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If you have any books checked out from the church library, please Adults 52 Children 8

Deacons In Service Greeters check to see if they are overdue; then come by to re-check them
Aug Keith Louis, Tommy Layne Aug Raymond Weschke or turn them in. FINANCIAL
Sept Ray Bickerstaff, Johnnie Sept Jack & Haroldean Marrs Thanks. Weekly Requirements for August:
Gaidusek $4,822.92
Ushers Received last week:
Aug 2 Micah Boles, Jack Roberson, $2,119.71
Chad Carr, Bryant Schuetz STEPS TO BECOMING A CHRISTIAN Received for July:
Extended Session Aug 9 Charlie Boyd, Michael REALIZE that you have sinned against God. $18,339.04
We are needing volunteers Sexton,
for extended session. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans
Dan Bateman, Byron Whitney
Please see the sign-up Aug 16 Johnnie Gaidusek, Weldon
3:23 Visit our new and continually improving website:
sheet on the wall by the Bartels http://www.fbcvm.org
REPENT of your sins.
nursery. Jason Chase, Ronnie Johansen
“Repent, then, turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.”
Aug 23 Jason Strawser, Ray
Bickerstaff,
-Acts 3:19
Gary Adrian REQUEST God to save you through Jesus Christ.
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS -Romans 10:13
RECEIVE Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING FIRST BAPTIST
OF
“Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name,
He gave the right to become children of God.” -John 1:12
CHURCH VALLEY MILLS
“…if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”,
Place: Sanctuary of First Baptist Church Valley Mills
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,
Day: Sunday, August 9, 2009 you will be saved.” - Romans 10:9

Time: Immediately following morning worship


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
By: JoAnn Heath
Church Clerk Sunday, August 2
8:45 A.M. Deacons’ Meeting
9:45 A.M. Bible Study
YOUTH 10:55 A.M. Morning Worship
6:00 P.M. DAVE RAMSEY’S FPU CLASS
Aug 2-6 Youth-led Children’s Camp in Tulsa, OK
Aug 7-9 Youth Converge/Choir Retreat in Houston Mondays
11:30 A.M. Prayer in Today’s Adults
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EXTENDED SESSION 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. – EXERCISE
We are needing volunteers for extended session. Please see the Wednesday, August 5
sign-up sheet on the wall by the nursery. 9:30 A.M. Ladies Prayer in Prayer Room
6:00 - 6:45 P.M. Youth hang out in gym
S U N D AY S C H O O L T E A C H E R S N E E D E D 6:50 P.M. Youth worship begins
We are in need of Sunday School teachers for 1-6 grades. Also we 7:10 P.M. Youth break into small groups
are in need of workers for Wednesday evening Children in Action 7:40 - 8:00 P.M. Big meeting time in Youth room
Program. If interested, please call Tina Tiller at 932-5269 or 254- 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. Youth hang out in gym
749-5485.
Thursdays
SHOES FOR ORPHAN SOULS 6:00 A.M. Men’s Prayer Breakfast in Fellowship Hall
Donation dates: 7/15 – 8/15; Drop-off location at First Baptist Sunday, August 9
Church. 9:45 A.M. Bible Study
Donate new shoes, socks, and/or undergarments and make life 10:55 A.M. Morning Worship
better for orphans and at-risk children throughout the world. Any 6:00 P.M. DAVE RAMSEY’S FPU CLASS
questions, please call Tina Tiller at 932-5269 or 254-749-5485.

FROM THE L I B R A RY S U N D AY S C H O O L A T T E N D A N C E
Officers 4 Youth 2
Nursery/Preschool 12
TO OUR COMMUNITY. . .
THE WORSHIP OF GOD
August 2, 2009 Next week, August 9, 2009, we will have our first annual
meeting under the new bylaws. One of the items on the
WELCOME AND GREETING agenda will be to approve committee members. The word
committee comes from the root word commit which means
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” Hymn # 7 to pledge to a task. If you have been asked or you
volunteered for a committee, please pray about your
CALL TO WORSHIP Responsive Reading commitment to that task. We often hear the phrase that
someone is a “committed Christian”, one of the ways to be a
“I Will Call Upon the Lord” committed Christian is through your commitment and
I will call upon the Lord involvement in the life of this particular Body of Christ
who is worthy to be praised. through its various committees. I want to thank those who
So shall I be saved from my enemies. have served on the various committees in the past as well
I will call upon the Lord. as those who will be serving for the first time.
The Lord liveth, and blessed be the Rock, Praying for you, John
and let the God of my salvation be exalted. (repeat)
Words and Music, Michael O’Shields © 1981 by SOUND III God Loves Us
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
MORNING PRAYER that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

“Lift High the Cross” Hymn # 594 Hear God’s Call To Us Today
Revelation 3:20 - Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears
CHILDREN’S FEATURE Amanda Carr my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with
me.
PRAYER TIME
Feel free to pray at the altar or your seat. Hear God’s Promise To Us All
John 1:12,13 - Yet to all who received him, he gave the right to become
“I Love to Tell the Story” Hymn # 572 children of God - Children born not of natural descent, nor of human
decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
SERMON John Wheatley
When we are converted, we are justified by God.
Decision of Commitment “Here I Am, Lord” Psalm 103:12 - as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our
(At this time, you are invited to pray, speak with a pastor, make spiritual transgressions from us.
commitments, or indicate your desire to become a member of this
fellowship.) We enter into a relationship with God as an act of faith (there is nothing
we can do to merit this relationship).
DOXOLOGY Ephesians 2:8-9 - For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -
OFFERTORY PRAYER and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no
TITHES & OFFERINGS one can boast.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of BENEDICTION Faith is an act of trust and self abandonment when we commit
those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim ourselves (give our lives)to Christ.
who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, ‘Till all the world adore his sacred name. Matthew 16:24-26 - Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come
say to Zion, after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For
All lyrics printed with permission granted by CCLI License #439151
"Your God reigns!” whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for
Matthew 16:24-26 me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world,
yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Committing our lives to Christ is our own free decision.


AUGUST 2, 2009 Romans 10:13 - Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved.

And As We Gather To Worship


Hebrews 4:16 - Let us then approach the throne of grace with confi-
dence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our
time of need.

Call to Action: Annual church meeting after


worship
service August 9

Mark your calendar for the annual church meeting after


worship service on August 9. At this meeting we will elect a
new Trustee and committees to lead our church and discuss
other important church business. All church members 13
years of age or older are eligible
to vote. Please take advantage of this opportunity and
responsibility
to participate in the business of our church.

Under our bylaws a quorum of 25% of the voting members of


the church is required for a valid vote – approximately 50
people – but decisions for the future of our church deserve to
be made by a much greater number of members.

You may cast your vote in person or by a written, signed


proxy. A
form of proxy will be available in the church narthex or at the
church office for those who will not be able to attend the
meeting.
You also can email your proxy to the church office stating who
you
are authorizing to cast your vote or for whom you want to
vote –
be sure to include your name and phone number for
verification.
All proxies must be delivered to the church office before
August 9
or given to the moderator on August 9 to be counted.

From the Lay Leadership Committee: Anyone


interested in
serving on a committee, please contact JoAnn Heath at
254-932-6192 or Mamie Johnston at 254-486-2628 by
August 1 in preparation for the annual meeting on
August 9.