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God Washed and Rinsed the Land
“God today washed all the land W hen he sent down the rain; It helped to make my labors light; It washed the windowpanes. Mountaintops and countrysides Became a sparkling sight. All the dust was washed away, T he land shone clean and bright. God today washed all the land W hen He let raindrops fall. Refreshed were all the garden flowers; T hey smiled and all stood tall. Roadside daisies raised their heads And waved to passersby. God today washed all the land, T hen rinsed it with His smile.” --Loise Pinkerton Firtz

SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAYS
8:30-8:50 am----- Monthly Sunday School Fellowship-coffee, donuts, etc. (first Sunday of every month). 9:00 am----------- Sunday School 10:15 am---------- Morning Worship Service 5:00 pm-----------Choir Practice 6:30 pm-----------Evening Worship Service

SOUTHR DGE Today
A Ministry of Southridge Baptist Church
web site: www.southridgechurch.org

April 2008 From Our Pastor:
Easter Sunday – Choir musical, good food thanks to “Terry Hale and company”, baptism of Clay Loughridge and Tayla Hughes, good worship, CJ making his public profession of faith, the Lord’s Supper, and a great atmosphere where the Spirit of the Lord had freedom. An awesome day! The resurrection power of the Risen Christ is what we celebrate daily. Jesus called us to come follow Him – to pick up and carry our cross. “FOLLOW ME”. Jesus was anything but ordinary. John the Baptist was anything but ordinary. Paul the apostle was anything but ordinary. Are we anything but ordinary? In THE BARBARIAN WAY, Erwin McManus states that many have lost their adventuresome, barbarian type attitude and have settled into a civilized religion, that demands little, costs little, and is a call to comfort. He further states that we’ve even taught that with Jesus, our tagline is ‘and they lived happily ever after’. (p.43) The Christian life is an adventure of the impossible, beginning with a transformation from death to life. A life where the impossible become possible, and where the peace of God is present even in the midst of the storm, where the last become first, and death turns into life. Kingdom life is a life of paradoxes. “Is it possible that the transforming power of the church has been lost because we keep inviting people to step into the comfort, safety, and security of Jesus Christ?” (48). Do we unintentionally invite people to join us in our ‘club’ that is safe and secure? Or do we invite people to be involved in a movement that changes lives and impacts the world? “We have become believers rather than experiencers. (61) “God steers us in the direction of His kingdom, His purpose, His passions. His desire is not to conform us, but to transform us. Not to make us compliant but to make us creative. His intent is never to domesticate us, but to liberate us.” (64) “God is not a sedative that keeps you calm and under control by dulling your senses. He does quite the opposite. He awakens your spirit to be truly alive.” (66) I don’t know where these thoughts are leading us, but I do know that most of the churches I know are ‘safe’ and ‘comfortable’ and at the same time ‘STAGNANT’. Where God is leading us, I’m not sure. But I do know that if we’re going to impact Jefferson City, Missouri and the World, we can’t do it with timidity and calmness. We must believe that all things are possible and attempt the impossible. Are you ‘with me’? Are you willing to ‘try’ whatever God leads us to try? What is that? I don’t know yet! But, if we’re going to impact people who are indifferent to the Gospel and to the Lord, we are going to have to show them that following Jesus is more than sitting in a pew, singing songs and listening to sermons! Grab on to the Lord’s hand with me - God is leading us somewhere that will be adventuresome and exciting and where lives will be changed forever. Sign me up, Lord! I love you and love being your pastor. Bro. Ron

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--Upcoming Events-May 01----Men’s Breakfast @ Perkin’s, 7 am May 01---Ladies’ Night Out @ Perkin’s, 6:30 pm May 03---State Bible Drill May 03---Men’s Golf Tournament May 04---SS Fellowship, 8:30 am May 04---Youth sponsored dinner after AM Service May 11--- MOTHER’S DAY May 17---Men’s Crappie Tournament May 18---Graduation Sunday, Morning Worship, & Lunch May 18---Puppets perform, 6:30 pm May 26---OFFICE CLOSED, Memorial Day

WEDNESDAY EVENING SCHEDULE
5:15 pm---------Wednesday Meal 5:45-6:30 pm-- Children’s Missions Groups Begin 6:30-8:15 pm-- Youth Mid-Week 6:30-8:15 pm-- Awana 7:00-8:00 pm-- Orchestra Practice

MENS’ SET-UP CREW SCHEDULE
(Group Leader underlined)

--Upcoming Meetings--Puppet practice every Sunday at 4:30 pm-First Place (weight lost program) every Monday at Noon-Ladies’ Bible Study every Monday at 6:30 pm-Volleyball Tuesday, 6-10 pm, May 6 & 13 -Men’s Small Group Breakfast & Bible Study @ Perkin’s, every Thursday except 1st Thursday of each month (see above), 7:00 am-Men’s Small Group Mtg in Fellowship Hall every Friday, 9:00 amMay 01----Worship & Proclamation Council Mtg., 6:30 pm May 01---Discipleship Coucil Mtg., 7:30 pm May 06---Youth Volunteer Mtg., 6:30 pm May 11---Finance Committee Mtg., 5 pm May 12---Deacon Mtg., 6:30 pm May 13---Missions & Ministry Council Mtg., 5:30 pm May 13---Church Council Mtg., 7:00 pm

4/06

“He bestows rain on the earth; He sends water upon the countryside.” Job 5:10

4/13

“He covers the sky with clouds; He supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills” Psalm 147:8
Articles for the May newsletter need to be turned in by noon Wednesday, April 23. Thanks! Susan

