Sunday Bulletin

Today is Baptist Men’s Day here at First Baptist. We give attention to the ministry and outreach of this group of men in our church. Their purpose is to share the love of Jesus through action in the community.


Morning Worship

                                                                                                 February 18, 2018

Preparation for Worship

I volunteer at a local prison, and I am humbled to be around the men of F Block. Many of the men have lost almost everything: their families, jobs, homes, and reputations. But they have not lost the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They know that through the love of God they can turn their lives around and become the men they believe God wants them to be. I always ask each man his prayer requests, and almost all of them ask for the Lord to continue to strengthen their faith. Seeing the undying love for God and strong faith in Jesus Christ among men who have lost so much is the greatest testimony to the transformative power of God I have ever witnessed.    Dave Shiple

Prayer of Preparation                                                                  Jimmy Brown

Prelude                                                                                                 B.J. Lyle

Words of Welcome

*Congregational Call to Worship (Psalm 25)                       Ronnie Thompson

LEADER:   To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

PEOPLE:   Let none who look to you be put to shame; let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

 LEADER:   Show me your ways, O LORD, and teach me your paths.

 PEOPLE:   Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.

 LEADER:   Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love, for they are from everlasting.

PEOPLE:   Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.

 LEADER:   Gracious and upright is the LORD; therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

PEOPLE:   He guides the humble in doing right and teaches his way to the lowly.  All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

 *Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                            Steve Barnes

*Praise Songs                                “Do Lord”

                                        “Change My Heart, O God”

 Pastoral Prayer

Musical Meditation                  “Send the Light”                           Baptist Men

*Offertory Hymn                     “Victory in Jesus”                               Page 353

*Offertory Statement                                                                    Scott Smith

Psalm 4:5  Offer right sacrifices and trust in the LORD.  Your offerings should be sacrifices of praise before your God. Offer your very best to Him.

 Offertory                                                                                           B.J. Lyle


*Scripture                               Jonah 1:1-5                        Hank Edmondson

Special Music           “Just a Little Talk with Jesus”                   Baptist Men

Message                                                                                David Carraway

*Invitation Hymn                   “Have Faith in God”                      Page 536


*Choral Response

Lectionary Readings

Week of February 18, 2017

Monday       Luke 22:24-30

Tuesday       Isaiah 41:8-10

Wednesday   Luke 16:10-13

Thursday     Matthew 12:15-21

Friday         1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Saturday     John 15:12-16

Sunday (February 25)

Genesis 17: 1-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month – Scott Smith

Office Administrator- Danita Davis



CHURCH FAMILY: Gracen Rogers, Ethel Browning, Jasper Allen, George Boyd, John Smith, Hope Stanton, Oliver Lucas, Pat Kost, Clifford Frymier, Austin Rogers, John Lewis, Barbara Peyton, Larry Nicholson.

OTHER CONCERNS: Our military and our nation, Charlene Miller (Sister of Steve Barnes), Annie Laurie Griffith (Mother of Dee Gee Griffith), Donald Humphrey, Ann Turlington, Dr. Larry Watson, Diane Cole, Marie Perry (Aunt of Dee Gee Griffith), Wendy Conner, Curtis Kent, Sr., Bud Respess, Jason Phelps, Demetrius Gathers, Elwood Sprouse, Alice Wilson (Mother of Karen Pruette), Essie Rath, Lauren Dymek (Great Niece of Beth Thomspon), Valoire Hassell, Johnny Swain, Hazel Jarrell, Olive Hassell, Albert Phelps, Mary Crews (Niece of Robyn Lloyd), Billy Daniels, Ben Proctor (Friend of Phyllis Faulk), Joan Autrey (Sister of Lorita Simonds), Jonathan Windley, Tim Keck, Rodney Rogerson, Frank Winslow, Roy Chappell, Billy Phelps, Louise Tooley, Jessie Cowan, Jared Phelps, David Denton, Rod Mumma, Holly Pierce, Linda Adams, Joan Harrell, Lynn Craddock.

