Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for Memorial Day Sunday

Dr J. C. Joiner 2May 29, 2016

In Military Cemeteries Are “The Names” Of Freedom

From Bunker Hill to the walls of the Alamo, from the farm fields at Gettysburg to the beaches at Normandy and Iwo Jima, from the Afghanistan mountains to every other piece of hallowed ground where Americans have fought and died in freedom’s name, Old Glory still proudly dances in the wind of freedom. In paying the ultimate sacrifice, American warriors ensured that not only would America continue to be free but that America would continue to be a beacon of freedom so intense that no threat of oppression can extinguish it. So long as Old Glory flutters in the wind, there is hope. So long as American warriors are willing to carry Old Glory into battle, freedom’s flame will never be extinguished. Our enemies can sometimes knock down our buildings, but mortar, brick and steel does not America make. It is the irrepressible spirit and undying love of freedom that is uniquely America, and it is the American warrior who is willing to fight and die to protect the God-given freedoms and rights of all people. On this Memorial Day, I encourage each of you to spend a few moments and quietly offer a prayer of thanks for those who paid for your freedom with their lives. If you have the chance, take your children and walk quietly and reverently through a military cemetery. Stop at each white cross. Read the names carefully on the tombstones. These are the names of freedom. Look up at Old Glory as she dances in the breeze. Surely you will agree there is no more solemn and beautiful sight than to see our sacred stars and stripes fluttering quietly in the breeze above a military cemetery. It is our duty as parents and citizens to ensure that our children and grandchildren know that freedom is not free, that it is paid for with the blood and lives of warriors. Do not shirk this responsibility. It is one of the most important lessons you can ever impart to your children. To quote President Reagan: “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so that we may always be free.” Memorial Day is the most important American holiday. May God bless the American warrior — the protector of freedom and liberty.” – –  T. Nugent

FIFTH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP

Tonight

After the evening service.

Please bring your favorite dessert: cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pies, etc. You may bring your dessert to the fellowship hall prior to the evening service. 

 

COMING EVENTS:

June 8 – VBS Begins

June 14 – Harvester’s Luncheon

June 19 – Fathers’ Day

June 20-24 – Jr. Varsity/Varsity Camp

July 11-15 – Junior Camp

 

VBS begins Wednesday, June 8.

Lace up your hiking books, pack your backpack, and grab your Bible for Camp Courageous! Campers are led on the most important trail of their lives – the pathway to Jesus. Along the way, they study 1 Peter 2:21 and visit Decision Divide, Prayer Pond, Fellowship Forest, Glorify Geyser, and Witness Waterfall.

Summer Camps

Our youth will be challenged both physically and spiritually. Great life decisions are made at camp.

Ladies’ Bible Study with Jacque Joiner

THURSDAYS AT 10 AM

IN THE LADIES MINISTRIES CLASSROOM

 

 

ruADDICTIONS PROGRAM

MEETS FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM

IN THE RU CLASSROOM.

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

We currently are in need of Kidz club teachers and workers for our younger kids who can’t read yet. See Ron.

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

FOR 57 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

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

Ron@ntbctucson.org

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

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Bible Study: Thursdays at 10 AM

Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

 

 

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