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Later (Deo Volente [“God willing”])
April is our church’s month to provide help at the Bar Harbor Food
Pantry. Debbie Lamson has posted a sign-up sheet if you are able
to help. Help is needed the first three Tuesday mornings and
Thursday afternoons. See Debbie for specific info.
April 4 (Saturday)10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Potluck luncheon for
women of First Baptist Church. This is a time for encouraging faith
and fellowship. Childcare will be provided upon request.
April 12 (Sunday) – (after worship) – for all members – an information
and orientation meeting in preparation for the Annual Meeting on
April 19. The information meeting is designed for previewing,
listening, and explaining. We will review… how our rules of order
work, this year’s ballot process, the proposed Ministry Plan, and the
agenda for the annual meeting.
April 19 (Sunday) – (after worship) – Annual Meeting of First Baptist
Church in Fellowship Hall
Next Diaconate meeting: Monday, April 6
Next Trustees meeting: Monday, April 6
Next Scheduled Church Council meeting: Monday, June 8
May 7, 2016 – Why Jesus 2016 in Bangor. Help is being sought to make
this event all it can be for God’s glory. Be in touch if you are willing
to be a part of the WJ Prayer network, or place posters and
distribute flyers, or serve on one of eight Bangor-area commissions,
or support this event financially, or offer a matching grant. Check
out the website: www.whyjesus2016.org. PRAY for this event NOW:
1) that God will be glorified in the planning and holding of this
event.
2) for funding. We are at 36.4% of the needed funding. Pray that
God would stir the hearts of those able to give.
3) for God to resolve logistical issues that may arise if the University
of Maine graduation is held in Orono on the same day as Why
Jesus 2016. Lodging in the city will be very limited if both
events happen on the same day.
Each week Scott sends out a devotional and update for folks with a
First Baptist connection. If you would like to receive this Midweek
Check-In electronically or by regular mail, please contact him using
the information on the cover.
WELCOME TO FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH!
46 Ledgelawn Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Office: 207-288-3563
[email protected]
The GOSPEL… the GOOD NEWS is that Jesus Christ died for
our sins and was raised from the dead according to the
Scriptures. As the reigning Lord He now offers the
forgiveness of sins and the liberating gift of the Holy Spirit
and the gift of eternal life to all who repent and believe.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
To respond to the Good News,
you must from your heart…
Pastor: Scott T. Records (Cell: 460-9695) ([email protected])
Pianist: Linda McFarland
Office Assistant: Maggie Almdale ([email protected])
Church Website: www.fbcbarharbor.com
Transportation to and from the church building is available on
Sunday mornings. April Lee is the driver (of the church van). If you
would like to get on her route, call her at 288-4343.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
Director: Katie Dyer
Birth through age 2: _________________________
Age 3 through Grade 2: Katie Dyer
Grades 3-5: Joanne Records
Grades 6-8: Tina Reed
Grades 9-12: Adrian Munro and Jonathan Boucher
Women’s Class: led by Linda McFarland (in Church Library)
Adult Class: Introduction to the Doctrines of Grace
Adult Class: led by Tim King (in Fellowship Hall) – class is
currently studying 2 Corinthians
10:00 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship in Fellowship Hall
10:30 a.m. – Worship (past sermons are available on the website)
Large print editions of this bulletin are available. See an usher.
GREETER(S): Marlene Sprague
NURSERY: Joanne Records & Alicia Norberg
CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Jeri Spurling & Summer Libby
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP: ____________
PARENTS… please pick up your children in the nursery and Children’s
Church immediately after the service.
Assistive Listening Devices (easy to use) are available. Please speak
to an usher if you would like one.
LATER TODAY…
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Evening prayer time at Che and Sarah Mislang’s
apartment (#112, 113 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor) (559-776-6200)
1. Acknowledge that you need Christ.
“Lord, I have been living my life for myself. Sin has been
keeping me from a living, vital relationship with God. I have
no hope of heaven or of ever knowing you if I continue to rely
on myself, or anyone or anything else other than Jesus.”
2. Ask Christ to forgive you of your sins.
“Lord, I admit that I am living a life that is not free from sin. Sin
impacts my attitude, my thoughts, my words, my actions, and
my relationships, I can’t clean up my sin on my own. I need
you to forgive my sin and make me right with God, and I ask
you to do this for me.”
3. Accept (receive) Jesus Christ as your Savior.
“Jesus, you came to save people from their sin by dying on
the cross and by shedding your blood to give the gift of
eternal life to all who put their trust in you by faith. I do that
right now, placing my trust in you and you alone to save me
and to prepare a place for me in heaven.”
4. Announce that Jesus is Lord.
“Jesus, you have risen from the dead and you are King of
kings and Lord of lords. I submit my life to your lordship and
leadership. I want to follow you from this moment forward and
give you first place in my life now and forever. AMEN!”
If you have responded to the Gospel of Jesus today… or if
you would like to speak to someone to learn more about
Christ, please contact Pastor Scott (460-9695).
TENTATIVE ORDER OF WORSHIP:
GOD’S POCKETBOOK…
Tithes/Offerings: 3/22: $3,040.50
TO DATE: $182,494.71
Weekly Ministry Plan: $3,815.00
NEEDED TO DATE: $194,565.00
Caring Fund: $25.00
America For Christ offering (to date) - $1,687
If you would like envelopes for giving during 2015,
please speak with Tina Reed, our Financial Secretary.
