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February 27, 2011

Take Time to Remember God’s Blessings
In II Samuel 7:18-20, King David remembered where he was, how he felt, and the bleak outlook of the future. He remembered being able to taste death, being days, hours, even moments from it. Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was a soldier during the Second World War. One night he was on a mission to deliver a message to General Douglas MacArthur in New Guinea. Somewhere over the South Pacific his aircraft lost radio signal, leaving him unable to radio for help once his fuel ran low. Having no other option, Captain Rickenbacker ordered his men to bail as he ditched the plane moments before his engines shut off. For nearly a month, Rickenbacker and his men floated in the Pacific Ocean, fighting thirst, hunger, and the sun to survive. Sharks circled the crew and rammed the men's rafts at night. Despite the many factors they fought, one seemed to doom them allstarvation. After eight days into the ordeal, rations ran out. The men realized a miracle was needed to survive on the rafts, and that's just what they got. Rickenbacker tells the story this way: "Something landed on my head. I knew that it was a sea gull. I don't know how I knew, I just knew. Everyone else knew too. No one said a word, but peering out from under my hat brim without moving my head, I could see the expression on their faces. They were staring at that gull. The gull meant food...if I could catch it." And Eddie did catch the bird, which helped sustain the survivors until help came. But why was a seagull so far from land? It was uncharacteristic for a gull to be so far out at sea, yet the miracle they needed came just in time. Eddie Rickenbacker never forgot that miracle. In fact, every Friday night, he would walk to the dock near his home in Florida with a bucket of fish and he would feed the seagulls, to always remember the second chance he had been given. Don't allow God's blessings to become distant memories. Spend some this week to remember God's blessings.

Sunday Bulletin

The New Testament Baptist Church, 437 N. Duffy Road, Butler, Pennsylvania 16001

Sunday Night After Church

Lord’s Supper Sunday, March 6 11:00 AM

The teenagers are encouraged to join Bro. & Mrs. Waterhouse for some food and fellowship at McDonald’s after tonight’s Sunday evening service.
Each person will be responsible for their own meal. Parents should drop off their young people and pick them up by 9:30 PM.

Saturday, March 19th 5:00-7:00 PM
There is no charge for this “tasty” activity. There will also be a checkers tournament. It will be held on the Lower Level.

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Our church family is encouraged to observe the Lord’s Supper during the Morning Service on March 6. It is a time when we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for our sin.

First-time visitors are asked to stop by our Welcome Center for a gift.
Welcome to New Testament Baptist Church! We are so excited that you are taking the time to contemplate eternal matters with us. Thank you for your interest. We trust that the singing, preaching, and fellowship with our people will be a blessing to you.

Visit us at www.VisitNTBC.com

Church Phone Number: 724.282.2494

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Teen Camp at Mt. Salem Revival Grounds Monday-Friday, June 13-17
Hammond, Indiana—a Chicago suburb

Church Family Picnic At Alameda Park (Carousel) Saturday, July 2 Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, August 1-5

Schedule of Services
SUNDAY: Sunday School Morning Preaching Choir Practice Evening Preaching WEDNESDAY: Bible Study & Prayer SATURDAY: Bus Visitation 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Lunch for the Senior Adults

Saturday, March 12

TEEN GYM ACTIVITY Saturday, March 19 FREE

senior adults of our church to lunch. Senior adults should meet Pastor Fisher at the Eat’n Park on 10:30 AM New Castle Road in Butler at Noon.

7:00 PM Pastor Fisher would like to treat the

Free Nursery & Childcare
Out of respect for your loved ones and those in attendance, we ask parents to use our clean & well-equipped nursery. Please avail us the opportunity to serve! This free service is available for newborns and infants (birth through 24 months). All of our volunteers have passed a background check Pennsylvania. with the Commonwealth of

Sunday School: Renea Holt Sunday AM: Christina Cooper Sunday PM: Haley Fisher AM Rockin’ Grandma: Mrs. Schall Wednesday PM: Mrs. Fisher