Jesus told us that we cannot serve two masters. (Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:13) James tells us that we are not to be “double-minded.” (James 4:8) In our hearts, we know that this is wise counsel and solid truth. We know that if we don't serve God, we will only be serving something else.
But still, we try. We try to pull off the impossible by being good Christians,
but still loving the world. Ronald Rolheiser, in his book, The Holy Longing,
put it this way:
“We want to be a saint, but we also want to feel every sensation experienced by sinners; we want to be innocent and pure, but we also want to be experienced and taste all of life; we want to serve the poor and have a simple lifestyle, but we also want all the comforts of the rich; we want to have the depth afforded by solitude, but we also do not want to miss anything; we want to pray, but we also want to watch television, read, talk to friends, and go out.
It’s a small wonder that life is often a trying enterprise, and that we are often tired and pathologically overextended.”
If you are like me, you struggle with wanting the best of both worlds, to be “in the world, but not of the world.” After all, you can't “spiritualize” everything. You have to live life in our cultural setting and deal with nonspiritual people daily. So how do you do that without compromising your faith and your Christian values?
The answer is not easy, but it is simple. It is that we take Jesus with us wherever we go and whatever we do. Even when we are in the world, with worldly people, doing necessary worldly things, we remember that Jesus is there beside us and He changes the way we think and how we act, and He is the One we are serving.
And if we truly do that, then there will be a distinct difference in those things we allow ourselves to experience, to taste, and to watch. There will be a difference in how you spend your time and the things you say and the places
Will you join me in trying harder to remember this?
VOLLEYBALL is at 7:00 pm at the church. For More info, contact Dave Look
Y. A. M. (YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY) Meets 6-8 p.m. in the SRBC Sunday School Wing. This is for young adults after High School Graduation through 30 + years old. More info contact Jim Look @ 256-6456 or Mary Ann Stemley @ 253-3375
AWANA meets every Wednesday evening at 6:05 pm. We have activities for 3 year olds through High School, September through May. Come and join in the fun.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets in the Seekers class room every Tuesday Morning at 9:30 am to delve into God’s Word and enjoy fellowship with other Christian women. (Sept – May)
S. R. V. (SOUL REVOLUTION) is for 7th grade through High School. They meet every Sunday evening at 6:30 pm in the youth room downstairs across from the kitchen.
DISCOVERY COMMUNITY GROUP
This is for adults of all ages. Whether you have known Jesus for many years, or only a few months this could be a group for you. We will be meeting twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday at 7pm, at the home of Simon and Nancy Warwick.
S.A.S. (SENIORS AT SERVICE) ~ 1st Friday
Meet at 12:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The senior members of the church and friends meet at different restaurants for a dine-out. The next one is June 7 at Longhorn in Beavercreek. For more info, contact Shirley Fall @ 254-2484.
WOMEN’S BREAKFAST 2nd Saturday Join us as we resume Women’s breakfast after the first of the year for great food, a devotional time and good Christian fellowship with other ladies of the church.
TEAM AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Team meetings and Church Council meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month. Team Meetings will start @ 7 pm and the Church Council Meeting @ 8 pm.
MESSY CHURCH ~ 2nd TuesdayJoin us Tuesday June 11 @ 5:30 pm for
Messy Church – a relaxed and informal church!
Messy Church is all about welcoming people of all ages to come and have fun together. No one is too young or too old to join in. Expect a chance to be creative, exploring the theme of the day. Then what could be better than to celebrate together! Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal. It’s all free and there is something for everyone. Why not come and join us?
*Note: If you are under 16, you will need to bring an adult with you. For questions, call the church office at (937) 252-5311 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S BREAKFAST ~ 1st Saturday (October – June)
The men of the church meet the first Saturday of each month for a time in God’s word and fellowship with other Christian men of the church.
The property Stewardship team is looking for a little handy-man or handy-woman help with basic repairs such a plumbing, electric, and odds and ends around the church. An extra set of hands for a few things would be greatly appreciated. The projects are primarily not all day projects so they could be done in the evening or weekends.
Please contact Mary Ann Stemley at 554-8573 if you can help.
Messy Church News July 2019
There will be no Messy Church on
July 9 due to VBS which begins July 14. We will resume in August.
Messy Church is a great opportunity for families to be together in worship without the worry of being
too silly or “messy” because, let’s face it, life can be messy!
