Friday, August 27, 2010

Mrs. Bonnie Beebe Funeral

Our hearts go out to the Beebe Family as they mourn the loss of Bonnie.  Bonnie was a faithful servant of the Lord, a great mother and wife.

Service:   Lighthouse Baptist Church, 11am, Tuesday, August 31st.  10am visitation.  There will be a luncheon in the Modular Building following the internment.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Richard Bish

Our hearts are broken beyond words at the loss of our dear friend Dr. Richard Bish on Wednesday, 8/18/10.

Vistation will be at the Funeral home Sunday, August 22nd from 6pm - 8pm

Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam
130 Speer Rd.
Chestertown, Md.  21620

The Funeral will be Monday, August 23rd at
Chestertown Baptist Church
 401 Morgnec Road, Chestertown, MD - (410) 778-5844

 Visitation at 10am; Service at 11am.

Reception to follow: ***At Chestertown Baptist Church*** (This is a revision)

The service will be conducted by:

Pastor Terri Moore, Dr. Bruce Miller, Dr. Bob Hamblen, Pastor Tobe Witmer.

Lighthouse has been asked to bring sidedishes for the reception.  We will need many ladies to participate.  If you can make a sidedish, please contact Gloria Pharis or the church office.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hello Heaven?

Dear LBC Family,

I have just returned from a tremendous Men's Prayer Meeting at the white house. Once a month, men are invited to come and pray about our building project. We were especially praying today for our Summer Building Offering tomorrow.

While it is fresh in my mind, I would like to share with you a real prayer from this morning. Most of what I write is exact quote or very close to it:

"Hello, Heaven? This is your son Lit Powell, and I need a direct line to Jesus Christ. Please connect me with the best signal of phone, email, internet, whatever. Heavenly Father, we come to you needing a straight conversation with you...often we are distracted from the task at hand by even thoughts of our next meal. Keep us focused as we pray for this great financial need on a direct line of request. We need no static in this call.

Father, would you put us in contact with your best financial man up there standing by? We need a lot of money for this project. There are 12 other guys here praying for the same thing in addition to myself. We are around this big table. We need about a table full of money to do this building. Please hear our request and send it.

Now Father, I thank you for this call. We know we have a direct line to you. Thank you Jesus. In your precious name, Amen."

Now, Lit has no idea that I am posting this request, so don't embarrass him by pointing it out. He was just praying to his Abba, Father the way the Spirit was leading. It was genuine and from the heart.

Other men prayed tomorrow for the Widow's Mite. Others asked the Lord to hear the requests of our children, still others praised God for His past goodness on our church family.

I would ask you to put the same intensity in your request for this project, and especially what the Lord will give you the faith and courage to give tomorrow in the Summer Building Offering.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Decade Celebration 10-10-10

There is a lot going on behind the scenes for our Decade Celebration - here are some things for your enjoyment!

1.  We will hold the event at Clayton Hall on Rt. 896 at the University of Delaware.

This is a beautiful venue with plenty of parking, a huge open area where several hundred people can fellowship peacefully - comfortable chairs and sitting areas that will be very enjoyable between services.  Our two services will be held in a modern 500 seat auditorium that will also accomodate our multi-media presentations.  We have reserved two large rooms for child care and will be hiring faithful ladies from other churches to watch our children during the services.  Across the expansive common area is a huge banquet hall that we will use for a delicious formal lunch.

We are providing the event free of charge, BUT, free tickets must be secured by each person attending.  (Please do not secure a ticket until you are absolutely sure of your attendance.)

2.  Times:
          Worship Service:  10:45am
          Lunch:  12:30pm
          Celebration Service:  2pm

All the services will be packed with excellent content, media presentations, preaching, special presentations, etc.

3.  Additional "goings-on":
We are nearing completion of the LBC Decade Celebration History Book entitled:  From Humble Beginnings to Joyful Ministry   This book tells the story of God's Sovereign birth of Lighthouse through the events that have brought us to joyfully serving the Lord today.  You will weep when you read about lawn chairs and shout when you remember the Lord delivering the Sears Property.  You will muse on treacherous times of decisions and see the Lord gently leading through it all.

We have invited nearly everyone that had something to do with Lighthouse in the past.  We have contacted old pulpit supply, missionaries, former members, etc.  All are welcome with open arms!

There will be a special blessing in the Celebration Service as area Pastors and old friends bless the Lord on our behalf with testimonies of praise.

Lord willing, we will unveil an original Lighthouse Hymn written for our 10th Anniversary.

It should be a tremendous time to Celebrate the Lord's work. 

The Scriptures say:  Psalms105:1-2 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. (2) Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.  Lighthouse Baptist Church is truly a work of the Lord alone and on 10-10-10 we should celebrate wholeheartedly all that He has done for us.