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Spring 2022 Newsletter

Message from our Pastor

Mark 6:34 says “when Jesus landed and saw the crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.”  I’m immediately struck by the word “saw.”  Jesus sees people.  This simple concept can be so easily neglected.  So often we can be wrapped up in our own lives that we don’t really see people.  I’m even thinking back over the past week and wondering how many times I missed seeing the people God placed in my path. 

When we see people as Jesus did, we respond with compassion, through the power of the Holy Spirit in us.  Each day, God has given us an incredible opportunity to interact with people who have lost hope.  They are experiencing disappointment and emptiness in life, and are in search of something that has meaning and purpose.

Sometimes we don’t think God can use us to share his message.  We feel like a broken tool, uncertain and ill-equipped.  As we begin a new sermon series on the book of Acts, we will see proof that God works through those who are weak.  Let me encourage you to think about the disciples and how they must have felt when they abandoned Jesus at the cross. Or about Paul who zealously murdered Christians. These are the men God chose to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We will be studying in-depth the power, work, and person of the Holy Spirit. The transformational belief that it is only through his power that we are able to be his witnesses in the world gives us the courage and perspective to obey such a call.

We look forward to seeing you on Sundays or throughout the week as we have a number of different Bible studies that are available to you.  We pray that in the coming days and weeks ahead you will take your next steps in following Christ and being part of his mission to share the gospel to the ends of the earth. 

- Pastor Brian      

Worship Service Plan

For the past several months, church leadership has been praying about the decision of where we will continue our Worship Services.  The Deacons wrote a letter explaining their decision.  If you have not read the full letter, click here to view it.  

"As we have studied God’s word, we have renewed our commitment to the church being a body of believers, not a building. As a result, we believe God is calling us to continue our worship services in the Hall." 
                                                      -Baleville Deacons

Opportunity for Personal Prayer in the Chapel

The Chapel will be open each Sunday from 9:00am‐9:30am for a time of personal prayer, and preparation for 10:00am worship in the Hall. Live music will be provided during this time, and we will have a deacon there each Sunday morning if you would like to pray with someone.
Baleville Clothing Drive

Sussex Project
Clean out your closets!
Saturday, June 4, 2022
(Drop off at the church)

For details of acceptable items, click here for the full flyer.

Parsonage News!

As many of you know, we recently partnered with My Brother's Place, an organization whose mission is to provide spiritual and physical refuge to families in need.  By partnering with them, we allow our parsonage to be used as a short-term housing solution for a local family in need.

We wanted to let you know that a family has recently moved into the parsonage.  You might see the couple out and about, along with their 2 children (and one on the way!).  Please be in prayer for this family and My Brother's Place as they come alongside them.  

Hampton Easter Egg Hunt

We were excited to have a table at the Hampton Easter Egg Hunt a few weeks ago.  It was a great opportunity to meet the community, hand out goodies, and invite people to our Easter service.  We are looking forward to another opportunity on June 11 as we will have an inflatable obstacle course and face painting set up for Hampton Day!   Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping. 

Meet our New Office Manager!

Sussex Project
Jen Kraft has been married to her husband Jeff for 19 years. They both grew up in Sussex County and live locally in Stillwater with their 2 children, Ava-16 and Nathan-15. They are long time members of Lafayette Federated Church. In her spare time, Jen enjoys cooking/baking, puzzling, and camping with her family. She is excited to join the Baleville Church staff and is looking forward to meeting the congregation!


Kids Corner

Mark 10:14 "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God."

"I take my Bible to school because I want to share the Word of God. 

- Michael, age 9


Sussex Project - June 20-25 - Save the Date!

Sussex Project

We are looking forward to participating with other local churches in the Sussex Project.  The Sussex Project is a week-long service project in our community where we help families with yard work/ small home repair projects and point them to Jesus.  You can serve anytime you are available that week.  A brief application will be available soon.  To view last year's Sussex Project video please click here.      

3 Bible Studies - Join anytime!

THURSDAYS * 7pm - 8:30pm

We are currently studying the book of Ephesians.  Led by Bonnie Ingraham


WEDNESDAYS * 10am-11am

All are welcome to join Pastor Brian to further discuss the sermon from Sunday morning and as well as any other thoughts and questions.

An in-depth study of God’s Word as we learn more about what it means to be followers of Jesus. Led by Pastor Brian.

Quick Links

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Church Calendar
Sermon Archive
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