Winter Activities–Junior High Boys Basketball Teams

7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams

8th grade and 7th grade boys basketball (Junior High)

JH Boys 8th Grade BB Team
JH Boys 8th Grade BB Team
Boys 8th Grade JH
Front Row L to R – Blayne Keller, Brandon Biller
Middle Row L to R – Harley Cole, Tyler Durfey, Bryant Matthes

 Back Row L to R – Coach Matt Matthes, Logan Sams, Brendan Cotterman, Alec Engard, Coach Dutch Hopple
JH Boys 7th Grade BB Team Picture 2014-2015
JH Boys 7th Grade Basketball Team
Boys 7th Grade JH

Front Row L to R – Logan Gunter, Caden Girdler, Brayden Holloway
Middle Row L to R – Hunter Vogelsong, Noah Gonyer, Kaleb Spence, Jaden Bucher
Back Row L to R – Coach Matt Matthes, Clayton Heinaman, Levi Gazarek, Avan Lemley, Coach Dutch Hopple

JH Boys Schedule

NBHS Weekend Basketball in The Jungle

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tigers will be hosting Maumee Valley Country Day School on Saturday AND the Tiger Boys will be hosting Holgate.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tigers will be hosting Maumee Valley Country Day School on Saturday AND the Tiger Boys will be hosting Holgate.

The girl’s game will be Varsity ONLY with a 1:00 Tip-Off.

The boy’s games will be as usual with the Junior Varsity tipping off at 6:00 and the Varsity to follow.

Come on out and support our local athletes and students!

Seek the Lord Earnestly: a devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

Have you made your list of resolutions for the New Year? It seems everyone has good intentions at the beginning of the New Year, but oftentimes we get lazy and forget about the list. Usually at the top of the list is for people to lose weight and exercise.

Seek the Lord Earnestly: a devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

“Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually” (1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV).

Have you made your list of resolutions for the New Year? It seems everyone has good intentions at the beginning of the New Year, but oftentimes we get lazy and forget about the list. Usually at the top of the list is for people to lose weight and exercise.

Well, today I will challenge you to put seeking the Lord and His plans for your life as the number one item on your resolution list. After all, that should be your first priority.

The Wise Men or magi of the Bible certainly put the need to find the Christ child as their number one priority. These men were not even Jews, but were astronomers and had seen the star and had researched that a King of the Jews was to be born. As soon as they saw the star they headed to Jerusalem, which was very far away. It might have taken them many months to get to Bethlehem, as the Bible says that “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him” (Matthew 2:11 NIV).  Jesus was no longer a baby but a child and later King Herod commanded that all boys 2 years and under should be killed, so we know that Jesus was a young child. So these men traveled earnestly to find Jesus for a long period of time. They let nothing stop them. Their mission was to see Jesus and give Him gifts.

My challenge to you as we start the New Year is to earnestly seek the Lord with all your heart every day and give Him the gift of yourself in service to others. You have a special gift that only you have, and you must seek the Lord to help you see it and use it for Him. Every day, take time to pray, seek the Lord’s will, read the Bible, and then go out and serve Him in whatever He leads you to do. There is so much need around us that it should not be hard to find a way to serve. People need hope. They need to know that people care for them and that God loves them. So many people are lonely and sad. You can be the one that turns a life from despair to happiness just by caring and sharing what the Lord has done for you. This could be the greatest year ever in your life if you just step out in faith and seek the Lord earnestly.

Dear Lord,

As we approach a New Year, let us strive to earnestly seek you every day. Help us to put seeking you at the top of our to do list every morning, so that we can serve you with the gift you have given us.

In Jesus name,

Amen

Tax Season Opens As Planned Following Extenders Legislation

Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled in January.

WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled in January.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time.

The decision follows Congress renewing a number of “extender” provisions of the tax law that expired at the end of 2013. These provisions were renewed by Congress through the end of 2014. The final legislation was signed into law Dec. 19, 2014.

“We have reviewed the late tax law changes and determined there was nothing preventing us from continuing our updating and testing of our systems,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Our employees will continue an aggressive schedule of testing and preparation of our systems during the next month to complete the final stages needed for the 2015 tax season.”

The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate way to file a tax return and the fastest way to get a refund. There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin.

More information about IRS Free File and other information about the 2015 filing season will be available in January.

Betty Jean VanDenEynde, 87, NB

Betty Jean VanDenEynde, 87, of North Baltimore and formerly of Findlay passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Heritage in Findlay.

Betty Jean VanDenEynde, 87, of North Baltimore and formerly of Findlay passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Heritage in Findlay.

Betty was born on March 7, 1927, to the late John Franklin and Sarah Matilda (Girard) Coldwell in North Baltimore. She married Charles S. Hummel on May 1, 1943, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1944. She later married Emil M. VanDenEynde on June 19, 1946, and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1995.

Betty is survived by her sons: Steve (Liz) VanDenEynde of North Baltimore and John (Brenda) VanDenEynde of Findlay; daughter, Marcia Mills of North Baltimore; stepdaughter, Jeanette (Jack) Kessler of Detroit, MI; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was also preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike (Regina “Jean”) VanDenEynde, Sr.; son-in-law, Larry Mills; brothers: Roy, Estel, Jessie (Jack), and Ira Coldwell; and sisters: Eva Reeves, Ruth May Coldwell, Opal Wymer, and Maxine.

