular monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 7AM at Shoney’s Restaurant, 1950 Church Street (Shelbyville Highway). All men, young and old, are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

CHURCH SERVICES will be automatically cancelled whenever any schools in Rutherford County are dismissed due to inclement weather. Also, the church has voted to cancel evening services on the Wednesday before New Year’s Day.

Please send information for bulletin for next week to cparmley@bellsouth.net (Diane Parmley)
A Secret Sisters Brunch will be held on Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall to reveal our 2015 Secret Sisters. Please bring a card/small gift for your Secret Sister. The material for the 2016 Secret Sister Ministry is on the table in the foyer. A survey is included that must be returned by January 10. If you have questions or would like to know more about this ministry, please see Barbara Faircloth or Pauline Spicer.

Happy Birthday: Dec 27th-Debbie Cox ~ Dec 28th-Brent Fiore
Dec 30th-Shirley Dillard & Jan 2-Sydney Carroll

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Have you ever wondered about The Twelve Days of Christmas? What do leaping lords, french hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? From 1558 until 1829, some religions in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol for young children. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality, which the children could remember.

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
Three French hens stood for faith, hope, and love.
The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John.
The five golden rings recalled the law, the five books of the
Old Testament.
The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the original twelve apostles.
It is interesting to know how this strange song became a Christmas Carol and is still being sung today.


 

(12-20-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro
Missionary Baptist Church.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM TONIGHT
Tonight everyone is invited to return for our Christmas Program, which begins at 6:00 PM. All church families are asked to bring refreshments to share immediately following the program.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: Judy and I express our thanks and appreciation for your many kindnesses shown us during the past year. Your prayers and encouragement have strengthened our desire to serve God and minister to each of you. Our presence here is not about us, but about you and your welfare both now and forever. We all thank God for those saved during the year of 2015. May our blessed Redeemer continue to walk in our midst and show us all the way. May God bless you, and we thank you for the many beautiful cards.
In His service,
Ken and Judy Massey

Prayer Request: Baylor Bramble – student injured at a football game. He has been transferred to a rehab center in Atlanta, where he is breathing on his own but is still unresponsive.

Message from Starr Taylor – Christmas Baskets Monday, December 21, 5:30 PM, the church will gather in the fellowship hall to make and deliver Christmas baskets for our elderly members who haven’t been to church in a while. We also plan to sing a couple of carols while we are there and show them that we care. Please email, call, or text me if you are interested, or just show up. This type of outreach means a lot to those who are unable to come to church. Some ideas to bring for the baskets are baked goods, nuts, raisins, fruit, or small apple sauce cups, candy, small bags of chips, or whatever you would like to give. We will be making a total of seven (7) baskets.

Special Christmas Eve Gathering – Everyone is invited to come to the sanctuary at 6PM on Christmas Eve for a short service honoring our Savior’s birth. We will have prayer, read the Christmas Story from the Bible and sing a few Christmas carols. Bro. Jim Holland will emcee the program.

CHURCH SERVICES will automatically be cancelled whenever any schools in Rutherford County are dismissed due to inclement weather. Also, the church has voted to cancel evening services on the Wednesday before Christmas and the Wednesday before New Year’s Day.

Adult Sunday School Class Christmas Party will be today, immediately after services. We will gather for lunch at Red Lobster on Old Fort Parkway (next to Hobby Lobby) and be ordering from the menu. Bring a gift of $10 or less for gift exchange – we will be playing Dirty Santa (White Elephant /Secret Santa).

Coming Events
Sun, Dec 20 – Christmas Program & Finger Food Refreshments, 6:00 PM
Mon, Dec 21 – Caroling and delivery of Christmas baskets to elderly shut-ins
Wed, Jan 6 – Regular Bible Study & Fellowship Meal resumes
4th Saturday in January – Ladies Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, Breakfast 8:30 AM
1st Saturday in February – Men’s Bible Study, Shoney’s Restaurant, Church St, 7AM
BIRTHDAYS this week:

21st Starr Taylor and Terra Phelps
22nd Jeff Sanford
25th *JESUS*
26th Helen Righthouse

Happy anniversary Sam & Priscilla Vance – Dec 20th

The January meeting of the Men’s Prayer Breakfast has been cancelled. Regular monthly meetings will resume on February 6, at Shoney’s, 1950 Church Street, Murfreesboro. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

ALL DO RE MI STUDENTS – Be sure to complete your registration form before January 1, to save $50 per person in tuition fees. Special registration forms are on the foyer table, or see Key Dillard.


 

(12-13-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms. The Wednesday evening Bible Study during the month of December will be devoted to the Christmas Program Choir Practices. Regular Bible Study & Fellowship meal will resume on January 6.

Prayer Requests:
Baylor Bramble – Siegel high school student injured in a football game
Our new mother Angel Clark who gave birth to William Bradley Hart on Tues.
Starr Taylor’s aunt, Shirley Newell who has cancer and had a lumpectomy this week. Also Shirley’s daughter Cheryl, who has cancer.

REMINDER from Lanny Jenkins: Today is the last day to contribute to our Christmas Angel Tree collection for a family in need (single mother & three children). We will meet and go shopping at the Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway, Tuesday evening, December 15, at 6:00 PM. After buying the gifts, we will have a wrapping session at the church on Friday evening at 6:00 PM. Everyone please bring your scissors, tape and boxes (if you have any). The gifts will be delivered to the family at Buchanan School on Tuesday, December 22. Everyone is invited to participate in all these events. Parents, this is a wonderful way to show your children the TRUE joy of giving at Christmas – both of your financial means and of your time – to help others.

Christmas Program Message from Kelly Fiore: Everyone who will be singing in the choir in the Christmas program is asked to stay immediately after church today for a quick (10-15

min.) practice of our songs. Then, at 6:30 PM this Wednesday, ALL participants are asked to please attend rehersal. This will be the final practice before the program on Sunday, December 20, at 6:00 PM. We will be rehearsing the entire program-reading parts and singing.. Thanks. Kelly Fiore

Families are asked to please bring finger foods to share for refreshments after the program next Sunday night.

Starr Taylor’s request: On Monday, December 21, around 5:30 PM, would anyone be interested in putting together a few baskets and delivering them to our elderly members who haven’t been to church in a while? Perhaps we could also sing a couple of carols while we are there and show them that we care. Please email, call me, or text me if you are interested, or just show up. I know this is sort of last minute, and we are all very busy, but it would mean a lot to those who are unable to come to church. Some ideas to bring are baked cookies, nuts, raisins, fruit, or whatever you woud like to give.

WARM CLOTHING NEEDED: Jay Loving has placed a collection box in the fellowship hall and needs your help to furnish warm clothing to the homeless (Need coats, sweatshirts, pants, flannel shirts, etc.) He is working with a staffing service, and many men are coming to work coatless, wearing shorts & tank tops because they have nothing warm to wear when they work construction jobs outside during the cold weather. Men, please clean out your closets and help with this project.

Happy Anniversary Dec 15 – Brad & Starr Taylor
Birthdays this week are Elizabeth Story (13th)
Steve Raymer (15th) and Anna Laura Williams (17th)

Coming Events
Tues, Dec 15 – Angel Tree Family Christmas Shopping, 6PM, Old Fort Pkwy Walmart
Wed, Dec 16 – Christmas Program Practice for ALL participants 6:30 PM
Fri, Dec 18 – Wrap Christmas gifts for Angel Tree Family
Sun, Dec 20 – Christmas Program & Finger Food Refreshments, 6:00 PM
Wed, Jan 6 – Regular Bible Study & Fellowship Meal resumes
1st Saturday in January – Men’s Bible Study, Shoney’s Restaurant , Church St, 7AM
4th Saturday in January – Ladies Bible Study, Fellowship Hall, Breakfast 8:30 AM

ATTENTION ALL DO RE MI STUDENTS – Be sure to complete your registration form before January 1, to save $50 per person in tuition fees. Special registration forms are on the foyer table, or see Key Dillard.

CHURCH SERVICES: The Church has voted to cancel evening services on the Wednesday before Christmas and the Wednesday before New Year’s Day. Also, services will automatically be cancelled whenever any schools in Rutherford County are dismissed due to inclement weather.


 

(12-5-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist
Church. Today is Youth Sunday. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be preaching, and Hank Dillard & Garrett Vance will be conducting the song service. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Nursery rooms are in the hallway.

Coming Events:

Wed, Dec 9 – Christmas Program Choir Practice 6:30 PM
Sat, Dec 12 – Young Adult Sunday School Class Gathering, Legend’s Restaurant, 5PM
Sun, Dec 20 – Christmas Program & Finger Food Refreshments, 6:00 PM
Men’s Bible Study – 1st Saturday in January, Shoney’s Restaurant , Church St, 7AM
Ladies Bible Study – 4th Saturday in January, Fellowship Hall, Breakfast at 8:30 AM

Christmas Program Message from Kelly Fiore: We had very little turn out for Choir practice to prepare for the Christmas Program this week. As a result, we will meet for choir practice for a few minutes directly after the church service Sunday morning. We will be very quick so everyone can get to lunch. We will still meet on Wednesday evening for the next 2 weeks at 6:30. Dinner and Bible study have been canceled to make room for us. We need as much choir participation as possible! I appreciate everyone’s willingness to share their voices and time for our program! Thanks. Kelly
Note: The regular Bible Study and fellowship meal will resume on January 6, 2016.

The YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will have a CHRISTMAS GATHERING at Legends Restaurant in Smyrna on Saturday, December 12, beginning at 5:00PM. All young adults are invited. Please bring a $10.00 Santa gift to exchange. Come and have lots of fun and enjoy good food!! See Starr Taylor for more information or directions to the restaurant.

Prayer Requests: Baylor Bramble, Mitzi Tuck’s father,Steve Hillman

INFORMATION ON CHURCH SERVICES: By previous vote in the church business meeting, church services will be cancelled on the Wednesday before Christmas and the Wednesday before New Year’s Day. The church has voted to cancel services whenever any schools in Rutherford County are dismissed due to inclement weather.

The box on the foyer table is our Angel Tree collection for a family (a mother & two children) in need this Christmas. See Lanny Jenkins for more information.

BIRTHDAYS this week:
December 7 – Stephen Crew & Ashley Teter
December 8 – Carlye Cox

BENEVOLENT EFFORT: Jay Loving has placed a collection box in the fellowship hall and would like to request your help in furnishing warm clothing, especially, coats, sweatshirts, pants, flannel shirts, etc. for the homeless. He is working with a staffing service, and many men are coming to work wearing summer clothing (shorts & tank tops) because they have nothing warm to wear when they work construction jobs outside during the cold weather. Men, please clean out your closets and donate some warm clothing to HELP WITH THIS PROJECT.

True Christian Christmas

Christmas isn’t showy gifts
Or glittering decoration;
It’s honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ
In humble adoration.
It’s serving those less fortunate,
Meeting their needs before our own;
It’s making sure at Christmas time
That no one is alone.
It’s taking what we would have spent
On things that no one needs,
And using it to help someone
With service and good deeds.
Our Savior showed us how to live
With charity, faith and service.
It makes the holidays a joy,
More peaceful, and less nervous.
So let’s remember Christmas is
About our Savior’s birth;
That’s the way to happiness,
The way to Peace On earth.


 

(11-29-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in
foyer or ask any member for directions. Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone welcome. There will be no service or meal on December 23, the Wednesday before Christmas.

Prayer Requests – Baylor Bramble

Next Sunday will be Youth Sunday here at Murfreesboro. Hank Dillard will be conducting the song service, and Bro. Dillon Clemons will be preaching. Please pray for our youth as they do service for the Lord.

Hello Church Family,
Thank you to all who have volunteered to be in the church Christmas Program. We will have a quick
meeting after church today. I will share with you all of the information you will need. If you want to participate
and haven’t previously signed up, feel free to stay for the meeting. I am excited to see what kind of production we can put on together!

Kelly Fiore

Next Saturday, December 5, is YOUTH NIGHT. All young people are encouraged to attend and bring friends. See Dillon Clemons, Adam or Bonnie Cox if you have questions.

ATTENTION ALL MEN
The Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held the first Saturday in December (December 5) beginning at 7AM – Meeting Place: Shoney’s at 1950 Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN. Then on a regular basis next year, 2016, the meeting will be held every month on the 1st Saturday of each month at 7AM (time to meet will be discussed and adjusted at the December meeting). All men, young and old are encouraged to attend. See Stuart Spicer for more information.

Happy Birthday this week to:

Joan Downs – November 30th
Jeffrey Wood – December 3rd
Hank Dillard – December 5th

The baby gift boxes in the fellowship hall will be given to Angel Clark today, immediately after worship service.

YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS will have a CHRISTMAS GATHERING at Legends Restaurant in Smyrna on Saturday, December 12, beginning at 5:00PM. All young adults are invited. Please bring a $10.00 Santa gift to exchange. Come and have lots of fun and good food!! See Starr Taylor for more information & directions to the restaurant.

The box on the foyer table is our Angel Tree collection for a
family in need this Christmas. Please see Lanny Jenkins
for more information.


 

(11-22-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

November 22, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms. Naomi Jones is the nursery attendant for babies under three years of age, while Jessica Kilburn is the attendant for toddlers ages three and over.

Prayer Requests
Louise Otto – recently buried her two sisters
Baylor Bramble – Siegel student injured in football game
Steve Hillman – hip surgery

Save Saturday, December 5th for YOUTH NIGHT. All young people are encouraged to attend and bring friends. See Bonnie Cox if you have questions. More details next week.
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Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. Adults are studying in Luke chapter 4. There will be no fellowship meal served this Wednesday night, November 25.

Happy BIRTHDAY to Kenneth Massey (24th) & Brad Taylor (28th).

Remember the gift boxes in the fellowship hall for Angel Clark’s baby. The gifts will be presented to her next Sunday. The baby boy is due to arrive December 16th.

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” Don’t waste the opportunities God affords unto us to do good for Him. Look for your “open doors.”

The Pilgrims, who celebrated the first thanksgiving in America, were fleeing religious persecution in their native England as they set sail for the New World on a ship called the Mayflower. The long trip was cold and damp and took 65 days. They arrived at Plymouth and settled there. The Pilgrims biggest concern was attack by the local Native American Indians, but they survived because of the help offered to them by the Indians. The Pilgrims had much to celebrate, they had built homes in the wilderness, they had raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, and they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. They had beaten the odds, and it was time to celebrate. The Pilgrim Governor proclaimed a day of thanksgiving to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native Americans. They invited the Indians to join them in their celebration. The custom of an annually celebrated thanksgiving, held after the harvest, continued through the years. This is believed to be the real true beginning of our present day Thanksgiving Day.

Psalms 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

If you have information to be included in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to Shirley Dillard at dill71@juno.com


 

(11-15-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

Child care is available during our 10:30AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer Requests:

Steve Hillman – hip surgery
Addy Clark – brain tumors

Bro. Ron Stewart – His mother, May Stewart, passed away

Baby Carson Gilley, friend of Taylor Walker, in Vanderbilt hospital

Baylor Bramble – Siegel High student injured at football game

Neighbor of Sarah Miller

Special prayer for Mrs. Louis Otto. Two of her sisters – Virgie Pharris and Hazel Davenport – passed away this week. Both funerals were conducted Saturday. She has also requested prayer for her daughter Lynn Harris.

We have lots of November birthday and anniversary celebrations this week. If you are a new member and would like to share your birthday or anniversary dates with us, please complete a “Directory Update Sheet” located on the foyer table and return to Shirley Dillard. If you have any announcements to be included in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday mornings to dill71@juno.com

Happy Anniversary
Kris & Heather Dillard – 17th
Blaine & Patti Wilburn – 17th
John & Helen Righthouse – 18th
Richmond & Geraldine Carter – 18th

Happy Birthday
Nov 15 Roger West
Nov 19 Adam Cox
Nov 20 Logan Hughes

Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. The current study for adults begins in Mark chapter 4. Prior to Bible study, a fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Wednesday night, November 18th, Demo’s spaghetti and desserts are on the menu. There will be no Wednesday night meal on November 25.

The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching. Here are a few things we can be thankful for, according to Lizelia Moorer.

Let us give thanks to God above,
Thanks for expressions of His great love,
Thankful for friends and loved ones, too,
Thankful for all things, good and true,
Thankful for harvest in the fall,
Thankful to Him who gave it all.
Thankful for peace o’er land and sea,
Thankful for grace and liberty,
Thankful for homes, for life and health,
Pleasure and plenty, fame and wealth.
Let us be thankful in our hearts,
Thankful for all the truth imparts,
Thankful for all things let us be,
Though there be woes and misery;
Lessons they bring us for our good,
For we know later ’twill all be understood.


 

(11-8-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Today we are celebrating our church’s 31st anniversary. We are glad you are here to share this happy occasion with us. A pot-luck lunch will be served immediately following morning worship. EVERYONE is invited to stay and eat lunch. Following lunch, Bro. Sam Vance and his bluegrass group will be singing. We also will have a baptizing service this morning. We welcome Angel Clark and Angel Jackson to our church congregation, along with Sister Mildred Daniels who joined earlier in October.

