Worship Guide | December 10, 2023

By Victoria Bailey

A Word From Our Pastor

Good morning, Church Family!

I believe that Christmas is a great time to talk about angels, so last Sunday we began a series of teaching called, Angels All Around Us.

This series has created a lot of excitement, and I love that.  Here is what we learned last week:

LAST SUNDAY…We tried to separate fantasy from the facts:

FANTASY #1: Angels are human beings who have died

The biblical fact:  Angels aren’t human being…They’re spiritual beings created by God.

FANTASY #2: Angels Appear as Chubby Babies with Wings

The biblical fact: Angels most often appear as ordinary people.

FANTASY #3: Angels Are Sweet Creatures Who Sing & Play Harps  

The biblical fact: Angels are most often warriors who hold swords.

FANTASY #4: All Angels Are Good and Obey God

The Biblical fact is that some angels are evil and oppose God.

FANTASY #5: Angels Must Be Seen to Be Real

The Bible says they are usually invisible, and it’s only at times we’re enabled to see them.

This morning, I want to share with you the purpose for which God uses His angels – in other words, their ministry.  The reason this is important is because you can believe in something, but if you don’t know its purpose, then you’re no better off.

Let’s learn some more,

Pastor Danny


Tonight

Christmas Caroling


LOVE

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.

Sanctuary Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given by Dorothy and Clayton Smith in celebration of their 69th wedding anniversary, Clayton’s birthday and in loving memory of their son, Tim.


Calendar

December 11

Deacon Meeting

December 17

No Early Service
Sunday School @ 9:45
Christmas Cantata

December 19

Angel Tree Party

Men’s Ministry

Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112

Men’s retreat coming in February, 2024

55+ Ministry

We are planning to take a Christmas Trolley Trip thru Highland Park on December 14. Contact Nanette Bray for more information.

Family Night @ First

FAMILY MEAL $3 PER PERSON

Wednesday @ 5pm in the Family Life Center

Scalloped Potatoes with Sausage, English Peas & Carrots
Salad & Desserts, Tea & Water.

Deacons

Counselors:

Terry Williams
Jerry Ashcraft

Visitors:
James Price
Jerry Eddins

On Call:
Lance Cook
Seth Watson

Children’s Ministry

Kidspraise

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

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

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

Bethlehem Revisited

Your family is invited to join us on a trip to Bethlehem Revisited in Waxahachie on Saturday, December 9. Sign up on the landing by Wednesday to reserve a spot on the bus. There is no charge but donations will be accepted at the event for those who desire to give.

Student Ministry

Sunday School | FLC | 9:45am. Come be a part of our small groups as we learn about all sorts of topics through the lens of Scripture.

Edge | Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm | Family Life Center

Music Ministry

Christmas Cantata. Love Made a Way. We look forward to presenting our Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 17 at 11:00am. Please invite friends, family and neighbors to this choral celebration of Jesus Christ.

Worship Practice/Rehearsal

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

Christmas Caroling

December 10 | Fellowship Hall | 4:00pm

Join us for a fun family night of caroling as we spread JOY this holiday season. Christmas attire is encouraged.

Christmas Gifts for Families

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

Christmas Coffee Express for CMS

We will be blessing the Corsicana Middle School with coffee and hot chocolate on Friday, December 15 @ 7:15am-9:35am. Help us serve our teachers and thank them for all there hard work.