December 18, 2016 - Bulletin


Worship Order


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 - p.633

*Hymn of praise - “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” - #688

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading - Isaiah 7:10-16 - p. 740

Offering - “Words of Isaiah”

*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

NT Reading - Romans 1:1-7 - p. 1205

*Hymn of Preparation - “It Came upon a Midnight Clear” - #251

Gospel Reading - Matthew 1:18-25 - p. 1036

Message - “The Sign of Peace” - Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation - “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” - #245

*If you are able, please stand


December Benevolence – RMMO

In 1977, American Baptist Churches USA launched the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to continue this tradition of thanks.  Today, RMMO is a tangible way for the American Baptist congregations to say “Thank you for …” the commitment, service and spiritual guidance of retired ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses.  (taken from their website)

Christmas at Central Baptist

Christmas Eve Service will be held at 6:30PM.

Christmas Day Service will be held at 10:30AM.  We will worship around the table and enjoy a pot-luck brunch.  Everyone is encouraged to come comfy-casual, and sign up with what item they will share at the celebration.  Sign up sheet is on the table in Fellowship Hall.


WERLEE Returns!  Thursday, December 29, 8pm.  This year will be a dessert only event.  Please bring a wrapped "re-gift" to exchange.  See Amanda Boulton for details. (White Elephant Re-gifting Left-over Exchange Extravaganza)

Urban Promise

Please take note of the lovely Christmas card on the bulletin board from our friends at Urban Promise.

Ordination Service

The ordination service of Pastor Randy Van Osten will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4PM at the First Baptist Church of Pitman.  A ordination dinner reception will follow hosted by the First Baptist Church of Pitman.  Please RSVP by January 8th to


Tonight - 6:30 PM - QUEST

  • 7:oo PM - IBC

Tuesday - 7:30 PM - Choir Practice

Thursday - 7:30 PM - IBC