FBC @ Home, October 4- October 11, 2020

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 4-11

 

WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:

“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.” Psalm 118:22-23

 

WEEKLY INVOCATION:

“Lord Jesus Christ, you demonstrated faithfulness in all of life, even to death on the cross. Grant unto us grace and strength to follow you faithfully all the days of our lives. Amen”

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

Weather permitting, we will meet outside on our campus for worship this weekend. If not, we will meet indoors. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

 

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4

10:00 a.m. [also fbcdbq.org] Philippians 3:4b-14

Monday, October 5

6:30 p.m. Pastoral Relations

Tuesday, October 6

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

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11

10:00 a.m. [ also fbcdbq.org] Philippians 4:1-9

 

October Birthdays & Anniversaries

Jim Ott 10.5

Kaiden Valcin 10.5

Peggy Jackson 10.9

Char & Bob Happ 10.10

Joey Ott 10.21

Ron Brass 10.21

Sophia Hinkle 10.27

Nadyah Valcin 10.29

Willie Slayden 10.31

 

PRAYER UPDATES FROM BANGKOK

 

Prayers:

 

Pray for the cases of trafficked women to move forward. Pray the prosecutors, police, and judges will work on their behalf. Pray for the women as they wait anxiously to go home and be reunited with their families.

Please continue to 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 the doors to open for her to stay in Thailand.

NightLight started the training for hairdressing this week! Please pray that this goes well and that more women will take part in it to be equipped for other work. Pray that the relationship-building bears fruit.

 

Weekly Scripture Meditation: [10.112020]

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, October 11 are as follows:

Matthew 22:1-14; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Isaiah 25:1-9.

 

Philippians Sermon Series [10.4.20]

This is the third installment of a four-part series originating from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Paul declares that because of his relationship with Jesus, everything he valued before is irrelevant. His new life goal is to know Jesus.

 

31 Days of Prayer for the World Mission Offering

  1. Guide graduate students in Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. as they learn to lead transformational churches that proclaim the gospel and care for the marginalized. [Rev. Jennifer T. Pedzinski, Thailand]
  2. Dear Jesus, open our eyes to see those whom we find morally repugnant as your beloved children. Give us courage to gracefully love and care for them, as you would. Amen. Matthew 5:44: “I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” [Lauran Bethell, Global]
  3. Gracious Lord, we pray for those studying in the Latin American Master in Theological Studies program. Open their minds and hearts to your Spirit and empower them to use their training to build your kingdom in their local ministries. [Rev. J.D. Reid, Jr., Iberoamerica and the Caribbean]
  4. For the breath to fill our lungs, the bones to hold us together, and the flesh to make us move, we give you thanks, O God! “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17. [Mylinda Baits, Global]
  5. Father, help me see with your eyes the needs of those around me. I pray for clearer vision of the true need and strength of will to follow you into meeting those needs, through Christ. Amen. [Kyle Witmer, Thailand]
  6. Thank you, Jesus, for opening eyes, restoring sight, and helping our world see more clearly the trauma of prostitution and human trafficking. Now, open their wallets and purses accordingly. Amen. [Jeff Dieselberg, Thailand}

Operation Christmas Child

FBC Shoppers, here are the necessities we need to fill 250 shoeboxes – we filled more than 200 at last year’s packing party:

  • Bars of Soap
  • Combs or Brushes
  • Toothbrushes
  • First Aid Kits
  • Pencils and Sharpeners

We could still use other items, including tool kits for older boys, flip flops and water bottles for all ages, and crayons and other school supplies. Kylie Loeffelholz at 563-543-4073.

 

 
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