Updated: 1/10/19

Bulletin for Worship Service Sunday, January 12th 2019

“First Sunday after the Epiphany”

Liturgical Color: Green

Minister:  Pastor Tony Thurston

Announcements:

If you are visiting with us today, we welcome you into this Body of Christ and hope you’ll feel Welcome and and wish to return to worship with us! We invite you to join us in our Communion Celebration this Morning.

Please join us every Wednesday at 6 pm for our “Praise and Worship Service” in the Fellowship Hall.

The Outreach Committee is taking donations for the Heifer International this Sunday. Please make Checks payable to Heifer International and put in the offering plate or leave in the Church Office.

Don’t Forget: The Monthly Board Meeting is Today following the Worship Service.

Please Note: The Mary Circle Meeting will be held this Thursday, January 16th at 11:30 am at the Pizza Ranch here in Creston.

The Appalachia Service Project will be serving a Meal next Sunday, January 19th at 11:30 am at the Creston Baptist Church. There will be a free-will-offering.

January 26th, the FCC is working at the Food Pantry from 11:45 to 2:30 pm helping with food Distribution. We need Five people to Volunteer and there is a sign-up sheet posted in the Narthex Room.

Scripture Reading for today:

Matthew 3: 13-17 & Acts 10: 34-43

Matthew 3:13-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved,[a] with whom I am well pleased.”

Acts 10:34-43 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Gentiles Hear the Good News

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

P.S. Don’t forget to Check-out our Prayer of the Week/Pastor Tony’s Notes every Week.  🙂

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