May 232013

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Welcome to The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph website.

The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph

1051 Route 66, P.O.  Box 344

Randolph, Vermont 05060

Pastor George Sweet  728-5318

STATEMENT OF FAITH – The Bible is the inerrant, infallible and divinely inspired Word of God and shall be our only authority and guide in the matters of faith and practice. As an expression of our beliefs, we subscribe to the principles of faith as set forth in “The Baptist Faith and Message”, as printed in the 2000 edition by LifeWay Christian Resources. Sunday is our organized day of worship. Sunday School (all ages) – 9:30 AM – Coffee Time – 10:30 AM Morning Worship – 10:45 AM -(be sure to check the calendar for details and any possible changes to the schedule) Office Hours:  See bulletin for the week for actual hours. For Emergencies: Call Church Office at 234-5001. DEACONS MEETING YOUR NEEDS-If you have needs during the month please contact (Deacon-of-the-month Bob Scully for the month of March (728-4680) as he is the designated Deacon-of-the-Month. When Pastor is unavailable,  Bob should be called for your emergency concerns as well.  The deacon-of-the-month can be reached on-line as well by sending an email to  See contact information for other phone numbers. Website:  Questions, concerns, suggestions, corrections or additions should be directed to Bob Orleck at 728-9806 or by email at  If you are the contact person on an event in the calendar, please provide Bob with the necessary information so he can post it for all to see.


  • Exalt the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in worship and fellowship,
  • Learn and follow God’s Word
  • Share the Gospel with neighbors near and far.

Jesus has designed us to be and calls on us to be”salt” and “light” to the world.  Matthew 5:13-16.  It is only by obedience to Christ and focusing our daily living on Him through the Holy Spirit who resides in us that we will be able to be as He expects us to be in the world we live in and interact in every day. We offer organized worship services on Sunday, Sunday School classes for all ages, a youth ministry, as well as small group studies through the week.  A small group study will enable you to get to know those you worship with better and will enable you to ask those questions you have always wanted to ask.  No matter what program the church has that you are interested in, you can be assured you will be encouraged by others who face the same or similar life challenges you just might be facing now.

There are lots of answers to lots of problems out in the world we live in.  But the only true lasting answer is in living a life dedicated to our Savior and the Truth that comes from his Holy Word!

We are glad that you found our website, hope that it helps you get to know us even better.

  •  We are believers in Jesus Christ, our Creator, Savior and Lord!
  • Our goal is to be as Jesus taught us, to be Salt and Light in the world. 
  • We have a hope in Jesus Christ that we want to share with you. 
  • We are a caring church and we enjoy fellowship with each other and others as our name suggests.
  • Please come and worship with us.

For more information about The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph, please explore our website.  You will find a calendar that spells out church events.  This site is new as of June, 2013 and was done in preparation for the celebration of our 35th anniversary as a constituted church.  Our first major project in the website was to get our historical timeline onto it.  That has been done, so please take the time to click on the various points in time and see narrative that will tell you more about us and where we came from and in come cases where we are going.  The timeline was not meant to include all church historical events that occur throughout the year because if it did it would become so filled that it would be hard to manage and would lose its effectiveness in telling new viewers what our big picture history is.   Review of past records and decisions to put them in the timeline will be ongoing also, so don’t think that because something does not appear in the timeline that it was determined that it was not significant.  As these important facts are found they will be incorporated in the timeline so if you know things that belong please let us know.  In the short time frame that was involved in getting this timeline launched there is no doubt that significant matters have been missed.  Also what is “significant” is subjective so please do not be bothered if you see timeline posts that you feel should not be there or know of things that you think should be there.  Now that the site and the timeline has been launched, most of the new items involving church activities will be included in the Calendar and in Fellowship News and not the timeline. As of August 2013 the site has added Sunday morning sermon podcasts.  You can also see the bulletins for past and upcoming services.  There is a contact page.  There is a calendar of events page.  If you review the side-bar menu you will see many other areas of the website that you might like to explore.  In addition in our links section you will find resources that will help you in your Christian exploration and growth.  May God bless your use of this modern tool as we worship Him, the Creator of all!

