April Newsletter

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

 
As Christians we need to remember to celebrate God and His works.  At this moment our need to celebrate is obvious.  God has done—and is doing—great things in the life of the IBC family.  On Sunday, March 9, we rejoiced with Shannon Ellingsworth, Skie Kent, Idella Caldwell, and Shylah Anderson as they professed their faith in Christ through baptism.  We need to continually celebrate God’s ongoing work of drawing lost people to Himself! 
                The following Sunday, March 16, we gathered for our annual church business meeting.  This too is cause for celebration.  The Bible reveals that God acts, speaks, and reveals his will through the assembly of His people (See Acts 6:3-6 and 1 Corinthians 5:3-5).  Through that meeting, God called two of our own to part-time ministry as church staff members.  Both Lucas Manning and Melanie Henderson grew up in the Intermountain family.  Both professed faith in Jesus and were baptized as children. 
                When Lucas was 20, he joined the Coast Guard and had the opportunity to fellowship in a number of Bible-believing churches around the country.  While appreciating the ministries of those churches, Intermountain continued to hold a special place in his heart.  As his time of service in the Coast Guard drew towards its end, Lucas began to feel God’s call to pastoral ministry.  Several years ago, he called me and asked if I would mentor him if he returned to Utah.  Having completed almost all his “generals” at Salt Lake Community College, Lucas is presently working to complete his degree in Bible and Theology through Liberty University’s online program.  As our associate pastor, Lucas will preach once a month, lead our men’s ministry, be involved in visitation ministry, assist in youth ministry, and more. 
                After graduating from Intermountain Christian School, Melanie attended Multnomah University in Portland, OR.  She earned a degree in communications, Bible, and theology.  Melanie felt God’s leading to return to Utah so she could minister with Intermountain’s youth.  She has lead “Generation Selfless” (our youth group) for more than three years.  During those years she has invested many hours in ministry in spite of working a full time job.  She believes God is calling her to full-time ministry working with young people.  We are grateful the Lord is raising up servants like Lucas and Melanie from within our own church family.  If that’s not worth celebrating, I don’t know what is!      
                In addition to calling Lucas and Melanie to part-time staff positions, we also elected/reaffirmed elders, deacons, and deaconesses.  Tony Manning was reaffirmed for another three year term as an elder.  B.A. Wyman and Patrick Hanagarne were elected to serve as deacons.  Valori Henderson and Joan Manning were reaffirmed for a second three-year term as deaconesses.  All of the above will serve on the church board.  In addition, Cynthia Edwards was reaffirmed as a deaconess and Heather Stone was elected to be a deaconess.  We need to celebrate God’s goodness in providing us with officers who will lead us by example.  Please keep all of our church leaders in your prayers.
                Above all, let’s celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus with all our hearts, minds, and souls!  The resurrection of Jesus demonstrates that our sins are forgiven—There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!  In Christ’s resurrection, God guarantees that those who trust Jesus will never die!  Because Jesus lives, we will forever dwell in a new heaven and earth where only righteousness dwells!  God will be our God—forever!  We will be His people!  Join us as we rejoice together on Easter Sunday, April 20.
 
Pastor Dean



EASTER-RELATED ACTIVITIES
 
40 HOURS OF PRAYER
Join us in a week of focused prayer April 14-18. Prayer times start each hour (6-10 a.m. and 3-8 p.m.) through 10 a.m. on Good Friday. Come pray for our nation, our state, our church family, and friends and loved ones who need Christ.
 
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
Join us at 7 p.m. on Good Friday (April 18) as we share the Lord's Supper and remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us when He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
 
CHILDREN'S RESURRECTION CELEBRATION
Mark your calendars for the children's celebration of Christ's resurrection! We will be meeting at the church on Saturday, April 19 at 10 AM - noon. We will be meeting to look at the true meaning of Easter, to have some fun, and to enjoy great snacks. This celebration is for all kids up to 6th grade!
 
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
Join us at the church at 7 a.m. on Easter morning (April 20) to celebrate Christ's resurrection at our traditional Easter Sunrise service.
 
EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE
Celebrate Christ's resurrection at Intermountain! Our Easter Sunday worship service begins at 11 a.m. Invite your friends, neighbors and loved ones to share in this joyful time! Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.
 
EASTER OFFERING
We will receive our annual Easter Offering on Sunday, April 20 during our Easter worship service. This year we hope to raise $15,000 to provide a much needed vehicle for our missionaries in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Over the years, God has used our Easter offerings to raise more than $200,000 for local and foreign missions. Please pray about participating in this offering.
 
