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MAIN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

         582 W. Main Street; Lexington, KY  40507

                         Pastor Victor G. Sholar                            

To present every person perfect (mature) in Christ. Col. 1:28    

2024 Theme:  “He Is The Great I AM”  Exodus 3:14     

          Sunday, April 12, 2024       11:00 A.M.

 

Musical Prelude  


Call to Worship                           

We have come as the body of Christ to do Holy business for our King. We have come in troubled times, but we have high spirits.  We know the  Eternal One is still on the throne.  Saints, lift up holy hands, lift high your voices and praise the Sovereign One.  Mighty is our God, holy are His judgments, and He is altogether lovely.  Praise Him!  Praise Him!  Praise Him!    

 

Morning Hymn       :           “Faith of Our Mothers”    (printed)

                                    “Down Through the Years”    

                                            

                                         

Responsive Reading  (printed)

 

Prayer           

 

Tithes & Offerings                                                    Ushers

            Prayer/Doxology

 

Recognition of Visitors/Observations                     Pulpit

 

Prayer                                                                        Pulpit

   

Music Ministry                                                MSBC Mass Choir

                                                                                    

SERMON                                                      Pastor Victor G. Sholar


                                               Text:   Exodus 8:16-19

Title:  “God vs. Pharaoh: Round 4: The Plague of Gnats”

 

Two unfair advantages God has over His opponent:

I. He can overwhelm His opponent by changing lifeless elements into little enemies to attack him [vv. 16-17]

  

 

II. He can overpower His opponent by convincing him that His little finger is too strong for him [vv. 18-19]

 

  


The Period to Receive Those Whom The Lord Will Send

                    

Benediction

 

Closing



Responsive Reading for the Month of May 2024:

Catechism – a set form of questions and answers to teach the tenets of the Christian Faith:

Question: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?

Answer: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.

 

Question: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Answer: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

 

Question: Did God create us unable to keep His law?

Answer: No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.        

 

 ANNOUNCEMENT

Beginning June 1, 2024, we will publish birthdays and anniversary dates from Church Trac (our new data system) using information persons have provided.

For example:

      Birthday:  Jane Doe:  June 1

      Anniversary date:  Susan and James Smith:  March 1 (30 years)

If you do not wish to have your birthday or anniversary date published in the church bulletin, please contact the church office. 


THE 180 GROUP will be meeting on Friday MAY 17th, at 6:30pm (at 2308 Barnwell Lane, Moore Home).  All members and those who wish to be a part of this young adult group are welcome to attend.   For any question, please contact Les Moore (859-396-8359) or Corey Edmond.


“Sweet Hour of Prayer”—Prayer Meeting

“Sweet Hour of Prayer”—Prayer Meeting Resumes

Again, all are encouraged to meet this Tuesday for a special time of prayer for our church body.   Pastor Sholar has asked that we continue to gather in the Chapel Sanctuary at 12noon and assemble for prayer for one hour, uniting in prayer before the LORD.  We are blessed to know--and are assured--God hears and answers prayer—we want to be faithful to continue in prayer.   Please plan to attend.

 --Please be attentive for Pastoral directions regarding our Tuesday mid-day prayer meetings.  Construction trucks and equipment in back of church area may be a concern. 

               Luke 11:5-10   

 “…And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”  

 

BIBLE STUDY – Zoom Meetings

Our Bible study sessions will be held on Zoom from now until further notice.  Please plan to join in each Tuesday night for this time of study via Zoom.



 Health Ministry:  Schedule--2024

    1st Sundays -- Cassandra Dunford/Tonja Cummings

     2nd Sundays -- Brandy Jeffries/ Charmaine Simpson

3rd Sundays  -- Bernita Taylor/Tonja Cummings

4th Sundays -- Vanessa Connor/ Nanette Jackson


                                             5th Sundays-- March 31  Cassandra Dunford/Tonja Cummings

                                             June 30     Brandy Jeffries/ Charmaine Simpson      

                                             Sept. 29    Bernita Taylor/Tonja Cummings

                                             Dec. 29     Vanessa Connor/Nanette Jackson

  

  


 


 

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CHOIR REHEARSALS—Date change


Mass Choir rehearsal will be held (or cancelled) as announced.  As construction continues—God be praised--as well as arena events being held, patience is required of us as we adjust our schedules during this season.  Thanks for your cooperation.  (Bro. M. Rogers) 



         CHURCH THEME – 2024

    “He is The Great I AM”   Ex. 3:14

                               

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “This is what you shall say to the sons of Israel:

 ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

 

“…And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you;

seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”      Luke 11:5-10



Announcement 

Leah Edmond (daughter of Dea. & Sis. Corey Edmond) continues in her career as a professional volleyball player for her team--(Atlanta Vibes).   Her team has made it to the semifinals (top 4 teams) and they play on Wednesday, May 15, at 7PM on CBS Sports.  (She was home last weekend, and we’re always happy and thankful to see her at home and sharing in services at Main Street.)   We love her and we’re proud of her.

May God continue to shower her with blessings as she marches forward. 

To God be the glory—great things He hath done! 

 


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