September 3, 2023

Worship Leaders Workshop

From time to time, regardless of the endeavor, we all need to take time to assess where we are, where we desire to be, and how it is that we get where we desire to be.  If such is true of our careers, schooling, hobbies, investments, etc., of how much more importance is how brothers in Christ lead during our worship assemblies?

To facilitate our assessment and improvement, we have scheduled a Worship Leaders Workshop that will take place on Saturday, September 30th, Saturday, October 7th, and Saturday, October 14th.  The session will be held from 9:00am – noon each Saturday.  Each session will be identical, so you will only need to attend one, but we scheduled it for three separate days to insure everyone has the opportunity to participate.

The purpose is three-fold: to remind, to inform, and to improve.  All men of all ages and levels of spiritual maturity are addressed.  We are also encouraging you to bring you sons and grandsons so they too can begin to learn about leading in our assemblies.

At my previous congregation we conducted this workshop, and there were some men who were hesitant to attend the Worship Leadership Workshop.  We all need reminders, so we do not continue to do certain things just because that is the way we have always done them.  The Scriptures bear out this need we all possess – to remember (Deuteronomy = “remember” 14 x’s; II Peter 1:12-15).

We also all need to be properly informed.  Several “seasoned” brothers in Christ from the previous workshops remarked that the information in these workshops was helpful in bringing them to a better understanding of the “hows” and “whys” of worship.

Every one of us needs to improve.  Since none of us is perfect, each of us should constantly be striving to do and be our very best for the Lord.  The improvements we make leading worship not only benefit us personally, but more importantly aid those who are present in worshiping to the best of their abilities.

Let us all commit to giving our very best to the One who gave His all for us!

Mark Jamieson


Sep 1-3 SonQuest in Orlando

Sep 3     (Sun) Bible Classes, 9:30am

Sep 3     (Sun) AM Worship 10:30am, PM Worship, 6:00pm

Sep 4     (Mon) First Monday Breakfast, 8:30am at Perkins

Sep 4     (Mon) No Ladies Prayer and Fitness

Sep 4     (Mon) B-12, 7pm in the Family Life Center, FLC 206

Sep 6     (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Sep 12   (Tue) Ladies Bible Study Fellowship, 10am, FLC 115.

Sep 28   (Thu) Prison Ministry Benefit Dinner, 6:15pm, FLC gym

SYMPATHY Our deepest sympathy is extended to Janel Northway and family at the death of her father, Larry Reed who passed from this life on Friday, August 25, 2023. Please remember the family in your prayers during this difficult time.

FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST is a great time of fellowship and is open to all. We welcome anyone who would like to come and have breakfast and fellowship together the first Monday of each month at 8:30am at Perkins Restaurant.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP will resume meeting on Tuesday, September 12 at 10am in the Family Life Center #115. We will be studying the apostles. Plan to join in this time of Bible study.

PRISON MINISTRY BENEFIT DINNER will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 6:15 pm in the Family Life Center . All are invited to attend. Please RSVP by September 14 (call or text) 352-317-3308.

YOUTH GROUP NEWS Thank you for all those supporting our Youth trip to SonQuest this weekend. We will be returning later today.

GATORS FOR CHRIST We will be continuing our “Rooted” series this Wednesday with the topic of “What is Baptism,” led by Alex Lancaster. Please invite your friends! Also, we invite you to come to our class on Sunday Morning where we are studying how we can live the Great Commission. We hope to see you there!

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail), canned chicken and tuna (Please place in the basket in the hallway).

Adult Bible Classes


FLC #104: Marriage Class —Building Our Marital Home, Johnny Bell

FLC #109: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, M. Jamieson

FLC #212: Living the Commission, M. Jaroch


FLC #109: How to Study the Bible, M. Jamieson

Faith City Museum: Magnify, (women) C. Boone & K. Mushatt

FLC #212: Rooted, C. Lancaster


1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care…”

Psalm 129:2 reads, “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.” Another translation reads, “…but, they have not gained the victory over me.” Dad often emphasized, our Lord is with us always until the end of this age and for eternity (Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:28-39; Hebrews 13:5-6). O I Want to See Him:When before me billows rise…my Lord directs my bark, He doth safely keep thro’ this world below,”  In these stormy seas of life—chaos, corruption and hatred who or what is/are leading your “bark” (mast, rudder)?

John Bell

Private prayer with an Elder(s) is available down front after worship or by appointment.

Please remember our sick and shut-in with cards, visits or a phone call and keep them in your prayers.

Hospitals: (this past week)

Jennifer Thomas (NFR), Rose Wright (NFR)

Special Care Facilities:

Onley Bowers, Margaret Dampier-Moody, Roger Grebing (Palm Garden #306), Robbie Lumpkins, Daisy Martin, Jodi McKim


Trish Alzena, Ann & Ed Bresnyan, Don Dasher, Chuck Gatton, Douglas Guntor, Mel Hall, Vernon & Janet Hendricks, Debbie Holway, Larry Hood, Joan Jaudon, Angela Jonas, Carol Massey, Rodney Powers, Pat Redd, Bob Stancliff, Waynell Tefertiller, Faye Webster, Rick Worley.

Prayers for the safety and strength of all those in harm’s way serving our country and community.