SCRIPTURE TO PONDER
 
For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.          Romans 6:10
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
 
 SPIRITUAL WARFARE
 
Pastor Dean is leading a weekly study on “Spiritual Warfare” during the Sunday school hour.  Topics addressed in this class include:  What are Angels?  Who is Satan and how does he work?  What are demons and where did they come from? How do we, as believers obey God’s call to “stand against the schemes of the devil”?  Join us for this important and practical class.  
 
 BASICS
 
The Basics Sunday School Class meets at 9:45am in the office building. This class is for (and limited to) new believers or anyone investigating the Christian faith. It is taught by Heather Stone. Topics include: Can we trust the Bible? Who is Jesus? How can we have a relationship with God?  Our class motto: No question is a dumb question! For more information you may call Heather at 801-971-9361
 
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
 
This class meets every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the youth room (located in the office building)
 
MEN’S SUMMER CAMPOUT
 
At Riverside Campground, Rockport State Park. Men of IBC - Please join us for a weekend of fellowship and fun on the weekend of August 15th, 16th, and 17th. It’s time once again for our men’s summer camp trip, outside, in God’s beautiful creation. Cost for the adventure is $50.00 per man (food included). We will have sponsorships available to those in need and that will leave no excuse not to attend. Please put your name and those attending with you on the sign-up sheet in the kitchen. All visitors, friends, and family men are welcome. See Brad Evertsen or call for details. 801-833-4036 or e-mail bradandjudy@gmail.com
 
BLOOM CONFERENCE
 
Annual BLOOM Women's Conference will be at Canyons Church on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Cost is $30. This year's speaker is Tonia Riggle from Houston, Texas. She will be speaking at three different sessions. Praise and worship will be led by Heidi Gray from Phoenix, AZ. A catered lunch will be served. Flyers and registration forms are available in the kitchen.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
 
   Our men’s Bible study entitled, Behold Your God!, meets every Saturday from 7:00-8:30 a.m. at the church.  Join us as we consider whether the God we worship is the true God of the Bible.
   We normally have our regularly scheduled breakfast every third Saturday of the month and will be from 7:00-9: a.m. so that we will have time to eat and do our lesson. This month, however, because our Easter Children’s Celebration on April 19, our Men’s Breakfast will be on the 2nd Saturday, April 12.
   (Reminder to all men) Our first service project will be on Saturday the 26th of April. The time for the service project is scheduled from 0800 to 1200 so we will need to muster at the church no later than 0730. Please note the service project will be in lieu of our regularly scheduled study time. As soon as I get details concerning the type of work the city needs us to do I will notify our group.
 
LADIES BIBLE STUDY - ROMANS PART TWO
Ladies Bible Study is continuing Precept Upon Precept, Romans Part Two. Come join this in-depth Bible study of the book of Romans, chapters 6 - 8. It will bless and encourage you! We meet at the church on Mondays at 9:30 AM or you may choose to attend at 6:30 PM. Romans - Part Three will begin April 7. Contact Cynthia Edwards (801-278-2286), Heather Stone (808-971-9361), or Maurine Kidd (801-561-1923) if you have questions.
 
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP MEAL
 
We normally share a Fellowship Meal following our morning worship service on the first Sunday each month. Our April Fellowship Meal is scheduled for Sunday, April 6.
 
BAPTISM SERVICE
 
Our next baptism service is scheduled for Sunday, April 13. See Pastor Dean if the Lord is leading you to profess your faith through baptism.  
 
GOOD NEWS JAIL MINISTRY BANQUET
 
Good News Jail and Prison Ministry 11th Anniversary Banquet is Thursday, April 3 from 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at the Sheraton City Center (150 W 500 S).  An offering will be received.  Call 385-468-8409 for reservations or email ken.stearn@goodnewsjail.org
 
PSALM OF THE MONTH
 
You feed them…. Letting them drink from Your river of delights.                     Psalm 36:8
 
ON THE RADIO
 
Sermons from past Intermountain services can be heard on KUTR, AM 820 every Sunday at 8:30 a.m.  Invite your friends to listen!
 
SUNDAY SERMONS AND LOTS OF INFORMATION
 
Have you visited our website lately? Sunday Sermons PLUS our latest Newsletter and Sunday Bulletin - along with photos and other information about our church - are available at www.intermountainbaptist.org. Visit often to see what’s new, and encourage your friends who may be looking for a church home to check us out on our website!
 