Two Child care assistants are available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Naomi Jones tends babies up to age three, and Jessica Kilburn has children age three and above. Signs are in foyer to the age-appropriate room, or ask any member for assistance.

Prayer Requests: Baylor Bramble, Elizabeth
Story,Steve Hillman, Addy Clark, Shelby Brown
(Mitzi Sander’s father who had surgery this week)

Our church family offers condolences to Ruth Green on the death of her sister, Rosemary Birdwell, last week.

Church history: Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church began when Bro. Bill Green felt a burden to start a mission work here in Murfreesboro. The first mission service (with an extended arm from Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church) was held the third Sunday in May,1980, in a building at the corner of Broad & Mercury Boulevards with Bro. Ray Sutton assisting Bro. Green. Four-and-a-half years later, the mission was organized into a church on November 10, 1984, with 12 charter members. Five of those members still attend , and the Church’s membership is today at 178. The Lord richly blessed the congregation with the current property after it had held services at many surprising locations: a used car-lot office, a dental office, a small Methodist church, a restructured residential house, and even a school cafeteria. Former pastors of the church prior to Bro. Kenneth Massey’s election include: Elders Bill Green, Don McDonald, Paul Patterson and Darren Bonee. People have put in many hours of work to ensure God’s word would be heard, but through it all there has been only one goal — make sure the people of Murfreesboro, Tennessee have the opportunity to hear the glorious gospel and be saved! That is still Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church’s goal today. May the Lord richly bless you for worshipping with us!

Wednesday evening Bible Study begins at 6:30PM. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like a meal, please see Bonnie Cox, Starr Taylor or Joan Loving. Cost: $5 adults/$3 per each child.

Wednesday is VETERANS DAY. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Originally commemorated as Armistice Day, November 11th became a legal federal holiday with Congress passing a resolution that the recurring anniversary of November 11th should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises dedicated to the cause of world peace. Congress later changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. While Memorial Day is set aside to honor America’s war dead, Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. This is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free. We pray that God will continue to Bless America! To all veterans present, we say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

BIRTHDAYS this week include Montana Wright– Nov 8, Dillon Clemons – Nov 9, Beth Griewahn – Nov 10, Dylan Cox – Nov 11, Jayme Loving – Nov 12, Sarah Miller – Nov14th


 

(11-1-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signs in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.
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Next Sunday will be the celebration of the 31st anniversary of Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. There will be a pot-luck lunch served immediately following morning worship service. All members, please bring a covered dish. All visitors please stay and join us for lunch.

A thought to ponder by Jeremy Taylor: A fair reputation is a plant, delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night like the gourd of the prophet; but, like that gourd, it may perish in a night.

Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. This Wednesday, we will begin our study at Luke 2:41. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall prior to Bible Study. This Wednesday, November 4, the menu will be meatloaf, sides and dessert. Cost is $5 per adult/$3 for each child. Please see Bonnie Cox, Starr Taylor or Joan Loving if you would like to have a meal.

Daylight Savings Time ended today. Time to set your clocks back one hour.

Happy Birthday to Judy Massey today and to Amanda Shannon on November 7.

Prayer Requests
Baylor Bramble – brain surgery for a football injury
Kelly Fiore’s uncle who has cancer
Joey Tuck’s father – breathing difficulties
Elizabeth Story is home from the hospital
Sarah Miller’s co-worker who has indicated he is
worried about his soul
Steve HIllman is now at the VA here in Murfreesboro
following his hip surgery
Rosemary Birdwell, Ruth Green’s sister, is seriously ill in
the hospital

The Youth group will meet at 5:00 pm here at the church next Saturday, November the 7th. See Dillon Clemons or Bonnie or Adam Cox for more information. Everyone welcome!

“Candy Corn”- A Sweet Reminder
White is for our sins,
that Jesus washed away.
Orange is for new hope,
the Lord gives us each day.
Yellow is for His wisdom
and words so very sweet,
all wrapped up together in
this candy corn treat!

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail to Shirley Dillad at dill71@juno.com by Friday morning.


 

(10-25-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 25, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Today we are blessed to have Rowan Taylor, Colton Kennamer, Carly Jo Teter and Vicki Elkins baptized into the fellowship of Murfreesboro Church. God richly blessed our revival this past week. We are so thankful these were saved and joined the church. We also welcome Tom Elkins who joined the church by letter.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Signs to the age-appropriate room are located in the foyer, or any member will be glad to assist you.

Remember the upcoming Church Anniversary celebration on Sunday, November 8. The Church will be celebrating 31 years of existence.

Prayer Requests This Week
Steve HIllman who had hip surgery Wednesday.
Kelly Fiore’s uncle who has cancer
Joey Tuck’s father – breathing difficulties
Elizabeth Story – home from the hospital
Estell Petty, Shirley Dillard’s aunt who is very ill
Robin Dillard’s friend Christie, whose son has
undergone brain surgery for a football injury

Remember – time change next Sunday.
Set your clocks BACK one hour.

If you enjoy singing or listening to good, four-part-harmony gospel singing, the Do Re Mi Singers will sing today, October 25, at 3:00 pm at the Do Re Mi River Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee. Caney Fork and Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Churches will be joining the Do Re Mi students in praising God in song.

Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Don’t be the church member who is singing “Standing on the Promises” but is really just sitting on the premises. Work for God!

Happy Anniversary Stuart & Pauline Spicer on October 29.
Happy Birthday today to Lauren Hughes – October 25
Sara Beth Miller & Stephanie McGoldrick on Oct. 29
Ruth Green on October 31.

The Youth group will meet at 5:00 pm here at the church on Saturday, November the 7th. Everyone welcome!!

GOD’S JACK-O-LANTERN
What is it like to be a Christian? It is like being a pumpkin that is carved into a jack-o-lantern. God picks us from the pumpkin patch and brings us in from the field. He selects us out of the world. We are in the world but no longer of the world. Jesus said, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15:19) God washes all the “dirt” off the outside that we received from being around all the other pumpkins. All the outside influences of our former life must be cleaned up. God carefully removes all the “yucky stuff” called “sin” from the inside. He then changes us from the inside out by the Power of His Word. That’s why it is important to meet with the church and learn God’s Word. He carves a new smiling face. Our countenance is changed by the power of His presence in our life. We then become so grateful. It can even show on our face! Finally, God puts His light inside of us to shine for all the world to see.

If you have an event or information to be published in the
bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to Shirley
Dillard at: dill71@juno.com


 

(10-18-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 18, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Signs in foyer give directions to the age-appropriate room, or any church member will be glad to help you.

REVIVAL STARTS TONIGHT and continues through October 21. Let’s fill the pews for God!!

Murfreesboro Baptist Church Fall Revival Schedule
Tonight, October 18 – Family Night
Monday,October 19 – Employee/Employer Night
Tuesday,October 20 – Neighbors Night
Wednesday,October 21 – Best Friend Night

People who need our prayers this week . . .
Elizabeth Story and her family
Priscilla Vance
Sam Vance’s niece
Judy Massey and her family – She lost her sister a few
weeks ago, and her brother passed away this week.

Ladies remember to pray for your secret sister this week!
With the revival in progress, the Wednesday evening fellowship meal has been cancelled for this week only. It will be held the following Wednesday, October 28, beginning at 5:30 PM. See Starr Taylor to order a meal.

Sunday, November 8, Murfreesboro Baptist Church will observe her 31st anniversary with a pot-luck lunch served immediately after worship service. Organized on Saturday, November 10, 1984, with 12 charter members, Murfreesboro Baptist Church has been richly blessed by God. Everyone is encouraged to be here Sunday, November 8, for a wonderful day of worship and fellowship.

Happy Birthday & Anniversary
October 18 Rachel Cooke
October 18 Heather Righthouse
October 21 Ava Bissinger
October 22 Cathy Williams
October 23 Aiden Righthouse

Choose to live a life that matters

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and power will shrivel to irrelevance. It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. It will not matter what you owed or what you owned. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, and to-do-lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence but your character. What will matter is not how many
people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re
gone. What will matter is not your memories but the memories
that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how
long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s
not a matter of circumstance but of choice. But the
biggest thing that will matter is YOUR SOUL BEING RIGHT WITH GOD ! ! !

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to Shirley Dillard at: dill71@juno.com


 

(10-11-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 11, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study (adults are studying in the book of Luke). Study begins at 6:30PM. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome!

2015 Coming Events Calendar

Sat, Oct 17 Harvest Festival
Oct18-21 Revival
Sat, Oct 24 Ladies Bible Study
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Child care is available for families with young children during our 10:30 AM Sunday morning worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Maturity is defined as that stage of life where we may not see eye-to-eye, but we can still walk arm-in-arm.

The Do Re Mi Singers still have CDs available, featuring four-part-harmony gospel songs. See Key Dillard for more information.

Prayer Requests This Week
Our upcoming Revival
Mary Spatz
Family of 19 year old Alex Gunn, who was buried this week

Murfreesboro Baptist Church’s Fall Revival Schedule
Let’s Fill the Pews for God ! ! ! !

Sunday, October 18 – Family Night
Monday, Employee/Employer Night
Tuesday, Neighbors Night
Wednesday, Best Friend Night

Happy Birthday
October 11 Thomas Story
October 11 Russell Key
October 13 Noah Miller
October 16 Madison Vance
October 17 John Righthouse

Happy Anniversary – Oct. 12, to Tim & Donna Stormes

If we don’t have your birthdate in our records, please complete a “Directory Update Sheet” and return to Shirley Dillard.

Monday is Columbus Day. A U.S. national holiday since 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492, aboard his ships the Nina, Pinta & Santa Maria. Happy Holiday!

Volunteers – sign up to work at the Harvest Festival next
Saturday. It will be a fun day! See Brad or Starr Taylor
for more information.


 

(10-4-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 4, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you are with us. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. See any member for directions to the rooms for infants up to age three and for children age three and above.

Murfreesboro Church will Observe
the Lord’s Supper today.

Prayer Requests
Linda Naff’s son, Jason – vocal cord problems
Mary Spatz’s mother – possibly neck surgery
Lanny Jenkins’ mother

Classes are available for all ages at our Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. The Adult class has begun a study in the book of Luke. Next Wednesday night, the lesson begins at Luke 1:22. Read and study Luke this week, and come prepared to enjoy a wonderful lesson. Before the study begins, a fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you would like to eat supper. Cost for adult is $5/children $3. Everyone welcome!

Murfreesboro Baptist Church’s Fall Revival Schedule
Sunday, October 18 – Family Night
Monday, October 19 – Employee/Employer Night
Tuesday, October 20 – Neighbors Night
Wednesday, October 21 – Best Friend Night

LET’S FILL THE PEWS FOR GOD!

Admonition on a church marquee to young church-goers: “Respect your elders. Learn from the people who have walked the path before you because some day [and sooner than you think] you too will be old.

Happy Birthday
October 4 – Kevin Dillard
October 4 – James McClanahan
October 5 – Bill Green
October 6 – Diane Parmley
October 7 – Melissa Cooke

Happy Anniversary
Ricky & Cathy Williams – Oct 4
Bart & Carlye Cox – Oct 7

2015 Coming Events Calendar
Sat, Oct 17 Church’s Harvest Festival, 4-6PM
Oct 18-21 Church Revival
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

To hear good, four-part-harmony gospel songs, get a copy of the Do Re Mi Singers newest CD. See Key Dillard for more information.

Don’t forget the Church’s Harvest Festival coming October 17. Sign-up sheet for volunteer workers is on the foyer table.

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to Shirley Dillard at: dill71@juno.com


 

(9-27-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

WELCOME VISITORS

September 27, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you are with us. Child care is available during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Prayer requests expressed this week . . . .
Paula Thompson’s sister Eddy – heart surgery
Sydney, daughter of Suzanne Crew’s friend
Rose Wright’s grandson – under conviction
Randal Barnett and his quartet – injured in a car wreck
Lanny Jenkins’ cousin, Marissa – has had double lung transplant and now must have one lung removed due to rejection
The Luke family
Addy Clark – surgery to partially remove cancerous brain tumors

The Church extends its condolences to Judy Massey’s family as they mourn the loss of Freda Davis, Judy’s sister. Ms. Davis was buried yesterday. Please keep her husband, Roger, in your prayers during this time of loss.

Fall has arrived, and classes are available for all ages at Wednesday evening Bible Study, which begins at 6:30PM. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Visitors and members are invited to come and partake of the physical and spiritual food available.

Thankful for God’s amazing grace and the salvation of two souls last Sunday at the altar

Message from Starr Taylor: Sign-up sheets for volunteers willing to work in the church’s first Harvest Festival are on the foyer table. Please help the committee as they work to place everyone in an area. Looking forward to this event, and hopefully, reaching out to others in our community

Happy Birthday October 3rd to Tracie Wilburn.

2015 Coming Events Calendar

Sat, Oct 17 Harvest Festival
Oct 18-21 Revival
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

The Do Re Mi Singers CD, featuring gospel songs sung in four-part harmony,
is available. Please see Key Dillard for details.

From Cocoon to Flight
As John walked through the woods, he came upon the cocoon of a butterfly. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through a a small hole in the cocoon. Then, it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no farther. John decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What John, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly. Let God have His way in your life, and “fly” as He intended.

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to Shirley Dillard at: dill71@juno.com


 

(9-20-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

September 20, 2015

Visitors, we are glad to have you with us. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be preaching today in the absence of our Pastor Kenneth Massey.

Nursery service is provided during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Classes are available for all ages at the Wednesday evening Bible Study beginning at 6:30PM. Key Dillard will be bringing the lesson this Wednesday, September 23. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5.00 for adults meals, $3.00 for children. Please notify Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you will be joining us for supper.

Ladies’ Bible Study will be held this coming Saturday, September 26, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 AM. Bible Study in 1 John, Chapter 3 from 9-10AM. All ladies are urged to attend.

For every second spent in anger, a
minute of happiness is wasted.

Remember ladies to pray for your “Secret Sister.”
Surprise her with a little note or gift this week.

If you like to hear great gospel singing,
a new CD by the Do Re Mi Singers is available.
See Key Dillard for details.

Prayers have been requested for the following people this week:
• The Luke family
• Bethany Cox, who has pneumonia
• Peyton Blair’s friend who lost his father
• Sydney, daughter of Suzanne Crew’s friend.
• Rose Wright’s grandson, who is lost
• Tracie Wilburn, who recently lost her grandmother
• Randall Barnett and his quartet, who had a car wreck
• Family of the student at LaVergne who died last week
• Judy Massey’s sister, Frieda Davis, who suffered a stroke

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Wed, Sept 23 Bible Study by Key Dillard
Sat, Sept 26 Ladies Bible Study by Ruth Green
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Oct 17 Fall Fling
October 18-21 Revival
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31stAnniversary

Happy Birthday this week to Zach Williams on the 22nd, and to Troy Taylor on September 24th. If we do not have your birth date or anniversary date listed, please complete a “Director Update Sheet” found on the small table in the foyer and return to Shirley Dillard. If you have recently moved or added new family members, or have recently joined the church, please share this information with us.

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to Shirley Dillard at: dill71@juno.com


 

(9-13-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

Visitors, we are glad to have you with us today. In the absence of our pastor, Bro. Dillon Clemons will be bringing the message. Nursery service is provided during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Classes are available for all ages at the Wednesday evening Bible Study which begins at 6:30 P.M. During the month of September, our Wednesday evening classes are being taught by various members including Bill Green (September 16), and Key Dillard (September 23). A fellowship meal is served at 5:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall, prior to Bible Study. Cost is $5.00 for adult plates; $3.00 for children. So the appropriate amount of food will be available, please notify Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you will be joining us for supper.

Prayer Requests this week include Susan Daniels’ son’s friend who is in need of salvation, Adam Cox for health issues, as well as Pastor and Judy for travel mercies and a restful vacation.

Great Christian Statements seen on church marquees:

 A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
 Warning: Exposure to the Son can prevent burning.
 We’re too blessed to be depressed!
 This church is “Prayer Conditioned”.

2015 Coming Events Calendar

Sat, Sept 19 Youth Car Wash
Sept 16 Bill Green Bible Study
Wed, Sept 23 Key Dillard Bible Study
Sat, Oct 17 Fall Fling
October 18-21 Revival
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Where to look when:

You are weary: Psalm 95:1-7
You seem too busy: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
You can’t sleep: Psalm 4, 56, 130
You are tempted: James 1
Friends disappoint you: I Corinthians 13
Business is poor: Ecclesiastes 5
Nothing is going right: II Timonthy 3
You bear a grudge: Ephesians 4


 

(9-6-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

September 6, 2015
Visitors, we are glad to have you with us today. In the absence of our pastor, Bro. Dillon Clemons will be bringing the message. Nursery service is provided during our 10:30 AM worship service for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the rooms.

Classes are available for all ages at the Wednesday evening Bible Study which begins at 6:30 P.M. During the month of September, our Wednesday evening classes will be taught by Lanny Jenkins (September 9), Bill Green (September 16), and Key Dillard (September 23). Last Wednesday (September 2) Jim Holland brought a wonderful lesson. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall, prior to Bible Study. Cost is $5.00 for adult plates; $3.00 for children. So the appropriate amount of food will be available, please notify Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you will be joining us for supper.

Prayer Requests this week include the family of the Siegel student who passed away, and Susan Daniels’ son’s friend who is in need of salvation.