Betty was a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Hill Church of God in McComb. She was also a member of the Eagles #2633 in North Baltimore and a life member of the D.A.V. in Findlay. Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Visitation was on Friday, December 26, 2014 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where funeral services were held on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Pastor Mike VanDenEynde, Jr. officiated and burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Memorials may be made to the North Baltimore Eagles #2633 and/or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.

How is Your Attitude?

Pastor Jon Rhinehart at Praise Chapel on West Broadway in North Baltimore invites you to come and join us this week and learn from God’s Word how to have the attitude of Jesus Christ! Happy New Year to all!

Pastor Jon Rhinehart at Praise Chapel on West Broadway in North Baltimore invites you to come and join us this week and learn from God’s Word how to have the attitude of Jesus Christ! Happy New Year to all!

Sunday Sermon Title:

“How is Your Attitude?”

Note from the Pastor:

How is your attitude? Our attitude can change in a moment. What attitude we have is based on our thinking. Situations change and so does our attitude. The goal of every Christian should be to be like Christ. Can you imagine what our world would be like if we all had the mind and attitude of Christ? It would be Heaven on earth! This doesn’t happen because we get in the way. We need to get out of the way and let Christ shine through us! I like what Paul wrote to the Philippians about a “Christ” centered life:

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (Philippians 2:3-5 NLT)

Come and join us this week and learn from God’s Word how to have the attitude of Jesus Christ! Happy New Year to all!

Service Times:

9:30 am Sunday School (Discipleship Class) by Pastor Jon

(Adult & Children classes)

10:30 am Sunday Worship Service (Adult & Children services)

Pastor Jon & Theresa Rhinehart

Praise Chapel PCG

P.O. Box 254

500 W. Broadway St.

(419) 408-HOPE (4673) Prayer & Info Line

jrhinehart67@gmail.com

http://pastorjonrhinehart.blogspot.com/

A Light Like No Other

Pastor Ralph J. Mineo, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

I recently delivered a sermon titled “A Light Like No Other.” The idea for the sermon came from the Christmas pageant “A Night Like No Other” at St. John’s, McComb where I serve. I asked the youth there, and also the youth at St. Luke’s in North Baltimore where I serve to “draw the sermon” for me.

Pastor Ralph J. Mineo, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

I recently delivered a sermon titled “A Light Like No Other.” The idea for the sermon came from the Christmas pageant “A Night Like No Other” at St. John’s, McComb where I serve. I asked the youth there, and also the youth at St. Luke’s in North Baltimore where I serve, to “draw the sermon” for me.

How do you DRAW the truth that Jesus is a light like no other. I received 15 drawings, which gave me much food for thought, and a determination to apply that message received from the youth, to everything I do in 2015!

First, take a look at the first five verses of the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”

One youth drew a self-portrait, with tears flowing down her face, and wrote that even when you’re sad, “Jesus shines his light for you!” Another youth drew himself shouting out “Help!” and the words “God is our Savior”. The youth are teaching us, the light of Christ will be there for us in our saddest times.

Another youth defines with a brilliant yellow star and the words, “Christ’s light is LOVE!” And several youth pointed us to the cross of Christ. One drew a cross with Jesus upon it, and wrote, “Jesus is the light like no other because he dies on the cross for our sins.”

A number of youth wrote that God, Jesus, is in our hearts. One of those had huge letters written at the top: “REMEMBER.” This struck me as an important biblical reminder. Let’s not go through 2015 forgetting the presence of God in our lives!

Perhaps the more intriguing drawing, with many colors, is one I couldn’t quite figure out, so I felt the urge to interpret it: I think it means that God’s light, which comes in many colors will be there to help to us stay right with God in 2015. Yeah, people, I think that’s what the youth are preaching to us for the coming year: let’s stay right with God in 2015 and beyond! Let stay in God’s LIGHT!

So think on these things: your pain and cries for help, love, the cross of Christ, REMEMBER God’s ever-present-ness, and the truth that God is ready to add color, love, and grace to your daily life.

LET US PRAY. Almighty God of all colors, grant grace to those in pain this year. Even add your rainbows of grace and healing to the tears we might shed. Remind of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. Daily remind us of your love in Christ Jesus. Whatever lies ahead, color our lives with your peace, grace, forgiveness, and any divine gift you would want for us. Surprise us! And send us with your Holy Spirit to be your instruments in helping color the world according to your divine colors. Amen.

Mineo Dec. 30

NB’s Good Shepherd & Bairdstown United Methodist Church News – Jan. 4

North Baltimore’s Good Shepherd & Bairdstown United Methodist Church News – Jan. 4

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church news for Sunday, January 4, 2015

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate Epiphany on Sunday, January 4, 2015 with worship beginning at 10:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach the story of the coming of the magi from Matthew 2.  Sunday School for youth and adults is held at 9:15 am; Sunday School for children is held during worship after the children’s moments.  Please plan to join us!

Other activities at the church this week include a Trustees’ meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 pm; Church Council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 7:00 pm; and choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

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Bairdstown United Methodist Church

Church news for Sunday, January 4, 2015 –

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will be celebrating Epiphany on Sunday, January 4, with worship beginning at 9:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will preach the story of the coming of magi to the Christ child as told in Matthew 2.  Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!