May 26, 2013

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Free Indeed


Second Baptist Church
Worship TimeMay 26, 2013
Pastor Ray Merritt


Call to Worship

Prayer of Thanksgiving:  (from the Book of Common Prayer)

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy.  Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines.  This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Choruses:        “O The Glory of Your Presence”

“Thou Art Worthy”

Responsive Bible Reading:  Psalm 62

Choir Anthem:  

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Welcome Home Soldier  (Les Bush solo)

Hymn:  “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” #575

Children’s Lesson

Offering & Jingle Jangle Missions Offering

Doxology  #625

Praises and Prayer Requests

Pastoral Prayer

Bible Reading:  Galatians 5

Sermon:  Free Indeed

Closing Song:  “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,”  #571


Focus Person of the Month:

May……… Ford Smith

Mill Creek Rd.

Edmeston, NY 13335

June…….. Bette Ann Smith

173 Louie Dickinson Rd.

Edmeston, NY 13335


Upcoming Events

Today        May 26

9:30 a.m.                    Morning Muffin Ministry

9:45 a.m.                    Sunday School

11:00 a.m.                    Worship Service

Tuesday            May 28

10:00 a.m.                   Musical Rehearsal

7:00 p.m.                    Musical Rehearsal (yes, again J)

Wednesday         May 29

10:00 a.m.                   Bible study @ West Hill Terrace

Thursday           May 30

7:00 p.m.                    Choir Rehearsal

Saturday           June 1

10:00 a.m.                   Musical Rehearsal

Sunday             June 2

9:30 a.m.                    Morning Muffin Ministry

9:45 a.m.                    Sunday School

11:00 a.m.                    Worship Service


Prayer Requests

  • Mildred Ward
  • Danta Bolin & Family
  • A new handicap ramp for the church
  • Pastor LaGuerre & Haiti
  • Ron Benson
  • Kim Vibbard
  • Don Hoover



      Sunday, June 9, is Children’s Day, Senior Recognition, and Father’s Day. This year an all-star cast will be performing the musical Spend A While on the Nile.

      A final rehearsal for the musical will be held on Saturday, June, 8, for the entire cast.

      The Baccalaureate Service will be held at our church June 16, at 7:00 p.m.

      We will begin our summer church schedule on June 23 with worship service starting at 9:30 a.m. (Sunday school will resume in September).

      A “Bucket List” clothesline has appeared in the sanctuary doorway to supplement the sign-up sheet for supplies needed for the Emergency Buckets. Please take as many cards as your generosity allows, but also sign-up on the sheet so we know who has taken them.

      +Camper scholarship forms have been distributed today. Please return them by next Sunday or, at the latest, Sunday the 26th.

      If you’d like your monetary contribution to go to benevolence funds, please use an envelope provided in the pews, or specify “missions” on the memo line of your check.

      Food Pantry needs: hot dogs, frozen vegetables, and other frozen food items.

      Thank you to all who contributed towards the purchase of a new computer to be used for our worship services. Our contribution goal has been met, and a new computer will be installed soon.




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