2017 July Events and News

All Church Prayer Service

Join us on July 13 at 7:00pm for our all Church Prayer Service.

Financial Update

YTD Budget - $44,952   YTD Income - $47,794   YTD Expenses - $40,179

Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of the church!!

Important Church News…

August 20th

Please join us after church to celebrate the ministry Curtis and Abbey have had with us these past few years. After service we will have a cake and present Curtis and Abbey with a Love Gift. If you would like to donate to the gift please do so in the offering. Please pray for Curtis and Abbey as they move to their next area of ministry!

Wednesdays in July

Join us for our Family Nights in July. We will have a BBQ and then our study and lots of family friendly games. The times are from 6-8pm.  JOIN US!!

Thursdays in July are KIDS DAYS

See calendar for kid’s activities in July. JOIN US!!

VBS…JULY 31 – August 3

Please pray as we continue our VBS tradition. There will be a sign-up to donate and help.  AUGUST 3rd will be our closing program with BBQ and a mini carnival. All are invited.

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE FORMED

Thanks to Patty Sinclair we have a hospitality committee. The members are Patty, Robin, Danita, Sharry, Jolene and Sandra. There will be taking care of the kitchen needs and any all church eating events!! They also would like to supply meals to people in need (new babies, illnesses, etc…). If you know of any needs please see one of them.

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN AUGUST

We will kick-off our Wednesday program again on September 13th.

 By the Numbers

January – June…Worship attendance 68, Bible Study 28, Sunday school 27

Come and GROW with us. We have fantastic teachers and great discussion. We also have a study at the Pringles home on Tuesday evenings and Pat has a study on Wednesday mornings.

 Summer Camp Dates

Our children have a wonderful opportunity to attend Village Creek Bible Camp. The camp date this year will be August 6-12. Pastor John will be one of the speakers again this year. If you are interested in learning more about camp go to www.villagecreek.net. We are the Junior Camp #3.

 Church Website

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

 Check out the Minutes

Interested in the business of the church?  The monthly minutes are posted for the Deacons and Church Council on the bulletin board

Pringles Home Study

We meet on Tuesday nights for a DVD by Dr. David Jeremiah…discussion and refreshments follow! Join us at 7pm!! 1335 Oriole, Waconia

St Boni Lunch Bunch

The community will meet on July 12th 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.

Would you like a Pastoral Visit??

If you’d like Pastor John, Murray or Curtis to stop by and visit let us know. We’d be happy to pray with you and fill you in on any questions you may have about the church. 

Food for Thought…What have you learned from Jesus lately that you could teach someone else?  That is what a DISCIPLE MAKER does!!

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

2017 July Pastor John's Jots

On July 9th we will wrap up our study of Master Life. Time flies when you are having fun. We began Master Life January 8th. Because of the generosity of a donor all 65 books we ordered were a gift. The donor also purchased over 30 notebooks to keep our notes bound. A big thank you to the donor. I hope you enjoyed the study as much as I did. All of this was done as our first initiative in our master planning. We have our Mission Statement, Values and Areas of Growth. The “Kitchen” was one area of growth. In the “kitchen” we equip and train our church to become disciple makers. Your Church Council will continue to provide opportunities for growth over the next few years. If you would like to share a brief testimony on July 9th how Master Life has enabled you to grow, see me. We’d like to end the series with some edifying words from you!

I’ve been praying about the direction concerning our messages and have been led to a theme of, “Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow.” It’s from the song, Great is Thy Faithfulness. It seems, in times like these it might be an uplifting and challenging study. 

Aren’t you excited about our church? I sure am!! Blessings to you all!! See you Sunday!

Pastor John

Saint Sinclair

It is hard to believe that July 4th is already upon us. The birth of our country is certainly an epic and most courageous event, where colonialists united together under God to forge a new path in creating a country of their own. The inspiration and persecution of the colonials drove them and their families across the 13 colonies to their knees independence on following and obeying God’s direction for their future.

It reminds me of the scripture verse in 2 Chronicles 7:14 – The Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him,"14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

There are a couple of unique features in this verse relating to national forgiveness of Israel’s sins: 1) Humility, 2) Repentance, 3) Longing for God, and 4) Prayer. As we delight in celebrating the 4th with family and friends ensure we thank the Lord for the freedoms that we have in our country. Let us remember that true freedom is not doing what we want, but instead it is being free from sin to worship the true living God. My prayer is that we as a nation, formed of families and individuals, can humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and walk faithfully and obediently with God. 

Praying for you, Murray

2017 June Events and News

All Church Prayer Service

Join us on June 8 at 7:00pm for our all Church Prayer Service!

Financial Update

YTD Budget - $35,962   YTD Income - $39,579   YTD Expenses - $32,740

Thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of the church!!

Pastor John at Camp

Pastor John will be speaking at Village Creek Bible Camp June 5-10. Please pray for him as he shares God’s Word with 2nd–5th grade children! 

Important Church News

  • The Deacons are considering your thoughts concerning our pew Bibles (Do we need them? Is the NIV translation the best? What translation do you like best?). If you have any insight please talk to one of our Deacons.
  • Derek Patz will be our new Youth Intern. Derek is a junior at Crown College and is in the Ministry Studies field. He feels called to full-time Christian Ministry and we look forward to having him serve with us. The Diaconate interviewed Derek and recommended him to the Church Council where he was voted on unanimously. Derek will begin August 1st.
  • Blake Roth is a senior this year at Waconia High School. The church will present him with a Bible in June. Congratulations Blake!!
  • July is our BBQ month as well as our all church Bible Study and game night. Of course there will be hot dogs for dinner and BBQ chicken will make it to the menu as well thanks to the Barretts!! Join us for family fun and learning starting at 6pm on Wednesdays in July!!
  • Please consider giving to our camp fund to assist our kids and families with the cost of camp this year. Your donations will be split between families that have a need. Camp this year is August 6-12 and the cost is $325

Summer Camp Dates

Our children have another wonderful opportunity to attend Village Creek Bible Camp. The camp date this year will be August 6-12. Pastor John will be one of the speakers again this year.  If you are interested in learning more about camp go to www.villagecreek.net. We are the Junior Camp #3.

Church Website

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

Pringles Home Study

We meet on Tuesday nights for a DVD by Dr. David Jeremiah…discussion and refreshments follow! Join us at 7pm!! 1335 Oriole, Waconia

St Boni Lunch Bunch

The community will meet on June 14th 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…"Fault finders always spot a problem but they never solve a problem."

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