Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for July 30

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

July 30, 2017

An Ordination Service at 6:00 PM

Ryan Lasater, a recent graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College, has been called to pastor the Victory Baptist Church in Vail. We are his sending Church, and along with Victory, are requesting his public ordination.

Ordination refers generally to the selection and consecration of spiritual leaders (Mk. 3:14; Jn. 15:16; Acts 1:22; 14:23; 1 Tim. 2:7; Tit. 1:5). Ordination by New Testament churches was accomplished with the laying on of hands (Acts 13:1-3). A church which follows the Word of God has God’s blessing. When qualified men are ordained in a church, the salvation of eternal souls and the edification of God’s people are the intend results.

Just what is an Ordination?

  • Ordination is the recognition of a divine call and a setting apart for special service. God only calls a man into His service; however, the church’s part is to recognize the man God has called. Paul and Barnabas were set apart for the special work to which God had called them … and when they [the local church at Antioch] fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away (Acts 13:3).
  • Ordination is a pledge of support and fellowship. When a man is ordained, those taking part are saying in effect, “We support you; we stand behind you in this work for which God has called you” … and being brought on their way by the church (Acts 15:3).
  • Ordination is a commitment of those called of God to have the enabling grace of God. They had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled … being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God (Acts 14:26; 15:40).

The Church family is now prayerfully asked to join together tonight as Ryan is formally “set apart” for the Gospel ministry.  Ryan and Violet would be so honored to have each of you in the evening service, thereby showing, with your presence, your whole-hearted approval of God calling them into His full-time service.

All are invited to a Reception following the service.


Leadership meeting

Saturday August 19

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

First AWANA Club meeting – Wednesday, August 23 6:30 – 8:00 PM


The Cool Class

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM – Preschool thru 6th Grade

Taught and supervised by the Couples for Christ Class

Each Wednesday evening until AWANA starts.


Wednesdays at 7:00 PM – Regular Mid-Week Service

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet



Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.


Note: We haven’t received enough children’s clothing. We especially would like to see much more good clothing for children of all ages.

All our senses can be involved in worship!

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Philippians 4:18b the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Revelation 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: An RU Definition from our curriculum: Punctuality is the state of being “on time”, by heeding to the Spirit’s leading and keeping other’s needs ahead of mine. — Come join us!


After each service, we make available to families in need of 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. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

New Testament Baptist Church


                                    … 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, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

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

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:45 PM)

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:



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