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eNewsletter April 6th

We are certainly in a new day that requires different strategies to keep in touch. I am very thankful that we completed our pictorial directory project and that you provided an email address for us to contact. I want you to know that I am praying for you, for God to protect you and your family and bless you during this crisis. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you as a church.

Since the orders came from our State Governor and County Judge, we have been challenged to discover new ways to connect and communicate. Please know that we are posting notices to our website https://www.fbckountze.com and also on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistKountze where we are additionally livestreaming our services. This is certainly new territory for us and we began livestreaming with nothing more than a cell phone. We have since graduated to a webcam and external microphone, but are continuing to look for ways to improve. We are livestreaming Sunday School (that I am teaching), Sunday morning worship, Sunday evening Bible study, and Wednesday Prayer Service. You do not need a facebook account to view our livestreams. Additionally, we are testing a text messaging service that will allow us to send messages directly to cell phones. If you are interested in receiving updates via text messages, please reply to this message or let us know in the office.

This past Sunday, we attempted our first drive-in service using a sound system set up outside. Br. Richard led the music and Ms. Marilyn played the piano, it was really nice. Afterward, I climb a platform ladder and preached a message. We also livestreamed this service for those who could not attend. If you did not get the message concerning the drive-in service, I apologize, communication has been a real challenge. We are planning a sunrise service and another drive-in service the coming Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Details to be posted on our website.

Additionally, we are encouraging Sunday school classes, bible study groups, and discipleship groups to video conference using Zoom. I know of several groups who have been successful. If you need help with Zoom, please contact me and I can help you get connected.

Finally, in an effort to continue business during this time and make sure we have the funds to pay our bills, the trustees have secured a means by which we are able to receive tithes and offerings electronically. The link is published on our website and can also be reached directly by clicking https://give.idonate.com/first-baptist-church-of-kountze/give.

The Lord Bless you and keep you,
Br. Daniel

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Out Door Service

Looking forward to our out-door service on Sunday, April 5th. We will be in the back parking lot and plan to start at 11 AM SHARP. You are welcome to sit in your cars, or tail-gate, or even bring lawn chairs and sit under a shade tree. Just remember SOCIAL DISTANCING. We do plan to livestream for those who are not able to attend.

Here is the line up for Sunday Morning, please download the lyrics to your phone, tablet, or print them out.
We will be singing only the Chorus of each of the following.
Hymn 480 “Step by Step”
Hymn 573 “Heaven Came Down”
Hymn 499 “Victory in Jesus”
Hymn 493 “Revive Us Again”
Hymn 277 “He Is Lord”
Hymn 330 “Spirit of The Living God”
Invitation Hymn 413 “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”

Sunday School April 5th: If your class is able to ZOOM meet, please schedule it early enough so that people can come to the drive-in service, or schedule it for afterward. Br. Daniel will also be teaching the lesson on livestream for those who cannot ZOOM meet, starting at 9:45 AM

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Church Outside

We are planning to have an out-door service this coming Sunday, April 5th. Please stay tuned for further details. It will also be streamed online, for those who are not able to get out.

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Online Giving

Many have asked about giving online, but until now, we did not offer that as an option. Our trustees started discussing this before our current crisis, and now it is an even bigger need. We are grateful to Generosity by LifeWay for making this process easy. If you would like to give, please visit our iDonate page at:
https://give.idonate.com/first-baptist-church-of-kountze/give

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Emergency Services

*** Updated March 24th ***

During this time of Emergency Declaration by our County Judge, we are asking everyone to please remain home. We will livestream our services. Currently we will use Facebook Live located at:

www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistKountze

Monday Morning Men of Prayer will remain active

All other services are suspended through March. We will make a decision concerning April and post that notice on our Website and Facebook page.

Online Service Schedule

Sunday
10 AM – Sunday School w/ Br. Daniel
11 AM – Worship Service
6 PM – Bible Study

Wednesday
6:30 PM — Prayer Service

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Second Annual Spring Clay Shoot

Due to the COVID-19 situation our clay shoot has been postpone until a later date. We are not sure when we will be able to put it back on the calendar, but we hope it will be soon. Stay safe, stay healthy, and God Bless you all, each and every one.

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Acts 1:8 Mission Strategy

We are extremely excited to celebrate our 2019 Mission Summary report. Praise God for each and every member of First Baptist Church of Kountze. By means of their labor, their sacrifice, their giving, their prayer, and their great love to preach the gospel and make disciples this is made possible.

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Caroling, Cookies, & Cocoa

Join us Friday night, December 6th, after the lighted Christmas parade for this community event hosted by First Baptist Church, Kountze Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church. Performances by our Kountze High School Band and Choir.

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Messiah Heaven’s Glory

Join us December 15th at 11:00 AM for our Choir’s presentation of Messiah Heaven’s Glory.

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Operation Christmas Child Drop