Welcome to Crane Creek Baptist Church
Harry M. Davis, Pastor
Don't just go to church; be the church!
Dear Family and Friends,
I am writing this letter on behalf of Steven and Gina Ladner. Since Steven has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), I have seen firsthand the overwhelming tasks involved with taking care of a loved one with a debilitating illness. I have witnessed their daily challenges as Gina attempts to take on all the responsibilities of Steven’s care needs while still trying to maintain a sense of normalcy in their day-to-day lives. It is clear that neither Gina nor Steven can, or for that matter need to, face this disease on their own.
So many of us have said, “what can I do to help”? We can do a lot! Together, as loving family and friends, we can form a Care Connection team. You might say, “What exactly is a Care Connection team”? A Care Connection is based upon the book, Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill. We will utilize this format and make any changes that fit our needs as a group. Gina and Steven have made a list of family and friends who have asked how they can help. Along with this list, they have also assessed the exact kind of help they need. Examples include cooking a meal, sitting with Steven for ½ day, or taking the kids to the bookstore on Saturday. Those of you who are long distance friends can also be a very important part of a care team. You can send cards, correspond via email, make a supportive phone call or even a trip to visit and lend a helping hand.
Using Care Connection guidelines, individual participants do not have to do it all, or do something they are not good at, afraid of, or something they simply do not want to do. If we all pitch in, when you start adding up all these small tasks, Steven and Gina will notice a tremendous difference in their lives without the care responsibility falling on too few shoulders. If your schedule simply allows you to be available once a week, once a month or for a one time task, that’s all it takes to help!
Please give this some thought. We are asking for your commitment to be a part of Steven’s Care Connection team. We will have a meeting for all potential local participants at Steven’s church. It will also be a forum for learning about ALS while giving us an opportunity to discuss frankly Steven’s disease and any care concerns we have individually or as a group. We will fill out individual data sheets that will designate what task you feel comfortable performing and what days and times you are available to help. We will have a personal needs list available for everyone to review. We will be meeting Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Crane Creek Baptist Church. A Gumbo luncheon will be provided for all volunteers. I look forward to seeing you all.
Brother Harry Davis, Pastor
Crane Creek Baptist Church
Bro. Harry's Comments
“A woman should learn in silence with full submission” 1 Tim 1:11. We’re continuing the instruction for godly ladies on how to learn, which is to be done in ησυχια. Here it is translated, as silence but a better translation would be quiet life as it was translated back in verse 2 or at peace. Many men take this verse to force authority over a spouse, however, godly submission is not forced, if so the Lord would not give us a choice to follow Him but force us to submit. However, a female is to learn in a quiet, peaceful way, just as a man should pray “without anger or argument (V 8b).” Also, submission is not subjection! Submission is recognizing God’s order of things at home and in the church, and willingly obeying it! The husband is the head of the home and must lead in a godly way, and the wife is to follow his lead. Oh beloved, it’s not about power; it’s about responsibility! I’m responsible for how my home honors and glorifies the Lord, and my wife is responsible in supporting me by submitting to this leading. It doesn’t make her a lesser person it is God’s order for the home. The reason many homes are in turmoil today is because they are out of order! Husbands want wives to submit without themselves submitting to the Lord –wrong (Eph 5:22). And many wives want to control the home without giving their husbands an opportunity to lead.
Physical Therapy Ministry
Tuesday October 7th.
God has a plan for you!! You can be SAVED TODAY!!
Opportunities for Service
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Morning Worship 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Evening Service 6:00 PM
Prayer Service 6:30 PM
"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." John 7:38
Bible Verse of the Day
This site is under construction. If you have any questions please feel free to Email us.
Copyright Crane Creek Baptist Church 2014 ©