Week of May 16, 2018
"Gopher Wood and Kids"

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

On Sunday, May 13th, the church voted and selected the following members for our Pastor Search Committee.  Those elected are:
Dennis Clark
Mark McCall
Donys Kay Merrill
Jason Merrill
Joe Pat Smith
Trudy Wetli (alternate)

Wednesday Night Fellowship

May 16th @ 5:30p

Fried Chicken, Cheesy Tators & Cole Slaw

(Note:  June 6th will be our last Wednesday Night Fellowship meal until the fall.)
You're Invited to

The Little River Community Center
Potluck Dinner


Thursday, May 17th

A spokesman from the Veteran's Restoration Quarters (VRQ) will be speaking.  Our church supports the VRQ, and we have several members who help prepare meals for the veterans on the first Sunday of every month.  If you're interested in helping, please attend tomorrow's meeting at the Community Center or call the church office at 828-877-4471.
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 #)
Which is in lieu of Evening Worship
Building & Grounds Committee
A motion that the groundskeeper line item 553 be returned to $4,800.00 per year for the 2018 budget.  This is due to the pastor vacancy and is needed to care for the parsonage’s grounds.
Constitution & By-Laws Committee
Voting only on the Constitution & By-Laws Committees motion that “The church shall hold Quarterly Business Meetings.”  Discussion was held at our Business Meeting on April 8, 2018.
Please submit 10-15 photos on a flash drive or
contact the church for best method to upload photos.
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 24
Practice at 1:00p
Kingsbridge at 2:30p
Fellowship at the Field

Sunday, May 27

Make plans now to join us at the field for fun, food, and fellowship. 
Invite your neighbors!

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  

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 13, 2018
Sermon:  "Dedicated" 
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
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
- Family of Christine Bell, Kitty Krauter's Mother (death)
- Family of Carolyn Austin, Linda Souther's Mother (death)
· 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)
· 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 Cameroon & Canada
· State of Kentucky
· 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 20
Babies:  Elaine Hubbard & Brenda Orr
Toddlers:  Amy Parker & Michelle Hogsed
Children's Church:  Samantha Reynolds
Scripture Reader:  Peyton Mackey
Ushers:  Daryle Hogsed, Sam McCall, Tim McCall & Al Quinn
Welcome:  Hazel & Donald Lee Merrill


  • 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)
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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