A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:

Dear Northside Family,

 I was contacted by Dr. Lloyd Stilley last week inviting our church to be a part of their Good Friday service on April 19 at 6:00 p.m.

The theme for the service is “The Three Nails.” Dr. Stilley will speak concerning the first nail, The Nail of our Guilt (“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”). Bro. Greg Tinker will deal with the second nail, The Nail of Abandonment (“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”). I will speak on the third nail, The Nail of Death and Hell (“Into Your hands I commit My spirit.”). We will have ten minutes to speak concerning each nail. At the end of the service we will observe the Lord’s Supper. It should be a great service as we join together with our fellow Christians to celebrate and remember what a tremendous price our Lord paid for us to have eternal life in heaven. I hope to see you there.

This Wednesday night at 6:00 our Bible Drillers will participate in the church drill. The associational drill will be the following afternoon at 5:00. Once again, our children have worked very hard to prepare for these drills. What they are able to accomplish is truly amazing.

We will observe the Lord’s Supper this Sunday morning at the conclusion of the worship service. Deacons, if you haven’t already communicated with Bro. Blake concerning your availability to serve, please do so as soon as possible.

 -Bro. David  david@nbcjasper.net

  

Youth & Education

 

Anchored in Hope

This is the theme for our Youth Ministry in 2019. Hebrews 6:19 is the focal verse for this idea that as believers we are “Anchored in Hope” through Christ. We will be getting t-shirts for the group. We will make these shirts available to anyone who would like one. Ordering info coming soon. Here is what the shirts will look like. 

 

 

Your Opportunity

For years research has proven that people are more open to attend church during the weeks leading up to Christmas and Easter than at any other time of the year. All that is needed for most of these people is an invitation from someone they know. How many people do you know that are not involved in Bible study and/or worship on a weekly basis? How hard would it be to invite this person/family to join us at Northside during this time? Probably not as hard as you think, and the result of your invitation could have eternal significance. A few weeks ago, Bro. Shawn wrote and asked us who was our “one.” If you don’t have a “one,” get one then work to build a relationship that will lead to inviting him or her to church.

Youth Sunday

Sunday, April 28, will be the day for our annual Youth Sunday. Our students will be taking leadership positions during Bible Study and morning worship on that day. Adult teachers, if you would like for one of our students to lead your class that day, please see me ASAP.

 

Bible Drill

There are two opportunities this week to support our children who are participating in Bible Drill. The church drill is Wednesday night during the Prayer Meeting time and the associational drill is Thursday afternoon at 5:00 here at NBC. Even if you can’t be present, please be praying for our drillers. The Regional/State Drill will be at Meadow Brook Baptist Church in Hoover on Sunday, April 14.

-Bro. John  john@nbcjasper.net

  

MUSIC & OUTREACH   

A few weeks ago in this space I asked you “Who’s Your One?” Now I have another question for you. What’s your story? I want to hear about the gospel conversations you’re having with those who are lost. Tell me about how you prayed for that person. Tell me about how you started the conversation. You might even want to share a story about a conversation that didn’t go well. I’d like to take excerpts from these stories and share them (without mentioning any names) on our screens on Sundays or maybe on social media to help remind others that these conversations need to be a part of every Christian’s life. Feel free to tell me as much or as little as you want. For an example, I’ll share my recent gospel conversation story with you. I have recently met and friended two employees at a local restaurant. We chat every time I go in. I’ve been praying for them both and have been looking for an opportunity to talk to them about Jesus. I walked in that restaurant one day recently prayed up and ready to start a life changing conversation with one of them. Would you believe the phone rang just as I was about to ask her, “What would you say if someone asked why you should get into heaven?” Then more customers came in. Then a lot more customers came in. Even though I was ready, it was clearly not the right time to have that conversation. The good news is, my story is not over. I’m still ready to have that conversation with them both and I am looking for the right time to do so. What’s your story? Email it to me.

- Bro. Shawn shawn@nbcjasper.net  

Children's Ministry

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the home of Jared and Alisha Barton. This event will be for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Children do not need to bring
eggs, just a bucket or basket to hold the eggs they find. We need parents to bring individually wrapped pieces of candy to be put inside the plastic eggs. Please bring candy to the church by Sunday, April 14. Check for a basket in the foyer as well as in the fellowship hall on Sunday night. If you need directions to the Barton home please see Alisha or Jared. Alisha suggests that parents may want to bring camp chairs to sit in while children hunt the eggs.

Bro. Wes, wes@nbcjasper.net

 

 

Welcome Bro. Wes!!

