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

July 15, 2018

Seeking To Serve

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship the Lord Hymn #438 – Heaven Came Down
Offertory Prayer Thomas Mikoski
Offertory Instrumental
Worship The Lord Hymn #52 – He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought
Choir Special As The Deer
Message Follow the Leader – 1st Samuel 12:24 – Pastor Mike
Invitation Hymn #285 – Wherever He Leads I’ll Go


Bible Study – 6:00 PM

Deacon of the Week -Thomas Mikoski
Next Week – Sam Blackwelder

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
July 15 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Rev. Mark & Betsy A. (10:00 AM)
July 22 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Amy C. & Donna H. (10:00 AM)
July 29 – Amy C. (8:45 AM); Cindy R. & Ashlee S. (10:00 AM)
Aug 5 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Donna H. & Linda S. (10:00 AM)

Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $3,346 $9,427 $144,617
Budget Needed $5,582 $11,164 $150,714
Ahead/Behind -$2,235 -$1,737 -$6,097

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward. Goal: $50,000. Cash or check donations accepted. We’ve received $32,890.02 toward our goal.

Church Questionnaire: Please take a moment and complete the church questionnaire insert in your bulletin. This will help the Pastor Search Committee as they begin to build a church profile reflecting who we are. Please complete the church questionnaire and return to Chad Lewis today.

Hear…Pray…Act – TThis week we’re praying for Pastor Mike Pittman, Pembroke, NC. Pastor Mike recently planted Vertical University, a church right across the street from UNC-Pembroke with the goal of reaching college students for Christ in and around the university. Pastor J.D. Locklear is working along with Pastor Mike to invest in the students as they seek to share Jesus Christ with them. Learn more about praying for international missionaries at: www.operationworld.org

Unreached People – This week we’re praying for the Yazidi people of Turkey. There are 2,700 Yazidi people and they are currently living in refugee camps in Turkey. Even though the people are 100% Islamic, they also follow an ancient angel worship religion. There are no known Christians among the Yazidi people but the Bible is available in their language. The Yazidi people struggle with the basic necessities of life such as food, water, and shelter.

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.

Vermont Missions 2018Thank you for your continued prayers as we prepare to leave for Vermont. In the past, we have taken homemade desserts with us to be able to share with those in the soup kitchen. The homemade desserts are greeted with big smiles and thankful hearts. If you would like to make a dessert, please have it at the church by Thursday, July 19.
– Reed, Renee, Lilly, and Chance Simmons
– Deb & Hannah Gagnier
– Chad, Amanda, Clayton and Gracie Lewis
– Steve & Linda McCurry (Corinth Baptist Church)
– Nelson & Trina Smith (Corinth Baptist Church)

Please join those nominated to serve our church as deacons as they seek God’s will in accepting the nomination to be on the ballot in August. Potential deacons, please remember to complete all paperwork and return your packet to Wendy Fontenot as soon as possible–no later than July 22nd.

Hot Diggy Dog Donation Lunch is Sunday, July 29th after the morning worship service. Make plans to attend. We will have homemade ice cream served as an extra fundraiser event. There will be a separate table for you to purchase your bowl for $5. You will vote for your favorite. Please remember this is a fundraiser and we need everyone to stay, support and give to this worthy cause.



Working for Jesus
Sun (15) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
5:30 pm Youth & Children Supper & Bible Study
6:00 pm Bible Study
Wed (18) 6:30 pm Bible Study
Fri-Sat (20-28) …Vermont Mission Trip
Sat (21) China Grove Farmer’s Day
Sun (22) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
6:00 pm Business Meeting
Wed (25) 6:30 pm Worship Service
6:50 pm Bible Study
Sun (29) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
11:30 am Hot Dog Fundraiser for Bathroom renovation
6:00 pm Youth Camp Report
Wed (Aug. 1) 6:30 pm Worship Service
6:50 pm Bible Study
Thurs (2) 7:00 pm Mission Team Meeting
Sun (5) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
4:30 pm Youth Committee Meeting
5:00 pm Trustee’s Meeting
5:30 pm Men’s Meeting
5:30 pm Youth &amp Children Supper & Bible Study
6:00 pm Bible Study/Begin Bible in 90 Days
Tues (7) 11:30 am OASIS (Older Adults Still in Service)
Wed (8) 6:30 pm Worship Service
6:50 pm Bible Study

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School:
Morning Worship: 95
Budget Receipts: $3,346.26

Happy Birthday
Cindy Ramirez – 19
Cecil Lipscomb – 21

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