First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 4/23/2023
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


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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

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Prayer Requests

Please let us know how we can pray for you or if you are in need of specific care or encouragement.
In God’s Appointed Season
Titus 1:1-4
Pastor Jerry Koller
At the very beginning of this letter, we clearly see the author is the Apostle Paul.
He calls himself a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ.
Paul is a servant of God by calling.
· He is an apostle set apart for the Gospel.
To say the Holy Spirit no longer bestows the gift of apostle on people today nullifies the truth of Ephesians 4:11-12:
Paul’s apostolic message focuses on a faith and knowledge
In verse 3, Paul continues to address his calling. He said, ...
In verse 4, we see to whom Paul is writing: Titus.
In verse 5, we read what Titus’ mission was:
Titus was to straighten out what was left unfinished.
· He was to set things in order.
Over the past 153 years, the methods we have used to carry out the purposes of a local church have changed and adapted to the circumstances of the times.
We continue to instruct/equip the body, evangelize the lost, live out our faith together, and worship as a corporate body.
· These purposes never change for they are timeless purposes.
· They are sacred.
· The methods we use to carry out these purposes need to adapt and change if they are not achieving their goals.
· Methods must never become sacred.
Paul had certain responsibilities to carry out in God’s seasons for him.
· Titus had his own responsibilities to carry out in God’s season for him.
· We, as servants of God, have responsibilities we are expected to carry out in God’s season for us.
· As a church, we will continue to carry out the purposes God has for any local church in God’s season for us.
We may need to change some of our methodology, but that is okay. Methods are not sacred.
Just as Paul and Titus were servants of God, so all of us who are in Christ Jesus are also servants of God. May we serve together for His praise and honor.
Happy Birthday!
· Jared Koller (4/24)
· Linda Newell (4/24)
· Cody Hampton (4/25)
Happy Anniversary!
· Pastor Jerry & Annette Koller (4/24, 42 years)
Aftermath Schedule
This group has ended for the season and will resume in the fall.
Free Books
We are eliminating the library as there is zero demand for it and the books we have are just collecting dust. The remaining books have been moved the the Prayer Room to the left of the sanctuary. Feel free to take what you want.
Next Week’s Servants (4/30)
· Café Bakers: Jean Robinson (pancakes) | Jean Robinson (zucchini bread)
· Café Attendant: Jean Robinson
· Nursery: Bocock Family
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 23-29
· 9/10th Grade: July 9-15
· 11/12/13th Grade: July 30-August 5
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
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.

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.

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

women’s craft group
Thursdays | 6:30pm | Craft Room
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.
· Dave & Connie Hollis and their family upon the loss of Dave’s sister, Paula Hollis, on 4/11, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
· Shirley Means (Miriam Bryant's sister) is receiving therapy and hopes to go home soon. She is in Henderson, Nevada.
· 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 it under control.
· Nolan Marshall (son of Dan & Tracy) is receiving outpatient therapy but hasn’t found an even keel yet. He has been allowed to return to the school environment with many boundaries in place. 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.
· 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