Bulletin 12-10-17

Bulletin 12-10-17



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 promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!



Order of Worship


  • Welcome and Words of Ministry
  • Advent Celebration | Wes & Emily Wilhoit
  • “Almost There” Medley
  • “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
  • KidSing
  • Offertory Prayer | Rick Kennedy
  • Giving | “Noel” | Soloist Kim Bivens
  • Message | Dr. Jason Clark, Pastor
  • Invitation | “Crown Him With Many Crowns”
  • Closing




Special Consideration


  • Our deepest sympathy to Brenda Rollo in the loss of her father, Carroll Clark.
  • Our deepest sympathy to Jimmie Sue Yeager in the loss of her sister, Phyllis Lee Reddell.
  • Deacons of the Week
    • Trey Winder
    • John Duggan
    • Carl Creasman
    • Rick Kennedy



Today’s Sermon



From the series, “The Gospel of John”

By Dr. Jason Clark

John 8:48-59

What Christ Teaches Us about Responding to Persecution



Sermon Outline



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John 8:48-59


1—Seek God’s ____________ and not men’s ____________

2—Stand on the ____________

3—Share the Great ____________ of the Bible




This Week



  • TONIGHT – This evening at 5 PM, KidSing presents “The Christmas County Spelling Bee.” This musical will deepen our faith and grow our love for Jesus as we reflect on His character qualities revealed through His many names. They will remind all of us of the wonder of His coming as we respond in worship, while our preschoolers will be sharing songs of Christmas as only they can.
  • Monday—Finance meeting at @ 6 PM, Deacons meeting @ 7 PM – Monthly Meetings are Monday, December 11th. Finance Meeting at 6 PM and Deacons Meeting at 7 PM. Deacon wives also meet for prayer at 7 PM in the Atrium.
  • Tuesday—Women on Mission @ 10:30 AM – Women on Mission International Mission study, “Russia,” presented by Mary Kennedy at the WOM monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 12th at 10:30 AM. All missions-minded people encouraged to attend. Learn about the culture and spiritual needs.
  • Wednesday—Family Dinner, Prayer Meeting, Adult Choir, KidSing and AWANA
  • Thursday – Widows/Widowers Banquet will be Thursday, December 14th at 12 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center.







Sunday, December 17th at 10:45 AM – our Adult Choir and Orchestra will be joining our Pastor to share the incomparable story of Almighty God reaching down to redeem fallen man. This miraculous story is the very reason for the season and should lead us to repent, rejoice and worship Him together.




Last Week




  • Last Week – $26,672.00


BUDGET TOTALS Through Nov. 2017

  • Giving – $ 824,819.22
  • Expenses – $839,935.80


FORWARD GIVING Through Nov. 2017

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Giving – $2,100,100.16
  • Loan Balance – $1,585,138.63
  • Last Week’s Giving – $7,795.00


ATTENDANCE – December 3

  • Sunday Small Group – 273
  • Sunday Worship – 472




Pastors and Staff


  • Jason Clark, Pastor
  • Tim Ellis, Minister of Music
  • Drew Byers, Minister of Youth
  • Karen Ellis, Children’s Ministry Director

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