August 30- September 6

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 30-September 6

 

WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

 

WEEKLY INVOCATION:

“Almighty God, you have sent Jesus to take our nature upon himself and to be for us sign and Savior. Grant that by the power of your Spirit Christ may be born within us today to the end that our ministry may be pleasing to you and helpful to your people. We pray in the name and Spirit of Christ. Amen.”

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

Good news! We are planning on reopening the week of September 6. Our worship will be an outdoor event beginning at 10 a.m.

 

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 30

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

Tuesday, September 1

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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 6

10:00 a.m. [FBC outside, also fbcdbq.org] Romans 13:8-14

6:00 p.m. Nathaniel Morgan Memorial Service, Washington Park

 

August Birthdays & Anniversaries

Rick Loeffelholz 8.31

 

September Birthdays & Anniversaries

Alivia Fergus 9.6

Aundrea Leppert 9.9

Bella Edwards 9.13

Sarah Sun 9.13

Kay Guzzle 9.21

Kylie & Rick Loeffelholz 9.24

Clifford Wyatt 9.27

 

2020 July Budget News

Needed for budget: $61,768.00

Actual: $67,596.57

Difference: +$5,828.57

 

Weekly Scripture Meditation: [9.6.2020]

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, September 6 are as follows:

Matthew 18:15-20; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Ezekiel 33:7-11.

 

New Members Announced!

Mark and Candi Kamm have been welcomed by the Board as new members of our church. It was wonderful to be able to sit down with this couple and hear their faith stories. We will give an official announcement at the September 6 worship service.

 

DUBUQUE'S NATHANIEL MORGAN, Lynching and Its Legacy: Memorial Service 

The Nathaniel Morgan Memorial Committee invites everyone to join a memorial service for Dubuque’s Nathaniel Morgan on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Washington Park, 700 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA. This somber event for sober reflection will include a historical recounting of racial violence in 19th -century Iowa and a dramatic reading.

 

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.

 

OUTDOOR WORSHIP BEGINS SEPTEMBER 6

Okay everybody. We are going to try it again. But the new wrinkle will be that we will meet outside. Beginning September 6, weather permitting, we will worship at 10 a.m. outside on our campus. Dress cool! Bring your lawn chairs. Bring something to cool you down. Bring an umbrella to keep the sun off. Think creatively. Social distancing should be easier. Masks are still recommended. If you want to use the parking lot, you will need to arrive before 10:00. After that, please park curbside. If it rains or looks like rain; we are not meeting. I’ll send a morning update via email.

Please be patient with us as we are figuring this out on the run. We believe it is important to get together on Sunday morning and we are doing what we can to make that happen. To God be the Glory!

 

 
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