Monday's Moments
November 5, 2018, 2:30 PM

Monday, November 5th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. 13 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; 14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth-- 15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. 16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. 17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. 18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love…” Psalms 33:12-18 (NIV)

This coming Sunday is our collection and dedication of Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Be sure to bring your box back to church this Sunday as we prepare to send them off for distribution. We still have some empty shoeboxes at the church if you want to help.

A big thank you to everyone who helped bring candy and/or provided their car for last week’s annual Trunk or Treat! We had one of the best attendances every, running out of hotdogs and candy, but all seem to enjoy (we cooked and gave away over 300 hotdogs!). We appreciate everyone who helped as we served and connected with our community.

Ladies, this Saturday is the Ladies Luncheon here at FBC at 11:00am which is sure to be a good time, don’t miss out on this blessing!

Guy’s, our Men’s breakfast will be this Saturday at the Big Biscuit in Blue Springs, 8:00am. Bring a friend, along with your appetite – we’ll see you there!

This coming Sunday evening we begin a fun and insightful study using some video clips from some of your favorite old shows as we use their humor and wit to teach and apply biblical principles like: Dishonesty, Forgiveness, Money, Respect, Trust, and Values. Each week we’ll have some insight and illustrations from shows like: Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Gilligan’s Island, Mayberry, and more. Join us Sunday evening at 6:00pm as we learn from scripture and remember the good old-days!

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • M.C.T. applications being received – Nov. 5-15
  • Nov. 10th – Men’s Breakfast at The Big Biscuit in Blue Springs, 8:00am
  • Nov. 10th – Ladies Luncheon at FBC, 11:00am
  • Nov. 11th – Worship and Meeting Day
  • Nov. 11th – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dedication
  • Nov. 20th – Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service, Methodist Church, 7:00pm

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery –Jimmie O’Dell, Jim Tanis (St Joe Hosp.), Eli Chapman (Konopasek), Colton Eshelmen, Ted Taylor, Joyce Rose, Pat Buckner (CenterPoint), Steve & JoEllen’s new Granddaughter – Millie, Marlene Hollingsworth, Jake Bennet, Howard Young, Teresa Runyan & Tim, Pat Barrow’s Sister.
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop
  • FBC Ministries – Student/Youth Ministry – volunteers and personnel committee as they search for a new staff member.

Servin’ Him Together,

Doug Schildknecht




October 29, 2018, 3:03 PM

Monday, October 29th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Eph 4:1-2

Country Church Sunday” was a tremendous blessing to us all this past Sunday as we worshipped, sang, took time to count our blessings, observed three baptism’s, and enjoyed some great cooking and fellowship afterwards! We had a great attendance along with several guests. Many thanks to all who participated in our worship service, and provided food for our carry-in dinner… it was a blessed day for sure and you all looked great in your boots and over-all’s!

This coming Wednesday is our community “Trunk or Treat” right outside our front doors… we will not have our usual Wednesday night service, but will be serving and connecting with those who pass through our parking lot instead. If you can help provide candy, a trunk to decorate, or just a helpful hand it would be a great opportunity to be Jesus to our families who trick or treat down our street. The events starts at 5:00pm and goes until 7:00pm.

This Sunday we will be looking at what the bible says about “Our Christian Civic Duty”… with the mid-term elections right around the corner we’ll take the opportunity to be reminded of the value of our citizenship and the courage to stand for biblical truth and values. Also, Sunday evening we have cancelled our evening service so we can attend the K.C. Men’s Chorus as they present a concert at the Levasy Church to benefit our Ministerial Alliance and Mayor’s Christmas Tree. The concert will begin at 4:00pm, and a cookie fellowship will take place afterwards. A love offering will be taken.

Finally, don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday evening. Hope to see you Sunday, well rested! :-)

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • M.C.T. applications being received – Nov. 5-15
  • Nov. 10th – Men’s Breakfast at The Big Biscuit in Blue Springs, 8:00am
  • Nov. 10th – Ladies Luncheon at FBC, 11:00am
  • Nov. 11th – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dedication
  • Nov. 19th – Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service, Methodist Church, 7:00pm

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery –Jimmie O’Dell, Jim Tanis, Eli Chapman (Konopasek), Colton Eshelmen, Juanita Taylor, Joyce Rose, Pat Buckner (CenterPoint)
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop
  • FBC Ministries – Student/Youth Ministry – volunteers and personnel committee as they search for a new staff member.

On a personal note – thank you for the many thoughtful cards, kind words, and treasured gifts that so many have given for Pastor Appreciation month. Your loving-kindness means much to Rita and I.

Blessings!

Doug Schildknecht




October 15, 2018, 3:17 PM

Monday, October 15th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kind of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men… and are given for the common good.” 1 Cor. 12:4-7

This past Sunday we started a new sermon series on “Discovering Your Spiritual Gift – What is it and What do I do with it?” This series is designed to help us understand the biblical expression of how the church works and cooperates with the gifts God gives each of us. Part of this series is a worksheet to help you identify or “discover” your spiritual gift/gifts which we made available this past Sunday. We have printed more as most all of them were given out, so if you didn’t get one, we have more available, and I’ve attached one in the email for you to print and fill out at your convenience. If you are a follower of Jesus – you have a gift, and Jesus expects us to exercise the gifts given for His glory, and the common good of His church. Join us next Sunday to discover what God has done and is still doing at FBC!