Happy Birthday on September 11, to Donald Shaw, and Happy Anniversary on September 12 to Jerry & Debbie Cox. [If we do not have your birth date or anniversary date listed, please complete a “Directory Update Sheet” found on the foyer table, and return to Shirley Dillard. Everyone enjoys seeing who has a birthday during the week.]

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a yearly national tribute to the achievements and contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans. Have a safe and happy Labor Day tomorrow.

The Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention will be held this coming week end at North Carthage Missionary Baptist Church in Carthage, Tennessee. If you love to hear good gospel singing this is the place to be. There will be new songs and a special session dedicated to singing the old gospel songs we all know and love, on Saturday evening. If you need more information, see Brad Taylor. Singing times are:

Friday, September 11, 7:00-9:00pm – Refreshments at 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-Noon. Lunch and resume singing at 1:30pm
Saturday evening: 6-8:00pm – Songs to Remember Singing

2015 Coming Events Calendar
Sat, Sept 19 Youth Car Wash
Wed, Sept 9 Lanny Jenkins Bible Study
Wed, Sept 16 Bill Green Bible Study
Wed, Sept 23 Key Dillard Bible Study
Sat, Oct 17 Fall Fling
October 18-21 Revival
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

“The value of a life is not measured by what has been accumulated, but rather by how much has been given.”

Diane Parmley will be doing next week’s bulletin. If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to cparmley@bellsouth.net.


 

(8-30-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 30, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

Welcome to our Newest Member Susan Daniels.

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned: neither shal1 the flame kindle upon thee” Isaiah 43:2

Prayer Requests
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Mary Spatz Mother, Ruth Green, Our Church

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. This weeks bible study will be done by Jim Holland. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. This week we will be having Demos. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Youth News- Saturday September 19th is the Youth Car Wash fundraiser. We need lots of youth workers and other volunteers. Please see Dillon, Adam, Bonnie, or Jay if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Fall Festival News-We will be having another planning meeting August 31 at 6PM in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

We are trying to reach our goal of $100,000 for the Capitol Campaign Fund which was set and approved by the church.

We also voted to add each fifth Sunday offering to our Capitol Campaign Fund, or as some would say, the building fund. TODAY is the FIFTH SUNDAY this month.

Whichever term we use, it is for an addition to the rear of our current fellowship hall. We are continuing to grow and need more space for Sunday School rooms, nursery and fellowship hall. In fact, on Wednesday evening we had another new member join our church family. God has told us to reach out and add people to His church continually. We thank God for all he is doing at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Let us not grow weary in doing the work God has instructed us to do. I do not believe God has ordered us to hoard money but invest it in his work.

Please give the best offering you have ever given to our church. You cannot out give God. You will be blessed beyond measure.

Thanks
Dwight Faircloth
Capital Campaign Chairman

Happy Birthday
Sept 2- Linda Blackaby

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sat Sept 19- Youth Car Wash
Sat Oct 17- Fall Fling
October 18-21-Revival
Sun, Oct. 4- Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 -Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: dill71@juno.com (Shirley Dillard)


 

(8-23-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 23, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that GOD maketh from the beginning to the end” Ecc 3:11

“Prayer Requests
Donna Stormes family, Sam Vance’s niece, Graham family, Cheryl Whitehurst (Starr’s Cousin)

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Just a friendly reminder to make sure your Secret Sister has heard from you recently. Of course, it is most important to keep her in your prayers. But we all like to get a surprise card or small gift too.

Youth News- Saturday September 19th is the Youth Car Wash fundraiser. We need lots of youth workers and other volunteers. Please see Dillon, Adam, Bonnie, or Jay if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. We are needing lots of help and volunteers for this day. Please come out to help.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND
Goal: $100,000 Total Given through July: $57,141,33

Sunday, August 30, is a very special day. It is a 5th Sunday and that means all of the offering that day will be added to our Capital Campaign Fund. This fund was established to start the process to build additional Sunday School and fellowship space.

Will you help us make this offering a record-breaking 5th Sunday Offering. It would be the perfect time to give a special gift to help reach our goal.

Will you please pray this week about what you should give on August 30.
2 Corinthians 9:7 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

Dwight Faircloth, Capital Campaign Chairman

Happy Birthday
August 25- Tammy Raymer
August 26- Tim Vantrease
August 27- Carly Jo Teter

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Sat Sept 19- Youth Car Wash
Sun, Oct. 4- Lord’s Supper
Sat Oct 17- Fall Fling
October 18-21-Revival
Sun, Nov. 8 -Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(8-16-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 16, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” Colossians 3:23

“Prayer Requests
Donna Stormes family, Dillon Clemmons Ordination

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. This week we are having Pizza, Salad, and a dessert. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Ordination of Dillon Clemmons-Tonight at 5PM. All are invited and encouraged to attend to support Brother Dillon. There will be a meal following the ordination in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend.

Ladies Bible Study- Saturday, August 22nd. Breakfast at 8:30 (bring a breakfast item if you would like to). The study follows from 9AM-10AM. The study is held each 4th Saturday morning. We are presently doing a unit on the writings of the Apostle John. Our next lesson will come from 1 John, chapters 2 and 3. Ladies, all ages, are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please see Ruth Green.

Youth News- Saturday September 19th is the Youth Car Wash fundraiser. We need lots of youth workers and other volunteers. Please see Dillon, Adam, Bonnie, or Jay if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Fall Fling- Monday night August 17th at 6PM we will be having a planning meeting for our fall fling. All are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please see Brad Taylor. We would love to hear all ideas and have all hands on board.

Happy Birthday
August 18- Alisa Housch
Happy Anniversary
August 24- Roger and Annette West

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sun August 16- Dillion Clemmons Ordination 5PM
Sat August 22- Ladies Bible Study
Sat Sept 19- Youth Car Wash
Sat Oct 17- Fall Fling
October 18-21-Revival
Sun, Oct. 4- Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 -Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(8-12-15) ORDINATION

The ordination service for our brother Dillon Clemons is scheduled for 5 PM this Sunday, August 16th, at Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. A fellowship meal will follow the service and we urge you to attend and show support for Brother Dillon as he begins this new stage in his life.


 

(8-9-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 9, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.
We will have business meeting today immediately following service.

“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Joshua 1:5

Prayer Requests
Stephen Crews grandfather, Suzanne Crews mother, Darryl Meador, Donna Stormes family, Terry Sawyer (Adam Cox co worker)

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. This week we are having Fried chicken, sides, and a dessert. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Ordination of Dillon Clemmons-Sunday August 16th at
5PM. All are invited and encouraged to attend to support Brother Dillon.

Dear Church Family,

A big thank you to all of those who volunteered to work in Sunday School during the coming year. The deacons and church family appreciate your spirit of being a volunteer.

It was harder than the deacons thought it would be. After much thought and prayers the names of teachers will be voted on during the business meeting after church.

Thanks for letting me serve,

Dwight Faircloth

Happy Birthday
August 10-Jake Ruiz
August 12- Kaiden Hearnsberger
August 15- Emma Walker

Happy Anniversary
August 12- Kevin and Robin Dillard
August 12- Fred and Evelyn McCormick

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sun August 16 Dillion Clemmons Ordination 5PM
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(8-2-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 2, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” Psalms 56:4

Prayer Requests
Jason Carroll, Aubrey Housch

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. This week we are having Demos’ and a dessert. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Youth Outing: We will be having our next youth gathering as a back to school bowling night on Aug 8th at 6pm at Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles. Please plan to come and have a good time. If you have any questions please call Bonnie at 615-481-2339.

Happy Birthday
August 4- Laura Holland, Ruth Brockett
August 6- Malachi and Makayla Hearnsberger
Happy Anniversary
August 3-Jesse and Sarah Miller
August 3- Adam and Bonnie Cox

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sat, August 8th Youth Outing
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(7-26-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

July 26, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“O SING unto the LORD a new song; for he that done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory” Psalms 98:1

Prayer Requests
Jason Carroll, Our church, our upcoming Sunday school positions

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. This week we are having BBQ, sides, and a dessert. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Sunday School News-Today is the day to turn in forms for this years upcoming Sunday school Teachers and staff. Please turn the forms in to a deacon.

Happy Birthday
July 28th- Louise Otto

Happy Anniversary
July 26th-Daniel and Alisa Housch
July 27-Joey and Mitzi Tuck

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(7-19-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

July 19, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.
We will be having a short VBS program at 9:30 in the sanctuary followed by breakfast refreshments in the fellowship hall.
Worship will be begin at 10:30.

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” John 6:35

Prayer Requests
Jason Carroll, the 5 brave soldiers and their families who lost their lives this week in Chattanooga,TN

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible study begins at 6:30PM. We have classes for all ages. We have fellowship meal starting at 5:30PM in fellowship hall. This week we are having Lasagna, Bread, and Dessert. The cost is $5.00 for adults. $3.00 for children. Please see Bonnie Cox, Joan Downs, or Starr Taylor if you plan to be there.

Sunday School News- Please prayerfully consider nominations for our Sunday School teachers for this new year. The forms can be found in the foyer. If you have it on your heart for yourself or someone else to teach in one of our Sunday School classes please fill out the form and turn in to a deacon by JULY 26th.
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Hello Church,

Vacation Bible School was alive and well and better than ever this year. Let me say as a member and deacon at this great church how wonderful it was to see all of the children and the many volunteers who helped and poured their hearts into this effort. A great big thank you to Mrs Ruth Green and the entire staff. This will have a lasting effect on their lives forever.

This proves what a great church willing to work together for the kingdom of God can do when we pull together in the same direction.

Once again thanks to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church for working together. You have truly entered the mission field in our community.

Thanks for letting me serve with you and loving you,
Dwight Faircloth
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Happy Birthday
July 23- Bart Cox, Grant Dillard
July 24- Lee Ann Steen

Happy Anniversary
July 20-Tim and Leslie Vantrease
July 23- Fabian and Elizabeth Story

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(7-12-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

July 12, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

Today immediately after the service there will be a baby shower for Daniel and Alisa Housch.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

Prayer Requests
Vincent Rodriguez

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study We will not be having a Wednesday Night Service this week.

VBS News- If you have not pre-registered your child for VBS, please do so. There is a link on the church website www.murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org We will also have a table set up between Sunday school and church service to register as well.
• Immediately after church today, we will begin to set-up for VBS. Volunteers are needed to stay after church to help move furniture, etc.
• There will be a VBS planning/work session on Monday night at 6PM. 4. If you have volunteered to assist with VBS, please remember to pick up your staff shirt Sunday.

Happy Birthday
July 13- Leslie Vantrease
July 14- Carla Jenkins, Ricky Williams
July 18- Spencer Walker

Happy Anniversary
July 12-Stephen and Suzanne Crews

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(7-5-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

July 5, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

Peyton Blair will be baptized today.

New June Members
Panuel and Shernell Lowry
Hank Dillard
Peyton Blair

“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalms 100:5
Prayer Requests
Our church, our country and its leaders

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. Please see Starr Taylor or Joan Downs if you and your family plan to attend. This week July 8th, we will be having pizza, salad, and dessert. It helps to get a head count so we can make sure we have plenty of food. It’s $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Please come and invite your family and friends.

VBS News- There will be a work session Monday July 6th at 6:00PM. Anyone is welcome to participate and help us prepare. Adult, High School, and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer. See Ruth Green if you have any further questions.

Happy Birthday
July 6- Anne Wilburn, Joshua Miller, Rowan Wright
July10- Landon Story

Happy Anniversary
July 5-Mike and Barbara Chandler

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sat July 11 Youth Activity 2:00PM swimming at the Hollands
Sun July 12 Baby Shower for Daniel and Alisa Housch
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(6-28-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

June 28, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

Hank Dillard will be baptized today.

“But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name” Isaiah 51:15

Prayer Requests

Addy Clark, Jason Carroll (son of Sonny and Linda Naff), Rosemary Birdwell (sister of Ruth Greene)

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. Please see Starr Taylor or Joan Downs if you and your family plan to attend. It helps to get a head count so we can make sure we have plenty of food. It’s $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Please come and invite your family and friends.

VBS News- There will be a work session Monday night June 29th at 6:00 PM. Adult, High School, and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer. See Ruth Green if you have any further questions.

Youth Night Next months Youth Activity-July 11th,2:00PM at Jim and Laura Hollingsworth’s home for devotion, food, and swimming.

Little Kids July 1st get together will be at Lee Victory Park in Smyrna from 10:30-12:30 and bring lunch.

Happy Birthday
June 30-Gabe Cooke
July 1-Ron Thompson
July 4- Jack Albertson, Morgan Vantrease

Happy Anniversary
July 1-Sonny and Linda Naff
July 2- Ron and Paula Thompson

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Sat July 11 Youth Night
Sun July 12 Baby Shower for Daniel and Alisa Housch
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

July 12th, immediately following church for Daniel and Alisa Housch. They are having a baby girl, Aubrey Naomi. They are registered at Target and Toys R Us.

“You will never influence the world trying to be like it” Sean McCabe

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(6-21-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

June 21, 2015

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“The just Man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him” Proverbs 20:7

Prayer Requests
Mrs. Esther Johnson, Addy Clark, Jason (son of Sonny and Linda Naff)

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. This week June 24, we will be having Demos’. Please see Starr Taylor or Joan Downs if you and your family plan to attend. It helps to get a head count so we can make sure we have plenty of food. It’s $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Please come and invite your family and friends.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Sat June 27th at 7:00 AM.

VBS News-.Adult, High School, and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer.

Youth Night has changed to June 27th 5:00PM at the church. There will be devotional, food, water balloons and fellowship. Bring an extra change of clothes.
Next months Youth Activity-July 11th,2:00PM at Jim and Laura Hollingsworth’s home for swimming. Devotion, food, and swimming.

Little Kids June 24 get together will be at Old Fort Park from 10:30-12:30 and bring lunch.
Happy Birthday
June 21- Vanessa Cedillo
June 23- Linda Naff
June 23- Caiden Tuck
Happy Anniversary
June 22- Brent and Kelly Fiore
June 24-Key and Shirley Dillard

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sat, June 27 Youth Night
Sat, June 27 Mens Prayer Breakfast
Sat July 11 Youth Night
Sun July 12 Baby Shower for Daniel and Alisa Housch
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

July 12th immediately following church for Daniel and Alisa Housch. They are having a baby girl, Aubrey Naomi. They are registered at Target and Toys R Us.

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”-Billy Graham

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(6-14-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

June 14, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.” Psalm 111:1

Prayer Requests
Mrs. Esther Johnson, Family of Addison Staton, Addy Clark

Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. This week June 17, we will be having Hamburgers, hotdogs, sides, and a dessert. Please see Starr Taylor or Joan Downs if you and your family plan to attend. It helps to get a head count so we can make sure we have plenty of food. It’s $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids.
Please come and invite your family and friends.

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.
NEW-Parents using nursery, please give the nursery attendant your name, child’s name, and cell phone number. Have your phone on vibrate just in case during the service you are needed to come to the nursery.

VBS News- There will be no Monday night work session. Adult, High School, and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer.

Youth Night is June 27th 2:00PM at Jim and Laura Hollands Home. There will be devotional, swimming, and food. Come and Have a good time.

Do Re Mi is having ice cream treats Monday night. If anyone is available at 9 PM on Monday to help serve, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would be interested in donating to the treats, please see Ruth Green.

Happy Birthday
June 14-Tanner Raymer
June 17-Sam Vance

Happy Anniversary
June 14-Chris and Diane Parmley
June 19-John and Kendra Miller
June 19-Andy and Joan Downs
June 20-Joey and Tracey Wilburn

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc
Sat, June 27 Youth Night
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

“ Worry….compromises your joy, cramps your peace, and confines you freedom” June Hunt

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(6-7-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

June 14, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are so glad to have you here with us today.

“Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.” Psalm 111:1

Prayer Requests
Mrs. Esther Johnson, Family of Addison Staton, Addy Clark

Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. This week June 17, we will be having Hamburgers, hotdogs, sides, and a dessert. Please see Starr Taylor or Joan Downs if you and your family plan to attend. It helps to get a head count so we can make sure we have plenty of food. It’s $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids.
Please come and invite your family and friends.

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.
NEW-Parents using nursery, please give the nursery attendant your name, child’s name, and cell phone number. Have your phone on vibrate just in case during the service you are needed to come to the nursery.

VBS News- There will be no Monday night work session. Adult, High School, and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer.

Youth Night is June 27th 2:00PM at Jim and Laura Hollands Home. There will be devotional, swimming, and food. Come and Have a good time.

Do Re Mi is having ice cream treats Monday night. If anyone is available at 9 PM on Monday to help serve, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would be interested in donating to the treats, please see Ruth Green.

Happy Birthday
June 14-Tanner Raymer
June 17-Sam Vance

Happy Anniversary
June 14-Chris and Diane Parmley
June 19-John and Kendra Miller
June 19-Andy and Joan Downs
June 20- Joey and Tracey Wilburn

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc
Sat, June 27 Youth Night
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

“ Worry….compromises your joy, cramps your peace, and confines you freedom” June Hunt

**If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(5-31-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

May 31, 2015

Welcome Visitors! Today is “Youth Sunday” here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be bringing the message. Bro. Hank Dillard will be leading the singing. Let us all pray for the young people as they give service to God.

