First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 5/30/2021
Join us for in-person worship in the sanctuary or live on Facebook at 10:30am. The service will also be posted to YouTube and Archive Sunday after church.
Locations & Times
  • First Baptist Church
    10781 76th St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

Live Worship: Facebook

If you're unable to join us in person, you can view today's service live on our Facebook page beginning at 10:30 AM.

Virtual Worship: Archive

You can view today's message later this week on our Archive page by clicking here.

Virtual Worship: YouTube

View today's message later this week on our YouTube channel by clicking here. If you have difficulty with YouTube allowing the video to be played, please try Facebook or instead.

Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.
Worship and Serve
Matthew 4:10
Pastor Jerry Koller
Temptation #1
· If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.
The devil capitalizes on Jesus’ hunger.
His challenge to Jesus—if you are the Son of God—is not an indication that he doesn’t believe Jesus is the Son of God. It is an acknowledgement that He is.
How did Jesus respond? It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ (Matt. 4:4)
The devil’s quote comes from Psalm 91:11-12
Why did the devil tempt Jesus?
· It had to do with Jesus being fully God and fully man.
Jesus was a human being in every sense of the word—with the exception of sin.
If Jesus was not like us in very way—yet without sin—He could not have been our perfect sacrifice.
Many people have a tendency to think Jesus switched between His divine nature and human nature depending on the need.
· Some believe He performed miracles because He is God.
· Some believe Jesus knew certain things because He is God.
Jesus was able to carry out His earthly mission because He relied on the Holy Spirit.
· He was Spirit-filled.
· He was Spirit-empowered.
· He was Spirit-led.
When Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert so that the devil could tempt Him, the tempter tried to get Jesus to do things only God could do.
The temptation of Jesus was a strategic, insidious plan to disqualify Jesus from being our perfect sacrifice.
2. The Tempter Looks For Weaknesses
Knowing he does this can keep us on our toes so that he does not catch us off guard.
In response to recent state and federal mask recommendation changes that vaccinated individuals may now enter public spaces without a mask, we are making all of our gatherings and facilities mask-optional. For the time being, we are still asking that everyone maintain a safe distance from one another as an added precaution. Our desire is to both honor those who have chosen to get vaccinated by allowing them to attend mask-free (if they so desire) as well as respect those who have chosen not to receive a vaccination. We ask that everyone respect one another's personal convictions. In addition, please be sensitive to those who would rather not engage in physical greetings. As always, our first goal is to maintain the unity of Christ while also making every effort to equip one another to live out our faith.
Happy Birthday!
· Vasha Ferguson (6/11)
· Dylan Goff (6/11)

Summer Camp Fundraiser: ORDERS DUE TODAY

Yum, yum, yum!!!  We are excited to announce the return of our fundraiser for summer camp scholarships!  You can order all your favorite:· Butter Braids ($15)· Caramel Rolls with Cinnamon Glaze ($15)· Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing($15)· Cake Rolls ($15)· Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough ($17)· Double Chocolate Brownies ($17)Order from a camper, stop by the Welcome Center, or place your order online (all orders will still be delivered in person and not shipped).  If you're not local, but will be visiting church in the next few months, we can always store them in the church's freezer for you until then.  If you'd like to place an order, go to the link below. If you don't wish to support a specific child, please choose "Any FBC Camper" and the funds will be dispersed as needed.  Orders must be placed by June 7. Thank you for your support!
Graduation Open Houses:
· Abby Bocock: Saturday, June 5, from 3:00-7:00pm at Bumbleberry Acres (6785 Baseline Road, South Haven)
· Kaiden Beckwith: Saturday, June 12, from 4:00-7:00pm at the home of Bob & Kim Collins (1074 39th Street, Allegan)
Men’s Basketball
If you’re interested in playing basketball on Saturdays from 1:30-2:30pm in the FBC, contact Josiah O’Conner.
Flower Bed Maintenance Needed
Spring is finally here and we need help maintaining the church’s flowerbeds. Feel free to stop by the church at your convenience and pull weeds from whatever flowerbed catches your eye. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange for the shed to be open so you can get tools; otherwise feel free to bring your own.
Camp Scholarships
If you are willing to provide a full or partial camp scholarship, please contact Kim Collins or make a donation to FBC with “Camp” noted on your check. We have students going to both Camp Lake Louise and Lake Ann Camp.
Summer Camp
Students in 7-13th Grade are invited to attend Higher Ground at Lake Louise Camp this summer. Cost is $350 per student. Camp weeks are: 7 & 8th Graders - July 25-31; 9 & 10th Graders - July 11-17; 11, 12, & 13th Graders - August 1-7. You can register online at: We also have students going to Lake Ann Camp the week of August 2-7. Lake Ann holds camp for grades 4-12 simultaneously. You can register online at If your child plans to go, please let Kim Collins know as soon as possible.

