Weekly Announcements (April 6-12)

Wednesday, April 9
Join us at 7:00 p.m. as we continue our series, “The Way of the Master.”  This week, Comfort & Cameron will deal with evolution and have lunch with one of our “ancestors…”
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Sunday, April 13
10:00 a.m.- Sunday School (1 Timothy 5:17-25)
11:00 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship (1 Peter 1)
6:00 p.m.- Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus 15)
*Sunday School Devotion: Steve D. (following week: Roger)
*Ushers: Harry & Jason (alternates: Paul & Roger)
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Monday, April 14-Wednesday, April 16
Baptist Faith Missions 2008 Spring Conference
Thompson Road Baptist Church
Complete Schedule is Here
*Please note that our April 16 Wednesday Evening Service will be held at Thompson Road!*
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Happy Anniversary to Norris & Becky on Wednesday! ♥
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Attention Ladies: Sis. Helen is giving you one more week to turn in your forms with your preference for her class.  Please turn them in this Sunday!
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Missionaries of the Month
Paul & Wanda Hatcher
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Memory Check!!!!
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So I think this is what I’m going to do: any new announcements that come up during the week will be added to this post, but I’ll try to bump it up where you notice it.  Check often!  :o) 
Also, I really appreciate your comments, whether encouraging or critical.  If you have an announcement you would like to add to the above list, please leave a comment below and I’ll stick it up there!  Thanks!  :o)
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“When was the last time you laughed for the sheer joy of your salvation?  Today, think deeply on what you have been saved from…and let your gratitude to God motivate you to bring the lost to Him.” 

Monthly Manna from the Pastor’s Family Table

We want to share some of our favorite recipes from our family table with you each month.  Many of our fondest memories and happiest moments have been spent sharing food and conversation around our table.  Whether it be among our small family of three, friends and relatives, or those who God has sent our way who have become just as close as family to us, we have been blessed to learn about various cultures and hear countless stories of days gone by.  This month’s featured recipes are not only palate-pleasing, but they’re quick, easy, and easily doubled to serve a crowd.  

Our Family Table

Chicken & Rice Casserole
Orange-Almond Salad
Steamed Broccoli
French Bread with Dill Butter

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Chicken & Rice Casserole
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 box long grain & wild rice (not the quick-cooking kind), uncooked
1 can cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
1 can cream of celery soup (undiluted)
1 soup can of water or milk
½ stick butter or margarine (4 TBSP), melted
Parmesan cheese, to taste

Preheat oven to 350º.  Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine soups, water or milk, seasoning packet from the rice, and melted butter and stir with a wire whisk until well blended.  Pour one-third of the soup mixture in the bottom of the baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula.  Sprinkle the dry rice evenly over the soup mixture.  Pour another third of the soup mixture over the rice and spread gently to cover.  Place chicken breasts on top of this layer and cover with remaining soup mixture.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, as desired, and bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 
*To prepare ahead, put the casserole together up to the baking point, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until baking time.  This is a good recipe to prepare Saturday night to put in the oven Sunday morning before church!  (Just be sure to take the plastic wrap off before baking!  haha!) 

Orange-Almond Salad
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 bunch Romaine lettuce, washed, drained, & torn
2-3 green onions, sliced, including tops (optional)
¼ C. sliced almonds, toasted (to toast, place on baking sheet and broil until light brown—-watch closely!)

Combine all ingredients in large salad bowl.  Add dressing (see below) and toss.  Serve immediately.  Yield: 4-6 servings.

½ C. vegetable oil
3 TBSP vinegar
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. onion powder

Mix vinegar, lemon juice, and dry ingredients together with a wire whisk in a small bowl.  Add oil and mix well.  Pour mixture into a jar or salad dressing cruet.  Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.  Shake well and pour over salad just before serving. 

Steamed Broccoli
1 bunch fresh broccoli

Peel and trim stalk, remove leaves, and cut into spears.  Place a steaming rack in bottom of a large pan.  Place water up to the level of the rack.  Bring to a boil.  Add broccoli spears.  Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until broccoli is to desired tenderness.  Season broccoli to taste with butter, salt, and/or lemon juice.  Serve immediately. 

French Bread
Buy at the store and follow package directions! 