Prayer Requests: Jason Carroll, Geraldine Carter

Vacation Bible School News from Ruth Green: VBS planning meeting, today, immediately after church. All interested persons are invited to attend. The meeting will last no longer than 1 hour. Adult, High School and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer.”

Message from the Walkers: “Spencer and Taylor Walker invite everyone to a gathering to meet newborn Mary Claire today from 2-4pm at Jim and Laura Holland’s home. The address is 278 Middlefield Lane, Lascassas, TN 37085. Please let Taylor know if you will be able to attend at 615-306-1081 so that we can prepare! Thank you all for the continued prayers!!”

“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.”

For the month of June, Starr Taylor will be doing the bulletin. If you have information to be published, please e-mail to Starr at nursetaylor02@yahoo.com

Great Gospel Music will be heard on Saturday night, June 13, at the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee, as gospel singers and listeners come together for a benefit singing for Addy Clark, the 6 year old undergoing treatment for malignant brain tumors. Special singing will be offered by the Dillehay Family, the Old Fashioned Harmony Quartet, the Midstate Quartet, the Commonwealth Quartet, the Called Out Quartet, as
well as the Do Re Mi Singers and the Do Re Mi Kids.
The Do Re Mi Bluegrass Band is also scheduled to
perform. All money collected will go to the Clark family for
Addy’s medical expenses.

Wednesday evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM, with a fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM. Please see Bonnie Cox to order a meal ($5.00 per person)

Nursery Service is provided during the 10:30 AM worship service for all families with children. Signs in the foyer direct to the age-appropriate rooms. Visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Happy Birthday
Natallie Hollandsworth – May 31
Hope Dillard – June 6

2015 CHURCH CALENDAR

Sun, May 31 Youth Sunday
Sun, May 31 ‘Welcome Baby’ for Mary Claire Walker
Sun, May 31 VBS planning meeting
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc
Sat, June 27 Youth Night
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Psalms 71: 1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.


 

(5-24-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

May 24, 2015

Welcome Visitors!

Monday is Memorial Day – Formerly known as Decoration Day, it is a day in which we honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. We say thank you to all those who have served in the military and commemorate those who have died.

Prayer has been requested for the following: Mrs. Louise Otto’s daughter Lynn, who has had hip replacement surgery; Tim & Donna Stormes daughter; Mrs. Davenport’s friend; Starr Taylor’s cousin, who has been very ill; Sonny & Linda Naff’s son, Jason Carroll and his family.

Today, immediately following morning worship, there will be a Sunday School meeting to discuss various items concerning our Sunday School Program. All current Sunday School teachers and anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher or being involved in the SS program, please plan to attend this meeting.

Happy Birthday to Paula Thompson on May 25.
Happy Anniversary to Jeff & Donna Sanford on May 29

Message from Bonnie Cox: “Our next Youth Night will be Saturday, June 27th at the church. Please mark your calendars now.

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Next Sunday will be YOUTH SUNDAY here at Murfreesboro Church. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be bringing the message, as the youth of the church conduct services. All youth are asked to be here and participate next Sunday.

WELCOME to the newest member of our church family: Mary
Claire Walker arrived Thursday, May 21, at 8:04 AM, 20-3/4
inches long, weighing 7 lbs.14 oz. Mother, baby and dad
are doing fine.

MESSAGE FROM THE WALKERS “Spencer and Taylor Walker invite everyone to a gathering to meet newborn Mary Claire. It will be Sunday, May 31st, from 2-4pm. The gathering is at Jim and Laura Holland’s house. The address is 278 Middlefield Lane, Lascassas, TN 37085. Please let Taylor know if you will be able to attend at 615-306-1081 so that we can prepare! Thank you all for the continued prayers!!”

Vacation Bible School News from Ruth Green: “First VBS work session, Tuesday, 5/26 at 6PM. Please bring your scissors and come. We will be working on name tags. VBS planning meeting, Sunday 5/31, immediately after church. All interested persons are invited to attend. The meeting will last no longer than 1 hour. Adult, High School and 7th and 8th grade volunteers are still needed for VBS. Sign-up sheet is located in foyer.”

Reminder- If you plan to attend the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy beginning Friday, June 12, please make sure your application has been turned in to Key Dillard TODAY! Dorm beds are limited.

Calendar of Coming Events

Tue, May 26 VBS work session, 6:00 PM
Sun, May 31 Youth Sunday
Sun, May 31 ‘Welcome Baby’ for Mary Claire Walker
Sun, May 31 VBS planning meeting
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc
Sat, June 27 Youth Night
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary Celebration

If you have an event to announce or information to be published in the bulletin this week, please e-mail it to dill71@juno.com by Friday morning


 

(5-17-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

May 17, 2015

Welcome to our worship service, Visitors!

During our 10:30 AM worship service, we have an excellent Nursery provided for families with young children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for directions to the nursery for your child’s age.

Business meeting will be held today, immediately
following morning worship.

Prayer Requests: Taylor Walker, Barry Witcher, Jason-son of Sonny & Linda Naff, Addy Clark

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP MEAL: Serving begins at 5:30, with Bible study starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship prior to Bible study. Meals
are prepaid ($5.00 each). Please see Bonnie Cox to order
your meal.

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, June 12-20, 2015 – sign up now for a great week of Gospel music education and Christian fellowship. See Key Dillard for applications.

Benefit SINGING FOR Addy Clark: On Saturday night, June 13, a benefit singing will be held at the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Retreat

in Hartsville, Tennessee, for the family of Addy Clark, the 6 year old undergoing treatment for malignant brain tumors. All money collected will go to the Clark family for Addy’s medical expenses. Everyone is invited. There will be some great gospel singers that evening, including the Old Fashioned Harmony Quartet, the Dillehay Family, the Midstate Quartet, the Commonwealth Quartet, the Called Out Quartet, as well as the Do Re Mi Singers, Do Re Mi Kids, Do Re Mi Bluegrass Band.

Immediately following morning worship next Sunday, May 24, there will be a Sunday School meeting to discuss various items concerning our Sunday School Program. All current Sunday School teachers and anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher or being involved in the SS program, please plan to attend this meeting.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TWO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS
Madison Jennings &
Autumn Loving

Church Calendar of coming Events
Sun, May 24 Sunday School Meeting
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary Celebration

Happy Birthday to Barbara Chandler on May 17,
Mitzi Tuck on May 18, and Heather Dillard on May 23.

Information for Secret Sisters – Please check the information sheet on your secret sister (the page you drew when names were exchanged) to make sure you are mailing your cards to the correct address. Some members have moved and the address in our printed Church Directory is incorrect. Please use the sheet the sisters filled out at our Name Drawing meeting for current addresses.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin please e-mail it by Friday morning to dill71@juno.com


 

(5-10-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

May 10, 2015

Welcome Visitors! A special warm welcome
is given to all MOTHERS in attendance today.
We are glad you are here to worship with us on
this special day.

Today’s regularly scheduled business meeting has been moved to next Sunday, immediately following morning worship.

Red Back Hymnal Singing: Next Saturday, May 16, is the day to mark your calendar to come participate in some wonderful gospel singing, starting at 6:30 PM. Many visitors from other states and from other churches will be coming to sing with Murfreesboro Baptist Church using the Church Hymnal. Please see Brad Taylor for more information.

Help Needed: Following the Red Back Hymnal Singing next Saturday, the Church will be serving light refreshments. Please let Starr Taylor or Robin Dillard know if you will be able to bring a finger food that evening for our guests.

Parents: During our 10:30 AM worship service, we have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP MEAL: Serving begins at 5:30, with Bible study starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship prior to Bible study. Meals are prepaid ($5.00 each). Please see Bonnie Cox to order your meal.

DO RE MI GOSPEL MUSIC ACADEMY, June 12-20, 2015.
Enjoy a great week of Christian fellowship while learning to
sing with shape notes!! Please see Key Dillard if you plan to
attend this year’s session or if you have completed your application.

MORE GREAT SINGHING – Benefit For Addy Clark: On Saturday night, June 13, a benefit singing will be held at the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Retreat in Hartsville for the family of Addy Clark, the 6 year old undergoing treatment for malignant brain tumors. All money collected will go to the Clark family for Addy’s medical expenses. Everyone is invited. There will be some great gospel singing that evening including performances by the Old Fashioned Harmony Quartet, the Dillehay Family, the Midstate Quartet, the Commonwealth Quartet, the Called Out Quartet, as well as the Do Re Mi Singers, Do Re Mi Kids, Do Re Mi Bluegrass Band. Come enjoy the singing and help a great cause.

Happy Birthday to Tongia Key on May 12.

Happy ANNIVERSARY today to our Pastor & his wife, Kenneth & Judy Massey, and on May 16, to Martin & Beth Griewahn and Douglas & Heather Wright

Announcement from the Family of Autumn Loving. “All are invited to celebrate the 2015 graduation of Autumn Elizabeth Loving from Blackman High School. Sunday, May 17th at 3:00p.m. The Glass Barn – 431 Brinkley Road – Murfreesboro – 37128 Please come and help us celebrate her accomplishment”

Church Calendar of coming Events
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM – Refreshments
Sun, May 24 Sunday School Meeting
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary Celebration

Immediately following morning worship on Sunday, May 24, there will be a Sunday School meeting to discuss various items concerning our Sunday School Program. All current Sunday School teachers and anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher or being involved in the SS program, please plan to attend this meeting.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin please e-mail it to dill71@juno.com by Friday morning.


 

(5-3-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

May 3, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are glad you are here to worship with us today.

Parents: During our 10:30 AM worship service, we have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Remember in prayer: Bro. Bill Green had shoulder replacement surgery this week.

Red back hymnal Singing: Saturday, May 16th is the day! Mark your calendar now and don’t miss it. Starting at 6:30 PM, we will have many visitors from other churches and from other states coming to sing with us from our church hymnal. Please see Brad Taylor for more information or to offer your assistance.

Help Needed: Following the Red Back Hymnal Singing on May 16, the Church will be serving light refreshments. Please let Starr Taylor or Robin Dillard know if you will be able to bring a finger food that evening for our guests.

A peaceful heart finds joy in all of life’s simple pleasures.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP MEAL: The menu for Wednesday evening’s Fellowship Meal is chicken, corn, mac & cheese, green beans, and rolls. Serving begins at 5:30, with Bible study starting at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship
prior to Bible study. Meals are prepaid ($5.00 each).
Please see Bonnie Cox to order your meal.

Benefit Singing: On Saturday night, June 13, a benefit singing will be held at the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee, for the family of Addy Clark, the 6 year old undergoing treatment for malignant brain tumors. All money collected will go to the Clark family for Addy’s medical expenses. Everyone invited. There will be some great gospel singing that evening!

Prayer should be our first resource, not our last resort.

Birthday Celebrations

May 3 Tim Stormes & Blaine Wilburn
May 5 Addison Tuck, Joey Tuck & Evelyn McCormick
May 6 Daniel Housch
May 7 Jim Holland
May 9 Fabian Story

Church Calendar of coming Events

Sun, May 10 Mother’s Day
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM – Refreshments
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Wed, July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary Celebration

If you have information to be published in the bulletin please e-mail it to dill71@juno.com by Friday morning.


 

(4-19-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

April 19, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are with us today!

“Be thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (1Timothy 4:12)
Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. Please see Bonnie Cox if you would like to order a meal.

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Prayer Requests
Lanny Jenkins who is recovering at home
Doug Dumpert and family
Cheryl Whitehurst

Happy Birthday
April 20 Joey Wilburn
April 21 Jordan Sanders, Evan Sanders, Isabella Fiore
April 22 Kameron Hearnsberger
April 26 Suzanne Crews

Happy Wedding Anniversary
April 20 Russell and Tongia Key, Dwight and Barbara Faircloth

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Fri, Apr 17 McFerrin Jubliee Supper 5pm, Service 7pm
Sat, Apr 18 McFerrin Jubilee Breakfast 8am service 9am
Sat, Apr 25 Ladies Bible Study 8:30 AM
Sun, Apr 26 Friend Sunday (meal to follow in fellowship hall)
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
July 15-17 Vacation Bible School
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Saturday April 25, 5:45 at the church the Youth will be having a Laser Tag activity.

Sprinkle for Spencer and Taylor Walker’s new baby girl, Saturday April 25th in the fellowship hall at 10:30.

• May 16th following the Red Back Hymnal Singing there will be light refreshments. Please let Robin Dillard or Starr Taylor know if you will be able to bring something that evening for our guests.

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(4-12-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

April 12, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are with us today!

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136:1)

Today will be observing the Lord’s Supper.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday April 18th at 7:30am

The Youth Group passed out plastic tubes filled with M&M candy. They have asked each family to fill the tubes with coins as a donation to the Youth Group Fund raising effort. Please remember to return your filled tubes to a youth group member.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. Please see Bonnie Cox if you would like to order a meal.

Parents: We have an excellent Nursery service provided for families with younger children during our 10:30 worship service. Please see signage in foyer or ask any member for assistance.

Happy Birthday
April 12 Maggie O’Brien, Jesse Miller
April 13 Kris Dillard, Grace Jones, MacKenzie Sharnhorst,
April 14 Shirley Vernon
April 16 Megan Jennings, Zadie McClanahan

Happy Wedding Anniversary
April 16 Terry and Shirley Vernon

Prayer Requests:
Continue to pray for Brother Lanny Jenkins recovering at home.
Continue to pray for baby Addison and her family.
Continue to pray for Paula Thompsons sister.
The sick and the shut ins.
The lost.

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 AM
Sat, Apr 25 Ladies Bible Study 8:30 AM
Sun, Apr 26 Friend Sunday
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri,Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

If you have an event or information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: nursetaylor02@yahoo.com (Starr Taylor)


 

(4-5-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

April 5, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are with us on this wonderful Easter Sunday

Child care from our experienced nursery staff is available for all children. The nursery for all children under age three is to your right as you exit the auditorium. Children age three and above are cared for in the room to your left as you exit the auditorium.

The Bread of Life never goes stale. Murfreesboro Church will observe the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, April 12. “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

Prayer Requests:
• Please pray for Makayla Hearnsberger. She is having eye surgery on April 7th at Vanderbilt
• We express our sympathy to Mitzi Tuck, whose grandmother, Christine Flippin, was buried last week.

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar
Sun, Apr 12 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr 18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 AM
Sat, Apr 25 Ladies Bible Study 8:30 AM
Sun, Apr 26 Friend Sunday
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

If you have information to be published in the bulletin during the next three weeks, please e-mail to Starr Taylor at nursetaylor02@yahoo.com
We have lots of birthdays to celebrate this week:
April 7 Mary Grace Vantrease & Autumn Loving
April 9 Abi Lyn Teter
April 11 Bonnie Cox, Geraldine Carter & Dan Daniels

Announcements from members:

Jay Loving: Two Sunday’s ago, the Youth Group passed out plastic tubes filled with M&M candy. They asked each family to fill the tubes with coins as a donation to the Youth Group fund-raising-effort. Please remember to return your filled tubes to a youth group member.

Sonny Naff: Three of our young people recently participated in the Tennessee State Archery tournament. Congratulations to Tanner Raymer, Gabe Cooke and Sydney Carroll for a job well done.

he is risen
Matthew 27: 28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. . . . 33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they crucified him, . . . 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? . . . 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

Mark 16: 1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.


 

(3-29-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

March 29, 2015

Welcome Visitors! We are glad you are here.

Child care is available to all parents with children during the
worship hour. Ages three and above are in the nursery to your left
as you exit the auditorium, and children below age three are in the nursery to your right. Everyone is welcome to use these facilities.

Wednesday evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM each week. At 5:30PM a fellowship meal is served in the fellowship hall. Meals are pre-ordered and pre-paid. If you would like to order a meal, please see Bonnie Cox. Come, enjoy good food, fellowship and Bible study.

Secret Sisters, let your “Sister” know you are praying for her during this Easter season by sending her a card or leaving her a small gift on the piano in the fellowship hall. All ladies, remember to check the fellowship hall for any gifts.

There will be an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 3:30. Please bring a dozen filled plastic eggs and a snack. The youth will be hiding eggs. If you don’t have children participating, but would like to help, you can drop off plastic filled eggs, goldfish, teddy grahams, vanilla wafers, juice or lemonade. All are welcome to come and bring a friend!

Last Sunday the Youth Group passed out plastic tubes filled with
M&M candy. They asked each family to enjoy the candy and then,
refill and return the tubes with coins, as a donation to the Youth Group fund raising effort. Please remember to return your filled tubes during this next week.

Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem the week before His death and resurrection The biblical account of Palm Sunday can be found in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19. The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and scattering them in front of Him, covering His path as He rode into Jerusalem. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, He began His journey to the cross. Many of the same people who greeted Christ with shouts of joy on Palm Sunday would call for His death on Good Friday — a powerful reminder of our own weakness and the sinfulness that causes us to reject Christ.

Murfreesboro Baptist Church will observe
the Lord’s Supper on
Sunday, April 12.

Prayer request: Deacon Lanny Jenkins – had knee replacement surgery this week.

