9:00 AM
    Sunday Morning Bible Study
   Christian Foundation Ministry

               10:00 AM
      Morning Worship Service
  Right Hand of Fellowship (1st Sunday)
  The Lord’s Supper served (1st Sunday)
  Baptism (Last Sunday of each month)

            12:00 NOON                                                                             St. Mark 16:15
      Wednesday Prayer Meeting
        6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Wednesday Night Bible study
         Youth Hour of Power

       Broadcast Information
                                                    First Baptist Church
     Friday, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                      2114 Main Street
       Public Access – Channel 19                                 Melrose Park, IL 60160

           First Baptist Church                       Reverend John L. Belser, Pastor
                2114 Main Street                   708.344.7411                                        708.344.7265 (fax)
              Melrose Park, IL 60160                     
             Pastor John L. Belser
           708.344.7411     708.344.7265 (fax)           “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
                                                                      Philippians 4:13

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     Welcome to First Baptist Church!
We are glad that you chose to come and share in our Worship Experience.
                                                                                             FILL THE STOREHOUSE
We trust that you felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and the warmth of our
Christian love and hospitality as you entered our doors. If you are a seeker,              THAT PEOPLE MIGHT BE FED
you’ve found a Church where everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is
everything. If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as                                   “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and
your Lord and Saviour, or are not active in another Church, we invite you to                                  you gave Me drink;… I was naked and you clothed Me.”
unite with First Baptist Church where our emphasis is on growth and                                                                                      Matthew 25:35-36

                                                                                           Vineyard Harvest Feeding
victorious living through Jesus Christ in all aspects of everyday life.

                                Our Vision
Providing Christian Ministry to the whole person, from cradle to grave.
                                                                      Philippians 4:19

                               Our Mission
To bring all people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ through
the ABC’s of Salvation: 

         Acknowledge and repent of sins. (Romans 3:23)
         Believe on Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as our resurrected
             Redeemer. (John 3:16)
         Confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. (Romans 10:8-9)
         Disciple - become a disciple of Christ through study &
             obedience to God’s Word.      (2 Timothy 2:15 & 4:15-17)

         Evangelize – to share the good news and lead others to Christ.
                                     (Matthew 28:18-20)                                      Outreach Feeding Service
         Filled – Being filled with the Holy Ghost.                                                                Evangelize – to share the good news and lead others to Christ.
                                   (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

                                                                                           :And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in
         Giving God glory, praise, and worship in all things.                              heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the
                                    (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

                                                                                           nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the
                                                                                           Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things
   Winning the World for Christ, One Soul at a time!!!                                     that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even
                                                                 St. Mark 16:15            to the end of the age.” Amen”                 Matthew 28:18-20

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BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY                                  UPCOMING EVENTS AT FBC
  Happy Anniversary and/or Birthday to members                                      OCTOBER
celebrating Wedding anniversaries and Birthdays in      Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 10:00 AM – Fall Outreach Sunday,
                                                        Elmhurst College, Hammerschmidt Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL
             the month of OCTOBER                       60126
        The following members are celebrating           Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – 6:00 PM – Moody Class – Book of James
          Wedding Anniversaries:                            Vote before 7:00 PM

  Deacon and Sister Mark Mizelle – 24th Anniversary     Sunday, November 7, 2010 – Fall back – Set your clocks back
                                                        Sunday, November 14, 2010 – 10:00 AM – Vineyard Ministry Annual Day,
                                                        Outreach Ministries’ Annual Day – Dr. Alvin Love, Guest Preacher
                                                             3:30 PM – Fellowship at Pilgrim Rest MBC in Chicago
                                                        Sunday, November 21, 2010 – 10:00 AM – Senior Gospel Choir Annual
                                                        Wednesday, November 24, 2010 – 6:00 PM – Thanksgiving Eve Service
        The following members are celebrating
                   Birthdays:                                                        DECEMBER
                                                        Sunday, December 12, 2010 – 10:00 AM – Stewardship Ministry Annual
             Sister Shirley Antwi-Barfi                 Day – Dr. Joseph Richardson, Guest Preacher
                Deacon John Belser
                                                        Sunday, December 19, 2010 – 9:00 AM – Christmas Program
             Sister Thomaseen Brown                         10:00 AM – The Angelic Choir Annual Day
                Sister Elaine Davis
                Brother Keith Davis                     Wednesday, December 22, 2010 – 6:00 PM – Annual Christmas Service
               Sister Shirley Higgins                   Sunday, December 26, 2010 – 9:00 AM – Christmas Worship Service
               Sister Linda Jackson
               Brother Ramon Jones
               Sister Patricia Mizelle                                 THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
             Sister Antoinette Monroe                       There are no unimportant people in the body of Christ!
             Sister Adrienne Nevielles
             Brother Christopher Poole                  “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether
                Sister Mattie Poole                     we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and
              Evangelist Jo Anne Roe                    have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is
               Deacon William Travis                    not one member, but many.”
             Brother Courtney Tribble                                                           1 Corinthians 12:13-14

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       RESPONSIVE READING                                                                PRAYER LIST
MINISTER:              If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is                                   Pastor John L. Belser
                                                                                               First Lady Kimberly Belser
                       gracious.                                                          President Barack Obama & Family
CONGREGATION:          To whom, coming as unto a living                                  All College Students & All Young People
                                                                                      First Baptist Church Nursing Home Ministry
                       stone, disallowed indeed of men but                      All Military Participants – Maywood Police Department
                       chosen of God, and precious,                  SICK & SHUT-IN/HOME                   HOSPITAL OR NURSING HOME
MINISTER:              Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a     Sister Emma Lyons                      Sister Lizabeth Cooley - NH
                                                                     Sister Emma Clark                      Brother Willie Scales – NH
                       spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to       Brother Julius Reedy, Sr.              Sister Annie Greer – NH
                       offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable     Mother Ceola Harper                    Mother Maryon Brown
                       to God by Jesus Christ.                       Mother Helen Jackson                   Deacon Melvin Jackson
                                                                     Deacon Willie Wilson
CONGREGATION:          Wherefore also it is contained in the         Mother Louise Pool
                       scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief      Sister Mattie Lacey
                       cornerstone, elect, precious; and he                            PRAYER REQUESTS
                       that believeth on him shall not be            Bishop W.J. Chambliss                     Pastor Tyrone Crider
                       confounded.                                   Mother Lucille Underwood                  Elder A.H. Montgomery
                                                                     Mother Stella Jackson                     Deacon Willis Hickman
MINISTER:              Unto you, therefore, who believe he is        Sister Lucille Taylor                     Deacon Williams Travis
                       precious, but unto them who are               Brother Howard Cathey                     Brother Keith Gillespie
                                                                     Sister Brenda Germany                     Brother James Clark
                       disobedient, the stone which the              Sister Linda Grant                        Sister Eula Gillespie
                       builders disallowed, the same is made         Brother Sonny Burnside                    Sister Bobbie Brown
                       the head of the corner.                       Brother Archie McCants                    Brother Edward Brown
                                                                     Sister Darlene James                      Sister Starlisa Wilson
CONGREGATION:          And a stone of stumbling, and a rock          Sister Eunice Jackson-Hazzard             Sister Patricia Bridgewater
                       of offense, even to them who stumble          Brother Robert Searcy                     Sister Annie Bell Patton
                       at the word, being disobedient;               Sister Pauline Young                      Sister Joan Thomas
                       whereunto also they were appointed.           Brother Elmore Taylor                     Brother George McReynolds
                                                                     Brother Henry Taylor                      Brother David McMahan
MINISTER:              But ye are a chosen generation a royal        Sister Evelyn Hall                        Sister Maureen Baker
                       priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar        Sister Mary Millhouse                     The Headen Family
                                                                     Sister LaQuita Scott                      Sister Betty Brandt
                       people, that ye should show forth the         Brother Sherman Burrell                   Brother Daniel Gibson
                       praises of him who hath called you out        Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud:
                       of darkness into his marvelous light;
ALL:                   Who in time past were not a people                                                and he shall hear my voice.   Psalm 55:17
                       but are now the people of God; who
                       had not obtained mercy but now have                                     Bereaved Families
                                                                                               The Brazier Family
                       obtained mercy.     1 Peters 2:3-10
                                                                                            Deacon Jeff Lewis & Family
   Please power off all electronic devices in the Sanctuary

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SUNDAY MORNING                                                                     CONGREGATIONAL HYMN
          BIBLE STUDY                                                                LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
                       October 31, 2010
                          Lesson 9
              Filling Our Emptiness
Devotional Reading: Psalm 3:1-6
Background Scripture: Psalm 63                                                            What a fellowhip, what a joy divine,
Printed Passage: Psalm 63:1-11                                                              Leanin on the everlasting arms;
                                                                                       What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
                            Key Verse                                                      Leaning on the everlasting arms.
O GOD, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul
thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a day and thirsty                              Chorus: Leaning, Leaning,
land, where no water is.     Psalm 63:1                                                       Safe and secure from all alarms;
                     Session Overview                                                                Leaning, leaning,
In today’s lesson, we continue our study of “Good Sustains.” Our                              Leaning on the everlasting arms.
previous lessons reminded us of how “God Sustains” by His                                O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
wisdom and His ability to be our refuge and leader. This lesson
will demonstrate how God’s presence comforts and assures us in                              Leaning on the everlasting arms;
the midst of trials and tribulations. We do not have to live in                        O how bright the path grows from day to day,
misery and emptiness. The God who saves us is also the God who                              Leaning on the everlasting arms.
is able to sustain us. (Adult Bible Quarterly)
                                                                                   Text: Johnson Outman, Jr.   Tune: Nolan Williams, Jar   Hymn 371
   November 7, 2010–Lesson 10–Psalm 66:1-12
                                                                                                ~ OFFERING MEDITATION ~
 Reaching Higher Levels of Understanding and Faith!                               Glory and honor are in his presence; strength and gladness
 “…Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”     are in his place.
                                                                 2 Peter 3:18
                                                                                  Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the
                                                                                  Lord glory and strength.
                   We encourage you to attend                                     Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; bring an
             Sunday Morning Bible Study                                           offering and come before him; worship the Lord in the beauty
                   9:00 AM to 9:50 AM                                             of holiness.                      1 Chronicles 16:27-29
       Brother Reginald Blanchard, Ministry Leader
                                                                                  WALKING IS NOT PERMITTED DURING TITHES & OFFERING, THE SERMON
                                                                                  AND THE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP!!

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           MEDIA MINISTRY                                        BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY
The following messages are available for purchase
on audio-cassette tapes and CDs.
   Pastor Belser is the speaker unless otherwise noted
 09/19/10 – How To Help Your Way Out
 09/26/10 – Don’t Miss Your Blessing
 10/03/10 – Don’t Wait Until Your Battles Over, Shout Now       I WILL CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY IN NOVEMBER
                                                                 (For security purposes, please DO NOT provide date)
 10/10/10 – From Victim to Victor
                 Pastor Brenda Little
 10/17/10 – Whatever You’re Going Through God Will
                Bring You Out                                    MY NAME IS:
 10/24/10 – Lessons From A Veteran
                 Reverend Walter Turner
 10/31/10 – Trick or Treat

Media Order:      Please check off the sermon tape of your
                     choice and complete the section below.

Name:_____________________________________                         WE WILL CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY IN
                                                                 OUR NAMES:
Number of Tapes Ordered____________________

Total Amount Enclosed $_____________________
** Please allow 24 hours for the completion of your order **     WE WILL CELEBRATE OUR:
                                                                 ANNIVERSARY            (NUMBER ONLY)

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