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Order of Worship Service 11:00 am Song Leader ………………… Bro. Elliott Riley Scripture Reading ………………Bro. Mike Hogan Prayer………………………… Bro. Brian Smith Sermon…………………………..Bro. Leslie James

Sunday Services Bible School……………………………. 9:45 am

Closing Prayer……………… Bro. Thomas Lockhart 6:00pm Song Leader……………………. Bro. Mark Jones

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Sunday Morning Worship……................ 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship……...………. 6:00 pm Third Sunday Bible Study…...….... …….4:30pm Third Sunday Worship ………………….5:30 pm

Responses……………………… Bro. Salik Johnson Communion & Collection.……. Bro. Jason Chislom

Sugar Creek Church of Christ

Wednesday Bible Study Morning Bible Study……....…………...9:00am Evening Bible Study…………….…….7:00 pm

Scripture ……………………… Bro. James Morris, Sr.

Equipping for God’s Service

January 5, 2014 EVANGELIST Leslie B. James MINISTER EMERITUS David T. Chislom

Responses ………………………. Bro. Leslie James

Tonia Johnson George Leach Geneva McCullough Delores Matthews Cameron Thompson Darryl Thompson Brittney Martin Yvette (Buttermilk) McKinney Tammy Pinckney Martelli Clark Regina Smith Ayanna Gordon-McClinton Sherrida Smith Allison Woolford Mae Johnson James Davis Roger Mackey Darius Bobo Debrah Leslie

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JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES Joel & Cynthia Francis 1st Yvette & Herb McKinney (31 yrs) 8th Matthew & Brenda Montgomery 15th

NEW MEMBERS

Glen Headen - 1/5 - 2/23

MINISTRIES & SERVICES

word, holy. Holiness in Scripture, while associated with moral uprightness, is not

Wednesday Night’s Lesson

ACADEMIC LIFE 1st Contact Orientation Disciple Maker’s Academy DMA Teaching Team Fisherman’s Pier Leadership Development Mission Support Bible School

WELCOME

Janice Richardson 11/17/13 Carla Bulter-Sams 11/24/13 Yvette (Buttermilk) McKinney 11/27/13 Tia Bradford 12/15/13 Rodney Eady 12/22//13 Mary F. Houston 12/22/13 Marshal Houston 12/22/13 Antoine D. Johnson 12/31/13 Paulette Elliott 12/31/13

Baptism Placed Membership Baptism Placed Membership Baptism Placed Membership Placed Membership Baptism Baptism

What Must I Do To Be Saved? God's Plan of Salvation 1. 2. 3. 4.

What is true success to a Christian? How can it be measured? It isn’t always meas-

Sunday Morning Bible Class

Bro. Gary Brown

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

ten, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Peter 1:15–16). ured in dollars and cents. So what does it mean to be a successful Christian? In the

Communion & Collection...…… Bro. Glen Chislom Closing Prayer……………….

“As he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is writ-

OFFICE MANAGER Susie A. Johnson

Prayer…………………………… Bro David Williams Sermon………………………… Bro. Troy Coleman

“Be Ye Holy”

You must hear the gospel. Romans 10:17 You must believe the gospel. John 8:24 You must repent of your sins. Luke 13:3-5 You must confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Matthew 10:32 5. You must be baptized for the remission of your sins. Mark 16:16

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE College Life Community Engagement Divorce Care Feast & Fellowship Marriage Ministry Mass Chorus Men’s Ministry New Moms Senior’s Ministry Small Groups Visitation & Bereavement Women’s Ministry Widow’s Ministry Yokefellows Young Men’s Mentoring Young Sister’s Academy Youth Ministry WORSHIP & GUEST SERVICES Nursery Children’s Worship Greeters & Ushers Medical Professionals

