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  October 23, 2014October 23, 2014October 23, 2014October 23, 2014 Church Leadership Our ministers and lay leaders are available to answer any questions you may have to help you connect with the ministries of First Baptist Church. Rev. Matt Sturtevant Senior Pastor, x.202  Jenny Purvis Office Manager, x.203  Jim Davidson Chancel Choir Director Holly Grassy Bookkeeper  John Pauls Moderator Evelyn Falen Organist Buddy Langford Custodian Church Office: 785/843.0020 Preparing for Worship October 26, 2014  Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost “love your neighbor as  yourself” Rev. Matthew Sturtevant   Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46   Church Leadership Our ministers and lay leaders are available to answer any questions you may have to help you connect with the ministries of First Baptist Church. Office: 843-0020 Rev. Matt Sturtevant Senior Pastor, x.202 Rev. Dr. Joe Kutter Interim Associate Pastor, x.204 Rev. Cheryl Harader Adjunct Minister of Adult Spiritual Formation, x.201 Cody Knapik Intern for Youth Spiritual Formation, x.205 Amelia Lawson Intern for Children’s Spiritual Formation x.205   Jenny Purvis Office Manager, x.203  Jim Davidson Chancel Choir Director Evelyn Falen Organist Holly Grassy Bookkeeper  John Pauls Moderator Buddy Langford Custodian This Sunday! 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Smorgasboard luncheon provided by Boy Scout Troop 60! (Rolls, veggie trays, salad, vegetable side dishes, soups, turkey-n-noodles, mashed pota- toes. Free will donation)   1:00 p.m. Meeting **Scouts are participating in the ‘Good Turn for Goodwill’ project and you are invited to bring items;  good used clothing, household items, books, games, etc.                What?  A conversation among parents, teachers, and leaders about our ministry with children. When? Sunday, November 9, 12:30-2:00 p.m. (We will stop at 2!) Who? Parents, teachers, leaders of children (5th grade & younger) are invited to participate. Why?  To better understand the way we do ministry with children—our strengths and opportunities. To seek ways to enhance our ministry. To begin to clarify our vision. Where? FBC Judson Room How? Lunch & childcare provided   As Christians, we believe it is a significant part of our call to care for the most vulnerable among us. But  what exactly does that look like? We will together ex-amine our call to cherish and protect each child, for as the song goes, “they are precious in his sight.”  As well, October 19 th  will be our annual Children’s Sab-bath Sunday, when our children lend their voices to our  worship with a significant leadership role. October 26: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, No Mat-ter How Short They Are. (Matthew 22.34-46)               󰁐󰁵󰁭󰁰󰁫󰁩󰁮󰁳 󰀦 󰁂󰁵󰁭󰁰󰁫󰁩󰁮󰁳 󰁔󰁲󰁩󰁣󰁫󰀭󰁯󰁲󰀭󰁔󰁲󰁥󰁡󰁴 󰁐󰁡󰁲󰁴󰁹󰀡 Wednesday October 29  th  6:00 pm – 7:30ish pm Evening of:Evening of:Evening of:Evening of: Eating (menu to come later) Parade of costumes Trick-or-Treating Pumpkin carving/painting  Bobbing for apples Pin the Bow Tie on…….. There will be prizes!! Here is what you need to do:Here is what you need to do:Here is what you need to do:Here is what you need to do: ã Wear your costume (for all ages) ã  Bring a bag of candy for the table-to-  table trick or treating ã Youth & adults bring your pumpkin for carving (if you have favorite tools, too) ã Pumpkins provided for the children  pumpkin painting **if you are not a regular for the Wed. **if you are not a regular for the Wed. **if you are not a regular for the Wed. **if you are not a regular for the Wed. night meal, please sign up in the office night meal, please sign up in the office night meal, please sign up in the office night meal, please sign up in the office Or Or Or Or  785/843 785/843 785/843 785/843----0020002000200020   taking shape these days among the various faith communities in Lawrence. It is exciting and unique in that it unites us to-gether in a common mission to the broader Lawrence com-munity. It has to do with the formation of a “Lawrence Jus-tice Ministry”.  A Justice Ministry here at First Baptist and in Lawrence  will complement the many Mercy Ministries that our con-gregations provide – such as feeding the hungry, providing shelter to those without a home, caring for those falling through the safety net, enabling health care for those without access. “Mercy Ministries” provide direct aid to those who are suffering; in contrast, “Justice Ministry” seeks to address the root causes of that which makes our “Mercy Ministries” necessary. During October the Lawrence Justice Ministry will be spon-soring 150 small group meetings in and around Lawrence. In these meetings, individuals will be invited to share, listen, and discuss their concerns about our community. What are the primary obstacles to opportunity and advancement that individuals in Lawrence face? What are the things that keep people mired in cycles of poverty and debt, unable to dig out? What prevents children from taking full advantage of educational opportunities? How can we make our city a place of equal opportunity, neighborly love, mutual respect, and communal charity? Eight persons from First Baptist have committed