First Baptist Church

“Seeking to Expand God’s Territory”

Pastor Mike Herring – Interim Pastor
Graham Honeycutt – Music & Family Ministries

Marsha Carter – Organist
Cecil Lipscomb – Drummer; Sammy Freeze – Electric Guitar; JoAnn Collins – Vocalist;
Jerry Lippard – Bassist; Tim Honeycutt – Keyboard
Teresa Poole – Secretary

April 15, 2018

Seeking To Serve

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship the Lord The Lord Our God
One Thing Remains
Offertory Prayer Chad Lewis
Offertory Instrumental
Worship The Lord Hymn #15 – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Choir Special The Love of God
Message Undeniable – Acts 4:13-20 – Pastor Mike
Invitation Hymn #290 – I Am Thine, O Lord


6:00 PM – Cost of Discipleship – Luke 9:23; Galatians 2:20

Deacon of the Week -Chad Lewis
Next Week – Thomas Mikoski

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

Extended Session
If you cannot serve, please call your substitute so your time will be covered
Apr 15 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Rev. Mark & Betsy A. (10:00 AM)
Apr 18 – Amy C. & Beverly S.
Apr 22 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Amy C. & Donna H. (10:00 AM)
Apr 25 – Dean & Bonnie M.
Apr 29 – Amy C. (8:45 AM); Melanie B. & Robin C. (10:00 AM)
May 2 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.
May 6 – Donna H. (8:45 AM); Dean & Bonnie M. (10:00 AM)
May 9 – Jamie K. & Renee M.

Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $5,118 $14,100 $76,290
Budget Needed $5,582 $11,164 $78,148
Ahead/Behind -$463 $2,936 -$1,858

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. If you would like to apply you may pick up the application from the church office. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018. You may submit it to the church office, Rodney Phillips or Jeremy Carter.

Annie Armstrong Missions Offering – We have received $785 toward our goal of $4,000.

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward. Goal: $50,000. Cash or check donations accepted. We’ve received $29,608.02 toward our goal.

Camp Mundo Vista: is replacing all Bunkbeds at a cost of $250 each. Would you like to help, mark your envelope-bunkbed

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Wes and Adrienne Walls, who pastors in Seattle, Washington. There are very few Christians in Seattle. Pastor Wes asks specifically that we partner with them in prayer for encouragement knowing that they are in a cultural minority. Please pray that God would give them unbelieving friends to love and share the Truth with Learn more about praying for international missionaries at: www.operationworld.org

Children’s Worship – During the 10:00 worship hour, we have a children’s worship service available for your child in the Family Life Center next door. Holidays and the last Sunday of each month there is no Children’s Worship so as to allow the opportunity for families to worship together.

First Baptist Church will host the WMU Spring Banquet for the Rowan Baptist Association on Thursday, April 26th, at 6:00pm in the Family Life Center. (If you can help decorate at 2:00pm on Thursday, please see Janet Brawley or Sara Misenheimer.) Our guest speaker will be Ruth McWhite, Director of Women’s Ministry of North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. The theme is “Seeing God in Me”, and you will not want to miss Ruth’s message on how much we long “to know Him”. Dinner will be provided by Debbie Suggs with a cost of $10.00. Our mission project will be monetary donations to help replace bunkbeds for Camp Mundo Vista. Come and join us for an evening of music and excitement! We must have your RSVP to Sara Misenheimer by Monday, April 23, 2018.

Rowan Helping Ministry (RHM) – we will only be going to RHM on Saturday, April 21st at 5pm.

Vermont 2018 – Plans are already underway for going back to the NorthEast Kingdom. Please be in prayer about your role in this upcoming mission trip. We will be ministering to the communities July 20-28. If you are interested in physically going on the trip or if you would like to be a part of the Vermont 2018 Prayer Team, please see either Chad or Amanda Lewis. Our projects will consist of painting, construction, soup kitchen, prayer walking, community interaction and more. Coming out of last year’s trip, the Lord has enabled us to see some of the early fruits from the seeds being planted.

Deacon Training Dates @ 3pm: April 15, 22 (4:00 PM), 29, May 6, 27, June 3. Training is for all Active & Inactive ordained deacons.

Rowan Southern Baptist Association will be a dropout location for the Baptist Children’s Homes Food Roundup. We will collect Paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, and tissue (such as Kleenex). There will be a box at the water fountain in the Sunday School classroom area, and in the Family Life Center for your donated items until Wednesday, April 25th. Thank you for your support!

We will be holding a VBS Rally on Sunday, April 22 at 3pm. The whole church is invited to see all the great things we have in store for VBS this year. This will also be a time for workers to pick up their materials and sign up for your favorite position! Wear your favorite team shirt or colors and come join us!

Working for Jesus
Sun (15) 8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
3:00 pm Deacon Training
4:30 pm Finance Committee/Church Council Meeting
5:30 pm Youth & Children Supper & Bible Study
6:00 pm Bible Study/Cost of Discipleship
Wed (18) 6:30 pm Worship Time
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:50 pm Adult Bible Study
6:50 pm Youth Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs (19) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group – South Rowan YMCA
Sat (21) 5:00 pm RHM (Rowan Helping Ministries)
Sun (22) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
3:00 pm Vacation Bible School Pep Rally
4:00 pm Deacon Training
5:30 pm Youth & Children Supper & Bible Study
6:00 pm Church Business Meeting/Prayer Service
Wed (25) 6:00 pm Youth Packing Backpacks
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:30 pm Adult Bible Study
Thurs (26) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group – South Rowan YMCA
6:00 pm WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) Assoc. Spring Banquet in FLC
Sun (29) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
3:00 pm Deacon Training
6:00 pm Bible Study

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 85
Morning Worship: 101
Budget Receipts: $5,118.08

Happy Birthday
Apr 17 – Phillip Karriker
Apr 19 – Jane McDonald
Apr 19 – Norma Stack

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