information from Joel
This Saturday, April 28th, the youth will hold a Car Wash and Yard Sale to help with the cost of Summer Camp. We will begin at 8:00 am and finish by 12 pm. If you have items you would like to donate for the yard sale, please wait until the week of the yard sale to bring them by the church. Summer camp will be at Myrtle Beach, June 18th-22nd. The total cost is $350. Space is limited, so please sign up soon. Camp is for rising 7th-12th graders.
Sun., Apr. 29: 9:15 Prayer Room
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service
6:00 CIA Meeting
6:00 Youth Small Group
6:00 5th Sunday Song Service
Tue., May 1: 6:00 Mission Activators @CLC
Wed., May 2: 5:30 Supper
6:30 Youth Meeting
6:30 Adult Prayer & Discipleship
7:30 Adult Choir Practice
Sat., May 5: 12:00 Sisters in Christ in CLC
FOR NEXT WEEK
this week's Birthdays
April 29 - Mabree Lecroy
May 2 - Richard Meade
4 - Claire Moore
5 - Brooke Brenneman
Thomas & Ann Garrett
Chris & Patty Cannon
Nursery Coordinator: Shandi Pack (982-3302)
Steve Loftis (847-9822)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER
Wednesday Night 4/25/18
BBQ on Bun Cheeseburgers
Baked Beans/Cole Slaw Chips
Whole Kernel Corn
Wednesday Night 5/2/18
Pork Tenderloin Corn Dogs
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Chips
Regular Wednesday Night Schedule
6:30pm Youth Meeting
6:30pm Adult Prayer & Discipleship
7:15pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
HOMEBOUND Vance & Lib Cooley
OF THE WEEK Call office for address
OUR STEWARDSHIP FOR SUNDAY, April 22, 2018
Sunday School 92
Building Fund - In Memory 30.00
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 100.00
Awana Chair Project - In Memory 55.00
Back Pack Ministry 100.00
Cross Vision Intl 60.00
Operation Care 253.04
Turner Family - Fire Victims 95.00
Cole Young Mission Trip 240.00
Building Supply $ 96.91
Total Offering $ 6,066.95
Budget Income to date: $132,926.52
Budget Disbursements to date $105,263.04
Operating Budget: $67,840.73
Contributions given to the Building Fund and
Awana Chair Project In Memory of Vicki Lewis.
Pastoral Search Committee Vote
This Sunday, April 29th, we will vote on a replacement for Vicki Lewis on the Pastoral Search Committee. We will have four names listed and you can vote for only one (1) of them. The nominated names are:
Mary Anne Bunton, Susan Callaham, Gail Crowe and Karolin Meade
Please be in prayer these next few days and to who the Lord would have you vote for to serve on this committee.
5th Sunday Night Singing
Sunday, April 29th at 6pm
Be sure to join us this Sunday evening as we enjoy a service filled with praise through song. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this special service.
Welcome New Members
John & Patricia Lawrence and daughter, Natalie New, joined our fellowship last Sunday by profession of faith and promise of baptism. Send them a card this week of welcome and encouragement. Call the church office for address.
We know you all will miss Vicki for days and weeks to come. Let her example be a guide of how to serve and love others for Christ. She loved you all and would want your service to continue. Thank you for all the calls, hugs, prayers, food, and love you have given us. But mostly, thank you for loving and serving beside Vicki. You brought her such joy! Please continue to pray for us as we will for you. Love, David, Tony and Brandee Lewis
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Given to date: $4,866.00
Bible Study in the Book of Daniel
Our next on-going, bi-weekly Friday night Bible study with Jim Reeves will meet on Friday, April 27th. We'll continue our verse by verse study through the book of Daniel. The study begins at 7:00 pm and will meet in the old fellowship hall.
Save the Date!!
VBS Shipwrecked will be coming to First Baptist on June 25 - 29th. Please prayerfully consider where you feel lead to help this year. We need YOU!! Contact Beth Watkins at 704-4502 to sign up!!
Words to Ponder
David Fitch shares how the prayers of a church vanquished Satan's grip on a neighborhood:
In 2010 a group of eight people from two churches felt called to the Detroit Boulevard neighborhood of Sacramento. It was known as one of the most notorious crime-ridden neighborhoods in all of Sacramento. Each house in that neighborhood was a place of danger. Nonetheless this group of eight decided to walk through the neighborhood praying over each home and praying for the presence of Christ to reign over violence, addiction, and satanic oppression. They began walking through the neighborhood, praying over each home and rebuking the demonic strongholds of addiction and violence.
One of the eight, former Sacramento police officer and gang detective Michael Xiong, reported that "each time we prayed over the houses, we felt the weight of oppression becoming lighter." A woman from one of the houses confronted them. When she discovered they were praying for the community, she asked for healing, and God healed her.
The group soon physically moved into the neighborhood and started what they called Detroit Life Church. A couple years later a local newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, reported that there were no homicides, robberies, or sex crimes, and only one assault in Detroit Boulevard between 2013 and 2014. Detroit Boulevard had been transformed by a small group of people who began their ministry in the neighborhood by praying around houses, streets, and parks for the power of Satan to be vanquished. Kingdom prayer in body is what it means to be faithfully present to his presence in the world.
David E. Fitch, Seven Practices for the Church on Mission (IVP Press, 2018), pages 120-121