Outreach Bags for Halloween
The church will be passing out goodie bags with our church information, plan of salvation, and candy during the annual Halloween open house in Ashburn. If you or your Sunday school class would like to donate candy or money for supplies, please drop it off in Jonathan’s office by Wednesday, October 14.
In the past, over 500 bags were distributed containing the Gospel Message.
Due to the remodeling of the sanctuary, all worship services are being held in the fellowship hall. Reminder you can park on the Raney Street lot to be closer to an entrance.
GIVING AS OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . . $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $234,485.19
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $188,969.41
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $3,704.85
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
MIssion Georgia Offering
Through your support of Misson Georgia, you will help provide gospel-centered
care to every Georgia community through your church.
CHURCH GOAL: $1500.00
Received So Far: $200.00
From Our Pastor
How frightening and unsettling are these times! Everywhere we look we see uncertainty and unrest. We are constantly bombarded with propaganda to heighten wise concern to terror and panic. Realizing there is such an agenda gives even more reason for alarm. These truly are disturbing days.
Yet, God has a clear message for us in these days. In Isaiah 41:10a God says, “Do not fear…”
What?! How can we not fear in these days? How can we not be alarmed when the whole world is coming “unglued”?
Fortunately, God did not just tell us not to worry. In the rest of the verse, He told why we don’t need to worry. These reasons for not worrying will change our lives and living.
God first reminds us of His presence. He said, “Do not fear, for I am with you…” God has not left us to face these times on our own. In Matthew 28:20, our Lord promised, “I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you.” God is with us. He has never left us. He will never leave us. We need not be given over to fear because God is with us.
Next, God reminds us of who He is. The next phrase says, “…Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.”
Who is this God who says, “…I am your God?” He is the great “I Am” (Exodus 3:14). This God, who is with us, is the sovereign, almighty, creating and ruling God.
What problem can He not handle? None. What exceeds His power and ability? Nothing. Is anything beyond His sovereign control? No. What is there to fear when such a God is with us? Not one thing.
The last reason for not being given over to fear is God’s personal work in our lives. God concludes the verse by saying “…I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” God is not merely watching us go through these times. He is not with us just so we will not be alone. He will actively work in the situation with His unlimited power. Like David in Psalm 23, we need not fear because the Shepherd is leading, providing, and protecting us. We can rest securely in Him.
We need not be given over to fear as we live in these days. The Almighty God is with us and is working on our behalf. We can rest in Him.
COED BABY SHOWER FOR MATT AND WHITNEY HOBBY
We are honored to celebrate
Their precious gift from God.
For they are double blessed
With TWO peas in their pod!
Join us in celebrating with Matt and Whitney as they
prepare their hearts and home for
September 25, 2021
First Baptist Church
Additional ideas: diapers, wipes, bibs, baby bath towels and soap,
crib sheets, board books
Sunday, September 26
Deacon of the Week: David Flake
Front Door: David Flake
Organ Greeter: Daniel West
Piano Greeter: Tony McCard
Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West
Shelley McRae & Dianne Huff
Sunday, October 3
Deacon of the Week: Daniel West
Front Door: Daniel West
Organ Greeter: David Flake
Piano Greeter: Allen Whitehead
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: David Mathis
Suzi Mathis & Barbara Anne Perry