FBC Enews: April 17, 2024

This Sunday – April 21 – 9:30 a.m.

Message: “Blessed: The Merciful”

Scripture: Matthew 5:7

Preaching: Pastor Evan Guse

Bulletin – Playlist

Free Vases: We have an excess of vases available on a table near the kitchen for any who would like them. What is not picked up by April 22nd will be taken to San Souci.

In Christian Sympathy: Michele Olson, sister-in-law to Kyle Olson, passed away on Sunday, April 14th. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Congregational Meeting: There will be a quarterly congregational meeting tonight, Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 PM in the Chapel.

Mission Presentation: Soozi Ford will be sharing her experiences from her recent mission trip on Sunday, April 21st during the 2nd hour. All are encouraged to come and hear what God is doing in and around Hungary and Ukraine.

Edna Martin Christian Center: April is the month for the Flat Rock Association to support the food pantry at Edna Martin Christian Center. Please donate through the church, designating your gift for “EMCC food pantry.” To date, we have collected $1405.

Mission Project for April: New Song children’s home needs books for their library. If you have new or good used books you have read to your children/grandchildren which they have outgrown, consider donating them. Books are needed for ages 5 through 14. Boxes for donations are located on a table just past the kitchen.

Mission Opportunity: The Kwai River Hostel Mission Project started as an unused hostel dormitory in a small Baptist Mission Station that began housing children from the outlying countryside so they could attend a good high school. If you would like to contribute to this project, indicate Kwai River on the memo line. Click here Click here for more info. So far we have collected $600.

Pentecost Choir:

Pentecost rehearsals continue tonight at 7:00 PM

Sunday Service Rehearsal starts at 8:45 AM – All are invited to participate

Bible Study Opportunities: The current Bible Study series for both the men and ladies is led by Pastor Evan Guse, titled “When God’s Heart Moves: Stories of Compassion,” and began the first week of April. If you have not attended either group lately, now would be a great time to begin. Study guides are available for both groups in the Gathering Place.

L.I.G.H.T. Ladies Bible Study on Thursdays at 9:00 am in the Chapel. Bring someone with you!

Men of Faith Bible Study on Fridays at 7:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend!

Abigail Circle: Ellen Poe Raisor will be sharing the experiences she had in Ghana on a Lilly medical mission trip with the Abigail Circle on April 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Anyone interested in hearing Ellen is invited to join us.

Coffee Fellowship: No treats are needed for the Coffee Fellowship on Sunday, April 28th. Refreshments will be provided by the Family Life Team.

Volunteers are needed for Love Chapel’s County Fair Food Booth June 24 and 29. We are committed for all 3 shifts on the 24th and breakfast on the 29th. Sign-up sheets are in the gathering place. Deadline to sign up is May 5th.

Church Work Day: Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 11th for a Church Work Day from 9:00 am until noon. More info will be provided in the coming weeks.

Missionary News: Kristy Engel, one of the missionaries we support, is currently serving for one year with Ukrainian Internally Displaced Persons in western Ukraine. She helps to provide medical care for those who left their homes in eastern Ukraine because of the war. Two specific prayer requests: Paperwork and permissions to bring her service dog to Ukraine and discernment regarding which projects in Ukraine need priority.

Transportation Sign up: If you are willing to pick up a member or guest and bring them to church on a rotating basis, sign up at the Gathering Place. See Jan Carlstrom for any questions.

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Prayer Shawl Group – 11:00 AM


Prayer Group – 12:30 PM

Congregational Meeting – 6:30 PM


LIGHT Ladies Bible Study – 9:00 AM


Men of Faith Bible Study – 7:00 AM


Morning Worship – 9:30 AM

Second Hour: Mission Presentation- 10:45 AM

PRAYER Matters:

The people of Ukraine and efforts toward peace.

Victims of the Israel-Hamas War.

Love Chapel and the Ecumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County Churches.

FBC congregant prayer concerns: The Olson Family, Marge Betz, Devin Baker, Rick DeHaven, Norma Cherry, Jeanette McKim, Anita Burton, Marcia Battle, Dick & Beth Miller, Ramona Harlow, Claude Wright, Jr “Bub”, Anita Yancey, Joyce Sutton, Allen Rea, Roger & Ben Glick and all persons who are homebound & in nursing care centers.