INTERMOUNTAIN BAPTIST FACEBOOK GROUP
 
Facebook provides another means by which we can deepen our fellowship with each other and communicate church news/events to members, attendees, and the general public.  Check us out!
 
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MEETING
 
Please join with us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the church office building as we humble ourselves before God in prayer.  We need to always be asking God for His guidance, & favor, and His work in our hearts -
and the hearts of unbelievers He calls us to reach.
 
MISSIONARY MEAL AND PRAYER MEETING
 
Please join us for our April Monthly Meal and Prayer Meeting for our missionaries. Our missionaries are serving diligently in difficult areas and greatly desire our dedicated prayer. We will meet after church on
April 27th for an hour of prayer followed by a time of fellowship and food. Contact Tom Edwards (801-278-2286) if you have questions.
 
MISSIONARY CORNER - BILL AND NANCY MCCOMB IN SENEGAL
Bill and Nancy are serving in many areas this spring in Africa. They are teach P.E., wood shop and ninth grade health as well as sponsoring youth groups, working as dorm advocates, holding Bible studies and accountability groups. They are also part of the worship team, coaching sports and serving on the outreach and youth retreats at Dakar Academy. They need our prayers for faithfulness, boldness in witnessing, protection for their health and for spiritual growth.
 
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER (PRC)
 
The PRC needs our donations of new & gently used infant clothing & supplies from birth to 12 months; and there is an urgent need for baby wipes and hand-made booties. Bring your donations to church.
RECOVERY MINISTRY: HOPE IN MOTION
 
Hope in Motion meets at the church office building every Tuesday evening, at 6:30-8:00 p.m. After you have tried everything in the world to change your life with little or next to no success. When you find yourself in repetitive situations or exhausting relationships with no joy in sight. It is time to believe Jesus when He says (John 14:6), “I am the way, and the truth and the life"… "and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:32). Jesus is the ONLY way to change with true and lasting joy. He changes our very nature by His grace. This program is designed to take a close look at yourself Biblically and the hope we have in Christ to be free from that which keeps us bound to destructive behaviors and preoccupation with self. Come join us to learn of the same hope we have before the Cross for salvation, is the same hope we have after the cross for change, His GRACE! We can not change our nature. We may change our mind and wonder why repetitive behavior comes back. God changes our very nature by His grace and we are set free. Please join us. We will be starting a new chapter entitled, "You can change Biblically (part one)." Come join us please. For info, contact Pastor Glenn Schultz at 801-870-5085 or footsoldier.schultz@gmail.com.
 
PRAYER TEAM
 
Intermountain has a prayer team that wants to pray for you.  Please use the Registration Book to write down your requests. Members of our prayer team will receive them no later than the following Monday. If you would like to be part of that prayer group, please call the church phone and leave your name and email address
 
PRAYER REQUESTS
 
If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain or would like to sign up to be on the prayer chain contact Tina Terry for information at (801) 250-5810 or E-Mail at ricktterry2009 @q.com  at any time 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
 
RESCUE MISSION
 
The Rescue Mission is in need of men’s clothing. We minister at the Rescue mission every second Monday of the month. If you would like to come with us please meet at the church at 5:45 pm.
 
“NOT SO YOUNG” ADULT SMALL GROUP
 
The “Not So Young” Adult Small Group meets every Weds evening at 7:00 p.m. (except for April 16, when we will meet at the church at 7pm and participate in the 40 Hours of Prayer).

NO-HOMEWORK BIBLE STUDY
 
This Group meets on Wednesday's at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewett's home in Magna. Please contact Maurine Kidd (801-561-1923) for more information.
 
MINI-INKS (COLLEGE/SINGLES GROUP)

Intermountain Baptist offers a fellowship for college students and singles (Mini-Inks, ages 18-28). The focus of this small group? To dive deeper into the Word and deeper into fellowship with one another. On Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. Our “social hour” begins at 6pm, and then at 7pm we do “serious, study only, hour.” We hope you will join us (Sunday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m.) and learn what it means to be a Mini-Ink member! FYI: We meet at 6pm for “social hour” and then at 7pm we do “serious, study only, hour.” For any questions, please contact John Freymuth at monkeyn00b@yahoo.com. (Please note, the group meets in the church office building's smallest classroom.) Note: We will not meet on Easter Sunday.
 
GENERATION SELFLESS (YOUTH GROUP)
 
The youth group of Intermountain Baptist- more commonly known as Generation Selfless- meets on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8pm. Come all 7th-12th graders and bring a friend! We're all about the Word of God; reading it and applying it to our lives! So please join us, and learn what it means to be part of a selfless generation. If you have any questions, please contact Youth Director, Melanie Henderson, at 801-455-6338. And please check out the Generation Selfless Facebook page! If you go to Facebook and search “IBC Youth Connect" you can access our announcements, photos and more. Note: The Youth Group will not be meeting on the 17th (because of 40 Hours of Prayer).
 
