Worship Gathering: 1/16/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 1/16/2022
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.


Online 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.

Guard It
2 Timothy 1:13-18
Pastor Jerry Koller
What you heard from me… Even though Timothy did not join Paul until his second missionary journey, he did spend a number of years ministering with him and learning from him.
He was to keep as the pattern of sound teaching
· The word pattern can be understood as a model, a template as it were.
with faith and love in Christ Jesus. (vs. 13)

Tim was to Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you
· Guard means to keep watch over it, to keep it from danger, to protect it
He was to guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. (vs. 14)
The church of Jesus Christ has experienced the working and the power of the Holy Spirit for a couple thousand years.
In the next four verses, it appears as if Paul shifts gears for a moment. You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. (2 Tim. 1:15)
· We are not to take the word “everyone” in a literal sense.
The province of Asia would have included many places Paul and Timothy visited including the city of Ephesus.
· We know nothing more regarding Phygelus and Hermogenes.
The word ashamed means “not being reluctant or unwilling to do something because of shame or embarrassment.”
On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. (vs. 17)
· 2 Tim. 4:19 would indicate Onesiphorus was from Ephesus.
Not only was it Paul’s desire that God would bless him, his desire was that Onesiphorus may find mercy when Jesus returns. May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day!
· Perhaps Paul was recalling what Jesus taught: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matt. 5:7)
Mercy, in verses 16 and 18 cannot be a reference to receiving mercy that leads to salvation for we know that good works cannot earn salvation.
Timothy would have been aware of Onesiphorus’ impact for Paul told him: You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus. (vs. 18)
1. Regarding “the good deposit that is entrusted to us.” The best way to guard it is to live it out with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
2. We are to guard what has been entrusted to us by living it out by faith and love in Christ Jesus not in our own strength and understanding, but with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
3. We should be aware of ways we may be able to minister to other saints according to our faith and love in Christ Jesus.
Happy Anniversary!
· Jeff & Allie Wilson (1/23, 18 years)
Next Week’s Servants (1/23)
· Café Bakers: · Annette Koller (casserole) | Tracy Marshall (donuts)
· Mission Café: Annette Koller
· Nursery: Sandi Starland, Chelsea Hagger
Memorial Service: Ben Benham
· Saturday, January 22 at First Baptist Church
· Visitation: 10:00-11:00 AM
· Memorial Service: 11:00 AM
· Luncheon to Follow: If you are able to provide a dish or dessert for the luncheon or help with the luncheon, please let Kim know ASAP.

Help Needed!!!

If you are able to help with or provide a dish or dessert for Ben Benham’s memorial luncheon, please let Kim know ASAP or you can sign-up online at 

Thank you!
From John Ellis: Hey all! I went and picked up my mail and to my surprise I found a care package sent by you! I wanted to send an email thanking you for that. It was a pleasant surprise to start my year. It means a lot that you all are still thinking of me two years into my military contract! God bless you all!

From Mitch Rooker: Thank you so much for the care package. I greatly appreciate that you thought of me and sent such a nice package of great items for my family and me to enjoy. It was a nice surprise and made our Christmas a little brighter.
Annual Meeting TODAY
Our Annual Meeting will be held TODAY immediately following the morning worship service. All members are encouraged and expected to attend. We will not have a potluck after the meeting. Items to vote on include:
1. Approval of the 2022 budget.
2. Affirmation of the 2022 Elder Ministry Team (which is the same as 2021): Jason Avery, Brian Bocock, Steve Follman, Janette Hendrix, and Rob Zantello.
3. Approval of By-Laws changes.

FBC App: Have you uploaded a profile picture?

Have you downloaded our church app AND uploaded a profile picture? If not, we encourage you to do so!  This is a great resource to check our calendar, find address and phone numbers, check your giving, and more.  It is also a virtual church directory, and we encourage you to upload a photo of yourself to your profile.  This is a helpful tool for those who are new to our church or for someone who can’t quite put a face with a name.  If you need help doing this, please contact the church office.  Download our app and keep informed on your phone or tablet.

