August 9, 2020 Bulletin
Pastor Jonathan Faulkner
Accompanist: Kathi Nelson, Phyllis Shortenhaus, Rachel Faulkner & Mary Haakenson
The People of God, Ministers to the World
*Indicates standing (G) Green Hymnal (P) Purple Chorus Book
Welcome! We are so thankful that you could join us today! May our hearts and minds be shaped into greater conformity with Jesus as we worship together. We are delighted to serve you as we love one another in Christ.
Praise the Lord for…
•His grace in preaching, prayer, the sacraments & fellowship
•The beauty of creation & His divine imprint on all that He has made
•His powerful & life-giving Word
Hospitalized, Sick or Shut-in
•Margaret Whitson (Pastor Faulkner’s Grandmother)
•Colt (Paul and Cheryl Beenken’s grandnephew)
•The Family of Pat Skilbred (Sister of Sue Kiewiet)
•John Szatkowski (Friend of the Faulkners)
Mission Partners of the Month: Beth and Sally Donjte
•OCC Shoebox ministry
•Revival and reformation in our land, community & families
•Governing authorities & our Country
•Strong marriages committed to the Lord and to maturing in Christ
•Those recovering from surgery & treatment for illnesses
•Wisdom as parents & grandparents committed to raising children in the fear and instruction of the Lord
9AM Worship Service (available online only until further notice)
The Disciples Download: Every Wednesday watch for a new video Bible Study expanding on themes from Sunday’s Sermon on the Churches Facebook Page and Youtube. The link will also be sent out via email on Wednesday.
Church Newsletter: Introducing the First Congregational Church Newsletter. Updates and information on what is coming at FCCBC also another way to keep you informed about what is going on at FCCBC. For those who want to join the email list you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a printed copy please contact one of the Deacons.
August Board Meetings: The August Trustees Meeting will be Wednesday, August 12th at 7PM and the August Deacons Meeting will be Wednesday August 19th at 7PM.
Women’s Fellowship Update: As Decided at the beginning of 2020 we would send Delores Shuring and Roger Anderson each $100 at the beginning of each quarter. So again, on July 1st we sent that out. We received a nice thank you from Roger and a thank you from Roger and Murial. They mentioned Billy Smith seemed quite lonely. Please try to remember him in your notes and prayers.
To Members: We will not be having the August Luncheon.
Friday Prayer Returns: The Church will resume Friday Prayer Friday July 24th from 8AM-5PM Rev. Jonathan will also be on Facebook Live at 9:30AM and 3:30PM
Card Shower for Paul and Cheryl’s 50th Anniversary: Let's celebrate Paul and Cheryl's 50th Anniversary with a card shower. Please mail a card to them at:
311 4th Av NW
Buffalo Center, 50424
August Food Pantry Needs:
Cereal, Saltine crackers, Spam, Peanut Butter, Jam, Dish Soap, Shampoo, Can Fruit, Taco Shells, Taco Seasoning Packets
Pastoral Thought: As we have gone through these days, and through the book of Philippians, I cannot get out of my head how similar the two situations are. The Philippi-ans have been living in a time where things seem well beyond their control and they appeared to be grasping at anything. But Paul reminds them of the way of Christ, humility and service, regardless of what happens with Nero and the Roman Government, or who the Plague takes or whatnot. His mes-sage, again, is clear, follow the way and example of Christ Jesus our Lord. Do not be afraid of the world, but instead live a life worthy of the Gospel. In doing so, those who preach against Christianity will be shown to be fool-ish. Rather than the Christians look as though they do not believe all that Jesus taught them. Remember, you are a member of a different kingdom, yes, you have citizenship in the United States, and that is good, but that citizenship is fleeting, citizenship in the Kingdom of Heaven is forever. Lean into that citizenship and whatever happens to your Earthly Status will not matter.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all
your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
Giving has been moved to the weekly Newsletter, to receive this Newsletter by mail or by email, please call the Church Office or email Pastor Faulkner at email@example.com.