Upcoming Activities and Events:
Spring Spiritual Cleaning:
pull the 'weeds'!
Make me to hear joy and gladness;
that the bones which thou has broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then will I teach trangressors thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
(KJV, Psalm 51:8-13)
Creation Corner w/Clint - Next Sunday morning, Deacon Clint Oldfield's Creation Corner will share God's Word, emphasizing always the Truth, "In the beginning, God...". He will make a Biblical application next to his knowledge and education in Natural Science. His presentations are fascinating, insomuch as they illuminate the the power of God. Our earth was not conceived by a bang but by the Will of God, the Word of God and His desire to have a relationship with us. He provided all that we know in nature for us. "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." (KJV, Revelation 4:11) To God be the Glory!
Godly Music Teaching Series - Continuing the series, "How to Discern Godly Music", the third class begins on Sunday evening from 4:45pm - 5:15pm with Music Minister Pierre Geoffrion. While everyone is welcome, we especially ask the participants in Special Music to attend. Thanks!
Mother & Daughter Skit Rehearsal - Ladies, we are making much progress. Thank you! Our LAST rehearsal begins promptly at 6:00pm!
April 26:Mother & Daughter Boxes Rehearsal - Gals, please proceed quickly with your Boxes for rehearsal to the platform. This LAST rehearsal will be with our soloist/pianist. Thank you in advance!
Visitation - Please JOIN US on Thursdays at 6:00pm for Visitation, meeting in the Pastor's office! Don't be helping the 'losing team' by staying home! Though Satan's destruction is certain, he wants to take as many of us with him. But, eternity's Lake of Fire was not built for 'us' expressly. The Word says, "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (KJV 2 Peter 3:9). "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (KJV, John 3:16)
Are YOU going to heaven? The Bible tells us that we are all sinners; we were born into a carnal, sinful body. Jesus Christ ~ the Almighty Creator and Son of God ~ came to earth from His throne to provide the world 'a means of escape' from their duty to pay for their sins. He paid for their sins....with His life. He was pure and sinless. He offered Himself as a lamb of sacrifice to pay for every man's sins (if they would call upon Him to do so). It is a FREE gift to YOU but it certainly was not cheap. But like every gift, it must be received and our old ways repented. If you would like to go to heaven, please DO NOT HESITATE to call us at Joy Baptist Church (319-372-8008 / 470-3999) for more information about what Jesus did for you and how quickly this day YOU can be saved and on your way to heaven! We do not know the day or hour that Jesus will return for His saints, or even how many breaths we are allotted on this earth. The scriptures tell us that our life is but a vapor. Do not postpone this MAJOR decision.
Mother & Daughter Banquet - "O Come All Ye Faithful" Ladies to the Mother & Daughter Banquet on Saturday, April 28th at Joy Baptist Church! The theme is "Keeping the Christmas Spirit". When you arrive, you'll think to yourself, "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas", because we are going to "Deck The Halls"! All of those "present" will have a "merry" time! If by chance "the weather outside is frightful" and it should snow, just "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Hop in your car and drive "Over the River and Through the Woods" to join us and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Afterwards, our prayer will be, "God Rest, Ye, Merry Gentlemen" for the "Christmas feast" that our men will have served us. The fun starts at 12pm (noon) and we hope to "wrap" things up around 3:00pm. Come in "festive" array, if you wish! JBC Ladies: please prepare (2) side dishes to share with one another, our guests, and our sacrificing men!
April 29:Van Ministry - Next Sunday, our Van children will enjoy Fun - Food - Fellowship following our Morning Worship Service.
Youth Night - Youth, please see Music Minister Pierre Geoffrion if you desire to be involved in Youth Night next Sunday! He will organize a schedule for the evening. Thanks!