Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 13 - 20



“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 92:1



“O God our Father, renew our spirits and draw our hearts to thyself, that our work may not be to us a burden but a delight; and give us such love to thee as may sweeten all our obedience. Help us that we may serve thee with the cheerfulness and gladness of children, delighting ourselves in thee and rejoicing in all that is to the honor of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – From The Book of Worship



Masks are optional for people who have been fully vaccinated. Masks are highly suggested for those who are yet unvaccinated.


Sunday, June 13

10:00 a.m. Worship, Mark 4:26-34, “God’s Reign”

11:30 a.m. Women’s Tea

Wednesday, June 16

10:00 a.m. Coaches Book Discussion @ Village Inn

6:30 p.m. Board Meeting

Saturday, June 19

Noon Juneteenth @ Comiskey Park

Sunday, June 20

10:00 a.m. Worship, Mark 4:35-41, “Jesus, Don’t You Care?”


June Birthdays & Anniversaries

Amanda & Matt Willard 6.3

Scott Fergus 6.20

Melvin Moss 6.26

Andrew Christiansen 6.29


Summer Potluck and Worship in the Park

Our first potluck in sixteen months will be tied to our first outdoor summer worship experience. June 27th the potluck/picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. The worship service will begin at 7:00. Bring your lawn chairs, side-dishes, salads, and desserts. We will supply hotdogs and hamburgers. The evening worship service will be composed of song, prayer and silence. Our leaders will be a combined team from FBC and Grace Point Church. Mark your calendars for this enjoyable event.


Looking for Greeters

Over the last few weeks, we have had some guests on Sunday morning. We are seeking friendly people to serve as greeters to welcome guests and assist them in any way possible. Are you up to the task? Contact Linda Chapman.


2021 Budget News: May Report YTD

Received: $51,561.07

Needed for Budget: $44,710.00

Difference: +$6,851.07


Our Daily Bread

The June/July/August edition of “Our Daily Bread” is available on the table in the foyer free of charge. This is an excellent, quick, daily devotion resource that also offers a Bible in a Year reading plan. It comes from a trusted Christian publisher, as well as a number of really talented writers. There is also a handy topical index on the inside back cover to assist you in looking up issues referenced in each issue such as: loneliness, sin, serving, etc. Pick up this handy resource at your convenience.


11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Our church has been participating in the local Juneteenth celebration for a long time. We will again be present at this event on Saturday, June 19th at Comiskey Park, Noon – 3:00 p.m. This event celebrates 156 years of freedom and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Free food, resource booths, DJ/Music, Talent show, dance and choir performances.


Garage Sale for OCC

The OCC team met and decided that the garage sale will be held on August 6 & 7. You can begin to bring your quality stuff to church. Either call the pastor ahead of your arrival [563-582-5088], or, if you have a key, put it in one of the rooms at Judson House. More information will be forthcoming.


Weekly Scripture Meditation: [6.20.2021]

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, June 20 are as follows:

Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41.


One Great Hour of Sharing

May brings us the OGHS offering from our denomination. Its purpose is to aide people all over the world in the midst of some emergency situation like earthquakes, hurricanes, pandemics, forest fires, and such. A letter has been sent out to all friends and members of FBC to explain it in more detail. Please pray about how you might be a part of 2021’s OGHS.


Pastoral Search Committee Update

We are entering a new chapter in the history of our church. After 21-years of ministry, pastor Tim and his wife Claudette are stepping down. The Pastoral Search Committee has been formed and begun meetings. Right now, the committee is dealing with a number of important preliminary discussions. Here are the topics to be explored:

  • What does First Baptist stand for?
  • What are our core values?
  • What are we looking for in a pastor?
  • They are developing survey tools for the congregation
  • Developing a church profile.
  • Developing a community profile.

Please keep this committee, as well as the church, in prayer as we experience this time of transition. The next meeting is on June 22 at 7:00 p.m.


Looking for Scripture Readers

As our Sunday services slowly come back to normalcy, we are slowly adding back in things that we had been doing faithfully before COVID. One of those things was to have church people read the scripture on Sunday morning. Are you a good reader? Are you willing to get up and read scripture to the congregation? Awesome! Contact either Linda or the Pastor and get your name on the list.


Guest Preachers

The following guest preachers have agreed to assist us while the pastor is away.

June 27: Rev. Dr. Chris English

July 4: David Olsen

July 11: Rev. Dr. Ken Bickel

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