Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 6 - 13
WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:
“Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! Psalm 130:2
“Loving God, clothe us in yourself and enable us to live and serve after the pattern of Jesus. Amen.”
Masks are optional for people who have been fully vaccinated. Masks are highly suggested for those who are yet unvaccinated.
Sunday, June 6
10:00 a.m. Worship, Mark 3:20-35, “Crazy Jesus!”
Wednesday, June 9
6:00 a.m. Coaches Book Discussion @ Village Inn
Sunday, June 13
10:00 a.m. Worship Mark 4:26-34, “God’s Reign”
June Birthdays & Anniversaries
Amanda & Matt Willard 6.3
Scott Fergus 6.20
Melvin Moss 6.26
Andrew Christiansen 6.29
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: [6.13.2021]
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 13 are as follows:
Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34.
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. The next meeting is on June 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Summer Worship in the Park
This summer we have planned two outdoor worship services. The proposed dates are: June 27, and July 25. The June service will be on our campus, and the July service will be on the Grace Point Campus. They will be in the evening from 7-8:30 p.m. They 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.
Prayer Updates from NightLight
Thank you for your faithful prayers! May God bless you and fill you to overflow with his perfect love that drives out all fear and makes all things new!