MVBC Family Happenings
Last week we completed our study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. The truth that there is no other gospel is the truth that shapes a life. That statement was intentionally stated in the singular, but the truth is, the gospel shapes lives, in the plural. It shapes the way we relate to one another. It shapes the way we raise our children. It shapes the way we date. It shapes the way we approach each day. There is no other gospel that changes lives for eternity. We must remember that the gospel shapes our lives every day. Are you taking joy in the gospel today? Are you allowing it to shape your desires? Are you allowing it to strengthen your relationships? Are you allowing it to shape the way you approach every task on your to do list? Because the gospel is God’s good news, the gospel is able to shape every aspect of our lives. At the end of many of my sermons, I pray for the heart response of God‘s people. I pray whatever lesson was to be learned, whether it be through my preaching, or through your personal interaction with God‘s word during the preaching, that God will be glorified in the way each person responds. Our response to God is often evidenced in silent prayer. There are prayers of contrition, expressing our remorse for the areas where we have failed to honor God in our life. There are prayers of commitment, when we express to God an understanding of His truth and commit to growing in it. There are prayers which communicate to God our joy, sorrow, thankfulness, etc. Frequently, people focus on prayer from a negative perspective. There’s probably not a single person in our church who has not felt as though their prayer life was deficient in some way. Let’s commit not to live a defeated life of prayer. God has given us prayer as a gift, let us commit to engage in prayer the way He intends. This Sunday, we are going to focus on the gift of prayer. Please join us!
Adult & Children's Sunday School @ 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship @ 10:30 a.m. – Livestream available
Children's Church @10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays @ 6:45 p.m. – Livestream available
Teen Life (MVT) @ 6:45 p.m. – Livestream
AWANA @ 6:30 p.m.
Kids' Week Registration

We are looking forward to our Kids' Week, July 10-14! Kids' Week registration opens this Sunday, May 21. You may sign up your children at our website or at the Connection Desk on Sunday.
Thank You & Potluck Luncheon

Join us for a special potluck luncheon for the Grant and Beaulieu Families on Sunday, June 4, after our morning service. Our desire is to say, "Thank you" to Jeff and Julie Grant and Dan and Alanna Beaulieu for their years of service they have provided to our church family. We are planning a luncheon after the service and are looking for help providing food for the event. You can sign up to help at the Connection Desk before or after service. You may also email Sarah Wright or Sue McGowan for the list of items they are coordinating.
SMCA School Board
The ministry of South Merrimack Christian Academy is a growing and vibrant ministry and is a part of our church's community as well. At this time, we are requesting church members interested in serving on the new school board to express their interest by emailing deacon Aaron Stark. If you would like to know more about the expectations for this role, please refer to the school board job description.
Children's Summer Program - Wednesday Evenings
Summer will soon be here and AWANA will be taking a break. We are looking for volunteers to get involved with the children's summer program on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in helping, please contact the office or Cindy Hampson.
Nursery Wish List

Our nursery director has compiled a wish list of items they could use while caring for the children in the nursery. If you are interested in reviewing the items on our registry, click this link.
You can still worship through giving from home. You may either mail checks to 517 Boston Post Road, Merrimack, NH, 03054, or donate online here. To view last week's giving statement click here. Now you can also pick up a copy of this statement at the Connection Desk.
Seeking to serve,
Greg Odiorne
Merrimack Valley Baptist Church | | 603-595-0955