Good News Brief–April 9, 2024

Sermon Recap: EXALTED ONE based on Hebrews 1:3-14

Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for our sins, and rose from the dead on the third day, conquering death, hell, and the grave and opening the floodgates to eternal life. But how do we take the truth of Jesus that we know in our heads and move it to our hearts? Jesus is Prophet, Priest, and King; how can these truths become our living reality? The writer of Hebrews encourages his audience, the Essene community which was looking for the Messiah, to embrace the truth and make it a living reality by doing these six things:

1) Trust in the authority of Jesus’ name (Heb 1:4-5). Names reveal identity. There is nothing more powerful than Jesus’ name! In his name, every knee will bow and tongue will confess (Phil 2:10-11). In his name, whatever we pray for will be answered (John 14). By the name of Jesus, miracles and healing can flow (Acts 3). There is no other name under heaven by which humanity can be saved (Acts 4:12). Jesus is the Son of the Most High God (Acts 16), the very title understood in antiquity as the God to whom everything else answers. Even the demons understood the power of the name of Jesus and tried to flee! Do we trust in Jesus and the power of his name?

2) Demonstrate an attitude of worship (Heb 1:6). The word worship is best defined as to make oneself low and bow down. The verb form in Hebrew only is used sparingly, and in each case, that form involves the whole or totality of an object or individual. In other words, true worship involves not just praises but surrendering our total lifestyle, becoming a living sacrifice (Rom 12:1) that refuses to conform to the ways and practices of the world (Rom 12:2). Everything we do should reflect the rule and reign of Christ. There is no room for compartmentalization!

3) Embrace his righteousness (Heb 1:8-9a). The text says that righteousness will be the scepter of his kingdom. A scepter was a tool used by a king that granted entry before his throne; without extending the scepter, one could not enter the king’s presence. Righteousness is the center of God’s kingdom. By embracing righteousness, we are making ourselves more like Christ, allowing him to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9) and saying yes to God’s way.

4) Hate wickedness (Heb 1:9b). Just as righteousness is the center of the kingdom, we should hate wickedness. Wickedness, or a purposeful choice to live in opposition to God’s standard, cannot dwell in the presence of God. We should hate wickedness–in other words, we should despise, loathe, abhor, or reject it from our lives. We need to evaluate our motives, choices, and those we allow to influence us. We should pursue God’s way and remove anything that pressures us to live opposite to the way of Christ.

5) Rest in the constancy of Christ (Heb 1:10-12). We live in a world of constant change, and for many of us, we cannot stand the change. But the one who never changes is God. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:5), does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17), and does not change (Mal 3:6). Because he does not change and will always remain, we can rest in comfort, knowing his guidance is clear and stands the test of time!

6) Walk in victory (Heb 1:13). Jesus is King and has defeated all enemies, including the enemy of our souls. All enemies are a footstool under his feet. Satan cannot harm us UNLESS we reject the protection of Christ and allow him in to harm us. Because Jesus has won the victory, we simply need to walk in Jesus’ way, and he will help us overcome any temptation.

Questions for Reflection

1) Do you believe in the power and authority of Jesus’ name? What do you struggle with believing has more power than Jesus?

2) What area of your life do you have the most struggle with surrendering to Jesus? Why?

3) Do you pursue and strive to live a righteous life? If not, what adjustments do you need to make?

4) What areas of wickedness seem to impact you the most? What influences do you need to remove?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue in the study of the Foundations of Faith series with the sermon titled, “In His Image,” based on Genesis 1:26-27, 2:4-7, and Psalm 139:13-16. What are the implications of being made in the image of God? How should it impact our living? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for April 9 – 15

April 9: 2 Kings 19:20-37 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 10: 2 Kings 20:1-11 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 11: 2 Kings 20:12-19 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 12: 2 Kings 22:11-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 13: Ezra 9:1-15 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 14: Nehemiah 1:1-11 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 15: Nehemiah 8:5-15 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Tuesday, April 9–Executive Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, April 14–Beaver Creek Worship @ Bridgewater Retirement Community, 4 pm

Monday, April 15–Timothy Bible Study @ 7 pm

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, April 18–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, April 21–All Church Birthday Dinner

Saturday, April 27–Men’s Fellowship Chicken BBQ

Sunday, April 28–Gideon Sunday

Saturday, May 11–Mother/Daughter Banquet

VERSE OF THE MONTH!

