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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 3/5/2023

Worship Gathering: 3/5/2023

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 later in the week.

Locations & Times

First Baptist Church

10781 76th St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA

Sunday 10:30 AM



Please use our website as a resource tool to stay informed and up to date on our most current activities. **Please Note*** Under "Resources" we have a page for "FBC Members Only" which has our latest emails and any pertinent info from Pastor Jerry.  If you try to access this page, you will need the password "Know Him" to see the content.

Live Stream

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.


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

Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.

Prayer Requests

Please let us know how we can pray for you or if you are in need of specific care or encouragement.
The End is Near
1 Peter 4:1-7
Pastor Jerry Koller
A review some of the things Peter has already touched on regarding sin: 1 Peter 1:14-16; 2:1; 2:11; 2:16; 3:8-9; 3:18; 3:21
Christ died for our sins once for all. Once means what was done by Jesus was so complete, it would be valid forever, never needing to be repeated again.
“Arm yourselves” is a military term. They were to arm themselves with Jesus’ mind, with His understanding, with His manner of thinking and feeling as far as sin is concerned.
They were to arm themselves because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.
· The “he” is a reference to one who has placed his faith and trust in Jesus.
In Christ, we have ceased from sin—or better, from the bondage of sin.
The time being referred to is the time before they came to Christ. There is no need to continue sinning in the same fashion.
The word Gentiles is used in regard to those still in bondage to sin—those who are lost and without Christ.
The moment we are born, we are born dead—spiritually. Unless something changes, we will remain spiritually dead until something—until Someone—changes us.
The dead can come to life. That is why the Gospel is called the Good News.
The Gospel points the way to salvation through Jesus Christ.
We are made alive by grace through faith. And we are to live out our new life in righteousness.
Jesus is coming again. There is nothing stopping Jesus from returning at any moment apart from God’s timetable.
Are you ready?
· Arm yourselves.
· Avoid sin.
· Be of sound judgment.
· Be sober in spirit.
· Pray.

Happy Birthday!

· Eleanora Hagger (3/5)
· Hayden Rooker (3/5)
· Taylor Huggins (3/6)
· Lisa Follman (3/7)
· Sandi Starland (3/9)
· Tina Dell (3/11)
· Cayden Poole (3/12)

Happy Anniversary!

· Kyle & Sarah McKamey (3/7, 8 years)

Can You Help?

While the Dan & Tracy are finally making some progress steps in getting care for Nolan, they still have a lot going on and continued prayers and help are appreciated.
· Take Them a Meal—Next week has openings!
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· Help with Riley—We have lots of dates open this month! If a different day/time works for you that isn't on the calendar, let Kim know as we can be flexible.
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· Amazon Wish List—This list is constantly evolving as therapists or other professionals make suggestions of tools or other items.
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Next Week’s Servants (3/12)

· Café Bakers: Sandi Starland (pigs in a blanket) | Theresa Hampton (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Tracy Marshall, Tina Wilburn

Trivia Night | Spring 2023

Saturday, March 25 | 6:00-9:00pm | Upstairs at FBC We invite you to join us for a Spring trivia night featuring all new categories and questions! * 8-10 people per table.  * Table hosts will coordinate or bring snacks and drinks for their group.  * $1 mulligans - up to 10 per table. * Childcare is available. * $10 per table.  The winning table will receive the entire registration amounts collected as a prize. * Sign-up online, stop by the Welcome Center, or contact the church office. (email | call 269-637-1291) * For questions or more information, contact the church office.

Blood Drive

Thursday, March 30 | 1:00-6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC  Patients live when donors give. Please make your appointment to save 3 lives today. Blood is vital, precious, and in short supply. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome. Sign-up online or call 866-642-5663.

Easter Sunday | April 9, 2022

**We will have breakfast in the gym from 9:15-10:00 AM.  Sunday School will not meet so families can enjoy breakfast together.   **Following breakfast, join us for a special worship service at 10:30 as we honor our Risen Savior.   **Get Involved!  · Help is needed for the breakfast!  · We also need people to bring egg casseroles or quiches that feed 10-12 people.  · Sign-up online, at the Welcome Center, or by contacting Kim, and let us know if you are bringing one. · For questions or more information, contact the office.

Childcare Help Needed

If you are able to provide childcare in the FBC Nursery during the Wednesday morning Bible study from 9:30-11:30am, please contact Tina Wilburn or Kim Collins.

Mission Cafe

Sundays | 9:00-10:15am | Mission Cafe

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:


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.

On the Calendar

mission café
Sundays | 9:00-10:15am | Mission Cafe

children’s sunday school
Sundays | 9:15-10:15am | Classroom 3
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Bailey Rooker for questions or more information.

Sundays | 10:30am | Sanctuary
· If you're unable to join us in-person, you can watch live on Facebook or view later in the week on Facebook or YouTube or listen to an audio only version on Archive.

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

Sundays | after worship | Upstairs
· Join us for lunch and a discussion about the worship message.
· Contact Pastor Jerry for questions or more information.

youth group
Sundays | 1:00-3:00pm | FBC upstairs
· Middle & High School students
· Contact Allie Wilson for questions or more information.

men’s bible study
Tuesdays | 7:00-8:30pm | Mission Café
· Contact Paul Fitton or Larry Dobberstein for questions or more information.

bible study
Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am | Classroom 3
· Contact Tina Wilburn for questions or more information.

reason class
Wednesdays | 7:00-8:00pm | Conference Room
· Contact Pastor Jerry for questions or more information.

church office open
Wednesdays | 11:00am-4:00pm

women’s craft group
Thursdays | 6:30pm | Classroom 2
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.

coming soon
· Trivia Night - Saturday, 3/25 | 6:00-9:00pm | Upstairs at FBC
· Blood Drive - Thursday, 3/30 | 1:00-6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC
· Easter Celebration - Sunday, 4/9 | Breakfast 9:15-10:00am followed by worship
· Caroline Bocock has been terribly ill as she is dealing with a Lyme Disease outbreak. Some of her symptoms included being in excruciating pain, having blackouts, issues with sleeping, darkening vision, random skin issues, a constant headache since 11/5, and so much more. She is taking a regiment of medications to get the it under control.
· Nolan Marshall (son of Dan & Tracy) is receiving outpatient therapy, but hasn’t found an even keel yet. His school is refusing to let him return to the classroom. The Marshall family is still very much in crisis mode and continued prayers are appreciated as they try to adjust medications and work with Nolan to manage his diagnoses.
· Shirley Means (Miriam Bryant's sister) who is hospitalized for the second time this month with heart problems and breathing issues. She is in Henderson, Nevada.
· Candace (daughter of Vasha Ferguson's friend, Leslie Robinson) is 44 years old and recovering from a stroke at a nursing home. She is unable to walk, her short-term memory and movement on her right side are impaired; speech is good.
· Marge Benham is doing well. She is working with physical therapy on weight bearing activities.
· Shannon French (son of Curt & Patty Bales) continues eye drop treatment for an infection. It looks the damaged part is creating new cells and hopefully healing.
· Joyce Bocock has completed chemo and radiation; praise God that both tumors have shrunk significantly more than expected; evaluating additional treatment options.
· 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

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