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

October 15, 2017

Waiting On The Lord

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship The Lord Come To The Water
Offertory Prayer Janet Brawley
Offertory Instrumental
Worship the Lord Hymn #407 – Because He Lives
Choir Special Is Is Well
Homecoming Message Patience – All I Can Bear – 1 Peter 2:17-25 – Pastor Steve Wilson
Invitation   O Come To The Altar


Business Meeting & Video Bible Study – 6:00 PM

Deacon of the Week – Janet Brawley
Next Week – Jerry Lippard

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
Nancy Scarborough
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
Oct 15 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Robert & Laura M. (10:00 AM)
Oct 18 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.
Oct 22 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Rev. Mark & Betsy A.
Oct 25 – Jamie K. & Renee M.
Oct 29 – Amy C. (8:45 AM); Amy C. & Donna H.
Nov 1 – Robert & Laura M.


Please turn off your cell phones during service

Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $4,814 $14,120 $226,623
Budget Needed $5,659 $11,318 $232,019
Ahead/Behind -$845 $2,802 -$5,396

Trunk of Treats – October 31st @ 5:30 PM.  Bring candy!!!

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Johnny Maust who is a missionary in Ecuador, South America.  This week, a 3 year-old was killed by a family member in one of the towns where they’re ministering.  Also this week, there was a huge drug bust in their area.  Pray that through these tragic events, there will be a willingness and openness to hear about the Hope and Good News that is found only in Jesus Christ. Learn more about praying for international missionaries at: www.operationworld.org

Men On Mission / Youth Camp Fundraiser: – It’s time for our BBQ Fundraiser! Get your tickets today! See Graham, the youth or our MoM group. On October, 27th from 4-7pm; you’ll get ½ pound of BBQ, Slaw and Chips for just $8. Or you can purchase a BBQ pork butt approximately 7lb for just $40.

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward.  Goal:  $50,000.  Cash or check donations accepted.  We’ve received $21,710.77 toward our goal.

It’s Operation Christmas Child Time!!! – Our goal is 150 boxes.    Do  NOT pack TOOTHPASTE, CANDY or LIQUIDS.  S&H fee has increased to $9 a box. You can pay your S&H fee online and track your box to see the end location of the box.  Return the box by Sunday, 11/12/17.  Please place your filled shoebox on the front pew of the sanctuary.  Please consider including a picture and/or personal note to the child.  Please contact Wendy Fontenot or Earlene Lippard if you would need us to shop for you.  Always remember you can use the online service to build your own shoebox at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/   Don’t forget to pray over the child that will receive your box.  Thanks again for taking part in this wonderful ministry.   Remember ask close friends and coworkers that can help pack a box.

Finance Committee is beginning to plan the budget for 2018.  If you are a budget line item owner, or have a budget request, please provide your budget request (with short justification) to Rodney Phillips or Jeremy Carter no later than October 15.  Also, please be in prayer about our 2018 budget that we will have the resources to provide the ministries and missions we believe we are responsible for.

Help Wanted! Our children and youth kick off Sunday nights with fellowship and a light meal at 5:30pm before their Bible studies.  If you would be willing to provide a meal (or part of a meal) on a rotating basis, please see a member of the youth committee:  Graham Honeycutt, Steve Brown, Jeremy Carter, Andy Coffer, JoAnn Collins, Wendy Fontenot, or Amanda Lewis.  Thanks so much!

The Men On Missions Annual Coat Drive  is underway to benefit Main Street Missions. This year we are expanding the drive to include coats, blankets, and hats/toboggans. Please bring your donations and place in the box in the Family Life Center. The drive ends October 29th.

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer  Ladies  (Plus anyone who would be interested in going), we have the wonderful privilege to be involved together in this event on Monday, November 6th at 6pm. Hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church off of Bringle Ferry Rd in Salisbury. We need help to promote South West Pacific!  So, we need at least 5 participants to wear the color red in the form of a scarf, shirt or whatever we want to wear.  We have material that we will use to pray for our group in the South West Pacific.  Please see Jeannie or Sara to let us know who will be able to join us.   RSVP by next Sunday, October 22nd so we can get together to plan. You do not want to miss this event!  There is also a free dinner! Blessings, Jeannie Patterson & Sara Misenheimer

Working for Jesus
Sun (15) 8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
8:45 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Finance Committee
5:30 pm Youth & Children’s Bible Study/Supper
6:00 pm Business Meeting/Video Bible Study
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
6:50 pm Adult Bible Study
Fri (19) 9:00 am Moms Prayer Group South Rowan YMCA
Sat (21) 5:00 pm Rowan Helping Ministries
Sun (22) 8:45 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship Service
5:30 pm Associational 90th Annual Meeting @ Stallings Memorial
Tues (24) 8:30 am Older Adults Still In Service trip to Shatley Springs
Wed (25) 6:15 pm Youth Packing Backpacks
6:30 pm Regular Services
Fri (27) Faith Journaling Retreat (Fri-Sat) @ Camp Munda Vista
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Men On Missions/Youth BBQ Fundraiser
Sun (29) 3:30 pm Deacon’s Meeting
6:00 pm Singspiration
Tues (31) 5:30 pm Trunk of Treats

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Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 91
Morning Worship: 168
Budget Receipts: $4,814.07

Happy Birthday
Oct 15 – Leslie Tate
Oct 16 – David Garnder
Oct 17 – Donna Kimball
Oct 17 – Justin Scarborough
Oct 18 – Chiffonia Doby
Oct 21 – Jared Neal
Oct 21 – Ashlynn Coffer