Ebenezer Baptist Church
267 Ebenezer Road
Gladys, VA 24554
Jamie Adams, Pastor (706) 599-5571
Youth & Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:30 am
Radio Station 107.3 FM
February 28, 2021
Matthew 23:13-33 
13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.[d] 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell[e] as yourselves. 16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? 18 And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ 19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it. 22 And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it. 23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! 25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?

Wednesday nights Prayer Meeting - Fellowship Hall 6:30pm (no meal)

We now have a dedicated YouTube link for streaming each week

Please save your “J” dollars for Missions and give to Linda Morris, Kim Roberts or
Barbara Williams. Thank you.

The 2020 Donation Financial Reports are located in the Muffin Room for pickup. Please note that any on-line giving will not be reflected on these reports.

Ernie Davis            434-401-4331
Charlie Edwards   434-660-6733
Willie Jennings      434-941-5625
Bill Jones               434-660-4937
Robbie Mason       434-610-1299
Dean Monroe        434-942-0515
Eddie Parks          434-907-6569
Mark Roberts        434-942-9329
Chad Seals           434-841-4306
Deacon of the Week
Feb 28 Willie Jennings
Mar 7 Mark Roberts
Mar 14 Bill Jones
Mar 21 Dean Monroe
Feb 28 Annabel Maley/Ellie Barka
Mar 7 Regan Burns/Kate Wilson
Mar 14 Liz/Barry Riddlebarger
Mar 21 Kyle Cox/Travis/Sam

Children’s Church
Feb 28 Dana Hogan/Maureen Puckett
Mar 7 Virginia Jennings/Ella Barka
Mar 14 Whitney/Aaron Puckette
Mar 21 Sandra Angel/Robbin Puckett

General Fund: $3795.00       Special Funds: $0.00            Total: $3795.00

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD is an ongoing project for Ebenezer. We have a plastic tote in the vestibule for small items that we can fill the shoeboxes with in November. So watch for those clearance items and if you don’t want to shop but would like to have us shop for you, you can make a donation and put it in an envelope in the tote as well marked OCC. Thank you! 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL ON-SITE and VIRTUAL: The Prayer Circle Class is now having Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30am as well as through ZOOM meeting. This is the ZOOM link each week: https://zoom.us/j/97113232933. (you can download the ZOOM app to your phone or tablet). Everyone is welcome to join the class!

Our service is also broadcast on YouTube each Sunday.
We now have a dedicated YouTube link for streaming each week - youtube.com/ebenezerbaptistchurchva/live
ATTENTION YOUTH! Sunday mornings: Evan is teaching Sunday School at 9:30am in the Youth Room. 
Sunday nights: meetings are on ZOOM at 5pm and the Meeting ID is 372 227 0847. 
Wednesday nights: meetings are at church at 6:30pm (in the Youth Room). Come join us!
BEAM NEEDS YOUR HELP! Toilet Paper, Detergent, Powdered Milk, Saltine Crackers, Beets and Carrots are desperately needed items. Jelly, Jam, Cereal, Oatmeal, and Canned Foods such as Corn, String Beans, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Spinach, Mixed Vegetables, and Soap are also needed. You may drop items off in the box at church or contact Pastor Jamie or a Deacon. Thanks for caring and thanks for sharing! 
Ebenezer is set up for online giving. If you decide to get it drafted from your checking account you will be charged a 1% fee ($100 check to the church you will be charged a fee of $1 so $101 will be deducted from your checking account). If you decide to tithe via Credit/Debit Card you will be charged a 2% fee. The link to online giving is https://tithe.ly.give?c=1310972
DVD Delivery The folks listed below are receiving DVDs of our Sunday Morning Worship Service but we need help delivering them. They are located on the table in the vestibule. Won’t you help us? Thanks.
Nan & Vernon Wallace, Peggy Reamey, Ruby Jennings, Pat Irby, Dixie Elder, Shirley Bullen, and Warren Wyman.

Please turn off your cell phone and no food or beverages in the sanctuary. 

Phone Tree:   If you are not getting the phone tree calls or text messages, please let Pastor Jamie know so that you can be added to the call list.

Got Bulletin News or Want to Put Someone on Prayer List? Call or text Virginia by 11am on Fridays 434-942-9812.

