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Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
—Matthew 21:9

“This is my body which is given for you…. This is my blood. It is poured out for you...”
—Luke 22:19 & 20

He was wounded for our transgressions.…
—Isaiah 53:5

Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter...so he opened not his mouth.
—Isaiah 53:7

“I am the resurrection and the life….”
—John 11:25

...He was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.
—1 Corinthians 15:4

“I have overcome the world.”
—John 16:33

He Is Risen!


Strawberry Executive Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 7 p.m.
Shady Grove Baptist Church
1861 Jordantown Rd., Thaxton, VA 24174
540-890-3271


Mark Your Calendars!

Children’s Summer Music Camp
(For children who have completed
grades K-6)
Monday, July 27 through
Friday, July 31, 2009
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bedford Baptist Church
Musical Program, Friday, 7:00 p.m.


Spring Forward Workshops for Women

Thaxton Baptist Church
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Motivational Speaker: Dawn Dunn
Special Music with Lisa Jennings and Friends
Brunch catered by Olde Liberty Station


Workshops include: Cake decorating, Plants from Pot to Garden Plot, Photography 101, Scrapbooking and More Register at www.thaxtonbaptist.org ($20 fee)


Church Ministry Anniversary

April 6 Gary Kingery (Pastor/Mountain View/1 yr.)

Focus on Our Family

Bedford Baptist will present a Living Portrayal of The Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Rebecca Woolard will lead a VBS Clinic on Thursday, May 7, 7-9 p.m. at Bedford Baptist. The clinic (open to all SBA churches) will be presented specifically to help teachers and workers reach target groups. It will not be designed around any single VBS curriculum, so no matter what material your church decides to use, the clinic will enable you to better communicate your message by sharpening your teaching skills and methods.


Hunting Creek will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt & Party on Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.


Mount Olivet needs a pianist (paid) for Sunday morning worship services. For more information, contact Judy Meador, 540.586.1008.


The Women of Norwood led worship service on March 15. On Sunday, March 29, Norwood participated in a Singspiration at Mount Hermon.

On Saturday, April 11, 2-3 p.m., Norwood will host an Easter egg hunt for children. Norwood’s Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. on April 12. At 11 a.m., the choir will present an Easter Cantata.


Thaxton’s April activities include:
Saturday, April 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Yard Sale to benefit Mission Trip to Kenya
Sunday, April 5: Easter cantata during morning worship
Sunday, April 5, 2-4 p.m.: Easter Eggstravaganza, Thaxton Community Center
Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.: Living Lord’s Supper
Sunday, April 12, 6:30 a.m.: Easter Sunrise Service, Thaxton Community Center
Sunday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, Thaxton Community Center
Monday, April 20, Noon-6 p.m.: Blood Drive in the Worship Center


Birthdays

April 9 Jackie Carver (Palestine)
April 13 Gary Fowler (Flint Hill)
May 3 Woody Elliott (Retired)


Wedding Anniversaries

April 29 Elmer & Tiena Sellers (Retired)
May 23 David & Tammy Williamson (Hunting Creek)
May 30 Calvin & Paula Sacra (North Bedford)


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Women on Mission: Thaxton is leading devotionals at Oakwood Manor in April; Sedalia will lead them in May. Palestine will host the April birthday party for residents of Bedford County Nursing Home; Flint Hill will host it in May.


The one hundred twentieth Annual Meeting of Woman’s Missionary Union of Strawberry Baptist Association, held with Bedford Baptist Church on Saturday, March 21, 2009, is now history.

We thank Bedford Baptist for the use of their facilities. Their planning, preparation, and gracious hospitality meant a great deal to the success of the meeting. Thanks, also, to Dr. David Henderson for blessing us with a devotional based on our theme, “Called To Love,” and taken from Matthew 22. Special thanks to Allyne Jones, pianist, and Jimmy Jones for leading the singing and for providing special music.
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2008 Annual Report

Copies of the 2008 Annual Report of the Strawberry Baptist Association are now available. We would appreciate it if someone from the following churches would come by the office to pick up their copies: Big Island, Diamond Hill, Glade Creek, Mountain View, Rainbow Forest, Walnut Grove.


Etc., Etc., Etc.

SBCV
First Annual Missions Conference
& Disaster Relief Round-Up

Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg
Friday, April 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
$10 fee covers materials, breakout sessions & lunch for the Missions Conference
$20 fee for the Disaster Relief Round-Up


BGAV
Disaster Relief Training

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke
$15 fee includes a disaster relief t-shirt, hat, ID badge, pin, printed materials, and lunch Pastor/Deacon/Church Leadership Conference
May 8-9, 2009
“Living the Revolution” (Luke 4:16-21)


Speakers: Tommy McDearis, pastor of Blacksburg Baptist Church, Chaplain (Col.) Joel Jenkins, Division Rear Chaplain, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, Troy Henson, Stop Hunger Now.

People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. —Unknown


Help us all stay informed. If you have information about what's going on at your church, please share it with us. Items for the next newsletter should be written and in the association office by Wednesday, April 23.


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