This Sunday, we’ll pray and commission our missions team heading to Cochabamba, Bolivia (May 17-26). See below on ways to pray, and click here for ways you can help donate items for the team to take with them!

We’ll also be honoring moms and celebrating baby dedication!

Cochabamba 2018 Team in Bolivia – May 17-26
Thank you to everyone who has supported the team already in prayer, finances, and other ways, helping them get to this week of their departure! Praise God for His provision and preparing each team members’ heart to go. Please join them in prayer for: God’s protection for avoiding sickness while there, spiritual protection from the enemy, God’s heart to love and care for all they come into contact with, encouragement and blessing for our missionaries the Holmans and their ministry to the Bolivian people. Click here for ways you can donate items!

Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction – May 19
Here’s another chance to attend Tree of Life Ministries’ bimonthly Volunteer Introduction program! Learn how you, your family, or your Life Group can volunteer with TOL and their work to help bring restoration in tangible ways in our community. The next intro session is Saturday/May 19, 9-10:00am. Call TOL at 540 441 7920 to learn more.

Ladies Spa Night – June 3
Ladies, join us for a Spa Night on Sunday, June 3, from 7-9 pm. We will have foot massages, hand wax, facials and mani/pedi stations all set up to spoil you by fellow Blue Ridge Ladies volunteers. Wear flip flops so you can maximize the opportunities to love on you. Sign up on the City or in the back of the sanctuary on May 20, May 27, or June 3.

Praying Together
We praise God for the Scott family who comes forward today to dedicate themselves to raise baby Fae to know and love God all her days. As a church family, please encourage them by praying and coming alongside them.

Suffering and the Christian Life
Continuing in “Discipleship of the Heart,” Pastor Jack preached from 1 Peter about how our suffering is ultimately part of God’s sovereign tool to build my faith and help me trust Him more. Listen to “Suffering and the Christian Life.

Giving report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2018 budget – $18,813.71
Total giving for offering of 5/6/18 – $15,030.76
YTD giving needed for budget – $602,038.72
Actual YTD giving to budget – $596,295.75
Giving under budget – $5,742.97

This Week
May 13 – Sermon | God’s Use of the Faithful, Acts 9:36-42
Week of May 13 – Life Groups (thru 5/26)
May 15, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies Bible study (thru May 29)
May 17-26 – Cochabamba 2018 team in Bolivia
May 19, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen
May 19, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction

Next Month
June 2, 9:30am-4:30pm – Backyard Bible Club Teen Training
June 3, 7:00pm – Ladies Spa Night
June 9, 7:00-11:00pm – Ultimate Dance Thing 4 – Joni & Friends
June 16, 8:30-10:30am – Walk for Tree of Life
June 18-22 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Looking Ahead
July 9-13, 16-20 – Backyard Bible Clubs outreach
Sept 22-Oct 6 – France missions service trip