First Baptist Church

“Seeking to Expand God’s Territory”

Rev. Steve Wilson, Pastor
Graham Honeycutt, Music & Family Ministries
Marsha Carter – Organist; Lucy Wilson – Pianist
Cecil Lipscomb – Drummer; Sammy Freeze – Electric Guitar; JoAnn Collins – Vocalist;
Jerry Lippard – Bassist; Tim Honeycutt – Keyboard

December 10, 2017

Worship The Lord With Music

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship The Lord Hymn #89 – O Come All Ye Faithful
Offertory Prayer Karl Kimball
Offertory Instrumental
Christmas Cantata The Greatest Story Ever Told
Invitation Hymn #296 – Jesus Is Lord Of All


CareNight – 5:30 PM
Video Bible Study – 6:30 PM

Deacon of the Week -Karl Kimball
Next Week – Wendy Fontenot

For Our Guests
Thank you for honoring us with your presence today. Our guiding verse is “For we do not preach ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (II Corinthians 4:5). With that in mind, we’d like to ask all first time guests to fill out the “We’re Glad You’re Here!” card in your guest pack so we can know how best to be your servant. We ask that you place the card in the offering plate as it is passed. If you prefer you may fill out an online guest card at chinagrovefbc.com/guests

During our Service this Morning
Reed Simmons and Donna Hampton
is praying for you and God’s working among us. She is one of Pastor Steve’s Prayer Partners. If you’d like to become a prayer partner, please call the church office this week.

Extended Session
Dec 10 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Sissy E. & Jessica H. (10:00 AM)
Dec 13 – Robert & Laura M.
Dec 17 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Jennifer C. & Renee M. (10:00 AM)
Dec 20 – No Services
Dec 24 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Stacey H. & Hannah G. (10:00 AM)
Dec 27 – No Services
Dec 31 – Amy C. (8:45 AM); Amanda L. & Jessica H. (10:00 AM)
Jan 3 – No Services

Lottie Moon Information – Received $1,281.25 toward our goal of $6,000. Please be in prayer how our Lord would have you give. Plus remember, using the mailbox for Christmas cards, use this opportunity in lieu of stamps, give towards the offering. Blessings to you all during this Christmas season!

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Don who is a missionary in Syria. Don is helping minister to the refugee children where they are being taught how God loves, which is vastly different from what they’ve been taught by extremist groups. Don helps minister to and support teachers in these schools as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about praying for international missionaries at: www.operationworld.org

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward. Goal: $50,000. Cash or check donations accepted. We’ve received $23,164.77 toward our goal.

Food Goodies – We could still use a few more people to volunteer to provide a light meal (Sundays at 5:30pm) for our youth and children. Please let Graham or Jeremy know of your interest to help.

January Bible Study (JBS) will take place Sunday nights in January (5-7pm). Adults will be studying how to overcome fear in our lives.

Rowan Helping Ministry Needs Food Pantry: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Can Tomatoes, Breakfast Items, Starches, Canned Meat, Canned Fruit or Cups – Low Sugar; Shelter: Pillows, Lotion, Toothpaste; Clothing Center: Winter Coats, Men’s Shoes, Diapers Size 3 and Up; Volunteers: We need volunteers desperately for the holiday season. Every Tuesday at 3pm we have Volunteer Orientation. Interested? Call 704.637.6838 ~ Brynn ext. 117 or Lynsey ext. 112.

Capital Improvement CampaignReceived $23,124.77 toward our goal of $50,000.

Working for Jesus
Sun (10) 8:45 am Sunday School
10:00 am Adult Choir Cantata
3:30 pm Deacons Meeting
5:30 pm Youth & Children Bible Study/Supper
5:30 pm CareNight
6:30 pm Video Bible Study
Tues (12) 1:00 pm WOM (Women On Mission) Bible Study
Wed (13) 6:30 pm Worship Time
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:30 pm Adult Bible Study
6:30 pm Youth Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs (14) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group @ South Rowan YMCA
Sun (17) 8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Finance Committee
5:30 pm Youth & Children’s Bible Study/Supper
6:00 pm Video Bible Study
Wed (20) No Services
Thurs (21) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group @ South Rowan YMCA
Sun (24) 6:00 pm Candlelight Services
Wed (27) …No PM Services
Tues (2) 11:30 am OASIS (Older Adults Still In Service
Wed (3) …No PM Services
Sun (7) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
3:00 pm Youth Committee
4:00 pm Trustee’s Meeting
4:30 pm Men’s Meeting
5:00 pm January Bible Study
6:00 pm Video Bible Study
Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $7,264 $7,264 $273,041
Budget Needed $5,659 $5,659 $277,291
Ahead/Behind $1,605 $1,605 -$4,250

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 98
Morning Worship: 115
Budget Receipts: $7,263.69

Happy Birthday
Dec 12 – Joseph Zickafoose
Dec 14 – Elizabeth Simmons
Dec 15 – Jacob Phillips
Dec 15 – Justine Zimmerman

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