Rally Day 2011

This Sunday the Board of Christian Ed. held a Rally Day breakfast to get our new year of Sunday school classes off to a good start.  We wanted to emphasize that Sunday school is meant to supplement what is done in the home to grow in the Word and in the Lord through private and family devotions.  So we set up a couple of tables of resources people could borrow: devotionals, Bible study books, movies and DVD’s.  And our puppet skit talked about spiritual nourishment in a funny way (see attached skit if you wish).

The idea of decorating with dragonflies was rather random – I just popped it off at a meeting.  It was fun pulling things together and hunting at yard sales and thrift shops  and craft stores for dragonfly “stuff.”  A young teen in our church, Kelsey, surprised me by making about 50 Origami dragonflies in bright colors with “googly” eyes.  Very fun!  Added so much to the room.

It was really, really a fun morning – kids and adults made headbands with bug antennae, they tried out my wind chimes, got their hand stamped with a dragonfly, touched the china balls in the “swamp”, enjoyed talking with each other, ate a simple breakfast of fruit, donuts and bagels, and watched the puppet show.  We had 6 guests!  Hoorah. 

Off to a good start.

Worship Service ~ May 22, 2011

Second Baptist Church, Edmeston, NY
Sunday Worship Service May 22, 2011 


Call to Worship
Invocation Prayer

Choir Anthem

Chorus:  “Cares Chorus”
Hymn:  “He Hideth My Soul,” #496

Bible Reading:  Psalm 37:1-11

Children’s Lesson

Doxology, #625

Praises and Prayer Requests

Sermon:  “Rest in the Lord”

Closing Hymn:  “Near to the Heart of God,” 497


Requests for Prayer:

Our Youth                                           Our Nation and its Leaders 

Our Military and their families           The Unsaved

Doris Palmer & family                        Dan Zimmerman & family

Linda Brazee                                     Jeff Reno and family

May Focus:                Dan & Betty Zimmerman


Please send your announcements to Darlene @ skipndar@gmail.com by Friday night to make the Sunday bulletin.  This will not only save time during the service but will also allow folks to take your info home in black and white.  Also, please give your email address to Dave Green or Darlene Camenga to sign up to receive email updates regarding church meetings updates and/or activities.


Today                                    May 22, 2011 

  9:30 am                    Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am                    Sunday Worship Service

Monday                     May 23 2011 

  7:00 pm                    Bible Study @ Gloria Robinson’s

Wednesday              May 25, 2011

  9:30 am                    Bible Study @ West Hill Terrace

  1:00 pm                    Bible Study @ Palmer’s

  7:00 pm                    Truth Project at the Parsonage

Thursday                  May 26, 2011

    7:30 pm                  Choir Practice

Sunday                      May 29, 2011

  9:30 am                    Sunday School for all ages

11:00 am                    Sunday Worship Service


Spring At Last
April tiptoes through the trees on purple lilac scented breeze.

Tulips greet her with a grin, and lift their cups to let her in.

She sprinkles dew on verdant hills  and dances around daffodils.

She welcomes robins on her way,  their bright red breasts on full display.

She rambles by the rustic fence  where roses promise opulence.

She showers drops of silver rain  that tap upon my window pane.

Enchanting gifts of green and gold  before my awe-filled eyes unfold.

And every living breathing thing  knows now at last that it is Spring.

 Bette McGregor



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