Happy March Birthday to Donna Sanford & Pauline Spicer on the 29th, and Happy April birthday to Donna Stormes on April 2, and to Julie O’Brien & Briana Cox on April 4th.

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Sat, Apr 4 Easter Egg Hunt 3:30PM
Sun, Apr 12 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30AM
Sat, Apr 25 Ladies Bible Study 8:30AM
Sun, Apr 26 Friend Sunday
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

If you have information for the bulletin this coming week, please e-mail by Friday morning to: dill71@juno.com. During the remainder of April, Starr Taylor will be publishing the Bulletin. Please send your announcements to Starr at nursetaylor02@yahoo.com


 

(3-22-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

March 22, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are here with us today.

Ladies’ Bible Study will be Saturday, March 28th. Breakfast at 8:30AM and Study 9-10AM. All ladies are welcome. Bring a friend. Study will be in the book of Jude.

Remember Youth Night this coming Saturday night. See Dillon Clemons for more information.

Other coming events include “Friends Day” and “Pledge Sunday.” More information will be coming about these events.

Secret Sister, remember to pray for each other this week.

Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church has excellent nursery and child care programs for parents during the 10:30AM Worship Service. The Nursery to your right as you exit the auditorium) is
staffed by Naomi Jones. She is
a long-time resident of Murfreesboro and a
grandmother herself. She is excited to
welcome infants and under-age-three toddlers and to provide a safe and happy place for them to stay, so their parents can hear God’s word.

Our nursery for older children – ages three and above- is staffed by Payge Grigsby. Payge welcomes babies and toddlers during the worship hour. She is from Knoxville, and is currently a junior at MTSU. She has experience with special education children as a church childcare worker, and she babysits for local families.
She is CPR and first aid certified.

Please feel free to use these programs during worship hour.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 6:30 PM. A Fellowship meal is served at 5:30 PM prior to the study. Please see Bonnie Cox if you would like to order a meal.

Seven days without prayer make one weak.

Happy Birthday
March 22 Charlcie Walkoff
March 22 Lily Kate Wilburn
March 24 Mitzi Sanders
March 27 Chris Parmley

When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it. Learn to write your hurts in the sand, and to carve your benefits in stone.

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Sat, Mar 28 Youth Night Devotion & Games, 5 PM
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 AM
Sat, Apr 25 Ladies Bible Study 8:30 AM
Sun, Apr 26 Friend Sunday
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri,Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

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(3-15-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

March 15, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are here with us today.

Nursery facilities are available for children of all ages. Ages three and above are in the room to your left as you exit the auditorium. Newborns, up to age three, are located to your right as you exit the auditorium. We have two excellent caretakers for your children – Naomi Jones and Payge Grigsby. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast – next Saturday morning, March 21. All men of the church are invited to come and bring a friend or relative. Cooking starts at 7:30 am. Devotion to follow breakfast

Ladies’ Bible Study Saturday, March 28th. We are studying the Book of Jude – Breakfast 8:30AM – Study-9-10AM.

Secret Sisters – remember to pray for your sister daily.

Happy Birthday
March 16 Taylor Holland Walker
March 17 Robin Dillard
March 18 Dwight Faircloth

Happy Anniversary on March 16, to Ricky & Mitzi Sanders

Please continue to pray for those who are unable to regularly attend worship service: Esther Johnson, Helen Haynes, Jean Parton

A new listing has been added to our coming events calendar – “Friend Sunday” on April 26, 2015. Make plans now to bring a friend to church that Sunday. More information to follow

2015 Upcoming Events Calendar

Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 AM
Sat, Mar 28 Ladies Bible Study 8:30 AM
Sat, Mar. 28 Youth Night Devotion & Games, 5 PM
Sun, Apr. 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 26 Friend Sunday
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

God loves a cheerful giver – until he brags about it!
II Corinthians 9:7 “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

The Legend of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. Legend has it that St. Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders and spent six years in captivity. During this time, he worked outdoors and away from people as a shepherd. Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian. He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland by using the Shamrock, the national flower of Ireland, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. An Irish legend tells that during one of his evangelizing journeys back to Ireland, he carried with him an ash wood walking stick or staff. He thrust this stick into the ground wherever he was evangelizing, and at one place the message took so long to get through to the people there that the stick had taken root by the time he was ready to move on. St. Patrick died on March 17th.


 

(3-8-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

March 8, 2015

Visitors, welcome to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Today is the first day of Daylight Savings time, and we are glad you are here to worship with us.

This coming Saturday night, March 14, the Youth Group will be hosting a fund-raising chili/spaghetti dinner here in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $5 each. The movie Fireproof will be shown after the meal. Everyone is encouraged to come, support the youth and have a great time with good food and fellowship.

Last Sunday’s sermon was from I Timothy 3:15 – “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” – As joint caretakers for God, we must insist on all things being “done decently and in order.” I Corinthians 14:40 May the Lord help each of us to do our part. God bless you!
“A memory stored with scripture is a bank
that will never fail.”

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Prayer Requests have been made this week for

Tim Vantrease – has pneumonia
Mackenzie Scharnhorst’s family
Tim & Donna Stormes’ daughter
Louise Otto’s family
Jean Parton
Joe & Nita Windham

2015 Coming Events Calendar
Sat, Mar. 14 Youth Fundraiser-Dinner-Movie, 5PM
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar. 28 Youth Night Devotion & Games, 5 PM
Sun, Apr. 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Happy Anniversary
March 9 Spencer & Taylor Walker
March 14 Jim & Laura Holland

Happy Birthday
March 9 Andy Downs
March 12 Zoey Griewahn
March 13 Sonny Naff

Reminder: For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

“A genuine faith sings songs in the darkest night.”

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(3-1-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

March 1, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are with us today.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins next Sunday! Don’t be late for Sunday School. Clocks are moved AHEAD one hour next Sunday morning.

Lots of events coming up . . .
Sat, Mar 14 Youth Fundraiser-Dinner-Movie
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar 28 Youth Night Devotion & Games, 5 PM
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

On March 14, the Youth Group will be hosting a fund-
raising chili/spaghetti dinner. Tickets are $5 each. The movie Fireproof will be shown after the meal. Everyone is encouraged to come, support the youth and have a great time with good food and fellowship.

Prayer requests:
 Joe Windham, hospitalized for acute respiratory distress syndrome
 Remember to pray for those unable to come to church regularly – Esther Johnson, Geraldine Carter, Helen Haynes, Jean Parton
 Secret Sisters, remember to uplift your “Sister” daily in prayer.
 Diane Parmley, broke her wrist in a fall

Happy Birthday today, March 1st, to Bethany Cox, Jerry Cox & Wyatt Cox. Also having March birthdays are: Terry Vernon III on March 2, Nathan Righthouse on the 3rd, and Sadie Dillard on March 6.

Reach Out & Touch God – The Birth of A Song

In Chicago in 1932, a musician and songwriter, Thomas A. Dorsey, was scheduled to sing at a revival meeting in St. Louis. But something kept telling him he should stay home in Chicago with his wife Nettie, who was almost ready to give birth to their first child. However, not wanting to disappoint anyone, he went on to the revival and sang. When his performance was over, he received a telegram that his wife had died during childbirth and his baby had not survived. He was devastated and felt that God had done him an injustice. He didn’t want to serve Him anymore or write gospel songs. He just wanted to go back to that jazz world he once knew so well. But then, as he hunched alone in that dark apartment those first sad days, he thought back to the afternoon he’d gone to the revival in St. Louis. Something kept telling him to stay with Nettie. Was that something God? Oh, if he had paid more attention to Him that day, he would have stayed and been with her when she died. From that moment on, he vowed to listen more closely to God. But still, he was lost in grief. Everyone was kind, especially his friend, Professor Frye, who seemed to know what he needed. One Saturday evening, Professor Frye took him up to a neighborhood music school. It was quiet; the late evening, sun crept through the curtained windows. He sat down at the piano, and his hands began to browse over the keys. Then, something happened to him—he felt at peace. He felt as though he could reach out and touch God. He found himself playing a melody, one he’d never heard or played before, and the words just seemed to fall into place:

Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand! I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night lead me on to the light, Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.

Mr. Dorsey summed up this occurrence by saying, “The Lord gave me these words and melody. He also healed my spirit. I learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest from God, this is when He is closest, and when we are most open to His restoring power. And so I go on living for God, willingly and joyfully, until that day comes when He will take me and gently lead me home.” Thomas A. Dorsey, Gospel Songwriter

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(2-22-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

February 22, 2015

Visitors, we are glad you are here with us today. Nursery facilities are available for children and infants of all ages. As you exit the auditorium, Nursery rooms are located to your left (ages 3 and above) and to your right (infants and children up to age 3). Please feel free to utilize these services.

2015 Events Calendar
Sat, Mar 14 Youth Fundraiser-Dinner-Movie
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr. 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary Luncheon

Prayer requests:
Jean Parton, who has been in the hospital after a fall.
Barry Witcher, who is having health problems.
Kenny Harris, Jean Parton’s son who has pneumonia.

Prayers answered: Tim & Donna Stormes’ daughter in Ohio is
now able to get around on her own and walk without a walker. The Stormes family says “thank you” for your prayers and well-wishes and asks that you continue praying for their daughter’s complete recovery.

The Secret Sisters luncheon was a huge success last Sunday. Thank you to all those who participate in the program. A special thanks to Barbara Faircloth for hosting the luncheon and chairing the organization.

Happy February Birthday to Don Blackaby on the 24th and to Priscilla Vance on the 26th Happy birthday also to Key Dillard, who has no birth “day” this year, since he was born on February 29th.

Remember the Church’s “Youth Fundraiser” on March 14, at 5:00 pm. The youth of the church will be serving dinner to ticketholders to raise money for youth fund t-shirts, trips and other activities. Tickets are $5 each. Dinner will consist of chili, spaghetti, bread, and dessert. Following dinner, stay and enjoy the movie Fireproof. Tickets are now on sale, so please see Bonnie Cox to purchase
yours. Donations are also welcomed. The youth group’s goal
is to raise $1000 to support youth activities. Thank you in
advance from the entire youth group.”

Is Your Hut Burning?
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. Then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and angry at God. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried. Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island. He was rescued! “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied. It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain, suffering and hardships. Remember, the next time you feel that your little hut is burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

If you have not submitted a church directory update sheet for 2015, please turn one in to Shirley Dillard, so your birthday and anniversary dates can be recognized in the bulletin. Parents, please remember to turn in your children’s birth dates.

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(2-15-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

February 15, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are here with us today. In the absence of our pastor, Bro. Sam Vance will be bringing the message today.

Important Announcement – Today, immediately following morning worship, all ladies are encouraged to attend the Secret Sisters luncheon. This will be the Sunday to reveal the 2014 Secret Sisters and to draw names for 2015. All ladies who desire to participate are asked to attend. Secret Sisters agree to pray for each other daily, remember birthdays or holidays, and be an inspiration to each other This is a wonderful fellowship for the ladies of the church.

Prayer requests:
• Tim & Donna Stormes daughter
• Stephen Crews and his family – his cousin, Jeremy Bishop, passed away this week.
• Bonnie Cox and her family – she lost her grandmother this week.
• Shirley Parsley, Robin Dillard’s mother, who suffered a concussion from a fall
• Roger West, who had surgery and is now home.
• Joe Luna, Donna Sanford’s father, who has had surgery

When Satan is knocking at your door simply say, “Jesus,
could you get that for me?”

Announcement from Bonnie Cox
Youth Fundraiser – March 14th – 5:00 pm- Dinner and Movie
“All please come join us to help the youth raise money to go towards youth fund for t-shirts, trips, and youth activities . All tickets are $5 each. The youth will be your servers. We will have chili, spaghetti, bread, and dessert. Get your belly full and enjoy the movie Fireproof. We now have tickets for sale, so please see
Bonnie Cox to get a ticket. We will be glad
to take any donations on food or funds.
We have a goal to raise $1000 for the
youth, so get ready as the fund-
raisers began. And thank you all
in advance from the entire youth group.”

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Happy February Birthday to Richmond Carter today,
and to Chandler Cox on February 16.

Happy Anniversary to Bill & Ruth Green on February 16.

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2015 Calendar of Events
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar 14 Youth Fundraiser-Dinner-Movie
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

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I want to be so filled with the Holy Spirit that when a mosquito
bites me, he has to say, “There is power in the blood!”

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(2-8-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

February 8, 2015

Visitors we are glad you are here with us today.

2015 Church Events Calendar

Wed, Feb 11 Pizza Fellowship meal 5:30pm /Bible Study 6:30 pm
Sun, Feb 15 Secret Sisters Luncheon
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar 14 Youth Fundraiser-Dinner-Movie
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Prayer Requests:
Roger West who has had surgery this week
Joe Luna, Donna Sanford’s father, who had surgery this week
Shirley Parsley, Robin Dillard’s mother

Nursery care is available for all children. Ages 3 and above are in the Sunday School area to your left as you exit the auditorium. Children under age 3 are in the original nursery room to your right as you exit the auditorium. Visitors & members are welcome to use these services.

Secret Sister Information from Barbara Faircloth . . .

Just a reminder that your secret sister survey should be submitted TODAY. Forms are available from Barbara Faircloth or the small table in the foyer. The Secret Sisters luncheon will be immediately following worship on Sunday, February 15. The 2014 names will be revealed and names will be drawn for 2015. We hope you’ll join this special ministry which encourages prayer for a special person next year and will create new friendships.

Happy February Birthday to . . .

10th Madison Jennings
11th John Miller
13th Annette West
14th Penny Brockett
14th Mary Spatz

“Let go and let God” unfold your life…

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So, I’ll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way.
The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.
I’ll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

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(2-1-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

February 1, 2015

Welcome to all visitors today. We are glad you are here.

The February 4th Wednesday evening fellowship meal will be Publix chicken and veggies. The following Wednesday, February 11, the meal will be pizza. Meals begin at 5:30 p.m., with Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.

Some new items have been added to our 2015 Upcoming Events Calendar:

Wed, Feb 4 Chicken & veggie Fellowship Meal/Bible Study
Sat, Feb 7 Youth Martial Arts Night, 4 PM
Wed, Feb 11 Pizza Fellowship meal/Bible Study
Sun, Feb 15 Secret Sisters Luncheon
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar 14 Youth Fundraiser-Dinner-Movie
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6 PM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Prayer requests:
 Donna Stormes daughter, Shara Jenkins
 Roger West will have surgery this week
 Beatrice Petty (Shirley Dillard’s mother) improving after a fall, which broke her nose

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.

SECRET SISTERS NEWS!!!
A Secret Sisters Luncheon is planned for Sun. Feb. 15, after worship to reveal the 2014 Secret Sisters and assign names for 2015. We hope you’ll join this special ministry which helps form closer relationships through prayer and fellowship. More information is available in the foyer, or see Barbara Faircloth for more information.

There are two Nursery rooms available for any children who need this service. Ages 3 and above are in the room to your left as you exit the auditorium, while children who are infants up to age 3 are located in the nursery to your right. All members and visitors are welcome to use these facilities.

Happy Birthday J.D. Crews on February 4th
Happy Anniversary Lanny & Carla Jenkins on February 5th

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN by Dwight Faircloth: This campaign was established to raise $100,000 in one year to start the process of building additional space for Sunday School, nursery and fellowship. As the new year brings renewed commitments, hopefully you will honor God by joining the effort to reach this goal. The current total on the board reflects actual money given to date. It does not include any pledges.

“Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10 Thank you for being faithful servants. Dwight Faircloth

Visitors or members, if you are interested in receiving news about Murfreesboro Church, please e-mail your address to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org. He will be glad to put you on our mailing list for news, information and updates. This is a great way to keep in touch with members. If you have a need, a prayer request, or information you wish to distribute to every member, he will be glad to assist you.

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(1-25-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

January 25, 2015

WELCOME to all our visitors today! We are glad you are with us. Everyone is invited to stay after worship service today for a Pot Luck Lunch. Visitors, please make plans to stay, eat and fellowship today as our guests.

We have two Nursery rooms available for babies and toddlers. Ages 3 and above are in the room to your left as you exit the auditorium, while children up to age 3 are located in the nursery to your right. All members and visitors are welcome to use these facilities.

Today we honor all our new members who joined in 2014. We are glad to have welcomed the following into our church membership:

Beth Ashley Dwight Faircloth Robert Sisco
Debbie Barnette Hunter Haley Mary Spatz
Randy Barnette Millie O’Brien Donna Stormes
Dillon Clemons Chris Parmley Tim Stormes
Bethany Cox Diane Parmley Paula Thompson
Dan Daniels Greg Sams Ron Thompson
Barbara Davenport Tammy Sams Charlsie Walkoff
Lowell Davenport Jeff Sanford Heather Wright
Barbara Faircloth Lorraine Sisco

This week’s Fellowship Meal on Wednesday evening, beginning at 5:30 PM, is Demo’s spaghetti.

Happy Birthday Jay Loving – Jan 29th & Lanny Jenkins – Jan 31st
SECRET SISTERS NEWS!!!
A Secret Sisters Luncheon is planned for Sun. Feb. 15, after worship to reveal the 2014 Secret Sisters and assign names for 2015. We hope you’ll join this special ministry which helps form closer relationships through prayer and fellowship. More information is available in the foyer, or see Barbara Faircloth.

