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

September 23, 2018

Seeking to Serve

Opportunities of Service
Opening Prayer
Welcome to Our Guests
Worship The Lord It Is Finished
In Christ Alone
Offertory Prayer Tim Honeycutt
Offertory Instrumental
Worship The Lord Hymn #217 – Oh, How I Love Jesus
Choir Special Peace
Message Quench Not The SPIRIT – Matthew 12:32-33 – Pastor Mike
Invitation Hymn #297 – Search Me, O God


Church Covered Dish Meal – 5:00 PM
Church Business Meeting – 6:00 PM

Deacon of the Week – Tim Honeycutt
Next Week – Sharon Barnette

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
Sept 23 – JoAnn C. (8:45 AM); Brian & Kim C. (10:00 AM)
Sept 26 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.
Sept 30 – Amy C. (8:45 AM); Robert & Laura M. (10:00 AM)
Oct 3 – Amy C. & Robin C.
Oct 7 – Donna H. (8:45 AM); Rev. Mark & Betsy A. (10:00 AM)
Oct 10 – Jamie K. & Renee M.
Oct 14 – Jessica H. (8:45 AM); Amy C. & Donna H. (10:00 AM)
Oct 17 – Amanda L. & Jeannie P.

Finance/Offerings Report
Last Week Month Year to Date
Offerings Rec’d $0 $10,728 $193,507
Budget Needed $5,582 $16,746 $206,534
Ahead/Behind -$5,582 -$6,018 -$13,027

Capital Improvement Fund – Help drive our church forward. Goal: $50,000. Cash or check donations accepted. We’ve received $37,915.02 toward our goal.

Hear…Pray…Act – This week we’re praying for Gerald Baldwin, bi-vocational pastor of New Vision church in New Bern, NC. New Vision is a church plant that started 2 years ago with 5 people and now has 30-50 attending Sunday Services. Those that are attending are unchurched believers. Pastor Gerald requests prayer that God will provide men to help lead in the ministry of His church as he is currently filling all the roles within the church.Learn more about praying for international missionaries at: www.operationworld.org

Unreached People – This week we’re praying for the Luoluopo people of China. The Luoluopo people in Southern China are one of the most neglected and Gospel-starved people in the region. There are 0 known Christians among the 47,000 Luoluopo people and there is no Bible translation available in their language. They believe in the worship of “spirits” and have a “spirit dance” ceremony when they die. Following Christ is an unknown concept and no part of their heritage. Learn more about praying for unreached people groups at www.joshuaproject.net

Church Wide Clean Up: Notice of date change! Saturday, October 6th, 9am – Noon. Rain Date, October 13th.

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.

Please remember, Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection is right around the corner, and now is a great time to stock up on a few extra school supplies at great prices. Also, summer clothing is on clearance. If you’re not able to shop to fill up a shoebox, the youth group has volunteered to serve as personal shoppers for them–all they need is your money! Thanks for keeping this project in mind. Earlene & Wendy

Red Box We are collecting 600 shampoos in our Rowan Association churches to help out the ladies in the NC prisons. They have to be plastic and between 10-15 oz. We will be collecting these at our Sept 15th event but can take to the Association office by the 15th of October. We will have a box beside the water fountain.

Covered Dish Supper at 5:00pm before our Church Business Meeting tonight. We are asking that everyone bring a covered dish and drink; make plans to stay for our business meeting which will be held in the FLC.

Youth Car Wash Oct. 13 from 9-1. Cost is 10 dollars a car. Please see Graham if you would like to sign up early. Our goal is to wash 50 cars that day.

OASIS Trip to Myrtle Beach: November 12-14. You do not have to be an OASIS member to go. See Lou Kimball for more information. We’d love to have you join us. Money due by Oct. 7th.

“Chicken & Pickin” – China Grove Roller Mill: You are invited to the historical Roller Mill in China Grove for homemade chicken and dumpling and homemade desserts on Saturday October 6th, 5-7pm. Bring your family, tour the mill, hear some great music and enjoy a wonderful meal. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Your donation will support the upkeep of this important landmark.

Working for Jesus
Sun (23) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible School
10:00 am Worship Service
4:00 pm Deacons Meeting
5:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm Youth Bible Study Authentic Love
5:00 pm Covered Dish Fellowship
6:00 pm Church Business Meeting
Wed (26) 5:45 pm Wednesday Meal
6:30 pm Worship Service
6:50 pm 7th Session Bible in 90 Days
Sun (30) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible School
10:00 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Youth Bible Study Authentic Love
6:00 pm Bible Study
Wed (3) 5:45 pm Wednesday Meal
6:00 pm Youth Packing Backpacks
6:30 pm 8th Session Bible in 90 Days
Sun (7) 8:45 am Sunday School/Bible School
10:00 am Worship Service (WorldWide Communion Day)
4:30 pm Youth Committee Meeting
5:00 pm Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm Youth Bible Study Authentic Love
5:30 pm Men’s Meeting
6:00 pm Bible Study

Last Sunday’s Report
Sunday School: 0
Morning Worship: 0
Budget Receipts: $0

Happy Birthday
Caleb Lippard – 23
Lee Barnette – 23
Jordan Mikoski – 24
Lucy Blackwelder – 28

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