WEEKLY BULLETIN

ELAM BAPTIST CHURCH


THE PURPOSE OF ELAM BAPTIST CHURCH IS TO MAGNIFY AND WORSHIP GOD THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP, EVANGELISM, MISSIONS, PRAYER AND MINISTRY.



THE LORD’S DAY, DECEMBER 16,  2018


Cordial greetings to each of you!  We rejoice in your presence here.  The Lord promised to be in the midest of those gathered in his name.  Let us claim that promise as we share our hearts and  voices in worshiping the living God.


MORNING WORSHIP

11:00 A.M.

Prelude                                                                                                 Janna G. Tucker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Welcome/Announcements/Prayer                                                 Pastor Jody  Bryant                                                                                                     

Lighting of the Advent Candle                                          George and Brenda Dudley

Hymn                                         “Joy to the World”                           Children's Choir

Hymn                                   “Silent Night, Holy Night”                   Children's Choir                                                                                                                                      

Children's Time                                                                                  John Paul Hearn

Hymn                            “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”                                  94             

Music Message                       “Mary, Did You Know?”                          Adult Choir

Offertory Hymn                   “O Come, All Ye Faithful”                                         89           

Offertory Prayer               

Offering

Music Message                                     “Noel”                                         Jozie Motes                                                                                                             

Message            “Being a Barnabas in a Pessimistic World?        Pastor Jody Bryant

                                                         Acts 11:23-26

Invitation Hymn                   “Wherever He Leads I'll Go”                                   285

Closing Hymn                           “Tell the Good News”                                         566



EVENING WORSHIP

6:00 P.M.


JESUS AND COFFEE BIBLE STUDY


ACTS, CHAPTER 11


                OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK

SUNDAY:  

  9:45 a.m. Bible Study

  6:00 p.m. Youth Activities  

  6:00 p.m. Children's Choir

  7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Practice


TUESDAY

  9:30 a.m. WOM Meeting

   

WEDNESDAY

  5:45 p.m. AWANA

  6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting


THURSDAY

  6:45 p.m. Merrymakers Meet

   

DEACONS-ON-CALL:  Harry and Sean Brannen


GREETERS:  Walt and Carol Landing


This is the time of the year that we show our appreciation and love to our pastor and our worship leader with a love offering.  A box is available for each on the table in the foyer.  Also, you may place your offering in an envelope marked for Tony or Jody through the Sunday School or Worship Service.


We are nearing our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Goal of $10,000.  To date approximately $8,000 has been given.  Pray and let God lead you in your offering.  God has blessed Elam in many ways this year.


Remember to pay for your poinsettias--$10.


Merrymaker Captains, let Anne Proctor know today how many Merrymakers plan on attending annual Christmas party.  Jordan's River will be presenting Christmas music.  If you are not a member of Merrymakers, you are invited to come join us for delicious food, fellowship, and entertainment.  Love offering will be taken.


Congratulations to Tony and the Adult Choir on the outstanding performance of the Christmas musical last Sunday.  If you didn't have an opportunity to tell them how much you enjoyed the musical, take time today.  


Parents, remember your younger youth or children cannot come to Sunday School, AWANA, or other activities if you don't bring them!




  







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