Sunday, September 30, 2012

Familyl Meal This Week

This Wednesday will be our Family Meal.  A great time is always had by those who gather around the table for food and fellowship.  Our church family bonds are strengthened as share a meal together.  Hope you will plan on coming out Wednesday at 6:00 PM.  Bring a covered food dish to share and the family.  Prayer meeting and youth class will follow the meal.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jesus Loves Me–Senior Style


"Senior version of Jesus Loves Me"
Here is a new version just for us who have white hair or no hair at all. For us over middle age (or even those almost there) and all you others, check out this newest version of Jesus Loves Me.


Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.

Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.

When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."

When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love

I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Prayer and Update

Today (Tuesday) Ryan W. will be going for an evaluation at the Mayo Clinic.  We have been praying diligently for Ryan to get a correct diagnosis and treatment for his liver issues.  Please keep Ryan and his family in prayer today as they travel and undergo this testing.
The funeral service for Janet W's mother will be Wednesday (tomorrow) at 11:00 AM at our church.  A lunch will be provided for the family following the service.  Church family is encouraged to bring a food dish to share for the lunch.  Small gestures such as this mean so much to the family as a reflection of God's love through us. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday School Training

Tuesday night, there will be an associational Sunday School teachers training.  All teachers or Sunday School workers are encouraged to attend.  This is a great opportunity to grow in knowledge so that our teaching will take on a greater quality and truly hit the mark - to teach and model God's Word.
The training will be be tomorrow (Tuesday) at First Baptist in Live Oak. Registration starts at 6:15p.m. w/ refreshments and the workshops are from 7:00 – 8:30p.m. If you have any questions please call the Associational office at 362-1110.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Prayer Requests

Please be in prayer for Janet W and her family as her mother passed away this weekend.  She had been in declining health for a long time and we are thankful that she is now at peace.  Your prayers and support are appreciated for the family during this difficult time.
In the midst of this time, Ryan W. finally got an appointment for a second opinion for his liver issues this week.  Please pray about this visit working out and for wisdom for the doctors to correctly pinpoint, diagnose and bring effectively treat Ryan.
Lisa L's sister took a fall this weekend and is at home recovering.  She is okay, but very sore and will need several days to recooperate.
Louise L. is recovering in Surrey Place from a broken bone in her back.  She is doing extremely well, but needs our prayers.
Elizabeth O.'s father is having continual struggles with his health.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
May the love of Christ be magnified in the midst of our church family as we pray for and love one another.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Walk/Run For Life

Are you participating in the upcoming Walk For Life?  It is on September 29 beginning at 9:00 AM and there is a 2 1/2 or 5 mile route to walk at your own pace.  For more information, please visit the web site at:
This is a great opportunity to support a life changing/life giving ministry and enjoy some fellowship and exercise!  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Pilot and the Priest

The Pilot and the Priest

A priest died and was waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him was a guy who was dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addressed this cool guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"

The guy replied, "I'm Jack, retired airline pilot from Houston."

Saint Peter consulted his list. He smiled and said to the pilot, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom." The pilot went into Heaven with his robe and staff.

Next, it was the priest's turn. He stood erect and boomed out, "I am Father Bob, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last 43 years."

Saint Peter consulted his list. He said to the priest, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom."

"Just a minute," said the good father. "That man was a pilot and he got a silken robe and golden staff and I get only cotton and wood. How can this be?"

"Up here - we go by results," said Saint Peter. "When you preached - people slept. When he flew, people prayed."

From shared email

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Daily Bible Readings This Week

Our Sunday School lesson was on the topic of Holiness - it's not a suggestion, but a characteristic of Christ which should have root in every Christian's life.  We don't just 'become holy', but rather seek first the Lord and His righteousness.  A great place to begin is in His Word.
Here are the daily Bible readings for this week:
9/10 - Genesis 18:17-19
9/11 - Galatians 3:6-9
9/12 - Isaiah 61:1-3
9/13 - Hebrews 2:6-9
9/14 - I John 2:15-17
9/15 - II Corinthians 8:7-11
9/16 - I Peter 3:8-12
Remember the theme from Sunday School -
"God has called every Christian to a holy life.  There are no exceptions to this call."  Jerry Bridges
This week's lesson thought:  "Forsake sinful  behavior and grow as a believer." 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Go Team Antioch1

Our community Walk For Life will be held on September 29.  This walk which is a 2 1/2 or 5 mile walk at your own pace, benefits our local Pregnancy Care Center.
What a great opportunity for our church family to join together for a great cause!  Would you like to be  a part of "Team Antioch" where we enjoy walking, talking and supporting a great cause.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Worker's Survey

Each church body is similar to our physical body.  We are made up of different parts, which working together complete the body.
YOU are gifted and equipped to serve God.  He has placed within each of us gifts that can be used to edify one another and bring Him honor. 
Antioch has prepared a ministry survey that you can fill out to share areas of interest that you may be interested in.  This does not commit you to a certain job or task (unless you are interested in serving there), but allows our church leaders to see the many varied gifts of our members and be sensative to connecting those gifts with opportunites for service.
These surverys are available at church, please begin to pray about the ministries God has equipped you for and fill out a survey. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Family Meal This Week!

Wednesday night we will resume our Family Meal.  There was a summer recess from it, but back to school time seemed like a perfect start to get back into a routine and making church attendance a part of it!
Hope you'll plan to bring a covered dish meal to share and enjoy some great fellowship around the table beginning at 6:00 PM.  Plan to stay afterward for prayer meeting and youth activities (we're working to get our children's and youth activities on the same night). 

Monday, September 3, 2012

September Daily Bible Readings

Did you know in the adult Sunday School study guide there is a list of daily Bible readings?    Make sure and get your book Sunday and follow along as we develop the habit of daily quiet time and growing in His grace and knowledge.
Here is this week's readings:

September 1 - Matthew 6:5-8
September 2 - I Corinthians 1:4-8
September 3 - Jeremiah 2:9-13
September 4 - II Timothy 2:20-23
September 5 - II Chronicles 34:1-7
September 6 - Philippians 1:9-18
September 7 - Psalm 138:1-8
September 8 - I Thessalonians 2:17-20
September 9 - John 21:15-17

Special Prayer Requests

Please be in prayer for some needs around our church family.
Louise L. took a fall and broke her back.  She is in the hospital now, please pray for her treatment and recovery.
Jeanelle C. spent some time in the hospital last week, but is now home and continues to need our prayer and support.
Ryan W. was at church Sunday, but he and his family need your continued prayers.  Please pray for him, his healing and for wisdom for the doctors who will be treating him.
Lori H. (Felton and Mary Lou's daughter) had hip surgery last week and is at home recovering.
Lori O. is a member from a while back, but she passed away last week.  There will be a memorial service at Antioch Thursday at 11:00 with a lunch being provided for the family.  You are encouraged to pray and to show your love and support to her family during this difficult time.  May we as a church body, reach out to them and show them the love of Jesus.  Donations of food will be needed, to be at the church Thursday morning.  Thank you for caring and sharing to meet the needs of others.