First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 5/15/2022
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.
Tying Up Loose Ends
2 Timothy 4:9-22
Pastor Jerry Koller
In this final passage, Paul mentions 17 individuals by name.
The first thing Paul asks of Timothy is to
Both here and in verse 21, Paul urged Timothy to come soon, preferably “before winter.”
In verse 10, he mentions three individuals who were with him at one time but had left for other places.
Demas is mentioned three times in the New Testament: here, in Colossians 4:14, and in Philemon.
· The wording seems to indicate he abandoned him in his time of need.
Crescens is said to have gone to Galatia. Church tradition says he was a missionary in the area.
Titus had gone to minister in Dalmatia, which was located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea somewhere near where Croatia is today.
· Luke was a part of the team during Paul’s second and third mission journey.
· Mark was a part of Paul’s first missionary journey team (along with his cousin Barnabas).
· Mark left the team in Pamphylia to go back to Jerusalem
· Mark = John Mark
Tychicus is mentioned five times in the New Testament. He appears to have been a faithful and trustworthy assistant.
· Traditionally, a cloak was a heavy outer garment that was circular in shape.
· Typically, the Old Testament scripture would have been written on scrolls.
· Parchments most likely would have been what is called codices—plural for the word codex.
· A codex was an unbound manuscript of sorts.
· Scrolls and parchments in Paul’s day may have been like, in our day, a pastor’s personal library.
Paul does not instruct Timothy to take action against Alexander. Rather, he sends Timothy a warning.
As for making Alexander pay for the harm he caused, Paul leaves that up to God.
· The Roman legal system allowed for a number of steps, such as a preliminary hearing followed by another hearing.
· In a preliminary hearing, the accused was allowed to present witnesses or advocates that testified on his behalf.
· Having no advocates may have caused him harm.
· Paul’s prayer would be that God would not punish those who could have supported him but didn’t.
Paul keeps a divine perspective in verse 17.
Before his trials, during his trials, after his trials, and even during his imprisonment, the power of Christ rested on him.
Why mention this?
· Perhaps Paul mentioned this to give praise to whom praise is due.
· Perhaps he mentioned it to encourage Timothy that God will do the same for him.
In these final four verses, nine people are mentioned.
· In verse 19, Paul asks Timothy to greet Priscilla, her husband Aquila, and Onesiphorus and his household. All three individuals were very close to Paul.
· In verse 20, two people are specifically named: Erastus and Trophimus.
Perhaps it was Paul’s intention to let Timothy know what was going on with them.
Finally, Paul signs off by saying:
· The first sentence was directed personally to Timothy.
· The second sentence is directed to the believers in Ephesus.
Serve According to Your Giftedness
It is Importance to Do Ministry Together
Happy Birthday!
· Vicki Olson (5/15)
· Sean Wilson (5/18)
· Walter Hatfield (5/18)

Memorial Service: Ken Dell

Please join Tina Dell and her family as they celebrate and remember the life of her husband and FBC member Ken Dell on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at FBC.  A luncheon will follow.  If you’re able to help with the luncheon and/or bring a side dish or dessert to serve, please sign up online at
Next Week’s Servants (5/22)
· Café Bakers: Sharon Danapilis (casserole) | Marge Benham (muffins)
· Mission Café: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Allie Wilson, Tina Wilburn
Children’s Sunday School Schedule
Class will meet on 5/22 and then start summer break as of 5/29.
Aftermath Is On Summer Break
Aftermath has ended for this season and will resume again in the fall.
Flower Bed Maintenance Needed
Spring is finally here and we need help maintaining the church’s flowerbeds. If you're willing to adopt-a-flower bed for the summer, please contact the church office or 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.
Attention Graduates
As we prepare to recognize our college and high school graduates this year, we want to be sure that we don’t miss anybody. If you will be graduating, please contact the church office no later than Sunday, May 29. Also, if you let us know when your graduation open house is, we would be more than happy to publish it in upcoming bulletins. We are planning to recognize our graduates during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 5. For questions or more info, contact Kim in the office.
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 Lake Louise on Higher Ground, Lake Ann Camp and True Vine Horse Camp.

Fundraiser: Door Repairs and Replacement

If you have noticed when you enter the church through our main entrance, the outside steel doors are in rough shape. It has been determined that they need to be replaced. In addition, all the fire doors in the east wing need repair or adjustments; so do the double steel doors in the gym on the east side of the building. We have contacted S.A. Morman and Co. in Portage to fix these issues. The cost will run approximately $14,400.00. If there is any way you could contribute to this expense, it would be greatly appreciated. You can simply mark your donation with “Doors” and drop it in the offering on Sunday morning or make an online contribution at

History Video #21 | 2010-2020

The last installment of our 150 Year Anniversary videos is now available. If you haven't taken time to view this series, we encourage you to do so!  We also greatly thank Rocky Starland for all of his time researching and putting these videos together. Catch the latest and final episode here:
Volunteers Needed
We would like to resume having Greeters, Ushers, and a Welcome Center attendant on Sunday mornings. If you are willing to serve in any of these areas, please contact Kim ASAP to be put on the upcoming schedule. Thank you!

