Fort Mill, SC 29708
Minister of Spiritual Growth
Missionary in Residence
September 23, 2018
Who Are We? The Lord’s Day & The Lord’s Supper
The church at Corinth had an established custom of assembling or coming together on the first day of the week. “Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come” (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
Those disciples came together on that particular day to eat the Lord’s Supper. “So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another” (1 Corinthians 11:33).
The disciples came together to eat – to eat what? A friendly meal or the Lord’s Supper? Paul had just criticized the Corinthians for the abuse they had made of their friendly meal, which they were in the custom of eating prior to their observance of the Lord’s Supper – an abuse which left them in no state or frame of mind to reverently and discerningly partake of the Lord’s Supper.
After their eating of the friendly meal, they could go through only the form of the Lord’s Supper observance, and thus Paul condemned their abuse.
Without doubt, the Corinthians came together to eat the Lord’s Supper.
The conclusion that must necessarily be drawn relative to the Corinthian Christians and their meeting on the first day of the week follows:
The Corinthians had an established custom of coming together on every first day of the week.
The Corinthians came together to eat the Lord’s Supper.
Therefore, the Corinthians came together on the first day of the week to eat the Lord’s Supper.
Inasmuch as the first day of the week was the day on which the Corinthians regularly assembled to eat the Lord’s Supper, the significant consideration at this point is that if the twentieth chapter of Acts (20:5-7)were deleted from the New Testament, the case of the Corinthians would remain to establish the day for the assembly and the purpose for it.
He who contends that Christians may with equal propriety and authority partake of the Lord’s Supper on some other day than the first day of the week has not grasped the real significance of what took place on that certain first day of the week, nor does he recognize how that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day (Revelation 1:10).
Importance of the First day of the week
Consider: The resurrection of Christ occurred on Sunday (Indisputable proof of a first day of the week resurrection is found in Luke 24:1, 13, 21). Sunday is the birthday of the church (Kingdom would come with power – Mark 9:1; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Leviticus 23:15-16). Jesus said the kingdom would come with power; Jesus said the power would come when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles; the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles on the day of Pentecost; the day of Pentecost always came on the first day of the week. It is the day the Lord’s Supper is observed (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 10:16,17; 11:23-29).
Autumn Leaves Worship Service
We will be conducting a worship service each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the Autumn Leaves memory care facility next door. See Mark Walker with questions.
Congratulations to Daniel and Amber Beels on the birth of their son, Harrison Luke, born on Saturday, September 15, weighing 8lbs 5 oz. Also, congratulations to grandparents, Dave and Kim Beels, and great-grandparents, Dave and Cris Newell.
There will be a meeting at 4:45 this afternoon for those families with children that want to participate in the Lads to Leaders Bible bowl for 2019. At 5:00 we will begin studying the book of Exodus.
To help, please send your name, your participants name, your email and phone number to either Mark Ibbetson: email@example.com or Matt Guy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Evening Fellowship Dinner
We will have our next Wednesday evening fellowship dinner September 26th from 6:00 to 6:50 pm. Soup, salad and sandwiches will be served. Please join us for a meal and fellowship followed by our midweek Bible study at 7:00. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Rescheduled Congregational Fellowship Dinner
We will be having a congregational fellowship potluck dinner next Sunday, September 30th, following morning service. Please plan to bring your favorite dishes to share with others as we enjoy spending time together.
Save The Date & Sign Up Teaching Rocket Seminar
Save the date for Sunday, October 7th for a teacher’s seminar with Michael Whitworth. If you would like to attend please sign up on the bulletin board so we can make a count for lunch. This is open to ALL teachers, past, present, future! If you have questions see Hampton Hager or Steve Miller.
Charlotte Avenue Singing
September 28—30 Mike Moore will lead songs, explain how songs ought to be sung, teach new songs, and correct flaws. It will not be a traditional singing school with not a lot of time spent on reading music, etc. The main thing we are hoping to accomplish is to create enthusiasm for making singing better and better. The Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday night sessions are for everybody. The Saturday afternoon session is training for song leaders. Those who plan to be at the song leaders session are invited for lunch at 12:30, but we need to know how many to expect. Call 803-327-7853. See the Bulletin board.
Annual Food Drive
Our Food Drive collection begins today and will continue until November 10, 2018.
Distribution will be on Saturday November 17 from 9am till 11am. Below are some suggestions for foods we need and thanks in advance for your support! There is a sign posted in the foyer where the food can be dropped off (same as previous years).
Canned Vegetables and Canned Fruit
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Pasta and Sauce
Mac and Cheese, Rice, Instant Oatmeal and Grits, Pop Tarts, Cereal
Canned Meats and/or Canned/Dinners — (Beef Stew, Ravioli, Soup, Tuna, etc.)
SECH Change Cans Campaign
Cans are available in the foyer and will be collected Sunday, September 30th. Get yours today!
New Horizons Washington Trip
The new Horizons Washington DC Bible Museum trip is set for October 18th – 20th (Thursday -Saturday). If there are any members that would care to sponsor someone please speak with Keith Franklin or Phyllis Wampler. We are looking forward to having a great time of fellowship.
Annual Veterans Day Breakfast
Veterans and their families are welcome to join us for a Veterans Day Breakfast on Saturday, 11/10 from 8:30-10:00am at the building. Members of the community who are Veterans are also welcome. We will spend time celebrating our service to our country and the Lord with prayers, devotional, good food, and fellowship. Sign-up lists for both volunteers and participants are on the bulletin board. The sign-up deadline is 10/31.
- Tim Bannister has been diagnosed with cancer. His Multiple Myeloma is being treated currently at CMC Uptown. It is early in the treatment plan and more will be known about the treatment schedule as time passes. He requests no visitors at the moment but appreciates your love and support. Please keep Tim, Kimberley, and family in your prayers.
- Ann DeJarnett is making good but slow progress at home following her surgery.
- Joe Ann Dohm is recovering at home from a pacemaker procedure.
- Irene Miller continues to experience discomfort with her back.
- Paul Folger had successful back surgery and will be recovering at home for several weeks.
- Delmy Canales is awaiting pathology results following her recent surgery.
- Sandy Ibbetson continues her chemotherapy.
- Cris Newell has begun some rehab.
- Mary Ann Stallings continues to make steady progress following her surgery.
Please remember our Shut-Ins in your daily prayers:
Gloria Girard, Jimmie Greene, Ruby Lett, and Lois Viera.
- The mother’s of Barb Arbaugh, Rodney Grant, Linda Hill, Alan Jopson, Aaron & Liz Knight, Jim Passmore, Len Patterson, Ron Shepherd, and Mark Walker, are all dealing with various health issues.
- The father’s of Jerry Brooks, Greg Gross, Michelle Hicks, Linda Hill, Jake Hunter, William Ireland, and Anthony Overton, are all dealing with various health issues.
- Marge Hamilton’s sister and niece are both experiencing some health problems: Belva Rowe fractured her back and Mary Beth Rowe is having general health problems.
- Roger Craig’s sister, Trisha Hudson, has a non-treatable lung disease and asks for our prayers.
- Barry & Sandra Murray’s granddaughter, Julia is undergoing tests for digestive issues. Additionally, Sandra Murray’s friend, Ashlee Davis is being treated for some undiagnosed health issues in Virginia.
- Please continue to remember the fellow Carolinians that were affected by the hurricane.
- We express our sympathy to Gail and Jack Barry on the recent death of her brother-in-law.
Sermons & Classes
Sunday Adult Auditorium:
Questions From the Bible/ Jeff Trotter
Young Adult Class/ Mark Inness, Brett Pharr
Seed Sowers/ Chad Garrett
Wednesday Summer Quarter Classes (September 5)
Wednesday Adult Auditorium:
Sayings Of Jesus/ Steve Miller
Prepared/ Ladies Class (various teachers)
Schedule of Services
Sunday Bible School
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Bible Study
1: Singles / Couples w/out children
Leader: Grant Alumbaugh & Andrew Chaney
2: Families w/ infants – Pre K
Leader: Jason Harvey & Clay Batts
3: Families w/ children K – 5th grade
Leader: Hampton Hager
4: Families w/ children 6th – 12th grade
Leader: William Ireland
5: Empty Nesters
Leader: Jerry Brooks
LEAD Institute Website:
Password: church / Recipient last name
Preside Table: Bob Mantie
1 Assist: Tim Mastenbrook
2 Assist: Bryan Mery
3 Assist: Brian Moss
4 Assist: BarryMurray
5 Assist: Jacob Nunn
6 Assist: Ben O’Donovan
7 Assist: Anthony Overton
8 Assist: Jim Passmore
9 Assist: Chris Patterson
10 Assist: Justin Powell
11 Assist: Marvin Redd
12 Assist: Jamie Ridenour
13 Assist: Marty Rosener
Opening Prayer: Eric Haskin
Closing Prayer: Ron Shehprd
Usher: John Wade
Greeters Up: Lawrence & Heyward
Greeters Down: T & L Washington
Singing: Brett Pharr
Nursery: Kelly Janes
A/V: Tod Grizzell
Singing: Keith Franklin
Scripture: Rocky Thompson
Opening Prayer: Hampton Hager
Closing Prayer: Jim Passmore
Lord’s Supper: Jon Stewart
Nursery: Cathy Brooks
Singing: Brian Moss
Closing Prayer: Charles Taylor
Comm. Prep.: Bedford / Ott
Pickup Cups: 2nd Graders
Next Week (9/30)
Preside Table: Ben O’Donovan
1 Assist: Gilbert Shelton
2 Assist: Ron Shepherd
3 Assist: Doug Stallings
4 Assist: Jon Stewart
5 Assist: Zach Stone
6 Assist: Charles Taylor
7 Assist: Joe Theado
8 Assist: Rocky Thompson
9 Assist: Barry VanHamme
10 Assist: Pepper VanMeter
11 Assist: Wilson Walker
12 Assist: Mark Walker
13 Assist: Ed Wampler
Opening Prayer: David Savage
Closing Prayer: Rod Greene
Usher: John Wade & Eric Haskin
Greeters Up: R & S Shepherd
Greeters Down: C & J Brooks
Singing: Brian Moss
Nursery: Liz Knight
A/V: Bryan Mery
Singing: Singing Emphasis
Scripture: Mike Collins
Opening Prayer: Greg Gross
Closing Prayer: Grant Alumbaugh
Lord’s Supper: Roger Whytsell
Nursery: Sue Burkhammer
Closing Prayer: Jimmy Williams
Comm. Prep.: Bedford/ Ott
Pickup Cups: 2nd Graders
Sword Swallowers is back! during pm services for all 4th—6th graders. See the Bitting’s or Janes’ with questions.
Youth Group Hang-out
Mark your calendars for a youth group hang-out Oct. 6th 6:00-9:00. Location TBD.
Support Our Youth
We would like to encourage our youth this season. Many of our kids are involved in sports, and various competitions. Parents, please email me your child’s schedule for their events so that we know when we can show our support. Ef.Haskin@gmail.com