First Baptist Bulletin - First Baptist Church Moultrie


First Baptist Bulletin - First Baptist Church Moultrie
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8:30a Prayer in Sanctuary
9:15a Sunday School
10:30a Worship
5p Youth Choir
6p Worship
6a Young Men’s Bible Study
9:30a Ladies Community Bible Study
9:30a Connie’s TLC Bible Study
11:45a Keenager Luncheon
5p Supper
5:30p SS Teacher Meeting
6p Beth Moore Children of the Day
6p KIDZ , Youth
6p Adult Choir Rehearsal
6:15p Prayer Meeting
6:30p Christianity, Cults And Religions
6a Wayne’s Mens Bible Study
FBC Moultrie Exists To: Honor God, Equip Disciples,
Love People, and Share the Gospel.
Volume 51, No. 8
February 20, 2015
Children’s Church 3rd - 5th grades invited on this Sunday!
Hello FBC Moultrie Church Family,
As a PhD student at Georgia State University, I am studying the experiences women
face as they recover from a sudden heart event
that required hospitalization, i.e., heart attack,
heart surgery, catheterization, acute congestive
heart failure, etc. If you are a woman and have
experienced such an event, I would greatly
appreciate your giving me 45-60 minutes of your
time to simply ask you some questions regarding your experience. All interviews will be anonymous and will not be a part of any published
article. The information collected will be used to
complete a class project and assist me in designing my dissertation.
I would love to be able to complete these
interviews in the next two weeks. I thank you in
advance for your gracious willingness to assist
me. Contact me at the number or email address
listed below as soon as you can.
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Love Offering will be taken
“Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and wondrous
things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
“DRAW THE CIRCLE “ Day of Prayer, FBC Chapel,
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
“‘Yet even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and
with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.’ Return to the LORD your God, for He is
gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love….” – Joel 2:12, 13.
Today (Wednesday, February 18, 2015) marks the beginning of the observance of Lent for
many Christians around the world. Although, as Baptists, we have not usually practiced a formal
observance of this season on the church calendar, its purpose is surely one we should individually
embrace. Lent is the season leading up to Easter, a time when Christians have historically prepared
their hearts for Easter with remembrance, reflection, and repentance. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (2/18 this year) and proceeds for forty days, excluding Sundays, and culminating with Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Many Christians observe Lent by “fasting” from some significant item in their
daily lives, but the focus is not on depriving themselves of something as much as it is on devoting
themselves to God and to His purposes in the world. The remembrance is to be that of our sin and of
God’s gracious solution to our sin in the Cross of Jesus Christ. The gift we were given at Calvary is a
gift we should never tire of meditating on, year after year - day after day, for that matter! - and STILL
be left with a great sense of wonder and amazement that our God would love us so!
A Lenten devotional that I read this morning came from the words of Matthew’s gospel regarding Joseph, Mary’s husband, and reminded me that God’s work in his life is a picture of how God
works when He does something NEW in our lives. Whenever God does something new, He involves
people, people just like you and me who are surprised and humbled and challenged by His calling.
When He wants to use us, He often asks us to trust Him in a NEW way, to put aside our natural reactions, to listen humbly for a fresh word, and to act on it, even if we don’t yet know where He will lead
us nor how it’s all going to work out. Perhaps that’s what He’s asking all of us to do during Lent this
Who knows what might happen, this year, if all of us were prepared to listen to God’s Word in
scripture in a NEW way, to share the humility of Joseph, to obey His calling, and then to find ourselves caught up in God’s grand rescue operation! The Bible does not tell us much about Joseph, but
we do know that he did not let concern over what the future might bring deter him from the clear call
to obedience God was giving Him in the present. “Trust and Obey, for there’s no other way to be
happy in Jesus, than to Trust and Obey.” Still rings true today!