Blood Drive: 1/27
· Thursday, January 27
· 1:00-6:00pm
· FBC Gym
· Appointments preferred; walk-ins accepted
· Sign-up online at https://bit.ly/beabeaconofhope
Pop Cans = Scholarships
Don’t forget that your beverage can & bottle donations are used to fund teen scholarships for youth retreats, summer camps, special activities, etc. Please bring your recyclable items to the church anytime!
Attention Amazon Shoppers!
Please remember us for your online Amazon purchases and designate “First Baptist Church South Haven” as your charity of choice. We will receive 0.5% donation from all purchases which is used for our youth scholarships. You can do so by going to the following link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2244607. Thanks for your support!
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!

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.


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 (southhavenfbc.com) 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 | 9:00-10:15am

children’s sunday school
· Sundays | 9:15am | Resource Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Janette Hendrix for questions or more information.

· Sundays | 10:30 AM | 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 Archive.org, Facebook.com or YouTube.com

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

Sundays | 12:00pm | Upstairs
· Discuss the morning's sermon and message over lunch
· Contact Pastor Jerry for questions or more information.

youth group
· Sundays | 2:00-4:00pm | Classroom 2
· Middle & High School students
· Contact Allie Wilson for questions or more information.

men’s bible study
· Tuesdays | 7-8:30pm | Mission Cafe
· Contact Paul Fitton for questions or more information.

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

bible study
· ON BREAK until further notice
· Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am | Library
· Contact Vasha Ferguson for questions or more information.

women’s bible study
· Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Library
· Virtual option is available.
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
· Thursdays | 6:30pm | Library
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

men's basketball
· Saturdays | 1:30-2:30pm | Gym
· Contact Josiah O'Conner to participate.

coming soon
· Annual Meeting - Sunday, 1/16 | after worship | sanctuary
· Blood Drive - Thursday, 1/27 | 1-6pm | FBC Gym
· Eric Brower and the rest of the Brower/Smith family members have all recovered from Covid without any additional issues. Thank you for your prayers!
· Al & Martha Dubuisson (Lisa Follman’s parents): Al has been moved to a rehab center but continues to have issues. Martha has dementia and the stress of Al being away from home is triggering her to decline. Pray for him to gain strength and have complete recovery and for her to settle down and feel safe while things are in transition as she is possibly moved to the memory care unit.
· Dave & Trudy Sumner (friends of Doug & Julie Zantello, parents of former FBC member Kelsey Sumner) Dave continues to be hospitalized on a ventilator with a trach for Covid. Trudy continues to be hospitalized, evaluated and treated after having a grand mal seizure and possibly sepsis. Pray for a complete healing and recovery for both of them.
· Joyce Bocock continues to be treated for pain and inflammation related to diverticulitis. Pray for relief and healing so surgery can be done if needed.
· Rose Ely (Tracy Marshall's grandma) has returned home and is getting around fairly well after falling and breaking her femur. Her dementia has worsened since the fall so please pray for family as they make decisions regarding future care and needs.
· Marge Benham and Dean & Linda Newell and their family upon the the passing of Marge's husband and Linda's father, Ben Benham on 12/8.
· Linda Pries is recovering from a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery.
· Susan Seitz is recovering from shoulder replacement surgery
· John Ellis is stationed in Washington state and is still having heart and/or lung related issues. He continues testing and asks for prayers that the Army process would be swifter and speed up as he waits for answers.
· Pastor Jerry Koller is recovering from corrective foot surgery.
· Steve Follman is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery. Pray for a speedy healing and minimal pain.
· Check out our monthly prayer card on-line at southhavenfbc.com under “Weekly Bulletins” for a list of those with on-going needs.
First Baptist Church
1635 76th Street
South Haven, MI 49090