Every month we will feature a verse. The goal is for the entire church to learn this verse for the month so we grow in our memorized Bible knowledge. The verse of the month of March is Psalm 139:13-14:

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Announcements:

BIRTHDAYS NEEDED!

If you are a newer attendee at Beaver Creek, please call the office with your birthday or leave a note in the offering plate. We don’t want to miss anyone.

Social Media

Beaver Creek has updated its social media page. Please follow and share so many people can see what is happening at Beaver Creek! You can find the pages as follows:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beavercreekchurchva/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeaverCreekChurchVA/

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

We are in need of both worship leaders and children’s storytellers. Contact Alice Over, Phyllis Simmons (worship leading), or Joscelin Cooper (children’s story) if you want to serve.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH & NURSERY

Children’s Church WILL NOT meet this Sunday, April 14. It will resume next week, Sunday, April 21.

BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

For those who are interested in baptism, there will be a new member and baptism class during the Sunday School hour beginning Sunday, April 7. We will meet in the fellowship hall. Please plan to attend! If you cannot make a session, please let Pastor Ryan know for makeup.

Baptism Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

For those who are interested in transferring membership, you only need to attend the classes on Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, May 19. Also, please email Pastor Ryan the name of your previous church so we can mail out the request for transfer of membership.

Benefit Concert

Jack & Davis Reid, the grandsons of the Statler Brothers, will be leading a concert of gospel & Statler-styled music on Friday, April 19, at 7 pm @ Mount Pleasant COB as a benefit for their church building fund. Tickets are $10 each and are limited. If you would like to purchase tickets, please call 540-830-3625 or 540-810-7573.

Nursery

The Christian Education Team is looking for six to eight volunteers for the nursery during the Sunday School and church hours. There will be a signup sheet in the back. If you would be willing to volunteer to allow our families to participate in worship, please inform one of the members of the Christian Education team (Theresa Eckard, Scott McAvoy, Becky Whitmore), or sign up on the signup sheet!

Sight & Sound Interest

The Fidelis class is looking at sponsoring a church-wide trip to Sight & Sound in 2024. We should have more information in the coming weeks about a trip. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office and let them know!

Four Ways to Give! 

1) Mail your tithe to the church office

2) Drop it by the church office on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

3) Our online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

4) Place in the offering plate on Sunday!

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer our members in Skilled Care Facilities: Mary G Miller, Shirley Miller, Louise Shirkey & Carolyn Wine

Keep Evy Kaye’s friend Mary Beth in your prayers as she is wrestling with cancer.

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Joe Berry (health)

Bouchery family (unspoken)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Stanley Jackowitz (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meeta McNett (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary G Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Dan Rhodes (recovery)

Ann Simmons (health)

Bob Simmons (health)

Millie Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–April 2, 2024

Sermon Recap: BELIEVE THE RESURRECTION & RESURRECTED LORD based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and 15:12-28

Two things are foundational for our existence as Christians: the cross and the empty tomb. Without the cross, there is no forgiveness of sins. But without the empty tomb, our Savior is still in the ground, and we are dead in our sins! The first witnesses understood the power and impact of the cross, and every action they took in the remainder of their lives was in light of that reality! Yet for us, two thousand years later, we have lost the euphoria, power, and impact of Jesus’ resurrection! Instead, we diminish its impact, dismiss the truth, or ignore it altogether. The enemy does not want us to embrace the truth because he knows how much it will change things.

