Athens Drive Baptist Church

“Serving, Sharing, Sending”

September 23, 2018

11:00 A.M.


Welcome                                                                                  Steve Rice


Call to Worship Hymn #32 ((Please stand)                                    Bateman

“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


Reading of Scripture                                                                 Steve Rice

Matthew 7:21-23




Pastoral Prayer                                                                              Pastor


Offertory Hymn #534 (Please stand)                                               Havergal

“Take My Life, and Let it Be Consecrated”


Prayer of Dedication                                                            Jeff Hockaday


Offertory                                                                           Barbara Fraser


Musical Worship                                                                              Miller

“I’d Rather Have Jesus”              

Adult Choir

Sermon                                                                                           Pastor

“Back Door Revival”

Matthew 7:21-23


Hymn of Decision #435 (Please stand)                                            Elliott

“Just As I Am”


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.


THE FLOWERS ARE GIVEN TO THE GLORY OF GOD BY Bill and Dawn Bielby in loving memory of Bill’s mother, Elaine Bielby.


WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO Connie and Jeff Hockaday in the death of Connie’s mother, Leilia Harris, and to Imogene Clegg in the death of her nephew, Tommie Douglas. . Please remember to keep these families in your prayers.


THANK YOU: The family of Leilia Harris is sincerely grateful for the many friends who have given us support and comfort during this difficult time. Your many expressions of kindness, encouragement, love, and prayers have helped sustain us with the loss of our loved one.  Your continued thoughts and prayers would be most appreciated. May God bless you always.


NEW ADDRESS FOR BOB WILLIAMS: Bob Williams, C/O Linda Deike, 411 Murphy Drive, Bertram, TX 78605


FOOD ITEMS FOR STATE FAIR WORKERS: The Betty McElrath Mission group will be collecting canned food for State Fair workers through Sunday, September 30. 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 by Sunday, September 30.


GOLDEN AGERS NEWS: The Golden Agers program that was cancelled in September has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. Please mark your calendar.


CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA, a Senior Adult Retreat at Fort Caswell, is scheduled for December 3-5. This year’s theme, “Pursuing the King,” will focus on how we, as Christians, should pursue Jesus just as the wise men did on the very first Christmas. Phyllis Elvington, an uplifting, energetic, and awesome woman of God, will be the guest speaker. The cost of $185.00 includes 2 nights lodging in the conference center, 5 meals, a craft as well as other optional in-house activities, and a matinee Christmas show at Alabama theater.  If interested in attending, a deposit of half of the total cost, $92.50, is needed by Sunday, September 30, to secure your reservation.  The remainder will be needed upon arrival at Caswell.  Please make checks payable to Connie Hockaday as Caswell prefers deposits be submitted with one check.



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 & 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: Mark Gaines, The family of Leilia Harris, Connie & Jeff Hockaday, O’Dell Bass, Dot Ashcraft, Jerry Cross, Vicky Cross, The family of Shirlowe Powell, Helen Cox, Dot Gregory, Louis Keith, Bill Bielby, Martha Kaidouh, Joyce Gentry, Melanie Allen, Curtis and Doris Clark, Lois Jones, Barbara Fraser, Jenny Mabe Brown, Evelyn and Herbert Rouse, Kaycee and Johnny Rice and family (Bobbi Cross), Maree Martin, Betty Wimberly, Barbara Powell, Karl Hill, Judy Israel, Nagra Aftab, Mollie Craver (Bev Hill), Nancy Garrett


OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: Mark Wilson (Doug Smith), Amanda Dawkins (Doug Smith), Earl Gardner (Helen Cox), Paul Tidwell (Bob Skillman), Ken Stott (Holland Gibson), Barbara Perry (Bobbie White) Kim Scott (O’Dell Bass), Mary Jane Caudle (Virgil & Lois Jones), Jimmy, Caroline, and Stan Allen (Melanie Allen), Kim Wimberly and family (Betty Wimberly), Ruth Dove (Jeanne Howell), Sharon Cain (Tim Howell), The family of Drucilla McKay (Freeman Wilder), Christie McRae (Steve & Beverly Mabe), Valerie O’Reilly (Bob Skillman), Matt Watkins (Megan Watkins), David Horsch (Dawn Bielby), Melissa Edwards (Doug Smith), The family of Charles Williams (Bill Bielby), Candice Carr (Helen Cox), Ronald Wilder (Freeman Wilder), Ray Adcock (Vena Hendricks), Michael and Crystal Bielby (Dawn Bielby), Bea Finger (Imogene Clegg), Wynton Striplin (Judy Israel), Ben Sutphin (John Cox), Johnny Deal (Betty Wimberly), Mildred Fraser (Barbara Fraser), Dixie Hobgood (Robert Gaines), Earl & Louise Gardner and family (Helen Cox), Frank Nosel (Rosalyn Peele), Conor Wheatcroft (Pam Skillman), 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), Richard Moore (Freeman Wilder)



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

Room 124B, Cary, NC 27518

Margaret Pittman, Carillion Assisted Living of Garner,

200 Manglewood Drive, Garner, NC 27529

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

Angier, NC 27501

Herbert Rouse, Oak Hill Living Center, Room #100, 9767 N.C. 210,

Angier, NC 27501




September 23: Jeff Hockaday

September 30: Doug Smith

October 7: Dan Israel

October 14: Jeff Hockaday



September 23: Dawn Bielby & Imogene Clegg

September 30: Margaret Gaines & Jeanne Howell

October 7: Nancy Garrett & Bobbie White

October 14: Helen Cox & Alyson Rice



September 23: Young Adult Class

September 30: No Snack Supper Needed – Adventure Landing

October 7: Lazarus/Good Shepherd Class

October 14: Fidelis Class