Worship Guide | December 17,2023

By Victoria Bailey

A Word From Our Pastor

Good morning, First Baptist Family!

This morning we celebrate Christmas music, as our choir presents this year’s Christmas cantata, Love Made a Way!

How we love Christmas music! My favorite just might be, O Come All Ye Faithful. It was penned sometime in the early part of the 18th century by unknown French hymnist. At that time it was in Latin, known by the name, Adeste Fideles.

I invite all of us this morning to do exactly as the carol asks,”O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!”

Singing His Praise,

Pastor Danny

Tonight

Church Conference

Advent

God, thank You for giving us peace through Jesus. Please help us trust You and know that You have an amazing plan for our lives. When things feel crazy in our lives, help us to remember that You are always in control.

Sanctuary Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given by Emily Fortson in loving memory of her parents, Edith and Marion W. Hedrick.

Calendar

December 17

December 19

Angel Tree Party

December 24

No Sunday School

One Service @ 11:00am

Candlelight Service @ 5:30pm

Lord’s Supper

December 31

One Service @ 11:00am. No S.S.

Men’s Ministry

Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112

Men’s Retreat coming in February 2 & 3, 2024

Family Night @ First

Our Wednesday Evening Activities for the Fall will end this week.

FAMILY MEAL $3 PER PERSON

Wednesday @ 5pm in the Family Life Center

Shepherd’s Pie, Black-eyed Peas, Jello with fruit
Salad & Desserts, Tea & Water.

A Bible 101 study led by Deadra Gage | 6:00pm | Fellowship Hall

A Bible study for Women led by Marla Woolsey | 6:00pm | E308

Led by Pastor Danny | 6:00pm | Choir Room

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Deacons

Counselors:
Seth Adams
David Taylor

Visitors:
Doug Woolsey
Seth Watson

On Call:
Jim Dennison
Russell Woodall

Children’s Ministry

Kidspraise

There is no KidsPraise today so children can enjoy the Cantata with their family. Please feel free to access one of our Parent Survival Kits outside the sanctuary doors, if your child would like,or see Cathy Byrne for more materials that may be available.

Cultivate 28

Wednesday | 6:00-7:30pm | Semester Ends December 20

Shout Choir | Bible Skills | Bible Stories | Missions | Recreation

Student Ministry

FBCSM has one last EDGE on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Come join us for the last weekly event of 2023! It has been such a great year for the Student Ministry and we look forward and pray expectantly for what He has in store for 2024!

Music Ministry

Christmas Cantata. Love Made a Way. We look forward to presenting our Christmas Cantata today at 11:00am. Our prayer is that you will be blessed from this choral celebration of Jesus Christ.

No Choir rehearsal this Wednesday. Rehearsals will resume January 10.

Worship Practice/Rehearsal

Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.
Celebration Choir meets Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.

Men’s Ministry

Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112

Men’s Retreat coming in February 2 & 3, 2024

Ministry Opportunities

Angel Tree

It starts with a gift, and leads to restored lives.

We have all the children’s gifts covered, but you can still help in one of the following ways:

1. Make cookies for our party on December 19.

2. Help with crafts at our party on December 19.

3. Come and pray for a family at our party on December 19.

Baptist Student ministry

We will be serving a lunch to the BSM on Wednesday, January 17. We need a few to help serve and several to prepare or purchase desserts (cookies or brownies). Bring desserts to the FLC by Tuesday, January 16.

Good News Club

Sam Houston| January 23 thru February 27

Team members help lead a Bible club for various CISD Elementary Schools in the Fall and Spring. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy or Cathy Byrne.