Worship guide | September 10, 2023

By Victoria Bailey

A Word from the Pastor

Good morning & welcome to worship!

Did you realize that the primary function of Christ is not to change a person’s circumstances, but rather to change the person? It’s true! When a person becomes a Christian, they still live in the same house with the same spouse (maybe with the same parents) in the same neighborhood. They probably still work with the same job in the same office. They still go to school with the same classmates.

When you become a Christian the only thing that is changed is YOU! So…You’re primary objective shouldn’t be to try to change your circumstances. Rather, it should be to live for Jesus where you are!

We need to be a Christian where we live, where we work and where we play. If you can’t be a Christian in those places, then there’s something wrong with your Christianity.

Today, we continue in our sermon series titled, “Beyond Conversion…There is ____________” We will fill in the blank this morning with “LIVING”

Let’s dive in!

Dr. Reeves

Tonight

Evening Service/Hope Center Tagging Party/Mission Project

Sanctuary Flowers

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of James Batson by his family, Tommie, Justin, Hayden and Lucy Batson.

Deacon Ministry

Counselors:

  • Terry Williams
  • Jerry Ashcraft

On Call:

  • Lance Cook
  • Seth Watson

Visitors:

  • James Price
  • Jerry Eddins

Midweek Bible Studies

The Gospel of John reminds us to believe in Jesus and find life in his name. Despite what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy and that is our savior, Jesus Christ.

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

A Bible study for women led by Marla Woolsey | Wednesday @ 6:00pm | E308

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

Family Meal

Cost is $3 per person. Call the Church Office (903) 872-7473 by Tuesday to make a reservation.

Wednesdays @ 5pm in the Family Life Center.

Roasted Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes with gravy, Buttered Corn, Salad, Desserts; Coffee, Tea or Water.

Music Ministry

Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.
Celebration Choir meets Wednesday @ 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Solid Rockers Choir will sing at HORV assisted living on September 21.

Children’s Ministry News

Kids Praise

We offer children’s worship during the 11:00am service. Parents should sign in kids on the landing before service or when dismissed. Children can be picked up on the 4th floor.

Bible Presentation

We will have a breakfast and Bible Presentation for kids in grades Kindergarten-2nd grade on Sunday, September 24. If you would like your child to participate please contact Cathy Byrne or the Church Office.

Student Ministry News

Sunday School | FLC | 9:45am
D-Groups | Higg’s Home | 6pm EDGE | FLC | Wednesday @ 6:30pm

Hispanic Worship

Worship Service in the Chapel at 11:00am

55+ Ministry

State Fair of Texas | October 19 | $2 secures your seat on the bus.

Christmas Trolley Trip | December 14

Branson Trip

For more information go HERE.

Mens Ministry

Connection Groups | Monday @ 6:00am. Resumes on September 11.

Men’s Retreat | October 20 & 21 @ FBC. Contact Phillip Kelner.

Good News Club

Team members help lead a Bible club for various CISD Elementary Schools in the Fall and Spring. To help, contact Michelle Purifoy @ 214-529-5233.

Fall Schedule:

Fannin | September 5th thru October 3rd
Bowie | October 17th thru November 14th.

ESL Classes

ESL teachers and substitutes needed. Spanish not required.
Contact Mary Heard @ 361-894-3084.

OCC Workshop

We will host an Operation Christmas Child Shoe box training with Jody Brownwell & Nanette Bray in Fellowship Hall @ 10-11:30am on Sept 9

Mission Arlington

We will be partnering with Mission Arlington, an organization that takes church to people, on October 7.Leaving at 9:00am and returning around 5:00pm bringing a sack lunch. There will be several ministry opportunities including: picking up donations or making deliveries, working in a food pantry or clothes closet, passing out Bible study fliers, or helping with Backyard Bible Clubs. If you would like to participate, contact Michele Purifoy.

Additional Opportunities

For more ways to serve go HERE.