Monday's Moments
November 7, 2017, 11:11 AM

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Monday’s Moments (on Tuesday)

“Let us not become weary in doing good… Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:9-10)

Our hearts broke as we learned of the church shootings in Texas this past Sunday… this week as we pray – let’s remember FBC in Sutherland Springs, and the pastor’s and their community as they heal and offer hope… may God be present and praised even in this tragedy.  Because of God’s goodness and grace, He gives us free-will… evil choices are the cost of our sinfulness, but let’s not forget the cost God gave when He choose to give His creation that choice.  “In this world you will have trouble, but be of good courage, I have overcome the world” – Jesus

We also received news this weekend of Dena Dinwiddie’s passing.  Dena had been sick for a long time, and spent the last few years in assisted living.  She is now home with Jesus, and her struggle in this life is over.  Please pray for her family during this difficult time of saying good bye – yet rejoicing in the hope of heaven.  As of this time, there are no plans for her memorial service as of yet.

This Wednesday is our “First Thanksgiving at First Baptist”.  This is a special meal our church is providing to show our appreciation towards our First Responders and their families.  Our First Kids will be involved in this as well as they spend time with the fire fighters, police, EMT’s and others who provide help and protection in our community.  There will be no Wednesday night bible study, as this is our project to practice what we preach in being Jesus’ hands and feet.  This is not a church-wide fellowship, but rather, a church-wide opportunity to serve.  Dinner begins at 6:00pm, and volunteers are needed by 5:00pm.

This coming Sunday is our Operation Shoe Box collection and dedication day!  Don’t forget to fill your shoebox and include a check for $9.00 to help with the shipping and literature expenses to take your shoebox and story of Jesus across the world.  This is a great ministry and wonderful way to share the story of Christmas with a child.  Remember, your intentional effort is what makes the gift a ministry and blessing!

Also, our Mayor’s Christmas Tree will begin taking applications for Christmas assistance next week.  Applications are available in our church office, and proof of residency is required (drivers license or utility bill).  Soon we’ll be distributing these families for adoption.  If you know someone who could use some help this Christmas, point them in our direction, and pray how you and your S.S. class might participate this year… presenting Christ at Christmas!

Finally, Our church will be hosting this year’s Community Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, Nov. 21st at 7:00pm.  We’ll need some help in providing some desserts afterwards, and we look forward to hosting this annual event for our community.  Once again, the Village Kids will be preforming and various pastor’s in our community will have a part in the service.  Please mark your calendars and be a part of this wonderful community worship event.

Men – Don’t forget Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday at 8:00am!

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Joyce Rose, Herb Generaux, Ed Burns, Steve Slahck
  • Homebound – Judy & Jerry Buttress, Cathy Bishop, Joyce Brammer, Joann Miles
  • Sympathy – Dinwiddie Family & FBC Sutherland Springs
  • FBC Opportunities – S.S., Preschool, Thanksgiving Appreciation Dinner and Community Service, Students/Youth Ministry, Faithfulness & Giving

Once again, Rita and I have been so encouraged and touched with your cards and thoughtfulness with the recent loss of her brother Rod.  We are so blessed to have a church family and a Savior who loves us so much – Thank you for being Jesus to us!

God is good… so, let us do good!

Doug Schildknecht

October 30, 2017, 1:17 PM

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

What a privilege to worship and work together at FBC!  Yesterday was a good day as we spent time honoring the Lord, and also honoring Kelly Tennison as she steps away from her position as our Administrative Assistant.  She has done a great job, and we have been blessed!  I know she appreciated the turnout and cards of appreciation given to her last night at her reception.  Kelly will continue to work as our FBC Outreach Coordinator and will also serve in our S.S. preschool ministry.  Continue to pray for her as she steps into the mission field of secular employment.

Tomorrow night is our annual community “Trunk N’ Treat” right here in our parking lot and street.  We could still use some more candy and volunteers to decorate cars, serve hotdogs, and be the hands and feet of Jesus as needed.  The event takes place from 5:00-6:30pm.  Dress warm, and join the fun!

Yesterday we kicked-off our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox effort… this is a great intentional way to share Christ at Christmas with a child across the world.  There are shoeboxes and information here at church if you need any, and the shoeboxes need to be filled and returned by Sunday, November 12 as we’ll dedicate them during our morning worship service.  Help us do our best and we share Jesus with a kingdom giving!

Next Sunday is the start of Day-light Savings time, and also a special time of worship and we observe the Lord’s Supper together.  With an extra hour of sleep, we look forward to a great day of worship and being together as a FBC family (turn your clocks back one hour).

Finally, Rita & I are so blessed to have such a caring church family at FBC… many have reached out with kind cards and words of comfort with the recent loss of Rita’s brother, Rod.  Please continue to pray for our family as we gather tomorrow for his memorial service and to say good-bye.  Rod knew the Lord, as well as does his family… we take great joy in knowing this is not the end (Praise You Lord – Thank You Lord!).

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Dena Dinwiddie, Pat Barrow’s son – Rob, Dean Parsons, Steve Slahck (Centerpoint), Johnnie Landes, Joe Manfredi, Jerry Schildknecht (Doug’s mom)
  • Homebound – Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop, Joann Miles
  • FBC Ministries & Outreach – Trunk N’ Treat, SonShine Preschool, Sunday School, and upcoming Thanksgiving First Responders Meal (Nov. 8)

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht