July 30, 2020 Newsletter

Our series, Game Changers, continues this week as we focus on Faith in the lives of ordinary people!

Join us on Sunday at 9:30 AM or 11 AM as we will be doing church together from multiple locations!  We will be livestreaming our service just like we do every week. 
Join us at www.fsbcliberal.com  OR on Facebook at FSBCLiberal.

         School Supply Drive

This 2020-2021 school year, FSBC  is going to adopt an area school. Cottonwood Elementary will be our adopted school. FSBC started collecting school supplies during VBS. Please help us fill up the black tub in the church foyer with school supplies. School supply suggestions may be found on this list. We would like to deliver the supplies before the first day of school so our last collection Sunday will be August 23.  Thank you for your support and please be on the lookout for our next event with our adopted school.

Cereal Box Collection 

During VBS, our mission team asked our VBS families to bring cereal boxes for our food cupboard. Our next food cupboard is Saturday, September 12. Please help us to bless the families that visit our food cupboard by providing them with cereal in the month of September. We will have the collection boxes in the foyer until August 23. This will allow our Food Cupboard Ministry to sort the cereal and prepare them for distribution.  Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Dreitz at cheryldreitz@yahoo.com.

End of summer church pool party on Friday, August 7th from 7 – 9 PM at Adventure Bay Waterpark.  T-shirts will need to be worn over your swimwear.  This will also be an event for those families that came to VBS.  Hot dogs, chips and water will be served.  Come and enjoy some fun with your family!!
             July Food Cupboard Numbers

Total People Served – 114
New Families – 3
Families/Households Served – 52

Our next food cupboard will be on Saturday, August 8 from 10 – 11:30 AM at the east entrance of the church.  Here are a few food items that we are needing before our next food cupboard date: 
Jelly, Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, Ramon Noodles.

You may bring these food items to the church.  You can also donate by marking your check or donation – Food Cupboard.  If you have any questions, call Cheryl Dreitz at 620-655-3548.  Thanks for your help with this ministry!
Prayer for Deacons
The Deacon body has continued to meet since the pandemic.  Sometimes the meetings have occurred via Zoom but as restrictions have eased, we have met in person to pray for our pastor, his family and our church family.  Presently there are eight serving deacons.  The Deacon body doesn’t feel like that is sufficient to meet all that is required to serve effectively.  In the coming weeks you will be receiving a call for deacons. As we begin the steps necessary to do this, the Deacons are asking that you pray along for God’s direction as we move toward this call.  Presently, our  Deacons are:
  • Jim Dodge
  • Gary Classen
  • Jimmie Farr
  • Richard Isaacs
  • Steve McKee
  • David Short
  • Gary Staiger
  • Doug Werner
If you feel God nudging you to serve as a deacon but are concerned that you just don’t know enough about the Bible, please consider that a deacon is, above all else, a servant.  (Acts 6).   In fact the scriptural qualifications of a deacon found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 focus on character and family life and not how many Bible verses you can quote from memory.  Please pray for God to bring to mind the men of our church who can fill this vital role.
If you should have any questions about deacons and what they do, please do not hesitate to contact any of the deacons named above.
Help Needed!
The church tech team needs help to run a camera or projection on Sunday mornings during the two church services (9:30 AM & 11:00 AM). 
Please call or text Gary Classen at (620)629-0063 if you are interested.
            Ladies’ Legacy—“Paths to Peace and Purpose”
      September 11 & 12, 2020  – – Webster Conference Center – Salina, KS.
Opening our Women’s Friendship Devotional this morning, I discovered Cheri Fuller’s theme for the next week, “Peace in an Uncertain World.”  She could have written that yesterday!  If you are like me, some days peace is a bit elusive, and on those days I often find that peace in Scripture and in the words of some of the “heroes of the faith.”
Today’s theme, “From Panic to Peace” reminded me again about the Scripture index cards that we made at our last retreat.  I have continued to daily write Scripture cards for myself, but haven’t shared them.  Cheri encouraged me to do that again more faithfully. Would you like to try it?
Another huge encouragement I find is being surprised by notations in my Bible that I have made year after year.  I’ve been using my main Bible since  1987, and it is a joy to find the Lord’s encouragement in it day after day.
Today’s Scripture:
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are
fixed in you!”  Isaiah 26:3
Today’s quote from a “hero of the faith”:
“Just as saving faith comes through hearing the gospel, so also the faith to trust God in adversity comes through the Word of God alone…Only from the Scriptures, applied to our hearts by the Holy Spirit, do we receive the grace to trust God when we are afraid.”—Jerry Bridges, author and speaker
This annual conference is being planned for September 11 & 12 at Webster
Conference Center in Salina.  If you are interested in attending, please call Kathy at 624-0368 or reimer@swko.net.  There will be details on the L.L. bulletin board. The conference is always a wonderful experience.  As we receive more information, it will be posted. Deadline for on-line registration is August 19th.
Praying for you,
Kathy Reimer for the Team
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    First Southern Baptist Church
    621 N Western
    Liberal, Kansas  67901

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To see this month’s Birthdays and Anniversaries click the link below.
August Birthdays and Anniversaries

            Thank you!

Another VBS has come to an end and I would like to thank the 97 FSBC volunteers that assisted with VBS. Your work has helped spread the Gospel, share the love of Jesus, and the love of FSBC.  We had several children that expressed a desire to know more about Jesus and we had two children make Jesus their Lord and Savior. VBS is a GREAT time but it is most importantly a ministry that we are able to spread the Gospel. As Jesus says in Matthew 28:19 “…Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” Thank you church family for following the Great Commission. I look forward to serving alongside you again in the near future. I hope it is before next summer; if not, see you when we explore God’s Word through Destination Dig.

* Pray for Jessica Marrow (Alan & Jolene Brown’s daughter) & family as Jessica had Covid-19 & is doing much better now.
* Prayers for Larry & Debbie Busby family.  Larry had surgery to remove a fast growing brain tumor & at home now.  He has started chemo & radiation.
* Mellissa Brennemen (former member here) found out she has pancreatic cancer.  Prayers for her and the family as they start treatments.
* Pray for Jim Reed (Kathy Harris’ father) as he fights Covid-19 & pneumonia.
* Hector Romero (Marty Nordyke’s brother) prayers for Hector & the family.  Hector has been put on Hospice care now.
* Pray for Shelby Bainey (mother to Marilyn Marchel’s granddaughters) recovering from surgery.
* Prayers for Donna Nordyke as she is recovering at home.
* Rick Yearick is now doing PT in Wichita.  Pray for his health and healing from infection and the surgeries he had.
* Pray for John Williams, (Janna Burton’s dad) as he recovers from triple bypass heart surgery.  John is slowly getting stronger.  
* Deb Moss (Reita Isaacs’ daughter) pray for her healing from surgery.
* Pray as people are taking summer vacations for safe travel.
* Prayers for all the schools staff, teachers & students as they are getting things ready for school to open back up in August.

       Do you have a prayer request?    Please call or email the church.
Offering required weekly $ 10,700.34
Offering received on July 26th – $11,649.95

Year to date budgeted $321,010.20   Year to date received $322,271.64
Christian Light Foundation Total – $540.00
Bill Koehn Mission Offering – $2,544.76
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