Worship Guide | January 7, 2024

By Victoria Bailey

A Word From Our Pastor

Good morning and Happy New Year, FBC!

I am so excited to cross over into this new year with you; however, before we speak of that in today’s sermon, I wanted to look back into the incredible ministry God did through FBC during the Christmas season:

1st – We once again crushed our Christmas Shoe Box goal by giving over 860 shoe boxes through Operation Christmas Child! We shared the Gospel with 860 children and their families throughout the world!

2nd – We hosted the Ladies Christmas Gathering and provided Christ-centered encouragement to 100’s of women! Well done, Ladies!

3rd – We ministered to over 15 families and 27 children through the Angel Tree ministry! I am so proud of the care we give in Jesus’ name to children whose parents are incarcerated. Well done, FBC!

4th – We sent out multiple teams to sing Christmas carols to our homebound members and nursing homes! The glimmer of hope we brought to each person was a reminder how simple it can be to bring hope to lonely people.

5th – We took the name of Jesus into this year’s adopted campus, the Corsicana Middle School. We served coffee and hot chocolate to teachers through our Christmas Coffee Express!

6th – We sang the message of the birth of the Savior through this year’s annual Christmas Cantata! Well done, Choir!

7th – We fed the hungry through giving 400 large cans of cream of mushroom soup to the Community Food Boxes done by Compassion Corsicana!

8th – We helped a resident and her son who live at the House of Refuge! We continue to

hold and help these ladies as they recover from domestic abuse situations.

9th – We gave additional food baskets to numerous people to take care of real need in our community.

10th – We shined the light of Jesus to the 100’s and maybe 1000’s who gathered for the annual Christmas parade! Thank you, Christmas float team!

So you see, we could have just gathered to celebrate Jesus’ birth, but rather we were a church who “went” in His name to tell it on the mountain that JESUS CHRIST IS BORN!

So proud of this church

Pastor Danny

Tonight

Worship Service

Sanctuary Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given in honor of the Special Ministries workers and the volunteers who work in the Good News Cafe by Jerry and Karen Ashcraft.

Calendar

January 7

Grief Support Group – 6:00-7:30pm

January 11

Singing Men of TX @ Northside Baptist Church – 6:00pm

January 17

BSM Lunch @ Navarro College

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.

Deacon Ministry

Counselors:
Tom Lucas
Mike Gage

isitors:
Monty Trimble
Scott Royal

On Call:
Mike Richardson
Doug Woolsey

Deascon Ordination: Sunday, January 21 @ 5:00pm in the Sanctuary with a Fellowship immediately following in Fellowship Hall.

Deacon Ordination: 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 @ 5:00PM.

Family Night @ First

FAMILY MEAL $3 PER PERSON

Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center.

Oven Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans,

Salad, Desserts, Tea & Water.

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

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

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

New Members & Guest

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

Children’s Ministry

Kidspraise

KidsPraise wil be offered during 11:00am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service. Pick-up is on the 4th floor. Parents may pick up an activity packet for their child outside the Sanctuary doors.

Cultivate 28

Resumes this Wednesday|6:00-7:30pm
Shout Choir | Bible Skills | Bible Stories | Missions | Recreation

Cultivate 28

Wednesday|6:00-7:30pm

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

Student Ministry

Disciple now (january 12-14)

DiscipleNow is this week. There is still time to sign-up, but the deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY! Sign up today! 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. It’s going to be a great weekend to grow closer to Jesus and have a blast while doing it!

Music Ministry

Worship Practice/Rehearsal

Celebration Choir meets Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.

Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.

Ministry Opportunities

Good News Cafe/closet

We will resume on Monday, 1/8. Men’s clothing needed.

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 help lead a Bible club for various CISD Elementary Schools in the Fall and Spring. We need additional volunteers for the spring semester. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy.

Sam Houston| January 23 thru February 27

Men’s Ministry

Connection Group | Resumes Monday, January 8 @ 6:00am | E112

Men’s Spring Retreat

February 2 & 3, 2024


Lakeview- Palestine, Texas
Speaker: Boyd Brigman

Use the QR Code to Register.
Cost: $50