Special Prayer Requests this week

Please pray for those who are lost
Roger West – will be having surgery in February
Starr Taylor’s cousin, Cheryl Whitehurst, who has cancer
Dorothy Bradley, mother of a Do Re Mi Faculty member, hospitalized
Bro. Massey’s family – his sister was buried this week
Addison Nutter – infant who underwent a heart transplant this week
Also remember the family who donated the heart for Addison.
Please remember Cory Hollandsworth’s family. His cousin Amanda
Burks passed away this week from cancer.
Shara Jenkins, Donna Stormes daughter, who is hospitalized in Ohio

Following lunch today, everyone is invited to the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy Retreat in Hartsville, Tennessee, for a shape-note singing with the DO RE MI SINGERS. Held each fourth Sunday afternoon of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, these singings are designed to help improve church music. Today will be the first session, with Seth Gregory leading the singing. For more details or driving directions to the Retreat see Key Dillard.

Events coming in 2015 . . . .
Sat, Feb 7 Youth Martial Arts Night, 4PM
Sat, Feb 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sat, Mar 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr 18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing, 6PM
Fri, Jun 12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.

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(1-18-15) Hello Brothers and Sisters…

Most of you are already aware that Brother Massey’s sister passed away this morning. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM till 11:30 AM on Tuesday, the 20th at Madison Funeral Home, 219 E. Old Hickory Blvd in Madison.

The funeral service will be at 11:30 and interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Here is a link to the funeral home website… http://www.madisonfuneralhome.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2919096&fh_id=11628

Please be in prayer for this family.

Yours, in Christ…

Sonny Naff
webservant@MurfreesboroMissionaryBaptistChurch.org


 

(1-18-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

January 18, 2015

Members, we are glad you are here. Visitors, we are glad you are visiting with us today.

Here are some upcoming events in 2015 . .
Sun, Jan 25 Pot Luck Lunch – Everyone welcome
Sun, Jan 25 Do Re Mi Singing, 3:00 PM, Hartsville, TN
Sat, Feb 7 Youth Martial Arts Night, 4 PM
Sat, Feb 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sat, Mar 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr 18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sat, May 16 Red Back Hymnal Singing
Fri, Jun 12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Visitors if you are interested in receiving news about Murfreesboro Church, please e-mail your address to Sonny Naff at webservant@murfreesboromissionarybaptistchurch.org. He will be glad to put you on our mailing list for news, information and updates. This is a great way to keep in touch with members. If you have a need, a prayer request, or information you wish to distribute to every member, he will be glad to assist you. Thanks, Sonny, for doing such a great job!

Wednesday night’s Fellowship meal, starting at 5:30 PM, will be pizza.

“What lies behind you and ahead of you is not as important as what dwells within you.

Happy “January” Birthday to . . .

Tammy Albertson 20th
Colton Kennamer 21st
Heather Wright 21st
Barbara Faircloth 22nd

IMPORTANT- Everyone is invited to stay after worship service next Sunday for a Pot Luck Lunch. This will be to honor all new members who joined in 2014. All members – EXCEPT the new 2014 members – are asked to bring a dish and enjoy fellowship and food after service. Visitors, please make plans to stay, eat and fellowship next Sunday as our guests.

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy presents monthly singings with the DO RE MI SINGERS at the Retreat in Hartsville, TN, each fourth Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Designed to help improve church music, the first session begins Sunday afternoon, January 25. Seth Gregory will lead the singing. For details see Key Dillard.

Only from the mouth of children. . . A grandma and her 5-year-old grandson were taking a walk in the country just after the first heavy frost had dyed the foliage and given it a brilliantly colored, crazy quilt appearance. “Just think,” the grandma marveled, gazing at a scarlet and gold-tinted hillside. “God painted all that.” “Yes, the boy agreed, and He even did it with His left hand.” “What do you mean He did it with His left hand?” she asked, somewhat puzzled by the remark. “Well,” he replied reasonably, “at Sunday School, the teacher told us that Jesus is sitting on the right hand of God!”

Reminder: For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

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(1-11-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

January 11, 2015

We welcome all our visitors this morning. We are glad you are visiting with us today.

Things to come . . . .

Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Jan. 25 Pot Luck Luncheon honoring new members
Sat, Feb 7 Youth Martial Arts Night, 5PM
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Prayer Requests
• Addy Clark as she continues treatment in St. Louis for brain tumors.
• Martha Hickman, Bro. Massey’s sister
• Tim Vantrease

Be thankful for what you have. Live life with God so you can face your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear… just remember God is Near!

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Happy birthday to:
Stuart Spicer on January 14
Martin Griewahn on January 15.

Reminder: For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

Don’t Worry – The lesson a pastor learned from a little girl on a plane. . . The ‘Fasten Your Seat Belt’ sign on the airplane flashed on. A calm voice said, “Please be sure your seat belt is fastened. We are expecting a little turbulence.” It soon became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive. The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard above the roar of the engines, lightening lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash. One passenger, a pastor, confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him. He could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed ominous, and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm. Then, he suddenly saw a little girl. Apparently the storm meant nothing to her. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat. She was reading a book, and to her, everything was calm and orderly; worry and fear were not in her world. While the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm, when it lurched this way and that as it rose and fell with frightening severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid. The minister could hardly believe his eyes. When the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, the pastor lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time. He asked why she had not been afraid. The child replied, “‘Cause my Daddy’s the pilot, and he’s taking me home.”

There are many kinds of storms that buffet us: physical, mental, financial and domestic. Many storms can easily darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement. It is much easier to be at rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a storm. But always remember… Don’t Worry – Our Father is the Pilot. He is in control, and He is taking us home!


 

(1-4-15) SUNDAY BULLETIN

January 4, 2015

Happy First Sunday of 2015! What a wonderful way to start the New Year – by being in the Lord’s house. Let
us all attempt to keep our record at 100% by attending church EVERY SUNDAY IN 2015! We welcome all our visitors this morning. We are glad you are visiting with us today. All visiting children are welcome to participate in Bro. Massey’s “Children’s Sermon” each Sunday morning.

GIFTS to give in 2015
To your enemy . . . forgiveness,
To your opponent . . . tolerance.
To a friend . . . your heart.
To a customer . . . service.
To all men . . . charity.
To every child . . . a good example
To yourself . . . respect —Author Unknown

Nursery care is available for children of visitors and members. Under age 3 years and infants are in Room 1, and ages 3 & above are located in Room 2.

upcoming events in 2015 . . .
Sat, Jan 10 Youth Night Scavenger Hunt, 5PM
Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Feb 7 Youth Martial Arts Night, 5PM

Note from Bonnie cox – YOUTH NIGHT – “Our next
youth night is next Saturday, Jan 10th. Let’s see who can
come beat the challenge of the scavenger hunt. We will meet at the church at 5 pm to load up and depart from there to go on our journey. All please come and bring your friends for all the food, fun, and devotion. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Prayer requests:
Tim Vantrease – heath problems
Addy Clark – child with cancer
Addison Nutter – child with heart problems
Martha Hickman – Bro. Massey’s sister

As we think back over the past year, here is a poignant memory:
What Christmas is” — not the tinsel, not the giving and
receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that
receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ. Best of all,
Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of
God and love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred
and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the
spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.” Let’s
keep GOD our priority in the coming year.

Message from Dwight Faircloth: “Hello Church, I hope you have a blessed and happy new year. It seems 2014 was a great year for Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Hopefully, the year 2015 will be even better. Did we fall short in any area of church work? I am sorry to say we did not meet our Capital Campaign goal by the end of 2014. We only reached about half of the goal voted on by the church. Would you pray about what God would have you give this year? There is still time to give over and above your tithe. I would not ask you to give instead of your tithe. I know you will want to help in this effort. We had to move ahead and add a second nursery to provide care for the toddler age group. We hope you will check out the new area, meet the staff and take advantage of the great service they provide. This was a much needed space, as our nursery was small. We are blessed to have two paid workers, which keeps the same familiar person caring for your children each week. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service. Thanks for your love and effort. Let us do more this year than ever before. Thanks, Dwight Faircloth”

Happy Birthday to Mike Chandler on January 6, and to Sonora Wright on January 8.

In order to update our mailing list and our birthday/anniversary list, we are distributing our annual Directory Update sheet. Everyone enjoys seeing who has an anniversary or a birthday coming up, especially our children’s birthdays. If you have moved in the past year or added family members, please turn in this information for your family. The Update Sheets are located in the box on the center foyer table. Please complete one and return to the box or to Shirley Dillard. Thanks for helping keep our records current.

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(12-28-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

December 28, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning. We are glad you are visiting with us today.

Wednesday evening, December 31, everyone is invited to come to the Fellowship Hall for games, fellowship and refreshments at 5PM.

Upcoming Church Events
Wed, Dec 31 Game Night at Church, 5PM
Sat, Jan 10 Youth Night Scavenger Hunt, 5PM
Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Feb 7 Youth Martial Arts Night, 5PM
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 7AM
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

“Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.”– William Parks

Reminder: For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

Prayer requests:
Martha Hickman – Bro. Massey’s sister who suffered a stroke
Addison Nutter and her family – child in Vanderbilt hospital with a heart ailment, possibly requiring a transplant
Addison Clark – Undergoing cancer treatment for brain tumors

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.”—C.S.Lewis

VISITORS & MEMBERS: In order to update our mailing list and our birthday/anniversary list, we are asking everyone (visitors and members) to complete an annual Directory Update sheet, especially if you have moved during the past year. Everyone enjoys seeing who has a birthday coming the next week, and we especially want to wish all our visiting children and member’s children a happy birthday. If we do not have your dates, please complete an update and give to Shirley Dillard, or place in the box on the foyer center table. Thanks for helping keep our directory current.

Happy birthday on January 2, to Sydney Carroll.

“Good morning church family. I hope you had a great Christmas this year. We had a nice service Christmas Eve, singing and hearing the lovely Christmas story from Luke 2, as read by Jim Holland. We also had prayer and sang a couple of songs. with no one singing off key since we did it without any instruments other than our God given voices. Please plan to be with us next year if the Lord tarries. I was also thankful more businesses and individuals said Merry Christmas instead of happy holidays, because we want to keep Christ in Christmas. Have a Happy New Year.” Dwight Faircloth

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(12-21-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

December 21, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning. Everyone is encouraged to return tonight, bring a guest and enjoy our Christmas Variety Program, which will be presented at 5PM. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the program. Ladies of the church are asked to bring a finger food.

There will be no Bible Study this coming Wednesday evening (Christmas Eve). However, those who desire to do so will gather at 5PM for prayer. Everyone is welcome.

Nursery care is provided during worship hour by our trained attendants, Aubrey Molder and Payge Grigsby. Payge cares for children less than three years of age, while Aubrey cares for three year olds and above, including pre-schoolers and school age children. Both attendants are fully trained in child care and would welcome your children.

Prayer requests this week include:
Fabian Story – lost his grandmother, Betty Grubbs
Geraldine Carter – has had eye surgery
Taylor Holland’s co-worker – lost her 8 month old baby
Cory Hollandsworth’s family has many members facing critical illnesses.

Ladies don’t forget to pray for your Secret Sister this week.

Dear Friends in Christ:

Today, we celebrate anew the virgin birth, sinless life and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. The Lord has truly blessed our church, and in return, our church has been a blessing to many. May God bless each of you for all your support for your pastor and his wife. We pray you will have a wonderful Christmas season with your family and your friends. To God be all glory.
His and your servants,
Ken & Judy Massey

The Next Time Will Be Different: The first time Jesus came, He came veiled in the form of a child. A star marked His arrival. Wise men brought Him gifts. There was no room for Him. Only a few attended His arrival. The next time Jesus comes, He will be recognized by all. Heaven will be lit by His glory. He will bring rewards for His own. The world won’t be able to contain His glory. Every eye shall see Him. He will come as Sovereign King and Lord of all. John F. MacArthur

The following will be celebrating birthdays:

JESUS – 25th
Terra Phelps – 21st
Jeff Sanford – 22nd
Scott Meade – 25th
Helen Righthouse – 26th
Debbie Cox – 27th
Shirley Dillard – 30th

Christmas gift ideas that are beyond monetary value . . .
Give something away anonymously ~ Forgive someone who has treated you wrong ~ Turn away wrath with a soft answer ~Visit someone in a nursing home ~ Mend a quarrel ~ Apologize if you were wrong ~ Say I love you to someone ~ Be especially kind to someone with whom you work ~ Give as God gave to you in Christ, without obligation, or announcement, or reservation, or hypocrisy ~ Tell someone the story of Jesus!

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(12-7-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

December 7, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning. Today
is Youth Sunday here at Murfreesboro Baptist Church. The youth of the church will be leading services. Bro. Dillon Clemons will bring the message, and Hank Dillard and Garrett Vance will lead our singing. Please pray for God’s blessings and Spirit to lead in all aspects of our worship service.

Today is the last day to make a donation for our Angel
Tree family. A box is on the foyer table to accept
donations.Thank you for helping make this Christmas
a little happier for some deserving children. Please see
Lanny Jenkins for more information

This year’s Christmas Program, on Sunday evening, December 21, will
be a Christmas Variety Program. If you would like to participate with
a song, instrumental, reading, etc., please let Bro. Key Dillard or Sis. Ruth
Green know ASAP, so you can be included in the program.The Pre-
K/K and grades 1-4 class are working on some some special
songs for the program during their Sunday School class each
Sunday. If you would like your child to participate, please bring them to Sunday School. For additional information, please see Ruth Green.

Bible Study begins at 6:30 p.m each Wednesday evening. The Fellowship meal, which is served prior to Bible Study, begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the meal is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for each child (age 12 & under). A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to order and prepay your meals. Publix Chicken will be served on December 10, and Demos’ spaghetti with sides and rolls will be served December 17. To allow members time to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s holidays with their families, Wednesday evening Bible Study will be cancelled on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31).

Reminder: For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

We have two childcare nursery rooms – one for infants, one for toddlers. Our attendants, Aubrey Molder and Payge Grigsby, are available to receive children in the nursery after Sunday School or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Prayer requests: Those in need of salvation – Suzanne Crews’ mother, Marilyn Lindsey – Cory Hollandsworth’s cousin, Amanda – Bro. Massey’s sister, Martha Hickman.

December birthdays to celebrate:

Dec 7 – Stephen Crews & Ashley Teter
Dec 8 – Carlye Cox
Dec 10 – Gregory McCord
Dec 13 – Elizabeth Story

Note from Bonnie Cox: YOUTH FELLOWSHIP will be held for all youth in grades 6 thru 12 on Saturday, December 13, beginning at 5PM. Activities include Demos’ spaghetti, devotion and playing Dirty Santa game. Asking that everyone bring a $10.00 gift for Dirty Santa. Please RSVP to Bonnie at 481-2339 for head count on food.

CHURCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat, Dec 13 Youth Fellowship
Sun, Dec 21 Christmas Program
Wed., Dec 24 Bible Study cancelled
Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

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(11-30-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

November 30, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning.

Psalms 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

Next Sunday, December 7, the youth of the church will conduct services. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be preaching, and Hank Dillard & Garrett Vance will lead our singing. Please pray for God’s blessings and Spirit to lead in all aspects of our Youth Sunday worship service.

Next Sunday, December 7, will also be our last donation day before gifts will be purchased for our Angel Tree family. This is a deserving family with five (5) children who needs our help during the holiday season. Thank you for helping with this worthwhile project. A box is on the foyer table to accept donations. See Lanny Jenkins for more information.

Prayer Requests: Tim Stormes brother in Ohio passed away this week. Cory Hollandsworth’s cousin, Amanda – undergoing cancer treatment. Suzanne Crews mother – surgery this past week..

Bible Study begins at 6:30 p.m each Wednesday evening. The Fellowship meal, which is served prior to Bible Study, begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost for the meal is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age 12 and under. A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to order and prepay your meals. Come and enjoy the food, the fellowship and great Bible Study.

Reminder: For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

To allow members time to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s holidays with their families, Wednesday evening Bible Study will be cancelled on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31).

Note from Bonnie Cox: YOUTH FELLOWSHIP for all youth in grades 6th thru 12th. Saturday, December 13, beginning at 5PM. Activities include Demos’ spaghetti, devotion and playing Dirty Santa game. Asking that everyone bring a $10.00 gift for Dirty Santa. Please RSVP to Bonnie at 481-2339 for head count on food.

We now have two nursery attendants available to care for your children during worship service. One nursery is for infants; the second is for older toddlers. All visitors and members are welcome to use these services. Please consider your child and the solemnity of the worship service in making your decision. Our attendants, Aubrey Molder & Paige Grigsby, will give your child great care. Please remember to leave your cell number with them, so they can page you during the service, if necessary.

November 30 Joan Downs
December 3 Jeffrey Wood
December 3 Patti Wilburn
December 5 Hank Dillard

CHURCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sun, Dec 7 Last donation day for Angel Tree Project
Sun, Dec 7 Youth Sunday
Sat, Dec 13 Youth Fellowship, 5PM
Sun, Dec 21 Christmas Program
Wed, Dec 24 Bible Study cancelled
Wed, Dec 31 Bible Study cancelled
Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

Our pecan order has arrived. If any ladies would like to have fresh pecans for holiday baking, please see or notify Shirley Dillard, 890-0288, or e-mail dill71@juno.com.

