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10:00 A.M.
Worship/Childcare: childcare is provided for children under the age of four.
Children 4 years old thru kindergarten may attend children’s church
in room 249. An usher will be glad to direct you to the childcare ministry
located on the second floor.
Mike Head
arr. Cottrell
Please note that numbers are included for all hymns found in The Baptist Hymnal.
Welcome and Fellowship
“Firm Foundation”
“One Thing Remains”
“Man of Sorrows”
Hymn of Fellowship 231
“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
Praise Chorus
Song of Assurance
Special Music
Greg Steeves
Hebrews 11:8-10; Genesis 1, 2, 4a
Hymn of Commitment 412
“My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”
Offertory Prayer
Worship with Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Music
“Feels Like Redemption”
Tim Knipp
Volume 15 Issue 32 August 10, 2014
Burn the Note!
Special Offering
Over and above your tithe
designated to Higher, Greater,
Special Emphasis
Giving: Sept. 14
$3.7 mil
$3.5 mil
$3 mil
“Share His Love”
Sharing of Spiritual Decisions
Departing Song 567
All lyrics used by permission. CCLI 1049583
$2 mil
$1.5 mil
$1 million
New office hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Church staff
remaining: $2.5 mil
Larry Gilmore, Interim Pastor
Mike Head, Associate Pastor of Administration
Todd Arnold, Minister of Music
Alex Melton, Minister of Youth & Students
Bill Stone, Associate Pastor of Family Life
Steve Farris, Assistant Pastor for
Outreach, Adult Education and Missions
Colleen Cox, Recreation Coordinator
You are as unique as the next snowflake! You have a DNA that identifies
you from every other person who has ever lived. Your fingerprints are so designed
that the print you leave some place will allow others to
track you down if they so desire and take sufficient time.
The places you have lived and the influences in your life
have impacted your life and helped to mold you into the
person you are today. Introduce Jesus Christ into your life
and He uses all of these identifiable markers to continue
to mold and shape you into the person He wants you to
become. His ability allows Him to use the good, the bad,
and the ugly experiences of our lives…like flour, oil, raw
eggs, etc. to make something good. All of these
experiences and identifiable markers serve for one main
purpose…to give you a story that is uniquely yours.
In “How to Tell Your Story,” you will be guided in identifying the key
turning points in your life and putting them down so that you can communicate
your story with clarity when God gives you that opportunity. The process is a fun
one and one that will encourage your heart as you hear others who volunteer to
share a part of their stories with the group.
You are invited to participate in this learning and enlightening process
TONIGHT at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It will be interactive and
encouraging. There will be a lite snack after about 50 minutes and then we will
conclude by 8:00 p.m.
Praise the Lord for what he accomplished through
you on Street Shoe Sunday! More than 50 teams hit
the streets. Thank you for your participation and
Deacons of the Week
Joe Church - Chief Deacon
Chris Gaby, Farrell Cox
Wednesday Dinner - 08/13
Barbeque chicken, green beans,
slaw, corn, dessert
Wednesday Volunteers - 08/13
5:00 p.m. - Carol Rice, Carol & Jerry
Joyner, Kevin Cochrane
5:45 p.m. - Ruth Ann Southerlan,
Fran & Charlie Hutchinson
Extended Session - 08/10
Infants - Patricia Fuller,
Linda Gilmore
Creepers/Toddlers - Jill Harper,
Janet Fowler
2 year olds - Mike & Keli Isabell
3 year olds - Tom & Nancy Sliger
August 3, 2014
Budget Goal per Week
Budget Gifts this Week
Difference from Goal
Total Designated Gifts
Total Gifts this Week
Budget Goal to Date
Budget Gifts to Date
Difference from Goal
Budget Gifts to Date Last Year
Increase (Decrease) from Prior Year
HGT Year to Date
HGT Total Gifts
August 3, 2014
General Officers
Total in Sunday School
Someone once said, "Experience is a good teacher, but she gives the test
first and then the lesson." That's certainly true, and based on many of life's
experiences, we frequently fail the test before we can benefit from the lesson.
The formula "e equals mc2" is familiar to many college students but
understood by very few people. Most of us know it had something to do with
Einstein and was the formula that led to the release of enormous energy and to the
nuclear age. Similarly, in funding the local church, "e" might stand for every, "m" for
member, "c" for commitment, and the "2" for the effort multiplied by itself. The fruit
of that kind of effort is much more powerful than what Einstein discovered, even as
Jesus described it in Matthew 21:22 — "And everything you ask in prayer, believing,
you shall receive."
