Worship Guide | December 11, 2022

By Victoria Bailey

A Word from Our Pastor

Good morning, FBC!

This morning as we continue our Advent journey, our focus is PEACE. May we all feel the PEACE that only God can provide today as we worship together.

We also welcome our dear friends and partners in ministry, Amol and Rachel Pawar. The Pawars lead a missionary effort in India called “Crosspoint of India”. FBC has supported them relationally and financially for years as they seek to shine the light of Jesus into the lives of orphans and the poor. I encourage you to find some time to speak with them today as well as swing by their booth on the 2nd floor hallway to see some of the items they have for sale. All proceeds go to further their ministry. Acts 1:8!

Let the PEACE of Christ rule in your hearts.…

Advent

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God showed us how He truly loves us by sending His Son to earth.

God, thank You for showing us love by sending Your Son. Please help us to remember Your love for us no matter what is happening in our lives. Show us ways we can share Your love in our lives this season.

Student Ministry

Sunday School (9:45AM)

D-GROUPS (SUNDAY | 6-7pm)

Edge (wednesday | 6:30-7:45)

Disciple now (january 13-15)

Get ready to take a trip through one of the best witnessing tools that we have in all of Scripture! This weekend will be loads of fun as we travel together! Led by Garrett Ferris in worship and yours truly, Tim being the trip leader as we learn all about sin and salvation!.

Children’s Ministry

KidsPraise

During the 11am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Pick-up is on the 4th floor.

Cultivate 28

Every Wednesday—6:00-7:30pm.

Shout Choir // Bible Skills // Bible Stories // Missions // Recreation

Nursery Workers

We are in need of nursery workers to work during worship services and special. Contact Lesley Keltner or Church Office.

Sunday School Teacher

We have an opening for some Sunday School helpers in our Children’s area. If you are interest, contact Cathy Byrne.

Music Ministry

Christmas Cantata. ”The Heart of Christmas”. We look forward to presenting our Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 18 at 11:00am and Monday, December 19 at 6:00pm. We hope you will invite friends, family and neighbors to this choral celebration of Jesus Christ.

Body Recall

Each week (M-W-F) we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class meets in the FLC at 9 am and is led by

Jimmie Buchanan.

Tonight

Christmas Caroling @ 4:00pm

SANCTUARY Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given by Dorothy and Clayton Smith in  celebration of their 68th wedding anniversary, Clayton’s birthday and in loving memory their son, Tim.


Calendar

Wednesday Meal

Family Meal $3 per person

Wednesdays @ 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Make a reservation by Tuesday. Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473.
Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Ranch Style Beans, Salad & Deserts, Tea & Water

Discipleship Opportunities

The Ten Commandments |
Led by Bro. Danny l Choir Room

The Book of Mark |
Led by Deadra Gage | Room E112 This week: Week 4 |Day 3 & 4

Spiritual Gifts Survey
Led by Marla Woolsey | E102
Starting in January, 2023

Lord Supper Schedule

Dec 24 – Christmas Candlelight

Deacon Ministry

Counselors
Dan Brown
Jason Payne

On-Call
Seth Adams
Scott Powers

Visitors
Chuck McClanahan

Joe Allen

Food Drive for Compassion

Help us collect 1000 cans of corn and 500 cans of yams for Compassion Corsicana. Bring donations to the Welcome Center by December 11.

Ministry Opportunities

ESL (English Second Language)

Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 17 from 6-7:30 pm.
We have several volunteer needs:

1) Bilingual Helpers (6-7:30 pm) *
2) Full, Part-Time or Substitute Teachers (6-7:30 pm) †
3) Registration Clerks & Guides (5:45-6:30 pm)

* If you are in the choir, you can help till 7:00 pm.
† Bilingual not required

Supply Needs: Old CD players. If you have one, let Mary Heard know.

Safety Team

Team members work to provide a safe environment for church members during worship services and other church events. This team also provides leadership during emergency situations.

Good News Club

Team members lead Bible clubs for CISD elementary schools. To help contact the Church Office or Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233. We will begin our club at Fannin Elementary this Tuesday. Be in prayer.

Guest Services

We are looking for smiling faces to welcome families, students, and children to our facility. You can assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.

Christmas Gifts for Families

Each year we receive requests for Christmas gifts from struggling families in our community. If you are able and would like to help a family in need, please call the Church Office.

Good News Cafe/closet

On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. For the next couple weeks we will serve To-Go meals from 11-12:30pm.

We cannot accept clothes donations while we renovate the gym floor. Please take clothes donations to Northside Baptist for the next few weeks.

Habitat for Humanity

Every Saturday morning you can help a family build a place to call home. Work is from 8am till 12 noon at 1108 E 4th Avenue. For more information, see Rick Jarrell.

Worship Media Team

Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help run lights.

Corsicana Angels Troop Support

Each year we host the Christmas Packing Party led by Corsicana Angels Troop Support. A list of items needed is in the Church Office or in the Bray Sunday School classroom. Items can be delivered back to the Church Office or Bray Sunday School classroom. This event is scheduled for December 3, at 9:00am.

Angel Tree

I t starts with a gift, and leads to restored lives.

Share the hope of Jesus with a hurting child in our community by providing a Christmas present and a personal message of love on behalf of their parent in prison. Here are three ways to participate…

1. Choose a tag and purchase a gift for a child.

2. Make cookies for our party on December 20.

3. Help with crafts at our party on December 20.

4. Come and pray for a family at our party on December 20.