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(11-23-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

November 23, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning. Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

From the Pastor: Our church has approved an additional nursery for the needs of our families. One nursery is for infants and the other for the older ones. No one is demanding that you use a nursery. We only request that you consider your child and the solemnity of the worship service in making your decision. We will respect your needs at all times. Our attendants, Aubrey Molder and Paige Grigsby are two fine young ladies. They will give your child great care. Please leave your cell number with them so they can page you during the service, if necessary.

For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed
early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

Our Church has chosen a family with five (5) children for our
Angel Tree project this holiday season. A box is on the foyer table
to accept donations. Our last donation day, before purchasing
the gifts, will be December 7. Let’s show our Christian love as we
help make this family’s Christmas a memorable one.Thanks for
helping with this worthwhile project. See Lanny Jenkins for more information.

Prayer requests: Tim Vantrease – Barbara Davenport’s friend – Melissa Cooke’s uncle – Paula Thompson’s family – Donna Sanford’s friend – Bro. Massey’s sister and her family – Caleb and Alishia Cozart, who lost everything this week in a fire – Addy Clark and Wanda Oliver undergoing cancer treatment

Happy Birthday to our Pastor, Kenneth Massey, on November 24th.

To allow members time to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays with their families, evening Bible Study service will be cancelled on the following Wednesdays: November 26 – December 24 – December 31

December 7, will be Youth Sunday here at Murfreesboro Church. Bro. Dillon Clemons will be preaching, and Hank Dillard & Garrett Vance will lead our singing service. Please pray for God’s blessings and Spirit to lead in all aspects of our worship service on Youth Sunday.

Note from Bonnie Cox: YOUTH FELLOWSHIP for all youth in grades 6th thru 12th. Saturday, December 13, beginning at 5PM. Activities include Demos’ spaghetti, devotion and playing Dirty Santa game. Asking that everyone bring a $10.00 gift for Dirty Santa. Please RSVP to Bonnie at 481-2339 for head count on food.

The Christmas Program is Sunday evening, December 21st This year we are doing a Christmas Variety Program. If you would like to participate with a song, instrumental, reading, etc., please let Bro. Key Dillard or me know ASAP so we can include you at the appropriate place in the program. The only two songs already spoken for are “Beautiful Star” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” The Pre-K/K and grades 1-4 class are working on some special songs for the program during their Sunday School class each Sunday. If you would like your child to participate, please bring them to Sunday School. Thanks, Ruth Green

CHURCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat, Nov 29 Ladies Bible Study & Breakfast
Sun, Dec 7 Last donation day for Angel Tree Project
Sun, Dec 7 Youth Sunday – Church youth conducting worship service
Sat, Dec 13 Youth Fellowship 5 PM
Sun, Dec 21 Christmas Program
Wed, Dec 24 Bible Study cancelled
Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

If you have a church event you would like to have posted on our Church Calendar, please write out your announcement and give to Shirley Dillard or email to dill71@juno.com.

If any would like to order fresh pecans for holiday baking, please see Shirley Dillard or email her at dill71@juno.com.


 

(11-16-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

November 16, 2014

WELCOME VISITORS. We are glad you are with us today.

Prayer Requests: Addy Clark, Wanda Oliver & Allen Barber – all three are having cancer treatments; Tim Vantrease, who has pneumonia; Mike Stormes; Mark Cantrell, Sonny Naff’s friend who has had surgery; Geraldine Carter’s brother who has had a heart attasck; Jesse Miller’s co-worker; Bro. Massey’s sister, who is in the hospital.

Our Church has chosen a family with five (5) children for
our Angel Tree project this holiday season. A box is on the
foyer table to accept donations. Our last donation day before
purchasing the gifts will be December 7. Let’s show our Christian love, as we help make this family’s Christmas a memorable one. Thank you for helping with this worthwhile project.

This week’s Fellowship meal, which is served prior to Bible Study, begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. This Wednesday will be Soup Night. Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 12 & under, with a maximum charge per family of $20.00. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to prepay your meals.

For the safety of our members, whenever Murfreesboro schools are dismissed early or closed due to inclement weather, church services will also be cancelled.

Ladies’ Bible Study has been moved from 11/22 to 11/29. This will be our final study until after the holidays. Subject: James, chapter 5. Hope to see you then. Thanks, Ruth Green

November Happy Anniversary & Birthday wishes

17th Kris & Heather Dillard 17th Blaine & Patti Wilburn
18th John & Helen Righthouse 18th Richmond & Geraldine Carter
19th Adam Cox 20th Logan Hughes

To allow members time to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays with their families, evening Bible Study service will be cancelled on the following Wednesdays:

November 26 – December 24 – December 31

Note from a grateful member: Hello Church Family: Although I usually write concerning our goal of raising funds for the Sunday School addition, today something else of importance is being written about. God has blessed us with great leadership in our church family. One in particular is our pastor, Brother Ken Massey. In Baptist churches across America, either October or November is pastor appreciation month. In our case, let us use November, which is a Thanksgiving month, to honor our pastor and Sister Judy, by just taking a moment at church to say thanks for sharing your ministry with us. Personally, I feel richly blessed by our pastor’s leadership, love and time spent with us. Before or after the service one Sunday this month, please take a moment to hug or say thank you, or both, to the Masseys. Also, please invite someone to church to hear the great messages in music and spoken word. I say we at MMBC have the greatest best kept secret in Murfreesboro. What a wonderful church family we share! Feel free to call on me if you need me. Thanks for listening to my heart and thoughts, Dwight Faircloth

CHURCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat, Nov 29 Ladies Bible Study & Breakfast
Sun, Dec 7 Last donation day for Angel Tree Project
Sat, Jan. 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Feb. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sat, Mar. 21 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sun, Apr 5 Lord’s Supper
Sat, Apr.18 Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Fri, Jun.12-20 Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Sun, Oct. 4 Lord’s Supper
Sun, Nov. 8 Church’s 31st Anniversary

If you have a church event you would like to have posted on our Church Calendar, please write out your announcement and give to Shirley Dillard or email to dill71@juno.com. Help keep our church family informed of upcoming events.


 

(11-9-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

November 9, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning.

Nursery care service is available for children of all ages. Our trained nursery attendant, Aubrey Molder, is available to receive children after Sunday School or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Prayer requests:
Addy Clark undergoing cancer treatment
Wanda Oliver undergoing cancer treatment
Bobby Oldham recent surgery

The Men’s prayer breakfast meets the third Saturday morning of each month. The following dates are for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015.
November 15 December – Meeting cancelled
January 17 February 21
March 21 April 18
All men of the church are urged to attend and bring a friend or neighbor with you. Males of all ages are welcome. This is a wonderful father/son activity. Cooking & fellowship begin around 7:00 am, with a devotion to follow.

Happy Birthday to
Dillon Clemons November 9
Beth Griewahn November 10
Jayme Loving November 12
Sarah Miller November 14
Roger West November 15

The Fellowship meal, prior to Bible Study, begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. The cost is $5.00 for each adut and $3.00 for each child (age 12 & under). A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Payment is requested before each meal is ordered. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to order a meal. Menu for November is as follows:

11-12-14 – Demo’s spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert
11-19-14 – Soup night

“Candy Corn”- A Sweet Reminder

White is for our sins,
that Jesus washed away.
Orange is for new hope,
the Lord gives us each day.
Yellow is for His wisdom
and words so very sweet,
all wrapped up together
in this candy corn treat!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Message from Dwight Faircloth
Welcome friends and visitors to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. You are an honored guest. Please feel at home. We want you to enjoy the services today.

Many exciting things are happening at our church. We are in a growing neighborhood and growing city. We want folks who attend our services to worship and enjoy what God has in store for them.

Earlier this year the church voted to try to raise $100,000 to make preparation for additional fellowship, Sunday School and nursery space. Today, I want to remind our members the year will soon be over, and what a great year we have had with the addition of several new members. It is time for our members to step up to the plate and give over and above their tithes and offerings to reach our goal. Remember, we cannot out-give God. This is a fabulous investment in the future of the church until the Lord’s return.

Please pray about what God would have you do and consider a generous love offering for the kingdom. After all, God owns it all and is waiting to see how well we handle what is actually His. Will you answer the challenge? In His service, Dwight Faircloth, Chairman

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(11-2-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

November 2, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning.
We are so glad you have chosen to visit with us. Today is a very special day. Almost thirty years ago, on November 10, 1984, Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church was organized into a church from a mission with an extended arm from Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Macon County Tennessee. From the beginning, God has directed the way. May His light continue to guide the path of each and every member as the church continues the work into the future.

“Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:21

POT LUCK LUNCH TODAY Everyone is invited stay for lunch, which will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following morning worship service.

WILBURN & WILBURN Special SINGERS TODAY Following lunch today, there will be special singing in the afternoon. We are so blessed to have Jonathan & Jordan Wilburn as our special guest singers. You will

receive a special blessing from hearing this father and son sing.

PRAYER REQUESTS this week include: Tim Vantrease, Donna Sanford’s co-worker, Suzanne Crews mother, Wanda Oliver, Addy Clark, and all those who are lost and in need of salvation.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Remember our campaign to raise $100,000 to build new Sunday School Rooms and nursery rooms.

NURSERY care service is available in our Nursery for babies up to age two with trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children in our Nursery after Sunday School or any time during worship service. A second room is available for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

WEDNESDAY EVENING FELLOWSHIP MEAL: The Fellowship meal, prior to Bible Study, begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. The menu for November is:

11-05-14 – Chili, dessert
11-12-14 – Demo’s spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert
11-19-14 – Soup night
Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to order a meal. Payment is requested before each meal is ordered.
Cost: $5.00 – adult
$3.00 – children (age 12 & under)
Maximum charge per family is $20.00.

Happy Birthday
Amanda Shannon – November 7 & Montana Wright – November 8

Notice to families who have not registered their celebration dates, please turn in a Family Directory Update sheet to Shirley Dillard to be sure your birthday and anniversary dates are recognized.

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(10-26-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 26, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors. We are glad you are visiting with us this morning. Please feel free to join in our worship service as God directs.

Remember, next Sunday, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends. The Church will also be celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary, with the Singing Wilburn family as special guests. The ladies of the church are asked to prepare a pot luck lunch which will be served immediately after morning worship. The church will furnish the meat, and ladies are asked to prepare side dishes, desserts, bread and drinks. All visitors are invited back next Sunday to worship and celebrate with us.

Nursery care service is available in our Nursery for babies up to age two with trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children in our Nursery after Sunday School or any
time during worship service. A second room is available
for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. All visitors and
members are welcome to use this service.

Seen on a church marquee: “You feed your body; why starve your soul? Come to church next Sunday.”

Happy Birthday to

October 29, Sara Miller
October 31, Ruth Green
November 1, Judy Massey

Happy Anniversary to Stuart & Pauline Spicer on October 29.

If you haven’t already done so, please turn in a Family Directory Update sheet to Shirley Dillard, to be sure we recognize your birthday and anniversary dates.

The Fellowship meal prior to Bible Study begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. The cost is $5.00 for each adult meal, and $3.00 for each child (age 12 & under). A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Payment is requested before each meal is ordered. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to order a meal. Menu for October and November are as follows:

10-29-14 – Cracker Barrel meatloaf, green beans, potatoes, cornbread
11-05-14 – Chili, dessert
11-12-14 – Demo’s spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert
11-19-14 – Soup night

WHITE OR ORANGE???

The little boy asked his father, “What white cat is that?” Knowing they didn’t own a white cat, the father asked him what he was talking about. The little boy pointed to their family’s pet tabby – the one they had always referred to as their “orange cat.” It was then the father realized he had not been seeing the beautiful white markings on the cat—only the orange. Often we see the “orange” in life, or even in each other, instead of the “white.” When the sun shines, people complain it’s hot. When the snow falls, some people complain it’s too cold. Grumble, grumble, grumble. What must God think? Instead of forming opinions on the NEGATIVE side of life, let’s focus instead on the blessings that God gives. Let’s look at the “white” of life instead of the orange. It will be good both spiritually and physically. Those who see the “white” can be a great encouragement to others who may be seeing only the orange.

Be careful what you think, because you are becoming what you think.

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(10-19-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 19, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors this morning. We say a special welcome to our newest members, Tim & Donna Stormes, who joined last Sunday. We are thrilled you are an “official” member of our church family.

Coming Events. . .

Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary with the Singing Wilburn
Family as special singers

Bible Study each Wednesday evening begins at 6:30 P.M.

Nursery care service is available in our Nursery for babies up to age two with trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children in our Nursery after Sunday School or any time during worship service. A second room is available for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

A man’s character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash.

Prayer requests: Sonny Naff – eye surgery last week, Ray Harper, Tim Vantrease – breathing problems, Shawn Davis.

The Fellowship meal, prior to Bible Study, begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. The cost is $5.00 for each adult meal and $3.00 for each child (age 12 & under). A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Payment is requested before each meal is ordered. The menus for October and November are as follows:

10-22-14 – Publix chicken, veggies, dessert
10-29-14 – Cracker Barrel meatloaf, green beans, potatoes, cornbread
11-05-14 – Chili, dessert
11-12-14 – Demo’s spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert
11-19-14 – Soup night
Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox to order a meal.

OCTOBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
October 22 Cathy Williams
October 23 Aiden Righthouse
October 25 Lauren Hughes

Isn’t it strange . . .

. . . how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others, but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?
. . . how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Bible?
. . . how everyone wants a place in heaven but, they don’t want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?
. . . how we send jokes in e-mails and they are forwarded right away, but when we are going to send messages about God, we think about it twice before we share it with others?

Ladies, BIBLE STUDY is this coming Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.
Study is in the book of James.

We’re almost halfway there to raising our $100,000 for our capital fund to build new Sunday School Rooms and nursery space. Keep up the good work, and see Dwight Faircloth for more information.

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(10-12-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 12, 2014

A special welcome to all our visitors this morning. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Nursery care service is available in our Nursery for babies up to age two with trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children in our Nursey after Sunday School or any time during worship service. A second room is available for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

MURFREESBORO MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH has something for everybod

Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends, and the Church observes their 30th Anniversary celebration. The Wilburn family will be special guest singers.

Ladies remember to pray for your Secret Sister. In some small way, let her know you have her on your heart and mind.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN As we enter the fall season, our thoughts are refreshed with changes — changes in the weather, changes in our wardrobes, changes in our leisure activities. But have you made a change in your commitment to your church and the things of God? Have you even given one thought to our Capital Campaign and how it might change the lives of persons who find our church and find God for the first time? We must act NOW in order to be ready for the new people who will come in the future. May I encourage you to take a Building Fund envelope from the pew and cheerfully place your offering inside. Thanks, Dwight Faircloth, Campaign Chairman
Everyone return at 6:30 P.M. tonight for a special service. The Gardendale Men’s Choir from Birmingham, Alabama will be singing here. This is a men’s choir singing various old-time-favorite songs and hymns. A freewill offering will be received, and all proceeds will go to benefit Murfreesboro Baptist Church’s Building Program.

Bible Study starts at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. A Fellowship Meal is served prior to the study, beginning at 5:30 p.m. These meals will be pre-ordered from a different restaurant each Wednesday night and must be pre-paid. The cost is $5.00 for each adult eating. Children ages 12 &under eat for $3.00 each. A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox if you have any questions or would like to order a meal.

Happy Birthday to Noah Miller on October 13, Madison Vance on October 16, John Righthouse on October 17, and to Rachel Cooke & Heather Righthouse on October 18.

Happy Anniversary to Tim & Donna Stormes today, October 12th

Isn’t it strange . . .

. . . how a twenty dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping?
. . . how two hours seem so long when you’re at church, but how short they seem when you’re watching a good movie?
. . . that you can’t find a word to say when you’re praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?
. . . how difficult and boring it seems to read one chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 Pages of a popular novel?
. . . how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games, but they do whatever is possible to sit in the last row in church?
. . . how we need to know about an event for Church two to three weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?

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(10-5-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

October 5, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. There are two Nursery rooms available for our children. All visitors and members are welcome to utilize these rooms. Newborns, up to age 2, will be tended by our trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children after Sunday School, or any time during worship service. A second child-care room has been set aside for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. For more information, see Robin Dillard.

Today, we will observe the Lord’s Supper during worship service.

Wednesday Night Bible Study starts at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. A fellowship meal is served at 5:30 p.m. Meals are ordered from a restaurant each week and must be pre-paid Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox if you would like to order a meal for your family. The cost is $5.00 for each adult eating and $3.00 for each child age 12 & under. The maximum charge per family is $20.00. Come enjoy good food, fellowship and a great Bible study.

Please remember the following in Prayer: Melissa Cooke’s father, Richmond Carter who is in the hospital; Bonnie Cox’s family, as her grandmother is very ill; Jim Holland’s friend who has been diagnosed with cancer; and Don Hardee who is also suffering from cancer.