NURSING HOME RESIDENTS: River Trace Nursing & Rehab Center, 250 Lover’s Lane Washington, NC – Pauline Humphreys #418, Roanoke Landing- Alice Dotson #209, Carolyn White #313, Tim Elks #315; Tyrell House -Doris Wells #105; Roanoke River Rehab, Williamston-Jasper Allen #101; Three Rivers, Windsor-Annie Laurie Griffith #405.

ANNOUNCEMENTS – February 18, 2018

Bible Study 6:00 PM; COPE 6:00 pm; Choir Practice 7:00 PM.


We continue our WMU Heck-Jones Offering throughout the month of February. You can use the regular white envelopes in the pew pockets. Our goal is $1,000.00.


The youth will hold a baked potato/salad bar lunch today after church. Proceeds will go to the summer mission trip to Pennsylvania.


The Deacons will meet Monday, February 19 at 7:00 pm in the Craft Room with Scott Smith.


Thank you so much for the awesome response to our request for suitcases, duffle bags, and backpacks for our county’s foster children. We will be accepting these throughout the month of February. If you have not yet purchased a suitcase, and would like to help in another way, we have also been asked to provide a few things to include with these bags, such as toiletries, soft blankets, or small stuffed animals. The youth will accept all of these donations, and will present them to the Foster Care program at the end of the month. Thank you for your support.


Youth, be sure to sign up for Caswell and the Mission Trip. Caswell is open to all 6th – 12th graders. The dates are July 9-14. The Mission Trip is for 7th – 12th graders. The dates are June 24-30.  Sign up deadline and deposit due date for both is March 25. If you have any questions, please see Karen.


The Annual First Baptist Church Yard Sale will be on Saturday, March 3 from 7-11 am.   Please start cleaning out and save your “stuff” for us. Tell your friends and neighbors that we welcome their things also. Items can be brought to the church starting Monday, February 26. If you need help getting your items to the church, please call Brenda Tetterton at 217-9403 or Brenda Bullock at 799-6629.  No clothes please.  All proceeds from the yard sale will be sent to a mission chosen by the yard sale organizers.

Items for the March Newsletter should be in by Tuesday, February 20.


 Please sign up to pray for this ministry on the sheets being passed around this morning.

Lots of chocolate chip cookies are needed. Please have them in the church no later than Wednesday, February 21.


The Annual United Fund Chili Bee will be here on Thursday, February 22.


The children will go to Skate Track in Washington on Sunday, February 25. They will leave the church at 1:30 pm and return around 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  The cost for skating is $6.00 and $5.00 for Go-Kart rides.  A supper stop at Burger King and Wendy’s is planned. All children, family and friends are invited to go.


 February 21 – The Finance Committee has kitchen duty. The menu is BBQ.

February 28 – The Social and Scholarship Committees have kitchen duty. The menu is spaghetti.



February 18                        Rita Spruill

Natalie Marks

February 25                        Bob & Ann Cody

Benjie & Nancy Rogers


February 18                        Sue Smith

February 25                        Judi Lyle


February 18                        Jimmy Brown

February 25                        Beth Thompson


February 18                        Ann Cody

February 25                        Robyn Lloyd


February 18                        Benjie & Nancy Rogers

February 25                        Kevin & Robyn Lloyd


February 11, 2018

Sunday School                                       64

Morning Worship                                  85


 Needed Weekly to Meet Budget               6,371.00

 Budget                                                          5,097.00

Parking Lot                                                        65.00

Memorials                                                       220.00

Benevolence                                                   500.00

State Missions                                                   25.00                             

Wed. Supper                                                   224.00



Dear Church Family,

What a special day February 4th was!  You made me feel so loved and appreciated.  The flowers, the certificate, the song Leroy and the choir sang, the box of cards with all your kind words and generous love gifts was such an unexpected blessing.  I don’t know how to adequately thank you, but just to say “Thank You, I love you, and I look forward to serving First Baptist Church for many years to come.”

With All My Love,  Danita






































Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Shirley Barfield

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

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