Fort Mill, SC 29708
Minister of Spiritual Growth
Missionary in Residence
September 30, 2018
Who Are We? Worship In Spirit & Truth 2
God rejects vain (Matthew 15:9), ignorant (Acts 17:23), and will (Colossians 2:23) worship. He desires to be worshiped in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
God has also set in place the day He desires the church to come together and worship Him: the first day of the week (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
Divinely Prescribed Acts of Worship
The New Testament pattern gives five divinely prescribed acts of worship for man to engage in congregationally.
Prayer. Prayer was also a part of the early church’s worship. (Ephesians 5:20). The Bible exhorts us to “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) We must engage in prayer when we come together to worship God (Acts 2:42).
Partake of Lord’s Supper. We are commanded to partake each first day of the week. The disciples came together “to break bread” (Acts 20:7) Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ instituted this feast and explained the meaning: “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:26-28).
Preaching and Teaching. The New Testament church assembly also provided opportunity for preaching and instruction (Acts 20:7-12).
Singing. New Testament Christians sing “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart” (Ephesians 5:19). “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).
The Bible gives us authority to engage in congregational singing. Mechanical instrumental music, choirs, praise teams, solos, quartets, or any other kind of special music will not fulfill what God requires in our worship to Him and is without Bible authority and is therefore sin.
Giving. The early Christians gave as they had prospered. “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come” (1 Corinthians 16:2).
True worship comes from true worshippers who worship God according to His Will. Worship is not entertainment. It is not a social hour. We honor God and praise him by acts he has authorized! If we worship ignorantly, vainly, or by our own will, we sin.
SECH Change Cans Campaign
Cans are being collected TODAY.
Congregational Fellowship Dinner Today
Our congregational fellowship potluck dinner is TODAY, following morning service. Please plan to enjoy spending time together.
Harding University Rep Tonight
Attention all Middle & High school parents and students, Warren Spillman will be hosting an ice cream social following evening services tonight. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what Harding has to offer.
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.
Sign Up Deadline Teaching Rocket Seminar
Sunday, October 7th is our teacher’s seminar with Michael Whitworth. Childcare is being provided, please note on the sign up sheet your children and ages requiring childcare. 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.
Chad will be making another mission trip to Kenya leaving this week on Thursday and returning the 16th. Accompanying him from here, will be Haley Cox, Amy Jopson, and Asa Jopson . Please pray for a very successful trip.
We are missing several items from the kitchen/fellowship hall area, if you have borrowed chairs, serving platters, thermal carafe, or any other items please return them as soon as possible. Thank you.
Lads 2 Leaders Kickoff
L2L Convention Kickoff luncheon October 21st after AM worship. Please bring a side to share, BBQ and desserts will be provided.
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.)
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 continues his outpatient treatments for his Multiple Myeloma. Pray that not only will the treatments be successful, but that the side effects will decrease.
- Garry Burkhammer will have heart surgery on October 9th at Piedmont.
- Ann DeJarnett is making regular progress at home following her surgery.
- Paul Folger is now ready to begin therapy on his back.
- Irene Miller continues to experience discomfort with her back.
- Delmy Canales’ pathology report is gratefully negative and continues to recover from her surgery.
- Sandy Ibbetson continues her chemotherapy.
- Mary Ann Stallings continues to make steady progress following her surgery.
- Charles and Ginger Taylor’s granddaughter, Kristin is experiencing a worsening of a health issue.
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.
Sermons & Classes
Our youth will be leading our services tonight. Cole Bitting will lead our devotional.
Sunday Fall Quarter Classes (September 2)
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: 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
Next Week (10/7)
Preside Table: Alex Franklin
1 Assist: Roger Whytsell
2 Assist: Jimmy Williams
3 Assist: Derrick Williamson
4 Assist: Jeff Willis
5 Assist: Tony Zeiss
6 Assist: Augustine Akyaw
7 Assist: Grant Alumbaugh
8 Assist: David Andrews
9 Assist: David Arbaugh
10 Assist: Cale Bradley
11 Assist: Jeff Bramlett
12 Assist: Jerry Brooks
13 Assist: Brian Buchanan
Opening Prayer: Mike Collins
Closing Prayer: Rich Davis
Usher: Jamie Ridenour & Steve Loiselle
Greeters Up: T & C Grizzell
Greeters Down: K & L McCullough
Singing: Jake Hunter
Nursery: Haley Cox
A/V: Aaron Passmore
Singing: Caleb VanHamme
Scripture: Matt Ibbetson
Opening Prayer: Gilbert Shelton
Closing Prayer: Josh Buchanan
Lord’s Supper: Chuck Dohm
Nursery: Gracie Bannister
Singing: Asa Jopson
Closing Prayer: Kris Eddy
Comm. Prep.: Lawrence
Pickup Cups: 3rd 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