GENERATION SELFLESS “SELFLESS SATURDAYS”
 
"Selfless Saturdays” are hosted on the fourth Saturday of every month. It is a time for the youth group to come together to serve and fellowship. As a group striving to be a selfless generation, we want to commit this time to the LORD; putting Him and others first, and ourselves last. And we want to grow stronger as a group - what better way to do that than to work together! If you know of a need or if you have a need that we can help with (yard work, house clean-up, etc.) please let us know. We love to serve! If you have any questions or service ideas, please contact Melanie Henderson, Youth Director, at 801-455-6338 (or e-mail at melhenderson11@q.com).
 
 
BACKGROUND CHECKS
 
For the protection of our children, all volunteers (15+ years old) involved in ministry to children and youth need to complete a background check. Go to www.intermountainbaptist.org , and fill out the form you’ll find under the “Involvement at IBC” tab. You’ll need your Driver’s License and Social Security numbers. It only takes about five minutes! You will not be allowed to participate in ministry involving minors (younger than 18) until you have completed a background check.  Thanks for your cooperation
 
CHILDREN’S BIBLE CLUB
 
IBC’s Children’s Bible Club meets on Thursdays from 6:30—8:00 p.m. This consists of games, crafts & most importantly a lesson from God’s Word, and is for children who are in the first through sixth grade. The program will run through May 2014. Volunteers are still needed to help with the Club itself or to pick up & take home children. Child-care will be provided for younger children. Come and invite your friends! For info call Valori Henderson (801-967-3755).  Note: The Children’s Bible Club will not be meeting on the 17th (because of 40 Hours of Prayer).
 
CHILDREN’S CHURCH
 
We offer a Children’s Church during the sermon time each Sunday during the Worship service for children ages 4 through 8 years old. This ministry involves leading (and helping with) Children’s Church activities during the sermon time once every several weeks. Lesson plans will be provided. All those who are leaders/teachers in this ministry must be members of IBC, and all workers 15+ years old (whether leading or helping with Children’s Church activities) must complete a background check before being able to participate in this ministry. If you would like to be involved in this ministry please let Jill Martinez (801-755-6923) know.
 
NURSERY MINISTRY
 
Every Sunday we offer a Nursery during the worship service for children from birth-4 years old (i.e., birth through 3 years of age). This is an incredibly important ministry which we take very seriously. An efficient, fully staffed nursery is vital to help draw young families into the life of the church. For the safety of our children, all volunteers (whether serving as leaders or helpers) 15+ years old involved in ministry to children and youth (i.e., under the age of 18) must complete a background check. If you would like to serve in this ministry, please let Jill Martinez (801-755-6923) know. PS: Thanks to all of you who recently stepped up to volunteer!

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL NEED
 
HELP WANTED - Members who are willing to serve the Lord by ministering to children in Sunday School. This is an opportunity to serve and grow at the same time! Please talk to Cynthia Edwards if you're interested in serving God in this manner.
 
GOOD NEWS CLUB
 
Intermountain is leading a free Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club (GNC) on Thursday afternoons at Vista Elementary School (4925 S 2200 W), from 3:30-4:30 pm. With the exception of “no school” and “early dismissal” days, we will meet every Thursday through May. GNC time includes Bible lessons, songs, games, and memory verses. If you know children who attend Vista, please encourage them to attend! Please pray for club leaders and that many children and their families will come to Christ.  Contact Joan Manning (801-541-8662) or Cynthia Edwards (801-278-2286) for information about how you can be involved! Note: GNC will not meet on April 3 because of Spring Recess.
 
BENEVOLENT FUND
 
A special Benevolent Fund offering is taken on the first Sunday of every month.  Following the example of the early church (see Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35) our benevolent fund is used to minister to the material needs of members of our church family and, on occasion, the needs of those outside the church.  At present, several church families are struggling financially.  We need your help.  Please consider giving to the benevolent fund each month.  Please give above and beyond your regular monthly offering to the church.  Thanks
 
DEADLINE FOR MAY NEWSLETTER
 
Wednesday, April 16 (please note the early date), is the deadline for receiving input for the IBC May Calendar and Newsletter. Please send material to Maurine Kidd (gmkidd@comcast.net) AND Don Stone (donfstone@yahoo.com)