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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 6/18/2023

Worship Gathering: 6/18/2023

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.
In Accordance with Sound Doctrine (Part 2)
Titus 2:1-10
Pastor Jerry Koller
First group: older men.
Second group: older women.
Overall Goal: to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. (vs. 12)
Then they (older women) can train the younger women (Titus 2:4a).
· The NASB says: so that they may encourage the young women.
This responsibility is connected to the importance of teaching what is good (verse 3).
Train / Encourage
· The Greek word for train or encourage is not the typical word for either train or encourage.
· A simple summary of what this word means is this: radically moderate and in true balance.
· There is an objective to teaching what is good: transforming someone to be "radically-balanced" according to the Lord's will.
· This radical-balance requires a complete perspective that is eclectic, combining the legitimate extremities of truth from both sides of a matter.
· It shows what it is and what it is not; what is pleasing as well as what is displeasing to God.
· The goal is radical balance, or better, a true balance.
Verse four say their example may encourage or train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children (NASB).
Factors to take into consideration:
· societal norms of the day
· traditions or ethnicity
· generational and cultural differences
· how the individual herself and how she is wired
Paul gives some examples of what some characteristics of love includes.
Self-Controlled (see 1:8; 2:2)-not being extreme in behavior; with curbing one's desires and impulses. It has to do with being careful and sensible while exercising sound judgement.
Pure—undefiled or uncontaminated both inside and out—especially in regard to sin.
Busy at Home (NIV) or Workers at Home (NASB)— It is a compound word that is rare and hard to translate.
· One part has to do with a house or household.
· The other part has to do with work or labor.
Kind—This characteristic deals with those things which are good and beneficial to others, especially to the household.
Subject to their husbands - It has to do with submission
Group Four: Young Men
Group Five: Slaves
Titus is to teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything.
· This is the normal expectation of all slaves.
· Slaves who have come to Christ should be slaves of the highest caliber.
· They are to try to please them is all they do.
· They should not talk back to them.
· They must not steal from their master.
· They should be fully trusted.
Why these characteristics? So that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.
· By their actions and attitudes, they become perfect evangelists.
The lives we live must be in line with what is addressed in the word of God.
When societal or cultural norms clash with God’s standards and expectations as revealed in His word, we must choose God’s ways rather than men’s ways.
Following God’s ways will set us apart from those around us who are not Christ-followers.

Happy Birthday!

· Kyle McKamey (6/18)
· Theresa Hampton (6/20)
· Catherine Neikirk (6/23)
· John Seitz (6/25)

Happy Anniversary!

· Tim & Janette Hendrix (6/20, 31 years)
· Bob & Camille Tate (6/23, 33 years)
· Adam & Marge Parmenter (6/23, 32 years)

Next Week’s Servants (6/25)

· Café Bakers: Sandi Starland (pigs in a blanket) | Allie Wilson (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Parmenter
· Nursery: Sandi Cagle, Annette Koller

Can You Help?

We need help moving items from the gym storage rooms to the outside storage unit containers. If you're available, please plan to stay after worship on Sunday, 6/25. Depending on how many people we have, we expect this to take an hour or less.

Teens: Bible on the Beach

What: A morning of Bible time on the beach studying the book of Ecclesiastes

Who: Anyone youth group age and up

When: Thursdays at 9:15am from June 8-August 17

Where: Meet at Kids Corner Park in South Haven then walk down to the beach. After the Bible study, we will meet at McDonald's for breakfast for anyone who wants to join. Please bring money to pay for your own food.

For questions or more information, contact Julie Newell.

Celebrate Freedom: Hot Dog Giveaway

Monday, July 3 | Kids’ Corner Park
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 have purchased and are hoping to give away 1000 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.
« HELP NEEDED @ EVENT...It takes a lot of servants to make this event successful. We have just a few spots that need to be filled. Bring a friend who can come help! We will need people to set-up, cook, serve, and clean-up. Sign up online or at the Welcome Center!
« For questions or more information, contact the church office.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

If you are willing to serve in the nursery on a rotating basis, please contact Kim in the church office as soon as possible. A background check is required.

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
· On break until Fall.

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 | 5:00-6:30pm | Conference Room
· 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.
· The Marshall Family: Tracy has requested that we specifically pray for the following: "Nolan is signed up for Boys and Girls Club (BGC) this summer. It's every day from 12-5 and we desperately need him to hold it together well enough to attend. We tried BGC during school and he lasted three days before he was asked to not come back. But since he punched his friend and now is not allowed to play with anyone in the neighborhood, if he can't handle this, then we are in for a verrrrrry long summer while we are trying to work and Daniel is getting a lot of pressure from his boss to come back into the office and HR is involved...please pray they grant this flexible work arrangement and also that Nolan will be successful at the BCG."
· Chris Tragna (Kristen Schultz' mother) is recovering from a stroke, and they are working through her healing as well as looking at options for 24 hour care. Please keep her and her family in prayer as she recovers and decisions are made.
· Sarah McKamey is waiting for test results for heart related issues. She has a follow up appointment with her doctor on 6/21. Please pray for good results and that there is no significant damage.
· We extend our condolences to Bruce & Vasha Ferguson upon the death of Vasha's godmother, Mary Ann Jones, on 5/30 in Washington.
· Leslie Robinson (friend of Bruce & Vasha Ferguson) is home and using a walker. Thank God for His mercy and faithfulness, and please continue praying for her full recovery.
· Sadie (29 year-old friend of Steve & Lisa Follman) had a liver transplant shortly after birth and is now having a lot of health complications. She is receiving palliative care. Also keep her family in prayer.
· Terry Buckley (father of Keith Buckley) is being evaluated for heart issues.
· 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.
· 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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