Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 10.15.2021
“A Woman of Grace And Truth”
This past Sunday, our church lost one of its saints. Mrs. Charlotte Sanders was the perfect example of a godly woman. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and shared the good news with everyone she met. Mrs. Charlotte was an amazing Sunday School teacher who cared deeply about what her students were going through. She would often call those in her class to make sure they were growing in the faith. Charlotte loved to worship the Lord and was a great support to her pastor. Maybe what we will miss most are her prayers for us. Please pray for Michael, Heather, Misty and the rest of the family as they grieve the passing of this great lady.
Homecoming with Brian Arner: Sunday at 11 AM
Everything is almost set. We hope you will join us as we celebrate 77 years of God’s faithfulness to our church. It is our privilege to have Brian Arner with us to sing. This man of God has been singing for the last 29 years in church throughout the country. He has a beautiful blend of contemporary choruses along with many classic hymns. We will receive a love offering to support his ministry. Following the service, everyone is invited to stay around for dinner on the grounds. The church provides the fried chicken while we bring the side items, drinks and the desserts. We will also have a work day on Saturday morning to prepare for Sunday. Hope you can help us.
Children’s Mission Fair: Saturday, October 23 from 9:30-1:30
I still have the Bible that a missionary from China gave me when I was a child. He wrote a verse in Chinese that I thought was the coolest thing. A week from Saturday, our kids have the opportunity to interact with a missionary couple that serve in Haiti. Rev. David and Erika Campos will be at the campgrounds to tell the children about how God is working in the MesoAmerican region in our denomination. The kids will get to try native foods, make a neat craft, play games and worship together. The cost is only $7 and that includes lunch. We must have our registration sent in by Thursday, October 14. Please let Martha Romanstine or John Lowrimore know if you are interested.
The Martin Minute: Homecoming Favorites
What has been your favorite homecoming service? I loved when we celebrated those who paved the path for us all. To the song, “We Will Remember”, photos of those we have lost over the years were shown. But, I think my absolute favorite was when people recorded their salvation story or either a memorable church service. It was so touching to hear those stories. This year, may we remember those who have paved the way for us and remember to keep telling others our salvation stories!
Interested In Being Part of Our Drama Team
See Michelle Pilgrim
Performing Skits for Worship
Volunteers needed for the following ministries:
Nursery Attendants during the service
Flower Bed Attendant
(A big thank you to everyone who has mowed the church’s
grass for us so far this summer. We will have a new sign-up
sheet in the foyer for the rest of the summer. The church has
a zero-turn mower and a weed eater. Thanks again.)
ZOOM Meetings to Keep us Connected
Contact Pastor Bill and enjoy the fellowship
Resident Recovery and Discipleship Program Root & Grounded Campaign
Our friends are attempting to buy a couple more buildings in their neighborhood where they could minister to more people with drug addictions. Right now they have individuals that will match our gift so that it will double the effect. Please consider giving at reconciliation-min.org.
Debbie Riley, who runs our Food Pantry Ministry, would like to thank everyone who brings in items or who financially support our program. Countless families receive groceries that will help them.
Morning Worship at 11 AM at Church and on Facebook Live
Sunday Evening Drive In Service at 4:00 PM
Wednesday Youth & Teens at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Men's Bible Study at 6:30 PM
“No More Excuses”
by Dr. Tony Evans
Be The Man That God Made You To Be
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30 PM
"You'll Get Through This"
by Max Lucado
Adult Bible Study
Encouraged By People’s Giving
Throughout the pandemic, people have been giving to the Lord and the church. We can’t tell you how much this means to us. There are five ways one can give. We have resumed Sunday morning worship services at 11 am at the church so you may bring your offerings with you. Many like to use the church’s secure website (wcfn316.com) to give their tithes and offerings. A few might like to text their gift to 803-219-4288. While others will mail it to the church at 350 Wattling Rd, West Columbia SC 29170. If you would like me to pick it up or if you would like to drop it off at the church, please just call me to set up a time. Again thank you for your faithfulness.
From Pastor Bill
Hope all is well! This week we are grieving the passing of Mrs. Charlotte Sanders. She was such an encouragement to us all and will be greatly missed. Thank you for your prayers for her family. It is also Homecoming weekend. We are so grateful to have Brian Arner come and minister to us in song. It will be a 'hallelujah' Sunday. Church begins at 11 and there will be no Sunday School for this week. Following the service, we will enjoy dinner on the grounds. Hope you can join us. As far as prayer requests, please continue to remember Linda Dent, Reba Watkins' sister, my sister-in-law, Dee Yurko's sister, and all the families that are grieving. Thanks again for being part of the church family.