What a grand opportunity this very special time of year offers us as Christians! Most of the folks
in our daily spheres of influence know what Easter represents, often giving us an open door to share
the Gospel with them. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the linchpin that makes the gospel such
Good News. It is the message that no life yet being lived on this earth is unredeemable. Because He
lives, we can live also! It is THE message anyone and everyone MUST both hear and believe if they
are going to receive the abundant eternal life Jesus died to give.
Let’s get excited about the way the LORD is calling us to step out in faith and obedience this
year and be more intentional than ever about praying for and inviting people we know and love and
care about to church and, even more importantly, to Jesus! I have been imagining in my own heart
and mind recently an Easter Sunday celebration like never before, a day when many will publicly
declare their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and LORD. I invite you to imagine and pray for
that with me. Until then, let’s continue to look forward to celebrating His Presence among each and
every Lord’s Day. I am already looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!
Only by His grace, Pastor Wayne
Calling All Men! This year’s GRIDIRON Men’s Conference will be Friday/Saturday, June 19/20, at
the BJCC Arena in Birmingham. Guest speakers this year include, David Jeremiah, Drew Brees, Dr.
Ben Carson, Fred Luter, David Uth, and host, Phil Waldrep. Worship will be lead again by Charles
Billingsley. This is a GREAT conference that several of us have attended in years past, and it fills up
VERY quickly. There is a sign-up list at the Welcome Desk or you can call the church office(985-2103)
to let us know you plan to attend. PLEASE let us hear from you THIS week if you plan to attend.
Fried /Baked Chicken, Rice/
Gravy, Creamed Peas, Okra &
Tomatoes, Salad, Dessert
Thank You Notes
The Family of Homer Spells
Sunday Morning, March 8, 8:15
A.M. Orientation Meeting for all
those who have already signed up
to participate in the Wheelchair
Ramp Ministry FBC Moultrie has
volunteered to lead. We will have
you a biscuit and coffee, so come
join us even if you have not signed
up yet but are still interested.
First Baptist Women of Grace would like to invite all ladies
to a Women's Health Forum
Saturday March 7, 2015 at 10:00am in the social hall.
Invited guest speakers are
Dr. Daniel York, Dr. David Waller, Dr. Thomas Loumeau.
There will also be a time for raffle prizes and
light refreshments.
* We would like to honor women who we have lost due to
cancer and the survivors who continue to be an inspiration to
us all. If this describes a friend of yours please submit a
framed picture of them to the church office.
We have an opening for a 4 yr. old Weekday Preschool
Education Teacher for the 2015-16 school year. Application packets can be picked up in the church office. Deadline for submitting applications is March 15th.
Keenager Luncheon
Tuesday, February 24,11:45am
Covered Dish
Program: Dale Davidson, Elder Care Attorney will
speak on how to help protect your assets and also
offer help to Veterans who have unreimbursed
medical expenses. Great program for Sr. Adults and
children of elderly parents. Everyone Welcome!
Church Conference Room
SS Attendance 397
Morning Worship 386
Total Tithes
Capital Fund
Total this week
Proposed Budget
Budget Receipts
Over or (Under)
Capital Fund Bal
$ 25,583.70
$ 31,405.07
$ 161,014.00
$ 163,895.11
$ 135,374.52
Serving this Week of Feb 22
Door Greeters 9:00a - 9:30a
Nursery 5th Ave Door
Adult 3A Drive Thru
Offertory Prayers
Paul Nagy 10:30a
LeFevre Quartet 6:00p
Brian Robinson
Buzz Register
Nursery Volunteers
Infants: Anna & Bobby Cutts, Kelli Whatley,
June Woods
1yr : Katie Vines, Billie Keith Davis
2yr : Joy & Shannon Croy
3yr: Beth & Hannah Stewart, Carita Davis
Parking Lot Greeters
SUN 9:00a-11:40a
Jim Desselle N
James Horne S
SUN 5:45p - 7:00p
Steve Vick
WED 6:00p - 7:45p
Ronald Penuel