WELCOME TO MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH
Bro. Tim Nugent, Pastor
December 24, 2017
Merry Christmas!


Prelude to Worship
Sheila Barrow, Piano &
Vickie Costello, Clavinova

Glory to God in the Highest “Joy to the World!” BH 191/#87
“Good Christian Men, Rejoice” BH 183/#96
“Angels We Have Heard on High” BH 184/#100

Words of Welcome and Announcements Bro. Tim

Foreign Missions Video The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering


Choral Praise “O Holy Night”

Missions Carol “Joyous Noel”

Offertory Prayer Matt Plum

Offerings to the Building of the Kingdom of GOD

A Christmas Offering Geraldine McReynolds

Morning Message Matthew 1:18-23 “Jesus is the Best Gift”
Bro. Tim Nugent, Pastor

Song of Commitment &Worship “What Child is This?” BH 198/#118
Words of Benediction and Blessing


Postlude to Service



Evening Service
The staff of the church invite you and your family to a special time of “Carols by Candlelight” this evening starting at 6:00 as we have a retelling of the Christmas Story plus seasonal music for this special evening in preparation for Christmas Day.


Deacon of the Week Matt Plum 270-532-0740
Youth News
“Rent a Teen” program is continuing.. Contact Bro. Brian, Paige, Jayme, Alicia, or Joyce to schedule a time for one (or more) of our youth to come to your home to serve you by doing odd jobs and work like helping with winterizing your home or decorating for Christmas. Donations will be accepted and applied toward Summer Camp in 2018!

Tithe Envelopes
2018 Tithe envelopes are ready to be picked up. Please write your name on the sheet provided and list the number of the box you take. Begin using these new envelopes January 7, 2018. Statements will be mailed by the end of January for 2017 tax purposes.

Volunteer Lists
The volunteer lists for the 2018 year have been updated and copies are on the table in the foyer. If you would like to be added or taken off of any of the lists, please let the secretary know. Thank you!


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Mailboxes
The mailboxes are located outside Bro. Tim's office in the hallway. Please donate to Lottie Moon the 25 cents or cost of postage for each Christmas card or an amount of your choosing. Thank you for your support of missions. Our Lottie Moon Goal is $5,000. At present the total is $5,267.50.


CHRISTMAS EVE
Our Christmas Eve Service tonight at 6pm, will once again include wonderful music, the telling of the Christmas story and other presentations by our church staff. Invite your family and friends to join us as we celebrate the season together with our Mt. Pleasant family.

Thank You
To our wonderful church family, we are so thankful for all of your acts of Christian love and kindness toward us. We appreciate all that you have done to ease our pain, upholding us in prayer, visiting, cooking, serving, sending cards, and being with us through it all. We are blessed beyond measure to be part of this body of believers. In Christ's love,-Linda & Sam Long

Church Events to Remember!
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service, 6pm
Dec. 31 “Watchnight” Service and Fellowship, 6pm-midnight
Jan. 2 School Resumes
Jan. 3 AWANA RESUMES
Jan. 7 Breakfast hosted by Christian Friends Men's Life Group, 9am
Deacon Ordination Service, 6pm
Jan. 14 Church Council, 4pm
Business Meeting, 6pm
WOM Meeting, 7pm
Jan. 19 Creekwood Ministry, 10am
Jan. 21 Sanctity of Life Sunday, 11am, Guest: Melanie Manley
Jan. 25-27 Youth Leadership Conclave, Chattanooga, TN

WATCHNIGHT SERVICE
Join us on New Year's Eve as we begin the evening with a worship service and testimony time at 6pm, followed by a “covered pot” soup and sandwich supper at 7, “fun and games” in the gym, a family movie, and “praying in the new year”. So, bring your favorite pot of soup and come celebrate God's activity in our lives in 2017 and join our hearts together through prayer as we anticipate all that God has for us in 2018.

GETTING READY FOR HAPPY NEW YEAR
January brings the beginning of a new calendar and the start of new sermon and study series at Mt. Pleasant.
Bro. Tim begins a series of Sunday morning messages through the book of James that offer a practical look at the daily impact God's Word can have on our lives.
Beginning January 21, on Sunday evenings, we'll begin a journey through Ken Ham's video teaching series “The Foundations”. This 12-session series includes video teaching and group discussion on topics such as “The Relevance of Genesis”, “Revealing the Unknown God”, the “Six Days” of creation, being “Always Ready” to share the Gospel, and others.