Also, this coming Sunday night we will watch a two-part film called: “Genesis – Paradise Lost”, which is an amazing documentary of the first chapter of Genesis brought to life through the lens of creation, science, and biblical text. Don’t miss this powerful feature brought to you by the people of “Answers in Genesis” (these are the same folks who built the Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Bible Museum). This film exposes the errors in evolution and presents the biblical facts of creation that science helps proves. You’ll be amazed and the stunning presentation and helpful biblical insight. This Sunday at 6:00pm.

Operation Christmas Child is upon us… over the next few weeks will be distributing shoeboxes for you to fill and help bring encouragement and joy to a child. Each box is a gift of Jesus given to a boy or girl who needs to see and hear the hope of Christ. Each shoebox represents the gospel being shared with someone who needs the same hope we have. This year, please consider helping fill a shoebox. Shoeboxes and details will be available this Sunday.

Last but not least – we want to welcome Debbie Lehmann to our church staff as our new Administrative Assistant. Debbie is multi-talented and will be working in our church office in the mornings, and working/teaching in our preschool in the afternoons. So, the next time you call the office or drop by, be sure to introduce yourself and say hi. We are thrilled to have her join our staff and church family. That being said,,, I also want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for those who have filled in and volunteered their precious time these past several months in the church office making sure nothing fell through the crack. Marly Webb, Joyce Rose, and Sharon Vandeventer – you have been a tremendous blessing to me – job well done! Thank you for serving the Lord at FBC. :-)

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Oct. 16 – Preschool field trip to the “Pumpkin Patch”
  • Oct. 18-19 – Senior Adult Fall Trip to Branson
  • Oct. 22 & 23 – Missouri Baptist Convention, Springfield MO
  • Oct. 27 – Youth trip to “Judgement House”, 3:00pm
  • Oct. 28th – Country Church Sunday, Baptism, and Carry-In Dinner
  • Ladies Retreat has been postponed to January – details coming soon

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery –Jimmie O’Dell, Jim Tanis, Eli Chapman (Konopasek), Susan Madsen, Colton Eshelmen, Juanita Taylor, Joyce Rose
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – Student/Youth Ministry – volunteers and personnel committee as they search for a new staff member.

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht




October 8, 2018, 2:02 PM

Monday, October 8th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

The following is today’s devotion by Dr. David Jeremiah as it pertains to the verse above… I though this was good and applicable! :-)

“The horn on your car is amoral—like the tongue, a weapon, or money, it is dependent on its owner to be used for good or bad. The auto horn has become a tool of road rage in our culture, long blasts signaling our disapproval of another driver’s actions. And maybe that driver’s actions were wrong. But Scripture exhorts us to overcome evil (wrongs) with good (patience, understanding) rather than with evil (anger, retaliation).

In the Old Testament, burning coals were a symbol of judgment (Psalm 11:6; 140:10). But there are gentle ways to “pass judgment” that have better outcomes as illustrated in Proverbs: harsh words stir up anger, gentle words turn away anger (15:1); a gentle word can break a bone (25:15). For that reason, Solomon advised treating enemies kindly (25:21) as a way to “heap coals of fire on his head” (25:22)—advice repeated by the apostle Paul (Romans 12:20).

Paying back evil with evil is out. So, when you feel tempted, ask God to show you something good you can do for another person. It is possible to overcome evil with good. That’s how God overcomes our sin every day—with love and goodness.”

It was good to be back home at FBC this past Sunday… I appreciated the time away last week, and all who stepped up to serve in my absence.

What a blessing it was to worship together and to present Ted Martin with his “License to the Gospel Ministry”, and on top of that having his granddaughter Camryn come forward for baptism, making her public decision in accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior – how awesome is that!

Next Sunday we’ll begin a mini-series on “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts – What is It & What Do I Do With It?” Join us for this interesting and applicable series on how God gives gifts to network the body of Christ in serving and living for His glory, and for the servant-ministry of the church. There is a place for you… Sunday School begins at 9:45am and Worship follows at 11:00am. Come worship with us, and bring a friend!

Finally – Our Personnel Committee is recommending to hire a new part-time administrative assistant and will share her background and experience at our upcoming business meeting this Sunday evening… as approved, Debbie Lehmann will be joining our staff beginning next Monday and will be doing some office training with Marly and Joyce. Be sure to say hi the next time you drop by the church office or call.

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Oct. 14th – Meeting Day & Business Meeting
  • Oct. 18-19 – Senior Adult Fall Trip to Branson
  • Oct. 28th – Country Church Sunday and Carry-In Dinner
  • Ladies Retreat has been postponed to January – details coming soon

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery –Jimmie O’Dell, Jim Tanis, Eli Chapman (Konopasek), Susan Madsen, Colton Eshelmen, Juanita Taylor, Joyce Rose, Austin Wood
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – Student/Youth Ministry – volunteers and personnel committee as they search for a new staff members.

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht