FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1650 Waddington Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4W3
Phone: 250-753-0241 · Fax: 250-753-0415
E-mail: [email protected] · Website:
PRAYER CONCERNS THIS WEEK
We extend a warm welcome to everyone worshipping with us today.
Our prayer is that you experience Christ’s love in our worship and fellowship.
Join us for tea and coffee in the Fellowship Café following both services.
November 9, 2014
Worship Leader - Chris Gillespie
9 am Platform Leader - Jason Schmidt
11 am Platform Leader - Ian Smith
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thess. 5:17
CHURCH MINISTRIES
Elders & Deaconesses
SPECIAL NEEDS
Civic Election
THOSE WHO ARE SHUT IN
Doreen Attrell
GLOBAL MISSIONARIES
Ted Wall
PRAISE
God of Infinite Wisdom
LOCAL OUTREACH
Urban Outreach
SPECIAL MUSIC - George Macdonald
FAITH THAT WORKS
THOSE WHO ARE SICK & RECOVERING
Heather Schneidereit, Carl Bracken, Freddie Mitchell, Luke Chlysta
Pastor Rob Daley
Scripture: James 1:1-12 (Pew Bible - Page 854)
PRAYER AND PRAISE CARDS
In the pews are Prayer and Praise cards which
we encourage you to use. Our church family’s
needs are vital to us and our staff, Elders and
Sunday Prayer Teams would be honoured to
pray with you. Please place your completed
cards in the offering bags or drop it into the
Prayer Box on the Ushers’ table.
NAME TAGS
We encourage all regular attendees
to pick up your name tag each week
on the Name Tag Bulletin Board.
All GUESTS are invited to pick up
your name tag at the Welcome
Center. Your participation helps
us care for one another.
GREETERS
9 am
Maurice & Gloria
Alexandre
11 am
Irene Kidd
Wilma Tydeman
Next Week
Youth
PRAYER TEAMS
9 am
Allison Rowell
Myung Cook
Lorna Brown
Mabel Petrie 11 am
Dilly Borgerson
Wilma Tydeman
Renate Morawietz
Sandra Sharma
Jane Splait
Marilyn Fairman
PRAYER CHAIN
If you have a prayer request
please email
[email protected]
or contact the Church Office
(250-753-0241) and our
Elders and Deaconesses
will remember you in prayer.
The Prayer Room is open
following both morning
services for those needing
a quiet place to pray.
Nursery (Ages 0 to 2)
Preschool (Ages 2 to 5)
Nursery (Ages 0 to 2)
Preschool (Ages 2 to 5)
Grades 1 to 6)
THE GREAT BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
THIS WEEK’S READINGS (87 & 88)
1 Timothy 6:3-21 & 2 Timothy 2
BE INSPIRED AFRESH BY THE BIBLE
NURSERY TEAMS
The E100 Bible Reading Challenge is an initiative to encourage you to be inspired to
meet God daily through the Bible - not just for the period of the Challenge, but beyond.
9 am
Fran Hawker
Marion Ree
11 am
Walter Heinrichs
Louise Hoskin
Before the service begins, please switch your cell phone to SILENT. Thanks!
Required for November
47,080.00
Required for November
8,200.00
Received on Nov. 2
15,664.40
Received on Nov. 2
3,405.00
Received this month
15,664.40
Received this month
3,405.00
Required by Nov. 30
433,212.00
Required by Nov. 30
90,200.00
Received YTD
392,860.98
Received YTD
70,820.55
PLEASE CLEARLY MARK BUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTIONS
RUN WELL/FINISH STRONG ENVELOPES AVAILABLE IN THE PEWS
NOVEMBER 9 - 15
SUNDAY
9 am & 11 am
PRAISE GOD FOR OUR VETERANS
9:15-10:15 am
10:15-10:45 a.m.
11:15 am-12:15 pm
12:15-12:45 pm
2 pm
6:30 pm
Family Worship Service
Nursery (Ages 0 to 2)
Little Kidz Time (Ages 2 to 5)
Fellowship Café
Little Kidz Time (Ages 2 to 5)
Fellowship Café
Mixed Ensemble Practice
Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer
MONDAY
6 pm
6:30 pm
Ladies’ Quilting Group
JuBELLation Handbell Practice
TUESDAY
6:15-8 pm
LEST WE FORGET . . .
On Remembrance Day, November 11, we remember our nation’s
sons and daughters who have fallen on the battlefields of the world.
The freedoms we enjoy today are made possible by their sacrifices.
Let us remember as well those who serve today in the cause
of peace and freedom everywhere. May God preserve their lives
and bless them with wisdom and courage for each new day.
Office Closed
Awana Kids’ Club

He shall have dominion from sea to sea. (Psalm
WEDNESDAY
10 am - 12 pm
12:30-2:30 pm
6:30-9 pm
Toddlers’ Playgroup
Precept Upon Precept Bible Study
Ladies’ Beth Moore Study
THURSDAY
3:45-5 pm
7:15 pm
7-8:30 pm
Kids’ Choir Practice
DEACONESSES
Youth Night
FRIDAY
3:30-4:30 pm
Children’s Chime Choir
SATURDAY
7:30 am
3:30 pm
Mr. Ken Naylor  RAF (Occupational Forces, Germany)
Mr. Harold Smoker - RCAF (Communications)
Mr. John Van Ingen - Army (Indonesia)
PARENT PANEL & YOUTH INFORMATION LUNCHEON
Sunday, November 16th @ 12:30 pm
Host - Pastor Randy Baker
PARENT PANEL Q
PURPOSES
Evaluation
Feedback
Men’s Prayer Fellowship
URBAN OUTREACH
2014/15 Ministry
Game-plan Overview
9 am & 11 am  FAMILY WORSHIP
NURSERY (Ages 0 to 2)
9-10:15 am  ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15-10:15 am 
PRESCHOOL (Ages 2 to 5)
10:15-10:45 am 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 
12:15-12:45 pm  FELLOWSHIP CAFÉ
12:30 pm  YOUTH PARENTS’ LUNCHEON
2 pm 
MIXED ENSEMBLE PRACTICE
Check out www.fbcnanaimo.ca
Soup, buns, veggies and drinks will be served. Childcare Provided
Please RSVP to [email protected]
FELLOWSHIP CAFÉ
PRESCHOOL (Ages 2 to 5)
KIDZ TIME (Grades 1-6)
&
A
A panel of parents who have
made it through the teenage
stage will address pre-planned
and open forum questions
for parents with teens.
PRIMETIMERS’ FELLOWSHIP
All those 55+ are invited to a time of
encouragement and fellowship
Wednesday, November 19 @ 10 am
Special Speaker - Dawne Anderson
(Director of Salvation Army Kettle Campaign)
Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.
NANAIMO LIGHTHOUSE MINISTRIES
We are collecting items again this year
for the seamen who visit Nanaimo
during the Christmas season.
ITEMS
Toques
Toothpaste
Men’s socks
Pens/Pencils
Toothbrushe
Tracts
Razors
Envelopes
Men’s gloves
Chocolate Bars
Writin
g
Donations for these gifts may be placed in the
Christmas box in the foyer. Thank you so much!
NEW MEMBERS
The Elders are pleased to recommend
JOHN & VIOLA COLYN and
CATHLEEN HARTING for
membership at First Baptist Church.
If you are interested in becoming a
member or have questions about
membership, please contact one
of our Elders or Pastors.
.
TALKING (WITHOUT HATING)
ABOUT SEX
Friday, Nov. 21, 7-9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 am -12 noon
Maranatha Church
Speaker - Prof. John Stackhouse
free admission
offering will be taken
TEA TIME
In one of F.W. Boreham’s books,
he tells of an old Scottish woman living
alone and very poor. But she carefully tithed
what little she had and gave to the church.
When unable to attend service, she expected
a deacon to drop by and collect her offering.
The deacon knew well she could not afford it,
but knowing also that she would be deeply
offended if he did not collect it, he was
careful to stop by.
It was late afternoon one day when he
made his visit. Old Mary was sitting near a
window having tea.
“The tithe is on the mantel,” she said,
greetings over. “Won’t ye sit and have a
cup of tea?”
The deacon sat, and when Mary passed
him his cup, he looked down in surprise
and exclaimed: “Why, Mary! It’s only water
ye have!”
“Aye!” said old Mary. “But He makes
it taste like tea!”
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
DOCUMENTARY: IRREPLACEABLE
Irreplaceable is coming
to TV on Sunday, Nov. 23.
Join host Tim Sisarich on his journey
as he talks to a variety of experts and
delves into a range of topics to help
you understand that a redeemed
family is far better than a perfect
family. Enjoy Irreplaceable by
streaming online for free!
For times and details check
http://www.thefamilyproject.ca/
irreplaceable.
(Recommended for ages 15 and up.)
URBAN OUTREACH
Be part of a team that reaches out to
needy people in Nanaimo. Meet Sat. Nov. 15
at 3:30 pm at the church to go hand out
sandwiches and juice in the downtown area.
To get involved, please contact Kara Daley
(250-751-1156) or email [email protected]
YOUTH ROOM FURNITURE
The Youth Room is in need of some
comfortable gently-used couches.
If you have one or more that you
would like to donate, please contact
Pastor Randy (250-753-0241).
Thank you.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child
brings joy and hope to children in
desperate situations around the
world through gift-filled shoeboxes
and the Good News of God’s love.
This program of Samaritan’s Purse
gives people of all ages an opportunity
to be involved in a simple hands-on
missions project while focusing on
the true meaning of Christmas –
Jesus Christ.
BAPTIST WOMEN’S
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Each year Baptist women around the world
gather in November to pray for one another
during the Baptist Women’s World Day
of Prayer. Here at FBC the Missions
Commission and Baptist Women in Focus
invite both men and women to pray
for specific needs on each continent as
well as our own Partners in Mission.
Please join us TONIGHT
at 6:30 pm in the Lounge.
CIVIC ELECTIONS 2014
The 2014 Nanaimo General Civic Election
will be held this Saturday, Nov. 15th. Eligible
voters can cast their ballot for one Mayor,
eight City Councillors and nine School District
68 Trustees. We encourage our church family
to prayerfully participate in the election.
HANDBELL
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday, Nov. 29th @ 7 pm
JuBELLation Handbell Choir
Children’s Chime Choir
Vocal Ensemble
PICK UP A SHOEBOX
IN THE FOYER TODAY ! !
Please return your filled
shoeboxes by Sunday, Nov. 16
CHRISTMAS CARD DONATIONS
If you receive unsolicited packets of
Christmas cards in the mail or have
leftovers from last year, please pass
them on to Gordon Loudon. He is
collecting unused Christmas cards,
envelopes and stickers to distribute
to homeless people this Christmas.
This may be the only Christmas
card these folks will receive.
Please leave them in Gord’s
mailbox in the Foyer.
Music for the whole family
Silent Auction
Admission by donation at the door
Tea & coffee with Christmas
goodies following the concert
Morning Sermon Notes - November 9, 2014
JAMES
A Faith that Works
James is the name of several individuals in the New
Testament and a form of the great Old Testament name, Jacob. One
was James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John. Another was
James, the son of Alphaeus. One of the Lord's disciples named Judas
(not Iscariot) had a father named James. However, there is little
evidence that any of these wrote the book of James. That leaves us
with James, the brother of our Lord, as the most likely author of this
letter.
At first James along with his brothers and sisters did not
believe in the divinity of Christ (Mark 3:31-35; John 7:5). Yet we find
them in the Upper Room praying with the disciples in Acts 1:14.
What brought about the change from unbelief to faith? 1 Corinthians
15:7 indicates that Jesus appeared to James after His resurrection.
This convinced him that Jesus truly was the Saviour and he, in turn,
shared this knowledge with his brothers. He later became the leader
of the church in Jerusalem. Paul called him "a pillar" in Galatians
2:9. It was James who moderated the church conference described
in Acts 15. We have no record in the Bible, but tradition tells us that
James was martyred in A.D. 62. He must have been a deeply
spiritual man to gain the leadership of the Jerusalem church in so
short a time and his stature is seen in Acts 15, where he was able to
permit all the factions to express themselves, and then bring peace
by drawing a conclusion based on the Word of God.
The letter of James is addressed to those Jews who had
come to faith in Christ and were now scattered throughout the
Roman Empire. As leader of the church at Jerusalem, James was also
the overseer of Jewish believers everywhere, since they came from
all parts of the Roman Empire to the great Temple feasts. Those who
had turned to Christ were the targets of intense persecution and the
purpose of James’ letter to them was twofold: first, to show that the
trials and afflictions they were experiencing were designed to
strengthen faith; second, to establish standards of Christian
behavior. His letter is highly practical and insists that if faith is real
it should work and be seen. That is, it should work in our lives and
be seen in the works we do.
FAITH THAT WORKS
James 1:1-12
James was a practical man who wrote to people in need.
He emphasizes in his letter that true faith works.
God's message through him is needed today.
But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your
faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
James 2:18