Week of May 8, 2018
"Sing a New Song"

(Please click image above to watch this weeks' video devotional.)

Wednesday Night Fellowship

May 9th @ 5:30p

Hot Dogs  & Fixin's

(Note:  June 6th will be our last Wednesday Night Fellowship meal until the fall.)
The following was read by Joe Pat Smith, Chairman of Deacons, on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  The paragraphs give information about the Churchwide Vote for a Pastor-Search Committee and upcoming process.

Churchwide Vote
Pastor-Search Committee

Sunday, May 13
During Morning Worship

Many of you have asked the question, “What is next?” for LRBC since Pastor Chris has left. Our purpose is to communicate with you as clearly and transparently as possible the steps that we will be taking from here.

Our constitution states that when a pastor exits, the church will form a Pastor-Search Committee to begin to seek out the next candidate for the church to consider for that role. This is necessary to protect both the church body and the future pastor and to ensure that the church is seeking God’s will in the midst of transition.  Next Sunday, May 13th, we will pass out ballots for you to write in your vote for the Pastor-Search Committee members. The top 6 candidates that accept the call will make up this Pastor-Search Committee. The Nominating Committee will oversee this process.
The Pastor-Search Committee will be tasked with seeking out the man of God who they believe should be brought before the congregation as a candidate for Senior Pastor.  The Board of Deacons recommends that the Pastor-Search Committee first consider Marc Reynolds as a candidate for the role of Senior Pastor before accepting outside applicants. The Pastor-Search Committee will report back to the church no later than May 27th with their recommendation – whether to put forth Marc as a candidate or seek outside applicants. Until that point, Marc will fulfill his role as Associate Pastor, as well as, take over the duties of the Senior Pastor in preaching, staff leadership, etc.  Should the Pastor-Search Committee recommend Marc, the church will schedule to vote on him the following Sunday, no later than June 3rd.

In the event that Marc is either not recommended by the Pastor-Search Committee or does not receive the required 85% affirmative vote, the Pastor-Search Committee will continue their normal process, working alongside necessary committees in order to hire an interim pastor and continue to seek God’s direction for the future of LRBC.

Please be in prayer for the church and all those involved – pray for God’s wisdom and grace and for unity in spirit as we seek to follow Him through this transition.
Please join us as we minister to those at the Brian Center and Kingsbridge.  You will never know what it does to a person's heart to be uplifted in song.  Please consider sharing your voice and heart with those who can no longer move about freely. 
Thursday, May 10
Practice at 1:00p
Brian Center at 2:30p

Thursday, May 24
Practice at 1:00p
Kingsbridge at 2:30p
Mission Trip

War, West Va.

Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 19
LRBC is heading to War, West Virginia to participate in their "Fish Day."  There are hundreds of children who come to this event which gives us an opportunity to share the love of Christ with them.

If you'd like to join us, please call Sherwood Mackey (828-577-3634) or Tank Plemmons (828-862-8256).
What is G.P.S.?

God's Perfect Son is the theme for Vacation Bible School this year.  Please begin asking God to "give you directions" for your involvment and join us at our VBS workshops to learn more about this year's VBS.  We need lots of volunteers!

VBS Workshop #1
Sunday, May 20
"Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it." 

Proverbs 22:6

Sunday, May 20
(Following VBS Workshop #1)
All motions for this meeting need to be submitted to the church office ( by 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10th, for inclusion in Sunday's (May 13th) bulletin.  

Coming soon to the Little River Valley through our church is the "Run for God" program.   Be on the look-out for more information.  "Run for God" is an amazing way dig deeper into God's Word through a group Bible studies AND get fit while doing it as you train to run or walk a 5K, maybe your first one! 
If you're interested in learning more, please see
Richard Barney ( or Dean Jacobs.

(Hint-Hint:  The 5k will be held in the Little River Valley area in September and all proceeds will go towards our Haiti Mission Fund for 2019.  Open to all ages and fitness levels, from elite runners to walkers with strollers.  More information to come.)

Remember last year when we went on a Summer Mission Trip to Butler, PA and God did some mighty things? 
Remember when you wished you had signed up to go? 
Well . . . it's that time again!


Saturday, June 23 (5:00a) to
Saturday, June 30 (11:00p)

Registration is now open for our Summer Mission Trip
to Butler, Pennsylvania.  The cost is $275/person. 
Please click the link below to register online. 

If you have questions, email Marc Reynolds at  

Welcome to the world,
Aamina Calise Salters

Born April 28, 2018
7 lb 12 oz and 20" long

Proud Parents:  Adrianne Woods & Timon Salters
Proud Grandparents:  Jenny & Al Quinn
Proud Uncle:  Micah Quinn

Grandmama Jenny says she is
"A perfect little bundle of sunshine from Heaven!"

