FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Serving Christ and the Community Since 1839
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September 24, 2017

CCLI License # 140155


PRELUDE

***GATHERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Holy, Holy, Holy”

***LITANY OF PRAISE

LEADER: Praise the Lord!

ALL: Halleluiah!

LEADER; Praise God in His sanctuary.
                 Praise Him with timbrel, with dancing With stringed instruments and pipe

***SONG . . . “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” . . . # 52

LEADER: Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals

***SONG . . . “My Tribute” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # 46

LEADER: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

ALL: Halleluiah! Praise the Lord!

***SONG . . “How Majestic Is Your Name” . . . . . . . # 61

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . Brian Enright

RECEIVING GIFTS & TITHES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . offertory
***“They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”

SCRIPTURE READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorothy Case
Colossians 1: 3 - 20

SHARING PRAISES & PRAYER REQUESTS
PASTORAL PRAYER
THE LORD’S PRAYER (debts)

***HYMN OF PREPARATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # 60
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

MESSAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Charles I. Case
“Let There Be Light”
John 1: 9 - 13

CLOSING HYMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # 563
“Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”

***BENEDICTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . screen
“We Are the Church”

POSTLUDE

Assisting in Worship Service Today
Ministers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Believers of this Church
Worship Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Enright
Scripture Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Enright
Greeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick Crandell family
Piano/Organ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Welch  


ROCK COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER
The Rock County Resource Center has met the requirements as a 501(c)3, and now has its own bank account. Funds that have been held by 1st Baptist will be transferred to the RCRC at the end of this month.

HURRICANE RELIEF
Local churches and the Clinton community have come together to provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 1st Baptist Church has agreed to be a collection site for this effort— we will provide parking in our lot for the trailer headed to Texas.
Personal hygiene items are a priority.
See Brian Enright if you have questions about donating or volunteering to help with the collection of items.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Information and boxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child are available on the narthex table.
Please sign up to fill a box.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday Night Fellowship Suppers and Ministry Groups
September 27—6pm supper

VOLUNTEERS
The Stateline Pregnancy Center is seeking volunteers for this year’s Annual Walk Fundraiser. Saturday, September 30---9:00am Information is available on the narthex table



ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEPT. 25---MONDAY---6:30PM Executive Board Meeting

SEPT. 27---WEDNESDAY---1:00PM Women’s Bible Study

SEPT 27---WEDNESDAY---6:00PM Fellowship Supper & Ministry Groups

SEPT. 29---FRIDAY---10:00AM Worship Planning Meeting

SEPT. 30---SATURDAY---9:00AM Stateline Pregnancy Clinic Annual Walk

OCT. 8---SUNDAY---following Worship Birthday/Anniversary fellowship

OCT. 14---SATURDAY---8:30AM Community Outreach Food Distribution
                                                     Free Breakfast at River of Life Methodist Church
OCT. 16---MONDAY---6:30PM Diaconate Meeting

OCT. 29---SUNDAY Luncheon and Fall Congregational Meeting


Assisting in Worship Service October 1, 2017
Worship Leader – Duane Enright
Scripture Reader – Dick Crandell
Greeters – Donna Nelson