Worship Guide | December 29, 2023

By Victoria Bailey

A word from our Pastor

Good morning, FBC!

We are at the end of another year and a sermon series. Today is the fourth and final sermon in our series, Angels All Around Us.

Our topic today is “The Message of Angels,” and we will look at the 3 most common messages from angels.

At the end we will overview our series for final lessons. Also, please enjoy the additional lesson on angels I’ve printed for you today.

Happy New Year,

Pastor Danny

Thank you

We appreciate the generous donations this past year that helped us keep the lights on, proclaim the gospel, disciple and teach God’s truth on a weekly basis, offer benevolent assistance, and show love in countless other ways.

In order to be counted as a 2023 tax deduction, contributions must be received today, December 31.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Tonight

NO Worship Service

Sanctuary Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Vic Howell by Pat Howell, Jay and Vicki Payne, Jason and Amber Payne, Ryan and Angie Payne and his great grandchildren.

UNDECK THE HALLS. We need your help to Undeck the church & FLC. It’s time to take down all the beautiful decorations. We will start on January 2 – January 5. Come by the office or talk with Jeff Fitzhugh.

Calendar

December 31

One Service @ 11:00am & No Sunday School

January 1

FLC & Church Office closed

January 7

SS & Worship as usual.

January 10

Midweek Activities Resume

January 17

BSM Lunch

Deacon Ministry

Counselors:
Terry Williams
David Taylor

Visitors:
Steve Adams
Loran Seely

On Call:
Joe Allen
Seth Adams

Ron Capehart, Eston Herrington, Bobby Byrne, David Casco, Michael Davenport, Jackie Eliason, Bobby Ousley, Mark Stewart, and Whit Tanner, were elected to our Deacon Council at the December Church Conference.

Ron & Eston have been previously ordained. The other men will be ordained during a special service on Sunday, January 21.

New Members & Guest

If you are a new member or guest of First Baptist Church and would like to know more about our church, we hope you will plan to attend our FIRST STEPS class scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2024. To make a reservation call the Church Office.

Family Night @ First

Wednesday Activities Suspended

We are taking a break. Our midweek family meal and discipleship classes will resume on Wednesday, January 10. Enjoy your holiday with family.

Men’s Men’s Ministry

Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112

Men’s Spring Retreat | February 2 & 3, 2024 | Palestine, Texas

Student Ministry

Disciple Now Weekend is approaching fast! Get registered today! Scan the QR! It’s only $30 for a weekend full of fellowship, growing closer to Jesus, and a lot of fun! Students, invite all your friends and more! Let’s pack this weekend out! Contact Tim with any questions.

Disciple now (january 13-14)

We will need to prepare meals for 100 teens. If you could help with donations we need the following: frozen lasagnas, hamburger buns, cheese slices, assorted chips, desserts, salad kits, garlic bread, brownies and cookies. We can also use 2 liter drinks.

If you can help, please sign up on the landing outside the Sanctuary.

Children’s Ministry

Kidspraise

No KidsPraise will be offered during the 11am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Pick-up is on the 4th floor. Also, parents may pick up an activity packet for their child outside the Sanctuary doors.

Cultivate 28

Cultivate will resume on Wednesday, January 10.

Music Ministry

Worship Practice/Rehearsal

Choir rehearsals will resume Wednesday, January 10.

Men’s Men’s Ministry

Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112

Men’s Spring Retreat | February 2 & 3, 2024 | Palestine, Texas

Ministry Opportunities

Good News Cafe/closet

We will resume our Café and Closet on Monday, January 9.

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.

Guest Services

Team members assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.

Good News Club

Sam Houston| January 23 thru February 27
We need additional volunteers for the spring semester.

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

Baptist Student ministry

We will be serving a lunch to the BSM on Wednesday, January 17. We need volunteers to help serve and prepare or purchase desserts (cookies or brownies). Bring desserts to the FLC by Tuesday, January 16, 2024.