February 2016 Newsletter

Petit Jean Baptist News

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

February 2016 

Time is Short

By Rev. Bill Scroggs

The older we get the more we understand how valuable our time is. Minutes and hours flee by even as we try to hit the pause button on life.

Wouldn’t that be great to be able to be able to reverse life like you rewind a movie? What if you could add another day to the month? Oh, by the way we do get an extra day this month.

Where would you put the extra day if the choice was yours? Would you put it at the 2nd of January to extend the holiday? Or would you put it around one of the warmer holidays such as Memorial Day or July 4th or Labor Day to have more relaxation when it is not as cold to enjoy it?

Maybe you would put it in the week of Thanksgiving to make it a 5 day holiday. There are many different scenarios where we could extend the good times. We could even add two hours to each month or four hours to the each of the six months we have daylight savings. What a deal!  Extra hours in the days when we could take off to go fishing!

However, since February is the shortest month, it seems logical to add it to the end in order to get closer to the size of the rest of the months. Any time we try to figure out a way to add hours to the day or year, we only see how finite our mind is compared to our creator who gives us times and seasons in His good pleasure. 

I guess the best thing we can do is receive each day as a gift from God; thanking Him and making the most of each day.

Remember these words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:15-17, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”

Monthly Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:00 a.m.

Petit Jean FBC Fellowship Hall


Missionary Moments

MIKE DURBIN, a Michigan native, serves in Detroit as a church planting catalyst on the Send North America: Detroit strategy team. He works to push back lostness in the Detroit Metro Area and in Windsor, Canada, by enlisting, equipping and encouraging church planters to plant in places where there are few evangelical churches and among people groups who are unreached or under-reached. Despite the recent downturn in Detroit’s economy, it remains the most influential city in Michigan. Pray for Mike and his wife, SHAR, as they advance God’s kingdom in Detroit, and give generously through the Cooperative Program.



 We Lift Up In Prayer

Sharon Leon has found out she has skin lupus.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Remember Linda Jones in your prayers as she recovers from surgery. 

Please pray for the family of Ruby Walpole.  Ruby went to be with her Lord in January.

Blake Chapman, Robbie Collinsworth, and John Savage Morgan are serving in the military.

Fern Bess, Flora “Bill” Clay, Nancy Donovan, Paul Fitts, Sharon Leon, Ina Martin, Jim Thompson, and Lloyd Vance are dealing with heart problems.

Phyllis Adams, Wayne Adams, Shirley Bell, Al Bembry, Aubrey Bradbury, Ken Bratwell, Sandy Burr, Phil Chapman, Frances Cunningham, Keith Duncan, Mary Ann Eades, Ruth Follis, Agatha and Lonnie Gasaway, Dianne Hall, Gabriel Johnson, Michael Johnson, Cookie Larrick, Lisa Martin, Destiny McArt, James Meadows, Doris Reed, Jerry Schultz, Buddy Sherman, Abby Shrewsbury, Donna Smith, Johnathan Steinmetz, Robert Steinmetz,Billy Vance, and Jo Woodson are battling serious health problems.

Linda Beard, Vicki Branscum, Glen Brison, Roy Castillion, Linda Chapman, Cole Cody, David Donovan, Sandra Dozier, D J Eades, Suzanne Earl, Jerry Elmore, Linda Elz, Joey Martin Feek, True Fitch, Cathy Flowers, Ed Garrett, Garrett Hayden, Mary Hopson, Buddy Hoezleman, Herb Huber, Rev. Larry Hudson, Evalee Hukill, Dale Moore, Dena Murph, Tina Parish, Sherry Parks, Denise Robinson, Dr. Herbert Roland, Keith Rosenthal, Jeff Scaccia, Tyler Schroepfer, Betty Scroggs, Gabby Smellmann, Fred Steinmetz, Dennis Stewart, Bill David Walker, Misty Walker, Suzy Ward, andLambert West, are battling cancer.

Tommie Adkins, Virgil Donovan, and Reta Scroggs are struggling with severe forms of arthritis.

Dear Heavenly Father, we come to You thanking You for the many ways You look after us.  We thank You for the many blessings you shower on us daily.  We ask You for Your healing touch on our friends and family who are suffering from illness and pain.  Please, Lord, give them the comfort and peace they need.  In Jesus Christ’s precious name we pray.  Amen.



February 1      Anne Vance

February 1      Matthew Rager

February 2      Betty Scroggs

February 2      Debbie Shrewsbury

February 5      Daphna Bickerstaff

February 7      Ray Bertram

February 9      Fern Bess

February 13    Judy Emmerson

February 13    Jay Scroggs

February 17    Emma Bertram

February 18    Katelyn Branch

February 20    Shane Engebrecht

February 23    Virgil Donovan


Events Calendar

Sunday Schedule

   Sunday School          9:30 a.m.

   Morning Worship      10:30 a.m.

   Choir Practice            5:00 p.m.

   Evening Worship        6:00 p.m.


Wednesday Schedule

               Bible Study                 6:00 p.m.