OPPORTUNITIES WEDNESDAY, April 17
4 p.m. Media Library open S.A.M. Singers, Choir Room 4:30 – 6 p.m. Fellowship Meal served, Fellowship Hall 5:25 – 6:20 p.m. Preschool Music: PreK 4, 470; K, 480 Children’s Music: Grade 1, 451; Grades 2-3, 440; Grades 4-6, 452, 453 5:30 p.m. KnitWits, 150G Beth Moore Study, 340 Men’s Bible Study, Chapel First Women Prayer, Bride’s Room Adult SS Dream Team, 140 5:45 p.m. The Edge, 300 E. Bldg 6 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary First Connection Class, 150 6:10 p.m. Business Meeting, Fellowship Hall 6:25 – 7:15 p.m. Mission Friends: 3s, 351; PreK 4, 352; K, 353 GAs: Grade 1 & 2, 354 Grade 3 & 4, 355, 360 Grade 5 & 6, 356 RAs: Grade 1 - 6, 370 7:05 – 8:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
sunday, april 21 8:15 a.m., Service of Word & Table 9 a.m., Bible Study | 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., LCU & Regular Evening Activities 6 p.m., Hymnal Dedication & Hymn Sing
Sermon “When Every Tear Is Wiped Away” Text: Revelation 7:9-17 Music Sanctuary Choir: “The Gate of Heaven” Youth Choir: “Lament” Chamber Singers Sanctuary Ringers
LAST WEEK AT A GLANCE Week of April 14, 2013
Attendance Morning Worship..................... 643 Sunday School......................... 643 Extended Session........................37 First Finances Budget Gifts..................... $53,577 To Date Expected Gifts.................$774,840 Actual Gifts.....................$777,172
Parents Night Out, THIS Friday!
Friday, April 19 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Babies – Grade 6 April’s PNO will include Chick-fil-A nuggets for dinner, popcorn and Skittles for snack, and springtime crafts, activities, and fun for everyone. Grades 1 – 6 will also experience a mega game of flashlight tag before watching Wreck-It Ralph. Cost is $15 for one child, $25 for two children, and a maximum of $30 per family. You may register online at firstbaptistnashville.org or use the registration envelopes available in the nursery suite. Place your payment in the envelope and return it to the Children’s Ministry Office. RSVP and payment are required by noon THIS Thursday, April 18. ( Marissa Moore, 664.6023, email@example.com
Mary Martha Mission Group
Thursday, April 25 | 6:30 p.m. | home of Letty Gossett Ladies, the Mary Martha Mission Group functions to serve Him, follow Him, and always tell others the story of Jesus, every day in every way. We meet the last Thursday of each month. Our special guest this month will be Betty Hassler, who will speak on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Come, see what we’re about! ( Jane Madden, 383.4420, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 25 | Dinner at 6 p.m. | $12 Our special guest will be Tammi Arender. Tammi is a church member and a veteran TV reporter and news anchor. She’s been the evening news anchor in several markets including Nashville and Baton Rouge. Tammi has covered the Country Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards for such shows as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. For several years Tammi has done freelance reporting for Tennessee Crossroads and she currently is the anchor of the Rural Evening News. ( RSVP by calling our reservation line, 664.6015.
Mondays | 12 p.m. | $5/class It’s not too late to join us for yoga with Debbie Thurman, instructor. Yoga combines stretching, controlled breathing and relaxation and according to the Mayo Clinic, “can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function.” ( Margi Hawkins, 664.6050, email@example.com
Volunteers Needed We need help with registration, information booth, and door greeters for the Festival of Homiletics here at First Baptist Nashville, May 13 – 17. Assistance is needed all five days but especially Monday for registration. ( Contact Charlie Doggett at 780.3898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating Grace Hymnal Dedication Service
THIS Sunday, April 21 | 6 p.m. | Sanctuary Pre-Service Mini-Concert by Ken Medema 5:40 p.m. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the many individuals and families who have made it possible for the new Celebrating Grace Hymnal to be placed in our beautiful Sanctuary for use in our corporate worship experiences together. Thank you for investing in the present and future worship of the First Baptist Nashville Family of Faith. We celebrate God’s abundant and enduring grace through the vibrant singing of timeless hymns and new expressions of the Christian faith all to the glory of God! The hymnal is second only to the Bible as our most important worship tool. It is through this resource that we exalt the Lord, encourage the saints, and embrace the teachings of God’s Word. The great hymns of our faith unite the family of faith in resonant and resounding exclamations of worship and praise. I look forward to sharing with you the wealth of new material which will bring a fresh voice of hymnody, psalms, and spiritual songs to a new generation of worshippers. Make plans to join us for a very special Hymnal Dedication Service and Hymn Sing on Sunday, April 21, at 6 p.m. This time of celebration will feature the full complement of our Music Ministry Family, former Ministers of Music, David Ford and Mark Edwards and very special musical guest, Ken Medema. Music stirs our hearts, stimulates our minds, and motivates our feet for Christian living. Well-crafted music wedded with life-changing texts has a unique ability, through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, to eternally transform lives. May we vibrantly lift our voices and our lives in celebration of God’s abundant grace!
