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Worship Guide|September 17, 2023

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A Word from the Pastor

Welcome to worship with the First Baptist Family!

If you are our guest, we are thankful you are here.

This morning, we are diving back into our sermon series titled “Beyond Conversion,” and today our focus will be on SERVING! We’re going to talk about the simple things and the little things…feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, befriending the lonely, visiting the sick, and ministering to the imprisoned. These are things that all of us can do!

As I prepared this sermon, I’ve been reminded as your pastor that the most important things are not administrating, organizing ministries & building buildings. No, the most important things are the little things, where I touch people…feeding, clothing, visiting, and befriending. The same is true for you.

And because of this, I want to ask you to consider going on our next Mission Trip to Arlington. It’s a one day trip on Saturday, Oct. 7.Bring your kids and your family. This trip is for all ages & I want us to take 40-50 people. Please sign-up today!

Serving with you,
Dr. Reeves


Church Conference @ 6:00pm

Sanctuary Flowers

The sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Charles Hooser by his wife Nedra and family.


September 18-Hope Center Delivery

September 21-Women’s Ministry. We will have a craft night and planning meeting on Thursday, September 21, @ 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Help us plan for the Christmas Tea. Contact Dawn Coley or Pattie Lucas.

Sunday- 9/24-First Steps Lunch @ noon-FH
Church Conference-@ 6:00pm Sanctuary

September 24-Grief Share planning meeting at 5:00pm-Room A102

October 2-Grief Support Group, First session. Please come to the church office to register. Cost is $30.00 per person.(12 people maximum)

Deacon Ministry


  • Seth Adams
  • David Taylor

On Call:

  • Monty Trimble
  • Russell Woodall


  • Doug Woolsey
  • Seth Watson


During the month of September we are receiving nominations for deacon candidates and Committee on Committees members. A list of deacon and committee qualifications are available for your review. After prayerful consideration, turn in your nominations to the Church Office.

FY 2023-24 Budget

We have sent out the budget for the coming fiscal year. If you did not receive a copy, we have more available in the Church Office. We will discuss this budget at the Church Conference tonight. There will be no vote at that time. We will vote without discussion following the morning worship services on Sunday, September 24.

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.

Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Salad, Desserts; Coffee, Tea or Water.

Music Ministry

Worship Practice/Rehearsal

Worship Team meets Wednesday at 5:15pm in the Sanctuary.
Celebration Choir meets Wednesday @ 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Solid Rockers will sing at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home on September 21

Children’s Ministry News

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

Shout Choir

Our kids choir will be singing in the 11:00am worship service on Sunday 9-17.


Our Kids Day Out program starts on September 5. We will have a meet the teacher time on August 31 from 9:30-11:30. Be in prayer for the kids and teachers who are a part of this special ministry.


If you would like to help in the nursery or children’s department, contact Cathy Byrne.

Student Ministry News

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.

D-Groups | Higg’s Home | 6:00pm. Join us for discussion based Bible Study. This year we are going through the book of Acts.

EDGE | FLC| Wednesday @ 6:30pm. Our Mid-Week service is a time to unplug from the busy week with fellowship, food, and worship.

55+ Ministry

Game Night | October 5 @ 6:00 pm | $5 per person
Brisket, Potato Salad, Beans, & Banana Pudding

State Fair of Texas | October 19 | Leaving 9:00am & returning 4:30pm
$2 secures your seat on the bus. Gate entrance is $5.

Christmas Trolley Trip | December 14 | $20 per person

Sign up for all these events in the Welcome Center.

Branson Trip

For more information go HERE.

Mens Ministry

Connection Group | Mondays @ 6:00am | E112 (FH)
Service Project | September 23 | 1049 E 6th Ave @ 8:00am. Aprox 1 HR.
Men’s Fall Retreat | October 20 & 21 @ FBC Message Phillip Keltner


National Collection Week is November 13-20

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.


A new ministry will be forming. If you would like to assist, their will be an organizational meeting on Sunday, September 24 @ 5:00pm in FH.

Additional Opportunities

For more ways to serve go HERE.