September 8, 2020
From The Pastor
It is with sadness that I learned of the death of Ray Gaddy early Sunday morning. But, it was with rejoicing that I pictured his home-going, free from the physical pain of this earthly body. When a saint goes home, I wonder what they are seeing. I try to imagine what heaven sounds like; what it smells like. Whom do we encounter first? How soon before we get to see and talk to our loved ones who have gone on before us? What will it be like to see Jesus? Will we have a conversation with Him? I have so many questions. But, one thing I know for sure: the Bible says that whatever I think, whatever I imagine, heaven will be so much more!

A Celebration of Life memorial service for Mr. Ray will be held at RPBC at 1:00pm Wednesday, September 9th.

Thank you for everyone who signed up for a prayer vigil spot. We filled all of our time slots in one day! Now, let’s work on getting multiple people praying in each time slot. Our record is 120 people participating in a prayer vigil. Right now we have 83 committed after 1 day! Let’s put it over the top!

This 24-hour prayer vigil will precede a prayer rally in support of Franklin Graham’s call for a Prayer March in Washington, D.C. on September 26th. We will gather on the grass behind the Fellowship Hall at 11:00am Saturday, September 26th, for a time of worship and prayer in behalf of our nation. You may visit PrayerMarch2020.com for more information on the Washington Prayer March. You may also order your own Prayer March 2020 T-shirt from that site, if you would like one. I hope you will make plans to participate with us!

I still need people who are available and willing to help with our Contact Ministry. You will be provided with names, addresses and phone numbers for church members to contact. As soon as we get 20 volunteers (or more!), guidelines and a contact list will be sent to you. Let’s get it done!

Supplies and cash donations are still being collected for the #hope4merryville hurricane Laura relief project. You may drop them by the church office anytime. You may stay abreast of needs and news by liking the hope4merryville Facebook page.

To God be the Glory!
Wednesday, Sept. 9 @ 5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 13 @ 6:00 pm
In support of Franklin Graham’s call for a Prayer March in Washington, D.C. on September 26th

Friday, Sept. 25, 10 am thru
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 am
Sign-up sheets for the prayer vigil are available by exits. The time slots are ½ hour. 

Saturday, September 26th
at 11 am on Fellowship Hall Lawn

Currently - compiling list of eligible men for nomination. If you wish to be removed from the upcoming list please contact the church office by Tuesday, September 8.

Sept. 13 - List of men will be presented at Deacon Meeting for approval.
Sept. 20 - Deacon Nomination List will be available to congregation for prayer.
Oct. 4 - Congregation will Vote.
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Schedule Changes with Covid Restrictions:

8:30 am - Seniors 60+
(Doors will open at 8:30 am)
11 am - All Ages
(Nursery available for Birth - 4 years,
Doors open at 10:30 am, Live

Please help us adhere to some new changes as we come together for Worship.
  • We encourage face mask
  • Enter Sanctuary from Front Entrance
  • Handicap Entrance Location: south side foyer near welcome center
  • Only Sanctuary Restrooms will be open
  • Keep Social Distance (Every other pew will be available and roped off)
  • Tithe/Visitor card boxes will be available and located at three exits points
  • We will be cleaning between both morning services (Trash cans will be available at exit points)


Sunday @ 11:00 am

Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
Prayer Meeting

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CHURCH OFFICE: Staff has returned to the office but we are temporarily closed to the public. We are available for our church members but we ask that you please contact the church office prior to entering building.

All Committees may resume meeting as needed.

  • Must meet in Fellowship Hall as to adhere to social distancing rules.
  • Contact the church office to schedule meetings ahead of time. This is to assure we do not double book and have time to clean between meetings.

Church Volunteer Teams:
Security Teams and Ushers will be needed during our worship services. Bro. Brad will be contacting our weekly teams for verification.

September 13
Session 2

Explore the Bible:
God Sends
Isaiah 6:1-13

Bible Studies for Life:
Honor God
Exodus 20:7-11
Sunday School lessons will be available in a “Take Home” packet that you can get at our church service.

Lessons are also still available online at LIFEWAY for those not attending worship.
We are adding to our
Audio/Visual Team!

If you would be interested in training to become a part of our team please contact Bro. Brad at 731-695-8298.

Tuesdays from 7:45 - 9:00 pm
at the Mason Home
(Includes 2020 Graduates)
5:00 pm Hang time
(Snack Bar Open)
6:00 pm Worship


No matter how big or small your purchase from Claiborne Hill, your receipt can help us raise funds. This will be a year round fundraiser so remember to save your receipts. Special drop box located in Sanctuary lobby or church office.
A copy of the monthly Financial Report for AUGUST will be available in the church office upon request.
1.) Men's Ministry Meeting:
Held at LCC on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Kenny Digby, Director of Christian Action Commission, will be our guest. A meal will be served.

2.) Workers Needed for Mowing & Weed Eating the Following Dates; October 2-3, 16-17, 30-31. Gas provided or refueled.
Please call 601-798-2372 to participate.
Take some time to
come together in prayer
Daily at 3:00 pm

1)     Pray for our President and other
leaders in the U.S. and around the
world that the LORD will give them
the wisdom to deal with this crisis
2)     Pray that the virus can be quickly
limited and contained
3)     Pray that human life will be spared
4)     Pray that the Lord will use this
crisis to soften hearts to the gospel
5) Pray that this will help spark a
spiritual revival
Dan Young
Senior Pastor
Brad Replogle
Assoc. Pastor / Music
Austin Mason
Youth / Education Pastor
Ceasar Argueta
Spanish Pastor
Jennifer Drennan
Financial Secretary
Nadia Young
Education Secretary