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November 18, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship, From The Worship Sourcebook

All who thirst, come to the water.
Come, all who are weary;
come, all who yearn for forgiveness.
The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ has washed over us,
and our gracious and holy God beckons and blesses us.
Drink deeply of these living waters. 

Glory to you, O Lord, glory to you. 

*Hymn of praise, “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”, #225

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading, Jeremiah 31:33-34, p. 561

Offering

*Song of Thanksgiving, “Doxology”, #815

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

Gospel Reading, Matthew 18:21-35, p. 695

*Hymn of Preparation, “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”, #486

Message, “The Gravity of Forgiveness”, Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation, “Here I am, Lord”, #581

Announcements

November Benevolence – Bread of Life Food Pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry opened its doors in August 2009 to serve the communities of Cinnaminson, Palmyra and Riverton.  The pantry is located at Epworth Methodist Church in Palmyra.  Donations are accepted Wednesdays from 1PM-4PM and Thursdays from 7PM-9PM.  Food distribution is the third Saturday of every month from 10AM-1PM.

Deck the Halls!

Advent is almost here! Come and help us get the Sanctuary ready for this special season following worship on November 25!

Fall Clean Up Day

The leaves are falling, and need to be blown out to the curb! The town will be collecting leaves in our area the week of December 10-14, so we’ll be having our fall/winter clean up day on Saturday, December 8. We’ll start around 8 AM. Help us get the church grounds winter-ready!

Church Business Meeting & Pot-Luck

Central’s annual business meeting will be held on December 2 after worship. As is our custom, we’ll be having a pot-luck lunch prior to the meeting, everyone is encouraged to bring a main dish, side, or dessert. A sign up sheet will be in Memorial Hall.

November 11, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

“Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.”
What did God do to help us?
God chose the people of Israel to make a new beginning. 

They received God’s covenant and prepared the way 

for Jesus to come as our Savior.
Let us worship the God of the covenant, the God of heaven and earth. 

—based on Psalm 124:8 

*Praise Music “The Lord Reigns”

“Everlasting God”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering “What A Beautiful Name”

*Song of Thanksgiving “Give Thanks” #170

Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks, because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich”
because o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading Ephesians 3: 14-20 p. 1255

*Praise Song “You Are My King”

Message “Rooted and Grounded In Love” Rev. Mendez

*Praise Song “Standing On The Promises”

Benediction

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

November Benevolence – Bread of Life Food Pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry opened its doors in August 2009 to serve the communities of Cinnaminson, Palmyra and Riverton.  The pantry is located at Epworth Methodist Church in Palmyra.  Donations are accepted Wednesdays from 1PM-4PM and Thursdays from 7PM-9PM.  Food distribution is the third Saturday of every month from 10AM-1PM.

Chili Cook Off & Basket Raffle

Saturday, 5-7pm!

Featuring 6 different chilis, coleslaw, cornbread, hotdogs; entertainment by Stillwaters Gospel Band, and Basket Raffle.

Sign up sheet for help and cornbread in the hallway.

Tickets for sale after worship – Adult $15, Child (12 and under) $7, Take out $8.

Book Study

Book Study – Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker.  “Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation”

Sunday, November 18 at 9:30am

Calendar

Tonight 7:00 PM IBC

Tuesday 7:30 PM Choir Practice

Wednesday 6:30 PM Youth Group

November 4, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 

and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.” 

—Matthew 11:28-29, NIV 

*Hymn of Praise – “Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” – #11

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “The Power of Your Name”

*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

*Hymn of Preparation – “Be Thou My Vision” – #562

Gospel Reading – Matthew 25: 31-46 – p. 1066

Message – “When and Where” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation – “They’ll Know We Are Christians” – #429

Communion

Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426

Benediction

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

November Benevolence – Bread of Life Food Pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry opened its doors in August 2009 to serve the communities of Cinnaminson, Palmyra and Riverton.  The pantry is located at Epworth Methodist Church in Palmyra.  Donations are accepted Wednesdays from 1PM-4PM and Thursdays from 7PM-9PM.  Food distribution is the third Saturday of every month from 10AM-1PM.

Attention All OCC Shoe Box Packers

Please stay after church and help pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  We will provide hoagies for lunch. Any other lunch provisions from you will be gladly accepted.  In checking all the items that you all have graciously donated during the year, there are some items we still need to help fill the boxes.  In the category of Personal Care/Hygiene we need:  soap/soap containers, combs & brushes, ponytail holders/clips, and wash cloths. Another category is Toys. We have stuffed animals, but could use:  dolls, balls, cars/trucks, yo-yos, jump ropes, puzzles, coloring books for young children, and anything else you think would be fun for the kids. Thank you for your continued support of this special mission.

