Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Online Bulletin and Prayer List

APRIL 11, 2021


Easter is always a wonderful time for me to refocus on the cross and the resurrection and to remember what God has done and what He is doing.  But as life gets back to normal  it is easy for me to lose focus on God an focus on the problems that face me every day. Psalm, 16: 8 says “I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand. I shall not be shaken.” When David says he has “set the Lord always before me” he is talking about intentionally looking towards God in whatever situation he is in,  This is a wonderful reminder that if we want success in life we need to remain focused on God..

In Christ,

Pastor Benjamin Boyd


“Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.” Gal. 6:2 (NIV)

Jimmy & Kim Sayles, Son & Daughter-in-law of Anne Sayles                        Sean O’Brien            Marshall Hopkins

Al & Harriett VanDusen, Tod’s Parents                                                           Jay Whanger            Temple & Sandra Payne       

Billie Joe Stevens, Bonnie’s Niece                                                                     Bob White                 Patsy Woodson

Steve Jones & Family, Friends of Missy                                                             Pam Rose                  Huey Richardson

Hazel Melton, Cousin of Henry W.                                                                    Becky Mayfield, Niece of Judy M.

Crystal George, Daughter of Linda P.                                                              Graham Baughan, Father of Glenda

Ralph Bickley, Friend of Peggy J.                                                                    Linda Beasley

Jennifer Moore, Friend of Anne Sayles                                                             Joan Burkett, Grandmother of Pastor Ben                                                    

Kitty Cosner, Cousin of Blanche                                                                        Teya Mosley, Daughter of Jade

 Wesley Hughes, Son of Sue                                                                                 Arianne Brown, Friend of Linda B.

Norma Robertson, Grandmother of Shane                                                       Sandra Wray, Friend of JoAnne

Beverly Carr, Sister of George                                                                             Herman Jones                                                                    

Linda D. Garnett, Niece of Lucille B.

Our Country & Leaders, Our Community, World, Our Church, Each Other, Those that serve & protect us daily, Unspoken


Prayer requests may be sent to Pastor Ben at 747-553-1117, e-mail  or to Blanche at 804-898-4529. e –mail  If you wish a prayer letter sent, please provide an address.    


We are continuing the drive through Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry is in need of canned vegetables & fruits as well as any shelf item you feel led to donate.  Hygiene items are welcome too. We will have the drive through every other week.  NOTE: If Goochland County Schools are closed due to bad weather, the Food pantry is also closed.  If Goochland Schools are delayed, we will open on time.   As you plant your garden please consider planting a few extra plants so the food pantry clients could have fresh vegetables this summer?  Matthew 25: 40 says ‘The King will  reply’ “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you did for me.”  The following are the scheduled dates for the next few weeks.

April 15th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

April 29th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM    

May 13th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM



If you are interested in receiving communications from our church on a regular basis, either by e-mail or US Postal Service, please give the necessary information to Blanche.  I would, also, appreciate any informative information you can provide to enhance the communication in these publications. Also, if your address or e-mail has changed for some reason, it is your responsibility to let Blanche know. Thank you in advance.             


Please prayerfully consider your giving each week.  Our weekly budget need is  $1,725 & the weekly Building Fund need is $470.  You will be getting information on a regular basis in the first publication of each month for the previous month’s offerings:

 Total Tithes & Off. for March     $  5,392.83

                                                          Total Bldg. Fund Don. For March        2,800.00

Food Pantry Donations                     300.00

                                                          Annie Armstrong Easter Offering              50.00

Vacation Bible School

A message  from  the VBS Director

I’m touching base with you about  our VBS Ministry.  First of all – thanks for volunteering for the 2020 VBS program! I so hope that you will be able to keep your positions for the upcoming year – if we are able to have VBS.  The plan is - VBS will be the week of July 26th – 30th.  The deacons will make a final decision in June – based on the guidelines at that time. We do not have a meeting scheduled at this time but I will keep you posted as time moves on. Again, many thanks for your willingness to be on our VBS Ministry Team!!


Mount Gilead Preschool students are busy and learning each Tuesday – Thursday.  The preschoolers have learned about the life of Jesus and His many miracles.  Pastor Ben visits each week to share our Bible Story with the children. March has been a fun month for our Preschoolers.  They have enjoyed visits from a horse, donkey, and a mule. Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat visited and shared that story.

                Preschool Registration is now open for the 2021 – 2022 School Year

                    Early registration is through April 30th -  the  fee is $25

                    After May 1st registration fees are - $40                        


Since we have worship service outside  masks and  social distancing  will continue to be observed. Service on your car radio station will be available as usual .

EACH Wednesday at 7:00 P, the virtual study will be on The Psalms.  Feel free to join us and participate.  If you have questions, please see Pastor Ben, 

April 11th – 3:00 – 5:00 PM – Goshen Spring Missions Celebration – Orange Bapt. Ch.

April 13th – 15th –  9:00  – NOON - Preschool

April 20th – 22nd – 9:00 -  NOON – Preschool

Spring pictures taken  April 21st

April 27th – 9 – NOON – Preschool – Donuts with Dad – Ms. Olivia’s Class

                                                              2:00 PM – Goshen  Assoc. Spring Meet. – Mechanicsville

                                                                (Messengers: Addison & Linda Beasley, Cathy Dun, Edna Messick,

                                                                  Judy McKinney, Mickey Noble, Pam Rose  Alternates:  Joe D’Amore

                                                                 Chris Wilson & Ann Garrison) If you are unable to attend, it is your

                                                                 responsibility to contact an alternate to go in  your place.

April 28th – 9:00 – NOON – Preschool – Donuts with Dad – Ms. Kay’s Class

April 29th – 9:00 – NOON – Preschool – Donuts with Dad – Ms. Mary’s Class



                          Charity         Psalm  37: 25-26                                 Humility     Psalm  10: 17

                         Comfort        Psalm  138: 7                                        Joy   Psalm  118:15

                          Courage       Psalm  27: 14                                       Long Life    Psalm 71: 17-18

                          Faithfulness    Psalm  105: 8                                   Mercy     Psalm   103: 13                        

                          Food   Psalm   147: 14                                              Peace    Psalm   85: 8

                          Fruitfulness   Psalm  1: 3                                          Prayer   Psalm  50: 15

                          God’s Love     Psalm 146: 8                                        Protection   Psalm  121: 7-8

                          Grace      Psalm  138: 8                                             Repentance   Psalm  147: 3

                          Guidance    Psalm  48: 14                                        Success    Psalm 128: 2

                           Help     Psalm   73: 26                                              Trust     Psalm 37: 3-5

                          Hope   Psalm   31: 24                                                 Wisdom   Psalm  32: 8