First Baptist Church Prayer for Family and Friends Pray for: Helen Wrede ~ Health Concerns Barb Christopher ~ Recovering from Hip Surgery Ann Trask ~ Health Concerns Collins’ Family ~ Devorah and Stephanie ~ Health Concerns The Abbott Family ~ Please keep Jeannie Abbott and her family in your prayers, as they cope with the loss of their loved one, Rick. April Beckenbach~ The choices she is making~ From Edith Beckenbach Walt and Evelyn Brassfield From JoAnn Risdon ~ Please pray for a job for my brother-in-law, Jake. And my sister Pat’s marriage. Harry Kirchhevel ~ Harry is home now but still needs to regain his strength. Pray also for his brother who is in a Sioux Falls Hospital. ~ From Diane Kirchhevel April 6, 2008 Our President, military troops and their families. Our Missionaries If you have a prayer concern or a word of praise, please contact the church office before 3:00 pm Thursday. If we missed putting a name in the prayer box, please let us know. We will keep prayer requests on the prayer list for two weeks unless informed otherwise. Attendance Last Week 10:00 ( One Service) Total : 246 Weekly Offering needed to meet budget: Offering 3/30: Sanctuary Remodel: Wednesday Night Meals: $6,072.00 $4,400.00 $150.00 $20.00 Total: $4,570.00 YTD Budget Needs YTD Collections for Budget Our giving for 2008 is ahead by: $78,939.00 $81,956.00 $3,017.00 First Baptist Church Staff Gregg Hemmen . . . . . . . . Senior Pastor - [email protected] Truman Sproles . . . . . Pastor Emeritus Mike Cole . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Minister - [email protected] Chan Foresman . . . . . . Minister of Music - [email protected] Heidi Christner . . . . . . Admin. Assistant Stephanie Schaeffer. Secretary - [email protected] Ruperto Reyes . . . . . . . Custodian Vonnie Houchin . . . . . . Pianist Patti Marso . . . . . . . . . Nursery Attendant — Infant Kaitlin Curns. . . . . . . . Nursery Attendant— Toddlers (605) 343 - 0342 www.rcfbc.org Notes 18 You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. 20He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. 21 Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God. — 1st Peter 1:18-21 (NRSV) 8:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Scriptural Call to WorshipInvocation Let Worship Begin with Praise Greeting One Another— Announcements Greeting One Another — Announcements Praise & Worship Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee, (vv. 1, 2, 5) #83 Receiving the Offering–Doxology Receiving the Offering–Doxology Prayer Concerns & Joys No One Understands Like Jesus, (vv. 1, 2, 4) #351 Praise & Worship Prayer Concerns & Joys Message: Even When We’re Slow on the Uptake; Luke 24:13-35 Message: Even When We’re Slow on the Uptake; Luke 24:13-35 Sweet Hour of Prayer, (vv. 1-2) #414 Sweet Hour of Prayer, (vv. 1-2) #414 Celebration of the Lord’s Supper Celebration of the Lord’s Supper The Blessing Benediction Please take a moment to fill out the registration form in your bulletin and drop it in the offering plate. Thanks! “Even When We’re Slow On the Uptake” Luke 24:13-35 FBC is looking to have a baptism service in the next couple months. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Gregg. The 15th Annual Walk for Life will be held on May 3rd to benefit the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center. Care Net is looking for a Liaison from our church to help with coordination and recruitment. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie. Mission Ministry Note: Michelle Bradley will be at First Baptist to speak to adults during the Sunday School hour and also during second service on April 27th. Michelle is a National Missionary and currently serves as the pastor at Church of Hope (the women’s prison ministry in Pierre). We invite you to join us for caramel rolls during Sunday School and for a potluck following second service. April 6, 2008 ~ April 12, 2008 Today 8:20 am 8:30 am 9:30 am 10:30 am 10:45 am Noon Monday 6:30pm Middle School Teens 7:30pm HS Teens @ Kathy Sosa’s 1:30 pm 6:00pm Ann Judson Circle Physical Maintenance Meeting Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Night Activities 5:30 - 6:00 City-Wide Clean Up Day The 38th annual clean up day will be held on April 26th this year and FBC has been asked to participate. We are looking for a willing person to coordinate this event and also others to volunteer their time. If you are interested in being the coordinator, please contact the office. Thank you! Prayer gathering in Gregg’s office Worship Sunday School for all Ages Prayer gathering in Gregg’s office Worship Fellowship Meeting 5:30 - 6:15 6:00 - 7:30 6:15 - 7:30 6:30 - 7:30 6:30 - 8:00 7:30 - 8:15 Every day : 12:00 noon Meal ~ Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Bells Practice Jr. High Faith Weavers Adult Education - The Wired Word Sr. High Choir Practice Pray for our church, staff, people, leaders and ministry. ABW Ministries Spring Brunch Chuck Miller Due to lack of interest, FBC will not be participating in the Soft Ball Leagues this year. Our apologies to those who signed up. The New “Dakota Baptist” Newsletters are in and available at the back of the sanctuary. If you are interested, please pick one up as you leave today. Mark Thalacker Kip Mickelson Doris Brodrick Matt Walters Troy Oldert Eric Bishop Emily Toms Edith Beckenbach Collin Lambert 7 7 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 All Women and girls are invited to the ABW Spring Brunch. It will be held at Minervas on Saturday, April 12th, at 10:30am. A love gift offering will be taken for Linda Lee who will be singing and playing gospel music. Price for the lunch, which includes drink and tip, is $10.00. Please RSVP by April 9th to Deloris Millar (718-4303) or Jean Watkins (348-4313) Attention Ministry Leaders! Don na & And y Yam ada A pril 8th A reminder for all ministries and ministry leaders—Please e-mail to Stephanie ([email protected]) your monthly reports and items you’d like to be on the Church Council agenda by the 10th of each month. These reports will be consolidated into an agenda for the monthly Church Council meetings. Each ministry leader/chair will receive reports from every ministry and an agenda prior to the Council meeting so we can better prepare for the Council meetings and be more efficient with the time we have available.
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