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201210 Baptist Bridge

201210 Baptist Bridge

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Published by Jonathan Villers
October 2012 Edition of the Baptist Bridge
October 2012 Edition of the Baptist Bridge

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By the grace of God, the Philippi Baptist Churchshall
Embrace, Model
, and
Share
the love of Godthrough Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit
.
 
Philippi Baptist Church ♦ 107 Church St. ♦Philippi, WV 26416 ♦ (304) 457
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3206
 
Catch us on the radio live every Sunday Morning at 10:30a.m. WQAB 91.3 FM
 
E
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mail: office@pbcwv.net Website: www.pbcwv.net
 
107 Church Street
Philippi, WV 26416
(304)457
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3206
Jon Villers, Pastor 
 
The Baptist BridgeThe Baptist Bridge
 
 Inside this Issue
 
 Pastor’s Message...2
 
 Birthdays…3
 
 Anniversaries...3
 
 Prayer requests...3
 
Schedule...3
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4
 
 Events….4
 
Getting to know...5
 
Sportsman’s
 
 Banquet ...6 
 
October 2012
 
2
 
Dear PBC family,
 
We bring you greetings from your Union Association Churches who consider you a sister church in service. You had20 other churches in the Union Association last month and now you have 21! We welcome the Long Run FellowshipChurch as our newest member to the Union Association as of September, 30, 2012! Their request to join our associationwas unanimously approved at our 208th Annual Gathering that was held at the First Baptist Church of Elkins. I wouldask that you keep Pastor George Murphy, their spiritual leaders and congregation in our prayers. I want to include thechurch's address so that we might have an opportunity to welcome them to our family.1804, 1849, 2012 all carry significance with dates to remember! I have attached a few paragraphs from "West VirginiaBaptist History, The Early Years: 1770
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1865" that give you an indication of the importance of the first two dates:
 
"Undoubtedly, the same reasons were offered for forming the Union Association in the northern areas as for the Green- brier and other Baptist associations. Those were, of course, the need for fellowship of scattered sister churches, sanction-ing of pastors and visiting evangelists, doctrinal unity and stability, and fraternal connections with the larger body of Baptists. Even though there was no national body of American Baptists prior to 1814, minister and lay travelers fromone region to another brought increasing contact between churches and associations. As noted in the early associationalminutes, fraternal representatives bringing greetings from a church or association became a rather common occurrance.The formation of associations was, by this time, becoming a natural consequence for churches finding themselvesgrouped together geographically and, in the case of present West Virginia, those churches were usually separated by arange of hills and/or mountains......The minutes of the Redstone Association of 1804 state: 'A petition from the church-es in Virginia to this Association for a separate Association, viz., Simpson Creek, Pricket's Creek, Hopewell, MountZion, Salem, Union, and Sandy Creek Resolved, to be taken under consideration and rest till next Association.' In 1803the request was granted by the Redstone Association and in
1804
the Union Association met for the first time at Prick-ett's Creek Church in present Marion County."(pg. 51)
 
I thank Truett Rogers for providing us a history of where we have come from! The second date comes into significanceas we read a little further in his book:
 
"PHILIPPI BAPTIST CHURCH, Barbour County
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1849
..... First Services were held in the County Court House andin the Grange Hall which was leased by the church. The first resident clergyman was Rev. R. M. Strickler, noted as aYale University graduate." (pg. 137)
 
And the last date marks our newest addition to the Union Association.
2012
continues to be a year of growth and healthin God's Kingdom! Here is the address of our new sister church
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Long Run Fellowship, 30 Free Will Drive, Fleming-ton WV 26347
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Pastor George Murphy
 
We also want to celebrate with the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church who is in the process of ordaining their current Pastor,Paul Byrd. Pastor Byrd has completed his ordination paper and their church will soon be making a call to all of our association churches to send deacons and pastors to participate in his Ordination Council. I serve as chairperson for the Nominating Committee for our association and was privileged to sit down with Paul to hear his heart for ministry andthe calling on his life!!!We have several opportunities each year to connect with our sister Union Association Churches. I would encourage youto come and meet your brothers and sisters in Christ as we continue to learn how we can do far more together than wecan apart!!
 
Shalom,
 
Pastor Jon
 
3
     C
 
 Men’s Prayer Breakfast 
 
 Saturday, October 6 
 
7:30 am
 
 Medallion Restaurant 
 
 ________________________ 
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
 
A
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B Students from the Baptist Campus Ministry are spon-soring a benefit lunch before the walk in the FellowshipHall of Philippi Baptist Church.
 
A love gift for the foodwill be accepted. The lunch will start at 11:45am.
 
Mayor Mouser has scheduled a community wide picnicfrom 1
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5 that same afternoon. After the walk, it would begreat if our churches would walk over to support thatgathering! They will be using the city lots across from theBC Bank behind the Presbyterian Church downtown
 
A
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B College, President Creehanfaculty, staff and students
 
Denny Poling
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Bowers
 
Lee Beuckman
 
Dan Bryant
 
Jamie & Jason Burrow
 
Ralph and Phyllis Crites
 
Chuck Boyer 
 
Eleanor Ruth Burton
 
Audrey Cross
 
Sharon Cross
 
Becky and Mike Elmore
 
Melissa Franke’s Aunt Gail
 
Otilia Franke
 
Jim & Joni Friend
 
Jane Gibbons
 
Joe & Beverly Gouer 
 
Courtney Hill’s grandmother 
 
Anthony & Noah Hinkle
 
Holly Camacho
 
Jerry Jones
 
Brenda Hunt
 
Christina Maddy
 
Donal Matthews
 
Amanda Means
 
Shane Miller 
 
Donna Moore
 
Dr. Jennifer Parks
 
Sara Poling’s family
 
Brenda & Gary Price
 
Julanne Roy
 
Margaret Salimi
 
Braden Scheick 
 
TommySingley Family
 
Kaley Sinsel
 
David Smell
 
Donna Thorne
 
Christina Wentz
 
Elizabeth Wentz
 
Otilia Franke (Mansfield Place)
 
Blair & Pearl Marks,
 
Dr. Shearer,
 
Mary Tamulitis
 
Vangie Shaffer: (Mansfield Place)
 
Germaine & Austin
 
Whitman,
 
Unspoken requests for familymembers, unsaved people,community concerns, job andhome loss, financial difficulties.
 
Also, in need of prayer: Our 
 
national, state, and country lead-ers and officials. Please pray for 
 
Victims of crime, war and
 
violence throughout our coun-try.Pray for protection for military personnel and their familiesthroughout the world and thoseserving our country:Tim Jenkins,Chris Mossburg,Major Kris Wood and
 
Captain Aaron Cross
 
1– Jordan Price
 
5– Eric Wolfe
 
Tom Kines
 
14
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Bob Byrne
 
17– Pete Ferguson
 
18– Austin Whitman
 
20– Stephen Lewis
 
22– Joan Hill
 
23– Carla Campbell
 
25– Eli Campbell
 
27– Pastor Jon Villers
 
28– Jim Kines
 
28– Mary Tamulitis
 
29– Georgeann Davis
 
Bill Klaus
 
6– Danny & Melissa Franke
 
11– Ross & Molly Campbell
 

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