Monday's Moments
May 22, 2017, 3:09 PM

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

15 He said: "Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: "Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever." 22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 2 Chron. 20:15-22 

The Point… Pray and Praise God throughout your Problems.

Congratulations to all of our seniors and the various graduations these past few days!  Yesterday we honored our senior, Chris Gammill during our worship services, and prayed for him asking the Lord to continue to grant favor and wisdom in his days ahead.  I appreciate Brooks and all of our students for leading and supporting Chris, and the student ministry at FBC – Job well done!

Speaking of wisdom… this is the theme of our Summer Sermon Series as we study “The Red Letters – Jesus’ Life Lessons”.  During the weeks ahead we’ll look at several of Jesus’ sermons and stories that give us wisdom and instructions for living life with fruitfulness, faithfulness, and fullness. 

This coming Sunday will be our Memorial Sunday Worship and Picnic.  Join us as we honor those who have given their military lives for us, as well as honoring those of our FBC family who have stepped into heaven this past year.  Dress Casual and Patriotic, bring a dish or two, along with a friend or two, and join us this Sunday for worship.  Our picnic will be in fellowship hall afterwards.  There will be no evening services.

Our Senior Adults will be going to the New Theatre Restaurant this coming Wednesday, which is always great fun!  Although our tickets are all sold at this moment, be sure to let Marly know if you’d like to go on their next outing… I believe our next trip is to Noah’s Ark in September.  Details will follow soon.

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Diana Tanis, Kristy Green, Cecile Lee, Juanita Taylor, Bev Perkins, Johnnie Landes
  • Homebound – Jerry & Judy, Joann Miles, Dena Dinwiddie, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop
  • FBC – VBS, Student Camp, Preschool, Sunday School, and Summer Attendance

Praising the Lord… Together!

Doug Schildknecht

May 15, 2017, 2:02 PM

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.  Psalms 116:1-2

Wasn’t it wonderful having such a beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend?  Although there were graduations and many family get-together’s this past Sunday, we were still blessed to have a great attendance and see so many babies (five) dedicated during our Mother’s Day and Baby Dedication service at FBC.  I am grateful for all our guests, as well as all of our mom’s and ladies who are such amazing examples of God’s loving-kindness and unconditional love. 

Next Sunday is “Senior Recognition” as we honor our high school graduates.  We’ll also be hosting our “Exploring Membership” Seminar and Luncheon Sunday as well.  This seminar is open to anyone who has recently joined our church family, or thinking of doing so.  We’ll discuss our Baptist Faith, The why and what of our Church Ministries, and do some Q & A.  If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to our church office by this Thursday.  Lunch will be provided, and the first session starts at 9:45am in the church sanctuary.  After lunch we’ll continue with our second session, and finish early-afternoon.  Feel free to bring a friend or family member and join us this Sunday at FBC!

We’ll resume our Sunday evening Bible Study on Jude at 6:00pm.  Students will meet for youth group at 6:00pm as well…  However, beginning Sunday May 28th we will be taking a Sunday Night break throughout the summer… With the various summer holidays and VBS events, we will not have Sunday night bible study until after Labor Day.

This coming Wednesday is our quarterly Business Meeting at 6:00pm, we’ll begin as always with our usual prayer time.  All are welcome!

Next Sunday, May 28th we’ll kick-off the summer as we have a good Old Fashion Carry-In Picnic right after morning worship.  Dress casual, bring a friend, and bring a couple of dishes to share as we enjoy the fun, food, and fellowship as we start the summer at FBC.  I’ll also be introducing our Summer Sermon Series on “The Red Letter’s – Lessons from our Lord”.

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Bev Perkins, Joyce Rose, Kristi Green, Johnnie Landes, Cecile Lee Hertzberg, Juanita Taylor, Amanda Davis
  • Congratulations – Brad & Chasity Wright on the birth of their baby girl – Ava Nicole Wright (8lbs. 3oz)!
  • Homebound – Jerry & Judy Buttress, Dena Dinwiddie (now at Jackson Creek), Joann Miles, Cathy Bishop, Joyce Brammer
  • FBC – New Construction, Upcoming Youth Camp and VBS, Summer Attendance and Faithfulness

Loving & Learning Together!

Pastor Doug

May 1, 2017, 3:23 PM

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Monday’s Moments…

“Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act!  For your sake my God, do not delay…”  (Daniel 9:19)

The above verse is the theme of this year’s “National Day of Pray” which is this coming Thursday, May 4th.  There will be a Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning at the Town Hall building hosted by Heart of God Fellowship at 7:00am.  All are welcome to come and pray.  Prayer will be our topic on Wednesday evening as we gather for our weekly Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6:00pm.  We will have a special time of prayer as well as we study the value of prayer, and practice the purpose of prayer together.

We had a great start to our Sunday night bible study on Jude last evening, and enjoyed our guest speaker as he shared his insights on the book he authored, “The Last Apologist”.  This will be our book study for the month of May on Sunday evenings.  Rob was kind enough to give us a few autographs, along with some extra copies of his book.  So, we have some more available if you would like to join us this Sunday evening as we review the first three chapters of “Jude… The Last Apologists”.

Also, Sunday morning we are looking forward to another great day of worship as we also observe the Ordinance of Baptism…  Come join us as we continue the spirit prayer with a lesson on “Why Pray?”  Sunday School starts at 9:45 and Worship at 11:00… there is always a place for you.  Bring a friend and join us at FBC!

May is always a month full of blessings, each Sunday in May has a special emphasis:

May 14th – Mother’s Day & Baby Dedication (please contact the church office for more information if you have a little one you’d like to dedicate)

May 21st – High School Senior Recognition & Exploring Membership Luncheon (for all newer members and those considering membership)

May 28th – Memorial Sunday Old-Fashion Picnic/Carry-In

Finally, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with our Preschool Building Construction.  Walls have been painted, and the ceiling and electrical will be finished soon.  Once the doors and flooring is in, we will begin the process of relocating.  This will enable our students to return to the annex, and will also give our church family much needed access to the handicap accessible restroom which will be located just inside the new preschool building.  This new building will be a tremendous resource, not just for our weekly daycare, but for our Sunday morning family ministries as well!

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery – Brad & Chassity Wright (new baby coming soon), Cecile Lee Hertzberg (recovering from hip surgery today), Amanda Davis, Juanita Taylor, Johnnie Landes, Diane Schmidt, Debbie Steele
  • Homebound – Jerry & Judy Buttress, Dena Dinwiddie (Relocated to 3980 S. Jackson Creek), Joann Miles, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop
  • FBC Ministries – Youth/Student Ministries, TeamKids & Mission Friends, Sunday School & Worship, Preschool transition and enrollments

“The family that prays together, stays together.”

Thanks for praying!

Doug Schildknecht