Church Spring Clean-Up Day: 5/22

Sunday, 5/22  |  after church - 2pm  |  FBC campus We are hosting a church Workday on Sunday, May 22, after worship. We will be doing indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) projects. Please plan to wear or bring work clothes to change into after worship. A light lunch will be served. So we know how many people to plan on foodwise, please sign-up online or at the Welcome Center ASAP.

Blood Drive: 5/26

1:30-6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC The need for lifesaving blood donations never takes a break. Walk-ins welcomed; appointments preferred. Call 866-642-5663 or sign-up online.
Celebrate Freedom | Hot Dog Giveaway: 7/3
Sunday, July 3 | Kids’ Corner Park

After a 2-year hiatus, we are SO excited to resume this event! To celebrate Independence Day, we will be giving away free hot dogs and sharing the freedom we have in Christ with our community… don’t miss our annual event which will be here in just a few short weeks!
Get Involved!
« MONETARY SUPPORT NEEDED...We are hoping to give away at least 1500 free hot dogs at this event. If you would like to make a donation towards the purchase of hot dogs, please leave it in the jar in the foyer or note “Hot Dogs” in the memo of your check. We hope to purchase hot dogs from Village Market (in Allegan) again this year as they’ve sold them around Memorial Weekend for 88¢ in the past.
« HELP NEEDED @ EVENT...It takes a lot of servants to make this event successful. We will need people to set-up, cook, serve, and clean-up. Watch for sign-up information to be coming soon!
« For questions or more information, contact the church office.

Summer Camp Fundraiser

We encourage you to support our Summer Campers while they earn funds to go to Lake Louise on Higher Ground or Lake Ann Camp! Orders must be received by Sunday, May 29 and will be delivered on June 8.  See a camper, order online, or contact the church office to get your yummy treats soon.  Checks can be made payable to First Baptist Church and given to Kim in the church office. · Butter Braids - $16: Apple, Bavarian Crème, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cherry, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Four Cheese & Herb, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, Caramel Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls · Cookie Dough - $17: Double Chocolate Chip Brownies, Chocolate Chip Toffee Crunch, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Shortcake, Triple Chocolate Chunk, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut · Dutch Desserts - $16: Pumpkin, Chocolate Crème, Lemon Crème, or Red Velvet Roll.
Summer Camp
Opportunities are available at Higher Ground at Lake Louise and Lake Ann Camp. Lake Ann hosts all grades every week through the summer. Lake Louise dates are:
· 7/8th Grade: July 31-August 6
· 9/10th Grade: July 17-23
· 11/12/13th Grade: July 24-30
Camp participants will have opportunities to earn funds for camp through participation in fundraisers. Contact the church office if you’re planning to attend and watch for more details coming soon. You can also check the camp websites: or
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 ( 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 | Classroom 3
· Meets thru 5/22; summer break begins 5/29
· 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, or

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

youth group
· Sundays | 2:00-4:00pm | Upstairs
· 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
· Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am | Library
· Contact Tina Wilburn for questions or more information.

women’s bible study
· Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Online
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
· Thursdays | 6:30pm | Classroom 2
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

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

coming soon
· Church Work Day: Sunday, 5/22 | after church-2pm | FBC
· Blood Drive: Thursday, 5/26 | 1:30-6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC
· 4th of July Hot Dog Giveaway: Sunday, 7/3 | Kids’ Corner Park
· Carley Mielke (22 year-old granddaughter of Vicki Olson) is scheduled for open heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic on 5/25 to repair a heart valve and hole between ventricles, replace a pulmonary valve, and reduce the right side of her heart. She was born with a malformed tricuspid valve and pulmonary stenosis which required her first surgery to be when she was only 1 week-old.
· Sawyer Guminski (son of Dillon and Beth Guminski/friends of Jason & Loretta Avery) was released from the hospital Tuesday evening. His parents continue to adjust and adapt his diet and meds to manage the Type 1 diabetes and are pleased that he is responding to the treatment for Lyme Disease and his target is almost completely gone. His dad says, “Thank you for all the prayers. I can’t thank all of you enough and appreciate everyone who is keeping them in their hearts right now.”
· Susan Seitz is recovering from successful back surgery and continues physical therapy as she heals.
· Joyce Bocock is recovering from surgery.
· Tina Dell and her family upon the loss of her husband, Ken, on 2/10. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at FBC
· Martha Dubuisson (Lisa Follman’s mom)· and 9 others in her memory care unit have Covid. continues to have health issues and concerns with dementia related issues.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· 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