Church bulletin


         582 W. Main Street; Lexington, KY  40507

                         Pastor Victor G. Sholar                            

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

     2023 Theme:  “I Need the Church”  I Cor. 12:27   

          Sunday, January 8, 2023       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     “Keep On Believing”   (printed)


Responsive Reading  (printed)




Tithes & Offerings                                                    Ushers



Recognition of Visitors/Observations                     Pulpit


Prayer                                                                        Pulpit


Music Ministry                                               MSBC Ensemble

        Song of Preparation:  “He That Believeth”                  


SERMON                                                Pastor Victor G. Sholar

The Period to Receive Those Whom The Lord Will Send







                   “Keep on Believing”

Sometimes the shadows gather, and mists obscure the way;

Sometimes, the clouds grow heavy, and darken all the day.

How precious to remember our Father’s loving care—

That He still loves His children, and He answers prayer.


Sometimes the way is dreary, we seem to walk alone,

Forgetting that the Father keeps watch above His own.

How many needless sorrows the faithless have to bear,

For, God still loves His children, and He answers prayer. 


Sometimes our loving service seems destined but to fail;

And evils that oppose us, seem certain to prevail.

How sweet the consolation that God is everywhere,--

That He still loves His children, and He answers prayer.


O soul, weighed down with sorrow, beneath a heavy load,

Remember God will help you, however rough the road.

His grace is still sufficient for ev’ry load of care,--

God ever loves His children, and He answers prayer.



Keep on believing, God will answer prayer;

Keep on believing, never despair;

Tho’ you be heavy-laden, and burdened down with care,

Remember God still loves you, and He answers prayer.










Tuesday Bible Study has resumed on Tuesdays via Zoom due to  games being held:  Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Tuesday, Jan. 17

(Next two   weeks of Bible Study shall be via Zoom only.)



If a change has been made in your name/address during 2022, please call the church office (859-252-3838) regarding those changes.  This will aid in the end-of-year mailings to be prepared soon.  Thanks for your support.



Sunday School Continues

 9:30am each Sunday

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;

 for I am meek and lowly in heart:  and ye shall

 find rest unto your souls.”    

 Matt. 1l:29







Pastor Victor G. Sholar

Sunday Morning Service 1/8/23

Text:  1 Corinthians 12:1-3

Sermon Series:  “How the Holy Spirit Moves in the                                    Church” [Part 1]

Sermon Title:  “When the Spirit Speaks” 


Three ways to discern when the Spirit is speaking in the church:

I. The Spirit never speaks like the spirits in false religion [vv. 1-2]






II. The Spirit never speaks evil of Jesus [v. 3a]








III. The Spirit only speaks the truth about Jesus        [v. 3b]










Responsive Reading for the Month of January 2023:

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

Question: What is our only hope in life and death?

Answer: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.


Question: Who is God?

Answer: God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in His power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through Him and by His will.


Question: How many persons are there in God?

Answer: There are three persons in the One true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.





“Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it.”

I Corinthians 12:27






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