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.
Reminder, we now have online giving available through Generosity by Lifeway on our website. https://give.idonate.com/first-baptist-church-of-kountze/give
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
Meeting ID: 735 2978 0883
Password: (same as before, message for password if you do not know it)
Music for Drive-In Service
April 12th 3:00 PM
Please download lyrics to your device and be prepared to sing along
Hymn 254 “Were You There?” (ALL)
Hymn 273 “Christ Arose (Low in the Grave He Lay)” (CHORUS ONLY)
Hymn 269 “He Lives” (CHORUS ONLY)
Hymn 573 “Heaven Came Down” (CHORUS ONLY)
Hymn 277 “He Is Lord” (ALL)
Hymn 316 “At the Name of Jesus” (ALL)
Hymn 18 “Glorify Thy Name” (ALL)
Hymn 22 “We Will Glorify” (ALL)
Invitation 413 “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” (CHORUS ONLY)
: Change of Plans : Schedule Revised :
Sunrise service canceled. Main service moved to afternoon. Please contact those who are not online and let everyone know the change of plans.
April 12, 2020 Schedule
10 AM Sunday School
11 AM Bible Study
Outdoors drive-in & livestream:
3 PM Resurrection Celebration
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Two men confessed Christ today! One in person and one on a zoom Bible study. Both led to salvation by a young man in our church who is being discipled and who was recently called into the ministry.
God is doing a work in the midst of crisis!
Join us tonight for our Prayer Service. 6:30 – 6:55 PM Song and Bible Study on Facebook Live. 7:00 – 7:30 PM Zoom Prayer Requests.
First Baptist Church Kountze is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: 20200408 Prayer Service FBC Kountze
Time: Apr 8, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 936 337 233
Password: same as last time, call or send message for the password.
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,
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
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.