Bro Steve’s Bulletin Insert

Dear Stevendale Baptist Church,

Keep praying for us as we transition into our ministry here in Baton Rouge and at Stevendale Baptist Church. This week, I expect we will have our first “normal” week with respect to routine. Our family is going through a period of culture shock, home-sickness, and adjustment to new roles and schedules, (and food). Nilson appears to be adjusting the quickest, except for the food part.

I am organizing my prayer calendar, so please give me a picture of you and your family, with your names written on the back. You can hand them to me personally or simply place them in the collection plate.

Sunday November 11th will be a big Sunday at Stevendale Baptist Church. First of all, we will be moving our Sunday school time from 9:15 to 9:00. Everyone will meet in the Fellowship Hall for 15 minutes together and then break into groups with a full hour for prayer and Bible study.

On that same Sunday, We will also have a Thanksgiving Fellowship Lunch following the morning worship service. I am looking forward to it.

In Him,

Bro Steve

Bro Steve's Bulletin Insert #6

Dear Stevendale Baptist Church,

After a week and three days we are finally starting to feel like we've got the ground under our feet. What a tremendous change we have been through!

Nilson started kindergarten on Tuesday and is enjoying the new experience. Loaise is adjusting to working from a home-office, an is feeling her way through all the technical difficulties of getting set up. I have been chasing after documents, setting up car insurance, getting the office organized and making runs to the store to get keys, uniforms, groceries, office items, and everything else you can imagine.

I am still trying to learn names and faces and places here at Stevendale Baptist Church. It is going to take me a few weeks to get a feel for the schedule and get into a rhythm.

As I get my office organized, I want to begin getting to know you and praying for you regularly. Here is how you can help me with that:

I would like each of you to put a picture of yourself or you and your family in the offering plate. Write your names on the back. I will collect those and make a prayer album. This way, I will be able to flip through each day, see your faces and pray for you by name.

Oh, and I should be getting a cell phone at some point this week. That number will be published in the bulletin once everything is in place.

God bless,
Bro Steve

When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he went back to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee... Matthew 4:12-13
The stories of Jesus in Capernaum captivate me. My favorite verse in this series of stories is Mark 2:1. “A few days after Jesus returned to Capernaum, word got out that Jesus was home.” In actuality, he was in Simon Peter's house again, but he had made himself at home there.

It was in and near Capernaum that Jesus called the fishermen and the tax collector to follow him. He shared meals and slept in their homes.

Capernaum was the scene of many “mighty works” and miracles of our Lord. In this city, Jesus healed a centurion's son, a nobleman's son, Simon Peter's mother-in-law, and a paralytic. It was probably here also that He raised Jairus' daughter to life.

In Capernaum a little child was used to teach the disciples humility. In its synagogue, Jesus cast out an unclean spirit. and at another time there declared “I am the Bread of Life.”

Let us observe these events and learn together how to become better followers of Jesus.

Bro Steve’s Bulletin Insert #5

Dear Stevendale Baptist Church,

Next Sunday we finally arrive. It's been a long time coming. Thank you for being so patient. We have been very busy these last days, as you can imagine.