4/20

4/27

5/04 5/11

Kelly Myers, Matt Albers, Jim Davenport, Joe Dayringer, Dave Ellis, Doug Griswold, Mark Mantle, David Martin Kendall Hale, Bill Mustain, Felix Edoho, Tim Gerrels, Terry Hale, Ralph Lemongelli, & Dan Thompson Don Smith, Gary Allen, Chris Dennis, Roland Hudson, Troy Hughes, Wood Miller, Lee Offenburger, & Chris Sankpill Larry Ayres, Robbie Bamburg, Don Davidson, Mike & Michael Hobbs, Randy Surls, Frank Vernon Chris Sankpill, YOUTH John Tuell, Jason Branstetter, Randy Chambers, Ron Craft, Dan Jobe, Willis Persicke, Dave Vaught

Open House
Sunday, March 30, 2008 2-4 PM Ron and Jude’s home 2302 Yorktown Drive, 65109 Stop in for a few minutes or longer and let us share our home with you.

Ron Zamkus..................Senior Pastor Reuben Phelps.............. Associate Pastor - Minister of Music Judy Cardwell............... Secretary Angie Isringhausen....... Secretary
1815 Vieth Drive, P.O. Box 104234 Jefferson City, MO 65110-4234 Phone: (573) 635-6398

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Faith Based Organizations/Emergency Management Initiative Kick-Off Conference
Friday, April 4th 10:30 am - 3:30 pm First Assembly of God 1900 Route C Jefferson City, MO 65109 Apply online at: http://training.dps.mo.gov This conference is designed to assist Faith-based Organizations in planning, preparedness, response and recovery before and after a disaster. Speakers include Governor Matt Blunt, Cole Co. Sheriff Greg White, Statewide Volunteer Coordinator Dante Gliniecki and other leaders of the Faith-based and volunteer communities as well as representatives of government programs.

SOUTHRIDGE COMMUNITY REACH-OUT MINISTRY Sunday, April 6th 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Learn how to use puppets, props and improvisation in your ministry. Presented by Mary from The Happy Store Southridge Bible Drill
Children grades 3-6 Sunday, April 6th , 6:30 pm

SOUTHRIDGE DEACONS OF THE MONTH
Several of our deacons rotate their responsibilities for Benevolence requests and other special needs. For the month of April, please contact Bob Batey (bobbateyB@mchsi.com) OR, Ken Ledbetter (ledbek@embarqmail.com) if you have any special concerns. --------------------------------------------

THE BEST CHURCH BULLETIN BLOOPERS
These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa. The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.” “Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don’t forget your husbands.” Don’t let worry kill you off - let the Church help. For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of Pastor Jack’s sermons. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice. Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use back door. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

Association Drill
Monday, April 14th

State Bible Drill
Saturday, May 3rd

Commitment Counselor Training
April 5, 2008
Who is this for? Men, women or youth who desire to help counsel people who come ‘forward’ during worship. Why? To help you be prepared to HELP people as they make faith commitments and decisions. When? Attend April 5 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM. Pastor Ron will lead these sessions. Please let him know you’re planning to attend

2008 Concord Association Spring Meeting
Russellville Baptist Church April 6 4:00-5:30 pm Business Mtg 5:30-7:00 pm Carry-in Dinner 7:00 pm Worship Service Speaker: Dr. Rodney Harrison

Bob Batey: Bob Batey is retired from Union Electric where he worked as an Electrician at the Nuclear Plant in Callaway County. Bob spends much of his time at Southridge doing upkeep maintenance on the building. He is married to Pat, who is retired from Sears, where she worked in the Service Department. They had two children—one son who has passed away; one daughter, Sandra. Sandra has three children—Jason, Emily & Clay. --------------------------------------------

Ken Ledbetter: Ken is a License &
Verification Services Manager for the Jefferson City Contact License Office for the Department of Revenue. Ken is also retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. His wife, Claire, doesn’t work outside the home. She has a full-time job taking care of Ken. Ken & Claire have two children: Jill Lawrence, husband Mark; and Joy Ledbetter (Widower). Ken was baptized on April 10, 1977 at the First Baptist Church in Dextor, MO. He was ordained deacon on September 1983 also at First Baptist Church in Dexter. His hobbies are playing golf and spring turkey hunting.

GA Retreat
Chillicothe, MO April 11-12 Cost: $35 per person If you are interested in providing a scholarship for a GA girl, please put your donation in an envelope and mark it for “GA Retreat” Please keep us in your prayers as . we travel.

Volleyball Schedule
Every Tuesday night except April 8th April 1st - SR vs Cornerstone Baptist @ 6:45 pm April 15th - SR vs First Presbyterian @ 6:00 pm April 22 - SR vs Trinity Lutheran @ 9:00 pm April 29 - SR vs First Assembly B @ 6:00 pm
As of March 1, mortgage balance is $159,350 with $2975 given through No Boundaries during February 2008.

Youth Sponsored Dinner
Sunday, April 6th (to fund summer Youth activities and mission trip) Following the morning worship service Love offerings appreciated.

YOUTH-”Spiritual Gifts” Retreat
Windermere Conference Center April 18th-20th Cost: $10 per student Eric Ramsey will be leading this study that he has designed for teens.

COMING IN MAY!
Every Wednesday night 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm We will do hands-on mission activities Open to any children ages 4 - 6th Grade For more information, please call Judi Bamburg or Debbie Miller.