Sunday Morning Announcements – November 23, 2014

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Thank you for your prayers for and cards of encouragement to Dave over the years, it meant so much to him.  A special thanks to Pastor Graber for his care and to all the ladies who provided the wonderful luncheon after Dave’s memorial service.  It was perfect.  Mary Brandon

 

Great job “Circle of Friends”.   If you would like to join our circle of friends, see Pastor John for info.

 

Fellowship of Friends  -  December 11  -  11:30 a.m.  -  Parthenon Restaurant

 

Please note:  on the back table are copies of (1) the budget for 2015 for you to look over before the January business meeting and (2) a sample election ballot for officers for 2015.  There will be an election meeting December 7 after church.

 

Our missionaries to Dominica, Peter and Debbie Thomas, are building a much needed Christian School.  Currently they are using a 5-gallon bucket to haul cement up two floors.  We would like to help them by providing the funds to rent a cement truck.  The cost is $3,400.  If you feel led to help, please write a check  payable to First Baptist Church and indicate on the memo line “Missions-School”.  We would like to be able to send them a check by December 1.  Thank you from the Missions Committee.

 

Deaconess meeting today right after morning worship service.

 

Red Hat Gals of First Baptist are inviting all women and girls of the church to their annual Christmas Breakfast on Saturday morning, Dec. 6th at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Colony Restaurant in Fort Madison.  Reservations will be taken until Sunday, Nov. 30th.  Each attending will order from the menu.  More details of the morning are on the sheet on the table at the back of the church.  Please join us for a time of food and fellowship!

 

Missions Committee meeting Monday the 24th at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Life Groups will be starting mid-January.  Great fellowship and application of God’s word happens in life groups.  There is a new sign-up sheet on the back table.

 

Mark your calendars—Don’t miss this year’s Adult Christmas Party “Parade of the Sweaters”.  Yes, this is your chance to wear the ugliest…I mean, most unusual sweater you own!  A prize for the most interesting…..Bring a friend, some finger foods and a sense of humor!  December 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lange’s.

 

 


From the Pulpit – November 16, 2014

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   Pastor Dean Graber   Genesis 37    When God Allows the Unexpected

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From the Pulpit – November 9, 2014

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Pastor Dean Graber

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From the Pulpit – November 2, 2014

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James Oilar, Missionary to South America for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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From the Pulpit – October 26, 2014

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Pastor Dean Graber    Genesis 37    “Fan or Follower”

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From the Pulpit – October 19, 2014

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Pastor Dean Graber     Joshua 9-10     Self-Reliance or God-Reliance?

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From the Pulpit – October 12, 2014

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Pastor Dean Graber    Joshua 9-10    The Dangers of Compromise


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