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Welcome to

Bedford Baptist Church

Service of Worship October 2, 2011 10:30 a.m.

New York Mission Team Presents:

Mission Team Leaders:

Ben Bates Cheryl Bates Kevin Haggarty Jeff Irving

Mission Team:
Brianna Bates Debbie Bates Jessica Burns Bryanna Kilgour Victoria MacDonald Elyse Miron Sean Myatt Taylor Parsons Jacob Rand Mark Wetmore Nicole Willmore Scot Willmore

How To Contact Us
158 Rocky Lake Drive PO Box 44073 Bedford, NS B4A 3X5 Phone: 835-5966 Fax: 835-3984 E-mail: Website: Radio: CHSB 99.3 Hilltop FM Prayer Chain: Doug & Donna Peverill Phone: 434-8054 or E-mail:

Ben Bates Cheryl Bates

Kevin Haggarty Jeff Irving

We extend a warm welcome to all who have come to worship and fellowship with us this morning. If you are a first time visitor with us, please take time to fill out a Welcome Card located in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate. Parents of small children (under age 3) may take them to our Nursery, where a caring staff will supervise them. We also have a Pre-School Program (ages 3-5) that runs during our Worship Service in the Church Time PreSchool Room. One of our ushers would be happy to help you locate either one of these facilities. Elementary School children are invited to take part in our KidZone program which starts after the first part of our Worship Service downstairs in the Vestry.

About Us
Bedford Baptist Church has been a part of this community for 112 years. We seek to be a fellowship of believers To building on the principles of love, grace, and compassion as first modeled by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. for every age group. with the Convention that end, we offer a wide variety of programs and services On a larger scale, we are affiliated of Atlantic Baptist Churches &

Canadian Baptist Ministries.

Ministers All Of Us! Rev. Robert Ohsberg Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Ida Whitehouse Associate Pastor Lic. Kevin Haggarty Youth Pastor Rev. Nelson Metcalfe Pastor Emeritus Mrs. Lianne MacMinn Ministry of Music Supervised Field Education Student Lic. Heather Cox Mr. Peter Metcalfe Office Administrator Mr. Joel Scott Caretaker

Please Be In Prayer For Our Sick & Shut-In

Halifax Veterans Memorial QE II Brooke Army Medical Center Ivany Place Mr. Bill Gallant Mrs. Eleanor Reeves
(Tony Reeves mother)

Mr. Adam Keys

(Herman & Vivians Nephew)

St. Vincents Nursing Home Dykeland Lodge Parkland Estates (Cameron Hall) Parkstone Windsor Elms Berkeley Retirement Residence At Home

Mrs. Evelyn Ross Ms. Brenda Carson Mrs. Freda Bender Mr. & Mrs. Albert & Ruth Moulton Mrs. Barb Bishop Mrs. Helen Beeler Mrs. Norma Sutherland Mrs. Beth Kennedy Mrs. Ruby Shuve
(Nancy Ohsbergs mother)

Mrs. Marjorie Levy

(Judi Hayes Mother)

(Marlene Davies Mother)

Mrs. Lola Freeman Mrs. Sydney Derrah

(Carolyn Derrah-Murphys Mother)

Ms. Carol Lumsden Mrs. Gloria Campbell Mrs. Hilda MacDonald

(Tena Poiriers Mother)

Mrs. Jane Brown

(Heather Ross mother)

Mrs. Gillian McCully Mrs. Ruth Chiasson Mrs. Lillian Drysdale Mr. Ross Scott

Last Weeks Offering (September 25, 2011) TOTAL= $5,982.67

OFFERING BREAKDOWN Total Annual Budget = $388,400 Last Weeks Offering Towards Budget $ Weekly Offering Needed To Make Budget $ Weekly Surplus/Deficit -$ Year To Date Surplus/Deficit -$ Special Donations & Non-Budget Offering Total $

