July 12, 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: Don and Teleka Dewing
•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 email@example.com if you would like a printed copy please contact one of the Deacons.
Church Office Closed: The Church office will be closed from Monday July 13th to Monday July 20th. For any assistance please contact the Deacons. Larry Guise will be preaching on 7/19. There will also be no Disciples Download for 2 weeks and no Newsletter next week.
Friday Prayer Canceled for 7/17: There will be no Friday Prayer for 7/17, we will resume on 7/17
July Food Pantry Needs:
Pastas (Elbow, Ring, Rotini)
Soup ( Tomato, Chicken Noodle and etc.)
Completed Joy Part 1:
Paul is writing from where? Prison
Philippians is a deeper call to: Ministry, Maturity in the Word and Partnership
Paul’s desire is that the Philippians grow further in their faith
The Philippians are to grow deeper in what two areas? Love and Knowledge/Discernment
Completed Joy Part 2:
One of the primary themes of the book of Philippians is?........................
Paul understand that to live is…………… and to die is………….. Why would this be?
What are Paul’s instructions for the Philippians at the end of the passage?
Pastoral Thought: If it is ever granted to me that I would be martyred for the faith I want to go out like Polycarp. His final words were to invite the Roman Pro-Counsel to a private meeting, not so he could stay his execution, but so that he could preach the Gospel to him. I want to go out preaching and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Will you join me in that? Come what may? Will you share the good news with your neighbor, will you take the long road and bring as many with you into glory as possible?
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.