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Worship Guide | September 25, 2022


By Victoria Bailey

A Word from Our Pastor

Dear First Family,

It’s a great day to worship! It’s a tremendous day to join with the greatest family in the world—the church! It’s a wonderful day to be exposed to the guidance of God’s Word! I’m very glad you are here.

This morning, we continue in our study of the Gospel of Mark, as we look at one of Jesus’ first parables, The Parable of the Sower.

Remember this as we study…

I used to read this story as though these various soils were 4 different kinds of people, who remained the same all through their lifetimes. But I’ve come to see that what our Lord is describing here is not 4 types of persons, so much, but conditions of our heart at any given moment. Whenever the Word is being taught, people are in one condition or another. We’ve all been callous, at times. We’ve all been emotional & shallow. We’ve all been overly worried about other matters. And we’ve all had times of being open & responsive to the Word. The question is how are we receiving God’s Word at this moment?

If I were to boil this sermon down to one sentence, here’s what it would be:

The spiritual impact of a Bible message isn’t based on the content of the message; it depends on how the Word is HEARD & RECEIVED.

Today, let’s hear and receive well!
Dr. Danny

Student Ministry

Sunday School | Sundays @ 9:45 am

Sunday School (Sundays | 9:45-10:30 am)

Join us in the FLC for small groups learning from Orange curriculum.

D-Groups (Sundays | 6-7 pm)

No D-Groups. Join us at the Tx Country Boys concert.

EDGE (Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45pm)

Join us at the FLC for our mid-week service!

Children’s Ministry

Kids Praise | Sundays @ 11 am

No Kids Praise today.

Child activity sheets are available outside the Sanctuary doors.

Cultivate 28 | Wednesdays @ 6 pm

Cultivate28: 6:00-7:30

Shout Choir//Bible Skills & Story// Missions// Recreation

Bible Presentation: We will have a Breakfast and Bible Presentation for kids in grades Kindergarten-2nd grade in on Sunday October the 2nd.  If you would like your child to participate, please contact Cathy Byrne or the church office. 

55+ Ministry

Shopping trip to Waco in October. Date TBD

55+Game Night, November 3rd

Music Ministry

Beloved Ladies Ministry

Operation Christmas Child. (OCC) October 13th in Fellowship Hall @ 6 pm. We will have a potluck supper & Packing Party. Brother Loyd will share his personal testimony on the impact it had when he received his first shoe box. We will collect and pack boxes. List of items needed is in the office. Contact Victoria Bailey or Nanette Bray.

Body Recall

Each week (M-W-F) we offer a class that emphasizes strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. The class meets in the FLC at 9 am and is led by Jimmie Buchanan.

Sunday School

We will be hosting a Texas Baptist Sunday School training event on Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

This year’s focus on excellence in teaching will provide practical disciple-making help for leaders of kids, teen, and adult groups.

Adults | Teaching with Purpose: Engaging Adults in Discipleship
Youth | They Asked Me to Teach Youth—Now What?
Children | Children Are Not Just the Future, Also the Present


Evening Service suspended.

Please join us at Northside Baptist Church for worship and a concert by the Texas Country Boys.

Sanctuary Flowers

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Mrs. Ethel Stokes by her Granddaughter, Leah Wortham.


September 25
Budget Vote

October 2
Children’s Bible Presentation
First Steps Luncheon

October 9
OCC Kick off
Lake Halbert | Ice Cream

Wednesday Meal

Make a reservation by Tuesday.

Chicken Spaghetti, Seasoned Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Salad & Desserts.

Tea, Coffee & water

$3 per person

Discipleship Opportunities

Redeeming Your Time | Led by Marla Woolsey | Ongoing

The Ten Commandments by Bro. Danny l Begins Sep 28

The Book of Mark | Led by Deadra Gage | Begins Sep 28

Lord Supper Schedule

Oct 12 – Wed night (6pm)

Oct 23 – On the landing

Nov 20 – AM services

Dec 24 – Christmas Candlelight

Deacon Ministry

Terry Williams
Jerry Ashcraft

Lance Cook
Seth Watson

James Price
Jerry Eddins

Ministry Opportunities

ESL (English Second Language)

Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 17 from 6-7:30 pm.
We have several volunteer needs:

1) Bilingual Helpers (6-7:30 pm) *
2) Full, Part-Time or Substitute Teachers (6-7:30 pm) †
3) Registration Clerks & Guides (5:45-6:30 pm)

* If you are in the choir, you can help till 7:00 pm.
† Bilingual not required

Supply Needs: Old CD players. If you have one, let Mary Heard know.

Good News Club

Team members lead a Bible club for various CISD elementary schools. If you are interested contact the Church Office or Michelle Purifoy.

Guest Services

We are looking for smiling faces to welcome families, students, and children to our facility. You can assist families with check-in, collect information from guests, and help guide visitors to the appropriate class or group.

Good News Café

On Mondays, team members prepare and serve a free hot meal to people in our community, ministering and praying for those who attend. Meals are served from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Good News Closet

Team members sort and distribute donated clothes during the Good News Café. We are currently accepting donations. We are in need of men’s jeans, shirts, and casual shoes. Contact Cleita Ferrell.

Habitat for Humanity

Every Saturday morning you can help a family build a place to call home. Work is from 8am till 12 noon at 1108 E 4th Avenue. For more information, see Rick Jarrell.

Worship Media Team

Team members help coordinate tech support for worship services. We are currently seeking a member to help run lights.