May 23- May 30, 2021 Pentecost



May 23 - 30



“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all.” Psalm 104:24



“Almighty God, send your Holy Spirit upon us so that we may perfectly love you and faithfully follow you today and always. In the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.”



We will meet indoors this week and next. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Masks are now optional for the fully vaccinated.


Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday is an end and a beginning. It is the culmination of the Season of Easter. It is the day when the church senses the all-pervasive power of Easter as the Spirit is unleashed on creation. It is also the dawn of a new day in the life of the church. For as the church is empowered by the Spirit, the message of the risen Lord is trumpeted around the world.


Pentecost, May 23

10:00 a.m. Worship, Acts 2:1-21, “Pentecost”

Wednesday, May 26

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

Trinity Sunday, May 30

10:00 a.m. Worship Romans 8:12-17, “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”


May Birthdays & Anniversaries

Barb Jennings 5.23

Ernestine & Mel Moss 5.24

Linda Chapman/Hank Goldstein 5.30


June Birthdays & Anniversaries

Amanda & Matt Willard 6.3

Scott Fergus 6.20

Melvin Moss 6.26

Andrew Christiansen 6.29


Summer Worship in the Park

This summer we have planned three outdoor worship services. The proposed dates are: June 27, July 25, and August 29. Each service will be in the evening from 7-8:30 p.m. It will utilize our own worship team as well as musicians from Grace Point Church. Mark your calendars, these should be fantastic opportunities.


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: April Report YTD

Received: $41,269.52

Needed for Budget: $35,768.00

Difference: +$5,501.52


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.


Weekly Scripture Meditation: [5.30.2021]

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, May 30 are as follows:

Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17.


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.


Prayer Updates from NightLight


  • Thank God for the generosity of donors that has made the renovations possible. The giving exceeded the matching funds. We are amazed and grateful for the generosity shown to us.
  • We are grateful for the progress on the building renovations and the quality of the work.
  • We praise God that we continue to have orders to keep the women employed and occupied!
  • Gomer-Sozo has been doing fairly well and coming in to work regularly.
  • We thank God every day for health and provision.
  July 2021  
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