May 23 - 30
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:
“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 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
Needed for Budget: $35,768.00
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:
Please keep this committee, as well as the church, in prayer as we experience this time of transition.
Prayer Updates from NightLight