First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 7/25/2021
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: YouTube

View today's message later this week on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.
Devoted to Honor
Romans 12:10; Phil. 2:3-4
Pastor Jerry Koller
· There is something that is to be done.
· There is an object.
· There is a description for how something should be done toward this object.
In brotherly love (the description), we are to be devoted (the action that is to be done) to one another (the object—or recipient).
Devotion includes a high degree of commitment to a cause or to a specific person, activity, or cause.
The phrase “brotherly love” describes the devotion process.
· It is a love that is tender and affectionate; a love that shows great fondness.
Brothers and brethren are both terms for those who are in Christ. While they do not refer to brother as a sibling, they do carry with it the idea of family. Those in Christ are a part of the family of God.
Honor one another above yourselves.
· To honor means taking the lead in extending to others mutual respect.
The term vain conceit comes from a word which means boasting, pride and vanity.
The meaning of humility can be derived by the sense that it is the opposite of possessing selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Humility is the inward exercise of the soul that allows one to think of himself no more highly than he ought to think.
· Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:10)
· Without humility, one cannot come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
· Without humility, one can’t possibly hope to give preference and honor to others.
The word should tells us there is a command to follow as well as a deficiency that needs to be addressed.
· We are required to be looking out for the interests of others as well as for our own interests.
· Many seem to fall far short of the goal.
“Look” comes from a word whose root meaning denotes those who keep a watchful glance on someone or something.
· It also has to do with the watchful glance one uses when taking aim in shooting at a target with the intention of hitting the mark or bull's-eye.
Balanced Outlook:
· We look to our own interests.
· We are to look to the interests of others.
“Interests” comes from a Greek phrase that is not so definite or easy to translate. The wording states that we are to look not to just our own something but to the something of others.
The mandate is you must love one another in this fashion—as Jesus loves us.
You see, a sincere love preference to one another not selfish not conceited humble
...looks out for the interests of others
Happy Birthday!
· Doris Sutherland (7/28)
Happy Anniversary
· Walter & Annette Hatfield (8/1, 10 years).
Nursery Update | Helpers Needed
Great news! Our nursery will reopen on Sunday, 8/1. We will be using the Infant Room (located across from the main women's bathroom). We have almost all new toys and will keep things fully separated from the daycare's stuff. Used toys will be sanitized every week to help prevent the spread of germs.
· RIGHT NOW: We need one person to serve on Sunday, 8/15 in order to fill our August & September schedule.
· FUTURE SCHEDULES: Volunteers are needed to serve on a rotating basis, hopefully once every 6-8 weeks. If you’re willing to serve in this manner, please contact Kim in the church office as soon as possible.
Benevolent Fund Update
As of 7/1, contributions to this fund are no longer be tax deductible. Please see Pastor Jerry’s letter that was emailed on 6/22 or check it out on our website for further details.
Flower Bed Maintenance Needed
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.

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!


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
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.

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.

men's basketball
· Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm in the Gym
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

on summer break | will resume this fall
· Children's Sunday School
· Youth Group
· Tuesday Evening Women's Bible Study
· Tuesday Evening Men's Group
· Tim Sullivan has been diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease. He is 30 years old and has been predicted to have a potentially deadly heart attack within 5 years. Please pray for healing for him and peace for both him and his wife, Esther, as they are expecting their second child this fall and are trying to sort through what their future may look like.
· Loretta Pollard (mother of Susan Seitz) has been placed in a nursing home.
· Jepthe Lucien is okay following the assassination of the president and uprising that is occurring in Haiti, although is unable to travel to Port O' Prince because it is too dangerous. Please pray for his and his family's safety, their ministry, and the country during this time of upheaval.
· Bob & Renae Nichols (sister and brother-in-law of Tim Hendrix) are both doing well and greatly improved as they continue to recover at home from Covid. Thank you for your prayers!
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery. Pray for a speedy healing and minimal pain.
· Frank Buchert has returned home. Pray that he’ll gain strength.
· Taylor Brown (12 year-old great granddaughter of Frank & Mary Buchert, grandniece of Curt & Patty Bales) continues to recover from a bone marrow transplant. She is doing remarkably well and has been released from the hospital and is now staying at the Ronald McDonald House. She continues treatment three times a week.
· Doug Zantello is recovering from foot surgery. Pray for minimal pain and a speedy recovery.
· 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