Please know that I am praying for you during this difficult time. We have all been forced into a strange way of life and uncertainty. However, God is steadfast and sure. Even in the midst of all that is happening, God is still at work.
During the past several weeks, as a direct result of Taylor’s discipleship ministry, three people have publicly confessed Jesus Christ as Saviour. One young man, Dalyn, prayed for salvation during a Bible study with Hunter. Later that day, during a Zoom Bible study with a young soldier named Austin, Hunter led him to receive salvation. Austin is stationed at Fort Polk and they were on lock down and could not leave the base. Several days later, Dalyn led his fiancé, Savannah, to salvation, and we were overwhelmed with how God was moving. We planned an out-door baptism for Dalyn and Savannah this past Sunday, and to our surprise Austin was able to come home and he also wanted to be baptized. We gathered at Taylor’s pond after church to baptize three and while we were in the water, Savannah’s brother Dawson declared that he needed to be saved, publicly confessed Jesus Christ as his Saviour, and came into the water to be baptized. Please pray for all four of these, for their spiritual growth and commitment to Christ.
The ministers and deacons meet last Thursday to discuss how we should move forward in our current situation. We concluded that we will meet in person for all services and put in place recommended precautions. However, we ask that if you are uncomfortable being out in public, if you are high risk or live with someone who is, or if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, that you please stay home and endure the live streaming on our facebook page. Additionally, for the month of May, Sunday School will be a joint session of all classes in the sanctuary and we will rotate teachers who are willing to come and teach.
If your Sunday school class or discipleship class would like the meet in person, we can be creative and spread out and meet at other times. We can meet outdoors under the shade trees and we have the gym and the fellowship hall as well as the sanctuary. You can also gather in each others homes. If you do meet, please let us know. Also, if you would like to use the church’s facilities, please schedule with the office so that we can avoid conflicts.
Our current corporate schedule is: Sunday 10 AM Joint Sunday School in Sanctuary 11 AM Worship 6 PM Bible Study (verse by verse in Revelation, we finished ch. 1)
Wednesday 6:30 PM Prayer Service
Thank you for your prayers and patience during this time
God has been doing an incredible work in the midst of this crisis. Disciples are studying the word of God in small groups and on Zoom meetings, People are confessing Jesus Christ as their Saviour, lives are being changed. We are planning an out-door baptism on May 3rd at Br. Taylor’s pond, after the morning service at 2:00 PM. Please schedule to attend this great event in two Sundays.
As restrictions are loosening, we welcome those to attend all services, who are not at risk. If you are in the high risk categories, live with anyone who is high risk, or exhibit any symptoms of illness, then we encourage you to remain home and join our livestream services on facebook. Anyone with an internet connection and device (computer, tablet, smartphone) can watch our livestreams and do NOT need a facebook account.
10:00 AM Sunday School with Br. Daniel 11:00 AM Worship Call to Worship Hymn 133 “Shout to The Lord” (ALL) Welcome, PRAYER Hymn 245 “At Calvary” (ALL of Vs1&Vs4) Hymn 107 “Love Lifted Me” (CHOURS) Hymn 473 “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” (INTRO., ALL) OFFERTORY (Bring offerings to the plates.) Hymn 6 “How Great Thou Art” (Vs1, CHORUS) Hymn 631 “Fill My Cup, Lord” (CHORUS) Special Music “El Shaddai” Josiah White MESSAGE Invitation 411 “Come Just as You Are” (ALL)
Due to storms forecast for Sunday we will not have services out-doors. We will move all services into the Sanctuary: Sunday School, Worship, and Bible Study. If you are ill or at high risk, we ask that you stay home and enjoy our live broadcasts.
10:00 AM – Sunday School 11:00 AM – Worship 6:00 PM – Bible Study
Please note that our offices are still closed to the public, the doors are locked, and our schedules are sporadic during this time. If you need to visit with a minister, have a Bible study, or just play checkers, please schedule a time with us, we will be glad to see you.
Wednesday Prayer Service starts on Facebook Live @ 6:30 PM for the song and scripture portion. We will then switch over to Zoom at 7:00 PM for the prayer request portion. Follow link below.
First Baptist Church Kountze is inviting you to a Zoom meeting. Topic: 20200415 FBC Kountze Prayer Meeting Time: Apr 15, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73529780883 Meeting ID: 735 2978 0883 Password: (same as before, message for password if you do not know it)
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