Announcements We’re delighted you are worshipping with us today. The entire Briarwood family is eager to greet you, answer any questions you may have and minister to you in any In accordance with the Book of Church Order, Chapter 24, please be advised that the way. After the service, please stop by the foyer so that we may offer you a small gift to selection of officers for the class of 2012 will be held on Dec. 6 at a called meeting acknowledge your presence with us. I pray that this morning’s worship will be all about of the congregation beginning at 8:00 a.m. and officially closing with the end of the Him and not about us, and that it will draw you close to the Lord of the universe. 10:55 a.m. service. The men receiving the highest number of votes will be presented as a slate of officers to be elected by the congregation on Sun., Dec. 13. For Christ, His Cross and His Crown, JETHRO COUNCIL will meet on Mon., Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in FH–D with speaker Gary Palmer. Contact Frances at 776-5202 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Thurs., Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor/Teacher Nov. 4 at noon with your attendance plans for this meeting. Do you have excess candy? Put it to good use in the Bible Club ministry. Please leave Calendar of the Week it in the Mailroom in the box labeled “Bible Club Candy.” Pastor’s Inquirers/Membership Class starts Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The class will include four sessions of two Sunday mornings (Nov. 8 and 15) and a weekend (Fri. night/ For a full listing of calendar events, visit our website at briarwood.org/calendar. Sat. morning, Nov. 13 and 14). Attending does not obligate you to join. For more * Nursery provided - please call for weekday reservations, 776-5214. information or to sign up, please call 776-5208. Special needs care available - call June Cork, 824-3304. 3D (Doctrine, Dialogue, Dinner) with Pastor Reeder is Wed., Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the SUNDAY * 8:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service - Worship Center Bride’s Room. He will address any of your Bible or theology questions. Make dinner * 8:00 a.m. Intercessory Prayer - Prayer Room reservations at 776-5238. To register attendance or ask questions, call 776-5208. * 9:30 a.m. Adult and Youth EMC Convocation - Worship Center * 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for Children Operation Christmas Child will be collecting shoe box gifts until Nov. 15. Bring the 10:30 a.m. Hispanic Worship & Sunday School - Gymnasium wrapped shoe box gift to the Children’s Sunday School hall (S Hall 2nd floor). * 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service - Worship Center Contact Tina McKelvey with questions at email@example.com or 776-5268. * 10:55 a.m. Intercessory Prayer - Prayer Room 12:45 p.m. Korean Worship Service - Chapel Christmas at the Caroline House is coming Nov. 17–18. If you would like to volunteer 1:30 p.m. Japanese Worship Service - G101 to help with this evangelistic outreach event, please contact the Women’s Ministry * 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship/Children’s Choirs/BYG & Raiders at 776-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MONDAY 6:00 a.m. Men of the Covenant Bible Study - FH-E&F The Briarwood Mercy Ministry is supported by your alms offered at the Lord’s Supper, 9:30 a.m. L.O.V.E. Ministry - Flower Room by making a check or money donation to the Mercy Fund using the boxes in the 6:30 p.m. CMMA Couples - Adcocks’ / Dental - Thomases’ Worship Center foyer, or by donating change for the Pocket Change Ministry. Call Chris at 776-5239 for more information about this vital ministry. TUESDAY * 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Studies - FH 6:30 p.m. CMMA Singles Fellowship - Simpsons’ Dinner for the Homeless—Daniel Cason K.I.D.S. Ministry’s annual Thanksgiving dinner is Tues., Nov. 24 at the Boutwell Auditorium. Food, funds, and volunteers are WEDNESDAY 6:15 a.m. Barbara Barker’s Bible Study - Covenant Pres. needed. Sign up in Sunday School or call Chuck Morgan at 776-5207 to help. * 8:15 a.m. BCS Moms’ Bible Study - M200 * 9:30 a.m. Women’s Precept Study: Kings & Prophets - W202 Short-term Ministry Team needed for Feb. 5–11, 2010, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Team 10:00 a.m. Dr. Barker’s Bible Study - G103 will provide childcare for East Asia missionaries during spiritual retreat: 2 people for 5:15 p.m. MidWeek Dinner - FH toddler to 5-year-olds, 2–3 to minister to 6- to-10-year-olds (mini VBS). Lodging and * 6:30 p.m. MidWeek Classes and Activities for all ages meals covered, need cost of airfare only, $1,400. * 6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir - Choir Room (M208) 7:00 p.m. Raiders Rally and BYG Impact Outreach resources in other languages—Bibles, Jesus film videos, gospel and apologetic booklets, and more—are available through International Outreach.Visit THURSDAY * 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study - G101 the Missions Office or call 776-5404 for more information. 6:30 p.m. Women’s Precept Study: Isaiah 1 - G103 7:00 p.m. Bible Study at the Barkers’ - 3181 Dolly Ridge Dr. Moms In Touch International is hosting “Arise, Cry Out,” a worldwide day of prayer for children and schools. The local prayer event will be Sat., Nov. 14 from 9:00 a.m.