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Sunday, March 8, 2009 Exodus 3:1-12 Introduction God’s Plan Revealed

He Never Failed Me Yet ............................................................................ Choir & Orchestra Hymn 153 ........................................................................................................... My Tribute You Are God Alone Hymn 405 .................................................................................................. Have Faith In God Glory To The Lamb Welcome To Our Guests ........................................................................................ Pastor Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome This Is The Day Medley ............................................................................ Preschool Choirs Hymn 447 ................................................................................................. Trust And Obey Here I Am Offertory Prayer Keep Believing .................................................................................. Dawn Smith Jordan With All My Heart Surely The Presence ................................................................................. Choir & Orchestra Message: The Burning Bush • Exodus 3:1-12 ......................................................... Pastor Hymn 275 ........................................................................................................ I Surrender All Benediction There Is A Redeemer

Come Let Us Worship!

God’s Invitation Extended Acts 9:20 2 Corinthians 6:2

Jeremiah 1:6

God’s Provision Promised Philippians 2:13

Soul Mat ... e

God’s Expectation Expressed

Conclusion

Soul Mate, a term used by many to describe a significant person in their life. Your soul was indeed made to have a mate. In fact, there is in your soul a hunger, a craving for that soul mate. God put that soul desire within you. The truth about your desire for a soul mate is that it is always to be satisfied by none other than God Himself. He made it so our hearts would long to be in relationship with Him. No one and no thing can fill this emptiness in our souls other than God. This week with every prayer, every meditation declare your desire to love God, and be loved by Him. May each of us cease from a lukewarm love toward our God who loves us so extravagantly. Please pray and plan to be a part of our 200-day prayer launch service to be held in Boyce Chapel on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:45 p.m. We will come together that night to declare to our God our desire for the last 200 days of our 200th year as a church to be days where He moves in and through our lives every way that He desires.
His Grace,

First Baptist Celebrates 200th Birthday
Over time, First Baptist baptized converts in the Congaree River near the ferry, “the first run of water beyond the theatre.” It was an 8’ by 6’ pool about 4 blocks west of the church.

Rick Milne, Chairman, Prayer Committee for 200th Anniversary

Rick Milne

The Burning Bush
Sunday, March 8, 2009 Exodus 3:1-12 Dr. Wendell Estep, Pastor

FIRST Prayer
Sign up today!
FBC has set aside a special Prayer Room in the Main Church office in the Lindsay Building. The Prayer Room will open weekly - Monday through Thursday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and Fridays (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). First Prayer is designed to have a First Baptist Church member assigned to pray for approximately one hour each week in the Prayer Room. Prayer guides will be furnished that will help you to pray for specific needs such as revival and other prayer requests from our church family as well as our Television viewers and for state, national and international prayer requests. Sign up TODAY in the Washington Street Lobby immediately after the morning worship service or during the week in the Main Church or Music offices. You may also sign up online at www.FirstBaptistColumbia.com and click on PRAYER.

First Family Information Card
You will find the First Family Information Card in the pew rack. Please use this card to introduce yourself if you are a guest, update information, or communicate prayer requests. Place your completed card in the offering plate.

This week
Sunday, March 8
8:45 AM 9:00 AM AM AM AM PM PM PM 9:15 10:30 11:45 12:00 3:00 4:30 5:00 PM

Our Invitation
We invite you to begin a lifelong journey with Christ today. If you already have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we invite you to make your home with us at First Baptist. We would be honored to have you as a member of our family of faith.

OASIS for Senior Adults
Tuesday, March 24, 11:45 a.m. • Ellis Hall
The very talented Gib Rogers is our special guest at the March 24 OASIS meeting. Gib sings, plays the piano and may have some surprises for us. Don’t miss this program! Make your paid reservation by March 10 and pay only $5. Call Natalie at 343.8585 for more information.

Here’s how we invite you to join us:
• By public profession of faith and believer’s baptism by immersion. • By statement that you have already made a faith commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and followed Him in believer’s baptism by immersion. • By letter of transfer of your membership from another Baptist church.

5:45 PM 7:30 PM 9:30 AM 12:15 PM 5:30 PM

Webb & Children’s Libraries Open Studio 10:10 & 1st Steps Preschool – Children’s Center Student Ministries Encounter Bible Study – EFLC Sunday School for Adults MORNING WORSHIP College Free Lunch & Bible Study – EFLC Burmese Worship Service – Boyce Chapel Hispanic Worship Service – Boyce Beginning Sign Language Classes – L-310 Conversational Sign Language Classes – L- 311 AWANA – EFLC & Children’s Area High School Ministry Teams – EFLC Middle School X-Praise – Choir Room Discipleship NOW – 3rd Fl. Lindsay High School Small Groups – Various locations Middle School Small Groups – 1st & 2nd Fl. Lindsay High School Senior Small Group – Atkinsons’ Home Osteoporosis Class – EFLC Zumba – EFLC Evening Pilates – EFLC Finance Committee Meeting – L-306 Deacons’ Prayer Meeting – L-308 Deacons’ Meeting & Dinner – Ellis A & B PRISM Workshop – Choir Room Joy In The Morning Bible Studies for Women – 3rd Fl. Lindsay & Children’s Center My Gym Children’s Fitness – Gym Library Open PRISM Lunch – Ellis Hall Noon Hoops – EFLC METRO Worship for Young Professionals – EFLC Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study – Ellis B & C Our Time Kindermusik – ELFC Weight Watchers – EFLC Profit & Loss Luncheon – Ellis Hall Family Supper Served in Ellis Hall Boy Scouts – L-241 Cub Scouts – Children’s Center #29 Webb & Children’s Libraries Open Wednesday Prayer Service – Ellis C & D Orchestra Rehearsal – Choir Room Deaf Prayer & Share – L-215 Adult Handbell Rehearsal – S-334 Children’s Choir – Children’s Center Hoolios Café open for MS & HS students Middle School Mid-week Program - EFLC High School Mid-week Program – L-234 Int’l Bible Study – Counseling Room Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal – Choir Room RA/GA/Mission Friends – Children’s Center Osteoporosis Class – EFLC Friendship International – 3rd Fl. Lindsay Noon Hoops – EFLC Zumba – EFLC Pilates – EFLC Warm up America Knitting & Crocheting – EFLC Metro Singles’ Dodgeball – Gym College Girls’ Bible Study – EFLC Baptist Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study – Palmetto Health

