WMU FOCUS SUNDAY Morning Worship February 14, 2016

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1 WMU FOCUS SUNDAY Morning Worship February 14, 2016 PRELUDE...(Enter to Worship)...Organist CHIMING OF THE HOUR...Organist WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS...Connie Oliver MISSION EMPHASIS...NC WMU...Responsive Reading BIRTHDAY RECOGNITIONS...Debbie Casey FELLOWSHIP TIME... This is the Day...*No. 359 THE LORD S PRAYER...(Please Stand)...Beth Thomas HYMN OF PRAISE... Serve the Lord with Gladness...*No. 495 MORNING PRAYER...Linda Sorrells OFFERTORY HYMN... Rescue the Perishing...*No. 559 (All children, K through 5 th grade, are dismissed at this time to go to Children s Church.) WORSHIP WITH HIS TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS INGATHERING...Heck-Jones Offering DOXOLOGY SPECIAL MUSIC...WMU Choir MESSAGE...Dr. Scott Kellum HYMN OF INVITATION... I Surrender All...No. 275 BENEDICTION...Anne Peedin POSTLUDE...(Depart to Serve)...Organist *Congregation Please Stand The flowers placed in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God, by Terry Rose INTERIM PASTOR...Dr. Scott Kellum ( ) DEACON CHAIRMAN...Richard Durham ( ) DEACON OF THE MONTH...Jeff Holt ( ) CHILDREN/YOUTH DIRECTORS...Derrick Pate ( ) Charity Pate ( ) MINISTER OF MUSIC...Lou Ann Leslie ( ) CHURCH SECRETARY...Debbie Teachey ( ) WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY TODAY WEDNESDAY 9:45 AM Sunday School 7:00 PM Called Business Mtg. 11:00 AM Morning Worship 7:00 PM Bible Study 11:00 AM Children s Church 7:00 PM Youth/Children in 5:00 PM Choir Practice Action/Mission Friends NURSERY / TODDLER ROOM WORKERS This Morning......Melissa Byrd / Debbie Clapp Logan Byrd Next Sunday Morning...Carla Johnson / Denise Godwin Luke Johnson Feb. 14 Moran Parker / Helen Nenichka 17 Jeff Holt 18 Andrew Kurczek 20 Heather Lowe ANNOUNCEMENTS * The Church sanctuary is now off limits for any events other than our normal worship services to allow construction start up for this phase of the R&R project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will provide an updated timeline for the planned work for this phase as we get closer. * The Choir will meet tonight for practice at 5 pm. * Today is the Ingathering for NC WMU and Heck-Jones Offering. The Our Church Goal is $ * There has been some interest from members to join the Fun and Fellowship Coed Church Softball League in Smithfield this coming April. If you are interested, please sign up on the bulletin board or see Chris Creech for more details.

2 ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTINUED * The books that have been removed from the church library are in the education building sitting on a table. If you have interest in any of the books, please look through them. There are some books that have been given in memory/honor of different people by different family members. Our plans are to finalize the cleanup and box up the Bibles, books with name tags, etc. in containers and move upstairs. We plan to move these after February 28 th. Thanks and if you have any questions, please see Tim Overbee, Mike Renfrow or Richard Durham. * There is an immediate need for workers on Wednesday nights in the Mission Friends Babies (nursery) class. If you can serve one or more Wednesday nights per month, please see Charity Pate as soon as possible. * We do not set a church goal for Baptist Retirement Homes, however, there will be a display of information and collection envelopes on the table under the bulletin board should anyone want to contribute to the upkeep and other needs of these homes. * Wednesday, February 17th Mission Friends Volunteers: Babies - Jeannine Creech and Melissa Byrd, Preschool Leader - Rose Hayes, Preschool Assistant - Carrie or Scott Moore; Children in Action Volunteers: Leaders - Amanda Murray and Charity Pate. * The Deacon Appreciation Banquet will be on Tuesday, February 16 th at Hocutt Baptist Church at 7 pm. Please see Richard Durham for tickets. Price is $12 per person. * The Building and Grounds Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 24 th at 8 pm. * The Brotherhood Breakfast will be on Sunday, February 28 th. * A pair of pink bifocal glasses was found in the church several weeks ago. If they belong to you, you will find them on the table beside the bulletin board. FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP February 7, 2016 Weekly Budget $3, Last Sunday $2, Under Budget $ <824.00> YTD Budget $ 69, YTD Collections $ 68, YTD Under Budget <$ 1,222.49> ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTINUED * The books that have been removed from the church library are in the education building sitting on a table. If you have interest in any of the books, please look through them. There are some books that have been given in memory/honor of different people by different family members. Our plans are to finalize the cleanup and box up the Bibles, books with name tags, etc. in containers and move upstairs. We plan to move these after February 28 th. Thanks and if you have any questions, please see Tim Overbee, Mike Renfrow or Richard Durham. * There is an immediate need for workers on Wednesday nights in the Mission Friends Babies (nursery) class. If you can serve one or more Wednesday nights per month, please see Charity Pate as soon as possible. * We do not set a church goal for Baptist Retirement Homes, however, there will be a display of information and collection envelopes on the table under the bulletin board should anyone want to contribute to the upkeep and other needs of these homes. * Wednesday, February 17th Mission Friends Volunteers: Babies - Jeannine Creech and Melissa Byrd, Preschool Leader - Rose Hayes, Preschool Assistant - Carrie or Scott Moore; Children in Action Volunteers: Leaders - Amanda Murray and Charity Pate. * The Deacon Appreciation Banquet will be on Tuesday, February 16 th at Hocutt Baptist Church at 7 pm. Please see Richard Durham for tickets. Price is $12 per person. * The Building and Grounds Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 24 th at 8 pm. * The Brotherhood Breakfast will be on Sunday, February 28 th. * A pair of pink bifocal glasses was found in the church several weeks ago. If they belong to you, you will find them on the table beside the bulletin board. FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP February 7, 2016 Weekly Budget $3, Last Sunday $2, Under Budget $ <824.00> YTD Budget $ 69, YTD Collections $ 68, YTD Under Budget <$ 1,222.49>