If there is no resurrection…

  1. Christ has not been raised (1 Cor 15:13, 16).
  2. We have useless preaching (1 Cor 15:14).
  3. Our faith is futile (1 Cor 15:14, 17).
  4. We are false witnesses about God (1 Cor 15:15).
  5. We are still in our sins (1 Cor 15:17).
  6. There is no hope beyond this life (1 Cor 15:18).
  7. We are to be pitied above all humanity (1 Cor 15:19).

However, the resurrection of Christ was very much real! Because of the resurrection…

  1. Christ is the firstfruits (1 Cor 15:20), the first to rise, and the promise of a future resurrection for us all!
  1. We have the promise of a new spiritual life (1 Cor 15:21-22). The curse of Adam has been broken, and we can be made new. We don’t have to remain trapped in our past sins.
  1. Christ will return, resurrect, and rapture the saints (1 Cor 15:23). We have a promise that there is more to life than what we see on this earth, and Jesus will come back for his faithful!
  1. Christ will hand over all worldly powers to God (1 Cor 15:24). Satan, evil, and the forces of darkness no longer have dominion over humanity!
  1. Christ defeated death once and for all (1 Cor 15:25-26). Not only is there a promise of resurrection, but of eternal life, since Jesus died and defeated death by coming back to life! We don’t have to endure spiritual death!
  1. Christ will return all things to its original state (1 Cor 15:27-28). Everything will become as it once was before this world was corrupted by sin!

So how do we live in light of the resurrection? How do we embrace it?

  1. Take your stand (1 Cor 15:1), both on the gospel and truth. Anchor yourselves; refuse to move from the truth of God revealed in his Word.
  1. Hold firm to the Word (1 Cor 15:2). Refuse to let go of the Word and its promises. Order all of your steps based on what you know the Bible says. If not, you believe in vain.
  1. Prioritize what is important (1 Cor 15:3-8). Know what you believe, anchored in the Word, and why you believe it. Paul emphasized for things: Jesus died for our sins, he was buried, he was raised from the dead on the third day, and he appeared to many witnesses. Know what you believe, and stick to it! Keep the main thing the main thing!
  1. Embrace God’s grace (1 Cor 15:9-11). Because of the cross and the empty grave, God has won the victory. Anyone can be touched and changed by God’s grace. Let it change how we live–as people committed to the cross and the empty grave. May we never give up on anyone, for God can touch any heart!

Questions for Reflection

1) What impact does the empty tomb have in your life?

2) What still keeps you in bondage? Where can Jesus set you free?

3) Is Jesus your Savior?

4) Is Jesus your Lord? Is your life totally committed to following him?

5) Do you know what you believe? Can you articulate your faith?

6) Who do you know personally that could use a touch of God’s grace?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will conclude the study on the Foundations of Jesus with the sermon titled, “Exalted King,” based on Hebrews 1:3-14. Why is the exaltation of Jesus foundational for belief? How should it impact our living? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for April 2 – 8

April 2: 2 Kings 6:24-7:2 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 3: 2 Kings 7:3-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 4: 2 Kings 8:1-6 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 5: 2 Kings 8:7-15 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 6: 2 Kings 17:7-23 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 7: 2 Kings 19:1-13 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 8: 2 Kings 19:14-19 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Sunday, April 7–First Sunday Offering

Sunday, April 7–First Sunday Breakfast @ 9:15 am

Sunday, April 7–Baptism Class starts @ 9:45 am

Sunday, April 7–Worship Team Meeting @ 12 pm

Monday, April 8–Timothy Bible Study @ 7 pm

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, April 14–Beaver Creek Worship @ Bridgewater Retirement Community, 4 pm

Thursday, April 18–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, April 21–All Church Birthday Dinner

Saturday, April 27–Men’s Fellowship Chicken BBQ

Sunday, April 28–Gideon Sunday

Saturday, May 11–Mother/Daughter Banquet

VERSE OF THE MONTH!

Every month we will feature a verse. The goal is for the entire church to learn this verse for the month so we grow in our memorized Bible knowledge. The verse of the month of March is Psalm 139:13-14:

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Announcements:

BIRTHDAYS NEEDED!

If you are a newer attendee at Beaver Creek, please call the office with your birthday or leave a note in the offering plate. We don’t want to miss anyone.

Social Media

Beaver Creek has updated its social media page. Please follow and share so many people can see what is happening at Beaver Creek! You can find the pages as follows:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beavercreekchurchva/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeaverCreekChurchVA/

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

We are in need of both worship leaders and children’s storytellers. Contact Alice Over, Phyllis Simmons (worship leading), or Joscelin Cooper (children’s story) if you want to serve.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH & NURSERY

Children’s Church WILL meet this Sunday, April 7.

BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

For those who are interested in baptism, there will be a new member and baptism class during the Sunday School hour beginning Sunday, April 7. We will meet in the fellowship hall. Please plan to attend! If you cannot make a session, please let Pastor Ryan know for makeup.

Baptism Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

For those who are interested in transferring membership, you only need to attend the classes on Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, May 19. Also, please email Pastor Ryan the name of your previous church so we can mail out the request for transfer of membership.

Benefit Concert

Jack & Davis Reid, the grandsons of the Statler Brothers, will be leading a concert of gospel & Statler-styled music on Friday, April 19, at 7 pm @ Mount Pleasant COB as a benefit for their church building fund. Tickets are $10 each and are limited. If you would like to purchase tickets, please call 540-830-3625 or 540-810-7573.

Nursery

The Christian Education Team is looking for six to eight volunteers for the nursery during the Sunday School and church hours. There will be a signup sheet in the back. If you would be willing to volunteer to allow our families to participate in worship, please inform one of the members of the Christian Education team (Theresa Eckard, Scott McAvoy, Becky Whitmore), or sign up on the signup sheet!

Sight & Sound Interest

The Fidelis class is looking at sponsoring a church-wide trip to Sight & Sound in 2024. We should have more information in the coming weeks about a trip. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office and let them know!

Four Ways to Give! 

1) Mail your tithe to the church office

2) Drop it by the church office on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

3) Our online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

4) Place in the offering plate on Sunday!

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer our members in Skilled Care Facilities: Mary G Miller, Shirley Miller, Louise Shirkey & Carolyn Wine

Keep Evy Kaye’s friend Mary Beth in your prayers as she is wrestling with cancer.

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Joe Berry (health)

Bouchery family (unspoken)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Stanley Jackowitz (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meda McNett (health)

Barbara Meadows (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary G Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Tami & Kenny (loss of sister Terri; arrangements pending)

Dan Rhodes (recovery)

Ann Simmons (health)

Bob Simmons (health)

Millie Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Shay Suter (health)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–March 26, 2024

Sermon Recap: SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT based on Isaiah 53:1-12

Although many dispute Jesus’ sinless life, virgin birth, and divinity, no one can dispute the cross. Even Jewish and Roman historians verify in official documents that Jesus (who was called Christ according to the Romans) was crucified under the hands of Pontius Pilate. We know the cross happened with certainty! Unfortunately, many downplay the significance of the cross, claiming it was simply the result of Jesus upsetting the wrong people and nothing more than a symbol today used to justify power and oppression. For if we truly understood the impact of the cross, it would change our lives!

Isaiah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, penned a beautiful prophecy seven hundred years before Jesus. Jesus is the suffering servant who poured out his life for sinners. Isaiah understood the impact of the cross long before it happened! What did Jesus do for us on the cross?

  1. He bore the weight of our struggle (Isa 53:4). We all as humanity bear the weight of struggle–sickness, pain, heartache, emotions, consequences of sin, consequences of the sins of others, etc. Jesus chose to bear those sins and place it on his shoulders so we didn’t have to carry the weight anymore. Jesus faced the cat-o-nine tails (a whip with pieces of bone, broken pottery shards, and glass), the crown of thorns, the nine-inch nails, and the rugged wooden cross so he, like the scapegoat of the Old Testament (Lev 16) who carried the burdens and sins of the people of Israel, can carry all of our burdens so we can be free.
  1. Crucified for our sins (Isa 53:5a). He faced the cross, and his blood was poured out so we could be washed from our sins. All of us carry the stain of sin. Just like a bad stain on laundry that we cannot get out, we cannot remove sin on our own. Jesus died, and on that cross his blood flowed to wash us from our sins. “Though our sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow” (Isa 1:18).
  1. Ushered in the peace of God (Isa 53:5b). Because Jesus took our place and bore the weight of God’s punishment, we no longer come under God’s wrath or condemnation. We can have the right relationship with God again. We can find and know peace. The only answer to true peace in every sphere is through Jesus’ death on the cross.
  1. Brought healing (Isa 53:5c). Because of the cross, we can find spiritual healing. We no longer have to be defined by sin or our past; Jesus gave us the opportunity to find a fresh start and a new life. Physical healing is also made widely available since Jesus’ blood was shed and covers all!
  1. No longer lost(Isa 53:6). Despite our stubbornness and our best attempts to go our own way, we sometimes dig an even deeper hole for ourselves. Yet Jesus is a constant, and the cross is the high and lifted up reference point to point the way back home for anyone who is lost.
  1. Oppressed & afflicted (Isa 53:7-8). He was abused by humanity. Instead of responding in retaliation, he extended forgiveness and grace. He took our worst because he believed in our best!
  1. Died in his innocence in our place (Isa 53:9). We were the ones who had the death sentence. Instead, he took it, though he had done no wrong, as our substitution in order to atone for the sins of humanity. This is called substitutionary atonement.
  1. Brought about justification (Isa 53:11). Our debt is canceled. Sin has no claim on us. Satan and his demons cannot bring charges against us, for we are pardoned–our sins are covered and paid in full.
  1. Made intercession (Isa 53:12). Jesus stands in the gap for us. He is there between anyone who would come against us to accuse us, saying we are covered by his blood. Likewise, he is there beside God the Father, advocating for us!

How then should we respond to what Jesus has done?

  1. Believe the good news (Isa 53:1). Not just hear the good news of the gospel, but believe it. Take it to heart. Allow the gospel to transform your life. Live a different way.
  1. Desire Jesus (Isa 53:2-3). Do not keep your Savior at arms length. Instead, spend regular time with your Savior. He loves you; love him with all you have in everything you do.
  1. Become a child of God (Isa 53:10). We can become the rightful heir of heaven if we accept Jesus into our heart and repent of our sin. Jesus did the unthinkable for you. Will you accept his invitation?

Questions for Reflection

1) What struggle do you carry? Can you release it to Jesus?

2) What sins do you need to confess?

3) Where do you need healing that only Jesus can bring?

4) Do you believe in Jesus? Do you believe in the cross?

5) Does your life match what you believe?

6) How can you change how you live to match the work of the cross?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday is Easter Sunday. Pastor Ryan will continue the study on the Foundations of Jesus with the sermons titled, “Believe the Resurrection,” based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, and “Resurrected Lord” based on 1 Corinthians 15:12-28. Why is the resurrection of Jesus foundational for belief? How should it impact our living? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for March 26 – April 1

March 26: 2 Kings 4:1-7 What does this passage teach us about God?

March 27: 2 Kings 4:8-17 What does this passage teach us about God?

March 28: 2 Kings 4:18-37 What does this passage teach us about God?

March 29: 2 Kings 4:38-44 What does this passage teach us about God?

March 30: 2 Kings 5:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

March 31: 2 Kings 5:13-27 What does this passage teach us about God?

