Monday's Moments
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April 23, 2018, 12:25 PM

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Monday’s Moments…

 

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep you spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in Prayer.” – Romans 12:11-12

 

What a blessing it was to be back home, and in worship with our church family yesterday!  We rejoice in welcoming Don Borgman into our church family as he came forward yesterday to join our church and follow in believer’s baptism.  We have had several visitors who have been attending faithfully these past few weeks, and look forward to others public decisions of faith and membership in the days ahead.  Our Lord is at work, and we want to give Him the glory in ALL things!

 

Next Sunday we will enjoy some great gospel music as Shirley Choate and Friends will be leading our worship time, and providing a mini gospel concert as part of our morning worship.  Don’t miss this blessing and invite a friend to worship with you at FBC this coming Sunday!

 

Don’t forget that Project Connect is this Saturday at the Elementary School from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Many free services will be offered along with our clothes closet being open with many good items for the spring and summer weather ahead.  Plus, we still are in need of volunteers.  If you can help volunteer, please report to the school no later than 8:00am.  Volunteers need to Park at the church, and we will shuttle our volunteers back and forth as needed.  This is a great opportunity to serve… it’s like going on a mission trip and never having to leave home!

 

This Sunday Night will be our final evening bible study before we take our Summer Sunday Night Break… that being said, we’d like to have a dessert fellowship to go with our time.  If you can bring something yummy to share this Sunday evening it would be enjoyed and appreciated.  Bible study begins at 6:00pm, come and join us!

 

Coming Up:

  • April 28th – Project Connect (volunteers needed)
  • May 3rd – National Day of Prayer hosted at FBC, 8:00am
  • May 6th – First Annual SonShine Preschool Graduation & Worship Service, 11:00am
  • May 13th – Mother’s Day Worship

 

Please Pray This Week:

* Health & Recovery - Colton Eshelmen, Joann Drummond, Faye Stirn & Family, Susan Madsen, Nancy Stephens, Joyce Rose, Herb Generaux, Pat Barrows, Vickie Lovitch cousin and sister, Sharon and Shirley’s brother – Tommy

* Sympathy – Diane Kufner sister passed away

* Homebound - Jerry & Judy Buttress, Mary Schmidt, Joann Drummond, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop

* FBC Ministries - SonShine Daycare, Sunday School, First Kids & Youth Ministries, Faithfulness & Finances, Guests and Visitors.

 

Thank you for the prayers and time away last week… we had a great trip to Pensacola, Florida and enjoyed some warm weather, white sands, and even attended a Blue Angels Airshow Practice as a VIP – which was an unexpected blessing!  This week, I’ll be making a quick trip to Sun City, AZ to bring my dad back to Missouri.  Please pray for our travels and safety as we both continue to adjust to life without mom.  You love and support have been a tremendous blessing to us all!

 

God is good!

 

Doug Schildknecht




April 10, 2018, 1:50 PM

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Monday’s Moments…

What a surprise yesterday’s weather was, but how beautiful it was to see the snow atop the tree’s and green fields of wheat and grass… God’s creative hand always amazes me – “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Rom. 1:20)

Our ladies had a great weekend at the Women of Joy conference in Branson, and made it home safely… we are so glad, and anxious to hear their stories. 

Project Connect is coming up the end of this month.  This year it will be hosted at Buckner’s elementary school as the need has outgrown our available space.  However, we still need volunteers to help serve those who come seeking help and assistance.  This is a great project, and worthy of our time and effort in connecting people with help and hope.  As we have said before, Project connect is like taking a mission trip and never leaving town.  If you can help, please sign up at the information table in the foyer.  Project Connect will be on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Volunteers are to report to the school by 8:00am.

This Sunday we will have a special Guest Speaker at FBC – Greg Boll is our Associate Director of Missions for the Blue River – Kansas City Association.  He’ll be speaking on some of the ministry projects that we support with our collective contributions here in the K.C. area.  Let me encourage you to come and be part of our Sunday Worship at FBC… Come and expect a blessing!

Coming Up:

  • April 28th – Project Connect (volunteers needed)
  • May 6th – First Annual SonShine Preschool Graduation & Worship Service, 11:00am
  • May 13th – Mother’s Day Worship (No evening services)

Please Pray This Week:

* Health & Recovery - Colton Eshelmen, Kim DeGrace’s Sister – Bambi, David Dayberry, Nancy Stephens, Jerry Hickson, Kenny Bunting, Ken Gordon, Jamie Hanke, Herb Generaux, Pat Barrows, Vickie Lovitch cousin and sister, Sharon and Shirley’s brother – Tommy

* Sympathy – Ann Smith’s Brother passed away last week from health complications

* Homebound - Jerry & Judy Buttress, Mary Schmidt, Joann Drummond, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop

* FBC Ministries - SonShine Daycare, Sunday School, First Kids & Youth Ministries, Faithfulness & Finances, Guests and Visitors.

Praising my Savior, All the day long!

