Athens Drive Baptist Church


 “Serving Sharing Sending”


September 24, 2017


11:00 A.M.




Welcome                                                                           Steve Rice




Operation Christmas Child Emphasis                    




Call to Worship #143 (Please stand)                                  Jernigan                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


“You Are My All in All”




Reading of Scripture                                                        Steve Rice


II Timothy 3:16








Pastoral Prayer                                                                       Pastor                                                                                                                                                                                                     




Offertory Hymn #338 (Please stand)                                                Bliss                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


“Wonderful Words of Life” 




Prayer of Dedication                                                      Dan Israel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     




Offertory                                                                   Melanie Allen




Musical Worship                                                                  Briggs                                                      


“God Has Spoken by His Prophets”


Adult Choir




Sermon                                                                                  Pastor


“Hallelujah!  Praise the Lord!”


II Timothy 3:16




Hymn of Decision #340 (Please stand)                                Blanchard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


“Word of God, Across the Ages”




Benediction                                                                          Pastor




Postlude                                                                   Melanie Allen





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 GIVEN TO THE GLORY OF GOD by Martha and Nick Kaidouh in celebration of their 11th wedding anniversary.  




GRATEFUL FOR OUR PRAYERS:  The Duke family in Puerto Rico evacuated and are safe in the state.  They plan to return to help clean up but leave the children with their parents.    






NORTH CAROLINA MISSION OFFERING:  This year, NCMO will call Baptists across North Carolina to do the same – to see and respond to lostness and suffering through praying, giving and going.  The goal for this year’s offering is $2.1 million. Our church goal is $750; please prayerfully consider how you can help. The NCMO offering will be collected through the month of September.




FOOD ITEMS FOR STATE FAIR WORKERS:  The Betty McElrath Mission group will be collecting canned food for State Fair workers through Sunday, October 1.  There is a box in the church foyer if you would like to donate.  The food items they are requesting are:  canned potatoes, Sweet Sue chicken and dumplings, cream of potato soup, cream of celery soup, baked beans, canned mixed vegetables, chili and beans, canned chicken, lima beans, corn, black beans, southwestern chicken tortilla soup, smooth peanut butter, and grape jam.  This is due at church by Sunday, October 1st




CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA:   Registration and deposit for the annual senior adult retreat, Christmas by the Sea scheduled for Dec. 6-8, is due next Sunday, October 1.  The total cost of the retreat, $180.00, includes 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, a craft as well as other optional in-house activities, and a Christmas show at Fort Caswell featuring Russell and Kristi Johnson, past performers with the Carolina Opry.  This year's theme, "From Manger to Majesty", will focus on Jesus' life, not only His birth in the manger, but His entire time on earth and what can be learned from His earthly ministry. Phyllis Elvington, an uplifting, energetic, and awesome woman of God, will be the guest speaker.  If interested in attending, please sign the attendee sheet located in the vestibule and submit deposit of $90.00 no later than next Sunday.  Checks can be made payable to Connie Hockaday as Caswell prefers deposits be submitted with one check for each church group.  The remainder of the cost will be needed in cash upon arrival at Caswell.





                                                                 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:   Beverly Mabe, Kaycee and Johnny Rice and family, (Bobbi Cross), Maree Martin, 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, 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, Jenny Mabe Brown,  Barbara Fraser




OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES:  Don Boeck (Pam Skillman), Ruth Skillman (Bob Skillman), Wynton Striplin (Judy Israel), Ben Sutphin (John Cox), Maynard Gregory (Dot Gregory), Alexis McCloud (Vena Hebdricks), Wayne Freeman (Johnnie Freeman), Steve Palmer (Margaret Gaines), Amanda McLain (Margaret Gaines), Larry Beechem (Freeman Wilder), Bella Dusenbury (Jeanne Howell), 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)  






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


Margaret Pittman, Woodland Terrace - address coming soon


Herbert Rouse, Oak Hill Living Center, Room #323, 9767 N.C. 210,


  Angier, NC  27501




OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES:  The amazing journey of a Shoebox Gift begins with you and today is our kickoff for this year’s Shoebox Ministry.   If you’ve ever seen the video of the children opening their boxes, you see how excited and blessed they are to receive the “little things” we so often take for granted.   From children to seniors we can all participate in this great ministry.  Commit to make a difference this year and pack a shoebox or two, for children who may not know Christ or for a child who needs to experience God’s love through us.  Last year you packed 52 shoeboxes, this year there are 100 shoeboxes ready to fill.  Will you help?  Please return your packed shoebox to the church by November 12.  Cost for shipping this year is $9 per box.  If you are unable to shop and pack a shoebox, monetary donations are accepted.  Stop by the foyer and pick up your boxes today!  Thank you in advance for your participation in this ministry!!




HERBERT ROUSE’S ROOM NUMBER:  Please note that Herbert Rouse’s Room Number has been changed to Room Number 323






September 24:  Dan Israel


October 1:  Virgil Jones


October 8:  Robert Gaines


October 15:  Bob Skillman






September 24:  Dawn Bielby & Imogene Clegg


October 1:  Margaret Gaines & Jeanne Howell


October 8:  Nancy Garrett & Bobbie White


October 15:  Lois Jones & Alyson Rice






September 24:  Young Adult Class


October 1:  Lazarus/Good Shepherd Class


October 8:  Fidelis/Elizabeth Hendricks Class


October 15:  Faith Class








As I announced in my August newsletter article, a donation was made for new hymnals (2008 edition) for our church, and they are the ones we are using today.  They will be a great asset in our corporate worship, as they contain so many of our standard favorites, and a lot of contemporary songs and choruses.  We will be able to sing some of the songs we know and sing with our Worship Team, as well as some new ones, but now we can sing them from the hymnal instead of from the screen.  In addition to the new hymnals that are in the backs of the pews, we also have the pulpit, piano, and organ editions. 




In 1991 our ADBC family very generously donated the 1991 edition of The Baptist Hymnal.  THANK YOU for giving to that endeavor.  Those hymnals have served us well for 26 years, and I want you all to know how much I appreciate what you did the;n.  Everyone who donated hymnals did so in memory of, or in honor of loved ones, and that was so special to all of us.  The old hymnals that we’ve been using are on the back pew in the middle section of the wing.  They are in alphabetical order according to the last name of the donor(s).  Several of you gave quite a few, and yours are in boxes with your name on them.  Please pick these up to keep, to give to family members in whose honor you gave them, or to donate if you know of a need (such as to an assisted living facility).  If you DO decide you want to donate yours to a facility, the church still has several hymnals that can be added to yours to make a more sizable donation.  Some of the hymnals were donated by former members who we may see at Homecoming, and theirs are on that back pew, too.  Thank you again to all of you who lovingly donated hymnals in 1991! 




THANK YOU Debra, Doug, Bobbi, and Jerry for helping me get the hymnals to the church, removing and organizing the old hymnals, and putting the new ones out for our use today.  It was a sizable job, and I appreciate your time and hard work!!




Let’s use our new hymnals to continue worshiping together with Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs as we lift our voices in corporate worship, and may all we do be done to honor and glorify God!




                                                                        With Gratitude and Love,


- Melanie











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