LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR CHRIS’ CORNER Aloha kakou, As a response to “Pastor Appreciation Month” in October, I simply want to say “Mahalo!” for allowing me the joy and honor of being your pastor. Serving you is one of the greatest blessings in my life and certainly in my ministry life. I have truly enjoyed these past seven years with you and I look forward to the ones that God has ahead of us together. You have welcomed Wendy, Taylor and Zachary as your own and we have felt God’s presence through your love and support of us. This community has been impacted through your encouragement to me in reaching out and serving them. You have been very supportive of my role in Lahaina, Maui County and throughout Hawaii and the Pacific – I could not serve effectively without you. We have faced joys, sorrows, and challenges together with true compassion and resolve. But God has even greater plans for our
future at LBC! I am always excited to see what He will reveal to us and empower us to accomplish in His Kingdom’s work. We must remain focused on Him and strengthened by His Spirit to continue to celebrate the life that He has given us together. Mahalo again for the wonderful privilege that you have given me to be your pastor. I pray for God’s continued blessings on us all, as we grow closer to Him.
Until next month, Aloha in Christ, Pastor Chris
The Church: Transforming Lives in a Changing Culture A#er Jesus went back to the Father, the early believers were totally
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dependent on God and each other. Despite opposi=on, they con=nued to seek God’s direc=on through prayer and to ask for boldness to share the message. They worked together in love to meet the wide range of needs. As the church grew, God impressed on the early church to separate Saul and Barnabas for service beyond the exis=ng area of believers. The early church was inten=onal in many ways. They inten=onally partnered with God. They inten=onally related to each other to support and encourage each other. The early church inten=onally built disciples and was inten=onally mission minded. Are we, as individuals, being inten=onal in what we do for God?
Join us on Sundays at 9 in November as examine ourselves and determine where we are in the process of becoming God’s servants. Learn with us as we determine what we can do to be inten=onal in what we do for God.
Scripture for November: Acts 4:31 New International Version (NIV) After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
november Anniversaries: 02.Geroge & Nani Sweeney 03. John & Irene Hopkins
Christmas Choir Cantata Monday- December 17th 6:00pm - Cannery
Please call the church oﬃce if we have missed your special day, so we can update our records.
Thursday - December 20th 7:00pm Queen Kaahumanu Center Sunday - December 23rd 7:00pm - Whalers Village
Exalt Worship Conference Kihei Baptist Chapel November 13-15 Cost is Free! To register call 875-2112
exalt Worship Conference
November 13th -15th, Kihei Baptist Chapel
Guest Worship Catalysts: Austin & Cami Ryan
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Nov. 12-19. If you need brochures or shoeboxes, please contact the office at 661-3725.
Please let the office know at 661-3725 if you will be donating and/or buying a turkey for a Youth Scholarship Fundraiser this year. They turkeys will be $45.00 and available for pickup Thanksgiving morning. 
PASTOR G’S SPACE: Aloha Church Family: I would like to ﬁrst extend a Big Mahalo to all the wonderful, kind folks who helped us with the Halloween Outreach this year. I want to send a personal Thank You to Andy DeMello who took the =me out of his busy day to help set up the tables, chairs, and water. We also need to say Thank You to all the church members who came out to support the church in reaching out to our Community. This year was especially nice, in that we had many of our church members come out and support the eﬀort. IT was really nice to see that you all have a desire to reach the Lost, and reach the community for the sake of the Gospel. I believe if we have a strong desire to see our Neighborhoods change, to
see our Schools change, and to see our Islands change then we will work together to reach those around us. Did you know that God gave His only Son so that you and I could have a rela=onship with Him? He gave His son so that we might understand how our lives should be lived and how our character can be shaped. God gave us His all and He is asking each and every one of us to give our all to HIM. The Bible says, “we should give Him all of our Heart, Mind and Soul” in all we do. He says “we should put Him 1st in our lives” and that we should not have any god’s before Him. I think Gala=ons 2:20 says it best 20 I have been cruciﬁed with
Christ and I no longer live, but Chris Martin, Pastor Gary Hamrick, Associate Pastor Sunday Schedule: 8:00AM Morning Worship 9:00AM Bible Study 10:15AM Mid-Morning worship Wednesday Schedule: 5:30PM DInner 6:30PM Bible Study/Student Ministry
Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. If we are truly dead to self, then our lives should be ﬁlled with HIM. If that is not the case then I ask you today, have you given yourself to Chirst, or have you been playing church? We have many opportuni=es that will allow all of you to be used by God. If you are not currently serving in Ministry, please pray about where it is that God wants you. Please call the Church Oﬃce with ques=ons about Chris=an Service.
Aloha Ke Akua, Pastor Gary
LAHAINA BAPTIST CHURCH Shaw Street at Honoapiilani Hwy P.O. Box 1000 Lahaina, HI 96767 firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 808-661-3725 Office Fax: 808-661-0926 Website: www.lahainabaptist.org
Lahaina Baptist Church November 2012 newsletter