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					Prelude


             A CHARGE TO KEEP I HAVE; A GOD TO GLORIFY
                          Lift Up His Name Medley
How Excellent Is Thy Name                         Dick and Mel Tunney
How Majestic Is Thy Name                             Michael W. Smith

Welcome and Invocation                                   Dennis Dockery

Scripture Reading           Matthew 20: 1-16

Pastoral Prayer


       A NEVER-DYING SOUL TO SAVE, AND FIT IT FOR THE SKY
Hymn of Service    Come All Christians Be Committed BEACH SPRING

Prayer of Blessing                                    Barbara Armbrister

Offertory                                                    Ruth Smith


         TO SERVE THE PRESENT AGE, MY CALLING TO FULFILL
Message in Music           Praise the Lord

Message                    God’s Odd Economics


   OH, MAY IT ALL MY POWERS ENGAGE, TO DO MY SAVIOR’S WILL
                      Respond to the Calling of the Holy Spirit
Hymn of Decision #277       Take My Life and Let It Be          HENDON

Benediction                                                 David Kiser

Postlude                                               Frances Detweiler
Please join others in the MBC Brewer’s Café for coffee and fellowship following this
morning’s worship service.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK the MBC Christmas Missions Post Office THIS
MORNING FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM FELLOW CHURCH
MEMBERS.

TODAY, JANUARY 3
   12:00 MBC Brewer’s Café
   No MBC Evening Activities

FYI: Prayer Team Ministry will not meet January 4. They will next meet on January 18.

Wednesday activities (dinner, Bible study, adult choir rehearsal, children and youth) will resume
on January 6. Please sign up for dinner. Menu: Tenderloin, Vegetable, Apple Cobbler, Bread

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
    9:00 MBC Brewer’s Café
    9:45 Sunday Morning Bible Study
    11:00 Morning Worship
    12:00 MBC Brewer’s Café
    4:30 Deacons Meeting
    6:00 MBC Church Family Forum--Join the MBC staff as we discuss comments,
     questions, and suggestions regarding where our church is going and what we are doing.
     There will be no children or youth activities.

FYI: Matt Winters (son of Vivian Hill)~~Ordination, Sunday, January 10, 3pm, Graceland
Baptist Church, Powhatan, VA~~Matt serves as Youth Pastor at Graceland Baptist Church. He
also serves children in foster care through the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home and Family
Services.

                           Please remember, you will receive your 2009 MBC contribution
                           statement (for tax purposes) included in your February offering
                           envelopes to be mailed in January.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
~~Lebanon Baptist Association (LBA) mission trip to Gulfport, February 20-27-- contact Ron Gilbert,
LBA Director of Missions, 944-4554, for info
~~Mission trip sponsored by the LBA to Mexico to do construction on a school for the deaf, Rio Bravo,
Mexico. Costs of $595 include lodging, food, transportation on site, and construction materials. Visit the
website www.iccd.net or contact Mark or Linda Ross for additional information.
                    The Sanctuary Décor Committee would like to offer you an
                    opportunity to help make our Worship Center beautiful every
                    Sunday. There is a 2010 flower calendar posted in the hall across
                    from Jeremy’s office. Please sign up for any Sunday you would
                    like to place flowers in honor or memory of someone. (Be certain to
take the arrangement home following the service.) Your flower arrangement will be
created by Jessica Brown, new owner of Rural Retreat Florist. To order your flowers
contact either Jessica or Debbie DeBord at 686-4881. We would appreciate your
participation.

MBC PRAYER CONCERNS: SCCH: Sara Hill (mother of Kim Nyvoll); Elizabeth Holley (mother-in-
law of Glenna Holley); GEORGIA: Carol Skinner (Lois Wolfe’s sister); MARYLAND: Lenora
Pennington; IOWA: Avery Morgan (niece of Nathan Eckert); KANSAS: Carl Eckert (grandfather of
Nathan Eckert); OTHERS: “Hank” Greene (brother of Helen Austin); Nancy Anders; Linda Caldwell; Kay
Bishop; Leta Cummings (mother of Buddy Cummings); Ron DuPriest; Tina Russell (friend of Debby
Robinson); Greg Roberson; Belle Morrell (sister of Helen Austin); Becky Sawyers (sister Helen
Deathridge); Polly Haga (sister of Eva Mae Hutton); Madge Powell; Don Jones; Clayton Hurt (father of
Frieda French); Steven Boone; Brenda Boone; Charlie Kirby; Joan Choate; Cletia Moore (surgery, January
6, mother of Brenda Boone); Fran Ferguson; Sonja McCollian (daughter of Neville Mozingo); Lucy
Orrender (friend of Mark Ross); Christina Ellis; Bill Suits (friend of Tommy Harrison); Becky Hilliker;
Ralph and Elsie Scott; Jim Hash (friend of Janie Cline); Ruth Ann Henry (friend of Ron DuPriest); Janice
Deatherage (daughter-in-law of Gale and Helen Deatherage); Carolyn Forrest
IN THE MILITARY: Zachary McNew; Christopher Saufley; Brandon G. Holt (cousin of Christina Ellis’
cousin); Michael Snider (grandson of Nancy Lindsey); Eddie Hall (son of Lucille Hall); Jessie King, and
Walter Saleh (friends of Penny Dixon); Chris Lee (son of Darrell and Emma Lee; Monte Clark (brother-in-
law of Jeremy and Holly Poplin)
CARE CENTERS: Chilhowie: Louise Wiles; Josephine Blankenbeckler; Sue
Bonham (Lucille Hall’s mother); Margaret Farrington; Edith Pugh; Francis Marion:
Speck Echols; Elizabeth Fotschky (mother of Kathy Fotschky); Ruby Tilson (aunt of
Billie Cummings); Pat VanHoy; Lois King; Viola Johnson; Jessie Ruth Osborne
(friend of Janie Cline); Bonnie Stinson; Florida: Harry Scott; N.C.: Oscar Roberson
(father of Greg Roberson); Private Residence: Dorothy Sturgill
Sympathy is extended
      to the family of Waymeth Smith (father of Garry Smith, 839 Henry Sreet).
      to the family of Helen Able (sister of Linda Farris, 148 Lynnside Drive).



                                          Marion Baptist Church Ministry Staff
Bobby Blevins, Associate Pastor/Minister to Senior Adults .................................................... joyotl@aol.com
Lisa Dockery, Children’s Minister .................................................................. ldockery01@embarqmail.com
Jeremy Poplin, Minister of Music/Youth .......................................................................revpoplin@gmail.com
Mark Ross, Pastor ................................................................................................. mross01@embarqmail.com
MARION BAPTIST
   CHURCH
      1258 North Main Street
      Marion, Virginia 24354
            783-8121




 “God’s Odd Economics”
         Matthew 20:1-16




   Sunday, January 3, 2010

				
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