Athens Drive Baptist Church


 “Serving Sharing Sending”


July 23, 2017


11:00 A.M.






Welcome                                                                           Steve Rice




Call to Worship Hymn #217 (Please stand)                       Whitfield                                                                                         


“Oh, How I Love Jesus”




Reading of Scripture                                                       Steve Rice


Colossians 4:7-18








Pastoral Prayer                                                                     Pastor                                                                                                                                      




Offertory Hymn #187 (Please stand)                                       Miles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


“In the Garden” 




Prayer of Dedication                                                    Doug Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          




Offertory                                                                  Barbara Fraser




Musical Worship                                                              arr. Allen


“Jesus, Our Friend”


Adult Choir




Sermon                                                                                  Pastor




Colossians 4:7-18




Hymn of Decision #182 (Please stand)                                     Scriven                                                                                                                                                                 


“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”




Benediction                                                                         Pastor




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.




VACATION:  Julie will be out of the office on Friday, July 28.  The bulletin deadline will be Thursday, July 27 for the July 30th bulletin.




THANK YOU:  Thank you to EVERYONE for your prayers, cards, calls, and presence prior to, during, and after my recent eye surgery.  The doctor told me it was a very high risk surgery, but thanks to ALL OF YOU and the Lord's blessing, it was successful.  My vision is clearer than before the surgery and I am hopeful that it will continue to improve during the next few weeks of complete healing.  Miracles DO HAPPEN and angels are on this earth because I see them among you.   From the bottom of my heart, thank you; your prayers with God's mercy and grace made all the difference.  In His love, Leilia




WMU MISSIONS:  “Pure Water, Pure Love” is a project developed by WMU to supply water filtration units for homes and portable filters for traveling, to missionaries in areas without safe drinking water.  WMU also provides safe drinking water for the people these missionaries minister to.  The cost of the filters ranges from $50.00 for a personal water bottle to $250.00 for a home unit.  The Betty McElrath Mission group will be collecting donations for “Pure Water, Pure Love” throughout the month of July.  There will be envelopes at the church entrance for donations or you can use an envelope from your box and write “Pure Water, Pure Love” on it.  Thank you for your participation. 






July 23:  Doug Smith


July 30:  John Cox


August 6:  Jeff Hockaday


August 13:  Virgil Jones






July 23:  Beverly Mabe & Margaret Gaines


July 30:  Dawn Bielby & Imogene Clegg


August 6:  Nancy Garrett & Bobbie White


August 13:  Lois Jones & Alyson Rice






July 23:  Faith Class     


July 30:  Young Adult Class


August 6:  Lazarus/Good Shepherd Class


August 13:  Fidelis Class     





                                                                  CHURCH PURPOSE


Exalting God Through Worship


Encouraging All Through Fellowship


Growing Spiritually Through Discipleship


Serving Others Through Ministry


Sharing Jesus Through Missions/Evangelism








 9:45 AM     Sunday School


11:00 AM    Morning Worship


 5:00 PM      Youth Alpha Omega






 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, Becky and Bill Hedspeth, 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:  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), Nancy Needham (Jeanne Howell), Ray Adcock (Vena Hendricks), Ray Creason (Jeanne Howell),  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






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