3 Prayer List February 14, 2016 Prayer List February 14, 2016 Mr. Stout Family (Lib R.) Bonnie Pilkington Family Marguerite Summerlin (Randy s Mom) Katherine Bradshaw (Linda s Mom) Dwight Sorrells Jon Lake (Lawrence s Son) Mr. Stout Family (Lib R.) Bonnie Pilkington Family Marguerite Summerlin (Randy s Mom) Katherine Bradshaw (Linda s Mom) Dwight Sorrells Jon Lake (Lawrence s Son) Terry Lipton Betty Lou Pope (Richard D.) Faye Garner Shannon Bowen Gerald Johnson David Loyd (Rusty S.) Henley Family (Missionaries In Philippines) Franky Garner Dwight & Linda Sorrells George Strickland Terry Lipton Betty Lou Pope (Richard D.) Faye Garner Shannon Bowen Gerald Johnson David Loyd (Rusty S.) Henley Family (Missionaries In Philippines) Franky Garner Dwight & Linda Sorrells George Strickland Mark Byrd Mark Byrd David Faison (Ruth S.) Ann Bland (Dick P.) Chad Edmundson Annie Paul Evelyn Edmundson Pearl Ingram Edna Faison (Ruth S.) Benny Parker Jimmy Strickland James and Hilda Overbee Joe Priest Family (Gerald P.) Church Renewal & Revitalization Plan Charles Howell Theramae Jackson (Richard D.) Tom Caddy Phyllis Pender Lori Byrd Janice Peedin Hazel Peedin and Family Jaylen Stanley Linda S. Niece & Nephew J.V. Renfrow (Mike s Dad) Our Nation Crisis Pregnancy Center David Faison (Ruth S.) Ann Bland (Dick P.) Chad Edmundson Annie Paul Evelyn Edmundson Pearl Ingram Edna Faison (Ruth S.) Benny Parker Jimmy Strickland James and Hilda Overbee Joe Priest Family (Gerald P.) Church Renewal & Revitalization Plan Charles Howell Theramae Jackson (Richard D.) Tom Caddy Phyllis Pender Lori Byrd Janice Peedin Hazel Peedin and Family Jaylen Stanley Linda S. Niece & Nephew J.V. Renfrow (Mike s Dad) Our Nation Crisis Pregnancy Center OUR MILITARY D. J. Smith - USA John Costa - USA OUR MILITARY D. J. Smith - USA John Costa - USA Brad Thompson ORDAINED MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL ORDAINED MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL Brad Thompson MISSIONARIES EUROPEAN PEOPLES A growing number of non-christians are found among university students in Finland. This pocket of unbelievers has left the Lutheran state church and other church denominations as well. Pray that they will encounter Christ and become active church members. MISSIONARIES EUROPEAN PEOPLES A growing number of non-christians are found among university students in Finland. This pocket of unbelievers has left the Lutheran state church and other church denominations as well. Pray that they will encounter Christ and become active church members.

4 Called Business Meetings for R&R Updates Our church is having Called Business Meetings every other Wednesday night. These will be held before Bible Study begins and will only last a few minutes. We are setting this up so Building and Grounds can provide R&R updates to the Church, and vote on items when needed. We will cancel at the beginning of Bible Study if no updates are needed. These meetings will focus on R&R updates only. Called Business Meetings for R&R Updates Our church is having Called Business Meetings every other Wednesday night. These will be held before Bible Study begins and will only last a few minutes. We are setting this up so Building and Grounds can provide R&R updates to the Church, and vote on items when needed. We will cancel at the beginning of Bible Study if no updates are needed. These meetings will focus on R&R updates only. Meeting Dates: February 17, 2016 March 2, 2016 March 16, 2016 March 30, 2016 Meeting Dates: February 17, 2016 March 2, 2016 March 16, 2016 March 30, 2016