5,571.42 7,469.23 1,897.81 30,467.57 411.25

Week At A Glance
Sunday To Sunday: October 2nd October 9th
Today 10:45 am After Worship 6:30 pm 1:00 pm 9:15 am 9:30 am 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:30 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:30 am 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 10:00 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 10:45 am 6:30 pm MISSIONS SUNDAY KidZone Lunch & Learn Youth Fireside Nominating Committee Ladies Alive Preschool Playgroup Friendship Circle College & Career CE Committee McLean Home Bible Study Association Constitution Review LAFF Hi/KidVenture Youth Group Jean Rushton WMS Mosher/Nickerson Wedding Rehearsal Sanctuary Choir Practice Girls in Motion Missions Committee Seniors Bus Trip
Ivany Place 1 Year Anniversary Service

Monday Tuesday



Friday Saturday Next Sunday

Mosher/Nickerson Wedding BENEVOLENT SUNDAY Pre-Service Prayer Thanksgiving Service (Communion) Nursery (April Barrett & Victoria MacDonald) Preschool KidZone Youth Fireside

Servants in the Lords Work

Deacon On Duty Greeters Sound Tellers This Week Graham Starratt Al & Ann Ingram Michael McCurdy Janette Fiander & Heather Ross 224 Year Ago Next Week Ron McLean Bernie & Wendy Levy Warwick White Al & Ann Ingram and Arlene Metcalfe 222

Worship Service Attendance

Last Week:

Contribution Statements Contribution statements are available in the foyer for those who have church envelopes. Please pick up your statement to avoid mailing costs.

News & Events

Our Prayer Initiative We are invited to join together in prayer for one another. As we move through our fellowship alphabetically, look for your name to appear. If it doesn't, please let Peter know, for we wish to be in prayer for YOU. This week, please be in prayer for: Al & Ann Ingram, Gordon & Sandra Irving, Jeff Irving, Stephen Johnson & Rebecca Forbes, William & Alexander. Birthday Greetings Best wishes are extended to Herman Barrett who is celebrating his 85th birthday on October 5th. Anniversary Congratulations Congratulations to Neil & Merle Cassidy who are celebrating 54 years of marriage on October 5th. Lunch & Learn The next Lunch and Learn on the topic of bullying is today following our worship service. Lunch will be provided. Reading Program Extended You now have until Sunday, October 16th to bring your completed lists to the Library to collect your prizes as we bring our Summer Reading Program to a close. Seniors Fall Bus Trip Our Seniors Bus Trip is planned for Friday, October 7th. We will be visiting the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (Admission Fee $2.75), the Saltscapes Restaurant and the Masstown Market. A sign-up sheet is set up in the foyer. Still plenty of seats available! Thanksgiving & Beacon House We invite you on Thanksgiving Sunday to bring food to donate to Beacon House. All kinds of non-perishable foods are welcome. We would especially like to have 796ml cans of fruit.

News & Events (Contd.)

Keyboard Needed The Worship Team is looking for a keyboard that they could use to enhance their ministry of music. If anyone has one that they would be willing to donate, please see Kevin or Heather. Automatic Debit Available Our church offers the option of monthly giving through automatic debit. This eliminates the need to catch up if one is away for a few Sundays and also assists the church in planning its budget. Envelopes are also available for weekly giving. If you would like more information, or are interested in participating in either of these ways, please contact the church office. Mens Group Canoe Trip Men's group fall morning paddle (bring your canoes or kayaks) Saturday Oct 15, 8:30 am at Lloyd and Linda Mitchell's home on Fletcher's Lake, 4255 Highway #2 Wellington. Coffee and muffins provided at end of paddle. Sign-up sheet in Foyer. Extra canoes, and paddling gear available on request, please note on sign-up sheet. An Explanation Of The 10:30 a.m. Advantage In March of 2011 Bedford Baptist had a visioning day involving the leadership of the church with approx. 50 people present. Out of that day came the suggestion that our Sunday morning services could be improved if we were to start at 10:30 am. It was reported that people's schedules are such that at 12:00 noon many people are looking for lunch and growing increasingly uncomfortable in staying. This was so favourably responded to by everyone that it was a determination by the pastoral staff, the Board of Deacons, and the Executive Committee to recommend this as our new start time. This began in the summer and was carried on into the fall.