June 2021 PSBC Connections
JOIN THE FUN IN THE SUN WITH THIS UNIQUE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Is there just one God? . . . Who is God? . . . What is God like? . . . Does God love me? . . . Can I know God?
Our kids grapple with questions like these every day. At Mystery Island, we’ll uncover the truth about our Creator God! There’s a sea of confusion about who God is and what he’s like, so we’ll track down the one true God and learn how amazing he is through the pages of Scripture.
Mystery Island VBS is packed with teaching that connects the Bible to the real world and gives kids a better understanding of our awe-inspiring Creator and the salvation he offers through Jesus Christ.
Grab your sunscreen and get ready for a taste of paradise as you track down the one true God at Mystery Island! For ages 3 through completed 7th grade.
Thursday & Friday, July 29 & 30 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
at the PSBC Office Site, 123 Arlington Ave.
Spring Picnic Life together is GREAT. Many worked hard to make our community picnic a success, and it was! The food was outstanding, the fellowship was uplifting, and it was fun. It was so good to see families and friends who are not yet a part of our congregation enjoying our time together.
We thank God for answering prayers in being granted a Special Zoning Exemption by the Board of Zoning Appeals. We have a basic site plan, and our architect and engineers are engaged in refining the designs according to our needs. Our next steps include ensuring adequate nearby off-street parking and preparing plans to submit for the permitting process.
Please be praying for good relationships with our neighbors and for God to work out the details for increased nearby parking. Pray also for wisdom as we drill down on accurate plans to present to the city.
Every local church body is uniquely formed and shaped by the Holy Spirit as He adds members and gives gifts to members, setting them in the body, as it pleases Him. (1 Cor. 12). We’ve explored our distinctive strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities as a church. And while it is every church’s mission to make disciples, our next steps are to clarify how God would have us move forward, clarifying our vision and developing strategies to see the vision attained.
Please be praying for clarity as we work to establish ministry priorities for the coming days.
From Kyle Lumibao
To PSBC Family, First of all, I would like to thank you for the opportunity that you gave to me to be used by The Lord in sharing His word to His people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who did a part in my stay there at Greenville SC. I always feel at home when I am with the congregation. It was an awesome experience to be involved in the Lord’s ministry there as I witness how God moves in your community. Personally, I would like to appreciate the church for extending your thanks to me by your generous financial gift. My needs and expenses are met because of this as I equip myself through what God has in store for me in this journey. Truly God answers prayers by using people like you. Your fellow servant in Christ, -Kyle Lumibao
From Pastor Marty Price
I am very grateful for all the birthday wishes I received last month! Suzanne posted a picture of me on Facebook and, when I saw it, my first thought was “that’s an old man who’s had a rough life!” To be clear, the only problem with the picture was its accuracy. In these days of selfies and filters it can be difficult to see yourself clearly, but it is essential to do so. Over the last several months we have been taking a close look at ourselves as a church in light of our purpose. And frankly, some of it has been very unpleasant. Yes, we’ve seen how God has worked through us in many ways, how He has guided and preserved us, and we joyfully affirm that there is much to celebrate. However, there are also some glaring weaknesses, and recognizing them is essential to confession, repentance, and correction. Above all things we desire to glorify our gracious God and to see Him work through us. And that will only happen as we walk close to Him, obedient to Him in all things. I ask that you join me in prayer, fervent and sincere prayer, that God will do all that is necessary in us to make us “vessels fit for the Master’s use.” The exciting part of this is that God always answers that prayer!
These are good days for us! We’re heading home to the West End, and we’re preparing for the journey for the next season of our lives here. God is a God of great things, of new things, and I can’t wait to see all that He has in store for us!
(Martha Merritt’s great-granddaughter)
Greenville Senior High School Class of 2021
Future: Georgia State University, working toward becoming a plastic surgeon