Be sure to continue scrolling down this page to see all the current news items of the Baptist Fellowship of Randolph.

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Apr 092017

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Today is Palm Sunday – the day in which we remember our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  Let’s take a look at the account of this event in Matthew 21:1-11.

One thing to keep in mind is that all the events leading up to and including the crucifixion were under the control of Jesus.  He was not a helpless pawn; He was a redeeming Savior.  He could have avoided the cross, but the cross is why He came.  “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”  (Mark 10:45)

Verses 1-3 reveal that Jesus knew these things would happen. Notice the repetition of the word “immediately” – Jesus is telling His disciples what would happen, not what He hoped would happen.  It was a fulfillment of a prophecy found in Zechariah 9:9.

The disciples obediently responded to the words of Jesus and the crowds reacted strongly to the result. Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. (v. 8) Jesus sitting and riding on the coats was like a red carpet being rolled out for a king.  The palm branches were a symbol of freedom, just like Old Glory is a symbol of American freedom.  The people had a sense that this Man riding on a donkey could set them free.

The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting:  “Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD. Hosanna in the highest!” (v. 9).  Hosanna is a Hebrew word that means, “Do something to save us.”  The people were desperate and shouting their need for salvation as loud as they could.  The people were saying the right kinds of things but they had the wrong understanding of the kind of salvation necessary for them.  They wanted to be saved from the Romans; they needed to be saved from their sins.

When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” (v. 10).  The city was buzzing with the excitement of this event.  And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee,” (v. 11).  They only knew Him partially:  they knew His name, they knew His hometown, they knew Him as a prophet, but they did not know Him as their Savior and Lord.

It is my hope that we all know Jesus personally and not partially.  May God bless you as you live in Christ.

Pastor George

Apr 022017

Dear Church Family and Friends,

It is that time of year – the Easter season!  This season is one of the most exciting of the whole year, mainly because it is focused on remembering and celebrating the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Part of our Easter celebration involves giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.  You may wonder why a mission offering is named after Annie Armstrong, so here is some information about her.

Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) was a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate of missions efforts throughout the world.  She united women in mission endeavors, ultimately leading to the formation of the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). She served as WMU’s first corresponding secretary.  Annie believed and followed Christ with all her heart, but it was her hands that expressed her belief in tangible ways. A prolific writer, she spent many hours using her hands to type and handwrite letters in support of missions. Many of these letters were quite lengthy, and all were motivated by her desire for others to, as she put it, “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Annie also used her hands to reach out to others in need, whether by hugging a child or distributing food, clothing and the Word of God to those in need. Her hands cradled her Bible as she studied how best to share God’s love with others. Most importantly, as a woman of prayer, Annie regularly folded her hands in prayer to intercede for the missionaries and those with whom they shared Christ.  Annie once wrote, “If I get hold of an idea which seems to me to be a good one, I somehow do not feel comfortable until I see it carried out.” As a result of her persistence, Annie rallied churches to give more, pray more, and do more to reach people for Christ. As modern-day missions’ advocates unite to continue that work today, we can be encouraged and empowered by following her legacy.

Our church goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $1500.  We will be collecting the offering throughout the month of April.  Please consider giving a special offering this Easter season to support our North American missionaries.

May God bless you.

Pastor George

Mar 262017

Dear Church Family and Friends, Many of you have been praying for me as I worked toward earning a Doctor of Ministry degree in biblical counseling.  On March 20 at 3:15 pm, I face a board of three professors to explain and defend my doctoral project.  I would appreciate your prayers during this time.  You [Read more…]

Mar 112017

Dear Church Family and Friends, This week, we are studying Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is one of the most powerful passages on prayer in the Bible because it shows Jesus pouring out His heart to the Father – holding nothing back.  Here are some lessons that we can learn on prayer [Read more…]

Mar 032017

Dear Church Family and Friends, Today’s sermon examines the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.  Here is some of the information that will be shared in this message. After He finished offered a blessing, He broke the bread, distributed it to the disciples, and spoke the unforgettable words, “This is My body.” There are four main [Read more…]