December 10, 2017 Worship Guide

Why Did You Do It? To Seek and Save - Luke 19:1-10

In the midst of a busy Christmas season, we must not forget why we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This morning, we are reminded Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost. 

Super Senior Luncheon For Those 55+

Tuesday, December 12 from 10:30am-12:30pm in the gymnasium. "A Year of Potpourri" Sights and Sounds of Christmas, special music by MICS, Delores Rowell, Bob Willeke and Emily Green. Lunch (by donation) catered by Carrabas. Reserve your spot by signing up in the foyer, call the church office or email Lynn at

Interested In Learning About FBCMI

Discovering First Baptist on sunday, December 10, at 9am in the gymnasium. Register on the website, scan the QR code or meet with a decision counselor after today's service. Childcare is available. Call Pastor Mark for more information.

Advent 2017 - Sign Up Today

Sign up today after the service for one of these opportunities: Gift Packaging (wrapping items to be taken as gifts) Monday, December 11 from 10-11:30am; Christmas Craft Team (bring your wire cutter/scissors, glue gun and creativity) Monday, December 11-11:30am; Food Shopping Team (picking up specific items for care packages); Prayer Team; Caroling Saturday, December 16 from 10-11am or 2-3pm, Sunday December 17 from 3-4pm, Monday, December 18 from 2-3 and Wednesday, December 20 from 6-7.

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24, 10:30am, 4:30pm & 6pm. Christmas Eve morning is at our regular Sunday morning worship time. There is no Sunday school. Nursery will be provided in all services for those 3 and under. Our two services will be that afternoon. Invite those around you to be a part of these times of worship!

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner is served from 4:45-6pm in the Atrium. Cost is $6/adults, $3.50/kids and $20 family max. Call the church office or email Karen at on Monday for reservations. Sonny's pulled pork, baked beans, green beans and roll or salad options: garden, chef or chicken Caesar

Help To Start New Groups

Today, immediately following the service! We plan to launch new, on and off campus, adult Bible study groups in 2018. Meet with Pastor Mark in the conference room following the worship service today or next Sunday, December 17 for more information.

Titus 2 Women

Thursday, December 14 from 9:30-11:30am in the Crossroads building. All ages are welcome. Free childcare with a reservation. Call Renee at x556 or email by Tuesday, December 5.

Two Services Survery Card

In the pews today is a survey card asking which service your family will most likely attend when we begin two services February 11, 2018. Fill out the card for your family and drop in the offering plates or if you prefer, this survey is also available online. Visit our website or scan the QR code.

Church-Wide Prayer & Fasting

Thursday, December 17 Guiding Prayer: 

Heavenly Father, You have called us to go into the nations. You teach us to obey everything You have commanded. Father, You tell us most importantly that we are to love You with all our hearts, our souls, our minds and with all our strength. We pray we would bear much fruit by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Lord, give me the courage, boldness, wisdom and knowledge to reach out to my five, my community and to be on mission, for You have equipped me for every good work through Your Scriptures. Lord, I believe Your Word id God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. I hear Your words and put them into practice. 
My desire is to bring honor and glory to Your name. Thank You in advance for all that You will do in and through me. 
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. I pray these things in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Matthew 28:16-20, 7:24-27, 12:29-31; Mark:16:15; Luke 24:47; John 13:13, 14:26, 15:8; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Scriptures To Soap For Next Week: Hebrews 2:14-15

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