April 1: 2 Kings 6:8-23 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Saturday, March 30–Men’s Fellowship @ Thomas House, 7:15 am

Saturday, March 30–Easter Egg Hunt @ 10 am

Sunday, March 31–Easter Sunrise Service @ 7 am; Breakfast to follow

Sunday, March 31–Easter Sunday

Monday, April 1–Timothy Bible Study @ 7 pm

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, April 7–First Sunday Offering & Breakfast

Sunday, April 21–All Church Birthday Dinner

Saturday, April 27–Men’s Fellowship Chicken BBQ

Sunday, April 28–Gideon Sunday

VERSE OF THE MONTH!

Every month we will feature a verse. The goal is for the entire church to learn this verse for the month so we grow in our memorized Bible knowledge. The verse of the month of March is Hebrews 4:16:

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Announcements:

BIRTHDAYS NEEDED!

If you are a newer attendee at Beaver Creek, please call the office with your birthday or leave a note in the offering plate. We don’t want to miss anyone.

Social Media

Beaver Creek has updated its social media page. Please follow and share so many people can see what is happening at Beaver Creek! You can find the pages as follows:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beavercreekchurchva/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeaverCreekChurchVA/

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

We are in need of both worship leaders and children’s storytellers. Contact Alice Over, Phyllis Simmons (worship leading), or Joscelin Cooper (children’s story) if you want to serve.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH & NURSERY

Children’s Church WILL NOT meet this Sunday, March 31. It will resume next Sunday, April 7.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

Men’s Fellowship will gather for breakfast on Saturday, March 30 at 7:15 am at Thomas House. All the men from the church are invited to attend!

EASTER EGG HUNT

The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 10 am to 12 pm. We are still in need of some candy to fill the eggs! Please bring it to the lobby of the church by Sunday!

EASTER

We will have Easter Sunrise service promptly at 7 am outside on the lawn. Then, we will have a simple breakfast provided by Worship Team. Sunday school will continue at its normal time, 9:45 am, followed by the regular service at 11 am. Come celebrate the resurrection!

BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

For those who are interested in baptism, there will be a new member and baptism class during the Sunday School hour beginning Sunday, April 7. Please plan to attend! If you cannot make a session, please let Pastor Ryan know for makeup.

Baptism Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

For those who are interested in transferring membership, you only need to attend the classes on Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, May 19. Also, please email Pastor Ryan the name of your previous church so we can mail out the request for transfer of membership.

Benefit Concert

Jack & Davis Reid, the grandsons of the Statler Brothers, will be leading a concert of gospel & Statler-styled music on Friday, April 19, at 7 pm @ Mount Pleasant COB as a benefit for their church building fund. Tickets are $10 each and are limited. If you would like to purchase tickets, please call 540-830-3625 or 540-810-7573.

Nursery

The Christian Education Team is looking for six to eight volunteers for the nursery during the Sunday School and church hours. There will be a signup sheet in the back. If you would be willing to volunteer to allow our families to participate in worship, please inform one of the members of the Christian Education team (Theresa Eckard, Scott McAvoy, Becky Whitmore), or sign up on the signup sheet!

Sight & Sound Interest

The Fidelis class is looking at sponsoring a church-wide trip to Sight & Sound in 2024. We should have more information in the coming weeks about a trip. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office and let them know!

Four Ways to Give! 

1) Mail your tithe to the church office

2) Drop it by the church office on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

3) Our online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

4) Place in the offering plate on Sunday!

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer our members in Skilled Care Facilities: Mary G Miller, Shirley Miller, Louise Shirkey & Carolyn Wine

Keep Evy Kaye’s friend Mary Beth in your prayers as she is wrestling with cancer.

Please also keep all those in Baltimore this morning who are still trapped in the cold water due to the bridge collapse, as well as the families of those who lost loved ones in this terrible accident.

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Joe Berry (health)

Bouchery family–unspoken request

Terri Burkholder (health)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Stanley Jackowitz (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meda McNett (health)

Barbara Meadows (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary G Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Dan Rhodes (recovery)

Ann Simmons (health)

Bob Simmons (health)

Millie Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Shay Suter (health)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church