Monday's Moments
July 16, 2018, 1:11 PM

Monday, July 16th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

Day one of VBS is in the books, and we had a great start to our week of Vacation Bible School. By the time the dust had settled, we had 58 kids enrolled, and 42 worker for a beginning total of 100 involved in VBS. Thank you everyone who is helping and praying for this tremendous outreach opportunity!

This year’s theme is “Game On!”, and our scripture verse is: 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. - 2 Peter 1:3

Throughout the week we’ll be learning, playing, and developing connections with these kids and their families. We’ll also be putting together a “VBS Highlight” Video for everyone to watch on Sunday during our VBS Family Worship Sunday. You won’t want to miss the excitement and time of sharing as we learn what they learned this past week. We expect visitors, so be ready to share your seat and a smile as we welcome guest to worship with us this Sunday. There will be an indoor picnic for everyone after worship service. Come expect a blessing, and invite a friend! (we’ll resume our Summer Revelation Series again on July 29th)

Please continue to pray for God’s provision, purpose, and protection throughout this week of VBS.

FYI - Joann Drummond is in the process of being moved to a specialty health/rehab facility in Overland Park for short term care, and Pat Buckner is receiving rehab at Jackson Creek. We’ll have more information and mailing addresses in the office if you’d like to send a card or such.

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Happening Now – Summer Free Breakfast & Lunch Kid’s Feed
  • VBS “Game On!”, July 16-20, 8:45am – 12:00pm (lunch provided)
  • VBS Family Worship Sunday & Picnic, July 22nd (Adult Sunday School will take place in the sanctuary at 9:45am due to most classrooms being used for VBS)

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Nikki Jackson & Colton, Paul Hickson, Deb Larson’s mom – Louretta, Mahayla Powell, Greg Dougherty, Keith Denton, Joann & Pat
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt (hospice), Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – SonShine Preschool Summer Attendance, VBS, New guests and members, FBC finances & faithfulness.

Game On!

Doug Schildknecht




July 9, 2018, 2:15 PM

Monday, July 9th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“This is love: not that WE loved God, but that HE loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (grace defined by love) – 1 John 4:10

It was great having so many visitors in worship yesterday… most of them from Texas from two different families! We enjoyed our worship and time together. We also welcome Deb Larson who came forward to announce her faith in Christ, and asking to be baptized. We are so encouraged by her decision and have been so blessed by her and her family’s faithfulness at FBC.

Next Sunday we’ll move ahead in our Revelation Summer Sermon Series to the Two Witnesses – who they are, and what they do. Come and invite a friend to worship, and expect a blessing!

Our VBS block party was fun and successful, and our Sunday School classes did a great job with our sports theme “fan food”! We met and registered several guests and enjoyed the company of the Fire Department as they provided some wet entertainment for the kids. Thanks to all who helped out as we prepare for our upcoming week of VBS.

VBS officially starts this next Monday at 8:45am… Registration and Breakfast will begin earlier, and workers need to report by 8:15am or earlier for instructions and such.

Volunteers are still needed and appreciated for what very well may be the best and most rewarding week of your summer. If you’re unable to serve, then we always need and appreciate prayer warriors and givers to help us meet the physical and spiritual needs of VBS. Thank you for giving, serving, and loving the Lord at FBC!

Here is an update from Diana Tanis on Jim: UPDATE: Day five of the second week (five days the week of the 4th--home a day and a half then back in the hospital). His hemoglobin dropped to 7.8 and today its 8.2! Hopefully he can keep producing and increasing his blood cells. He's looking better and wants to go home! No longer under cap and gown orders just have to wash and sanitize after you leave. Normal! Oncologist visited today but we don't know any more now than we did before he visited.

Please keep both Jim and Diana in your prayers. Jim is in St. Joseph hospital on state line.

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Happening Now – Summer Free Breakfast & Lunch Kid’s Feed
  • Men’s Breakfast – This Saturday, 8:00am
  • VBS “Game On!”, July 16-20, 8:45am – 12:00pm (lunch provided)

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Nikki Jackson & Colton, Paul Hickson, Deb Larson’s mom – Louretta, Mahayla Powell, Greg Dougherty, Keith Denton, Jim Tanis, Kenny Bunting
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt (hospice), Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – SonShine Preschool Summer Attendance, VBS, New guests and members, FBC finances & faithfulness.

Be Jesus to someone today!

Doug Schildknecht




July 2, 2018, 12:29 PM

Monday, July 2nd, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” – Prov. 16:3

Many are the summer plans we all have, including our church work and ministry. The above verse helps us keep perspective… that whatever we do, people need to see Jesus in what we do and who we are. As VBS lies ahead, may we commit to the Lord that task at hand. Please continue to personally pray about how you might serve, pray, or give towards this VBS summer ministry effort.

This week, all of our Buckner residents will be getting a summer invite postcard from our church with information about our VBS, Church Ministries, and our Back to School/Church free movie event “I Can Only Imagine”. Thank you to all who helped give and process this community card, and please pray about how you might use this card to start a conversation of encouragement to your neighbor, and invite them to church. We have a few extra Postcards in the office if you’d like to pass them out in your workplace or neighborhood.

Have a safe and blessed 4th of July! Our offices will be closed July 4-6… See you Sunday as we continue our journey through Revelation. This week we’ll be looking at the Seven Trumpets and Two Witnesses (Lord willing).

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Happening Now – Summer Free Breakfast & Lunch Kid’s Feed
  • VBS and Sunday School Block Party – Sunday, July 8th from 6:00 – 7:30pm.
  • VBS “Game On!”, July 16-20, 8:45am – 12:00pm (lunch provided)

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Nikki Jackson & Colton, Paul Hickson, Deb Larson’s mom – Louretta, Mahayla Powell, Greg Dougherty, Keith Denton, Jim Tanis, Kenny Bunting
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt (hospice), Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – SonShine Preschool Summer Attendance, VBS, New guests and members, FBC finances & faithfulness.

Favored, Free, and Forgiven!

Doug Schildknecht