– FRIDAY 6:00 a.m. Men of the Covenant Bible Study - FH-E&F 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Street Baptist. Register at www.momsintouch.org. * 9:30 a.m. Friday Prayer for Our Nation Group - W203 Medical Missions Opportunity: Dr. Tully Stoudemayer from Honduras will speak about SATURDAY 7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfasts - Barkers’, Thomases’ the need for surgical teams on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in FH-F and Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the CMMA meeting. Contact Ellyne at 776-5470 or email@example.com. “Conversations with Harry Reeder” airs weekdays at 3:00, 5:20 and 11:45 p.m. on WLJR-FM, 88.5. The week of Nov. 1 Pastor Reeder and host Tom Lamprecht email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.briarwood.org discuss “The Gospel and Political Engagement” with special guest Gary Palmer of 2200 Briarwood Way • Birmingham, Alabama 35243 • 205-776-5200 the Alabama Policy Institute. Prayers and Praises Celebration of Worship Celebration of Worship *The Hymn of Proclamation “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” Hymn 26 **K4–3rd grade dismissal to Promiseland (Children’s Church) November Prayer Focus for God’s Prayer Team for America: Pray for our leaders to have the courage to resist manipulation, pressure, and fear of man. (Proverbs 11:2,3; The Ministry of God’s Word Pastor Reeder Proverbs 29:23–27) The Reformation in Biblical Perspective Please be in prayer for our congregation as we seek God’s direction for the Every RefoRmation Sunday “The Reformation: The Crux of the Issue” Romans 5:1 Member Commitment. Morning ServiceS of Divine WorShip – noveMber 1, 2009 *The Pastoral Benediction Missions Prayer Focus: Pray for Colby and Lindsey Williamson with Campus Outreach Worship Leaders Minneapolis as they disciple students and evangelize at Bethel University. Lindsey leads Dr. Harry L. Reeder III, Pastor/Teacher Rev. Clay Campbell, Minister of Worship *The Congregational Affirmation “Amazing Grace” Hymn 202 three senior girls who have started two new girls’ Bible studies. Colby led a weekend for Mr. Bruce Stallings, Executive Pastor Rev. Daniel Cason, Pianist/Interim Organist the men with 41 attending. Pray for the follow-up of the 17 freshmen who attended. The Postlude “Scotland the Brave” Pray for Lindsey as she cares for their daughter and is expecting a second child. *Congregation is requested to stand if able. Jim MacRae, Piper Please adjust all electronic devices so as not to interrupt the service. ** Please line up in the breezeway between the Worship Center Lobby and Chapel. “Continue steadfastly in prayer...” Colossians 4:2a Following the 8:00 service, Children’s Church participants will be escorted to their Sunday School rooms. Opportunities for Ministry and Growth The Prelude with Meditation and Confession Following the 10:55 service, please pick up K4–3rd grade children in the Chapel. LorD goD ALMighty, You have made known to me that my salvation is Christ’s work, Large-print copies of the Order of Worship and audio receivers for the hearing impaired are available but to cleave to Him by faith is my work, and with this faith is the necessity of my daily at the Information Center. Both Sunday morning services are broadcast live on WLJR 88.5 FM. repentance as a mourning for the sin which Christ by grace has removed. Continue, O Texts used with permission granted through CCLI License agreement 124545. Bridge to Life Evangelism—717 have completed all three sessions of Bridge to Life God, to teach me that faith apprehends Christ’s righteousness not only for the satisfaction Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version. training. Here’s your opportunity to complete or take this training to learn how to easily share your faith. Wed. evenings, Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. of justice, but as unspotted evidence of Your love to me. Help me to make use of His work of salvation as the ground of peace, and of Your favor to, and acceptance of me the sinner, Christmas at the Caroline House is coming Nov. 17 and 18. Mark your calendar, bring so that I may live always near the cross. a friend, and enjoy speaker Laura Black, the Briarwood Ballet, and a Christmas tour adapted from The Valley of Vision, p. 81 of the Caroline House. Tickets now available at the Bookstore, Women’s Office, and The Call to Worship online at briarwood.org/womens. *The Invocation Fellowship of Worship Angel Trees are here! Look for them around the church Nov. 1–15 and choose your tag. This year you can be the angel in the lives of children and families who have a *The Assurance of Pardon mom or dad in prison. Angel Tree Happy Birthday Jesus Party is Dec. 5. The Piper Processional “Amazing Grace” the evening Service of Divine WorShip – 6:00 p.M. Jim MacRae, Piper Greeting and Season of Fellowship Our Church Family *The Choir Processional and Hymn of Praise “For All the Saints” Hymn 546 Opening Songs of Worship Duty Elders for Anointing Services: Class of 2011 The Confession of Truth The Old Scots Confession Serving in the Nursery today: Family Life Invocation Recently hospitalized: Barbara Curtis, Marge Silliman, Sarah Moseley, Frank Michaels, The Pastoral Prayer and Prayers of Intercession Ministry and Prayer Opportunities Bill Thames, Billie Chadwick The Worship of the Lord with His Tithes and Our Offerings Offertory Prayer The flowers in the Worship Center are given to the glory of God in memory of “Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, Lou Wheeler by Campus Outreach. Our Evening Sacrifice of Praise for God loves a cheerful giver.” II Corinthians 9:7 Place a poinsettia in memory or in honor of someone by picking up a “Poinsettia for Sermon Pastor Reeder Christmas” order form at the information stations around the church or in the The Choral Ministry of Praise “We Are Not Alone” (Choplin) “John Calvin—The Churchman” Music Office (M203). Forms and payment should be returned to the Music Office. Combined Chancel and Chapel Choirs Or you may order online at briarwood.org/poinsettia. For further assistance, call Mary Katherine Whatley, Soloist Benediction 776-5229. Plants are $15, and the deadline to order is Sun., Nov. 29.
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