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 Glenstone Baptist Church, March, 2019



I am sure that most of our readers know that Glenstone Baptist Church is now without a full-time pastor. Interestingly, some have asked me if we have a pastor yet. The sad fact is that attendance has dropped off. I cannot tell you the percentage of members who remain in faithful attendance. And, of course the weather has been a contributing factor to the smaller numbers attending.

It is very obvious to those who do attend that many are missing. Many have asked the question, “Where are those people?” One important fact is that there are enough members still remaining to make things look much better if they showed up.

I do not know why different people have missed. It is true that our weather has been quite variable since the first of this year. And no doubt many have experienced some sort of sickness since it seems that this is typical for wintertime.

Interestingly, we have had preaching every Sunday. Considering that we have had several different speakers, it seems likely that at least one of these we have heard might well have pleased you if you had heard him. For after all, one of them might have been just the person you would have liked. And, your presence would have helped him preach better and would have encouraged your fellow church members.

Many times people do not have any idea how much their presence in church helps other people. I can tell you from my many years of experience in church both as a pastor and also as a regular member and attender that your presence makes a great contribution to the lives of others. There is no way anyone can place a value on your contribution, but they can tell you when it is lacking. In the New Testament we find the record of churches and or their members encouraging each other. This is something which never goes out of date but is a blessing whenever and wherever it occurs.

What is your obligation to your church? Is it to participate only when you can hear your favorite preacher, sing your favorite songs, and do those things which stir your emotions, or is it to demonstrate the joy you have in being a regular dependable part of the body of Christ? (And also remember that generally only people who attend church provide financial support. The bills go on whether you are there or not.)

Remember church isn’t church when you are missing. It is simply CH RCH.

There will be some readers of this paper who are not members of Glenstone. But consider whether this material describes your own church attendance. If so, consider whether you need to make some changes in the way you support your own church fellowship. (Or perhaps you should become a part of the Glenstone Family.)



The March meeting of the Go Team will be on Tuesday, March 19th. We are pleased that the program on that date will feature Velocity. This is a quartet that our own Cheryl Blackburn sings with. We will meet at11 AM with a potluck meal at noon. We have been blessed by hearing quartets Cheryl has been with in prior years, so we are anxious to hear this group again.


A man went into a library and told the woman at the desk, “I want a large cheeseburger, French fries, and a large coke.” She responded, “Sir, this is a library.” He whispered back, “I want a large cheeseburger, French fries, and a large coke.”

Weird Facts

(I have not verified these statements)

1) Butterflies taste with their feet.
2) A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
3) In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
4) On average,100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year
5) On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
6) Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
7) Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
8) Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
9) Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
10) It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
11) Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
12) It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
13) The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
14) A snail can sleep for three years.
15) No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
16) Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
17) Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. This is SCARY.

18) The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
19) All polar bears are left handed.
20) In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. Now, some men shave them off.
21) An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
22) "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
23) If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.
24) A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.


"If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked the children in my Sunday School class. "NO!" the children all answered.

"If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?" Again, the answer was, "NO!"

"Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my wife, would that get me into Heaven?" I asked them again. Again, they all answered, "NO!"

"Well, I continued, "then how can I get into Heaven?"

A five-year-old boy shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!"


(I used this item a couple of years ago, but maybe you needed to hear this again since we are both older.)


Jesus Loves Me This I Know....

Jonathan Hayashi

Jesus loves me, this I know,

Though my hair is white as snow.

Though my sight is growing dim,

Still He bids me trust in Him.







Though my steps are oh, so slow,

With my hand in His I'll go

On through life, let come what may,

He’ll be there to lead the way.