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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 11/12/2023

Worship Gathering: 11/12/2023

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.
Developing a Grateful Attitude
Psalm 106:1
Romans 1:21
Pastor Jerry Koller
· Two tragic attitudes surfaced: They did not honor God and they developed was a spirit of thanklessness.
· It’s been said that the root of sin is the failure to value God above all things, to not honor and praise Him as He should be honored and praised.
Notice the declaration Praise the Lord! This is not an imperative.
· An imperative is an urgent call to action.
· It is a command that is to be followed.
There are two imperatives or commands in this verse: Praise the Lord and Sing Praises to Him (the Lord).
Such is not the case in Psalm 106:1. In this psalm, it is a declaration. In other words, it is an expression of approval, or a declaration of worth, or words of homage (respect).
The Greek word from which we get the translation Praise the Lord is Ἀλληλούϊα.
· It is an adoring exclamation. (see Rev. 19:1)
How do you express approval? How do you declare His worth? How do you express words of respect? You do so by Giving thanks to the Lord.
Two Reminders:
#1. God is good.
· Goodness is an attribute of God.
· God’s goodness includes all that is excellent, all that is upright, all that is honorable, and all that is of moral excellence.
5 important Truths that result from God’s goodness.
· God is the ultimate and final standard of good.
· “Good” is what God approves.
· There is no higher standard of goodness than God’s own character and his approval of whatever is consistent with that character.
· Whatever God does is worthy of approval.
· The goodness of God is connected to the goodness of his actions.
· See Romans 12:2
#2. His love endures forever.
· Because God has poured His love into our hearts, and because this love is eternal like He is eternal, nothing—absolutely nothing—will be able to separate those who are in Christ from His love.
· See Romans 8:38-39
Suggestions to Developing a Grateful Attitude
· Look
· Praise
· Focus
· Respond
Praising and giving thanks to God must be ingrained into our very being. It must become a part of who we are and what we do as believers in Jesus.

Happy Birthday!

· Dan Marshall (11/14)
· Griffin Rooker (11/16)

Happy Anniversary!

· Steve & Lisa Follman (11/13, 19 years)

Next Week’s Servants (11/19)

· Café Bakers: Julie Zantello (casserole) | Larry Dobberstein (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Dumbaugh
· Nursery: Sandi Cagle, Tina Wilburn
· Sound Tech: Josiah O’Conner

Oktoberfest: A Time of Thankfulness

We are greatly humbled by the generosity of our congregation. So far, this year’s offering, combined with pledges, is a total of $46,000. We thank you for your faithfulness, especially during such challenging times, and look forward to seeing how God will use our building in the year ahead as we continue to “Know Him and Make Him Known.” If you would still like to make a contribution to this fund, please drop your gift in the regular offering with the notation of “Oktoberfest.”

Blood Drive: 11/16

Thursday, 11/16| 1:00-6:00pm | Main Foyer at First Baptist Church
Our donations have been down, and Versiti Blood Center of Michigan has challenged us to have 10 new donors at this drive. Please make your appointment to save 3 lives today. Blood is vital, precious, and in short supply. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome. Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Sign-up online today at or call 866-642-5663. If a time that is convenient for you isn't available, please contact Renee Goff for help.

Hanging of the Greens

We will host our annual “Hanging of the Greens” and decorate the church for the holiday season on November 18 starting at 9:00am. Depending on how many people help, this activity usually takes 3-4 hours. For questions, please contact the church office.

Trivia Night: 11/18

Saturday, November 18 | 6:00pm | Upstairs at FBCA Fundraiser for True Vine Equestrian Center We invite you to join us for our annual Fall Trivia Night, featuring all new categories, as we raise funds for True Vine Equestrian Center []. * $100 per table.  (Proceeds benefit True Vine Equestrian Center) * 8-10 people per table (Table hosts will coordinate or bring snacks and drinks for their group) * Heads or Tails: 2 Rounds/ $5 to play each * $1 mulligans - up to 10 per table. * Door Prizes and More! * Childcare is available. * For questions or more info, contact the church office southhavenfbc@gmail.com269-637-1291.

Youth Group: The Chicken Olympics

WHAT? You are cordially invited to the first annual Chicken Olympics. Only those of great agility, speed, strength and good humor can take part in the most challenging and hilarious chicken themed games!

WHEN? Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 – 3:30pm

WHERE? First Baptist Church of South Haven (1635 76th St. South Haven)

WHO? Anyone 4th grade and up

For questions please contact Julie Newell ( or 269-929-6688)

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 | Children's Worship Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Bailey Finch 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.

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

bible study
Thursdays| 9:30-11:00am | Conference Room
· Contact Tina Wilburn for questions or more information.

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

coming soon
· Blood Drive | Thursday, 11/16 | 1:00-6:00pm | FBC Main Foyer
· Fall Trivia Night | Saturday, 11/18 | 6:00-9:00pm | FBC Upstairs
· Hanging of the Greens | Saturday, 11/18 | more details to follow
· Judi Beckwith has returned home from the hospital following a dehydration and kidney issue. Please pray that she continues to regain strength.
· Ruby Robinson (Stan & Jean Robinson's sister-in-law) continues to deteriorate and has had to stop chemo for now because it has caused so many other health issues that her body cannot handle.
· Vincent Bryant (son of Miriam Bryant) is recovering from a procedure related to a second fistula. Please pray that it is successful.
· Crystal (friend of Tracy Marshall) had a "concerning spot" on her last PET scan. She's going in for a biopsy soon. Please pray that it's nothing.
· Susie (friend of Tracy Marshall) is currently in a new rehab facility (after having moved from a not so great one in SH) Her blood pressure and heart rate are not doing great and she is very down emotionally.
· Nolan Marshall is refusing to go to music therapy, he says he doesn't like it, even though the therapist says that he appears to be enjoying the sessions. They also resumed tutoring this past week and there is some concern about how it will go since Nolan has some sort of therapy/tutoring every afternoon. The limits of what he will tolerate are being pushed, so please pray that he is agreeable.
· Tyler & Holly Norman upon the birth of their son, Reed, on 10/24.
· Caroline Bocock has been terribly ill as she is dealing with a Lyme Disease outbreak. She has begun a treatment regimen that looks promising. Please pray that it is effective and that she will be feeling better soon.
· 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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