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1 Thessalonians 4:11 Work Day
A new day is added to the church calendar for the upcoming winter season. The church will be open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone living to please God. As scripture reminds us, "make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, . . . " Come and bring a project to work on, and fellowship with other like-minded brothers and sisters who share the desire to follow the example of Christ and create with your hands.
How do you celebrate October 31st? Like the rest of the world? If you are convicted of the pagan roots of this unholy day, maybe you are looking for an alternate reason to celebrate. Answers in Genesis suggests the celebration of The Reformation. They remind us of Martin Luther's desire for the state of the Catholic church to be repaired in doctrine and sound teaching. It was on the last day in October of 1517 that Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Roman Catholic church in order to remind the leaders of the church and even the congregation that action was needed in order to remove ungodly practices and help the people to fully understand that salvation only comes through Jesus Christ. For more information on this important subject or for an in-depth video presentation on the roots of Halloween, go to www.answersingenesis.org!
Mornings in the Word of God
How do you start your day? Is it in the Word of God? Come to church on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and a devotional time in Our Daily Bread! No time? Don't worry. Stop by for a minute or stay for an hour. Every minute spent in the Word is good for the soul!
International Day of Prayer (IDOP)for the Persecuted Church
Join Christians around the world on Sunday, Nov. 3, for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — a global prayer meeting for our Christian brothers and sisters who boldly witness for Christ at any cost. Voice of the Martyr's 2019 IDOP short film, Sang-chul: North Korea, provides a dramatic example of the challenges of following Christ inside the world’s most restricted nation. The film will inspire you and your family, group, class, or church to pray for persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world. Go to www.persecution.com for more information about VOM's ministry and for free access to important resources including this dramatic short video.
Year-to-Date Financial Report Available
ANNOUNCEMENT: A year-to-date financial report is available for review in the fellowship room of the church. The date and time of the annual all-church business meeting, which is regularly scheduled in January, is TBA.
Service at Faith Lutheran Home
This month, the youth of First Baptist helped serve the residents at the Faith Lutheran Home for the first time. Two adults and three children served on Sunday, October 13th, from 2-4 p.m. Fun was had by all. Coffee was served, cakes were enjoyed, and lots of conversation with all of the residents and workers ensued. We thank the folks at the home for allowing us to participate and we thank God for orchestrating this fun event!