Monday, March 9

Easter Lilies
Deadline: Monday, March 30
The Flower Committee will decorate the church for Easter with Easter lilies. You are invited to participate by purchasing a lily in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The cost is $12 per lily. Pick up an Easter lily form at one of the information tables or in the church office. Complete form and mail with check to FBC, P O Box 1000, Columbia, SC 29202-1000. Purchase your tickets TODAY immediately following the morning worship service in the Washington Street Lobby.

6:15 PM 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 10:45 11:00 11:30 12:00 7:00 AM AM AM PM PM

Sanctuary Flowers

We also invite you to respond:
• By recommitting your life to God’s purposes and plans; striving for a closer, deeper walk with Christ. • By making a specific decision for Christ ... through Christian vocation. If you made a decision today or would like to discuss your needs, please approach one of the ministers at the front of the sanctuary during the invitation time immediately following the pastor’s message. • LIVE webcast - FirstBaptistColumbia. com each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. • PODCAST – download our sermons on your iPod or MP3 player. Go to FirstBaptistColumbia.com • DVD of entire service available for purchase ($15) – call 803.343.8558 • CD of sermon only available for purchase ($5) – call 803.343.8555 • TELEVISION each Sunday @ 11:00 a.m. (LIVE) on WLTX-19 in the Midlands @ 6:00 a.m. on WBTW-13 in the Florence/Grand Strand @ 10:00 a.m. on WTAT-24 in Charleston & the Low Country @ 1:00 p.m. on WGGS-16 ����������������������������� TELEVISION BROADCAST MINISTRY in Greenville/Upstate

Tuesday, March 10

2009 Graduate Recognition

Class of 2009, First Baptist will honor you on Sunday, May 3 during the Morning Worship Service and at lunch in Ellis Hall following the service. Graduate Recognition Letters were mailed out in mid-February so please call the Student Ministries Office if you did not receive one. The deadline to submit your Graduate Form and a formal picture for FIRST and the bulletin is Sunday, March 15. The deadline to submit lunch reservations and 5 candid photos for the Graduate Video is Sunday, April 5.

The flowers are given by Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Carr in honor of Mr. and Mrs. David Wessinger (Blair Carr) who were married yesterday in Boyce Chapel.

Special Prayer Requests Special Prayer Need?

Please remember in prayer this month the following homebound and their caregivers: Elizabeth Clegg, Ralph & Sue Coker, Helen Young, Kenneth Clark and Alma Lever. Join the Deacon Prayer Ministry Team Monday in Room L308 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11
7:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:45 AM 5:00 PM 5:15 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Estep Family Life Center
CPR and First Aid
Cost: $40/person. One day class held either March 21 or April 11, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Class will certify in infant, child and adult CPR as well as First Aid. If participants have been certified before, class will not last all day. Bring a lunch or money for lunch. Must have 6 pre-registered to hold class. Register by: 1 week prior to class.

Anniversary Focus: The Sara M. Allen Endowment Flower Fund

Conclusion of the Week of Prayer for North America
Live With Urgency: Sowing Together for Harvest
This is a week set aside in Southern Baptist churches for the purpose of studying, praying and giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

Purpose Established: Earnings from this endowment are to be credited to the Flower Fund of the church. The thoughtfulness of this endowment enables the church to beautify the sanctuary and other locations within the church and reminds us of the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. Additional contributions to be used solely for the stated purpose above may be made by anyone.

National Goal: $65,000,000 • First Baptist Church Goal: $25,000 Wednesday, March 18, 5:45 p.m. • Boyce Chapel
ATTEND THE KICKOFF on March 18 at 5:45 p.m. in Boyce Chapel to launch this special season of passionate prayer leading up to our 200th anniversary celebration on October 4. JOIN THE TEAM of 200 by contacting Barbara Porter (343.8573 or barbaraporter@fbccola.com) to sign up. COMMIT to at least one day of prayer and fasting during the 200 days and to prayer every Sunday morning for the services. Pray that lives would be changed and souls saved.

6:30 PM 6:45 PM

Thursday, March 12
9:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 AM

HEARING IMPAIRED ... Our desire is
that you have a meaningful worship experience. See one of our ushers about obtaining a hearing unit. Also, interpretation for the deaf is available during the worship service. Our ushers are happy to seat you in this section.

Friday, March 13
Phone Numbers Main Office ............................................................................... 256.4251 Hospital List ........................................................................................ 343.8546 Prayer Line .......................................................................................... 343.8575 Counseling Center ........................................................................... 256.4252


				
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