context of 1 Peter 1:16, we find the answer to life’s pursuit hidden in this four letter simply about doing the right things; rather, to be holy is, first and foremost, to be set apart from what is common. Israel was to be holy so she could have intimate fellowship with God. We cannot expect to enjoy intimate fellowship with God, who is holy unless we are holy too. Intimate fellowship with God is the greatest success human beings can experience (cf. Phil. 3:8), but without holiness, this is impossible. We should emulate our holy God who called us to be holy and to be holy in all our behavior: thoughts, words, and deeds (cf. 2:9, 21; 3:9; 5:10; Mark 1:17). Holy means set apart from sin for God. We are to chase after sinless living, namely, purity. Peter was not implying that his readers had been living unholy lives but that holiness should mark them. No human is holy in and of himself. Holiness is foreign to us. It is alien. That is why we need the righteousness of another to cover our moral nakedness. The Holy One has given us the holiness we need in the cloak of Christ’s righteousness. Our 2014 theme, examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. Each sermon series will closely explore God’s character, leading to new insights into sin, justice, and grace. The result will be a new awareness of our dependence upon God’s mercy and a discovery of the awesomeness of His majestic holiness. The holiness of God affects every aspect of our lives — economics, education, parenting, politics, romance — everything with which we are involved. Faithful over a few,


Exposing the Word

Sugar Creek Church Empowering the Church of ChristExalting the Christ

CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Attention Ministry Leaders: We have decided to revert to a Calendar Year budget. All budgets will begin January 1 through December 31st. As a result of this update your 2014 Budget Request are due by Sunday, January 12, 2014. If you have not receive an email requesting your 2014 Budget, please stop by the church office for a hard copy. We thank you for your cooperation! —Sugar Creek Finance Department ACADEMIC LIFE Power Hour Reader’s Challenge! This week: Rev 12/ Rev 19 & Micah 5-7/ Zec 6-8 CONGREGATIONAL LIFE YOUTH MINISTRY/YOUTH BREAKFAST Jan. 25th 9:00-12:00 DTC Family Ctr. Introducing Youth Counselors and 2014 Team Adults and children are invited to attend!!! CO-ED BABY SHOWER Brittney & Jeffery Martin are having a baby shower. Theme– SPORTS! Wear your favorite team jersey! Saturday, Jan. 18th in our DTC Family Ctr. 2:00—4:00 pm Baby is registered at Babies R Us, Burlington Baby Depot & Target SPECIAL THANKS! A big thank you to the New Mom’s Ministry for the delicious meals prepared for the Henry household! We are truly grateful! Thanks also go out to Gloria , Tiffany , Angela , Karl , Troy, Renee and all those who played a role in making the 2013 Vision Night a tremendous success! Thanks!!! NEED A USED WASHER & DRYER? See Sis. Johnson WORSHIP & GUEST SERVICES Nursery Children’s Worship Priscilla C. & Jasmine B. 1/5 Sherrida S. & Audrey S. Open as Needed 1/8/14 Debrah Leslie Medical Staff on Duty in the Sanctuary

AREA EVENTS 70TH ANNUAL CHURCHES OF CHRIST NATIONAL LECTURESHIP. April 12th -17th in Atlanta, Georgia. Check online for registration or on the table for additional information. SERVE AND GROW IN 2014: Queen City Workers for SwCC Is Back!!! Supporting Christian Education. We are planning a 2014 National Dinner Day in support of Southwestern Christian College. The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014. If you are interested in volunteering your time in support of Christian education, please sign the form located on the table in the foyer. More details will follow. Thanks in advance for your support. Cary COC Ladies’ Day - Feb. 22, 2014 8:00 am thru our luncheon at 12:00 noon. South Lumberton COC Ladies’ Day - March 22, 2014 9:00 12:00 luncheon.

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Please see table in the lobby for additional info on these and other area events!

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MEETINGS FOLLOWING WORSHIP * Seniors are asked to meet for 5 mins. in the mNew Converts .

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* All Song Leaders and Sound Room workers please meet in the overflow room.

PRAYER REQUESTS Tonia Johnson(Jahi McMath), Juandiriquez Chambers, Doretha Johnson, Marilyn Johnson(Carlos), Amanda Price( Christopher, citizens of Montgomery & Tuskeegee, Ala.), Debra Andrews, Mike Price, Donn Perkins, Vernon Coleman, Gewreka Robertson & family, Bowden and Boughman families, All of our college students home for the holidays, and the New Year!

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Sick & Shut -In Welcome Visitors and Friends to Sugar Creek Church of Christ. You are our honored guests. We are delighted you could join us for worship and we invite you to ask any questions you may have.

Dorothy Odom at Britthaven Nursing Home Warren Hallman at Charlotte Health Center, Thomas Johnson @ 704-726-2591 Mike Price is Home Donn Perkins is Home

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CHURCH VISION “TO RAISE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO WILL HONOR GOD IN OUR THEOLOGY, CULTURE, AND PRACTICE OF THE GOSPEL."

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