Welcome
Scripture - Matthew 21:1-11
Prayer of Praise
Songs of Praise
Prayer of Petition
Church Life and News
Offering
(Children ages 4-10 may leave for Children’s Church)
Hymn #297 – “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
Scripture - Acts 20:17-38 (p.1729 in seat Bible)
Message: “The Practice of Biblical Eldership”
Hymn #401 – “The Church’s One Foundation”
GO…
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you…”
Matthew 28:19-20
Recently, at a local women's club luncheon, a young woman
sitting across from me spoke of the camaraderie she felt with her
mother-in-law since they'd opened a small craft shop.
We all looked at her in disbelief as she talked about the many tasks
they performed together. When someone asked how she managed
to avoid the typical in-law clashes, she answered, "It helps that one of
us has a good disposition."
Amused, I asked which of them that was.
"Oh," she laughed, "we take turns!"
Jane Paramore, Denton, TX. "Heart to Heart," Today's Christian Woman.
Would you like free access to hundreds of Bible study and
inspirational videos on your computer? You can have it through our
church’s subscription to RightNow Media. Contact Scott Records
today to see how you can be just a click away from great teaching.
There is also a terrific children’s section. Your kids will love them
BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
DAY
Monday……..
Tuesday……..
Wednesday...
Thursday…….
Friday………..
Saturday…….
PUT OFF
1 Thessalonians 4:7
1 Corinthians 6:18
1 Peter 2:11
Matthew 5:27-28
Leviticus 18:22
Leviticus 18:6
PUT ON
1 Thessalonians 4:4
1 Thessalonians 4:3
Titus 2:12
Proverbs 5:14-19
1 Thessalonians 4:4-5
1 Corinthians 7:2,5
This Week
Monday, March 30
Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 1
6:00 p.m. – SHIFT – a group for 18-30 year-olds at 113 Highbrook Road,
Apt. 112. Call Katie Dyer at 266-1778 for info. We are studying the
book – More Beautiful You, by Jonny Diaz.
6:30 p.m. – CARE Group at Marilyn Swetnam’s (15 Eagle Lake Road).
Thursday, April 2
5:15 p.m. – Praise Team rehearsal
6:30 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Communion service. We have been
invited by our sisters and brothers at Eden Baptist to join them. Their
church building is in Salisbury Cove. (ride available)
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Chumba (Christian Zumba) for ladies. A ministry of
FBC WOW led by Amanda Munro. For info call 479-5577 or email
[email protected]
Friday, April 3
7:00 p.m. – Good Friday worship service at United Baptist Church in
Ellsworth.
Saturday, April 4
Next Sunday, April 5
GREETER(S): Marcia King
NURSERY: Roxanne Moon & Molly Moon
CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Alex & Mary deKoning
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP: 6:45 Easter Fellowship Breakfast
6:00 a.m. – Sunrise service at Grant Park. If the snow is in the way we
will still have the service… in the parking lot looking our over the
park and the sunrise over Schoodic Peninsula.
6:45 a.m. – Church family breakfast in Fellowship Hall.
The Annual Report of First Baptist Church (April 1, 2014 – March 31,
2015) will be available.
Weekly Prayer Guide – March 29-April 4
If you need prayer for yourself or someone else, contact Pastor Scott
(460-9695 or [email protected]), use a “Guests & Requests”
card, or come forward at the end of a worship service)
If you would like to be on our email prayer chain (to pray for
requests as they come in), please contact Pastor Scott. Thanks.
ILLNESS, SURGERY, PHYSICAL PAIN, HARDSHIP, HOSPITALIZATION…
(If you want to add or subtract someone on this list, call or email Scott)
Gail Byers (Debbie Lamson’s dad – recovering from a stroke)
Annie Colby (balance and steadiness. tic doloreaux)
Eva DeHaas
Jim Dorr (Connie Gowell’s brother – COPD)
Laura King (working with Mislangs on kidney transplant)
Kyle Lamson (healing from surgery)
Che Mislang (receiving dialysis, awaiting a kidney transplant)
Alan Paine (at Brewer Rehab – recovering from stroke)
Ben Vryn (in need of a newer, more reliable vehicle)
John Welch (foot)
Don Wood (2114 State Route 46, Bucksport, ME 04416)
CHURCH MINISTRIES/MINISTRY CONCERNS…
- Holy Week services.
- Proclamation of the Gospel in and out of our church.
THANKSGIVING FOR…
- Trustees – Eva DeHaas
MISSION/MISSIONARY…
- Kit Ripley – Thailand (New Life Center in Chiang Mai)
(To learn more, go to: www.internationalministries.org)
-
Island Connections – local, basic help for seniors on MDI
East Association Church: Eden Baptist, Bar Harbor
THOSE WITH BIRTHDAYS… (please direct additions/updates to Maggie Almdale
April 4 – Isaac Philbrook
Next week…
April 6 – Eric McQuinn
April 7 – Micah Welch
April 8 – Alex deKoning
April 10 – Carroll Nickels
IN THE MILITARY…
- Susan Falt, Isaac King, Eric McQuinn