Athens Drive Baptist Church

“Serving Sharing Sending”

February 18, 2018

WMU Focus Sunday

11:00 A.M.



Welcome                                                                                Helen Cox


Call to Worship #50 (Please stand)                               Story & Reeves                                                                                                 



Missionary Prayer Calendar                                           Becky Hedspeth


Morning Prayer                                                             Becky Hedspeth


Offertory Hymn #422 (Please stand)                                                     March                                                                                                                                                                                                  

“Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling”


Prayer of Dedication                                                      Vena Hendricks


Offertory                                                                           Barbara Fraser


Musical Praise                                                                            Reynolds

“Share His Love”


Message                                                                         Bethany Walker

“By All Means”

I Corinthians 9:22b – 23


Hymn of Decision #533 (Please stand)                                                Bartlett                                                                                                                                                                               

“Set My Soul Afire”


Benediction                                                                    Imogene Clegg


Postlude                                                                        Barbara Fraser


WELCOME:   Thank you for choosing to worship with us at Athens Drive Baptist, as we celebrate WMU Sunday.  If you are worshipping with us for the first time, there are guest cards located in the pew rack.


WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO Josh Needham and his family in the death of his grandmother, Callie Needham


GUEST SPEAKER:   Please take a moment and welcome Bethany Walker and her family to our worship service this morning.  Bethany is the granddaughter of Homer and Barbara Powell, and the daughter of Rev. David and Sharon McLaurin.  Bethany has been married to Bert Walker for 17 years. They have four children Cohen, Brasen, Nolan, and Raegan Joy. Recently Bert retired from the military after serving 22 years in the United States Air Force and Marines. They call Angier, North Carolina home. Bethany is very passionate about missions and women’s ministry. Her love for missions began with her very first mission trip to Honduras with her Pawpaw and Nannie. Over the years she has been able to serve on multiple mission trips as well as local missions. It is her goal to serve the Lord everywhere the Lord allows her to go, and to be a light in the world.


ALTAR FLOWERS:   The flowers today are given by WMU in honor of and appreciation to the ladies of Athens Drive Baptist.  For your gifts of commitment, service, and love, we thank you.


THANK YOU to my church family for my church anniversary gift. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. It is a joy to serve the Lord with you!

Love, Melanie


THANK YOU: Thank you Athens Drive for my church anniversary gift.

Love, Barbara


WINTERFEST: Our annual Winterfest will be at 6:00 P.M. THIS Saturday. Please fill out the reservation form and drop it in the basket TODAY. It will be an evening of great food, fun entertainment, and wonderful fellowship.


BLANKET COLLECTION: The youth are collecting gently used to new blankets to donate to those that need them most in the winter weather. We will be collecting them all month long and if you have any questions just find Steve Rice.




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 in Action & Youth on Mission

7:00 PM      Adult Bible Study

7:45 PM      Adult Choir Rehearsal



9:30 AM      Fun/Fit/Fellowship



6:00 PM      Winterfest



9:45 AM     Sunday School

11:00 AM    Morning Worship

5:00 PM      Youth Alpha Omega



                                       PRAYER CONCERNS

OUR CHURCH FAMILY: Josh Needham and family, Bobbie White, Leilia Harris, O’Dell Bass, Dot Ashcraft, The Family of Johnnie Freeman, Bill Hedspeth and family, Bob Skillman, Barbara Fraser, Joyce Gentry, Shirlowe Powell, Katherine Brigman and family, Jenny Mabe Brown, Becky Hedspeth, Evelyn and Herbert Rouse, Beverly Mabe, Kaycee and Johnny Rice and family, (Bobbi Cross), Maree Martin, Lucille Cooke, Helen Cox, Betty Wimberly, Curtis and Doris Clark, Barbara Powell, Karl Hill, Vicky Cross, Judy Israel, Bill Bielby, Nagra Aftab, Mollie Craver (Bev Hill), Martha Kaidouh, Nancy Garrett


OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: Buel S. Combs, III (Holland Gibson), Debbie Harris (Margaret Gaines), Landis Phillip (Robert Gaines), Bill O’Reilly (Bob Skillman), Julian Anderson (Gail Clayton), Mary Ruth Oates (Melanie Allen), The family of Helen Southards (Louise Murray), Eric White (O’Dell Bass), The family of Penny Foster (Doug Smith), Candice Carr (Helen Cox), Cindy Buffalo and family, Kyle Lineback (Vena Hendricks), Ronald Wilder (Freeman Wilder), Ray Adcock (Vena Hendricks), Michael and Crystal Bielby (Dawn Bielby), Mickie Dickenson (Jennifer Needham), Bea Finger (Imogene Clegg), Wynton Striplin (Judy Israel), Ben Sutphin (John Cox), Larry Beechem (Freeman Wilder), Bella Dusenbury (Jeanne Howell), Johnny Deal (Betty Wimberly), Laura Moore (Holland Gibson), David Martin (Rayvon Cooke), 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), Frank Nosel (Rosalyn Peele), Billy Tart (Bobbie White), The family of William Moser (Connie Hockaday), Conor Wheatcroft (Pam Skillman), Dean Phelps (Vicky Cross), Salina Hawkins (Bobbie White), Deb Canfield (Bev Hill), 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)



Doris Clark, Heartfields Assisted Living, 1050 Crescent Green Drive,

Room 124B, Cary, NC 27518

Margaret Pittman, Woodland Terrace, Arboretum B9, 300 Kildaire

Woods Drive, Cary, NC 27511

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

Angier, NC 27501

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

Angier, NC 27501


OPERATION INASMUCH 2018:   Our 9th Operation Inasmuch Day will be Saturday, April 28. The rain date is Saturday, May 5. Our church has provided strong support for Operation Inasmuch over the past eight years. I pray that strong support will continue this year. Planning for Operation Inasmuch has begun. We will invite members of the Glory of God Christian Fellowship to join us in reaching out to the needs of the Athens Drive community. Pray that we can develop projects that will show Christ-like love and concern for people in our community. Some projects that have been successful in the past will be continued and we hope to develop new projects. Please share your ideas about opportunities for service and ministry to the community with Dan Israel or Robert Gaines. I am looking forward to another great day of service in the community. Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these my brothers you have done it unto me Matthew 25:40.




February 18: Dan Israel

February 25: Robert Gaines

March 4: Virgil Jones

March 11: Bob Skillman



February 18: Becky Hedspeth & Jessica Bielby

February 25: Pam Skillman & Margaret Gaines

March 4: Margaret Gaines & Jeanne Howell

March 11: Gail Clayton & Helen Cox



February 18: Lazarus Good Shepherd Class

February 25: Fidelis/Elizabeth Hendricks

March 4: Faith Class

March 11: Young Adult Class




6:00 P.M.


Winterfest will be THIS Saturday at 6:00 P.M. The menu will be salad, mashed potatoes, baked beans, Mississippi pot roast, brown sugar balsamic pork loin, assorted breads, assorted desserts, tea and coffee.

Please fill this form out and drop it in the basket as you leave church today.







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