FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH A Place To Belong Sunday, December 28th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. www.firstbaptistregina.ca FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Welcome in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Bibles (blue cover) and hymnbooks (brown cover) are provided for your use. A nursery is available in the lower hall for infants and toddlers. Washrooms are also located in the lower hall. If you wish to have a cushion or hard of hearing headset, please speak to one of the ushers who will be happy to obtain these items for you. We invite you to complete one of the blue Visitor Cards in the pew rack and place it in the offering plate toward the end of the worship service. This will help us get to know you better! Please silence cell phones and other electronics. Speak softly, move Many people have allergies to fragrances and perfumes, so we try to keep our church a scent-free zone in consideration of the health and wellbeing of others! Thank you! Sh -onDuty will be pleased to meet with you following the worship service. Please come to the front, west side pew. We encourage you to prepare for worship this morning. Read and reflect on the Scripture lessons listed in the service bulletin; pray for right the Bible. Perhaps this prayer may help you begin your preparation today: Almighty God, You have poured upon us the new light of Your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with AYou, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. Ushers: William Crook (Head Usher) Bill & Alice Pompu Eileen Hutton Deacon on Duty: N/A Greeters: Sanctuary: Pearl Bretz Balcony: William & Janet Romanuk Elevator: Gibril Butoy AV Ministry: Hilary Ryan & Matt Field Service of Worship The First Sunday After Christmas *Indicates congregation is invited to stand as able* 1 Music for Gathering *The Introit Christa Walsh Joy to the World Congregation Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; sing. Welcome Reflective Moment Joel Russell-MacLean THE APPROACH: THE PRAISE AND WORSHIP OF GOD Call to Worship Invocation or the Collect *Hymn of Praise Joel Russell-MacLean O Come, All Ye Faithful (vs. 1 & 2) #145 (The children will proceed to the front of the church during this hymn.) Presentation of Children Dedication of Parents *Hymn of Praise Belune & Donciel Nirushe Joel Russell-MacLean O Come, All Ye Faithful (v. 3) #145 ( .) Gift of Music David & John Nelson CONFESSION OF SIN Call to Confession Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Gift of Music John Nelson (by request) Rob Nelson THE WORD OF GOD READ Scripture Readers Randy Shumay Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 63:7-9 (O.T. pg. 693) Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 148 Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights! Congregation: Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His host! 2 Leader: Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars! Congregation: Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Leader: Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created. Congregation: He established them forever and ever; He fixed their bounds which cannot be passed. Leader: Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all the deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling His command! Congregation: Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! Leader: Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Congregation: Young men and women alike, old and young together! Leader: Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; Congregation: His glory is above earth and heaven. Leader: He has raised up a horn for His people, ALL: Praise for all His faithful, for the people of Israel who are close to Him. Praise the Lord! *Gloria Patri #623 Congregation Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen. The Epistle: Hebrews 2:10-18 (N.T. pg. 219) The Gospel: Matthew 2:13-18 (N.T. pg. 2) Reader: People: This is the Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God! THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED Hymn of Preparation Sermon 3 What Child Is This? #137 Kayely Rich RESPONSE TO THE WORD AND RETURN TO THE WORLD *Hymn of Response O Holy Night Congregational Life and Ministry Call to Prayer Prayers of People #148 John Nelson Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Our Gifts & Offerings Christa Walsh *Response Of Praise O Come, Let Us Adore Him Congregation O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. glory, Christ the Lord. The Benediction *Choral Benediction Kayely Rich Congregation Sent forth by our true faith confessing, The people of God from this dwelling take leave. The service has ended, O now be extended The fruits of our worship in all who believe. The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching, Shall blossom in action for God and for all. Music For Departing Christa Walsh who shared our sorrow during our time of loss. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated. ~The Gilchrist Family~ 4 December 21st, 2014 Worship Attendance Morning Worship 180 Preparing For Next Sunday: Scripture Lessons For January 4th Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 New Testament Lesson Matthew 2:1-12 A Time For Friends mid-January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. The Deacons would like to invite you to a Town Hall Meeting after church on January 25th, 2015. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a safe and gracious in a way which will help FBC move forward and thrive. Stay tuned for details. 1. SANCTUARY CHOIR WANTS YOU! Prayerfully consider joining the Sanctuary Choir family for 2015. First rehearsal for 2015 is Thursday, January 15. Contact Pastor John for more information. 2. JUBELLATION RINGERS First rehearsal for 2015 is Tuesday, January 13th. If you read music and would be interested in joining this enthusiastic group, please contact Pastor John. 3. EASTER ALLELUIA Sunday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. 5 2014 YEAR-END PROCEDURES In order to clarify year-end procedures please note the following: Payables Would all commission and committee members or other persons holding receipts for payment please submit them to the office as soon as they are received. This allows us to close the books for 2014 as quickly as possible in January and proceed with the year end. Tax Receipts All donations for 2014 must be received in the mailbox by midnight on December 31. Any mail containing donations postmarked by December 31 will also be accepted. Thank you all for your generous support of and involvement with the ministries of First Baptist Church. May this Christmas bring peace, joy, hope and love to your life. Sincerely, Krista Johnstone Financial Administrator NEWS FROM CANADIAN BAPTIST MINISTRIES (CBM): East Asia: prayer. Not only do we work alongside local churches in Canada to help mobilize their members for mission, for over 20 years our field staff helped plant churches among the Asian diaspora in Latin America. For the past six years, we have supported evangelism and discipleship training among graduate students from East Asia who are studying in Europe. Please pray for these students as the vast majority of them will assume leadership roles within society after they return home. Pray that their exposure to the Christian faith and fellowship overseas will help equip them for leadership within the church in their home countries. Kwoks in Thailand: Conrad and Fiona Kwok serve with CBM in Thailand in the areas of leadership formation and community development. They work in collaboration with the Bethel Bible Institute (BBI) to provide training for young church leaders from mainland China, Northern Thailand and Burma. They ask for prayer on behalf of the students and for first year students adjusting to their 2015 and for the Kwoks in their teaching opportunities, for wisdom, eff 6 MONDAY 1:30 P.M. LEGO LEAGUE LIBRARY/LOWER HALL/NURSERY WEDNESDAY . OFFICE CLOSED THURSDAY . OFFICE CLOSED SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. COMBINED MORNING WORSHIP SANCTUARY PRAYER CHAIN for himself or herself, a loved one or a friend, please contact Pearl Bretz (prayer chain coordinator) 757-3176 with the information. If anyone is ill and wishes to have ministers and/or deacons come and pray for healing and/or anoint with oil (James 5:14), you may make arrangements for such by contacting Annabel Robinson 761-1458 Rev. Dr. Mark G. McKim, Sr. Minister Rev. John Nelson Jr., Assoc. Minister Rev. Joel Russell-MacLean, Assoc. Minister Krista Johnstone, Financial Administrator Erin Angus, Administrative Assistant DIACONATE/TRUSTEES Chair Martha Pauls Vice-Chair John Hillmer Secretary Treasurer Erwin Ziolkowski Member Annabel Robinson Murray Wolfe Heather Holtslander Derrick Bellows Esther Wiens Rev. Zabiak Cung Biaka FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH STAFF (ext 222) Sound Room (ext 223) Rev. Dr. George Baxter, Minister Emeritus (ext 224) George McKenzie, Custodian (ext 225) Dr. Mark Anderson, Organist (ext 221) Christa Walsh, Pianist FIRST KAREN BAPTIST CHURCH STAFF (ext 226) Rev. Eh Tha Wah Pastor Pusay Ly (ext 226) (ext 228) Member Member Honourary (ext 226) OUR MINISTRY PARTNERSHIPS Youth For Christ (James Clifford) 347-1900 Katepwa Lake Camp (Jimmy Schimmel) First Baptist Place 525-2256 359-0859 CONTACT First Baptist Church 306-359-1450 2241 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK, S4P 0S4 First Baptist Church Fax Number 306-352-3338 E-mail: [email protected] www.firstbaptistregina.ca OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. Friday 7 Closed 4:00 p.m.
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