Bulletin 7-29-18

Bulletin 7-29-18



Welcome Visitors!



We are honored with your visit! You and your family are important to us and we gladly welcome your presence. If you would, please fill out the visitor information on the front of the bulletin, tear out the tab, and place it in the offering plate. Ushers are also present to take the tear-off at your convenience. We would like to contact you, but we promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!



Order of Worship:



  • Prelude | “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
  • Welcome and Words of Ministry | Buddy Kinard
  • Hymn | “Holy, Holy, Holy” (page 68, Baptist Hymnal)
  • Offertory Prayer | Garry Shipp
  • Giving | “Amazing Grace”
  • “Freedom”
    • It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner”
    • Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song? Francis Scott Key
  • “America the Beautiful” | soloist Kathy Bessom
    • Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 33:12)
  • “Ancient Words”
    • Your Word is very sure. O Lord, Your house is holy forever. (Psalm 93:5)
  • “Let Freedom Ring”
    • So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)
  • “Our Only Hope”
    • Lord, let Your loving-kindness be upon us as we put our hope in You. (Psalm 33:22)
  • Closing
    • Benediction | “If My People Will Pray”


Narrators:  Bill Bessom, Mary Kennedy, Bill Sikes



Special Consideration:

  • Flowers today are placed in honor and in memory of former choir members.
  • Deacons of the Week:
    • David Offutt
    • Don Harrill
    • David Wilkey
    • Billy Tindell



This Week:


  • Tuesday – Basketball Open Gym @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome to come and play pick-up basketball.
  • Wednesday – Family Dinner at 5 PM, Prayer Meeting, Adult Choir, Fun in the Son, and One|Together (youth) at 6 PM.
  • Thursday – Senior Adult Choir practice at 10 AM, Senior Game Day at 11:30 AM





We have scheduled the following to preach in these upcoming services:

  • Aug 5th – Tommy Campbell
  • Aug 12th – Dr. Carroll Golden
  • Aug 19th – Dr. Carroll Golden
  • Aug 26th – Matthew Bond
  • Sept 2nd- Dr. Carroll Golden



There will be no Adult Choir practice this Wednesday evening. Regular practice will resume on Wednesday, August 8th.



Exciting things are happening in our Sunday School classes! If you are not already in a class and are looking for a small group:

  • the Young Adult 3 Sunday School class will begin a MacArthur study on the book of James starting August 5th in room 201B.
  • the Adult 2 Sunday School class invites you to join them as they study the book of Revelation. The class meets each Sunday at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.





CrossTraining for Kids – begins August 15th!  more information available in the Welcome Center



Last Week:


Attendance – July 22nd

  • Sunday School – 243
  • Sunday Worship – 456



  • Last Week $ 15,318.22

BUDGET TOTALS (Through June 2018)

  • Giving – $427,522.97
  • Expenses – $ 431,742.16


FORWARD GIVING (Through June 2018)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $603,401.23
  • Last Week’s Giving $4,395.00
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Proj. Giving – $ 2,289,891.00
  • Loan Balance – $ 1,431,748.17




Pastors and Staff:


  • Tim Ellis, Min. of Music
  • Drew Byers, Min. of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Min. Dir.