Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church
Friday, September 21, 2018
Glorifying God...Expanding His Kingdom

Weekly Announcements

From the September 16, 2018 Bulletin


Childcare – We have preschool care during the worship services for preschoolers ages 0-5 in our nursery area (rooms 105-106.)  Children grades K-4 will stay with their parents during the song service, then they are dismissed to children’s church before the message.  You must pick up your child from children’s church after the service in Room 207.


Children’s Worship Bulletins – There are Children’s Worship Bulletins available on the rail by the organ each Sunday with activities to do during worship.  There are separate ones for ages 3-6 and ages 7-12.  Pick one up for your child.


Ordination Service – Tonight, Sunday September 16 at 7:00 pm we will have a deacon ordination service for Kevin Shelton and Scott Steiner.  The entire church and guests are invited to attend.  Bro. Calvin Reynolds will bring the ordination message.  An ordaining council of any ordained deacons and ministers will meet with Scott and Kevin in the choir room at 6:00 pm.  There will be a dessert fellowship in honor of Scott and Kevin after the service.


Team Kids – We have begun our Fall Semester of Team Kids.  All preschoolers and children are invited to come to Team Kids.  Team Kids includes a Bible study, games and a missions video each week.  It lasts for 1 hour – 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday nights.  We will have one Team Kids group for preschoolers age 3 – Kindergarten.  We will also have another Team Kids group for children grades 1 - 6. 


Baby Bottles – This summer we have been collecting our change in the baby bottles for the Thrive Metro East Ministry (formerly Arms of Love).  You may return your baby bottles of change to one of the boxes at the entrances any Sunday in September.


Trunk or Treat – We will have our annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 24.  If you are willing to serve on the planning team for the event, indicate this on your response sheet or sign up on the bulletin board or contact the pastor by September 30.



“Let All You Do Be Done in Love”

1 Corinthians 16:14

Godfrey Corn Maze – We will have our annual family fellowship to the Godfrey Corn Maze on Saturday, October 13.  This event is for the entire family, youth group, or you can come alone.  Look for more details later.


Men’s Group – On Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. the men are having their 6 week study of “Kingdom Man.”  This is a video-driven study taught by Dr. Tony Evans who is a speaker at many men’s.  The video is 30 minutes and then we will have discussion questions from the principles taught by Dr. Evans.  Any man is welcome to attend.  Optional books with listening guides and daily study materials are available from the pastor for $13.


Keenagers – The Keenagers will meet Thursday, September 20 at 1:00 pm in the fellowship hall of the church.  Please bring a sack lunch.  Dessert and drinks will be provided.  We will be discussing our calendar for the year.  We hope all who can will attend!


State Missions Offering – In September we are collecting our State Missions Offering.  You may bring your special offering any Sunday in September and place it in a regular or special offering envelope designated to the “State Missions Offering.”


Adult Choir - It's Christmas Cantata time again!  This year’s cantata, "Hope For the Ages" is a mix of old and new Christmas songs that share the story of Jesus.  Please join us for choir practice on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm.


Cemetery Plots – Eight cemetery plots at Valhalla Memorial Cemetery in Godfrey have been donated to the church.  We are selling the plots to members of the church for $800 per plot.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the plots, please contact the trustee committee chairperson, Kevin Shelton at 618-444-3731.


Thank You for Serving in Worship Today!


Children’s Church.............. Julie Meeks/Amanda Cavanaugh

Nursery..................... Pam Carey/Donna Podner/Katie Wells

Projection.................................................... Austin Broadfoot


Worship Helpers for Next Week, September 23rd


Children’s Church.............. Julie Meeks/Amanda Cavanaugh

Nursery......... Debbie Angleton/Donna Gaines/Jenny Pointer

Projection.............................................................. Jacob Hall



·        9:00 a.m.         Coffee, Milk, & Donuts

·        9:30 a.m.         Sunday School

·        10:45 a.m.       Worship Service

·        6:00 p.m.         Ordination Council Meeting

·        7:00 p.m.         Ordination Service


Tuesday, September 18th


·        6:30 p.m.         No R. Newcom Small Group


Wednesday, September 19th


  • 7:00 p.m.         Team Kids Age 3-K
  • 7:00 p.m.         Team Kids Grades 1-6
  • 7:00 p.m.         Youth Bible Study
  • 7:00 p.m.         Men’s Study Kingdom Man (Session 2)
  • 7:00 p.m.         “The Life and Times of Jesus” Study for Adults

·        8:00 p.m.         Adult Choir Christmas Cantata Practice



Thursday, September 20th   


·        1:00 p.m.         Keenagers Lunch and Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall

·        1:30 p.m.         No Prayer Meeting at Eva Faye Zeisset’s Home


Saturday, September 22nd   


·        8:30 a.m.         Men’s Study Kingdom Man (Session 2)


Sunday, September 23rd


·        9:00 a.m.         Coffee, Milk, & Donuts

·        9:30 a.m.         Sunday School

·        10:45 a.m.       Worship Service

·        1:00 p.m.         Fellowship Hall Reserved