National Day of Prayer 2013
Pray for America
Thursday, May 2 | 6:30 a.m. Renaissance Nashville Hotel Cost: $25/seat; $250/per table (10 seats)
Purchase online at firstbaptistnashville.org. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Frank Page, President and CEO of Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, and our musical guest is Point of Grace. ( Lori Towns, 664.6001, email@example.com Keynote Speaker Dr. Frank Page President & CEO Musical Guest Point of Grace Grammy Nominated & Thirteen Dove Award Winning Group
International Commission All are invited on Sunday, April 21, in Room 140 to join the Senior Sunday School Department to hear Daisey Maxey on the work of the International Commission on partnership evangelism. Maxey was the coordinator of the Cambodian Mission in October in which Ben and Beverly Stringer and Albert Wardin participated. Maxey will speak from 9 - 9:30 a.m., which will then give the remaining time for Sunday school. ( Albert Wardin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Wanted for Mission House!
You are needed to help get the Mission House ready for our next guests. Stan and Debra OwensHughes from Columbia will moving in May 12. We’ll be doing housework, yard work, repair work—something to do for all skills and talents. Come on Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. and work for a couple of hours or spend the day.
This weekend premieres a gripping story of a ball player who deals with his alcohol problem and ends up having to go to church (a Celebrate Recovery group) to get permission to play again.
Address is 506 Greenmeadow Drive in the Cottonwood subdivision in Franklin.
Catch the movie at Thoroughbred Theater in Franklin, in Hendersonville, or in Murfreesboro.
May 4 | 9 a.m.
With its powerful story wrapped around the life of a big league player, Home Run is catching the eye of people throughout the baseball world.
( RSVP to John Ross at 664.6000.
BookIns A Women on Missions book club that meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Library to hear reviews of books that inspire and encourage our Christian walk. May 7 — Rebekah Ann Naylor, M.D.: Missionary Surgeon in Changing Times by Camille Lee Hornbeck Whether performing a delicate operation or driving in Indian traffic, her absolute faith in God propels this multi-gifted missionary through ultimate challenges—including sometimes incessant and complex government red tape involved in keeping the hospital that she founded going. Reviewer: Myrtis Todd (friend of Rebekah Naylor)
CDC Awarded Highest Score Ever! In January and February the Child Development Center had its annual licensing and assessment reviews. Once again, the CDC was awarded 3 Stars by the state’s Department of Human Services. This year’s score of 6.25 out of a possible 7 is the highest score the CDC has ever received. Congratulations, CDC staff, for a job well done!
Vacation Bible School Leadership
June 10 – 14, 2013 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Through every twist, turn, and dive, Colossal Coaster World’s directors and teachers will get to challenge kids to face their fears and trust God. With excitement around every curve, kids will learn that God has given them a spirit of power, love, and sound judgment. This VBS is going to be the ultimate ride. Leaders, teachers, and volunteers are needed for all ages and stages—from the staff nursery to VBX preteens. And mark your calendars: VBS Leadership Lunch and Training will be held on Sunday, April 28. If you would like to teach Vacation Bible School this year, please contact Marissa Moore at email@example.com.
Canadian Mission Trip July 15 – 20
First Baptist Nashville is gearing up for their annual Canadian mission trip! We will visit the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary (CSBS) for work around the campus. The CSBS work week is scheduled for July 15 – 20 although some may want to go a couple days early. The Stampede in Calgary event ends June 14. This event is popular, and if anyone wants to they can go early and go to the Stampede. This trip is mainly for maintenance work. CSBS has things anyone can do, including work in the Bookstore, Office, and Library. They will find something for anyone! Anyone on the mission trip stays in the Student Housing free of charge. If you want to find out more about this adventure, call Joe, 351.8116 or Charlene, 758.7690.
For a listing of prayer concerns, pick up a printed Midweekly at church or call 664.6000.