1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
As the students across our nation continue settle in for the new school year, let us continue to pray for them as well as the school facility and administration. Some of Copeland Baptist members went around and prayed at each of the schools in our city including the St. Joseph School Board, Hillyard Tech. Center, and the Apple Bus company.
Just remember that just because school is back in session doesn’t mean that Satan is taking his vacation, he will continue his assault on our schools so we must be alert and continue to pray for God’s protection and blessing on our students, teachers, and administrations.  
And I just want to say that Copeland Baptist Church got caught doing something good. Before the kid headed back to school, we had a School Supply Outreach event, where we gave out several sacks filled with schools supplies for the kids in need of them. We were able to fellowship with the parents as they waited for their child(ren) school supplies. Also, a BIG THANK YOU to Kay Rogers, Sue Dallas, Judy Button, Becky Behrend, Karen Stumpf, Shirley McKnight, Karen Johnson, Karen Harris for a good “NO HUNGER SUMMER” years. The blessing of being able to minister to the kids and their families as well. GOOD JOB CHURCH!!!!
Also, this month we have a great opportunity to reach out to our community for Jesus Christ as we participate in the South Side Fall Festival Parade on the 16th of September. We will walking/riding in the parade, representing Copeland Baptist Church and giving out candy a long with Christian literature, as well as info about our church.  And once again we’ll need everyone’s help in order to accomplish this outreach event, see Tammy Auxier. Let’s not pass up a great opportunity to proclaim Jesus Christ to our community for we all know He is desperately needed in our city.   
Please be watching in the bulletins each week for more activities/R.A. K that may come up in the month of September. Come be a part of what God is doing through Copeland Baptist Church, so don’t just be a spectator but be a participator.
We must decrease and HE must increase,
Pastor James   

















Published: April 1, 2015