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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 5/14/2023

Worship Gathering: 5/14/2023

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.
A Life of Worship: Part 2 of3
Worship At a Distance
Pastor Adam Parmenter
The Garden:
· Close to God
· Separation from God
The OT Sacrificial System

Functioned as a Worship System
Genessis 22:5
I Sam 1:3

Material & Highly Specific

Location specific

Specific forms of dress, furnishings and setting

Consecrated Objects

Personnel – A restricted class

Object of worship – Hidden behind veil

Forms were similar to other cultures.

Big difference: Other gods needed sacrifices.

In Israel: The people needed the sacrifices.

Two defining acts of worship
Celebration of festivals
Offering of sacrifices[i]

What God cares most about heart condition.
O.T. Temple Worship

Offering of sacrifices – An inocent substitute shed its blood in place of the worshiper.

Burnt Offering: Voluntary act of worship in devotion to God or atonement for unintentional sin. Completely consumed.

Grain Offering - Voluntary act of worship recognizing God’s goodness & provision. Memorial portion offered / meal.

Peace Offering – Voluntary act of worship, thanksgiving & fellowship.

God’s portion burnt on altar. Priest received breast and right shoulder for he and his family. Remainder must be eaten by worshiper and his family prior to third day.

Sin Offering – mandatory atonement for sin. God’s portion burned.

Portions for priest and worshiper.

Trespass Offering – Mandatory atonement for sin requiring restitution in addition to fine.
God’s portion.
Portions for priest and worshiper.
Sabath Keeping - A day of rest. Encouraged play, family & worship. Leviticus 23:1-3

Feasts – Provided a “sabbath” rest and celebratory remembrance of God’s gracious provision.

Two examples: Passover & First fruits.

Must bring the offering before they could eat from the harvest.

Prayer –II Chron 7:11-16 / Isaiah 56:5-8

Burning incense - Exodus 30:8 “…perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.”

Lampstand - No windows in holy place. Only golden lampstand.

Bread of presence – On table in the Holy Place across from lampstand. On

Sabbath replaced with fresh bread. Priests would eat old bread in a holy place.

Music – Temple was staffed with singers (I Chronicles 25:7-31).
Expressions of worship

Psalm 92 - Psalm for the Sabbath day.
Give thanks
Sing praises
Declare God’s perfections
What else do we sing about

Repentence and God’s righteousness (Psalm 51)

First person testimony (Psalm 23)

Requests for God to conquer evil (Psalm 58)

Song of ascents (Psalm 122)

Fasting – Required on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:29-30)

Grieving / pouring out soul before the Lord (I Sam. 1:12-18 / Ps 22)

Fearing God (Psalm 96:9 / Psalm 22:23-25)
GRACE EXPRESSED: A way to have a relationship with God.

PROBLEM: Long distance relationship. Don’t get too close.

Happy Birthday!

· Vicki Olson (5/15)
· Sean Wilson (5/18)
· Walter Hatfield (5/18)

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 (5/21)

· Café Bakers: · Linda Newell (casserole) | Alice Avery (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Connie Hollis, Allie Wilson

Blood Drive: Thursday, 5/25

Thursday, May 25 | 1:00-6:00pm | Main Foyer 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 today! For questions or more info, contact Renee Goff (269-767-1636).

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
· Last class for this season will be on May 21, 2023.
· 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.
· Tina Dell is undergoing testing due to low hemoglobin.
· 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

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