Sunday Morning Messages (Audio)




June 2023

cemetery under cloudy skyD-Day June 6th











Flag Day June 14th us a flag on flag pole under cloudy sky during daytime

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Recently I found myself talking, or rather, complaining, about the condition of a public building while waiting in line at said building.

A few days later, a friend approached me complaining about a mutual friend.

Shortly after, God reminded me of these words:

Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

In neither case above, were the words good for edification, for building up.

Are there times you listen to or share things that aren’t  edifying? 

James 1:26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

Are there times our words stir up strife? We can be gentle or even quiet as Jesus was before His accusers.

Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

I also remembered a verse a precious lady in New Orleans closed her Sunday School class with every Sunday:

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart  Be acceptable in Your sight,O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

I encourage each of you to memorize that verse in June, quote it daily, and put it into practice. May the words of our mouths be acceptable in God’s sight and edifying to all who hear in June and beyond.

What else does the Bible say about words?

Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”

Are we living on the Word…daily as most of us eat at least once a day?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Do you long to be more useful to the Lord? Spend more time in His Word!

James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

Are we doing the things the Word says do? Are we in the Word enough to know what it says?  Don’t just read the Word to check off an item on your “I ought to do” list. Read it to hide it in your heart!

Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

Are we holding fast, tightly to the Word so that we are shining brightly in this dark world so that the lost see His light and so believers are encouraged?

2 Timothy 4: 1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

Are we preaching, sharing the Word, especially with the lost around us? All we have to do is share, God will do the rest!

Isaiah 55:11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire

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MISSION DIGNITY SUNDAY JUNE 25 – Many Southern Baptist Ministers have served faithfully for years in churches unable to help provide retirement or not able to pay enough for ministers to save for retirement. They and their widows need our help.  Since 1918, GuideStone® has been on a Mission to provide Dignity to retirement-age Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows. They serve about 1,900 households each year by providing needed financial assistance to help pay for housing, food and medical costs. Because of this help, these servants of the Lord can continue to live with dignity and independence. Pray about what God would have you give on Mission Dignity Sunday, June 25. Envelopes are in the foyer and can be placed in the offering or you can give at https://www.guidestone.org/Mission-Dignity

GIDEON INTERNATIONAL – The Gideons get God’s Word into the hands of those who need to hear the Gospel. Recently, we had a Gideon speaker come share some about the work of the Gideons and the results of a local family ministered to through the Gideon Card ministry. We have Gideon cards available in the foyer so you can give Bibles in memory or in honor of someone. You can give to the Gideon ministry anytime by phone:1-866-382-4253, by mail: Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or online: https://www.gideons.org/donate

DDM HOME: Developmental Disabilities Ministry – From ddmga.org “At DDM, our mission is to empower persons with developmental disabilities to achieve their highest level of social, physical, emotional & spiritual maturity…DDM operates 18 group homes in Georgia, serving about 70 residents.” We are blessed to have one of those group homes located in Augusta where we can personally ministry to the 4 women who live there. We usually take a meal to the home in March, June, September, and December and enjoy dinner and fellowship with Jane, Ruth, Beverly, and Margaret. This is such an easy ministry to perform, but with big rewards of smiles and love. Pray for Jane, Ruth, Beverly, and Margaret, their caregivers, and for this ministry. See Pat or Steve Dent to see how you can get involved!

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Childcare procedure at Lake Park 

silhouette of child sitting behind tree during sunsetSUNDAY SCHOOL: Families with children (infants – teens) will meet & learn together in the Fellowship Hall during Sunday School on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am. Parents can bring quiet toys/drawing supplies for their children. Some materials are available in a basket on the pew in the fellowship hall. The nursery area will be available, not manned, for parents to nurse, change, rock babies.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP: Infants & children will be with their parents in the sanctuary during the Sunday morning worship. Enjoy the blessing of seeing children worshiping with their parents! There is a nursing/changing/crying area for parents & babies in the classroom across from the choir room. Signs are posted to direct the way. This will keep everyone in one secured building.

SUNDAY EVENING: Families will worship & study together in the fellowship hall on the Sunday evenings services are held at 5 pm. Though these services are scheduled for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday evenings, please check the church calendar or website for any schedule changes. As on Sunday mornings, the nursery will be available, but not manned, for parents to tend nursing, changing, crying babies.

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Pray for the eyes of all to be opened to God’s truth.

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Sunday Morning
Sunday School:    9:45 am 
Worship:            11:00 am 

Sunday Evening
June 04: Evening Worship, 5:00 pm
June 11: Evening Worship: 5:00 pm
June 18: No Evening Service (Fathers’ Day!)
June 25: No Evening Service

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June: The Goseys
July: The Goseys

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Remember, whenever you give to Lake Park, a portion of those funds go to ministries in Georgia, in North America, & internationally for disaster relief, clean water, food, healthcare, evangelism, prayer, & more.

Please let the pastor know your prayer needs 

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Send a card, text, Facebook greeting, or make a call to wish these a Happy Birthday. Say a prayer for them on their special day.

Reach out to these & others in our church family especially those who are unable to attend at this time. Mail a card. Make a call. Send a text… And always pray for one another!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23



1 Chronicles 16:29 (NASB) Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering and come before Him; Worship the Lord in holy array. 

Worship God with us on Sunday mornings at 11am in the sanctuary where every other pew has been closed to allow for social distancing OR worship Him from the safety of your home. It’s not as important where you worship Him, but that you worship Him.

Please stay at home until you feel safe resuming in-person worship especially if you are over 65 years old or have health issues.

Our worship services include a time to share and pray for needs, to study the Sunday School lesson, a time of musical worship, and a time to hear the Word preached. All completed in only 1 hour.  After the worship service, take time to visit with your church family 6 feet apart on the grass lawns leaving the sidewalks open for people to walk on.

There are needs at the church, in Augusta, and world-wide that you can meet by giving to Lake Park. Part of the monies received pay expenses that continue at Lake Park. Part go to meet needs at various ministries throughout the world. That is the beauty of the Cooperative Program as Southern Baptists combine gifts to meet needs and share God’s love.

You can bring your offering to church on Sunday morning and drop it in the offering box in the foyer or mail it to the church at 211 Milledge Rd, Augusta, GA 30904, or drop it in the mail slot on the office entrance door anytime.

Pastor Bob: ready to Baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.










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