Next Sunday evening, The Gardendale Men’s Choir will be in concert at 6:30 P.M here at the church. This is a 25-member men’s choir from Birmingham, Alabama. They will be singing various old time favorite songs we love to hear. A freewill offering will be received to benefit Murfreesboro Church’s new building program. See Key Dillard for details.

Remember, Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2, so set your clocks back one hour. Also on Sunday, November 2, the Church will celebrate it’s 30th anniversary with a special worship service and a meal. Everyone welcome. Please invite someone to come with you. Visitors, please come back and stay to eat lunch with us.

Birthdays being celebrated this week include:

October 5 Bill Green October 6 Diane Parmley
October 7 Melissa Cooke October 11 Russell Key
October 11 Thomas Story

Happy Anniversary October 7, to Bart & Carlye Cox.

If you haven’t already done so, please turn in a family directory update sheet to Shirley Dillard so we can celebrate your family’s special days with you.

The following testimony is from a post on Facebook . . . .”Thirty-two years ago tonight I had a miraculous, life-changing experience. That was the night that a precious, small drop of red blood fell on my sin-blackened soul and washed it white as snow. Since then, I have forgotten a lot of things, but that is the one thing that is still so vivid to me. I have had trials, heartaches and tears, but Jesus has been there to carry me through it all. Thank you God for saving my soul so that I can have eternal life in Heaven, instead of spending eternity in a never-ending lake of fire and torment. Thank You for every blessing, family member and friend. You have been so good to me, and thanksgiving for eternity will not be enough!”

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(9-28-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

September 28, 2014

WELCOME VISITORS

Visitors, we are glad you have chosen to worship with us. Today, in the absence of our pastor, the message will be brought by visiting preacher, Eld. Kenneth Davis. We thank him for filling in until Brother Massey’s return next Sunday.

Wednesday Night Bible Study starts at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. A Fellowship Meal is served, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00 for each adult eating. Children, ages 12 & under, eat for $3.00 each. A maximum charge per family is $20.00. The meals are paid in advance. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox if you would like to order a meal.

Fri-Sat, October 3-4 – Do Re Mi Fall Festival, River Retreat, Hartsville, Tennessee
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, October 12, 6:30 pm – Concert by The Gardendale Men’s Choir
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary Service & Meal

Please remember in Prayer – Jeff Sanford’s grandchild who has been in Vanderbilt hospital.

The Gardendale Men’s Choir from Birmingham, Alabama will be in concert on Sunday evening, October 12, at 6:30 P.M. This is a 25 member men’s choir singing various old time favorites. A freewill offering will be received and all proceeds will go to benefit Murfreesboro Church’s new building program. See Key Dillard for details.

We now have two Nursery care rooms available. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service. Newborns up to age 2 will be tended by our trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children after Sunday School, or any time during worship service. A second child-care room is available for older toddlers and pre-schoolers. For more information, see Robin Dillard.

Happy Birthday wishes go to Tracie Wilburn on October 3, and to Kevin Dillard & James McClanahan on October 4. Happy Anniversary on October 4, to Ricky & Cathy Williams.

From the mouth of babes . . . . how true it is.

An elderly gentleman passed his granddaughter’s room one night and overheard her repeating the alphabet in an oddly reverent way.
“What on earth are you up to?” he asked.
“I’m saying my prayers,” explained the little girl. “But I can’t think of exactly the right words tonight, so I’m just saying all the letters. God will put them together for me because He knows what I’m thinking.”

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(9-21-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

September 21, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors. Today, in the absence of our pastor, the message will be brought by church member, Bro. Dillon Clemons. Thank you for filling in during Bro. Massey’s absence.

Visitors, we are glad you have chosen to worship with us. Nursery care service is available in our Nursery with trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children after Sunday School, or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Ladies, next Saturday morning, September 27, 8:30 a.m., you are invited to come for breakfast and Ladies Bible Study. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us.

The Gardendale Men’s Choir from Birmingham, Alabama will be in concert on Sunday evening, October 12, at 6:30 P.M. This is a 25 member men’s choir singing various old time favorites. A freewill offering will be received to benefit Murfreesboro Church’s new building program. See Key Dillard for details.

Prayer Requests: Heather Righthouse Hearnsberger has asked for prayer for her babysitter, Amy Sanford-Fowler and her husband, Chris. They were in a motorcycle wreck last week.

Wed, September 24 – Fellowship Meal & Bible Study, 5:30
Sat, September 27 – Ladies Bible Study/Breakfast,8:30 am
Sun, September 28 – Visiting preacher, Eld. Kenneth Davis
Fri-Sat, Oct. 3-4 – Do Re Mi Fall Festival, River Retreat,
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, Oct. 12- Concert by Gardendale Men’s Choir, 6:30pm
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary Service & Meal

Wednesday Night Bible Study starts at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. A Fellowship Meal is served, beginning at 5:30 p.m. These meals will be pre-ordered from a different restaurant each Wednesday night, and must be pre-paid. The cost is $5.00 for each adult eating. Children, ages 12 & under, eat for $3.00 each. A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Bonnie Cox will be set up in the foyer the first Sunday morning of each month to receive the money. This week’s menu includes Pizza, Salad and dessert. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox if you have any questions or would like to order a meal. Come and enjoy good food and great fellowship prior to a wonderful Bible Study.

Happy birthday to Zach Williams on September 22. We still need updated information sheets on some church families,uletin so they can be wished a happy birthday and anniversary. Please complete and give to Shirley Dillard. Blank forms are on the foyer entrance table.

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(9-14-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

September 14, 2014

A special welcome to all our visitors this morning. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Nursery care service is available in our Nursery with trained attendant, Aubrey Molder. She is available to receive children after Sunday School or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Thank you to all those who worked so hard and helped with the Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention held here this week end. It was a glorious time of singing praises to our Savior.

Wed, September 17 – Fellowship Meal & Bible Study 5:30
Sat, September 20 – Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 am
Sat, September 20 – Mark Trammel Quartet Concert, 6:00 pm
Wed, September 24 – Fellowship Meal & Bible Study, 5:30
Sat, September 27 – Ladies Bible Study/Breakfast, 8:30 am
Fri-Sat, Oct. 3-4 – Do Re Mi Fall Festival, River Retreat, Hartsville
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, October 12 – Concert by Gardendale Men’s Choir, 6:30pm
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary

Ladies remember to pray for your Secret Sister. Brighten her day with a card or small gift, reminding her of the goodness of God.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: dill71@juno.com

Building Fund Benefit Singing – The Mark Trammell Quartet will be singing here at the church at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night, September 20. An offering will be taken for our Building Fund. See Dwight Faircloth for more details.

The Gardendale Men’s Choir from Birmingham, Alabama will be in concert on Sunday evening, October 12, at 6:30 P.M. This is a 25 member men’s choir singing various old time favorites. A freewill offering will be received to benefit Murfreesboro Church’s new building program. See Key Dillard for details.

Ladies of the church will meet on Saturday morning, September 27, 8:30 a.m. for breakfast. Bible study will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us.

The men of the church are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday morning, September 20. Breakfast preparations will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a devotion by Brother Sam Vance immediately following. Bring someone with you. Men of all ages are welcome.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Information from Dwight Faircloth:Thank you for all your special offerings during the past few weeks. Also, thanks for the generous donations to the yard sale. Every dollar makes a difference and the fund is g-r-o-w-i-n-g! Have you given ANYTHING to help us reach our goal, which is to provide adequate space to reach more people for the kingdom? One of the reasons I believe God calls us to give sacrificially is that it strengthens our faith and helps us grow spiritually. If we merely give out of our excess, we don’t give God the opportunity to prove His faithfulness. Can God count on you to do your part? Dwight Faircloth, Chairman

Bible Study starts at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening. A Fellowship Meal is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. These meals will be pre-ordered from a different restaurant each Wednesday night, and must be pre-paid. The cost is $5.00 for each adult eating. Children ages 12 & under eat for $3.00 each. A maximum charge per family is $20.00. Bonnie Cox will be set up in the foyer the first Sunday morning of each moth to receive the money. This week’s menu includes Publix Chicken, vegetables and dessert. Please see Joan Downs or Bonnie Cox if you have any questions or would like to order a meal. The September 24th menu will be Pizza, Salad and dessert. Come and enjoy good food and great fellowship prior to a wonderful Bible Study.


 

(9-7-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

September 7, 2014

We welcome all who are visiting today. If you need child care during worship service, Murfreesboro Church has a trained attendant, Aubrey Molder, staffing the nursery. She is available to receive children after Sunday School, or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

2014 CALENDAR of EVENTS

Tues, September 9 – Practice singing Convention songs, 6:30 pm
Wed, September 10 – Fellowship Meal & Bible Study, 5:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat, Sept 12-13 – Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention
Wed, September 17 – Fellowship Meal & Bible Study, 5:30 p.m.
Sat, September 20 – Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7:30 am
Sat, September 20 – Mark Trammel Quartet Concert, 6:00 pm
Wed, September 24 – Fellowship Meal & Bible Study, 5:30 p.m.
Sat, September 27 – Ladies Bible Study/Breakfast, 8:30 am
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, October 12 – Concert by Gardendale Men’s Choir, 6:30 pm
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary

The men of the church will hold their Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, September 20. Cooking will begin at 7:30 am, with a devotional by Bro. Sam Vance after the meal. Men of all ages are welcome.

Happy birthday to Donald Shaw on September 11, and Happy Anniversary to Jerry & Debbie Cox on September 12th. If you haven’t completed a directory update sheet, please do so and return to Shirley Dillard. This record of family birthdates and anniversaries. is used for bulletin publication. Thanks for your help.

This coming Tuesday night, September 9, will be the last practice session before the Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention meets here at Murfreesboro Church on September 12 and 13. Seth Gregory will come to help us sing some new convention songs. Singing begins at 6:30 pm and will end at 7:30. See Key Dillard for details.

COMING this Friday & Saturday, September 12-13, is the Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention! We are expecting a large number of visitors. Singing begins at 7:00 pm Friday night. Robin Dillard is coordinating our fellowship refreshments for singers immediately after the singing Friday night. If you can help provide a desert or give a donation to help purchase refreshments in bulk, please see Robin at church or mail the donation to Robin Dillard, PO Box 11392, Murfreesboro 37129, call or text her at 631-4956, or e-mail her at dillard71@juno.com. Help is also needed to help set up the kitchen area and clean up after refreshments are served. Brad Taylor, a Vice President of the Convention, would appreciate volunteers to help with parking, welcoming visitors, cleaning and straightening up. Please notify Brad if you can help.

Saturday’s Convention begins with a business meeting of the delegates at 9:00 a.m, Singing starts at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided by the convention for the singers at Blackman Elementary School at 12:15 p.m. Afternoon singing starts at 1:30 p.m. Please come and represent Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church. Your help IS NEEDED!

Building Fund Benefit Singing – Thank you to all those who gave an extra donation last Sunday to increase our Building Fund. Another fund raiser is planned for September 20. The Mark Trammell Quartet will be singing here at the church at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night, September 20. An offering will be taken for our Building Fund. See Dwight Faircloth for more details.

The Gardendale Men’s Choir from Birmingham, Alabama will be in concert on Sunday evening, October 12, at 6:30 P.M. This is a 25 member men’s choir singing various old time favorites. A freewill offering will be received to benefit Murfreesboro Church’s new building program. See Key Dillard for details.

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(8-31-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 31, 2014

Welcome to all our visitors. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us today.

If you need child care during worship service, Murfreesboro Church has a trained attendant, Aubrey Molder staffing the nursery. She is available to receive children after Sunday School or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

2014 CALENDAR of EVENTS

Tues, September 2 – Singing practice Convention songs
Tues, September 9 – Singing practice Convention songs
Fri-Sat, Sept 12-13 – Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention
Sat, September 27 – Ladies Bible Study/Breakfast, 8:30 am
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary

Singing practice continues here at the church this Tuesday night, September 2, to prepare for the upcoming Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention. Seth Gregory will introduce some of the new convention songs. Singing begins promptly at 6:30 pm, and ends at 7:30. See Key Dillard for details

Secret Sisters – Remember to send your Secret Sister a card to let her know you are praying for her. Don’t forget her birthday!!

PRAYER REQUESTS: Jeff Clark; Allen Barber, an 18 year old undergoing cancer treatments; and Addy Clark, a 6 year old with cancer.

The Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention will convene here at Murfreesboro Church on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13, 2014. Robin Dillard, our fellowship coordinator, still needs donations and baked goods for our Friday night fellowship. We are expecting about 300 visitors to our church during this time. Help is needed as follows:
Bake or provide desert for Friday night
Give a donation to help purchase refreshments in bulk
Set up and clean up
If you can assist in any of these areas, please see Robin at church or mail the donation to Robin Dillard, PO Box 11392, Murfreesboro 37129, call or text her at 631-4956, or e-mail at dillard71@juno.com.
Brad Taylor, a Vice President of the Convention, would appreciate volunteers to help with – parking – welcoming visitors – cleaning and straightening up (making sure rest rooms have supplies, etc.). Thank you for making this a great singing convention and for honoring God through service.

Thank you to all the ladies who organized the noon ‘Butterfly’ luncheon here at church on Thursday. It was a wonderful time of fellowship, and the food was delicious. A special highlight was Barbara Faircloth’s devotion, incorporating the ‘butterfly’ theme. Hopefully, another gathering is in the making! Don’t miss it!

Capital Campaign News: “Dear church family, Thanks for helping the building fund by donating to the yard sale. We had a great day working together as a church family. We give God the glory for the $1,100.00 raised for additional nursery and class space, as well as more fellowship space. This will be a multipurpose addition. When God’s people work together, they can move mountains. Remember, this is not just for today but for the future until Jesus returns. Please continue the building fund LOVE OFFERING gifts. This should be in addition to tithing, not instead of. We should honor God’s word first and tithe at least 10%. Thanks as we work together,” Dwight Faircloth

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(8-24-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 24, 2014
Welcome to all our visitors today. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us. If you need child care during worship service, Aubrey Molder, our trained attendant, will be staffing the nursery. She is available to receive children after Sunday School or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Today’s Sunday School offering goes to the Benevolent fund.

Prayers are requested for:
Barbara Faircloth’s uncle – Harry Bogle
Tim Stormes brother – Mike
Sonny Naff
The family of Annie Bass, who passed away this week

Thank you to all those who donated items and worked so hard at the Church yard sale yesterday. It was a great success.

2014 CALENDAR of EVENTS

Tues, August 26 – Singing practice Convention songs
Thurs, August 28 – Ladies Luncheon, 12 Noon
Tues, September 2 – Singing practice Convention songs
Tues, September 9 – Singing practice Convention songs
Fri-Sat, Sept 12-13 – Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention
Sat, September 27 – Ladies Bible Study/Breakfast, 8:30 am
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary

Ladies don’t forget the Ladies luncheon at noon this coming Thursday, August 28. See Pauline Spicer for more details.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Each Tuesday night from now until September 12, there will be a one hour singing practice here at the church to prepare for the upcoming Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention. All church members, neighbors and friends are invited to learn new songs and sing the old ones. Seth Gregory will be coming to introduce some of the new convention songs and help practice some of the old songs from our hymnal. Schedule of the practices are: Tuesday, August 26, September 2, and September 9, from 6:30 until 7:30 pm (only 1 hour). See Key Dillard for details.

ASKING FOR HELP! The gospel singing community is excited about Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church hosting the Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention here on Friday night, September 12, and all day Saturday, September 13. Brad Taylor is a Vice President of the Convention. This will be a great time of singing, praising and honoring God. We’re expecting about 300 visitors to our church during this time. Robin Dillard is coordinating our fellowship efforts. Volunteers are needed for many tasks. Prayerfully consider how you can assist.

 Bake or provide desert for Friday night
 Give a donation to help purchase refreshments in bulk for Friday night fellowship
 Set up and clean up

If you can assist in any of these areas, please see Robin at church or mail the donation to Robin Dillard, PO Box 11392, Murfreesboro 37129, call or text her at 631-4956, or e-mail at dillard71@juno.com.

Brad Taylor is a Vice President of the Convention. He would appreciate volunteers to help with
 Parking
 Welcoming visitors
 Cleaning and straightening up
(making sure rest rooms have supplies, etc.)

Thank you for making this a great singing convention and for honoring God through service.

Happy Birthday to Tammy Raymer – August 2, to Tim Vantrease – August 26, and to Carly Jo Teter – August 27

Happy Anniversary to Roger & Annette West on August 24.

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: dill71@juno.com


 

(8-10-14) SUNDAY BULLETIN

August 10, 2014

We welcome all visitors to Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church today. We are glad you have chosen to worship with us.

2014 CALENDAR of EVENTS

Sat, August 23 – Yard Sale for Building Fund
Fri-Sat, Sept 12-13 – Tennessee State Gospel Singing Convention
Sun, October 5 – Lord’s Supper
Sun, November 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends
Sun, November 2 – Church 30th Anniversary Service

If you need child care during worship service, Murfreesboro Church has a trained attendant, Aubrey Boyce staffing the nursery. She is available to receive children after Sunday School or any time during worship service. All visitors and members are welcome to use this service.

Capital Campaign Info

If you have information to be published in the bulletin, please e-mail by Friday morning to: stuart_spicer@yahoo.com