Monday's Moments
October 15, 2018, 3:17 PM

Monday, October 15th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kind of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men… and are given for the common good.” 1 Cor. 12:4-7

This past Sunday we started a new sermon series on “Discovering Your Spiritual Gift – What is it and What do I do with it?” This series is designed to help us understand the biblical expression of how the church works and cooperates with the gifts God gives each of us. Part of this series is a worksheet to help you identify or “discover” your spiritual gift/gifts which we made available this past Sunday. We have printed more as most all of them were given out, so if you didn’t get one, we have more available, and I’ve attached one in the email for you to print and fill out at your convenience. If you are a follower of Jesus – you have a gift, and Jesus expects us to exercise the gifts given for His glory, and the common good of His church. Join us next Sunday to discover what God has done and is still doing at FBC!

Also, this coming Sunday night we will watch a two-part film called: “Genesis – Paradise Lost”, which is an amazing documentary of the first chapter of Genesis brought to life through the lens of creation, science, and biblical text. Don’t miss this powerful feature brought to you by the people of “Answers in Genesis” (these are the same folks who built the Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Bible Museum). This film exposes the errors in evolution and presents the biblical facts of creation that science helps proves. You’ll be amazed and the stunning presentation and helpful biblical insight. This Sunday at 6:00pm.

Operation Christmas Child is upon us… over the next few weeks will be distributing shoeboxes for you to fill and help bring encouragement and joy to a child. Each box is a gift of Jesus given to a boy or girl who needs to see and hear the hope of Christ. Each shoebox represents the gospel being shared with someone who needs the same hope we have. This year, please consider helping fill a shoebox. Shoeboxes and details will be available this Sunday.

Last but not least – we want to welcome Debbie Lehmann to our church staff as our new Administrative Assistant. Debbie is multi-talented and will be working in our church office in the mornings, and working/teaching in our preschool in the afternoons. So, the next time you call the office or drop by, be sure to introduce yourself and say hi. We are thrilled to have her join our staff and church family. That being said,,, I also want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for those who have filled in and volunteered their precious time these past several months in the church office making sure nothing fell through the crack. Marly Webb, Joyce Rose, and Sharon Vandeventer – you have been a tremendous blessing to me – job well done! Thank you for serving the Lord at FBC. :-)

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Oct. 16 – Preschool field trip to the “Pumpkin Patch”
  • Oct. 18-19 – Senior Adult Fall Trip to Branson
  • Oct. 22 & 23 – Missouri Baptist Convention, Springfield MO
  • Oct. 27 – Youth trip to “Judgement House”, 3:00pm
  • Oct. 28th – Country Church Sunday, Baptism, and Carry-In Dinner
  • Ladies Retreat has been postponed to January – details coming soon

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery –Jimmie O’Dell, Jim Tanis, Eli Chapman (Konopasek), Susan Madsen, Colton Eshelmen, Juanita Taylor, Joyce Rose
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – Student/Youth Ministry – volunteers and personnel committee as they search for a new staff member.

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht




October 8, 2018, 2:02 PM

Monday, October 8th, 2018


Monday’s Moments…

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

The following is today’s devotion by Dr. David Jeremiah as it pertains to the verse above… I though this was good and applicable! :-)

“The horn on your car is amoral—like the tongue, a weapon, or money, it is dependent on its owner to be used for good or bad. The auto horn has become a tool of road rage in our culture, long blasts signaling our disapproval of another driver’s actions. And maybe that driver’s actions were wrong. But Scripture exhorts us to overcome evil (wrongs) with good (patience, understanding) rather than with evil (anger, retaliation).

In the Old Testament, burning coals were a symbol of judgment (Psalm 11:6; 140:10). But there are gentle ways to “pass judgment” that have better outcomes as illustrated in Proverbs: harsh words stir up anger, gentle words turn away anger (15:1); a gentle word can break a bone (25:15). For that reason, Solomon advised treating enemies kindly (25:21) as a way to “heap coals of fire on his head” (25:22)—advice repeated by the apostle Paul (Romans 12:20).

Paying back evil with evil is out. So, when you feel tempted, ask God to show you something good you can do for another person. It is possible to overcome evil with good. That’s how God overcomes our sin every day—with love and goodness.”

It was good to be back home at FBC this past Sunday… I appreciated the time away last week, and all who stepped up to serve in my absence.

What a blessing it was to worship together and to present Ted Martin with his “License to the Gospel Ministry”, and on top of that having his granddaughter Camryn come forward for baptism, making her public decision in accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior – how awesome is that!

Next Sunday we’ll begin a mini-series on “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts – What is It & What Do I Do With It?” Join us for this interesting and applicable series on how God gives gifts to network the body of Christ in serving and living for His glory, and for the servant-ministry of the church. There is a place for you… Sunday School begins at 9:45am and Worship follows at 11:00am. Come worship with us, and bring a friend!

Finally – Our Personnel Committee is recommending to hire a new part-time administrative assistant and will share her background and experience at our upcoming business meeting this Sunday evening… as approved, Debbie Lehmann will be joining our staff beginning next Monday and will be doing some office training with Marly and Joyce. Be sure to say hi the next time you drop by the church office or call.

Here’s What Coming Up:

  • Oct. 14th – Meeting Day & Business Meeting
  • Oct. 18-19 – Senior Adult Fall Trip to Branson
  • Oct. 28th – Country Church Sunday and Carry-In Dinner
  • Ladies Retreat has been postponed to January – details coming soon

Please Pray This Week:

  • Health & Recovery –Jimmie O’Dell, Jim Tanis, Eli Chapman (Konopasek), Susan Madsen, Colton Eshelmen, Juanita Taylor, Joyce Rose, Austin Wood
  • Homebound – Mary Schmidt, Joyce Brammer, Jerry & Judy Buttress, Joann Drummond, Cathy Bishop, Pat Buckner
  • FBC Ministries – Student/Youth Ministry – volunteers and personnel committee as they search for a new staff members.

Servin’ Him Together!

Doug Schildknecht