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“ T. Don Guthrie “Never cut what you can untie.” SENIOR PASTOR --Joseph Joubert Randall N. Cash ASSOCIATE PASTOR, EDUCATION, MINISTRY, AND OUTREACH “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” Stephen T. Carrell (Dutch Proverb) ASSOCIATE PASTOR, WORSHIP AND MUSIC ________________________________________________ Bryan Richardson ASSOCIATE PASTOR, SINGLES, WELCOME TO FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH! SMALL GROUPS, AND PASTORAL MINISTRIES May the songs and the Scripture of this hour (and the Spirit who inspires them), We gather this morning from all Ronald J. Springate lift you up and propel you forward with joy. We are glad you are here! parts of this great city, connected by ASSOCIATE PASTOR, a common love for Jesus Christ and ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS A CHRISTIAN LOOKS AT ISLAM. a contagious joy that we have Glen F. Cameron Last lecture tonight. “Comparison, Critique, and Conversation” led by our discovered in Him. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR pastor; remarkable interest. You are invited. 6 PM. Sanctuary. Richard B. Grant Ours is historic faith. For 146 MINISTER, PASTORAL CARE AND SENIOR ADULTS LESLI HORNE COMMISSIONING SERVICE. years, this congregation has added Scott R. Lane As part of our evening worship, we will commission Lesli Horne in her new our songs and service to those who MINISTER TO YOUTH appointment as a journeyman for the International Mission Board. Assignment: for 2000 years have called Jesus Charlyne Bryant Central Asia. Come and add your prayers to this meaningful moment. Christ, Lord. DIRECTOR, CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES Lori Senter PIPE ORGAN REPAIRS BEGIN APRIL 28. We are experiencing new life. In INTERIM DIRECTOR, PRESCHOOL MINISTRIES Much needed maintenance on this valuable instrument – adding additional recent days, God has revived our Boun Phommachanh ranks for a larger and more resonant sound. Finish date (projected) - mid- congregation and given us fresh vision LAOTIAN LANGUAGE MINISTER summer. Funded by special gifts. Thank you! and new enthusiasm. We welcome René de Alejandro you to join us as God leads you to SPANISH LANGUAGE MINISTER FIESTA FAJITA FINALE APRIL 27. become part of this growing family. Rick Evans All-church fellowship planned by the Recreation Committee. Good food, time SINGLE ADULT (40+) INTERIM for friendship and songs of praise. Everyone is invited. 5 to 7 PM. The card below is intended for use John Bell SINGLE ADULT (18-39) INTERIM Cost: $3 adults; $2 children (3-12 years old). Tickets will be sold today in Unity by our guests. We want to know Hall before and after morning worship. you. Chris Lair DIRECTOR, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Thanks for coming today. Terry McCown COLLEGE INTERIM MINISTER April 13: Greta and Ken Chaney (MA50’s); Maybell Kimbrough (MA70’s); Ken Marynne Hildreth Smith (SA 50’s); Pa Kla (Laotian); Garrison Grubaugh (1st grade) Don Guthrie, Pastor DIRECTOR, FIRST LEARNING CENTER READ THE BIBLE TOGETHER. This week read 2 Kings 14:23-29; 15:8-10, 13-14, 17-30 NOMINATING COMMITTEE is at work. We are making prayerful preparation for the start of a new Sunday School and church year in August. Please be ready to say ‘yes’ when contacted for a place Welcome to First Baptist Church. We are glad you chose to worship with us today. To help of service in Sunday School, Media Ministry, Yes, Lord!, Music, or Women’s minister to you, please fill out this form and place it in the offering plate. Ministry. The body at work…Christ’s miracle. Today’s date Name (Mr/Mrs/Ms) NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – Thursday, May 1. ! Single ! Married Birthday/Year Age Prayer and praise gathering on the steps of City Hall. 12 to 1 PM. More info? Address Apt No. www.nationaldayofprayer.org. City/State Zip Phone: (H) (W) E-mail ______________________________ “How poor are they that have not patience. Please check grades or ages of children living at home. What wound did heal but by degrees?” Preschool: ! under 2 ! 2 yrs. ! 3 yrs. ! 4 yrs. ! 5 yrs. --Shakespeare Children: ! 1st grade ! 2nd grade ! 3rd grade ! 4th grade ! 5th grade ! 6th grade Students: ! 7th grade ! 8th grade ! 9th grade ! 10th grade ! 11th grade ! 12th grade ! College (19-24 yrs.) ! I am visiting from out-of-town ! I am seeking a church home ! I would like to become a member of First Baptist Church. Please contact me. 515 McCullough Avenue ! I would welcome further contact via ! e-mail ! phone ! personal visit San Antonio, Texas 78215 “Our Different God” April 20, 2008 (210) 226-0363 APRIL 20, 2008 · 11:00 AM The Children’s Message Pastor Postlude “Holy, Holy, Holy” arr. Kerrick __________________________________ Prelude “This Is the Threefold Truth” arr. Lowe Message in Song “Trust His Heart” Mason Mark Schmeltekopf, organ Susan McCool Letha Crouch Laurie Wilson Organist Pianist The Ministry of the Church Randall Cash All things work for our good, though sometimes we can’t see how they could. Struggles that break our hearts in two sometimes blind us to the truth. Portrait of Faith Believer’s Baptism Don Guthrie Our Father knows what’s