Pastor's Report 2010
March 27, 2011
Wow! What a year. How surreal it seemed last May when the Montessori Discovery School moved to their new location on School Street. The downstairs was so open and empty. It wasn't just a dream come true, it was a real answer to prayer. The building was soon to be all ours. No more carrying nursery equipment down and up the stairs each service. Praise God we had enough children to fill the space. Soon after we had more furniture as well.
We officially purchased the property on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 9am. It filled my heart with joy to know what God had done, as I watched our Treasurer sign all of the closing documents. For the previous seven years, we had fully believed that it was the Lord's will for 44 Maple Street to be our church home. Thank you all for your steadfastness in prayer and giving.
It was such a blessing to be able to hold our Baptismal Service, September 12th, on our very own property. Although I was teased a bit for using the little blue pool, it worked out well. The fellowship at the church afterward was a real joy. The Children's Dedication Service on October 10th, and the Christmas Program in December, were also wonderful blessings. God gave us all of those little ones for a reason. What a responsibility it is to lead them to Christ and train them up in the way they should go.
Although our church did not experience the economic decline brought on by the recession, the Missions Program struggled a little. It was great to have Bro. Don Davis back for a renewal of our Missions Revival, November 4th through the 6th. We thank the Lord for bolstering our commitment to our missionaries during 2010.
I was glad to be able to help our friends and preach at True Gospel Baptist Church in Buck, PA from November 12-14. My dear friend Pastor Jim Roland had a knee replacement and bypass surgery. It was nice to be an encouragement to him and his church people.
A few of our Tuck families left after graduation to new jobs and new homes. We not only missed them, the church seemed just a little less full on Sunday Mornings. The Fall brought more visitors and some faithful new people to fill things up again. It was refreshing to have more sinners saved as well. Thank God for his goodness. I pray that He would humble us and continue to bless our church in the coming year.
Sincerely, In Christ,
Pastor Joe Scearbo