Need to Reserve the Church or Fellowship Hall?  If so, check the calendar in the Small Conference Room in the Vestibule and sign up.

Who is Annie Armstrong? (1850-1938)
Annie was born in Baltimore at a time when there was little opportunity for women. Yet, her devotion to Christ led her to a life of service and leadership. She organized women to pray, to give and to meet the needs around them. She challenged pastors and churches to action and rallied vital support for missionaries. Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a national Southern Baptist trailblazer for her visionary leadership that still inspires millions today.
Annie’s Contributions
·       Started Bay View Mission for Baltimore’s poor and addicted
·       Served as the first executive of Woman’s Missionary Union.
·       Led the formation of missions’ organizations for children
·       Raised support for missionaries to Italian and Jewish immigrants
·       Refused a salary because she would never give to the Lord “that which costs me nothing.” (2 Samuel 24:24)
·       Initiated fund-raising “brick cards” to build churches in Cuba
·       Gained support for the first black, female missionaries
·       Secured funds to relieve China missionary, Lottie Moon, who had served for 11 years without a furlough
·       Advocated for Native Americans and impoverished mountain people
·           Honored in 1934 when The Home Missions Offering was re-named for her to encourage more to follow her sacrificial example.
Annie Armstrong was unstoppable in her passion for missions.
Every dollar given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supports thousands of missionaries across the U.S. and Canada. Here’s one example:
“Learning the Community” {Massachusetts}     My family and I come from Birmingham, Alabama, where we helped plant a church in an urban setting. From there, God called us in 2018 to move to Boston, where we are working to plant City on a Hill Church as part of Send Boston’s church planting strategy. We are in the process of developing relationships, assessing and understanding our community, and raising up a core leadership team. Our goal is to plant City on a Hill Church in the Forest Hills neighborhood. 
We are still learning our context. Birmingham is quite different from Boston. We have come a long way in the past year, but learning a community takes years to fully grasp. It’s a challenge, but an exciting one. Thankfully, since our church plant in Birmingham was in an urban setting, we feel that experience prepared us to engage here in Boston more quickly than if we had been in a more suburban or rural context back in Alabama. 
Until three months ago, one woman we are discipling had never heard of Jesus. It’s been amazing to see God working in her heart. We love seeing people who are far from jesus get to know Him for the first time!
Many people we encounter discount Christianity. They rely on themselves and consider themselves independent and highly educated. They don’t feel they need anything. 
Pray we can faithfully live our lives before our neighbors so they can see the beauty of the gospel. Lastly, pray as we cultivate leadership development. We want to have a church planting resident “in house” by the time we launch. We hope to send this person out within two to three years.  (Steven Castello, church planter)

NURSERY :  (our Nursery is located downstairs below sanctuary) The church is currently not providing Nursery workers but the Nursery is open and the Worship Service is being televised there for family viewing.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH: We are happy to announce that we have resumed Children’s Church during Worship Service at 10:30am. If your child has a food allergy, please make our workers aware. Thanks

Melvin & Jean Bradshaw (son’s home in Lynchburg)
Norma Jean Claybrook Holt (Heritage Hall)
Catherine Shorter (Babcock Manor)
Celia Vandegrift (Bentley Commons)
Juanita Foster (home)
Elise Wood (home)
Vernon Wallace (home)
Violet Schraedar (home)
Lloyd Williams (Heritage Hall)

Norma Moon
Tommy Howerton
Robin Carlson
Mark Francis
Linda Clark
Corey Andrews
Carolyn Jolly
Richard Hamlett
Harold Chambers
Phyllis Campbell
Karen Allen
Carolyn Callohan
Ellen Shotwell
Gary Colbert
Betty Rogers family
Margie Martin family
Rick Bowe family
Curtis Austin family
Gene Shipp
Covid-19 Victims
Eddie Barksdale
Darla Holt
Ken McGee
Jeff Hall
Virginia Darnell
Coach Doug Smith
Bobby Lloyd
Hayden Grosvenor
Nikia Payne
David Roakes
Andrew Beadles
Marla Daulton
Virginia Fulcher
Pat Rorrer family
Thomas Wade family
Terry Barnes family
Joan Woodall Reeves family
Bobby Toler family