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Easter Sunrise Worship Service
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No Sunday School/Discipleship
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Coach's Breakfast
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Godly Play
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Quarterly Church Summit
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April 7-14

FBC@HOME

April 7-14 

 

Sunday, April 7 [5th Sunday in Lent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:30 a.m. Fellowship Meal

4:00 p.m. MFC Fundraiser @ The Barn

 

Tuesday, April 9 

6:00 a.m. Coach’s Breakfast @ Village Inn

 

Wednesday, April 10

6:00 p.m. Philippians Study “Joyful Asceticism”

 

Thursday, April 11

6:00 p.m. Committee Meetings

7:00 p.m. Board Meeting

 

Friday, April 12

6:30 p.m. FBC Movie Night “Paul: Apostle of Christ”

 

Sunday, April 14 [Palm Sunday]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship

 

Lenten Prayer of Confession [5th week of Lent]

Lent is a time of humble recognition that we have strayed from God in our hearts and that we need to return to the one who 

loves us beyond measure. Each week throughout Lent I will print a prayer of confession to help us on our journey with God.

Holy God, 

you promise us a life full of blessing,

but we do not always believe.

You incite us to hope,

but we fall back into fear.

You urge us to give freely, but we calling to what we have.

You call us to watch at all times for you,

but we grow lazy and self-absorbed.

Forgive us.

Increase our hope, enlarge our hearts,

and keep us alert to the wonders you work

in the world every day.

For the sake of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

April Anniversaries and Birthdays

For details, please see pastor Tim's email sent out on Friday, April 5th.

 

Children’s Easter Activity

Join us on Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. in the FBC Fellowship Hall. We will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt, a light lunch, and decorating Easter cookies with Claudette. Please RSVP to Christine Quintana at 583-4623 or hcquintana@msn.com.

 

Godly Play

The Godly Play Group will be meeting at FBC on April 26th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please note that this is the fourth Friday rather than the third Friday as we will be celebrating Good Friday that evening. This month’s focus will be on The Mystery of Easter. As this is presented as a liturgical action story, there is no specific scripture reference provided for the presentation. The story explores the tradition of Lent in the Church. To join the circle, children must be 5 to 12 years old and registered using the FBC enrollment form. The Godly Play approach helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and enhance their spiritual experience through the wonder of play. Godly Play is based on Montessori principles and was developed using a spiral curriculum. Contact Christine Quintana at 563-583-4623 for more information.  

 

Weekly Scripture Meditation:

We are inviting the Church as a whole to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, April 14 are as follows: 

Luke 19:28-40

Philippians 2:5-11

Psalm 118:19-29

Isaiah 50:4-9a

 

Holy Week Worship Opportunities

Maundy Thursday 6:00 p.m.

This is a service of scripture and song.

Easter Sunrise Worship Service 6:00 a.m.

Meets at the Grand River Center.

This is a collaborative service done along with Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grace Point Church, 1st Presbyterian Church and The University of Dubuque.

Easter Worship 10:00 a.m.

Our regular worship time with some special music added in.

 

Steak Fry Fundraiser [4.7.19]

Support the Multicultural Family Center through this fundraiser. The menu is as follows: Ribeye steak with fixins’, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, Cole slaw, macaroni salad, and apple crisp. Coffee and water included. $20 per adult [kids are welcome to order off the menu - regular menu price] Sunday, April 7, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at The Barn, 5090 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, IA. Silent auction items will be available for bidding! Learn more about the MFC at www.mfcdbq.org.

 

Quarterly Church Summit

Please plan to attend our next Church Summit. It will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. This is your time to hear what the church is planning to do, ask questions and bring up concerns. See you. 

 

Your most formative Bible story, verse, etc

What portion, or story or verse of the Bible has had the most influence on your life. Submit your answer to revbees@yahoo.com.