Sympathy
Christian sympathy is extended to Kimberly Tabb and family in the recent passing of her grandmother, Margie Grisham.

Christian Sympathy is extended to Roger Gant and family in the recent passing of his sister, Patsy Stinson.

Christian Sympathy is extended to Roseann Thomas and family in the recent passing of her mother, Marine Embry.


IMMEDIATE PRAYER NEEDS

Tommy Allen Lee Beckman Jamie Brown Jimmy Bruce Jimmy Coursey Jean Dooley Tammy Dueben Brenda Everly Lisa Farley Jonathan Fox Naiya Garner Barney Gray Justin Groves Don Halcomb Morris Lee Harris Corky Harrison Molly Hughes Janice Hunt Karen Johnson Della Jones Barbara Kinsey Norma Kirby Malcom Kirby Aiden Lambert Tonya Lawson Sam & Linda Long John McCloughan Teresa McFadden Wanda McKeithan Amanda Moore Josh Nash Steve Nichols Maggie Rhea Barbara Roberson Randall Shrull Joe Simmons Terry Stratton Patricia Webb Harper Wells John Riley White Jerry Whitescarver Cindy Wiles Glenda Williams Jim Yates

NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
Creekwood Hearthstone Place
Myrtle Brooks Chloe Logan Ruth Boarman
Sylvia Clark Pearl O'Dell Jackie Wood
Rocky Whitmon




Gary Costello George Dukes Don Aldridge Freddie Borders Marvine Borders Bill Brown Bobby R. Brown Katie Ferrell Stephen Fryer HOMEBOUND Hattie R. Shelton Helen Kennedy LONG TERM NEEDS Ann Grace Brenda Harris Glover Camille Hendley Trevor Hesson Dorothy Hunt Vince Kerchenski Cooper Waid Irene Wilson Charlie Moore Zella Nugent Charles Robinson Dawson Smith Lana Vincent Ron Walker
MILITARY

Kyle Burns Matthew Hamilton Stan McPhaill
Ross Burns Haley Henderson Katelyn Romero
Jordan Chick John Kinsler Miguel Santiago
Jesse Goodman Anthony Lane

Happy Birthday
December 25 Arline Chapman December 26 Jeanie Danks
December 27 Rhodes Lehman December 20 Lauren Lehman
December 27 Eddie Schweers December 28 Jayme Forrest
December 28 Jerry Kenner

Happy Anniversary

No Anniversaries This Week

Activities This Week
Today 10:00am Sunday School Life Groups
11:00am Morning Service
6:00pm Christmas Eve Service
Monday Christmas Day
Wednesday 10:00am Community Bus: Jesse Vincent
6:30pm Youth/Adult Bible Study


Nursery Workers
December 24 Jesse Nugent & Megan Rosser
PM Tommye Brown
December 31 Chelsea Stranz & Diann Gibbs
PM Tina Nichols

Children's Church
December 24 No Children's Church
December 31 Darren, Kim, Olivia, & Chelsea Sigers

Greeters
December 24 Buster Wilson & Barbara Brown
December 31 Arline Chapman & Jesse Vincent

Audio Visual/Sound
December 24 Daniel McGill & Wesley Wright
December 31 Travis Chick & Nick Christian


Broadcast CD Carrier to WRUS Radio
December 24 Robert Gibbs
December 31 John Oakes


Deacon of the Week
December 24-30 Matt Plum
Dec. 31-Jan. 6 Michael Thorpe

Church Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 8 am-12 pm 270-755-4010
Staff
Bro. Tim Nugent, Pastor (Home) 270-755-2131
(Cell) 847-7424
Bro. Larry Vaught, Minister of Music (Home) 270-755-2496
Brian Alexander, Minister of Youth (Cell) 270-893-2569
Katie Morr, Secretary (Church) 270-755-4010
Musicians
Geraldine McReynolds, Organist Sheila Barrow, Pianist
Vickie Costello, Clavinova