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First Baptist Church, South Haven

Worship Gathering: 4/28/2024

Worship Gathering: 4/28/2024

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.
Attributes of God:
Pastor Jerry Koller
Disobedience is sin and sin can be defined as “that which does not conform to God’s moral law.”
God must pour out His wrath upon sin.
· The word wrath is found 36 times in the New Testament.
· Six times it is translated anger.
· 30 times, it is translated wrath.
Wrath is described as a “settled anger.”
· It is unchanging.
· It is a result of an internal disposition (a result of who He is).
· It is a righteous anger toward sin/sinner.
Following the entrance of sin into the world, this has been man’s tendency—to suppress the truth by wickedness.
God is not tolerant.
· The way of a fool seems right to him…(Prov. 12:15)
· If someone violates God’s moral law, there is no way He will ever agree that they are right, that they have not sinned.
God’s goodness is actually one of the reasons why His wrath exists.
· Good is what God approves; those things that are consistent with who He is.
· Sin is not consistent with who God is.
God is not inclusive. He will not include any and all views of sin in His own view of sin.
God does not compromise. He does not make concessions so that He can come to some middle ground with our view of sin.
· God has to act according to His nature.
In many examples in both the Old and New Testament, we find God pouring out His wrath upon sin in a form of punishment.
· O.T. example of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (Numbers 16)
· N.T. example of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5)
There are times when God may withhold His wrath from those who sin.
There is a wrath to come (when Jesus returns again to judge the living and the dead).
Because of Jesus shed blood, His death on the cross, and His resurrection, those who are in Christ will not have to face God’s wrath.
R.C. Sproul wrote a book entitled Saved From What? In 1969, he had an encounter which left a lasting impression on him.
· He began to wonder if Christians believe that there remains a wrath to come.
· In his view, the ultimate salvation that any human being can ever experience is rescue from the wrath that is to come.
Those who are not in Christ will face the wrath of God when Jesus comes again.
1. How it should not be exhibited:
· It should not be exhibited by seeking vengeance.
2. How should we exhibit this attribute:
· It should be exhibited in an intense anger and hatred for sin in all its forms.
· We must not entertain it.
· We must not practice it.
· We must avoid it.
· We must flee from it.
· We must not tolerate it in our lives.

Happy Birthday!

· Allie Wilson (5/1)
· Steve Follman (5/2)
· Larry Dobberstein (5/3)
· Chelsea Hagger (5/3)
· Bill Foskett (5/4)

Thank You!

This email is a little late in coming, but I wanted to let you know that after many shipping delays, we were able to successfully get the shipment of donations that we had been collecting for El Ayudante! So thank you so much for the backpacks that you and your church collected oh so long ago :) . We were able to get them and use them for the students going back to school at the start of this year! It's such a blessing for these students to have access to this sort of support that helps them succeed in attending school with the tools that they need. What a huge blessing! Thank you so much for being a part of loving the people of Honduras and sharing Christ in such tangible and intentional ways! We really appreciate you! God Bless!
~Beth Mohagen, Co-director of El Ayudante

Next Week’s Servants (5/5)

· Café Bakers: Tina Wilburn (casserole) | Bailey Finch (blueberry muffins)
· Café Attendant: Tina Wilburn
· Nursery: Patty Bales, Sandi Starland
· Sound Tech: Gabe Bocock

LAST CHANCE: Summer Camp Fundraiser

We encourage you to support our Summer Campers while they earn funds for Summer Camp!

Butter Braids & Rolls—$18
· Apple
· Bavarian Crème
· Blueberry & Cream Cheese
· Cherry
· Cinnamon
· Cream Cheese
· Four Cheese & Herb
· Raspberry
· Strawberry & Cream Cheese
· Caramel Rolls
· Cinnamon Rolls

Cookie Dough—$20
· Chocolate Chip
· Chocolate Chip Pecan
· Chocolate Chip Toffee Crunch
· Peanut Butter
· Strawberry Shortcake
· Snickerdoodle
· Triple Chocolate Chunk
· White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

Cake Rolls—$18
· Carrot Cake
· Chocolate Crème
· Lemon Crème
· Pumpkin
· Red Velvet
· Strawberry Cheesecake

Amish Pretzels—$20
· Soft Pretzels
· Pretzel Bites

Orders must be received by Sunday, April 28 and will be delivered around May 15. See a camper, order online, or contact the church office to get your yummy treats soon. Checks can be made payable to First Baptist Church and given to Kim in the church office.

May = We Care Pantry Collection

May is designated as our church’s month to collect items for the local food pantry. Suggested items include canned soups, vegetables, fruit, beef stew, and tuna; pasta; spaghetti sauce; and other non-perishable items. Items can be left in the foyer.

Hearing Assistance Devices Now Available

We have hearing assistance devices available during the morning worship service which allow the user to control the volume based on their individual needs. They are available from the Sound Booth at the rear of the sanctuary and are cleaned and sanitized after each use. For questions, see Rocky Starland.

Fundraiser for True Vine Equestrian Center | Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball Game

Friday, June 14 | 5:35pm | Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo
Tickets should be purchased at - use promo code TVEC. For questions, contact Rob Zantello.

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.

youth bible study: mixtape theology
Sundays | 9:15-10:15am | Conference Room
· Ages 6th grade and older
· Contact Julie Newell or Allie Wison 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
· Does not meet on the first Sunday of each month.
· 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
· Study of Ecclesiastes
· 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.
· Alicia Haste (26-year-old friend of Allie Wilson) has extensive injuries and is recovering from a motorcycle accident.
· Stan & Jean Robinson, Bruce & Janine Robinson and their families upon the loss of Stan's sister-in-law and Bruce's stepmom, Ruby Robinson, on 4/18.
· Pastor Jephthe Lucien, his family, his ministry, the children in his orphanages, and the people of Haiti as the country is under extreme duress due to violence and unrest.
· Bruce Ferguson had his medications adjusted and is continuing with his doctors for further treatment.
· Lennon McKamey (son of Kyle & Sarah McKamey) hasn’t had any more blackouts and has completed testing; he has a follow up appointment in June.
· Rhonda Dobberstein is receiving radiation treatments for breast cancer that will continue through the end of April.
· Nolan Marshall was approved to receive services for another year. Praise God for answered prayers!
· Vincent Bryant (son of Miriam Bryant) is dealing with multiple health issues: blood clots which are interfering with his dialysis treatments; continues to recover from a 2nd surgery on his left hand which resulted in one finger being amputated; issues with an ankle that prevents him from driving.
· Miriam Bryant has begun therapy for hip issues.
· Anna Bocock’s has Epstein Barr in addition to one strain of Lyme. She is waiting for next month’s treatment to be done, will then take another blood test to see how the treatment performed, and once the tests come back, she will hopefully be able to move forward with the Lyme disease treatments.
· Caroline Bocock is having some symptoms resurface so she will need to have more treatments. They are waiting for her most recent test results to come back so they can determine which strain of Lyme’s needs to be treated next.
· 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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