Week of July 18, 2018

I’d be lost without G.P.S. Vacation Bible School was a great success!
Children & adults had such fun sharing, learning, and worshipping. Our average attendance was 53 with a high attendance of 59.  There were 62 youth and adults who helped.  A huge thank you goes to all those volunteers!  Coleen and Trudy can definitely say, “We’d be lost without you!”  Thanks for all who contributed time, food items, money, prayer, and toilet paper rolls!  You are appreciated.

Your VBS Directors
Trudy Wetli & Coleen Byrd
Special Called Business Meeting

Sunday, July 29th
Following Morning Service
  • The Board of Trustees recommends the selling of the parsonage as soon as possible.  All proceeds to go towards paying off the building loan.
  • We will discuss and vote upon the Board of Trustees recommendation.
Click Here to Download Summer Day Camp Forms!

Summer Day Camp

Week #1 of Summer Day Camp is in full swing.   If you have or know of someone who has children (just completed K5-6th grades) who would benefit our Summer Day Camp (SDC), please make sure to let them know.  It is NOT too late to sign-up.   The SDC packet is available for download (click here) or can be emailed to you. 

If you would like to volunteer for Summer Day Camp, please call the church office (828-877-4471) or contact Ann Smith (  We need all the help we can get, and we promise you will come away blessed knowing God has used you to change young lives.

Summer Day Camp Information
(Grades:  Those going into kindergarten through 6th grade
for 2018-19 school year)


July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3

August 6-8

(Breakfast & Lunch Provided)

Please contact Ann Smith if you have any questions
Secret Sister Sign-Ups
are happening now!

To register, please see the Ladies Ministry Bulletin Board or click numbers or words in blue to download guidelines (page 12) and registration form There are three pages in all.  

Deadline is July 21st!
Our next Stay-n-Play is 
Monday, July 23rd.

Invite your friends!
Thursday, July 26
1:00p Practice
2:30p Kingsbridge
Wednesday, July 25th
(Mandatory Ticket Cost = $4.50; Optional T-Shirt Cost = $8.00)

LRBC Fair Ministry Night
(We will be feeding the Fair Workers & preparing Hygience Kits.)

Friday, September 7

LRBC must fill each of the service areas listed below.
Break Tent - need 3 people
3:16 Booth - need 2 people
Golf Cart - need 1 person
LRBC will be making 175 sandwich bags for the fair workers which will be available at the Break Tent on September 7th.  Please consider donating some of the following items.  We will make the sandwiches ahead of time; date TBD.
  • Monetary Donations to purchase Chicken Salad (will be bought by Fair Ministry Shopping Team)
  • Bread
  • Snack Pack-sized Bagged Chips
  • Fruit Cups
  • Snack Cakes (i.e. Little Debbie)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
Prepare 2 men’s kits for each woman’s kit made.  Please use clear two gallon plastic bags.  Please mark “MALE” or “FEMALE”.  DO NOT put mouthwash or after-shave in the hygiene kits.  DO NOT use trial sizes.
  • MEN’S KIT:  toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, shampoo, deodorant, comb, shaving cream, razors, hand lotion, Gospel message tract.
  • WOMEN’S KIT:  toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, comb, hairbrush, women’s shaving cream and razors, hand lotion, Gospel message tract.
  • 8 and 12 ounce Styrofoam cups
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Individual packets of mustard, sugar, mayonnaise, artificial sweetener
  • Canisters of powdered creamer
  • Instant lemonade mix 
All participants, positions, and money must be submitted to the Buncombe Baptist Association BY JULY 31st which means our deadline must be set for Wednesday, July 25th.  This will give us time to organize the teams and mail our packet.  Any registrations after the deadline will not be included.  Please see Ann Smith for more information or to sign-up. .

Haiti Missions Silent Dessert Auction
Sunday, August 12

There will be a silent dessert auction for Haiti Missions on Homecoming Sunday, August 12th.  We raised about $500 at last year's auction!  If you would like to bring a dessert, please email Leigh Anne McJunkin ( by Friday, August 10th. 
Mark your calendars now!

Homecoming Sunday
August 12th

Let's get the word out!
Did you know you can set up
recurring tithe giving?

To TEXT Give
Text LRBC to #73256

Go to the church's website at
Need help?
Please call the church office at (828) 877-4471 or email

Worship Service
Sunday, July 15, 2018
PA Mission Team Testimonies
Do you have a prayer need? 
Want to speak to a pastor? 
Just need to talk?

We are here for you!
Click the image above to submit
your prayer requests online.
Please click the image above to play some worship music as your spend time with the Lord, praising Him for who He is and interceding on those in need.  
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Prayer Requests:
· Our Church, Our Transition, and Our Mission
· Unsaved people in our community
- Chirley Ross, friend of Richard & Debbie Barney (surgery & mental health)
- Terry Brank (salvation)
- Family of Laura Cox (death)
· Elijah Murphy, Nephew of Karen Dixon (physical & mental health)
· VBS Participants
· Haiti Unrest
· Soccer Team from Thailand
· Boyce Robinson (surgery)
· Ann Smith (health)
· Family of Frances Westmoreland (death)
· Butler, PA Mission Trip Seeds
· Michelle Edwards (job transfer)
· Gary Davis
· Betty Stiles
· Grace Ponder
· Peggy Johnson (shoulder rehab)
· Brother-in-Law of Ken McJunkin
· Bill Davis (doctor appointments)
· Rhonda Townsend (shoulder rehab)
· Elim Kost, Family Friend of the Jacobs (13 year old w/unexplained seizures for 10+ years)
· Jeanette Barton (health)
· Harold Mathis (health)
· Ted & Loretta Whitmire
· Katherine Bradley (health)
· Nancy Robinson (health)
· Angela, Daughter–in-Law of Nancy Tolzmann
· Daughter-in-Law of Carolyn Turner
· Mary Jane Pierson
· Countries of Djibouti & Dominica
· State of Montana
· President, Our Nation & the World
Website Requests: 
Angie Fox & David Martin (relationship & strongholds)
Please let us know how we can pray for you.
To submit an online prayer request, go to
Deacon for July:  Daryle Hogsed

