Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for August 21

Dr J. C. Joiner 2August 21, 2016

Making Our Church Services More Effective!

The purpose of every service is the effective presentation and reception of the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. Any disturbance or distraction can be used to divert attention from this goal. Particularly under the balcony, excessive movement and/or talking can be very distracting to others.

We are blessed with a well-staffed nursery for all infants and toddlers for every service. An electronic nursery pager system is in effect for any emergency. Gifted teachers and workers give Bible instruction in a graded Sunday School at 9:30 AM. During the 10:30 AM Sunday service, we offer “Junior Church” for children up to and including the sixth grade. During the 6:00 PM Sunday evening service, elementary age youngsters have the privilege of a children’s choir.

Parents need to be especially thoughtful. If you choose to have your children sit with you during the main auditorium services, there is no objection. However, youngsters do not understand why they must be seated and silent. For them to understand and to obey is the responsibility of the parents.  What an excellent opportunity for a learning and training experience for your children. Do not permit them to leave for a drink of water; they will not die of thirst before the preacher is finished! If they have a tendency of frequent needs for toilet relief (how else can I say this), take them to the restroom before the service and find seating near the back of the auditorium.

Of course there are times of emergencies and sickness when people must be excused, we understand that. But, if you must leave during the preaching of the Word, on your return, do not go back to your seat, but please be seated in the back of the auditorium until the invitation. All unaccompanied youngsters will be seated there with ushers. Adults should be considerate to be seated at the back of the auditorium without being asked. Leaving once during the message is a disturbance, which can and should be appropriate, but it is not necessary to disturb twice.

This is the house of God (Psa 122:1). Let’s be so thoughtful that we never distract unnecessarily others from hearing the Word of God. Thanks for your cooperation and courtesy!                                                                   Pastor Joiner

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Friday, August 27 at 7:00 AM

Teachers and Workers Appreciation Banquet 

Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 PM

Paul writes to Timothy: And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15


This Appreciation Banquet is for all teachers, helpers, deacons, and trustees, plus all who help with all other ministries of our church such as the van ministry, music, Sunday afternoon rehab ministries, AWANA, and RU. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the auditorium next Sunday. Please be sure to sign up.

RU Recovery Banquet and Seminar – September 16-21

Ben and Wendy Burks – Ben Burks is the international director of RU. We will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of RU in our church. He preaches in churches all over the world.

  • Friday, Sept. 16 – 10-year Anniversary Banquet
  • Saturday, Sept. 17 – Training classes (Lunch included)
    • 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, Sept. 18 – Ben Burks will be preaching in all the services.
  • Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM (Sept. 19-21) Ben Burks will be preaching.

We are inviting pastors and churches who are interested in the RU Recovery Program to attend.

Sobering Statistics for America:

  • 7 Million people drove drunk at least one time in 2013
  • 1 in 10 adults drink 74 or more alcoholic drinks per week.
  • Deaths from drug overdoses are higher than deaths from traffic accidents.

From these statistics we can easily believe that in the Tucson area there are at least 50,000 alcoholics and probably as many addicted to drugs, both legal and illegal. This is why we have an RU. Even those who won’t step foot into a church will come with you on Friday night. Bring someone to RU this Friday. You will be blessed also!

Fall Revival – October 16-19 – Evangelist Paul Schwanke

Since 1982 Evangelist Paul Schwanke has been used of God to preach revival meetings at Independent Baptist Churches around the world.  The promise of God is that His word will never return void, and the power of the Bible is still changing lives in this day. In perilous times of questions and turmoil, God’s answers are found in God’s Word. As our society seeks any solution it can cling to, the simple message of Heaven resonates as never before: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near…” You are invited to hear the preaching of Evangelist Paul Schwanke where the Bible is the only authority.




OUR MISSION –  RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.  Gal. 2:20; 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 1 Cor. 15:57


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ FOOD BANK

After each service we make available to families in need a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items such as canned goods (soups, chili, sauces, meats, vegetables, etc.), boxes of cereal, pasta, rice, beans, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.




                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!



2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)



Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA  & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

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