January 17-24, 2021

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 17 - 24



“How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17



“Almighty God, you who continually call your people to yourself, draw us by the power of your Holy Spirit into such a warm and binding relationship that we may faithfully follow you all the days of our lives. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”



[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]


Sunday, January 17, 2021

10:00 am Worship

Colossians 1:15-20


Monday, January 18, 2021

7:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. MLK Virtual Celebration


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

6:00 a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

6:30 p.m. Board Meeting


Sunday, January 24, 2021

10:00 a.m. Worship

Luke 1:26-38


Weekly Scripture Meditation – [1.24.21]

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, January 17 are as follows: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20.


January Birthdays

Rod Matthews 1.23

Henry Grubb 1.24

Rick Valcin 1.25

Laurance Valcin 1.26

Samantha Routley 1.27


Bible Study Proposal

Have you been in Sunday school and had questions you just did not want to voice, heard a sermon and just had more questions? Have you had questions about God, life, the Bible, the world, science? We would love to hear those questions and answer those questions!

Here is the proposal - Questions could be sent electronically to Linda OR dropped off in the offering plate. The questions would be collected and assembled by Linda and only the questions would be presented to Pastor Tim and Hector. There would be time to review scripture and study. Depending on how many questions there are, there is potential to start a study in February 2021 and share responses via teleconference for Bible study using GoToMeeting. Potentially three, four, or five questions would be covered depending on the depth and breadth of the question. This could be the second and fourth Sunday of the month going 6:30PM to 7:30PM. What are your thoughts? Are you interested? Please send your response to Linda with “YES” I am interested along with comments/questions, or “NO” and provide further information with potential ideas or suggestions.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

In celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, and in lieu of the annual birthday breakfast and program at the Grand River Center, faces&voices is hosting a video celebration from the Multicultural Family Center. Join as Rev. Tim Bees interviews select past recipients of the Ruby Sutton Award [formerly NAACP First Humanitarian Award] on their thoughts on diversity issues in our community. Two of whom are our own Ernest Jackson and Ernestine Moss.

The event is free and no registration is required. More information to join the virtual video celebration is available at www.dbqschools.org/district/community/facesandvoices/ and the Multicultural website at www.mfcdbq.org.

“I am convinced that if we succumb to the temptation of violence in our struggle for freedom, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and our chief legacy to them will be a never-ending reign of chaos.”


A Challenge for the New Year

The start of Advent [11.29.20] swept us in to a new Church year! The focus gospel for this year is that belonging to Mark. I would suggest that you somehow incorporate a reading plan of this gospel for 2021. Perhaps make a plan to read it through 12 times, once a month. You could read from alternate translations each month. One month read from your primary translation, perhaps the NIV, and the next read from The Message, then the next the NASB. Be creative. Enjoy your time in Mark’s amazing story of Jesus. That’s the goal. Read, meditate, pray and be reformed by a creative narrator.



The Church’s Annual Meeting is set for Sunday, January 31, 2021. It will be held following the worship service for that Sunday. We will distribute the Annual Report on Sunday, January 24.


Budget Report December 2020

Needed for Budget $105,888.00

Actual $120,322.75

Difference +$14,434.75


Martin Luther King Jr. Story Zoom Invite

All are invited to join with the FBC Kids online for a short zoom on Martin Luther King Day to celebrate. Christine Quintana and the children will be sharing one of the newest Godly Play stories about Martin Luther King Jr. This has been developed to celebrate diversity within the church.

Time: January 18, 2021 10:30 AM Central Time


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