Registration Ongoing for the Following:

Mission Trip to War, WVA
(See Sherwood Mackey or Tank Plemmons)

VBS Volunteer Sign-ups
(See Trudy Wetli.)

Summer Mission Trip
(See Marc Reynolds.)

Run for God Bible Study
(See Richard Barney or Dean Reynolds.)

Summer Camp Volunteer Sign-Ups
(See Ann Smith.)
Secret Sisters Sign-Ups
(See Sharon Bentley or
Ladies Ministry Bulletin Board for forms.)
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, May 6, 2018
Sermon:  "Show Me the Way" 
Psalm 25
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
· Youth
- Family of Nancy Tolzmann who live in Hawaii (volcano)
- Finn, Acquaintance of Richard Barney (salvation)
· Steve Townsend (eye health)
· James Smith, Family Friend of Brian & Beth Wade (mental & physical health)
· Jeanette Barton (health)
· Family of Nita Barton, Kim Plemmon’s Mother, (death)
· John Gasque (ear surgery)
· Harold Mathis (health)
· Ted & Loretta Whitmire
· Michelle, Co-worker of Alycia
· Katherine Bradley (health)
· Carolyn Barton
· Nancy Robinson (health)
· Carolyn Austin (health)
· Betty Stiles
· Dot Whitner (shoulder)
· Friend of Rhonda
· Laverne Moore, Aunt of Garfield Clark (health)
· Bill & Jolene Davis
· Gary Davis
· Delbert (heart health)
· Joy Singers Ministry
· Al & Gail Merrill
· Angela, Daughter –in-Law of Nancy Tolzmann
· Daughter-in-Law of Carolyn Turner
· Mary Jane Pierson
· Fran Westmoreland
· Grace Ponder
· Countries of Burundi & Cambodia
· State of Kansas
· President, Our Nation & the World

Website Request: 
Edmund & Dorothy Krzeminski & Children, Ann, Peter & Daniel, and Countries of Poland & Canada
To submit an online prayer request, go to:
Please let us know how we can pray for you.
To submit an online prayer request, go to
Deacon for May:  Joe Pat Smith

Volunteers for Sunday, May 13
Babies:  We need a volunteer.
Toddlers:  Ruby LeQuire & Carolyn Turner
Children's Church:  Ann Smith
Scripture Reader:  Peyton Mackey
Ushers:  Dawson Jacobs, Peyton Mackey, Shane Mackey, & Tyler Queen
Welcome:  Ken McJunkin


  • 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 @ 6:30p)
  • Wednesday Night Fellowship Meals (5:30p; Cost is $5.00/person; Through June 6)
  • 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)
Thursday, May 10
  • The Joy Singers Ministry (1:00p Pracdtice; 2:30p Brian Center)
Sunday, May 13
  • MEETING:  Churchwide Business to Vote on Pastor-Search Committee (During Morning Worship)
  • EVENT: Mother's Day Breakfast (9:30a)
  • No Evening Service
Friday-Saturday, May 18-19
  • MISSION TRIP:  "Fish Day" in War, WVa (Friday @ 12:00p-Saturday @ 7:00p; Please contact Sherwood Mackey, 577-3634, or Tank Plemmons, 862-8265, for more information.)
Sunday, May 20
  • VBS Workshop (6:00p; In lieu of Evening Service)
  • MEETING:  Churchwide Business Meeting (following VBS Workshop #1)
Monday, May 21
  • DEADLINE:  Graduation Photo Submission
Sunday, May 27
  • MEETING:  Deacon's Ministry (4:00p)
  • Fellowship at the Field (5:00-7:00p)
Saturday, June 2
  • Habitat for Humanity Build Day (LRBC Volunteer Day; 8:30a-4:30p; More information to follow.)
Sunday, June 3
  • Graduation Sunday
  • The Lord's Supper (Morning Sunday)
  • VBS Workshop (6:00p; In Lieu of Evening Service)
Wednesday, June 6
  • Last Wednesday Night Meal until the Fall
Friday, June 8
  • MEETING:  Ladies Ministry Committee (6:00p; Blue Ridge Pizza)
  • LADIES:  Shatley Springs Cheese Factory (More information to come.)
Saturday, September 15
  • Little River Blue Grass & 5K (More information to come.)
Saturday, September 22
  • LADIES:  Lemons to Lemonade - Crafting for Operation Christmas Child (Older Girls; More information to come.)
Saturday, October 6
  • LADIES:  Through the Looking Tea - Reflection of Jesus (More information to come.)
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