Online Giving is Available!

If you would like to support our ministries by giving an online donation via debit/credit card or your bank account, you can do so by using this link:
Church Office Hours
The church office will be open on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM if you need to stop in for any reason.
Mission Cafe
· 9:00-10:15am on Sundays
The Mission Café is a great place to have a breakfast treat and coffee, enjoy lively conversation and have fun while helping support missions at First Baptist. All items are store bought and served safely. Featuring:
¨ Donuts
¨ Bagels
¨ English Muffins
¨ Snacks
¨ Hot & Cold Beverages
¨ And more!
For your convenience, we accept cash, check and debit/credit cards!

FBC App Now Available

You can download the app by clicking the link below from your cell phone or tablet. By using the app, you can conveniently view recorded Sunday worship services; look up addresses and phone numbers for other church members; update your personal information; register for events; tithe online; send prayer requests; and more.  We're excited to bring another avenue of communication to you!  If you have any questions or issues, please contact Kim.

Check Out Our Web Page

We are keeping our web page ( updated regularly.  Please use it as a tool.  Under "Resources" we have a page for FBC Members only which has our latest emails and letters from Pastor Jerry.  If you try to access this page, you will need the password "Know Him" to see the content.
On the Calendar
children’s sunday school
· On Summer Break | will resume this fall
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Janette Hendrix for questions or more information.

mission café
· Sundays before and after church

· Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
· Available live on Facebook beginning at 10:30 AM
· If you're unable to join us in-person, you can view the service later in the week on, or

children’s worship
· Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Gym
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Alyssa Newell for questions or more information.

youth group
· On summer break | will resume this fall
· Middle and high school students
· Contact Allie Wilson for questions or more information.

women’s virtual bible study
· On Summer Break
· Contact Tracy Marshall or Brandy Zantello to join the next study.

men’s group
· Tuesdays, 7:00 PM in the Library
· Contact Dave Hollis for questions or more information.

church office open
· Wednesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm

bible study
· Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am in the Library
· Contact Vasha Ferguson for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
· Thursdays, 6:30pm in the Library
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.
· Doug Zantello is recovering from foot surgery. Pray for minimal pain and a speedy recovery.
· The Family of John Supp (friend of Molly Blaney-Dehmer) who passed away on 5/17 following a motorcycle accident.
· Curt Bales is recovering from outpatient sinus surgery to help with infection and breathing issues.
· Mary Buchert had a consultation on May 20 to see if she can have a cochlear implant. Her hearing has been greatly diminished.
· The Family of Brian Cheville (friend of Ken & Tina Dell) who passed away on 5/13 following a battle with Covid.
· Taylor Brown (12 year-old great granddaughter of Frank & Mary Buchert, grandniece of Curt & Patty Bales) has been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. She had a bone marrow transplant (her sister was the donor) on Friday, 6/4. Pray for the family as Taylor and one parent are at the Atlanta Children’s Hospital for the next three months.
· Check out our monthly prayer card on-line at under “Weekly Bulletins” for a list of those with on-going needs.
First Baptist Church
1635 76th Street
South Haven, MI 49090