Athens Drive Baptist Church


 “Serving Sharing Sending”


August 20, 2017


11:00 A.M.




Welcome                                                                           Steve Rice




Call to Worship Hymn #7 (Please stand)                                    van Dyke                                                                                                                                                              


“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”








Morning Prayer                                                          Robert Gaines                                                                                                                                                                                                     




Offertory Hymn #337 (Please stand)                                     Whittle                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


“I Know Whom I Have Believed” 




Prayer of Dedication                                                   Bob Skillman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        




Offertory                                                                    Barbara Fraser




Musical Worship                                                                Kendrick


“Shine, Jesus, Shine”


Adult Choir




Sermon                                                                       Robert Gaines


“Second Chances”


John 20:24-31




Hymn of Decision #573 (Please stand)                                        Bartlett                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


“Set My Soul Afire”




Called Church Conference                                       Robert Gaines




Benediction                                                                 Robert Gaines




Postlude                                                                      Barbara Fraser




WELCOME GUESTS:  We welcome our guests to the worship service      today. Please complete the guest card and place it in the offering plate during the service.  Thank you for coming to worship with us today.




THE FLOWERS are placed at the altar today by Shirlowe Powell and his children in memory of Frances Powell’s 82nd birthday on earth and 1st birthday in Heaven. We miss you daily, but rejoice in the knowledge that we will once again see you.




THANK YOU:  Thank you so much for your generous donation to Pure Water Pure Love project.  Our church collected $665.00 which will be used by WMU to provide safe drinking water for IMB missionaries and the people they serve.    




NOMINATING COMMITTEE & BUDGET & FINANCE REPORTS:  The Nominating Committee and Budget and Finance Committee Reports for the new church year are available TODAY on the front table in the foyer entrance.  There will be a special called Church Conference TODAY to approve these reports.  The Committee members would like to thank you for your commitment and willingness to serve at Athens Drive Baptist Church.




NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE:  Please note the following changes to be made to your copy of the 2017-2018 Nominating Committee Report:


  1. 1.       Remove Bill Hedspeth from the Kitchen Clean-Up Committee
  2. 2.       Replace Doug Smith’s name with Bob Williams for the Kitchen     




  1. 3.       Add Alyson Rice to the Teller Committee




YOUTH’S OAK CITY OUTREACH CENTER COLLECTION: The youth are collecting food, water, toiletries, clothes, etc. through the end of the month for their August service project. These items will be donated to people at the Oak City Outreach Center. They are asking their Athens Drive church family to help in their collecting efforts. All items can be placed in the bin by the stairs or the bin in the foyer. Please contact Steve Rice for more information.




