Thursday, May 29, 2008


We have been praying for a young girl named Lola at LBC. At infant age, she developed a rare tumor behind her eye. Her parents are committed Christians and friends of our members the Bartons. I asked Denise for a link to her story. Please watch it, it is very touching:

Good morning!

Here is Lola's website. They will need to click on this, then click Read Journal, then go to Page 2 to see the article. If they just want to see the article, here is the link.

Thanks and have a good day!

Denise :-)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hello Sportsfans!

Playing softball with the LBC team has been a rare treat for me this year. I had no idea I would enjoy it so much. It is an excellent physical exercise "release" after a day of study or church responsibilities. I want to thank Butch Singleton Jr. for the vision of lobbying for a softball team for several years before it was a reality. The fellowship has been great. The attitudes superb. The team has a definite comradery and the fans are incredible.

I want to give you some highlights to last nights game against Glasgow Reformed Green. We "cleaned their clocks" (oops, that doesn't sound very loving---let's try again) We "polished their timepieces" by a great margin. Here are some of the highlights in no particular order:

Brian Mensch went 4 for 4 at bat blasting one over the left fielders head. Butch smacked a home run which was his first and our first of the season. I think there were two men on base when Butch "caught hold of the ball" --- I was one of them and didn't get to see this marvel because I was running for home.

The fans forced a batter to actually leave the batters box because he was dying from laughter at their "batter take a hike" cheer. Brian Mensch slid into home and into the catcher who sustained only temporary injuries. Pastor Valiante made his debut after being on the injured list with broken ribs from a manly cough. He fielded like a golden glove and made several big plays. He also went from a hero to a zero in matter of moments (inside joke). Chuck Hughes made a great snag and throw to first at one point in the game. He also guarded third like it was one of his twins. Brandon continued to be the miracle hitter who makes it to first nearly every time.
After 2 catching errors Coach Butch pulled himself out of the game to give some of the other guys a chance to shine (I couldn't resist that).

Mark Baranowski had a good night at bat blasting one against the fence. Stan and Stan played very well with elder Stan continuing to be a strong threat at bat. Young Stan played center and caught everything hit to him. The young blood of Taylor and Willard did their part with hard playing and talking it up like pros.

I'm sorry to leave other guys out that I can't remember.....after all, it is 6:30am and I haven't had my coffee.

By the way, the author got hit in the thumb with a line drive, and then walked 3 men in a row.... He also doubled with a line drive to right field (had to say that).

Well, the ole' rawhide has been fun thus far. It is great Christian fellowship and is bringing guys together who never knew each other at LBC. You should come on for a game. There were a large number of fans last night cheering and having good fun.

May the Lord bless you today. Hope to see you at Prayer Meeting.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I will certainly miss preaching from Nehemiah. Nehemiah was a "Man's Man". He is what all believers should be in their Christian life. We need believers to stand up and serve the Lord in this country. Too long we have been the silent majority.

Our Staff meeting just dismissed and all the Pastor's bear the heart for reaching our "Jerusalem". I cannot urge you enough to be involved some where in Outreach. WE are God's mouth for evangelism. God is greatly glorified when He shows His grace on a lost sinner. Jesus is highly exalted as the Savior, Intercessor, Atonement when people call upon Him for salvation. In addition to this high form of Worship, men's souls are also saved from the Lake of Fire.

We have only one life to invest folks -- "Only one life 'twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."

I beg you for Jesus' sake, sign up for Outreach, come to the Training this Saturday at 10am-2pm.

I pray today with a burden that the Lord of the Harvest would send forth LBC laborers into His harvest. The fields are white already unto harvest......but the laborers are few.

So glad to be,

Your Pastor

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Free CD's

We have been recently preaching through a passage of Scripture on Wednesday nights that I believe deserves the attention of our entire congregation. The passage is Proverbs 7 and the subject is "How impurity Kills a Person".

The last three messages from Proverbs have been on this passage, and I believe it is so crucial that every man especially hear these that I want to "make you a deal". I have instructed the sound team to freely give these sermons away on CD to anyone who requests them (normally $2). Last Wednesday's message was primarily for women, the rest primarily for men; however, I would recommend you getting all 3 so far, and the final one coming. Simply fill out a request at the desk in the auditorium under the stairs and you will receive the CD's.

May the Lord bless as we obey Him,


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Small things

Good morning, and greetings from the beautiful and sunny corner of Otts Chapel and Old Baltimore Pike! The Lord's goodness is shining today in my heart. I am trying to hold "Christ as the Head" as we see in Colossians. I hope your faith is strong.

I wanted to jot a note on a small thing that some may want to help with. As you will notice, we have four benches in the playground in desperate need of replacement. We do not allow the furniture in our home to get to this state, and neither must we allow it at God's house.

We are replacing them with long-term Teak benches that normally sell between $400-500. Pastor Pritt ran on to a close-out deal of $150. each. We could include this in the building improvement line of our budget, but want to give any of you an opportunity to pay for a bench if you would like to. Sometimes, God's people like to see EXACTLY what they give to. In this case, you could SIT on what you give to :)

If you would like to give a bench to the Lord's house, please speak to Pastor Pritt, or just put a check in the offering marked "God's Bench".


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Kiersten Joy Valiante (KJV)

7 lbs. 3 oz. --- 19 inches. Mom and baby well. Dad pending.

Kiersten Joy Valiante

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Though true believers know that all that happens on this day is not God-honoring, we certainly should praise the Lord that we live in a country that holds such a day on the National Calendar.

Today we ask Jehovah God because of Jesus Christ to have mercy on our United States of America. As a country, we cannot come to Him with pride for our works, morality, justice, or humility. These things are all in shambles. We ask for His mercy to remember there are still those who have not bowed the knee to the gods of materialism, abortion, homosexuality, immorality, immodesty, evolution, pride, humanism, religious tolerance, etc. We beg the Lord to bring our Country to repentance of sin, humility, and His grace.

As we prayed for America last night at prayer meeting, we thanked the Lord for this great country, but toward the end, one of the men confessed our national sins in brokenness. How far we have fallen from the days of President Washington praying at Valley Forge. How far from President Lincoln pouring over his Bible during the Civil War. How far from President McKinley who announced: "The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book (Bible), and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation."

I ask each who read this to pray that God would do what is necessary to bring America to repentance and a return to the LORD. As I write this, there is a reality within me that repentance can only happen if the Lord by His mercy grants it. Let each of us pray for the power of repentance and stand for the old paths of our God.