to hosting a small group meeting. You will be contacted by one of these persons and invited to their home for a time of serious discussion with 10-15 of your fellow FBC’ers. Please take advantage of this opportunity to express your concerns, as  well as your hopes for a “just” Lawrence. ~Steve Yoder     󰁙       Operation Christmas Child  Adopt a Box - only $7! As our church be-gins to turn in boxes to send to Samaritan’s Purse for needy children throughout the  world to have a Christmas and learn about God’s love for them, we are looking for those who might want to adopt! Write a check to First Baptist Church for seven dollars and put Operation Christ- mas Child on the memo line. (Each box sent from our church will need seven dollars to send for shipping.) If you are not able to make your own box to send, here’s a way you can put a smile on a needy child’s face! Need more info.? Contact Dawn Trent, 785 841-6865 or Operation Christmas Child (http://   Remember in Prayer International Ministries Missionaries: Dagoberto & Dilia Zelaya, serving in Honduras Regional Minister: West Virginia Baptist Convention: Dr.  Victor Shields, serving in Fairmont, WV Local congregation: Trinity Episcopal Church You are invited to send prayer requests to: Martha Gage, (E-mail prayer chain) Hazel Nitcher, 843-5302, Annie Merriam, 841-1384, or  Judy Stuart, 856-1782 (Telephone prayer chain)  The church office: 843-0020, Building Reconstruction Updates Currently: Bid-ready document sent out to contractors,  who will bid on projects. Remainder of October: Project Committee will review bids and congregation will approve main project to begin. Flooring in RWR and Kitchen will begin as soon as possi-ble. Fall/Winter: Construction begins. Roger Williams Room project begins first (lighting, ceiling tiles, flooring) then sanctuary work begins (reconstruction, lighting, flooring,  A/V) American Baptist Youth (ABY) This Week, 10/26 Chupper: Michaela Schenkel 󰀵󰀺󰀳󰀰 󰁰󰀮󰁭󰀮 󰁃󰁨󰁵󰁰󰁰󰁥󰁲 󰀶󰀺󰀰󰀰 󰁰󰀮󰁭󰀮 󰁌󰁵󰁭󰁯󰁳 󰀶󰀺󰀲󰀵 󰁰󰀮󰁭󰀮 󰁂󰁲󰁥󰁡󰁫󰁯󰁵󰁴 󰀺󰀲󰀵 󰁰󰀮󰁭󰀮 󰁂󰁥󰁥󰁯 󰀺󰀳󰀰 󰁰󰀮󰁭󰀮 󰁄󰁳󰁭󰁳󰁳󰁥 󰁓󰁥󰁥 󰁹󰁯󰁵 󰁡󰁬󰁬 󰁓󰁵󰁡󰁹!! Sanctuary of the Cinema Rescheduled! New date: October 26, 2014 6:00 p.m. The Elephant Man 1980, Drama, Rated PG, Black and White Dir. David Lynch  This Halloween season, we contemplate the story of Jo-seph Merrick, the famed “Elephant Man” of 19 th  cen-tury London, whose monstrous exterior hid a sensitive soul whom God fashioned in his image. New Group has a New Name! C² C² C² C² (C-Squared!)  A new group at FBC has started getting together once a month for fellowship and a meal. The group is a college and career -aged group (young adults) and there have been fifteen people involved so far this se-mester! At our last meal, we decided to name our-selves C squared . Many of us are students, and most are working on advanced degrees. Our next fellowship meal will be November 9 after worship; it will be a potato bar!  Thanks to everyone who brought food and helped set up for our last fellowship meal. If you have questions, or are interested in being a part of this group, call Cheryl at 316-680-3533.  First Baptist Church 1330 Kasold Drive Lawrence, Kansas 66049 785/843-0020 785/843-0021 (fax) Sunday Morning Volunteers October 26 Nursery 9:30 a.m.—Amy Munsterman 11:00 a.m.—Amy Munsterman Extended Care 11:00 a.m.— Kimberly Sturtevant Wednesday Supper October 29 6:00 p.m. Life of the Church Sunday, Oct. 26 8:30 a.m.—Worship Service 9:30 a.m.—Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m.—Worship Service 12:00 p.m.—Quarterly Business Luncheon & Meeting. 5:30 p.m.—ABY/Chupper 6:00 p.m.—Sanctuary of the Cinema Monday, Oct. 27  11:00 a.m.—newsletter announcements due Wednesday, Oct. 29 6:00 p.m.—All-church supper; (bring a bag of candy/pumpkin (adults)/costume!) 6:30 p.m.—Sacred Music Academy (3-8th gr) 6:45 p.m.—A Taste of Tai Chi class 7:30 p.m.—Chancel Choir rehearsal Looking Ahead: Oct. 29— ‘Pumpkins & Bumpkins’ Trick-or-Treat Party (see pg. 2 for details) By the of Oct. 19 GENERAL OPERATING   Weekly Receipts: $5,799.82 YTD Receipts: $257,608.01 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Weekly Receipts: $2,755.00 Cumulative Giving: $306,427.96 If you would like more detailed financial information, please contact our bookkeeper at Thank you for your generous giving. Your generosity helps to make our many ministries possible. Staff Whereabouts Pastor Matt and Jenny Purvis will be out of the office Friday afternoon, 10/24. International Ministries part-ners and projects depend on your gifts to the World Mis-sion Offering! Throughout the month of October, your gifts directly support the entire network of IM missionaries, staff, projects and partners in 70 countries around the world! (  WMO giving envelopes are available in the Narthex) Don’t forget to contact the church office if you plan to attend the Wednesday night meal on Oct. 29. (You don’t need to call if you are a regular Wed night attender...). Dava Cooper needs to know how many extras to plan for. Thank you! 843-0020    󰁹󰁵󰀺 Fall Court of Honor  Monday, October 27  th  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ã Evening of awards ã Recognitions ã Tribute to current Scoutmaster and induction of new Scoutmaster
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