Chili Cook Off and Basket Raffle

Saturday, November 17 5-7pm

Tickets – Adult $15, Child (12 and under) $7, Take Out $8

We need – Chili donations, Basket donations; monetary donations to offset expenses

Tickets are now available.  See Amanda Boulton

Book Study

Book Study – Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker.  “Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation”

Sunday, November 18 at 9:30am 

Calendar

Tonight – 7:00 PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Youth Group

Job Posting: Church Secretary

The Central Baptist Church of Riverton-Palmyra is seeking to fill the role of church secretary. This person should be outgoing, able to accomplish assigned tasks without supervision, keep church information in confidence, and affirm the values of the church community.

Core Responsibilities

The Church Secretary of Central Baptist Church will be responsible for the following:

  • Check the church mailbox and distribute to internal mailboxes as needed.
  • Open mail addressed to Central Baptist Church and sort into boxes according to need.
  • Check and respond to email.
  • Check and respond to voicemail
  • Type the weekly worship bulletin, and create inserts as needed.
  • Prepare the weekly bulletin for printing
  • Print, fold, and distribute the weekly worship bulletin.
  • Publish the weekly bulletin to the church website.
  • Perform a general walk thru of building (turn off lights, make sure windows are closed, see that doors are locked).
  • When leaving for the day turn off lights, turn off office air or heater and unplug, be sure the office door is locked.
  • On the 3rd Thursday of the month supervise and assist the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program during their hours of operation.
  • Order supplies for worship.
  • Other clerical tasks as needed.

Additional Responsibilities

Should the applicant be willing, the church secretary may also perform light cleaning duties for additional hours. This includes the following tasks:

  • Clean all bathrooms once weekly.
  • Vacuum the sanctuary, fellowship hall, vestibules, and other rooms as necessary.
  • Dust tables.
  • Empty all trash (replacing liners) and recycling and place in proper receptacles outside.

Required Skills

Central Baptist is a Mac environment, we will be happy to train any interested applicants.

  • Basic comuting (email, file management, etc.).
  • Word processing (using templates, text layout, printing).
  • Good communication skills (phone, text messaging, and email).
  • A willingingness to learn how to post on WordPress.

Work Hours

The church secretary will be hired for a maximum of six hours per week, preferablly in two three-hour shifts. Up to two additional hours per week may be added if the secretary desires to do light cleaning around the building. Should, WIC require extended hours in the church, the secretary may work over six hours that week.

Hourly Rate

The church secretary will start at either $10 or $11 per-hour, commensurate with experience. They will be paid bi-weekly.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, including three references, to pastor@centralbaptistpalmyra.org. All applicants who are asked to interview for the position will be required to go through a background check at the church’s expense.

Interviews will be conducted with the pastor and at least one other member of Central Baptist’s Church Council.

4th Annual Chili Dinner

Central Baptist Church invites everyone to our 4th annual Chili dinner, raising funds for Baptist Camp Lebanon! This year we’re also holding a basket raffle to add to our fun!

We are also offering a takeout option for folks on the go!

Stillwaters Gospel Band

Come stay for great music!

November 17 • 5–7 PM

$15 Adults
$7 Children
$8 Take Out
Takeout includes a 16oz chili cup, coleslaw, and cornbread

Central Baptist Church

514 Maple Ave
Palmyra, NJ 08065

October 28, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture, 

the flock under his care.
—Psalm 95:6-7, NIV 

*Praise Music – “Great Is The Lord”

 – “I Stand In Awe”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading – 2 Kings 5: 1-19 – p. 394

Offering – “Lord, Listen to Your Children”

*Song of Thanksgiving – “Give Thanks” – #170

Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks, because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich”
because o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading – Acts 9: 36-41 – p. 1179

*Praise Song – “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

Gospel Reading – Luke 7: 1-7 – p. 1108

Message – “The Impact” – Pastor Wes

*Praise Song – “Blessed Assurance”

Benediction

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

October Benevolence – World Mission Offering

Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world. This is the World Mission Offering.

For the 2018 World Mission Offering, we are highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Health and Wellness, Abolishing Global Slavery and Economic and Community Development. While these represent only a fraction of IM’s ministries, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through our 120 global servants, 900+ volunteers, 43 home staff and 240+ global partners.

Interfaith Hospitality Network 

Friday, November 2.  Cooks, servers, overnighters needed.  See Amanda Boulton

Book Study

Book Study – Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker.  “Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation”

Sunday, November 18 at 9:30am 

Chili Cook Off and Basket Raffle

Saturday, November 17 5-7pm

Tickets – Adult $15, Child (12 and under) $7, Take Out $8

We need – Chili donations, Basket donations; monetary donations to offset expenses

Tickets are now available.  See Amanda Boulton

Calendar

Tonight – 7:00 PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Youth Group

October 21, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

We will give thanks to you, O LORD, with our whole heart; 

we will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
We will be glad and exult in you;
we will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

—from Psalm 9:1-2, NRSV 

*Hymn of Praise – “We Bow Down” – #154

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading – Isaiah 1: 22-24 – p. 734

Offering – “Like As A Father”

*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

NT Reading – Galatians 2: 1-10 – p. 1248

*Hymn of Preparation – “Freely, Freely” – #436

Message – “One Thing” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation – “We Are God’s People” – #399

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

October Benevolence – World Mission Offering

Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world. This is the World Mission Offering.