best for us; His ways are not our own. So when your pathway grows dim, and you just can’t see Him, Today’s altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Choral Praise “Sometimes I Hear God’s Music” Martin Remember, you’re never alone. Elizabeth and Hy Davidson The Sanctuary Choir by their children Susan McClenahan and Steve Davidson. God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too good to be unkind. His music fills my heart with peace; it floods my soul with joy. So when you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan, His music makes my spirit sing and every note employ. When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart. The music of God’s love for me He sent His Son to sing. The red roses honor: The music of eternity throughout the heavens rings. He sees the master plan. He holds the future in His hands. Amelia Grace Goodwin, born April 2, 2008. She is welcomed by her parents, Sometimes I hear music like none I’ve heard before, So don’t live as those who have no hope; all our hope is found in Him. Bobbie and Jason and big brother, Nate. The music of the gentle brook, the ocean’s mighty roar. We see the present clearly, but He sees the first and the last. O the music of His sacrifice, of the death that Jesus chose. And like a tapestry, He’s weaving you and me to someday be just like Him. Noah David Bolch, born April 7, 2008. He is welcomed by his parents, Tammy O the music of forever: Jesus Christ arose! and Josh Bolch. He alone is faithful and true. All creation sing together of a love that faileth never, He alone knows what is best for you. The music of forever. Praise God forever! Morning Message “Our Different God” Don Guthrie Congregational Hymn 16 “O Worship the King” LYONS 2 Kings 5:1-3, 9-14 Voice of Youth “Then Will the Very Rocks Cry Out” arr. Hayes Morning Worship telecast live on KSAT-TV Decision Hymn 411 “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” TRUST IN JESUS “Touching lives through television for over thirty years.” The Chapel Singers; Barbara Elliott, piano Song lyrics are reprinted by permission CCLI #631849. If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout. Offertory “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” Schwoebel If we fail to praise You, Father, then will the very rocks cry out. The Sanctuary Choir; Tom Nolan, flute From the corners of creation come the people of the Living God. Every tongue and every nation gather now to praise the Lord! By the tender mercy of our God, From a world a tribulation come and let your voice be raised. The dawn from on high will break upon us; Join us now in congregation. Let the Living God be praised. To give light to those in darkness, Light to those in the shadow of death, REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP Alleluia, alleluia, unto Him we offer praise. To guide our feet into the way of peace. Membership is an important spiritual step. It is the beginning of an accountable and Alleluia, alleluia, this song of joy to Him we raise. beneficial relationship with a church. Sometimes it marks the first profession of faith Alleluia, alleluia, in the heavens angels sing. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea; in Christ. Always it marks a recommitment to Christ and a sincere desire to serve Alleluia, alleluia, give glory to the most high King! There’s a kindness in God’s justice, which is more than liberty. Him. We encourage you to prayerfully consider membership in First Baptist Church and to make your desire known through this card. A member of the church staff will If we keep our voices silent, all creation will rise and shout. For the love of God is broader than the measures of our mind; contact and help you. If we fail to praise You, Father, then will the very rocks cry out. Alleluia, alleluia, Amen! And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind. Name If our love were but more simple, we should rest upon God’s word; Birth date (month) (day) (year) (age) Pastoral Greeting and Prayer Don Guthrie And our lives would be illumined by the presence of our Lord. Address Congregational Song City/State/Zip “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” Townend Preschool Minister Search Committee Jane Witcher How deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure, Presentation of Decisions Bryan Richardson Phone (H) (W) (C) That He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turns His face away E-mail As wounds which mar the Chosen One bring many sons to glory. Going Out Together “How Great Thou Art” O STORE GUD I desire membership: I will not boast in anything: no gifts, no power, no wisdom, Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee; ! I have received Christ as Savior. But I will boast in Jesus Christ: His death and resurrection. How great Thou art, how great Thou art! ! I want to receive Christ as Savior. Why should I gain from His reward I cannot give an answer? Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee; ! I am a member of a church of another denomination. But this I know with all my heart: His wounds have paid my ransom. How great Thou art, how great Thou art! ! I am a member of a Baptist church and want to transfer my membership.