Saturday, December 30, 2017

Let's Remember 2017

Tomorrow is the last Sunday (and the last day) of 2017.  Services at Antioch will be at normal times - Sunday School at 9:45 AM, Morning Worship at 11:00 AM.  May we as a church be encouraged to finish out the year and beginning new habits that keep us faithful and growing as Christians and the body of Christ.

Tomorrow night at 6:00 PM will be our 5th Sunday Night Sing. Please pray about sharing a talent, testimony or favorite Scripture. What has God done in your life this year that you could share as a blessing and encouragement for the church family?  

Following the sing will be a soup and sandwich supper in the fellowship hall.  Please bring a soup, sandwich , finger food or dessert to share. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wednesday Night Service

There will be no Family Ministries Meal this week.  Prayer meeting will begin at 6:30 PM, all are welcome! 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Caroling

Oh What Fun...we had at the church wide time of Christmas caroling. There was a great turn out of people ready to spread some joy. Lots of fun, smiles and singing. How blessed it was to share a bit of joy.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

5th Sunday Night Sing

December 31 is New Year's Eve, but is also time for a 5th Sunday Night Sing at Antioch!   The sing will begin at 6:00 PM and everyone is welcome to share a talent, favorite Scripture or testimony of God's goodness in your life as we wind up the year 2017. 

Following the sing will a soup/sandwich supper. Please plan to bring sandwiches, finger foods or desserts. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sunday Services

This Sunday will be Christmas Eve and we have a special day of worship planned for Antioch. 

There will be NO Sunday School but services will begin at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary. We will take time to observe the sacred ordinance of communion. Be encouraged to come with a heart prepared to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and the greatest Gift ever received. 

Sunday evening at 6:00 PM there will be a special Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. Bring the family and spend a few moments pausing and adoring the Lord Jesus before the rush of Christmas sets in. Let's set a few minutes aside for the Reason for the Season.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Caroling

It's time to spread some Christmas Joy!!  Our annual church-wide Christmas caroling will be Wednesday night!  We will leave the church at 5:00 PM and visit the local nursing homes and home bound church family. All are welcome to come along.

There will be no Family Ministries or meal on Wednesday. Some have mentioned meeting up at a local restaurant for dinner together.  We hope you will come and join us!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

All through the month of December, there is the opportunity to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our church goal is $5,000.00.  We have received so far $1.952.00.  

Please be in prayer as to what the Lord would have you to give to help spread the gospel message around the world. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Cantata This Sunday

The adult choir will be presenting "The Gift Goes On" during the Sunday morning worship service. Be encouraged to come, hear and share the joy of Christmas as our choir leads in worship. Service begins at 11:00 AM. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sunday School Workers Gathering

Friday night (December 15) there will be Christmas Gathering for all Sunday School workers. All involved in Sunday School are welcome to come to the home of Kathy B. at 6:00 PM.  Chili will be provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  We deeply appreciate all of our Sunday School workers and look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with them.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Children's Christmas Program

Last Sunday our children shared a Christmas message through a play - Jesus, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever". They did a fabulous job singing, sharing and bringing the Christmas message to life. We love and appreciate our children!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Family Ministries Meal

The menu for Family Ministries Meal this week will be Fried Chicken, Dressing, Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli and Dessert.  Meal begins at 5:30 PM, Family Ministries begin at 6:30 PM.

Our children will enjoy a special Christmas celebration, all children are encouraged to come and share in a time of fun! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Card Box

There is a box set out in the church foyer to exchange Christmas cards with the church family. Just place your cards in the alphabetized box and remember to check the box for any addressed to you!

Also our new church directories are in, which should make it very easy to help with sharing cards!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Family Ministries Meal

The menu for Wednesday's Family Ministries Meal will be Ham and Lima Beans, Rice and Tomato Gravy and Dessert.  Meal begins at 5:30 PM, Family Ministries begins at 6:30 PM.

**All children who are participating in the Christmas play are encouraged to be there for a dress rehearsal and final practice!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Deacon's Christmas Dinner

Our deacon's gathered for a Christmas fellowship recently. We appreciate these men who faithfully serve the Lord and the church.

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Prayer Matters

When it comes to praying for missionaries, IMB President David Platt said there’s one thing to keep in mind.

It matters.

When we pray, God works.

It isn’t just a rushed or mechanical exercise, he said—”God has ordained our prayer as a means to accomplish His purpose in the world. We’ve got to be aware that our praying for boldness for missionaries is actually going to affect whether or not they have boldness. When we pray, God works.”

He offered some real and powerful ways to pray for missionaries:

PRAY they would be confident to preach God’s Word—not just to do relief work or learn culture well, but to speak truth with boldness, no matter the circumstances.
PRAY the gospel would be clear through missionaries’ lives and words and that God would open hearts.
PRAY missionaries will be at peace with other believers, that Satan would not have success in attacking families, friends and ministry partners.
PRAY for them to have joy when they suffer, kindness when they are slandered and patience when things are hard. Pray for God to help them persevere—fighting the battle for souls is hard, but it’s worth it.
PRAY God would give them success in sharing the gospel with others, that they would see disciples made and churches planted.