Dill Butter
½ C. softened butter
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tsp. dill weed

Put above ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with a fork or spoon until well blended. 
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Blessings from our family table to yours! 
We would love some “feed”-back from you!  :o)

Our Family Table

Sheridan & Anita Stanton March Update

April 4, 2008
Dear Friends,
       As many of you can imagine, furlough for Anita and I has taken a different course than that which we had planned.  Usually furlough time for missionaries is a harried and always busy time trying to visit and share the work all of the supporting churches.  I had my plans all ready making appointments, getting directions and filling in the calendar.  But God had bigger plans for us!  In His grace and provision He allowed Anita and I to be in the United States when we discovered that she had breast cancer.   We know that He has allowed this in our lives in order to teach us some new lessons about Him and how to better minister to others; for this is our calling in life! 
     We still hope to be able to visit churches and share of His great love for the Peruvian people that we have come to love so dearly.  But how much visiting we will be able to do will depend upon whether Anita will be feel well enough to travel.  I don’t like to travel without her because it is like giving only a partial presentation of our ministry together in Peru.  However, there may be some week-ends where that will be the only solution.  In most cases I will be able to give only short notice of a possible visit because, so far, we don’t know from one day to the next how she will feel.
     So many of you have sent cards, e-mails, and phone calls that have been of such encouragement to us.  Several have brought meals to the house for which we are very grateful!  We thank all of you for your sincere expressions of love and concern for Anita.  We know that you are praying because we have felt God’s presence in our lives more intensely than ever before.  Thank you for your prayers and please continue to lift us up before the Throne of Grace!  We still have a long road ahead and we really do need your prayers.
     Anita had her first chemo treatment on March the 28th.  The day of chemo and the following day she had no negative signs at all and we thought “wow, this isn’t going to be so bad!”  But then Sunday the 30th came and she was one very sick lady!  Fatigue, nausea, cramps and sleeplessness seem to be the main symptoms so far.  She is so brave, and in the midst of all this she rejoices in the Lord!   We are learning what to expect in the future rounds of chemo.  She will have six chemo treatments in total; each one being three weeks apart.  Please Pray!
     So many of our dear friends in Peru have called and written.  Many of the women consider Anita their “mother in the faith.”  The reports are all good; most of the works have reported a good month for March.  We keep them informed in Spanish as we do our dear friends here in the States in English.  Please feel free to write or call.  We love you all and hope to have the opportunity to see you sometime within the next six months. 
Trusting and resting in HIM,
Sheridan and Anita Stanton

The Stantons

The Tate Family’s Website

Our newest missionaries, the Tate family, have a website now! 
I strongly encourage you to go and visit their little corner of cyberspace.  Be prepared to shed tears of joy for the sacrifice they have made for the glory of God.  It’s very touching. 
You will find a lot of news, letters, pictures, and more…
Keep them in your prayers!  4/5 of them have already been bit by the malaria bug (pray that little Amy doesn’t get it!). 

Be sure to click on “Visit Our Virtual Space” in the upper right corner. 

The Tate Family

Anita Stanton’s First Chemo Treatment

From Friday, 3/28

Hey everybody,
Anita had her first chemo treatment this morning and did very well. No
sickness. We arrived at the hospital at 8:25AM and left at 1:15PM. She had
a light lunch and so far no sickness, just a little tired (she didn’t sleep
Thursday night!!). Thank you for your prayers, cards, e-mails, and phone
calls. We love you all.


Anita Treatment

Send them a note of encouragement at sestantonperu [at] terra.com.pe!

Prayer Requests

From Wednesday Night (April 2)

  • Leslie- a few unspoken
  • Dr. Pitman (Leslie)
  • Mollie- asthma flaring up a lot
  • Mary (Brenda’s sister)- stint in kidney
  • Kim (Brenda’s daughter)- blood pressure still not regulated; sell something; neighbor
  • Dorcie- taken off his blood pressure medicine: eye problems, etc.
  • Gene (Steve D’s dad)- stroke; admitted to hospital Tuesday night
  • Landon- pneumonia: antibiotics
  • Shawn, Jr.- tonsillectomy
  • Nicholas- arm
  • Robert (Barb’s bro.)- waiting for test results
  • Laura- pregnancy
  • Emma (Laura)- 3-year-old with two brain tumors; has yet to be determined if they are cancerous
  • Harry- waiting for test results; skin cancer spots removed soon
  • Kristin & Tommy- waiting for test results
  • Hannah- aches and pains
  • Donny (who has visited before)
  • Tyler (Sherry’s nephew)- strep
  • Pam Anderson- eye surgery went well; return May 1
  • Anita Stanton- recovering from first chemo treatment
  • Anchor Baptist Church- couple joined; another couple visiting (hope to join soon)

*Pray every day for the Lord to send someone your way who needs to hear the Gospel!*

For the Glory of God

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