5 Woman s Missionary Focus Sunday WMU Emphasis for : All for You - Surrender, Sacrifice, Serve WMU Overarching Focus: In , WMU will lead Christ followers to surrender completely by denying self; sacrifice willingly by taking up their cross; serve intentionally by following Christ into their community, state and world. Scripture Passage: Mark 8:31-38 (NIV) WMU Watchword: Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. - Mark 8:34 (NIV) In Mark 8:34, Jesus used three verbs to describe the action He desired: deny, take up, and follow. These three words are synonyms for the action words used in the WMU emphasis: All for You: Surrender, Sacrifice, Serve. SURRENDERING to God s plan is a statement that we will not live for self. We will live for Him and what He needs us to do to promote His Kingdom. God s plan may mean SACRIFICING our current career to serve in a third world country; sacrificing the comforts of home by going to the outback of a foreign country where electricity and clean running water can be limited. SERVING others comes naturally to some but to others it can be difficult. Serving others simply put, is serving Christ. Now that we know what Jesus desires from us, how do you stack up? Something for all of us to think about. To learn more about missions and serving others, please consider joining WMU at Pine Level Missionary Baptist Church. Your heart will be full and the feeling of jumping with both feet in and serving others will be gratifying. Your child can also benefit by being a member of Mission Friends and Children in Action! We are here to learn about missions and serve when needed! Let us know how we can get you connected. Woman s Missionary Focus Sunday WMU Emphasis for : All for You - Surrender, Sacrifice, Serve WMU Overarching Focus: In , WMU will lead Christ followers to surrender completely by denying self; sacrifice willingly by taking up their cross; serve intentionally by following Christ into their community, state and world. Scripture Passage: Mark 8:31-38 (NIV) WMU Watchword: Then He called the crowd to Him along with His disciples and said: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. - Mark 8:34 (NIV) In Mark 8:34, Jesus used three verbs to describe the action He desired: deny, take up, and follow. These three words are synonyms for the action words used in the WMU emphasis: All for You: Surrender, Sacrifice, Serve. SURRENDERING to God s plan is a statement that we will not live for self. We will live for Him and what He needs us to do to promote His Kingdom. God s plan may mean SACRIFICING our current career to serve in a third world country; sacrificing the comforts of home by going to the outback of a foreign country where electricity and clean running water can be limited. SERVING others comes naturally to some but to others it can be difficult. Serving others simply put, is serving Christ. Now that we know what Jesus desires from us, how do you stack up? Something for all of us to think about. To learn more about missions and serving others, please consider joining WMU at Pine Level Missionary Baptist Church. Your heart will be full and the feeling of jumping with both feet in and serving others will be gratifying. Your child can also benefit by being a member of Mission Friends and Children in Action! We are here to learn about missions and serve when needed! Let us know how we can get you connected.

6 RESPONSIVE READING LEADER: Lord, you call us to surrender both heart and life. You ask us to surrender our hearts, for You cannot work with hearts that deny You. You ask us to deny the self that stands in Your way. You ask us to leave behind the old and take up the new. You call us to surrender completely. AUDIENCE: We surrender our hearts and self completely to You, Lord. Take them. Mold them. Shape them as You desire. LEADER: Lord, You call us to surrender our will and our ways. You remind us that nothing we have is ours. All of it belongs to You. AUDIENCE: We surrender all that we have to You--our actions, our thoughts, our words, and our resources. We want to be your disciples. LEADER: Lord, You call us to sacrifice willingly. You will accept nothing less. Your sacrifice of self brought us new life. Your life in us becomes our joy. AUDIENCE: We sacrifice willingly. LEADER: Lord, You call us to serve intentionally. You call us to serve You in all places near and far, in the familiar and the unfamiliar, the peaceful places and those filled with unrest and full of trouble. AUDIENCE: We will follow You to the people and the places where You send us. We will take up our cross and follow You. LEADER: Jesus says, I require nothing but all of you. AUDIENCE: We surrender completely. We sacrifice willingly. We serve intentionally. We give our ALL FOR YOU. By Sheryl Churchill Buckner, retired after serving 37 years as a WMU staff member LEADER: In sacrificing, we are meant to give in, give away, and go. We are meant to give all so that the world may know Your love. AUDIENCE: We sacrifice willingly so that others will find eternal life through You. LEADER: Lord, your grace allows us to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of following You. AUDIENCE: We do not sacrifice out of obligation but out of love for Your work of grace in us. (Over)

7 (Back Page) FOCUS ON WMU Which of these is part of WMU? A. Mission Friends B. Children in Action C. Women on Mission D. All of the above! If you guessed D, you re right! And one of these WMU age-level organizations is just right for you! WMU Leadership Team WMU Director...Beth Thomas WMU Assistant Director...Connie Oliver Church Wide Missions Coordinator...Beebe Parker Women on Missions Facilitator I...Anne Peedin Children in Action Leaders...Charity Pate & Amanda Murray Mission Friends Leaders...Jeannine Creech, Vicki Smith, Jessica Grzywecz, Melissa Byrd, Patty & Tim Overbee, Sherry Holt, Nanda Jones, Rose Hayes, Carrie & Scott Moore