At Messy Church, we grow in our relationship with God
and with one another through crafts, activities, music, celebration time and more. Then, together we enjoy a shared meal. Children and adults of all ages are welcome so invite the grandparents, your neighbors and friends to this new church community.
*Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Quarterly Business Meeting
Members are asked to attend and everyone else is invited to attend our quarterly meeting on Sunday, July 28, following the morning worship service.
TEAM AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Due to VBS, this month’s Team meetings and Church Council have been moved to Thursday, July 23, 2018. Team Meetings will start @ 7 pm and the Church Council Meeting @ 8 pm.
Volunteer Now! We will need a fun bunch of Volunteers for VBS this year as we’re going on a wild adventure! VBS starts July 14 and ends July 19. Register online at www.spinningroadbaptist.org to help make this year a success!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019 - "IN THE WILD"
Vacation Bible School = Sunday,July 14 to Friday, July 19 * 6–8:30 PM!
It’s time to get excited about VBS! Start up the all-terrain vehicle, grab your favorite camera & buckle your seatbelt we’re headed on a wild adventure, maybe catch a glimpse of the tip of a tail or a flash of
color racing through the terrain! That’s right, VBS is going “In the Wild!” We’ll gather snapshots of exotic animals while focusing in on the life of Jesus through scripture! Join us for a summer adventure that can change your child's heart for a lifetime! Register online at www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
We will see you “where the wild things are?”
Summer Wednesday night kids Programs 2019
Wednesday nights’ continue with mid-week children's and youth programs offering fun lessons, games, activities, dinner for $2 and more. These programs are in place of Awana during the summer months. Come out and be a part, dinner @ 5:30, the programs run from 6:15 – 7:15 pm Wednesday nights during the summer! Come join us.
VBS VOLUNTEER MEETING
All Volunteer Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 10 beginning at 7:30 pm. Here you will meet the rest of the team, and learn all the fun facts needed to make this week a success! Please include the meeting on your calendar. For questions see Michelle or Tere.
DAYTON CHRISTIAN CENTER (DXC) is one of 21 neighborhood action centers that are supported by National Ministries American Baptist Churches, USA since 1921. Our mission work started in 1921 by faithful Christians determined to provide essential and supportive services to individuals and families seeking to better their lives.
We have an exceptional year-round child care program in West Dayton and city-wide collaborations with other faith-based agencies enable us to provide high-quality comprehensive programs.
Book of the Month
And the Word Came with Power by Joanne Shelter
This book gives the 20-year story of how Joanne Shetler lived among the Balangao people group in the Philippines. It tells of her adventures along the journey. It goes from learning the culture and language, through the trials and hardships of dealing with a culture that succumbs to evil spirits and the victory that Jesus can bring to this people group.
Please be aware that July 4th is a Thursday, and the church offices will be closed.
There will be no evening services on July 3rd.
We hope you take this time to spend with family and friends.
NURSERY ~ BABIES THROUGH 2 YEARS
Scheduled for Sunday mornings in July
July 7 ~ Richard & Mallorie Rutherford
Teen Helper ~ Kelsey Harter
July 14 ~ Ellie Schroder & Ellen Reichard
July 21 ~ Ed & Michelle Prince
July 28 ~ Bill & Barb Chambers
Teen Helper ~ Brenda Caggiano
Scheduled for Wednesday evenings in July
July 3 ~ Wauneita Koogler & Nancy Warwick
July 10 ~ Wauneita Koogler
July 17 ~ V B S
July 24 ~ Richard & Tina Swanson
July 31 ~ Marita Rogers
CHILDREN’S CHURCH VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE
PRESCHOOL K-2ND GRADE
1st Sunday ~ Ellie Schroder 1st Sunday ~ Stay in Church
2nd Sunday ~ Mallorie Rutherford 2nd Sunday ~ Michelle Prince
3rd Sunday ~ Ellie Schroder 3rd Sunday ~ Ellen Reichard
4th Sunday~ Mallorie Rutherford 4th Sunday ~ Colleen Goodman
5th Sunday ~ Ellie Schroder 5th Sunday ~ Ellen Reichard
With the weather beginning to change and days & nights becoming warmer and longer. To ensure the safety of our children, please Slow down and pay special attention entering, moving about, and exiting our parking lot. Sunday & Wednesdays in particular there are many children in the parking lot, and we want to make sure that we are driving with caution at all times. Thank-you for being cautious in making sure all are safe.