By wsbt | November 21, 2013
Don’t forget that our Midweek service has been changed to Tuesday the 26th, instead of Wednesday the 27th!
When Thanksgiving day was first inaugurated, only a few eastern states participated. However, through the effort of Sarah Hale, a change was affected. She was fired with the determination of having the whole nation join together in setting apart a national day of giving thanks “unto Him from whom all blessings flow.”
She resolutely engaged the press with an endless flow of letters and articles to the various newspapers and journals. She also pleaded earnestly with three Presidents: Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan during the period of 1846-1856. A small measure of triumph was granted in the year 1852, when her campaign succeeded in united 29 states in marking the last Thursday of November as “Thanksgiving Day”.
Then came the dark days of the Civil War. Who would listen to a lone woman with her persistent plea for “just one day of peace amidst the blood and strife?” One man did. Her entreaty wont eh ear of a great American; and in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln officially proclaimed that last Thursday of November as a day set apart for the national giving of thanks unto Almighty God. Because of our God, Thanksgiving is more than a day on a calendar, or more than a day with turkey and trimmings. Because of Him, we cry out with praise and worship, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (11 Cor. 9:15)
By wsbt | November 13, 2013
Governor Bradford of Massachusetts made this first Thanksgiving Proclamation three years after the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth:
“In as much as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and in as much as He has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience. Now, I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord on thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.”
By wsbt | October 10, 2013
Please join us Sunday, November 3rd at 11am & 6:30pm to hear Steve Weatherford.
The following text is taken from Steve’s website:
“As some of you know, in May -2013 Lily Fern Weatherford decided to retire from touring in the Weatherfords after 70 years, It’s a break well deserved. I have decided to continue to tour and sing as much as the Lord will allow. I have been asked if I am going to start a Quartet or go out as a Soloist. My answer is simple. I’m going out on my own until I’m at the point where the Lord sends the right people and the right environment for a Quartet or even a trio. I’m not quite ready for that. But I have prepared my whole life to be where I am now. I am enjoying life and being with my family and getting chances to sing at some of the places we have always gone, as well as getting some opportunities to go to new places. I have always tried to let the Lord lead in what I do. I am thankful beyond measure for those who have supported me in my continuation. I could not do it without you. Some have helped financially , some have offered to find a place will to host a concert and MANY have sent up prayers and for that I am deeply grateful. I will be updating the schedule page soon , The tour to California in Nov and May is shaping up nice. I am going back to PA in Oct. for some limited dates, It’s a week at this point. I as hoping to make it 3 Weeks. I do have a whole new program, I still sing a few of the classics that folks love to hear. I’ve added several songs from the old days that I have not done in years. I’ve also added some new songs to the program I’ve always wanted to sing, songs that have blessed me over the years. I really enjoy them. I think you will too. “
We are so excited to share in this new chapter in the Weatherford history and pray that you’ll be here too!
For more information on the Weatherfords, please go to their website
By wsbt | October 3, 2013
1. Never worry over rumors or what “they say”, first, get the facts.
2. Know definitely your worry problems, write it down, face it.
3. Worry about only one problem at a time.
4. Set a definite day, afternoon, or night for worrying.
5. Never worry in bed, in the dining room, living room or at church.
6. Select an air-conditioned room ,lean back in an easy chair.
7. Set a time limit. If you must go beyond it, give yourself credit for time and a half.
8. Never worry with a frowning face. Smile, sing or whistle.
9. Never worry when you are tired, sick, angry or depressed.
10. Never worry while working, playing, visiting or shopping.
11. Two times never to worry: (a) when you can help the situation; (b) when you cannot.
12. Never worry alone. Take it to the Lord.
In other words, never worry!
By wsbt | September 25, 2013
There is no room for broad-mindedness in the chemical laboratory. Water is composed of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The slightest deviation from that formula is forbidden. There is no room for broad-mindedness in the mathematics classroom. Neither geometry,calculus, nor trigonometry allows any variation from exact accuracy, even for old time’s sake. The solution of the problem is either right or it is wrong (no tolerance there). There is no room for broad-mindedness in biology. One varying result out of a thousand experiments will invalidate an entire theory. There is no room for broad-mindedness on the athletic field. The game is to be played according to the rules with no favors shown for “charity’s sake”.
How then shall we expect that broad-mindedness shall rule in the realm of Christianity and morals?
He who forsakes the truth of God, forsakes the God of truth.
By wsbt | September 5, 2013
In a certain mountain village in Europe several centuries ago, a nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople.
Finally, he decided to build a church for a legacy. The completed plans for the church were kept secret. When the people gathered, they marveled at the church’s beauty and completeness. Following many comments of praise, an astute observer inquired, “But where are the lamps? How will the church be lighted?”
Without answer, the nobleman pointed to some brackets in the wall; he then gave to each family a lamp to be carried to the worship service and hung it on the wall.
“Each time you are here, the area where you are seated will be lighted,” the nobleman explained. “Each time you are not here, that area will be dark. Whenever you fail to come to church, some part of God’s house will be dark.”
We’ll see you this Sunday!!!!!
By wsbt | August 30, 2013
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5,1882 in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”
We as Christians know that without God and His protection and guidance, our country would not be free. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to those who have fought and worked to preserve our nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership-the American worker.
God Bless America!
By wsbt | August 23, 2013
Paul Harvey reported of a 73-year old man who had been pinned beneath his farm tractor for four days and nights in driving rain and terrible storm. Concerned friends went to see about him just in time. He survived the ordeal but lost his leg below the knee.
Several newspapers picked up on the story and centered upon the amazing fact that a 73-year old man could live after being pinned beneath a tractor for four days and nights in such inclement weather.
But what is even more amazing is the reason why his friends were caused to check on him. One fellow said it best, “He missed prayer meeting on Wednesday night!” That is all! Yes! Simply missing one service at church compelled his friends to check on him.
This man’s faithfulness to the Lord’s church saved his life.
Can this be said about you?
Sunday School 9:45am
Morning Worship 11am
Sunday Evening 6:30pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7pm
See you soon!
By wsbt | August 8, 2013
The will of God will NEVER take you:
Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs.
Where the power of God cannot endow you.
Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you.
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you.
Where the army of God cannot protect you.
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.
Where the love of God cannot enfold you.
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you.
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears.
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears.
Where the Word of God cannot feed you.
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you.
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.
Everything happens for a purpose. We may not see the wisdom of it all now, but trust and believe in the Lord that everything is for the best.
By wsbt | August 1, 2013
A certain Christian lady once said to a friend, “Our church cost too much. They are always asking for money.”
“Sometime ago a little boy was born in our home.” replied her friend. “He cost me a lot of money from the very beginning. He had a big appetite, he needed clothes, medicine, toys and even a puppy. Then he went to school, ad that cost a lot more. Later, he went away to college, then he began dating, and that cost a small fortune! But in his senior year at college he died, and since the funeral he has not cost me a penny. Now, which situation do you think I would rather have?”
After a significant pause she continued, “As long as this church lives, it will cost. When it dies for want of support it will not cost us anything. A living church has the most vital message for all the world today, therefore I am going to give and pray with everything I have to keep our church alive.”