Everyone is invited to a churchwide fellowship this Sunday evening following worship to officially welcome Bro. Wes Lamon as our new Director of Children’s Ministry here at Northside. If you didn’t have an opportunity to sign up on Sunday to help provide food, give us a call here in the office (205)384-3214, and we will be glad to let you know what is still needed.   

Serving Others Through Giving

 

Mission Of Hope

Collecting bags of individually wrapped chocolate candy to make Easter baskets to give away on April 11. If you would like to help, bring bags of candy to the church office by Sunday, April 7, and we will make arrangements for them to get the candy. They are hoping to make 125 baskets.

 

Food Closet 

 

VIP of The Week

Our VIP's are church members over 90 years old.

Consider sending a card of encouragement this week.

Essie Hill

Harbor Chase  / 2100 Viking Drive /  Jasper, AL 35501

 

Scholarship applications are now available in the church office. These scholarships are available for undergraduate studies to Northside members only. The guidelines and requirements are spelled out in the application. Completed applications are due back to the church office no later than Sunday, April 21. Incomplete or late applications cannot be accepted.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Lord's Supper - Sunday Morning April 7 (Deacons, notify Blake Walton regarding your availability to serve)

People Of Praise - Singing in local nursing homes, April 9. 9:30am

Annie Armstong Missions Collection Day -April 14

 Our church goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $9,750.00. 

NBC Family

 

Welcome New Member for Baptism

Maddie Scarborough 

 

Sympathy

We extend our love and sympathy to: the family of Margie O’Rear

and to Mark George in the death of his Mother  

    

Memorials Given

In Memory of Kathryn Douglas to the Library by Ann King and Mary Jane King Allen

In Memory of Margie O’Rear to the Food Closet by Kathryn O’Rear, Ann King, Mary Jane King Allen, Rick and Patsy Brown, Richard and Cathy Hadaway

to the Annie Armstrong Offering by Wanda Pate

 

Thanks

Thank you so much for the thoughts, prayers, calls, cards, visits and other loving things you did for me before, during and after my surgery! It is such a wonderful thing being a part of such a loving church family. I am truly blessed! Love, Delores Frazar 

 

Pray For

 

MISSIONARIES OF THE MONTH 

Mark & Megan Street - Northern Africa & Middle East

 

 Schools Of The Month 

 

Winterfield Elementary in NC - Catie Elliott

Rock Quarry Elementary - Ashleigh Graham, Jeff Burton

Wallace State Community College - Adam Frazar

Serving Together 

 

Ministry Teams for Sunday, April 7, 2019

Kingdom Kids:

April 7: Justin / Brandy Robinson

April 14: Bob / Ginger Seiberling, Sherri Sartain

Youth Choir Snack:

April 7: Audrey Graham, Pat Horton

April 14: Donna Day, Sherrie Sartain

Patrol: Wes Lamon, Jimmy Green, Paul Lay

Usher Captain: Tim Elliott

Membership (April): Delores Frazar

Sound: Bob Seiberling

Video Projection: A.M. Chelsea Byrd P.M. Ginger Seiberling

Welcome Center

Before Sunday School: Barry Harbor, Patsy Green

Before Worship: Justin Robinson, Dwight Allen

Front Porch Greeters: Jerry Ross and Teresa Anderson 

ETC

April 7, 2019 A.M. Patsy Brown, Patsy Estes, Beth Best, Rhonda Vandiver, Amanda Drummond, Lisa Nichols, Susan Rolley, Maci Nichols, Mark Nichols

P.M. Jill Bailey, Ginger Seiberling, Missy Lay, Wanda Pate, John Jaye

April 14, 2019 A.M. June Smith, Beverly Langley, Linda Smith, Sandra Williams, Kendra Brown, Noah Ferguson, Sherri Sartain, Caleb Ferguson, Ed Sartain

P.M. Adult Choir Easter Music - Volunteers Needed!!

If you cannot serve at your assigned time, please arrange a swap with someone from another day and advise the nursery coordinator of the swap. A schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the preschool area. Copies of the current schedule can also be found on the foyer table and in the preschool department. If you’d be willing to serve in ETC, please let Bro. John know. We sure could use some extra folks!  

Deacons On Call:

April 7 - April 13

Kenny Horton (205) 275-4037

Ed Davidson (205) 368-1544

 

Stats  

Weekly Budget Needs $12,786.34

Received 3/31/2019 $12,346.00

Budget Needs YTD $396,376.54

Rec’d YTD $387,546.10

 

Offerings & Attendance Mar 31, 2019

General Fund: $12,346

Capital Fund:$25

Missions Fund: $215

Scholarships: $10

Annie Armstrong: $220

Children's Home: $250

Food Closet: $245

Library: $75

Attendance: 207

Contacts: 5