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

May 20, 2018

Seeking To Serve

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship the Lord Hymn #573 – Set My Soul Afire
Offertory Prayer Chad Lewis
Offertory Instrumental
Worship The Lord How Marvelous
Worship The Lord Holy
Choir Special His Holy Name
Message Broken and Restored – Acts 9:1-9 – Pastor Mike
Invitation Hymn #244 – Spirit of the Living God


No Evening Services at FBC
Wednesday, May 23 @ 5:45 PM – Meal & Bible Study/The Story

Deacon of the Week -Chad Lewis
Next Week – Karl Kimball

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
May 20 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Donna H. & Linda S. (10:00 AM)
May 23 – Dean & Bonnie M.
May 27 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Renee M. & Terry B. (10:00 AM)
May 30 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.
Jun 3 – Donna H. (8:45 AM); Deb G. & Oley P. (10:00 AM)
Jun 6 – Jamie K. & Renee M.
Jun 10 – Jessica H (8:45 AM); Sissy E. & Jessica H. (10:00 AM)
Jun 13 – Summer Schedule/No Wednesday Nursery

Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $3,989 $9,953 $101,433
Budget Needed $5,582 $11,164 $106,058
Ahead/Behind -$1,593 -$1,211 -$4,625

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward. Goal: $50,000. Cash or check donations accepted. We’ve received $29,660.02 toward our goal.

Are you a Graduate? Would you like to be honored on Graduate Sunday, June 3rd? Please contact Graham by May 27th.

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Anna Wilson and June Borg , missionaries serving in Japan, where less than 1% of the population are Christians. They are working with children to help them understand that God is the one true God and not one of many gods. 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.

Menu for Wednesday, May 16 @ 5:45 PMGrilled Hamburger Steak, Peppers and Onions, Roasted New Potatoes, Garden Salad, Roll

Vermont 2018 – Thank you for helping us meet our goal of $2,500. If you still want to contribute, please do so. You can mark your envelope Vermont Mission Trip. The money will be invested into the ministries in Vermont to make much of His Name as we are going to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to plant Kingdom seeds. Please continue to pray for the team as we prepare to carry the Name of Jesus.

Deacon Training Dates @ 3:30pm: June 3rd Session #4 and 10th Sessions #5 and #6. Training is for all Active & Inactive ordained deacons.

Ongoing Prayer Concerns – If you have prayer concern(s) please list that person(s), the concern and your name. Turn in to Pastor Mike, or church office.

Heck Jones & NC State Offering Did you know: Heck-Jones is continuing to encourage and engage others through mission education in all age groups? Plus the offering is as vital to the work of WMU of NC as it was in 1924. It helps support Camp Angel Tree, Christian Men & Women’s Job Corps, Military Wives Ministry, Ministers’ Wives Support Groups, NC Baptist Nursing Fellowship, Restorative Justice and Women Builds.
Did you know: Giving to the State Offering will help reach the following areas. Baptists on Missions, Church planting, Mission camps, Associational projects and Mobilization Ministry Projects? Plus you are helping the hungry, the sick and the hurting.
Did you know: You can make a difference? Well, you can!Many have come to know Christ through your faithful prayers and financial gifts of both offerings. Praying, giving and going – a must for missions! Giving towards our goal of $800 to the Heck-Jones and NC State Offering ($400 to each) requires us to be on our knees and pray to our Lord what we should give. May He find us faithful here at FBC China Grove and in our own families. Blessings to you all. Thank you in advance! Christ love, Your Mission Team

Church Picnic please bring drink and dessert. Meal is provided by church. Shelter #6 beside Putt Putt Golf area.

Working for Jesus
Sun (20) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service/Deacon Nomination
…No Evening Services @ FBC
Wed (23) 5:45 pm Wednesday Meal
6:00 pm Youth Packing Backpacks
6:30 pm Adult Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs (24) 7:00 pm Pastor Search Committee Meeting
Sun (27) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service/Deacon Nomination
…No PM Services
Wed (30) 5:45 pm Regular Services
6:50 pm Adult Bible Study/The Story
Sun (3) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service/Graduation Service
3:30 pm Deacon Training
4:30 pm Youth Committee Meeting
5:00 pm Trustee’s Meeting
5:30 pm Men’s Meeting
5:30 pm Youth & Children Supper & Bible Study
6:00 pm Bible Study/ Introduction ~ Ephesians
Mon-Fri (25-29) …Vacation Bible School 8:45 – 12:15 pm

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 81
Morning Worship: 125
Budget Receipts: $3,988.69

Happy Birthday
Brian Collins (J) – 20
Emily Berg – 22
Vera McDonald – 25

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