October 23, 2016 - Bulletin


Worship Order


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness; 

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God.

It is he who made us and we are his;

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.

—Psalm 100, NIV

*Hymn of praise - “Be Exalted, O God” - #32

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering - “Eternal Life”

*Song of Thanksgiving - “Doxology” - #815

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

Gospel Reading - Matthew 5: 1-12 (focus vs. 7-9) - p. 1038

*Hymn of Preparation - “Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us” - #688

Message - “Bridgebuilders” - Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation - “We’ve a Story to Tell the Nations” - #446

*If you are able, please stand


October Benevolence – World Mission Offering

Each year, the World Mission Offering (WMO) casts a spotlight on a different part of the world - giving American Baptists a personal, front row seat to the powerful ministries that are changing lives for Christ around the globe.  This year, WMO is excited to share the spiritual revival happening in Baptist churches right now in CUBA!  Cuba’s spitual awakening - and the many other amazing things God is doing around the world - are exciting testimonies that “with God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

(taken from WMO website)

Pizza Bash! Saturday, October 29, 6PM

Please join us for the first Bash of the season.  We will also be creating Thanksgiving Cards for the residents at Riverview Estates that cannot be with family on Thanksgiving.  Bring your family and friends and one pizza per family for an evening of fun and food.  Please see Amanda with any questions.

New Book Study

Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born, Hope is Here by Max Lucado.  Beginning Sunday, October 30 at 9:30am.  Come and join us in preparation for the Christmas season.  See Amanda Boulton for details.


Tonight - 7:oo PM - IBC

Tuesday - 7:30 PM - Choir Practice

Thursday - 7:30 PM - IBC

Friday - 4:30 PM - Treasure Hunters