Monday, May 31, 2010

This Week...

Happy Memorial Day!

May we take some time today to reflect with thanksgiving those who gave their lives for their country and prayer for their families.  May we also purpose in our heart to remember those in active service and commit to support them in our prayers. 

This week there are several activities for you to be a part of! 

 Tuesday night the softball team will play at 7:45 PM on Field 4.

Wednesday will be Family Meal at 6:00 PM, followed by ministries for the entire family.

Friday night at 7:45 PM on Field 4 will be another softball game.

Saturday is SHS graduation.  The family of Brian M. will host a party to celebrate from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  All church family is invited to stop in and express your congratulations!

Please continue to lift up those on the prayer list, in the hospital and those who are recovering.  Ask the Lord to provide opportunities to be a blessing to those around you! 

Friday, May 28, 2010

5th Sunday Night Sing

Remember Sunday night will be a 5th Sunday Night Sing!  This is always a blessing as the church is encouraged through those who share a talent, a testimony or a favorite Scripture.  God freely gives us gifts and talents and it brings Him glory when we use them to bless others.  Will you share Sunday night?

Following the sing there will be a time of refreshments in the fellowship hall.  Please prepare a finger food or dessert to share and let's enjoy some great fellowship time!

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous!
         For praise from the upright is beautiful.
  Praise the LORD with the harp;
         Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
  Sing to Him a new song;
         Play skillfully with a shout of joy. 
Psalms 33:1-2

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Sunday we set aside some time to honor our graduating seniors and present them with a gift from the church. 

Here are a few scenes from the Senior Breakfast which was held for the seniors and their families.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Funny For the Day

If you are a Facebook fan, our church has a Facebook page.  Search for Antioch Baptist Church Live Oak Florida.  Great way to connect and keep up with one another through the week.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Brotherhood Tonight...

Men, remember the brotherhood meeting tonight at 7:00 at the church.  This is a time for men and boys to come together and grow in the Lord and encourage one another.  Come out and be ready for some great fellowship and sharing in the quest to be the man God has called you to be, leaders of our homes, church and community. 

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

Nor stands in the path of sinners,

Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

And in His law he meditates day and night.

 He shall be like a tree

Planted by the rivers of water,

That brings forth its fruit in its season,

Whose leaf also shall not wither;

And whatever he does shall prosper.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

This Week:

This week there are some great things going on at Antioch.  Monday night the church softball team will play the first game of the season at 7:45  PM at the Sports Complex.  Come out and cheer our team on!

Tuesday night will be a Brotherhood meeting at 7:00 PM at the church.  Men and boys, you are encouraged to come out and enjoy some great fellowship and encourage one another to strive to be godly leaders in the home, church and community. 

There are also some prayer requests and updates to share:

Aubrey H. is back in the hospital battling infection. 
Rex Mc. is also back in the hospital following a set back with his heart.  He will undergo testing today (Monday) to determine possible causes. 
Dave B. came home from the hospital following knee surgery and is resting and recovering.

Please pray for these for renewed strength, wisdom for treatment and healing.

It is our prayer that you will make church and caring for our church family a part of your week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

True Faith:

Faith is the substance to stand under or a support. 
Faith is to a Christian what a foundation is to a house.
Faith is an evidence to the soul - or inward conviction of God.

Three Things We Can Learn About Faith:

Without faith, we cannot be accepted by God.
Without faith, we cannot please God.
Without faith we cannot stand against the world.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.  By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.  Hebrews 11:1-3

May our faith continually be strengthened, renewed and growing.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Love Our Mothers…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Prayer Updates

Here is a quick update on some we have been praying for this week:

Rex Mc. is home after suffering a heart attack this week.  He is doing well, resting and thankful for a good prognosis.

Dave B. underwent knee surgery today and is doing well.  He will recover a few days in the hospital.

Aubrey H. is still in the hospital, hoping to come home soon after being treated for an infection.

