Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:
“But Jesus spoke to them at once, “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” Mathew 14:27
“Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised never to forsake or leave us. Accept our lives and ministries as a living sacrifice to you and grant us strength to keep our promises to you. In the name of Christ. Amen.”
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 9
10:00 a.m. Worship [fbcdbq.org] Romans 10:5-15
Tuesday, August 11
6:00 a.m. Coaches Book Discussion, Village Inn
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 16
10:00 a.m. Worship [ also fbcdbq.org] Romans 11:1-2, 29-32
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.
2020 July Budget News
Needed for budget: $61,768.00
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].
Weekly Scripture Meditation: [8.16.2020]
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 16 are as follows:
Matthew 15:21-28; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2, 29-32; Isaiah 56:1, 6-8.
Prayer Updates from Bangkok
Pray for the cases of trafficked women to move forward and for the women to be ready to go home as soon as the borders open. Pray that while they are waiting, they will grow in their faith and find further healing.
Pray for one of the women, a stateless victim of labor trafficking. She was born in Thailand and only knows Thai, so being deported to the country of her ethnicity would be devastating. Please pray for justice and that the corruption will be exposed and the case will move forward. Pray for God’s will to be done for her.
Pray for an awakening in Thailand through COVID-19 – that people will open their hearts to God. Pray for the vulnerable women and men we meet on the streets to open their hearts and to consider an alternative to prostitution.
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:
Arizona Monte Vista Cross Cultural Church, Phoenix, Refugee and immigration Ministry Grant.
California First Baptist Church, Maywood, Refugee and immigration Ministry Grant.
Connecticut New Horizon Baptist Church, Manchester, Food and Shelter Grant.
Iowa Interchurch Council of Iowa, Hamburg, Food and Shelter Grant.
Kansas Bethel Neighborhood Center, Kansas City, Offering hope to immigrants in Kansas City.