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Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Play this Sunday (12/17/17)

The Christmas Play is this Sunday, December 17th during our regular worship hour.  Please have all play participants here by 9:30 that morning. Breakfast starts at 9:45, please bring a breakfast dish to share.

Bob Winship is in Shannon Hospital and would appreciate our prayers.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Scripture for Sunday (12/10/17)

Parents please have your Children at the church by 9:45 for play practice. The Christmas Play will be Sunday, December 17th during our regular worship hour.  Please have all play participants there by 9:30 that morning. Please bring a breakfast dish to share.

Women of the Church:  Please bring 2 dozen cookies to your meeting Tuesday for a cookie exchange.

Scripture for Sunday
Mark 1:1-8 (ESV)  
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
    [2] As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,
    "Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
        who will prepare your way,
    [3] the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
        Prepare the way of the Lord,
        make his paths straight."
   [4] John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  [5] And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.  [6] Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.  [7] And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.  [8] I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scripture for Sunday (12/3/17)

Men's Breakfast Saturday morning at 8 AM. Coffee will be on at 6:30 so come early to visit and bring a friend.

The Kimble County Youth Show is tomorrow.  Come support our youth. 

Rehearsals for the Children’s Christmas Play begins this Sunday and will continue during the Sunday School hour each week until December 17th.

Mark 13:24-37
24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,  25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.  27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.  28 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.  29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.  30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.  31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.  32 "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.  34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.  35 Therefore stay awake- for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or in the morning- 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.  37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake."

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Tonight ~ Hanging of the Greens!
Help decorate the church for Christmas.
Chili will be served at 5:30 PM.

Practice for the Christmas Play begins Sunday, Dec 3rd. 
Please have children at the church by 9:45 AM.

The Children's Christmas Play will be Sunday, Dec 17th 
during our normal worship hour (11 AM).
We will have a church family breakfast at 9:45 AM. 
Please bring a breakfast dish to share.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scripture for Sunday (11/12/17)

Last Sunday was pretty amazing for us.  The Thanksgiving lunch was a big success; thank you all for coming. For others, it was a day of fear, grief and tragedy. The people of 1st Baptist Sutherland Springs never expected evil to enter their sanctuary.  Now, we will have to be more vigilant.

We will have a brief congregational meeting Sunday to elect four people to the nominating committee. They will be seeking three people to serve as Elders for the class of 2020.

Monday, I will be flying to Florida to help my dad some more.  I will return Friday.

Scripture for Sunday
Amos 5:14-24 (ESV)  
    Seek good, and not evil,
        that you may live;
    and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
        as you have said.
    [15] Hate evil, and love good,
        and establish justice in the gate;
    it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
        will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
 [16] Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the Lord:
    "In all the squares there shall be wailing,
        and in all the streets they shall say, 'Alas! Alas!'
    They shall call the farmers to mourning
        and to wailing those who are skilled in lamentation,
    [17] and in all vineyards there shall be wailing,
        for I will pass through your midst,"
says the Lord.
    [18] Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
        Why would you have the day of the Lord?
    It is darkness, and not light,
        [19] as if a man fled from a lion,
        and a bear met him,
    or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall,
        and a serpent bit him.
    [20] Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light,
        and gloom with no brightness in it?
    [21] "I hate, I despise your feasts,
        and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
    [22] Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
        I will not accept them;
    and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,
        I will not look upon them.
    [23] Take away from me the noise of your songs;
        to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
    [24] But let justice roll down like waters,
        and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scripture for Sunday (11/5/17)

Men's Breakfast Saturday morning 8 AM. Coffee will be on at 6:30 so come early to visit and bring a friend.

Thanksgiving Lunch following worship Sunday.  The church is providing Smoked Turkey, Pulled Pork, and dressing. 
Please bring a side dish to share.

Scripture for Sunday 
1 Kings 19:1-21 (ESV)  
Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.  [2] Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow."  [3] Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. [4] But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers."  [5] And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, "Arise and eat."  [6] And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again.  [7] And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you."  [8] And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God. 
[9] There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"  [10] He said, "I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away."  [11] And he said, "Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord." And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  [12] And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.  [13] And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"  [14] He said, "I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away."  [15] And the Lord said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.  [16] And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.  [17] And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death.  [18] Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him." 
[19] So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him.  [20] And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"  [21] And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Scripture & Questions for Sunday (10/29/17)

Men's Breakfast will be Saturday, November 4th.

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 (ESV)  
Then Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul.  [35] And Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel. 
[16:1] The Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons."  [2] And Samuel said, "How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me." And the Lord said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.'  [3] And invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. And you shall anoint for me him whom I declare to you."  [4] Samuel did what the Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said, "Do you come peaceably?"  [5] And he said, "Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice." And he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 
[6] When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed is before him."  [7] But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart."  [8] Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "Neither has the Lord chosen this one."  [9] Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "Neither has the Lord chosen this one."  [10] And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, "The Lord has not chosen these."  [11] Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your sons here?" And he said, " There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here."  [12] And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, "Arise, anoint him, for this is he."  [13] Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. 

Psalm 51:10-15 (ESV)  
    Create in me a clean heart, O God,
        and renew a right spirit within me.
    [11] Cast me not away from your presence,
        and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
    [12] Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
        and uphold me with a willing spirit.
    [13] Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
        and sinners will return to you.
    [14] Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
        O God of my salvation,
        and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
    [15] O Lord, open my lips,
        and my mouth will declare your praise.