2019 October MY News

Hello! What a great month we have had at Minnetrista Baptist. We finally kicked off our inaugural MY Night. We had a great turnout! We had nine kids total. We introduced them to the curriculum and talked about ownership of faith. While we met we discussed some things we were wanting from the group and one thing that we agreed upon was taking faith outside the walls of the church. During the week of Global Student Prayer (Sept 22-28), some of the students participated in “See you at the pole” on Wednesday the 25th. We prayed for our nation, our school and our families. We had our first MY group outing at the Bigstone Mini Golf course in Minnetrista. We enjoyed a lunch and fellowship! With all of the events and times we want parents to be updated ASAP and in the loop. To accomplish this we have an app for our youth group. It’s called BAND. We will be using this for things like prayers/updates/and events. Please call Lou at 952-288-1743 to get the link to be on the MY Group BAND page. Our next event will be a service project at the end of October. We are still working out the details, but we will be helping out with the upkeep of the Church cemetery. Please look for this event on the BAND page. A verse that we as a youth group have been reciting is 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

*Take time this week to pray with your families and see the Lord’s face!

Lou and Lilly

2019 October News and Events

Wednesday Family Nights @ 6:30 p.m.

The adults will be doing a study entitled “The Apostles’ Creed.” There will be a video and then discussion. We will learn more about the core doctrines of the Christian faith as revealed in Scripture. Join us!! Children and youth will have their own studies.


  • The church has a Facebook page…the page is Minnetrista Baptist Church

  • NEW MEMBERS CLASS – 4 people attended our class on September 21st. If you are interested in church membership please contact Pastor John.

  • Thank you all! Many hands make lite work. Thanks for helping with the funeral service for Ron Oldenburg. The family is very appreciative.

  • They have started to deliver items for the new build!! Drive by the church occasionally to see the progress on the new building. Pray for the builder and his team. Continue to pray and give as the Lord leads you!! Exciting to see the Lord at work!!

  • Praises for answered prayer - For Susan, Mary, Kathleen, Lynn, Sharry and many others. Pray works!! Keep praying for fast healing and quick recovery.

  • The Pastor is keeping track!! In 2019 Pastor John has been tracking the people he personally visits, phones and e-mails each week. If you would like a visit please let him know. He would love to stop by and chat.

  • Taylor Moyer (Derek’s fiancé) has some financial needs!! Taylor is working at Common Ground Covenant Church in Jackson Mississippi. Taylor is working with some after school programs and assisting the church with reaching its community. If you would like to contact her or give a one-time gift, her e-mail is taylor@cgcchurch.org. She sends out a monthly newsletter for prayer and support. Thanks for your prayers and gifts.

  • Men’s Bible Study on Saturday’s – Mike Colestock will be leading a study on the Armor of God for the men of the church. This is a 6 week study. We will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with the study to follow. We will be done by 9 a.m. Please let Bo or Pastor John know if you will be attending.

  • Adult Sunday school – Harry Birlew is teaching our adult SS class. Join us at 9:15 a.m. for a rousing discussion as we look at Scripture and work our way from Genesis to Revelation.

Church Website

www.minnetristachurch.org. Get all your MBC news, dates, sermons etc…

St Boni Lunch Bunch

The community will meet on October 9th at 12 noon at the St Boni Community Center for a potluck. Come and meet some of your neighbors and be a light to our community.

Food for thought… - Every thought, word, and deed sown today will bear fruit tomorrow—for good or for ill.  Dr. David Jeremiah

Our Mission

“The people of Minnetrista Baptist Church are Christ-followers who love, serve and share so our neighbors can come to know Him.”

2019 October Pastor John's Jots

In last Sunday’s message (September 22) I mentioned that there were two types of sermons. One is topical preaching. The idea is that it is on a topic; family, anger, prophecy, miracles etc… The other type is expository preaching. The idea is a form of preaching that details the meaning of a particular text or passage of Scripture; Nehemiah, 1 Timothy, 1 John, Romans 8, Jonah etc… Both types of preaching are helpful. I stay mostly in the expository camp mainly because that is what I was taught and you can’t go wrong studying the Bible! Many of you have asked that I preach a particular book or subject that interests you. I appreciate your input. Many of these have made it to our Wednesday night study (i.e. The Apostles Creed…because someone asked if we could study the important doctrines of what we believe as Christians). However, when it comes to preaching, I have a strong call and desire to hear from the Lord on where I lead the congregation in our Sunday messages (i.e. 1 Timothy – leadership, Nehemiah – building the church, 1 John and “The One Another’s” – love). If I asked 125 of you where we should go next in our Sunday messages, I would probably receive 125 ideas. I also imagine not one of you would say Habakkuk!! About 6 months ago I heard (not audibly) the Lord say that He wanted our church to look at Habakkuk! So, starting October 13th we will look at the Book of Habakkuk (Harry will be preaching October 6th as I will be at a Pastor and wives retreat). Take some time and read through the book. There are only 3 chapters. Do some homework and see what the Lord teaches you. There must be some reason God wants us to look at the book!! I’m looking forward to learning what that reason is and preaching through a book less traveled!

See you in church,

Pastor John