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The Messenger Happy New Year MBC!

Magnolia Baptist Church

"Every person a place to serve and a place to belong." January 2013

We serve an incredibly gracious God. He is the God of perfect jus�ce and righteousness. He is also the God of next chances. 2012 is gone. It can never be changed. There were many hardships that you endured…that our church endured. Time and �me again, I was con�nually in worship over the graciousness of God to step into our lives in very real ways. 2013 is here. God hasn’t changed. My hope is that this is my best year following Jesus ever. That when I look at the end of this year I have grown closer to Jesus in trust and love; deeper with Jesus in knowledge of Word and walking in His way; and more like Jesus in my rela�onships with others. So…Welcome to 2013! As the New Year rolls out, let me invite you to make this year your best year following Jesus yet! Following Jesus goes way beyond Sunday morning church! Living life in pursuit of truth, love, jus�ce, grace and beauty is living the Jesus way. It is an all-day, everyday way. In Ma�hew chapter 7, Jesus tells a large crowd about two builders: “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Ma�hew 7:24-27 ESV) Living for Jesus 24:7 is living out 7:24. We live out our commitment to hear Jesus’ words and do them! Let’s grow together. Let’s be more like Jesus together. Step into the New Year! Come what may, we serve a great God! And that alone makes 2013 great already! Glad to be your pastor,

720 S. Magnolia Anaheim, CA 92804


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Remembering those who went

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Gideons In Mike and Lesley Stee lesleyjean46@

Melinda Gassman

Jim Huntington

Steve Burrows

The Gideons International is an A and professional men, banded t than 190 countries for fellowship a Association is the promotion of the the end that they might come to kn personal Saviour. Mike & Lesley ministry in 2005 and actively parti to schools, hotels, medical office invited to become involved through purchase Scriptures for distribution

There are 2 events in January t meetings are Jan. 18-19 (they me an Auxiliary Enrichment Seminar meets in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Jan we always have 3 permanent pra spiritual walk of the Gideon/Auxili souls from personal witnessing & funds to supply more Scriptures fo

Magnolia Team He Kay Gustavson

Jane Hatcher

JH WINTER RETREAT at Lions Camps in the Angeles National Forest February 22 - 24 Cost: $125 January 9th 6:30pm

Year Two Continues Sunday, January 6th 10:30am

Ladies’ Retreat: January 18-20, 2013 $162 For More information, or to sign up, Contact Julie Showal-

Start saving NOW This will be a Fun weekend trip, connecting with God and fellow believers.

Three MBC members will be joining f The Beacon, in Orange, and a grou ministry effort launched last April in Masatepe, Nicaragua. The team will have several doctors and nurses. Last time around over 400 locals were seen and a dentist also donated time to the mission.

The Southland part of the team consists of Denise Mitchell, Brenda Wylde, Corey Wylde, Cassie Favello, Dirk DeWolfe, Teresa DeWolfe, Dr. John Vaughan, and Rolando Mendoza. Please start January 19-26 trip. We will be provid hauled to Nicaragua. Denise has alre to take. If you are interested in don Corey Wylde.


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Association of Christian business together (since 1899) in more and service. The purpose of the e Gospel of Christ to all people, to now the Lord Jesus Christ as their Steenbergen joined the Gideon icipate in distributing God’s Word es, and hospitals. Churches are h offerings that are solely used to n all over the world.

to pray for: the State Cabinet eet 3 times a year) and there is & Luncheon (the last of 9) that nuary 26th. Generally speaking, ayer requests: 1) Deepening the iary membership, 2) Salvation of & Scriptures distributed, 3) More or the world.

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forces with others from sister church, up from Indiana to reprise a medical

Dr. Karen Vaughan (Corey’s cousin) praying now for the team and their ding a short list of items that can be eady been collecting reading glasses nating items, see Denise Mitchell or

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Riley Borg Morris Ngige Nathan Zug Ray Bicknell Dot Sawyer Ray Hansen Kelley Atkinson Joe Amaya Paulene Spencer Traian Lupas Savanna Cano Kathy Decker Scott Giron Adrian Lopez Dan Nordell Elizabeth Farr Patsy Tsuda Barbara Gatch Alma Barbero Joyce Milburn Kathy King Noelle Elizondo John Schissler Kimberly Alejos Jean Abadilla Robert Elizondo Ann Johnson Bill Hatch Gary Southerland Joana Viray Kevin Hartman Jordan Eichenlaub Jessica Gough Charis Ngige Nicholas Barbero


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Zephter & Iris Magsombol Roy & Dolly Rosenberg Caesar & Gemma Leynes Ralph & Joyce Milburn Edwin & Sherli Fernandez

Magnolia Men’s Monthly Meeting

at Hometown Buffet in La Palma

January 26th Time: 7:30am – 9am Cost: $7.70 per person Includes: a breakfast buffet, Omelette bar and Coffee.

If you bring a visitor they are FREE. For more information talk with: Gene Gatch; 714.774.7036 or Dan Guerrero; 714.794.9729



New Year’s Game Night January 4th 5pm-9pm Only $3.00

Hang out

Contemporary Christian Music Auction Contact Danna Bone if you need to Letters know how to submit letters. are Due

2013 2013 Board Members, Committee Members and Officers Elder Mick Boomsma Adam Declercq Ken Felig Brian Gough Dan Nordell Werhner Orilla Bill Samp Richard Steenbergen Corey Wylde Christian Education Jim Farr Linda McGunigale Kathy King Lesley Steenbergen Mary Steenbergen Music Gene Gatch Gary Kiker Dave Mitchell Jennifer Nordell Carol Sundman

Facility Jose Avila Hank Brand Bill Hatch David Pugsley Brendon Kirby David Kirby Nathan Zug Men’s Ministry Gene Gatch Dan Guerrero Daniel Gustavson Kevin Hartman Rich Schlegel Travis Wylde Women’s Ministry Denise Botana Denise Mitchell Mary Samp Karen Thormahlen Kathi Kiser Pam Ramm

Nominating Bob Atkinson Mike McMillen Dave Mitchell Rich Schlegel Outreach Keiko Brand Randy Williams Morris Ngige Carol Sundman Kelly Schlegel Social Alicia Burrows Donna Burrows Dianne Chapman Richard Chapman Barbara Gustavson Bob Gustavson Elena Iancu Rodica Marc Paula Rice Finance Rob Hipp Joyce Milburn Rodica Marc Brenda Wylde

Moderator Mick Boomsma Vice Moderator Adam DeClercq Treasurer Mike Steenbergen Church Clerk Sue Dorsi Financial Secretary Mike Dorsi Head Usher Steve Spahr Auditor Dave Mitchell Historian/Reporter Lesley Steenbergen

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