Right now, as we consider the opportunity to support the ministries here at
First Baptist Church, God is putting us to the test. As Gordon Moyes stated,
"Responsible giving or stewardship is not man's way of raising money, but God's
way of raising people. . . .The church's budget is not a list of its expenses, but a
record of its vision. It is not a list of bills to be met, but a program of ministry to be
As each of us prayerfully considers what God would have us give, and as we
obey what God asks of us, we can trust Him to provide the resources. That's a test
— a test of where we are spiritually much more than where we are financially. It's a
test of us as individuals and of us as a church. The question is whether or not we
really believe that God has the power and ability to bless our obedience "beyond all
that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20).
How are you doing concerning God's tests regarding money in your life? If
God's provision in your life in the days ahead depends on how you obey His leading
now concerning your giving, what will the future be like for you?
It just might, you know. . . .
August 19
6:30-9:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
Small group leaders, Sunday School leaders,
preschool, children, youth & adult teachers
and leaders join us for specialized training.
Reading through the
Bible Reading Plan
Aug. 10: Neh. 8-9, Ps. 37:1-22,
Mark 16
Aug. 11: Neh. 10, Ps. 37:23-40,
Luke 1
Aug. 12: Neh. 11, Ps. 38, Luke 2
Aug. 13: Neh. 12-13, Ps. 39,
Luke 3
Aug. 14: Est. 1-2, Ps. 40, Luke 4
Aug. 15: Est. 3-5, Ps. 41, Luke 5
Aug. 16: Est. 6-10, Ps. 42, Luke 6
Bulletin Board
Street Shoe Sunday Followup
Starting Wednesday, August 13 @ 5:30 p.m.
Come join us as we follow up with visits made on Street
Shoe Sunday. We need you!
Beth Moore’s Daniel Study
Starting Wednesday, August 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Room 177
Ladies of all age are invited to join us for this Bible study.
Gatherings 4x4 Pot Luck Lunch
Sunday, August 17 @ 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
All families participating in 4x4 in the last year are invited.
Please bring food for your family and enough to share with
others. For more info contact Brenda Gaw, Jennifer Riddick
or Vivian Thompson.
Volleyball Signups
Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in FLC
Rosters and $110 team fee are due at this time. Rosters will
not be accepted before or after this time. Games are played
on Tuesday, Thursday and possibly Monday nights with divisions for youth, beginning, and experienced players.
Great Move in Day at TTU
Thursday, August 21 @ 9:30 a.m. at the BCM
We will be helping freshmen and other TTU students move
into their dorms. We need people to help move stuff into the
buildings, to hand out water and most importantly to talk to
students and their families, show the love of Jesus, and invite them to First Baptist. People can come and go as they
have time. Contact Alex to let him know if you can help out.
Thousands of students are moving to Cookeville for the first
time, help them find a Cookeville church.
Provide Lunch for College Small Group
Starting September 7 @ 11:30 a.m.
It's Christmas in
August time. Pick up
your bag from a GA
With college small group being at 11:30, we would like to
provide them a small lunch while they meet. That is where
you can be a critical part of our college ministry by providing
this lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet our college
students, get to know them, and show in a tangible way how
much we love our college students. Sign up as a family, a
group of families, or as a Sunday School class. Contact Alex
for more information or to sign up for a Sunday.
Sunday, August 10
8:45 A.M.
Sunday School
College Community
10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship
Junior Church Chapel
11:30 A.M.
Senior Adult Luncheon
4:00 P.M.
What’s It Mean to Be a
Christian Class #252
5:00 P.M.
Bible Drill Resumes
Bible Buddies Resume
6:00 P.M.
How to Share Your
Story- Fellowship Hall
Monday, August 11
10:00 A.M.
Happy Travelers to
Mary Bobo’s
Tuesday, August 12
8:45 A.M.
Wednesday, August 13
3:00 P.M.
Open Gym
4:00 P.M.
Luminesce Resumes
4:30 P.M.
Youth on Mission
5:00 P.M.
Supper Line Opens
Child/Preschool Choirs
5:25 P.M.
Chi Rho Youth Choir
5:30 P.M.
Celebrate Rec # 142
Pastor’s Search Com.
Street Shoe 102
6:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting Chapel
Women’s Bible Study
Sanctuary Choir
Mission Groups
Encounter (Youth)
7:00 P.M.
Hispanic Service #145
8:30 P.M.
Men’s Basketball
Thursday, August 14
Friday, August 15
8:45 A.M.
9:30 A.M.
Fun Friday
6:00 P.M.
Youth Friday Night
Free For All
Saturday, August 16
Sunday, August 17
8:45 A.M.
Sunday School
College Community
10:00 A.M.
Morning Worship
11:30 A.M.
4x4 Pot Luck Lunch
4:00 P.M.
What’s It Mean to Be a
Christian Class #252
5:00 P.M.
Bible Drill #329
Bible Buddies #324
6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship in