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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 2/18/2024

Worship Gathering: 2/18/2024

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.
The Attributes of God
Pastor Jerry Koller
God’s attributes fall into one of two categories: Incommunicable or Communicable attributes.
Holiness is the state of being holy according to the dictionary.
(Holiness) primarily means separation—separation from evil. It is essential, absolute purity. ~ Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Throughout Scripture, holiness has to do being distinct, separate, or in a class by itself.
“When the Bible calls God holy it means primarily that God is transcendentally separate. He is so far above and beyond us that He seems almost totally foreign to us. To be holy is to be ‘other,’ to be different in a special way.” ~ Dr. R.C. Sproul
Transcendent means beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding.
Holiness also has to do with ethical or moral purity.
· Purity is the state of being free from sin or moral wrong.
The attribute of holiness calls attention to all God is.
Because God’s holiness calls attention to all God is, it is used as a synonym for His deity.
· Holy is the way God is.
· He is the standard.
God shares this attribute with us.
· He created us with the capacity to be holy.
· This part of our image-bearing was affected by sin.
· Apart from God, we are incapable of being holy on our own.
The key to being considered holy, and the ability to live in a state of holiness, hinges upon our relationship to Jesus Christ.
· Those who have surrendered their lives to Him have His holiness credited to our account. The theological term for this is imputation.
· Those in Christ also have the ability to live out our holiness because the Holy Spirit lives in us. We have received this ability by impartation.
Left to our own ways and ability, we cannot be holy. That is why God took the initiative to make us holy before the world began.
Glory is closely related to holiness.
· In one sense, glory simply means “honor or excellent reputation.” (see Isa. 43:7; Romans 3:23; John 17:5; Heb. 1:3)
Key Definition: Glory is the public display of the holiness of God.
· We cannot see the holiness of God. In that sense, it is a non-communicable attribute.
· It is a communicable attribute because it is something God shares with us.
· O.T. Example: Exodus 33
· N.T. Example: John 1 :14
The Bible says that God is holy, holy, holy. Not that He is merely holy, or even holy, holy. He is holy, holy, holy. The Bible never says that God is love, love, love, or mercy, mercy, mercy, or wrath, wrath, wrath, or justice, justice, justice. It does say that He is holy, holy, holy; the whole earth is full of His glory. ~ R. C. Sproul
Glory also has to do with the brightness or light that surrounds God’s presence.
Because we are created in God’s image, we reflect His glory because of Christ Jesus.

Happy Birthday!

· Linda Rooker (2/19)
· Rob Zantello (2/19)
· Brandy Zantello (2/24)
· Don Jenks (2/24)

Happy Anniversary!

· Mike & Amy Neikirk (2/22, 27 years)

Next Week’s Servants (2/24)

· Café Bakers: Grace Low (casserole) | Marianne Foskett (donuts)
· Café Attendant: Marge Parmenter
· Nursery: Bocock Family
· Sound Tech: Don Jenks

Mark Your Calendar

· Seder Dinner: Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00pm | FBC Gym
· Spring Trivia Night: Saturday, April 13 | 6:00pm | Upstairs @ FBC
· More Details Coming Soon!

Young Adult Bible Study

Meets Weekly: usually on Wednesday evenings at Three Blondes Brewery
Ages: 17-25
Using Engage Bible Studies (offered by Community Bible Studies) - currently studying Mark.
Contact Gabe Bocock for more information or email
*this group is not affiliated with any church organization

Inclement Weather

If we need to cancel church activities, we will communicate closures via email, text, phone, and on our Facebook page. Information may also be communicated on tv through WWMT (channel 3), WoodTV (channel 8), and Fox 17 (channel 17), but the other methods will be our first priority. If you are not receiving communication in one of these ways, please contact the church office.

Have You Considered?

Did you know that if your bank offers online services, you can set your tithe up as a regular ‘bill payment’ through your bank? This is a convenient option to help with continuity in giving and the ability for you to tithe even when you are on vacation or miss church. It eliminates having to wonder if you turned in your offering while you were gone! If you have questions or would like more information about how to utilize this convenient option, check with your banking institution or contact the church office.

Pop Cans = Scholarships

Don’t forget that your beverage can & bottle donations are used to fund teen scholarships for youth retreats, summer camps, special activities, etc. Please bring your recyclable items to the church anytime!

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

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

coming soon
· Seder Dinner: Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00pm | FBC Gym
· Spring Trivia Night: Saturday, April 13 | 6:00pm | Upstairs @ FBC
· Rhonda Dobberstein is recovering from a lumpectomy and waiting for test results.
· Ginny Dorsey (Rhonda Dobberstein's mom) is still in the hospital on the rehab floor as she is not ready to be home yet. Her husband Jim also took a fall last week and is barely walking by himself, so not having her return home yet is a blessing while they both continue to recover.
· Vincent Bryant (son of Miriam Bryant) is dealing with several health issues. He has been dealing with blood clots which have been interfering with his dialysis treatments. He continues to recover from a second surgery on his left hand after an infection which resulted in one finger being amputated. He is also having issues with an ankle that prevents him from driving. As a result, Miriam is transporting him to dialysis three days a week.
· Miriam Bryant has begun therapy for hip issues.
· Pete Danapilis has a second cataract surgery rescheduled for February 27.
· Nolan Marshall · was approved to receive services for another year. Praise God for answered prayers!
· Anna Bocock’s Lyme tests came back that she has Epstein Barr in addition to one strain of Lyme. They are not able to treat the Lyme until the Epstein Barr is under control. She is currently very sick and is not responding to the treatments for the Epstein Barr. Pray that the treatments start working and she is able to get that under control so that she can move forward with the Lyme treatment within the next few months. .
· Caroline Bocock is doing much better! She passed her concussion test after a year of failing and has been approved to do anything she wishes. She will have more Lyme testing later this month, but the symptoms have almost completely disappeared since her treatment in July. Pray for continued improvements and for clear test results so she doesn’t have to do anymore treatments.
· 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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