Doug SchildknechtMonday’s




March 26, 2018, 1:33 PM

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Monday’s Moments…

“He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:53)

This is Holy Week – a week of remembering Jesus… his sacrifice, our sin, and the accomplishments of the cross.  Come Sunday, we will recognize the resurrection and the power and exclamation of what the empty tomb means for us and the hope we have Him.  Take a moment or two and pray for our upcoming Easter Worship Service… that the Lord would be honored, and someone would come to know the power of his rescue and redemption.  Also, invite someone to attend Easter Worship with you.  Bring them to breakfast and invite them to sit with you during our time of bible study and worship together.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be Jesus, and share Jesus with our community.  My Easter message will be simple, yet specific in illustrating the love and power of Jesus’ redemptive work.  Let’s celebrate and share the good news together!

May we all be humbled and aware this week as we acknowledge the cost of our sin, and the unconditional grace given.

Coming Up:

  • March 26-30 – Ministerial Alliance Holy Week and Good Friday Services at Heart of God Fellowship.  Breakfast daily at 7:00am, Good Friday Service at 7:00pm
  • April 1st – Resurrection Sunday! (Breakfast at 9:00am, S.S. at 9:45am, Easter Worship at 11:00am.  No evening activities)
  • April 6-8 – Women of Joy Conference, Branson MO (contact Rita to pre-register for next year)
  • April 28th – Project Connect

Please Pray This Week:

* Health & Recovery - Colton Eshelmen, Steve Slahck, Brock DeGrace, Paul Malicot & Mary Jo Kort (Lou Ann’s Friend), Baby Hunter, Diana Tanis, Kim DeGrace’s Sister, Pat Barrow’s, and Ken Gordon.

* Homebound - Jerry & Judy Buttress, Mary Schmidt, Joann Drummond, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop

* FBC Ministries - SonShine Daycare, Sunday School, First Kids & Youth Ministries, Faithfulness & Finances, Guests and Visitors.

The Cross is Friday, But Sunday’s Coming!

Doug Schildknecht




March 19, 2018, 2:37 PM

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday’s Moments…

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”  Colossians 4:4-6

Easter, like Christmas, is always a great platform to share our faith in Christ… let’s embrace the verse above as we invite and welcome our friends and neighbors to join us in celebrating the message and meaning of Easter in the weeks ahead.  Remember, most people will not hear Jesus from us, until they see Jesus in us… Take a moment to pray for someone, and show them Jesus in you this week.

Coming Up:

  • March 25th – Palm Sunday
  • March 26-30 – Ministerial Alliance Holy Week and Good Friday Services at Heart of God Fellowship.  Breakfast daily at 7:00am, Good Friday Service at 7:00pm
  • April 1st – Resurrection Sunday! (Breakfast at 9:00am, S.S. at 9:45am, Easter Worship at 11:00am.  No evening activities)
  • April 6-8 – Women of Joy Conference, Branson MO (contact Rita to pre-register for next year)
  • April 28th – Project Connect

 

Please Pray This Week:

* Health & Recovery - Colton Eshelmen, Steve Slahck, Brock DeGrace (MRI), Paul Malicot & Mary Jo Kort (Lou Ann’s Friend), Baby Hunter, Kim DeGrace’s Sister, Vickie Lovitch (friend and cousin),

* Homebound - Jerry & Judy Buttress, Mary Schmidt, Joann Drummond, Joyce Brammer, Cathy Bishop

* FBC Ministries - SonShine Daycare, Sunday School, First Kids & Youth Ministries, Faithfulness & Finances, Easter/Worship attendance and opportunities

Hope to see you Sunday!

Doug Schildknecht




February 26, 2018, 2:37 PM

Monday, Feb. 28th, 2018

Monday’s Moments…

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.”  1 John 3:23

I’m always amazed as I watch the Olympics of the vastness of God’s human creation… “ Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight”, is truly the tune that runs through my mind as I watched with wonder the opening and closing ceremonies.  The verse above reminds us that we must be steadfast in sharing Jesus with the world, and we do that through loving those that God loves… and at the very least, loving those that God has placed around us – whether a co-worker, neighbor, family member or friend.  Together, we must practice and pursue the command to love God, and love others.  That is our mandate as believers, and our mission at FBC. 

I’ve heard good reports on our attendance and worship this past weekend as Rita and I were out of town attending a family wedding.  Thank you Brooks for filling in at the pulpit, and thank you FBC family for your overwhelming response and encouragement to Rita and I these past few days as we’ve been absent from our FBC family… your presence and prayers have been an amazing gift of comfort to us all.

Our Mayor’s Christmas Tree Committee will be hosting their annual “Ham & Bean” dinner this Saturday at the Methodist Church from 4:00-7:00pm.  All Proceeds will help fund our Mayor’s Christmas Tree project this coming year.  Besides Ham & Beans, there will be chili and soup as well.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Come and enjoy the food and fellowship, and be a part of this great Christmas ministry to our community!

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery - Colton Eshleman, Tammy Tennison, John Cahill (Jackie Schmidt’s dad), Baby Hunter (Kim Degrace’s nephew), Mike Bowen (Mendi’s Dad), Dale Hertzberg, Steve Slahck
  • Homebound – Joann Miles, Cathy Bishop, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Mary Schmidt
  • FBC – Preschool, Sunday School, Winter Faithfulness and Finances

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht


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