For the 2018 World Mission Offering, we are highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Health and Wellness, Abolishing Global Slavery and Economic and Community Development. While these represent only a fraction of IM’s ministries, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through our 120 global servants, 900+ volunteers, 43 home staff and 240+ global partners.

Interfaith Hospitality Network 

Friday, November 2.  Cooks, servers, overnighters needed.  See Amanda Boulton

Book Study

Book Study – Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker.  “Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation”

Sunday, November 4 at 9:30am 

Calendar

Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Youth Group

October 14, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

Let us worship God, our light and our salvation. 

The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.
We desire to live in God’s house
and to seek God in his holy temple.
We have come with shouts of joy,
to sing and to make music to the Lord.

Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
Teach us your ways and make straight our paths 

in this hour of worship and always.
—based on Psalm 27; John 4:23 

*Praise Music – “Here I Am to Worship”

 – “The Heart of Worship”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading – Deuteronomy 26:12-15 – p. 213

Offering – “Let Us Serve Him”

*Song of Thanksgiving – “Give Thanks” – #170

Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks, because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich”
because o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

NT Reading – James 1: 26-27 – p. 1302

*Praise Song – “Lord I Need You”

Gospel Reading – Mark 12: 38-43 – p. 1090

Message – “The mite” – Pastor Wes

*Praise Song – “Seek Ye First”

Benediction

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

October Benevolence – World Mission Offering

Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world. This is the World Mission Offering.

For the 2018 World Mission Offering, we are highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Health and Wellness, Abolishing Global Slavery and Economic and Community Development. While these represent only a fraction of IM’s ministries, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through our 120 global servants, 900+ volunteers, 43 home staff and 240+ global partners.

Interfaith Hospitality Network 

Friday, November 2.  Cooks, servers, overnighters needed.  See Amanda Boulton

Book Study

Book Study – Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker.  “Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation”

Sunday, November 4 at 9:30am 

Calendar

Tonight – 7:00 PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Youth Group

October 7, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

There is none like you, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come 

and bow down before you, O Lord, 

and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things, 

you alone are God.
—from Psalm 86:8-10, NRSV 

*Hymn of Praise – “I Sing The Mighty Power Of God” – #128

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “Just As I Am”

*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

OT Reading – Ezekiel 16: 44-50 – p. 903

*Hymn of Preparation – “Be Thou My Vision” – #562

Message – “Bliss?” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation –           “We Are Called To Be God’s People” – #415

Communion

Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426

Benediction

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

October Benevolence – World Mission Offering

Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world. This is the World Mission Offering.

For the 2018 World Mission Offering, we are highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Health and Wellness, Abolishing Global Slavery and Economic and Community Development. While these represent only a fraction of IM’s ministries, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through our 120 global servants, 900+ volunteers, 43 home staff and 240+ global partners.

Chili Benefit and Basket Raffle

Saturday November 17 5-7pm

We need:

Cooks – to donate 3 gallons of chili each

Basket donations – see flyer for details

Calendar

Tonight – 7:00 PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Youth Group

September 30, 2018 – Bulletin

Worship Order

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

People of God, worship the living God today!
Remember that out of nothing God created the heavens and earth. Remember that God raised Jesus
from the powerlessness of death
to the power of his right hand.
Remember that not even the gates of hell
can stand against God’s purposes.
Behold your God, who reigns now and forever! 

*Praise Music – “Open The Eyes of My Heart”

 – “How Great is Our God”

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Offering – “Glorious Day”

*Song of Thanksgiving – “Give Thanks” – #170

Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks, because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son (repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich”
because o what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)

*Praise Song – “Prince of Peace”

Gospel Reading – Luke 19: 1-10 – p. 1127

Message – “Wee Little People” – Pastor Ely

*Praise Song – “Trust in You”

Benediction

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

September Benevolence – Eastern

“Eastern University is a top Christian university dedicated to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for thoughtful and productive lives of Christian faith and service.”  Please give generously this month in support of Eastern’s ongoing work in pursuit of faith, reason, and justice.  (taken from their website)

Chili Is Back!

Saturday, November 17 – Take out starting at 4PM, dinner 5-7PM, raffle basket drawing at 6:45PM.

We need:

  • Chili donations (3 gallons each)
  • Raffle basket donations – complete basket or single item donations
  • Ticket sales

Contact Amanda for information.

Thank you!

Calendar

Tonight – 7:00 PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Youth