Janet W.'s mother is home from the hospital, but still suffering with some health problems and needs our prayers.

Please remember Scott and Cindy H. as Scott's father passed away.  No details are yet available, but you are encouraged to keep the family in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


We welcome Dakota Sky ~ daughter of Laura M. and grandaughter of Tina M. who was born May 12.   Dakota weighed 7 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 19 1/2 inches long and has a head full of hair!

Baby Dakota is blessed with many adorable baby clothes, but could use some other baby items as she was a few weeks early.  We will be placing a basket in the foyer if you would like to show your love to the family and be a blessing to them.  Some needed items are:
Baby Magic lotion and baby wash
Huggies diapers - size newborn - 1
Baby wipes
Baby monitor
Burp pads
Baby towels and washcloths. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Prayer Request

Please be in prayer for Rex Mc today.  Mr. Rex began feeling poorly yesterday and continued with heart symptoms through the evening.  After going to the hospital to get evaluated, it was determined that he suffered a heart attack.  He underwent a heart catherization and two stents were inserted.  He is in ICU at a hospital, but doing better and was given a good prognosis.  Your continued prayers for him and also for his family are appreciated.

This Week:

What a joy and blessing it was to be in God's house.  Yesterday was a beautiful service which began with a special surprise as Reuben, Kisha and their children sang a beautiful song for the church.  "It Is Well With My Soul" was sang and ministered to many hearts as we were reminded that our strength and hope lies in God alone and whatever is happening around us, we can say "it is well, with my soul".  God's Word was shared and the message was a reminder of the important part faith plays in our relationship to Christ.  Hearts were touched and encouraged and one moved their membership to Antioch and one shared a personal testimony of God's faithfulness.  

Some prayer concerns were shared and you are encouraged to keep these lifted up in prayer and let these know of your love and care for them.

Aubrey H. is in the hospital with an infection.
Janet W.'s mother is still in the hospital.
Rex and Dianne Mc. are both battling sickness.
Dave B. will undergo surgery this week.
Lavon M.'s son will under go some testing this week.
Ida D. is having some issues with her eyes.
Kathy F.'s sister continues to need our prayers for strength and healing.

Thank you for your love, concern and prayers. 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother’s Day Breakfast

The men prepared a delicious breakfast for the women on Mother’s Day.  The fellowship hall was decorated beautifully, the food was delicious and there was a guest singer who blessed each one there with an encouraging word.  What a great Mother’s Day morning.  Thank you men!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunday School Party Part II

As we said, the kids had a great time hanging out at the pond at the Adult Sunday School class cook out, but the adults also had some great fun and fellowship!!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Prayer Requests and Updates

There were several prayer needs mentioned in Wednesday nights service that you are encouraged to lift up in prayer.

Aubrey H. is in the hospital with an infection in his stomach.
Janet W.'s mother is in the hospital with a bowel obstruction.
Lavon M. will undergo a stress test tomorrow (Thursday).
Mary Lou R. will undergo minor surgery tomorrow (Thursday). 
Dave B. will be having knee surgery next week.

Here are a few updates on some we have been praying for:

Scott H.'s father is battling cancer and is now at home under Hospice care.  Scott and Cindy are spending much of their time with him.
Kathy F.' sister continues to need our prayers for healing and strength.  She is getting over a bad infection which set her progress back a bit.
Kathy B's son Lee will have an important doctor visit soon to evaluate how his bones are healing.

Thank you for your care and concern for these.  Your prayers and support are a blessing.

Sunday School Cook-Out

Last weekend the adult Sunday School class had a cook-out.  There was a great turn out to enjoy a delicious meal and great fellowship.  Special thanks to Dave and Kathy B. for being gracious hosts.

The highlight of the day was for the kids as they were able to fish on the pond.  They had a blast throwing the rods, baiting the hooks and reeling in their catches.  Here are some scenes from the pond:

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010