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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 11/26/2023

Worship Gathering: 11/26/2023

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.
Thanksgiving as Worship
Colossians 2:6-7
Hebrews 12:28
Pastor Jerry Koller
Some other translations say so walk in Him.
Receiving Christ and living in Him has to do with being rooted. Rooted means to be firmly planted or established.
Receiving Christ and living in Him has to do with being rooted and built up. Built up has to do with building upon a foundation. Built up reflect growth.
Rooted and built up are paired together. But there is another pairing in verse 7. One part has to do with being strengthened in the faith.
· Strengthened has to do with being established or confirmed.
· Established means to validate something.
· Confirmed means to strengthen or make more firm.
· The other part of this pairing has to do with overflowing. It means to be over and above, to abound; to have in abundance. It means to flow past(or beyond) the limits.
· This kingdom is the Kingdom of God.
· Entrance into this kingdom has been provided for us through Jesus Christ.
· It is a kingdom that cannot be conquered.
· It cannot be overcome.
· Even the gates of hell cannot prevail against it. It cannot be shaken. · The only way this kingdom can be conquered, overcome, or shaken is if God could be conquered, overcome, or shaken.
· The word service is a word that has to do with worship.
· Reverence has to do with showing respect and honor.
· Awe is an overwhelming sense of wonder and admiration.
· It is often referred to as Godly fear.
Worship is an active response to God whereby we declare His worth.
Active—Worship is not something that is passive.
Response—A response is a process that occurs because of a stimulus.
To God—Worship is an active response to God!
Declaration of Worth—The active response is a declaration of God’s worth.
Are you overflowing with thankfulness to God for what He has done for you, for what He has made available to you?
How do you express thankfulness?
Is there anything that is not too good for the One who saved your life?

Happy Birthday!

· Sandi Cagle (11/30)

Happy Anniversary!

· Jason & Loretta Avery (11/28, 31 years).

Next Week’s Servants (12/3)

· Café Bakers: Connie Hollis (casserole) | Joyce Bocock (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Tina Wilburn
· Nursery: Connie Hollis, Paul Fitton
· Sound Tech: Bill Foskett

Reminder: 1st Sunday of the Month

Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and as such, we will celebrate Communion. At the end of the service, you will have an opportunity to give to the Benevolent Fund. If you feel compelled to do so, please put your gift in the container at the back of the sanctuary. Thank you for supporting those in need.

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 $47,500. 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.”

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.
· Pete Danapilis is having cataract surgery on Tuesday in Arizona. Please pray for a successful procedure.
· Jill Newton (daughter of Roberta Newton) is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
· Walter Hatfield is looking for a job. If you have any leads, please let him know.
· 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) · was returned to ICU. Her blood count dropped very low again and the sepsis returned. They were able to get her levels back to normal and she was moved out of ICU and continues to be hospitalized.
· Nolan Marshall has stopped doing music therapy. He’s been struggling with school situations recently, but there has been improvement in how he is responding and handling them.
· 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 continues to do well. Prayers for continued improvement and relief from pain are appreciated.
· 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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