Parents of and Volunteers for kids Birth thru 5th Grade are invited to a lunch immediately following the 2nd worship service this coming Sunday,March 27. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Pastor Tony Kensinger, who will be serving as our Remote-Interim Kids Pastor while we continue the search for a full time Kids Coordinator. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Tony, hear directly from him about the ins and outs of kids ministry with a Remote-Interim, ask questions, and get a FREE lunch! See you Sunday!
In March we began a new teaching series called “Filters, Temptation is Never What It Seems”. Based on 1 John 2:15-17, this teaching series will equip us with the ability to identify temptation and understand it for what it truly is – an attempt to enslave you. If you’ve ever been tempted to do something, say something, or think something wrong, this series is for you!
Menu for Wednesday Night, March 30th is: BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable and Dessert
“Planted,” based on Psalm 1:1-3, is the theme of the 2022 KNCSB Glow retreat for girls in grades 1-6.
Glow will be held Friday night, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan.
Elizabeth Martino will be the guest speaker. She works at Cerner and is involved in cross-cultural ministry. She is part of a Chinese Bible study in downtown Kansas City. She formerly served on the Christian Challenge staff at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
Michaela Schoenthaler will be the worship leader. She is children’s ministry director at First Baptist Church, Mulvane, Kan. She studied K-12 vocal music education at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo., where she was part of a traveling worship band.
Registration ends on April 1!! Registration papers are in the church office. You can’t sign up online, must fill out paperwork & pay in the church office. Make your check out to FSBC.
The cost is $55 per person which includes Friday night lodging at WCC and two meals on Saturday.
WEST AFRICANS TAKE LEAD IN SHARING BIBLE STORIES Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Mrs. Lombena transitions with ease from the standard West African greetings into the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. The Togolese man listening to the story is quickly attentive to her vivid storytelling. What follows is a lively discussion about the truths and implications of the Bible story she had crafted into his native tongue. With sincerity on his face, he asks her to pray for him in the name of Jesus, the One who came not to condemn but to save. Rev. Essodina Ayewa, her trainer who has been watching from the side, steps up to lay hands on the man as they pray. Lombena, along with nearly 40 other students, has recently graduated from a three-year program at the Baptist Bible Institute of Togo (IBBT). For the first time, their curriculum includes training in orality methods — one component of which is the art of crafting and sharing biblical stories with people who prefer oral communication methods over written ones. “We hear about the joy that animates the people who listen to the Bible stories all the time,” reports IBBT director Rev. Dombe Tchalaré. This has led him to require that all students receive the training, and he envisions creating a dedicated “School of Orality” within the Bible institute. Ayewa highlights how the orality training has been an important complement to their classic theological education. The orality education is also unique as the first training in Togo being led entirely by African believers who were originally trained by IMB missionaries. IMB missionary Katee Sheppard*, alongside a team of nationals in five countries, has been effectively using Bible storying for over a decade in a ministry to truck drivers. She says the drivers are normally closed to gospel conversations, but they love the stories. Katee’s team understood the value of training more people and, to date, IMB missionaries have equipped more than 25 national orality trainers across several African countries. Together they have led orality workshops and seminars for thousands of believers representing dozens of languages. Evangelist Seni Zoungrana is one of the trainers who leads orality workshops. He discusses both the joy and responsibility given byRevelation 7:9. This year’s goal to support missionaries working in North America (US, Canada, and their territories) through the NAMB (North American Mission Board) is $2,000. Please join us for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering! This week’s video – https://vimeo.com/564755990
We have an opening on the church Stewardship Team. If you would like to know more information about this team or be interested in joining the team, please contact Doug Werner at 620-417-4002 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make plans to join us for our Good Friday service on Friday, April 15 at 6:30pm as we consider “Thirty Pieces of Silver”.
Easter Sunday is just a few weeks away! Who do you know that needs to hear the message of hope we have in Jesus this Easter?
Pursuing Christ Together in Grace Coming Saturday, April 30th, at FSBC, an all-day Lifeway simulcast! Watch for more information!
Grace Place Pregnancy Care Center would ask your help in collecting disposable diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6 for the care of the babies of whom the center comes in contact with. For March and April there will be a bassinette in the foyer to place the diapers in.
Hey Church! We need your opinion! This year, following Easter Sunday, we’re going to begin a 6-week teaching series called, “You Asked For It”. In this series, YOU will be selecting the 6 topics for each week’s message. To best collect your opinions, we’ve put together a survey that will allow you to select up to 6 topics OR there’s an option for you to request an unlisted topic. So, if you’ve ever said, “I wonder what the Bible says about ________”, this series is right up your alley!
Thank you so much for the delicious meals you provided to our family on Wednesday evenings. We also thank you for the many prayers and cards sent to us when dad and then mom passed away. Your church family showed us much love and kindness during the time of our loss.
In Christ’s Love, Karen for the Walt & Sue Ediger Family
Thank you for all the care & concern shown to us following my recent surgery. All the prayers, cards, calls & food were very much appreciated. Roy & I are so thankful to be a part of such a loving church.