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“A fellowship of believers who seek to be to each other what Christ has been to them.

Bedford Baptist Church

Affiliated with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches & Canadian Baptist Ministries

Visitors are invited to
December 27th, 2009
sign our Guest Book in
the foyer. If this is your
first time visiting with
us, we wish you
warmest of greetings.
Please take time to fill
out a “Welcome Card”
located in the pew rack
and place it on the
offering plate.

LARGE PRINT bulletins

may be obtained
from the ushers.
An audio loop is
available for the hearing

Parents of small children

(under age 3) may take
them to the Nursery,
where a caring staff will
supervise them.

158 Rocky Lake Drive Ministers - All the congregation

PO Box 44073
Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3X5 Rev. Robert Ohsberg (Senior Pastor)
Phone: 835-5966 Rev. Dr. Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse (Associate Pastor)
Fax: 835-3984 Lic. Kevin A. Haggarty (Director of Youth Ministries)
Prayer Chain: Lic. Miriam MacDonald (Supervised Field Education Student
Erna Rand 835-3495 Mrs. Christine Cole (Interim Organist) Mrs. Sharon Higgins (Office Administrator) Mr. Joel Scott (Caretaker )
Radio CHSB 99.3 Hill Top FM
Service of Worship at 10:55a.m. (*indicates standing, if persons are

Worthy of Praise is the Lord

Call to Worship Memorial Carillon

Prelude Medley of Carols Christine Cole

Ministry Opportunities Pastor Kevin

*Time of Singing Worship Team
(Children are invited to come to the front pews during the last song)

Children’s Story “Listen For The Bell” Pastor Bob

Children’s Song “The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower”
(Children, Primary to Grade 6, are directed to KidZone during singing of song)
Tithes and Offerings Pastor Ida
Offering & Offertory Prayer
Offertory “O Santissima”
*Offertory Response #600 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

Ministry of Music “One Small Child” Sandra Irving

Prayers of the People
*Hymn #583 “Spirit of the Living God”

The Ministry of the Word

Scripture Isaiah 55:8 (pg. 686)
Sermon “Led By Jehovah” Lic. Miriam MacDonald

*Hymn #333 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Postlude “Glory to God in the Highest”

Go and Be His Disciple
Review of Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Operational Budget Designated Special Offerings
Current/Bldg Fund Mortgage $11,965.64 Benevolent $ 321.25
Missions $ 395.58 Beacon House $ 201.25
Bulletins $ 100.00 Christmas Family $ 25.00
Christmas $ 772.10 KidVenture $ 60.00
Memorial $ 25.00
Total Operational Offerings $13,233.32 Total Designated Offerings $ 632.50

Total Offering for Sunday, December 20th, 2009 $13,865.82

(Automatic debit weekly offerings are included in totals)

Morning Service
Last Week: 340 Year Ago: 351
Servants in the Lord’s Work
This Week Next Week
Deacon on Duty Heather Cox Graham Starratt
Greeters at the Door Bruce & Nancy Duffy Doug & Janice Burke
Sound Phillip Cox Phillip Cox
Tellers Minnie Daniels, Walter Scott and
Hattie Nickerson and Brian Bates
Sandra Mackenzie

Offering Envelopes
2010 envelopes are available in the foyer. Please pick up yours today. If you do not
already have envelopes and would like to have some in 2010, please contact the church
office @835-5966.

Please note that Hi/KidVenture will begin the first Monday January 4th @6:30pm. We
would welcome any new children, age 4 to Grade 6 to this great program.

Birthday Greetings
Best wishes are extended to Beth Kennedy who celebrated her 86th birthday on
December 26th.
Sunday to Sunday December 27th – January 3rd
This Sunday
10:00 am Pre-service Youth Chipman Room
10:55 am Worship Service Sanctuary
10:55 am Nursery Nursery
10:55 am Church-time Preschool 2’s & 3’s Room
11:15 am KidZone Vestry
6:30 pm Youth Fireside
Monday 1.00 pm Pastoral Staff Meeting
8:00 pm College & Career
Wednesday 6:00 pm Youth Alive Youth Room
Thursday 9:30 pm New Year’s Eve Youth Event
Next Sunday 10:00 am Pre-service Youth Chipman Room
10:55 am Communion Service Sanctuary
10:55 am Nursery (Susan Scott, Kaleigh Rand, & Robyn Nursery
10:55 am Church-time Preschool (Duane & Judy 2’s & 3’s Room
11:15 am KidZone Vestry

January Calendar
The January calendar of events is available for pick up in the foyer.

