Bulletin 8-20-17

Bulletin 8-20-17



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
  • “Jesus Saves”
  • Offertory Prayer | Trey Winder
  • Giving | “Jesus is Worthy”
  • Brandon Glover, soloist
  • “You are God Alone with All Hail the Power”
  • “He is Able”
  • “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
  • Message | Dr. Jason Clark, Pastor
  • Invitation | “The Wonderful Cross”
  • Closing



Special Consideration

  • Flowers today are placed by Carolyn Hammond in memory of her nephew, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Todd Grubb.
  • Deacons of the Week
    • Jerry Howell
    • Todd Jewell
    • Bob Ketchersid
    • Richard Zuzart



Today’s Sermon:



From the series, “First Things First”

Driven by the Gospel (Culture) Part II

1 Timothy 1:3-5

By Dr. Jason Clark




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Sermon Outline:


Gospel doctrine – gospel culture = __________________

Gospel culture – gospel doctrine = ___________________

Gospel doctrine + gospel culture = ___________________


1 – The Gospel produces _______________

2 – The Gospel produces _______________

3 – The Gospel produces _______________

4 – The Gospel produces _______________

5 – The Gospel produces _______________





Wednesday, August 23  Dinner, Prayer Meeting, Choir, KidSing & AWANA






Labor Day

The Church office will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.



Church Staff Position The Church office has a part/full time position available for a Receptionist/Ministry Assistant. This person should be skilled in graphic publications, website management & general clerical tasks. Resumes can be submitted to Myra in the Church office or emailed to myra@fbcathens.com



Shoes for Orphan Souls

Boxes will be available in the Atrium and Fellowship Hall to place NEW shoes for vulnerable children around the world. Shoes will be accepted until August 31. For 17 years, Shoes for  Orphan Souls have helped to provide shoes for orphans and impoverished children around the world.



Sunday Nights Together Beginning September 10th  
at 5 PM, we will gather in the sanctuary for “Sunday Nights Together”, a brief time of worship and teaching followed by congregational prayer.



Women on Mission (WOM)

is a ministry for ladies in our church to get involved with local, regional, and international missions efforts. They have monthly meetings to discuss upcoming missions opportunities and pray for missionaries. If you have questions or would like to come for the first time, connect with Marsha Flanigan or Jean Harrill or call the church. Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30am is the next WOM meeting/luncheon!



FBC Scholarships

For members & relatives of current or former members of FBC and who are enrolled at Carson Newman University, the Carson Newman University Endowment and Rev. Ansell Baker Scholarship Funds are available. The Gussie Rose List Scholarship is available for ministerial and/or music students from our church to the college or their choice. Applications are available in the church office.



Operation Christmas Child

Now is the time to start shopping for school supplies for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. This year there are 2 changes regarding suitable items for the boxes. Samaritan’s Purse has asked that NO candy or toothpaste be included. Contact Tracey Hennessee at 423.421.2603 with any questions!



Ladies Prayer Team

will meet in the Prayer Room on Tuesday, September 5 at 1:30.



Discover First Baptist Class

Know anyone who has been visiting FBCA? Know someone who might be considering membership? Encourage them to come discover! “Discover First Baptist” is a 3-week class led by Pastor Jason that will meet Sunday mornings September 10, 17, 24 at 9:45am in the Church sanctuary. Topics include getting to know the pastor and the church, what we believe, what we value, and ways you can get involved. Spread the word! Invite a friend!







  • Last Week – $11,456.77


BUDGET TOTALS th­rough July 2017

  • Giving – $541,773.95
  • Expenses – $540,130.82


FORWARD GIVING th­rough July 2017

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Expenses – $3,496,501.17
  • Giving – $2,022,434.08
  • Loan Balance – $1,645,211.39
  • Last Week’s Giving – $4,680.00



  • Sunday Small Groups – 290
  • Sunday Worship – 473

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