John 17:20-26 … Jesus’ prayer for the Church:
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
BROOKLET—EVENTS: (1)Wed., 5/4: Services’ Time Change. 1st Wed. supper@5:30p & weekly Bible study/prayer mtg. @6:30p. (2)Thurs., 5/5; 3-7 pm: National Day of Prayer Event hosted by BFBC, @Gazebo down- town Brooklet. Everyone invited. Prayer guides available. (FLYER) (3)Fri., 5/6: Annual National Day of Prayer Scripture Reading @the county courthouse. Six BFBC men participating. (4)Fri., 5/6; 7-9 pm: Teen (13-17) Hang-Out Event. (FLYER) (5)Sun., 5/8: Mother’s Day Baby/Child Dedication Svc. (6)Sun., 5/22: Graduate Recognition Day. (7)Sun., 5/29: Cottage Prayer Meeting for VBS. (8)Sun. 6/12—Thurs. 6/16: VBS. (FLYER) (9)Sun. 6/19; 10:30am: Jason Runnells in Concert. NEWS: (1)Baptized 6 into our fellowship this month. (2)Great turnout for Resurrection Weekend: *Good Friday Crosswalk, carrying crosses thru Brooklet & distributing backpacks w/info of true Easter meaning. *Sat. Kiddo’s Easter Party, 3 children&2 grandparents saved during this event. *SonRise svc. @Mann Ctr. Amphitheater, attended by more than 100. (3)Newly formed “Bible & Beyond” Young Women’s Ministry held their 1st fellowship dinner.
CHRIST BC—Sun., 5/22; 10am: The Heartfelt Quartet, performing a benefit concert. A love offering will be taken up to aid the Tornado victims of N. Bryan County.
EMIT GROVE—Mon., 6/6-Fri.,6/10; 5:30p-8:30p: Vacation Bible School. Classes for ages 4 through adults.
FRIENDSHIP—Sun., 5/1: Homecoming! Celebrating 152 Years. Sunday School @9:45am & Worship @11am with Dinner-on-the-grounds following worship svc. You’re invited to join us!
MACEDONIA—(1)Sun., 5/15: Homecoming! Singing Svc. @10:30am & Worship @11am with a covered dish meal following worship svc. All are invited to attend! (2)Sun., 5/22; 11am: Ordination to the Gospel Ministry Service for Asst. Pastor Spencer Manuel. All are invited; any currently ordained men are requested to attend. Service will be followed by a meal in honor of the occasion.
MERRYWOOD—Sun., 5/15; 11am: 50 in Honor of the Fallen Five-O Memorial Service. (FLYER)
OAK GROVE—Fri., 4/29; 7pm: The Eleventh Hour Gospel Group from Tennessee in Concert at Oak Grove. Admission is FREE, but will take up a Love Offering.
STATESBORO FBC—(1)Thurs., 5/12; 7pm: Jubal Chorus in Concert. (FLYER) (2)Mon.,6/6 – Fri.,6/10; 9a-noon: 2022 is going to spark real interest and creativity, as we move back into the building for Vacation Bible School Spark Studios. Imagination explodes into high gear as kids learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us, His creation, into the design He planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him. Join us for VBS Spark Studios! Go to fbcboro.church to register & purchase a shirt!
PRAISE THE LORD! As God’s people we do not sit back and become complacent. We need to always remember what Paul the Apostle explains in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Wherever a Christian is, that’s where God is! His temple, His church, is HIS PEOPLE, and we are called to be witnesses—AMBASSADORS, everywhere we are with every step we take! So “put on the whole armor of God,” and be a BOLD representative for Him today and everyday, everywhere you go! (Ephesians 6:10-20)