Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 23-30



“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2



“Almighty God, as you have sent Jesus to be for us light and truth, send now your spirit upon us to grant us grace and strength to follow in his footsteps this day. Amen.”



Reminder that due to a Covid-19 case being reported among our church attenders, we have indefinitely suspended our live worship service.


Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23

10:00 a.m. [fbcdbq.org] Romans 12:1-8


Tuesday, August 25

6:00 a.m. Coaches Book Discussion, Village Inn


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30

10:00 a.m. [fbcdbq.org] Romans 12:9-21


August Birthdays & Anniversaries

Peggy & Ernest Jackson 8.13

Amber Fergus 8.18

Vera Louise Tippe 8.20

Matt Willard 8.21

Kaleb Willard 8.29

Rick Loeffelholz 8.31


Prayer Updates from Bangkok



Please continue to pray for sales and financial provision to keep the women employed and increase to employ all those who apply to leave prostitution.

Pray for the government of Thailand to have wisdom. One of the members of the parliament is pushing for legalization of prostitution. Pray this does not happen but instead Thailand will begin to shut these places down and provide alternative sources of income.


After surveying the women on the street, we discovered that food is still a basic and essential need. We continue to give 200 bags of food a week to these women. One woman who came in recently said, “This food you give is son helpful and important. Some day I would like to pay you back. Getting this food once a day has made a difference for me.”

We have been able to open our salon again to service the women from the streets as well as give food. It is wonderful to be able to offer this oasis to the women again and have the opportunity to bless them.


2020 July Budget News

Needed for budget: $61,768.00

Actual: $67,596.57

Difference: +$5,828.57


New Church Directories are Available

There are now updated Church Directories available free of charge in the foyer. These can serve as handy prayer partners as you pray for friends and members of FBC.


Westminster Hunger Outreach

Gather at Westminster this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. All workers will need to have masks and gloves. The drive-through distribution program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and go until the food is gone. Do you want to participate? Contact the pastor [582-5088].


Weekly Scripture Meditation: [8.30.2020]

The Church, as a whole, is invited to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, August 30 are as follows:

Matthew 16:21-28; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21; Jeremiah 15:15-21.


Board Seeking Treasurer

Since IBM announced that they would be leaving Dubuque, one of our members was forced to make a decision. Andrew Christiansen, our current Treasurer, has decided to retain his job at IBM and relocate to Missouri. That leaves an opening on the board for a Treasurer. To fill this position, you will need [1] to be a member of the church, [2] able to use accounting software to keep the church books current, [3] generate monthly status reports, and [4] attend monthly Board Meetings. If you think you can lend a hand please contact either our Moderator, Ron Brass [563-588-2710] or the Pastor [563-582-5088].


Operation Christmas Child

FBC Shoppers, here are the necessities we need to fill 250 shoeboxes – we filled more than 200 at last year’s packing party:

  • Bars of Soap
  • Combs or Brushes
  • Toothbrushes
  • First Aid Kits
  • Pencils and Sharpeners

We could still use other items, including tool kits for older boys, flip flops and water bottles for all ages, and crayons and other school supplies. We have over 300 washcloths, 250 stuffed animals and tons of toys, so thank you again for your help! If you have any shopping or donation questions, please call Kylie Loeffelholz at 563-543-4073.


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