LAFF Newsletter

Canadian Baptist Ministries Christmas Gifts - Update

What a wonderful response to “Gifts for Change”! Through the support of our
congregation -11 children will go to school; 7 families will have health insurance; 1
pastor will have a bicycle; 2 pastors will be supplied with books and resources; 1
National field staff worker will be supported; 11 Guardians of Hope will be supported; 8
people will receive Chagas testing and treatment; 1 child freed to be a child; 7 pastors
supported, 5 gifts to provide access to HIV and AIDS testing and treatment; 13 gifts of
3 trees and supplies; 8 gifts of seeds, tools and training; 23 pairs of chicks or rabbits;
15 pigs, cows or goats; 10 water filters provided; 4 gifts to use where most needed, I
gift for training/resources for a youth worker, 1 gift to print and distribute 5 books; 1 gift
to renovate a school and 1 gift to start a new business.
These gifts represent $3855.00 given to honour friends and family!. Thank
you for your kind and generous support. “Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to one of
the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40.

Sunday Prayer Link

As we stand at the threshold of another new year and a new decade, please pray for
the clear leading of the Lord and his continued empowering for all of our churches as
well as for our ministry partnership that is called the Convention of Atlantic Baptist
Churches. Pray for those who are involved in teaching/outreach ministries within our
churches (Sunday School, Alpha, mid-week children and youth programs, small group
Bible studies, etc.). Pray that these teachers and leaders may be filled with the Holy
Spirit as they teach about and model Jesus. Pray for refreshment for these leaders as
they begin a new season after the Christmas break.

Birth Congratulations
Congratulations to Jenna Mitchell and her husband Rob Antle on the birth of their
twins, Clark Strachan (6lbs.8 oz) and Grace Violet (5lbs.11½ ounces), who were born
on Saturday, December 19th. Proud grandparents (for the 4th and 5th time) are Lloyd
and Lynda Mitchell.

Thank you
Thank you to those folks in the church who have helped make Christmas special for
those in need. By your generosity you helped make Christmas special for children who
have very little financially. Hopefully they will understand that Christmas came for

Thank you
We would like to thank the church family for all the prayers, cards, visits, memorials
and expressions of sympathy on the recent passing our brother Reg. We are very
thankful for all the support we received. Bob and Betty Short.

Thank You From The Staff at Bedford Baptist Church

Your staff (Pastors Bob, Ida, and Kevin; Christine, Sharon, and Joel would like to thank
you for your many kind remembrances (cards, gifts, best wishes and prayers) over the
Christmas Season. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Today is Christine Cole's final Sunday with us as interim organist and choir director. We
would like to extend to her our heartfelt thanks for serving in our music ministry since
August, and wish her God's blessing in the future. Thanks, Christine! BBC Music
Please Be in Prayer for our Sick &
Dykeland Lodge Mrs. Helen Beeler Windsor
Parkland Estates (Cameron Hall) Mrs. Norma Sutherland Halifax
Parkstone Mrs. Beth Kennedy Halifax
Windsor Elms Mrs. Marjorie Levy Windsor
(Marlene Davies Mother)
Northwood Center Ms. Brenda Carson Halifax
At Home Mrs. Sydney Derrah Mt. Pleasant, NB
(Carolyn Derrah-Murphy’s Mother)
Ms. Carol Lumsden Bedford
Mrs. Elisabeth Manteuffel Hammonds Plains
Ms. Pauline Mason Lower Sackville
Mrs. Mabel Murphy Halifax
(Randy Murphy’s Mother)
Mr. Alistair MacLeod Bedford
Mrs. Ruth (Pierce) Chiasson Halifax
Ross Daniels Bedford

Induction Service for Rev Edwin Allen, Pastor of South End Baptist Church, will take
place on January 17, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. Join us at 60 Hastings Drive, Dartmouth, for the
service and a time of fellowship immediately following. Anyone wishing to bring greetings
to Rev. Allen will have an opportunity to do so at the fellowship.
“Carols by Candlelight” (rescheduled)
The traditional annual service of lessons and carols in the vibrant acoustic of First Baptist
Halifax’s gothic architecture, a popular yearly event, has been re-scheduled for Sunday,
January 3, 2010, at 7 p.m. Enjoy resplendent music sung in the soft glow of candlelight.
This event is free and open to the public.
“Celebrate The Season” (rescheduled)
Presented by the Combined Choirs of South End Baptist And First Baptist Dartmouth
Sunday, January 10, 2:30 p.m. South End, 60 Hastings Drive

"Music of the Season" (rescheduled)

Presented by Uniacke Community Christmas Choir at Uniacke Baptist Church, 200 Etter
Rd., Mt. Uniacke has been postponed until today, Dec. 27, 7:00pm due to the storm
Sunday, Dec. 20. Refreshments will be provided. There will be a freewill offering for
Beacon House. Come join us!