Volunteers for Sunday, July 22

Babies:  Barbara & Ed Bracken
**We need volunteer(s).**
Children's ChurchLinda & Charles Gant
Scripture Reader:  Nathan Merrill
Ushers:  Mike Krauter, Braden Mackey, Jason Merrill, & Nathan Merrill
Welcome:  Garfield Clark

  • Sunday Events (Sunday School @ 9:45a, Morning Worship @ 11:00a; Evening Worship/Children's Program @ 6:00p)
  • Choir Practice (Sundays @ 5:00p)
  • Mid-Week Worship Service, Awana, & Youth (Wednesdays @ 7:00p; Awana will return in the fall.)
  • Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals (5:30p; Cost is $5.00/person; Through June 6) --** Will return in the fall. **
  • Joy Singers (2nd & 4th Thursdays; Practice 1:00p; Brian Center or Kingsbridge 2:30p)
  • Church Basketball League (Thursdays @ 6:30-8:00p; Will resume in September 2018; See Dennis Clark for information.)
  • Men's Bible Study (Fridays @ 9:00a)
Monday-Friday, July 16-20
  • Summer Day Camp - Week 1 of 4 (8:30a-12:30p; Rising K5 to 5th Grade; No Cost, See Ann Smith for more information.)
Saturday, July 21
  • DEADLINE:  Secret Sisters Sign-Up
Monday, July 23
  • Stay-n-Play (9:30a-10:30a; Caregivers & Children 6 & Under, Contact for more information.)
Monday-Friday, July 23-27
  • Summer Day Camp - Week 2 of 4 (9:00a-12:00p; Rising K5 to 5th Grade; No Cost, See Ann Smith for more information.)
Thursday, July 26
  • Joy Singers Ministry (1:00p Practice; 2:30p Kingsbridge)
Saturday, July 28
  • LADIES MINISTRY:  Footprints in the Sand - Revealing Secret Sisters Walking with Jesus (6:00p; Bring zippered bag for Haiti Missions; Home of Sharon Bentley)
Sunday, July 29
  • MEETING:  Special Called Business Meeting (following Morning Worship)
  • MEETING: Deacon's Ministry (4:00p)
Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3
  • Summer Day Camp - Week 3 of 4 (9:00a-12:00p; Rising K5 to 5th Grade; No Cost, See Ann Smith for more information.)
Sunday, August 5
  • Lord's Supper (Morning Worship)
  • MEETING:  Ladies Ministry (after Morning Worship @ Lola's)
Monday, August 6
  • Stay-n-Play:  Last one for Summer (9:30a-10:30a; Caregivers & Children 6 & Under, Contact for more information.)
  • MEETING:  2019 Haiti Mission Team (7:00p)
Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8
  • Summer Day Camp - Week 4 of 4 (9:00a-12:00p; Rising K5 to 5th Grade; No Cost, See Ann Smith for more information.)
Tuesday, August 7
  • MEETING:  Building & Grounds (7:00p)
Sunday, August 12
  • Homecoming (More information to come.)
  • MISSIONS:  Haiti Mission Silent Dessert Auction
Wednesday, August 22
  • DEADLINE: Sign-Up for Ladies Bible Study on Gideon (Begins September 4; See Trudy Wetli for more information.)
Saturday, August 25
  • LADIES:  Lemons to Lemonade Crafting for Samaritan's Purse (Ladies 13+; Project Christmas Child; More information to come.)
Monday, September 3
  • MEETING:  2019 Haiti Mission Team (7:00p)
Tuesday, September 4
  • LADIES:  Gideon Bible Study Begins (Tuesdays through September 25; See Trudy Wetli for more information.)
Tuesday, September 11
  • LADIES:  Gideon Bible Study (Tuesdays through September 25; See Trudy Wetli for more information.)
Saturday, September 15
  • Little River Blue Grass & 5K (More information to come.)
Tuesday, September 18
  • LADIES:  Gideon Bible Study (Tuesdays through September 25; See Trudy Wetli for more information.)
Saturday, September 22
  • LADIES:  Lemons to Lemonade - Crafting for Operation Christmas Child (Older Girls; More information to come.)
Sunday, September 23
  • DEADLINE:  Sign-Up for "Through the Looking Glass Tea"
Tuesday, September 25
  • LADIES:  Gideon Bible Study Ends (Tuesdays through tonight; See Trudy Wetli for more information.)
Monday, October 1
  • MEETING:  2019 Haiti Mission Team (7:00p)
Saturday, October 6
  • LADIES:  Through the Looking Tea - Reflection of Jesus (More information to come.)
Monday, November 5
  • MEETING:  2019 Haiti Mission Team (7:00p)
November 18
  • MEETING:  Ladies Ministry (after Morning Worship @ Brevard College)
Monday, December 3
  • MEETING:  2019 Haiti Mission Team (7:00p)
Monday, January 7, 2019
  • MEETING:  2019 Haiti Mission Team (7:00p)
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