FBC @ Home August 2-9, 2020

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 2-9

 

WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:

“The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. Psalm 145:9

 

WEEKLY INVOCATION:

“Almighty God, in wisdom you have created us and all things. Provide our daily needs and grant us grace and strength to fulfill the ministry to which we have been called. We offer our prayers I the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 2

10 a.m. Worship [fbcdbq.org] 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Tuesday, August 4

6 a.m. Coaches Book Discussion, Village Inn

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 9

10 a.m. Worship [ also fbcdbq.org] Romans 10:5-15

 

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

 

Worship Safety under Pandemic Conditions

Here are some of the expectations when we gather.

  1. Masks are required for the safety of everyone.
  2. Seating will be on every other pew beginning with the second pew from the front.
  3. Seating will respect personal distancing, exception within family groups.
  4. Ushers will direct people when they come in. We will exit by pews.
  5. Fellowship will voluntarily occur outside the building not inside.
  6. Offering will be collected at a fixed location in the foyer.
  7. There will be no coffee or refreshments on Sunday.
  8. The nursery will not be available.
  9. We will continue to record a video on Friday evenings for Sunday viewing for those who plan on not attending.

 

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

The next opportunity to serve in this food distribution program is on August 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the food is gone. This will be a drive-through distribution, so the work will entail transporting food into vehicles. Do you want to participate? Contact the pastor [582-5088].

 

One Great Hour of Sharing

OGHS began seventy-one years ago in response to the devastation of World War II. In March 1949, a national broadcast on a Saturday evening asked Americans to give generously the next morning in their churches. A remarkable assembly of national leaders and celebrities gave their efforts to broadcast, and more than 75,000 churches responded the next day.

Today, OGHS serves people in over 80 countries around the world. Sponsored by eight Christian U.S. denominations and Church World Service, OGHS makes sure that we can respond to needs as soon as they happen and that tens of thousands of people receive support for ongoing relief, rehabilitation, and development.

 

Where your gifts make a difference:

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian

Iowa Floods

Haiti Civil Unrest

Kansas Floods

Indonesia Wildfire relief

Ohio Tornado Relief

Kenya Mudslide Relief

Wisconsin Floods

 

Weekly Scripture Meditation: [8.9.2020]

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 9 are as follows:

Matthew 14:22-33; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; 1 Kings 19:9-18.

 

Prayer Updates from Bangkok

PRAISES

An Uzbek mother and child were returned home this month. She was able to receive prayer to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior before going. We have connected her to another NGO for follow-up.

We have received a new Ugandan and a new Russian into our international program center this month.

We have been blessed with a few wholesale orders of jewelry and attire that have helped to keep the women employed and feeling productive during shutdown.

 

PRAYER

Please continue to pray for Gomer-Sozo who is back to sleeping on the street, drunk and harassed by spirits. We will not give up the fight for her. Pray for her to be free of the addiction and spirits. Pray for our team to not grow weary in loving her through the ups and downs.

 

 

 
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