                                                                  CHURCH PURPOSE


Exalting God Through Worship


Encouraging All Through Fellowship


Growing Spiritually Through Discipleship


Serving Others Through Ministry


Sharing Jesus Through Missions/Evangelism








 8:15 AM      Mission Breakfast


 9:45 AM      Sunday School


11:00 AM     Morning Worship


 5:00 PM      Youth Alpha Omega


 6:00 PM      Budget & Finance Meeting






 9:30 AM      Fun/Fit/Fellowship






 9:30 AM      Fun/Fit/Fellowship


 7:00 PM      Children and Youth Activities      


 7:00 PM      Adult Bible Study


 7:45 PM      Adult Choir Rehearsal




 9:30 AM      Fun/Fit/Fellowship






 9:45 AM      Sunday School


11:00 AM     Morning Worship


 5:00 PM      Youth Alpha Omega






Reverend Timothy A. Howell, Pastor


Melanie Allen, Minister of Music/Organist


Barbara Fraser, Pianist


Jeanne Howell, Minister to Children


Steve Rice, Minister to Youth


Julie Bull, Administrative Assistant




                                       PRAYER CONCERNS


OUR CHURCH FAMILY:   Freeman Wilder, Lawrence Medlin’s family, Lucille Cooke, Evelyn Thompson’s family, Helen Cox, Betty Wimberly and family, Bill Bielby and family, Johnnie Freeman, Doris Alexander, Curtis and Doris Clark, Beverly Mabe, Leilia Harris, Barbara Powell and family, Karl Hill, Shirlowe Powell and family, Vicky Cross, Judy Israel, Bill Bielby, Rosalyn Peele, Nagra Aftab, Truman Carroll, Mollie Craver (Bev Hill),  Martha Kaidouh,  Dot Ashcraft, Nancy Garrett, Joyce Gentry, Evelyn and Herbert Rouse, Maree Martin, Jenny Mabe Brown,  Barbara Fraser




OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES:  Johnny Deal (Betty Wimberly), Ruth Dove (Jeanne Howell), Laura Moore (Holland Gibson), Tim Adair (Jeanne Howell), Gloria Cobe (Virgil Jones), The family of Jimmy Woodall (O’Dell Bass), David Martin (Rayvon Cooke), Ruth Downs (Spike Burton), Michael Bryant & Anne Haley (Melanie Allen), Mildred  Fraser (Barbara Fraser), Mary Jane Caudle (Virgil & Lois Jones), Ervin Humphries (Robert Gaines), Dixie Hobgood (Robert Gaines), Lorilie Partin (Robert Gaines), Earl & Louise Gardner and family (Helen Cox),  Dr. Baxter & Jean Prevatte, Frank Nosel (Rosalyn Peele), Billy Tart (Bobbie White), Earl Gardner (Helen Cox), The family of Russell Britt (Dawn Bielby), The family of William Moser (Connie Hockaday), Conor Wheatcroft (Pam Skillman), Ray Adcock (Vena Hendricks), Dean Phelps (Vicky Cross), Salina Hawkins (Bobbie White), Deb Canfield (Bev Hill), Sandi Renfrow (Joe & Vena), Tommy and Barbara Byrd (Betty Wimberly),  Lelon Dollar (Dot Ashcraft),Dale White (Bobbie White), Sue Pollard (Jeff and Connie Hockaday),  Mary Ann Milligan (Bev Hill), David Horsch (Dawn Bielby), Richard Moore (Freeman Wilder), Gregory Hilburn (Sherry Wilson), Kelly Farley (Lawrence Medlin’s niece) 






Doris Clark, Heartfields Assisted Living, 1050 Crescent Green Drive, Room 124B, Cary, NC  27518


Barbara Powell, Oak Hill Living Center, Room #200, 9767 N.C. 210,


  Angier, NC  27501


Herbert Rouse, Oak Hill Living Center, Room #118, 9767 N.C. 210,


  Angier, NC  27501




GOLDEN AGERS:  The fall RBA SENIOR RALLY will be held at Central Baptist Church in Wendell on Tuesday, September 19 at 9:30AM and will end with a catered lunch from a local restaurant. The cost is $15.00.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Dudley Flood, a Department of Instruction retiree and recipient of more than 350 awards for civic service, including the Order of the Longleaf Pine Award (North Carolina's highest civic award), by three different Governors.  Entertainment for the event will be provided by New Covenant, a gospel group from Wendell who brings a blend of contemporary Christian, Praise and Worship and Southern Gospel music to the stage.  This is a popular event among area churches, so space is limited.  If interested in attending, please sign your name on the registration form located in the vestibule and submit payment to Connie Hockaday by Sunday, August 27 to secure your reservation.  Transportation will be provided by meeting in church parking lot and carpooling to and from the event.  










August 20:  Bob Skillman


August 27:  Robert Gaines






August 20:  Vena Hendricks & Margaret Gaines


August 27:  Becky Hedspeth & Dot Gregory


September 3:  Gail Clayton & Betty Wimberly


September 10:  Margaret Gaines & Jessica Bielby






August 20:  Lazarus/Good Shepherd Class


August 27:  Fidelis Class


September 3:  No Snack Supper Needed – Labor Day Weekend


September 10:  Faith Class















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