First Baptist Church

“Seeking to Expand God’s Territory”

Pastor Chris O’Guin – Interim Pastor
Graham Honeycutt – Music & Family Ministries
Marsha Carter – Organist
Cecil Lipscomb – Drummer; Sammy Freeze – Electric Guitar; JoAnn Collins – Vocalist;
Tim Honeycutt – Keyboard
Teresa Poole – Secretary

December 15, 2019

Seeking to Serve

Prepare Our Hearts for Worship
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Advent Candle/Joy
Worship The Lord Go Tell It On The Mountain
Offertory Prayer Jimmy Carter
Offertory Instrumental
Choir Special Say The Name
Worship The Lord Hymn #89 – O Come, All Ye Faithful
Hymn #85 – The First Nowell
Message Long Lay The World – Micah 5:2 – Pastor Chris
Invitation How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

Adult Cantata – 6:00 PM

Deacon of the Week – Jimmy Carter
Next Week – Allan 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

Extended Session
If you cannot serve, please call your substitute so your time will be covered
Dec 15 – Jeannie P. (8:45 AM); Robert & Laura M.
Dec 22 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Brian & Kim C.
Dec 29 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Donna H.

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Zacharie Ngemba.  Pastor Zacharie is ministering to the thousands of Congolese people who have come from Africa and are now living in Raleigh.  He has planted Church of Christ in Mission in Raleigh to minister to and reach the Congolese people.  Pastor Zacharie speaks English, French and several African languages which helps him connect with his congregation.  Please pray for Zacharie as he reaches a segment of the population that few are ministering to.Learn more about how the IMB is reaching the world by visiting IMB.org/articles/

Unreached People – This week we’re praying for the Nubian people of Egypt.  The Nubian people have held their current worldview for centuries in the teachings of Islam.  Most of them have never had an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have very little idea of who He is.  With deep roots in Islam, change is very difficult and ministry very dangerous.  There are zero known Christians among the 523,000 Nubian people.  Please pray that they will hear of the saving relationship with Jesus Christ.  To learn more about unreached people groups, please visit joshuaproject.net/

Youth Supper Groups Monthly Schedule:
1st Sunday – Men on Missions
2nd Sunday – Youth Committee
3rd Sunday – Ruby Raper & WOW SS Classes
4th Sunday – Youth Committee
To help support this ministry for our youth, please contact JoAnn Collins, Graham Honeycutt or a youth committee member.

Children’s Church will not meet the month of December. Enjoy worship time with your family.

Upcoming Bible Studies – Winter Bible Study for January – The Joy of Living –Philippians;  followed by The book of Genesis. (Don’t forget we are continuing our study on Wed. nights with “Experiencing God”.

Christmas Blessings! – “Joy to the World”, “Peace”, “Merry Christmas”, “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”…these are just a few Christmas card selections that we’ve read in the past that warm our hearts.  Hallmark and others have a way of pulling at our heartstrings to purchase beautiful cards to share with family and friends during the Christmas season.  With this in mind, as we prepare our cards to share with our church family, we would love for you to give towards our Lottie Moon Christmas offering in lieu of stamps.  Our Mission Team met and prayed about the goal of $3,000 to go towards Lottie Moon.  Please be in prayer as the Lord leads you to give and may His Kingdom expand!  We will have some Little Elves to help place your cards in our mail boxes, which is always helpful! “Have yourselves a very Merry Christmas” ~ Blessings, Your Mission Team

Ruby Winecoff has faithfully served First Baptist as our Sunday School secretary for 37 years.  Please join us for a churchwide luncheon following the morning service on Sunday, January 5, to honor her years of service.  Men on Missions will be providing the meal.

Working For Jesus

Sun (15) 8:00 am Men’s Breakfast
8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship/Advent Joy
4:30 pm Choir Dress Rehearsal
5:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 pm Adult Cantata
Wed (18) 6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:30 pm Youth/Adult Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Sun (22) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship/Advent Love
2-3 pm Visitation for Rev. Ray O’Ferrell Family
3:00 pm Rev. Ray O’Ferrell Memorial Service
…No Evening Services
Tues (24) 5:30 pm Christmas Eve Service/Advent Christ
Wed (25) …No Evening Services
Sun (29) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
…No Evening Service
Wed (1) …No Evening Service
Fri (3) 10:00 am Art Class
Sun (5) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible Study
10:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am Luncheon Honoring Ruby Winecoff
5-7 pm January Bible Study
Wed (8) 6:00 pm Youth Packing Backpacks
6:30 pm Children’s Mission Activities
6:30 pm Youth/Adult Bible Study
7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 76
Morning Worship: 109
Budget Receipts: $15,200.20

Happy Birthday
Roxanne Johnson – 18
Donna Hamilton – 21

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