Athens Drive Baptist Church

May 27, 2018

11:00 A.M.


Welcome                                                                                         Steve Rice


Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag


Call to Worship Hymn #641 (Please stand)                                                Bates

“America, the Beautiful”


Reading of Scripture                                                                         Steve Rice

John 11:17-36




Pastoral Prayer                                                                                       Pastor


Offertory Hymn #154 (Please stand)                                                        Scriven

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”


Prayer of Dedication                                                                        Dan Israel


Offertory                                                                                  Barbara Fraser


Sermon                                                                                                    Pastor

“Jesus Wept”

John 11:17-36


Hymn of Decision #515 (Please stand)                                                       Stites

“Trusting 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.


CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES: Gray Keith – Graphic Design, B.S. – East Carolina University, Christina Chinnis Smith – Nursing, BSN – UNC Wilmington, Megan Watkins – Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. – North Carolina State University, Natalie Booker – Bachelor of Science & Biology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Meredith College


WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO Spike Burton and his family in the death of his father, Raymond Burton, Sr. Please remember to keep this family in your prayers.


THANK YOU: The family of Raymond Burton acknowledges with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy. Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers. It is good to know Spike is surrounded by such a warm and loving congregation.

The family of Raymond Burton


OUT OF OFFICE: Julie will be out of the office on Tuesday, May 29.


FROM BUDGET & FINANCE:   The committee requests each organizational head, committee chairperson, and staff member to define their goals, program benefits, and costs for the 2018/2019 budget year by submitting their budget proposals to Steve Mabe or any Budget & Finance Committee member. A standard form is available TODAY and budget requests should be submitted by June 24, 2018. The forms are located on the vestibule table.   Thank you for your support.


FUN AND FELLOWSHIP DAY: Fun and Fellowship Day will be on Saturday, June 23, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Fun and games for all ages will begin at 4:00 P.M. Outdoor games include volleyball, washer toss, corn hole and ladder golf. Board games can be enjoyed in the fellowship building. Young adults will lead games for the children. You can also sit in the shade and have conversations with old and new friends. Activities will conclude with a cookout. The church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and buns. We ask that participants bring condiments or side dishes. A signup sheet will be placed in the foyer. Please sign up and indicate the number of family members participating and the side dish that will be provided. Please sign up no later than Wednesday (June 20) so we can determine how much food (hamburgers and hotdogs) to purchase.  




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






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



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: Rayvon Cooke, Dot Gregory, Louis Keith, Spike Burton and family, Lucille Cooke, Helen Cox, Bill Bielby, Jeanne Howell, Martha Kaidouh, Joyce Gentry, Melanie Allen, Curtis and Doris Clark, Lois Jones, Josh Needham and family, Leilia Harris, Bill Hedspeth and family, Bob Skillman, Barbara Fraser, Shirlowe Powell, Katherine Brigman and family, Jenny Mabe Brown, Becky Hedspeth, Evelyn and Herbert Rouse, Kaycee and Johnny Rice and family (Bobbi Cross), Maree Martin, Betty Wimberly, Barbara Powell, Karl Hill, Vicky Cross, Judy Israel, Nagra Aftab, Mollie Craver (Bev Hill), Nancy Garrett


OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES: The family of Jessie Futrell (Bobbie White), The family of Drucilla McKay (Freeman Wilder), Jim Hinnant (Holland Gibson), Carol Hess (Vena Hendricks), Christie McRae (Steve & Beverly Mabe), Ann Holloman and family (O’Dell Bass), Valerie O’Reilly (Bob Skillman), Kim Scott (O’Dell Bass), Matt Watkins (Megan Watkins), David Horsch (Dawn Bielby), Melissa Edwards (Doug Smith), The family of Charles Williams (Bill Bielby), Larry Beechem (Freeman Wilder), Debbie Harris (Margaret Gaines), Landis Phillip (Robert Gaines), 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), Bea Finger (Imogene Clegg), Wynton Striplin (Judy Israel), Ben Sutphin (John Cox), Bella Dusenbury (Jeanne Howell), Johnny Deal (Betty Wimberly), Laura Moore (Holland Gibson), 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), 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), 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 #100, 9767 N.C. 210,

Angier, NC 27501


OPERATION INASMUCH 2018 REPORT: Forty-three ADBC and GGCF members carried out 8 projects that ministered to our community in the name of Christ. Six projects had potential to impact 390 people in a direct manner either through personal interactions or preparing greeting cards to be sent to military personnel, and hospital patients. Two teams had indirect impacts on people in the community as they spread mulch on the Frisbee golf course in Kentwood Park, provided yard maintenance around the Family Promise Facility and made repairs in the Family Promise Transitional Building. The collective time committed to serving Christ in the community was 148 hours. Our ninth Operation Inasmuch day was very successful. I thank everyone who shared time to express the love of Christ in our community. “Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me” Matthew 25:40.

Dan Israel



May 27: Dan Israel

June 3: Robert Gaines

June 10: Virgil Jones

June 17: Bob Skillman



May 27: Margaret Gaines & Jessica Bielby

June 3: Becky Hedspeth & Margaret Gaines

June 10: Pam Skillman & Margaret Gaines

June 17: Margaret Gaines & Jeanne Howell



May 27: No Snack Supper Needed – No Youth

June 3: Fidelis/Elizabeth Hendricks Class

June 10: Faith Class

June 17: Father’s Day – No Youth Snack Supper Needed