JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS Rev. Brent Meyer 200 W. Pearl Street
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS
Rev. Brent Meyer
200 W. Pearl Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052 – 618-639-3602
February 1, 2015
We welcome you this morning and thank you for choosing to
worship with us on this Lord’s Day.
Our service is broadcast over radio station WJBM-1480 AM to the
glory of God. (Please note the broadcast is delayed one week.)
*Hymn of Invitation
Welcome and Announcements
*Greeting One Another
*Call To Worship
Step By Step
*Invocation & Lord’s Prayer
*Praise and Worship
[Children 4 yrs. to 5th grade dismissed to Children’s Church]
Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated
Offering Invitation & Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Brent Meyer
“Partners With God – Doing Our Part”
Text: John 1
If God has spoken to you and you want to respond by accepting Jesus as
your Savior, we invite you to come to the front of the church at this time. If
you want to become a member of this church or just want to pray, we
invite you to come forward as well.
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Living For Jesus
(stanzas 1 & 2)
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
CCLI Lic. #1480551
We here at First Baptist consider you to be our special guest and
want to thank you for choosing to be with us today. Please sign
your name on the Attendance Sheets as they are passed to you.
Brochures with information about our church are available at the
back of the sanctuary. We welcome you to our service.
The Nursery is staffed and available for infants through 3 year olds
during the Worship Service each Sunday. You may take your child
there prior to the service or at any time during the service. If the
unfamiliarity is difficult for your child, you are welcome to stay a
while until he/she feels comfortable. The Nursery is also available
during the Sunday School hour for infants through 2 year olds.
Three year olds may attend the PreK – K Sunday School Class.
THE LORD PROVIDED THROUGH HIS SERVANTS:
Received week of January 25
Breakdown for January 25: Unified Budget $3,670.39; Sunday
School $78.90; Chuppers Paper Products $5.00; Chuppers $189.00;
Initial Offering $20.00; Youth (Winterjam) $60.00; New Van Fund
$45.00; Backpacks $40.00; Matec Windows $500.00.
HOW WE ATTENDED LAST WEEK
Morning Worship 197; Sunday School 95; Children’s Church 21;
THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES
Today – 2/1
Conversation with Pastor Brent
Fellowship Hall Reserved
Fusion Super Bowl Party
New Prayer Group
Monday – 2/2
Pastor at Prayer Retreat
Tuesday – 2/3
Pastor at Prayer Retreat
Wednesday – 2/4
Thursday – 2/5
Organization Review Team Meeting
Saturday – 2/7
Men’s Breakfast (location TBA)
Our Attendance Sheets are located in black folders, one for each
section of pews. We invite the persons in the front and middle
pews to begin passing the folders each week. As the folder is
passed to you, please add your names and update only any
contact information that has changed. Be sure to add the
number of reservations for Chuppers.
NEW PRAYER GROUP CONTINUES TONIGHT
The new prayer group formed last Sunday night will continue
tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Cornerstone Room. Everyone is
welcome to attend. For more information, see JoAnn Cooper.
All the ladies of the church are invited to a bridal shower for Alyssa
Henderson (Jordan Buis) to be held on March 1 st at 2:00 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall. Alyssa and Jordan are registered at Kohls, Macys
and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
YOUR CHURCH STAFF
Rev. Brent Meyer, Pastor
Zach Moreno, Youth & Adult Director
Beth Smilack, Admin. Assistant
Scott Quiller, Custodian
Cindy Minor, Choir Director
Sherilyn Imboden, Organist
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING
If you’ve been missing Chuppers, you’ve been missing out! Serving
begins at 5:15 p.m. and continues until 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays
before the Bible Studies – all are welcome to attend. This week’s
meal will be Goulash with Hamburger, Garden Salad w/Ranch
Dressing, Garlic Bread, Fruit Combo and a variety of desserts. A
children’s meal will also be available. The cost is $3.00 per person
or $8.00 per one household family. Please indicate on the
attendance sheets the number of your family who will be
attending or call the church office by Tuesday afternoon to sign
up. The Fusion Youth are serving, cleaning and providing desserts
COLLECTION OF HYGIENE ITEMS FOR
SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY
The Mission Board is asking for your help in providing hygiene items
for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. They will be taking up a
collection on Sunday, February 8 th – and ask that you wait and
bring any items you wish to donate on that day. The items needed
*these items are the first to go
BAZAAR DONATIONS REQUESTED
The ABW Bazaar gals are gearing up for this year’s Annual Bazaar
and are looking for items for special projects – here is what they
need: old door knobs (all sizes, shapes and styles), hinges, shutters
and wooden boat paddles. If you have any of these items you
can donate, please place them in the old kitchen.
There has been a calendar change to the Missionettes schedule.
They will be meeting on Monday, February 16 th instead of the 9th
this month. They will meet here at FBC for a work night. All women
of the church are invited.
SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING
There will be a special called business meeting on Sunday,
February 15th following Sunday School in the Overflow Room. Our
New Building Ministries Team has a proposal to bring forward to the
congregation regarding the Matec Building. Don’t miss it!
KID’S NIGHT OUT
Kid’s Night Out this month will be on Friday, February 20 th at 6:00
p.m. in our Fellowship Hall and will be a skate night! All children
from pre-k (with a guardian) through 5th grade are invited. There
will be a snack provided. Bring a friend!
FUSION LOCK-IN IN VIRDEN
February 20th-21st, the Fusion youth will be traveling to Virden, Illinois
for a Lock-In. They will be leaving at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night for
games, live music, worship and food, but please eat dinner before
you come. They’ll return sometime Saturday morning. See Zach
Moreno for more details.
BENEFIT FOR JONNY WADE
Saturday, February 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be a
benefit for Jonny Wade here at First Baptist in the Fellowship Hall
sponsored by the Mission Board. The menu will consist of Sloppy
Joes/Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Pickles, Chips, Dessert and Drinks.
The cost is $5.00 per ticket and carry-outs are available. You may
purchase a ticket in the church office or contact Tim Buis for more
NURSERY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
If you are able to volunteer for a Sunday morning to care for
children in the nursery (or during Sunday School), please sign your
name and leave your phone number on the Sign-Up Sheet that is
on the Nursery Bulletin Board outside the nursery door (across from
the Ladies Restroom on the Second Floor). Your help is greatly
needed for this vital ministry of the church.
COREY MEREDITH’S TRAVEL BLOG
AS you may know, Corey Meredith is currently studying abroad –
he is making his way to Prague via London, Scotland, France, etc.
You can follow along on his adventures by visiting his travel blog at
He will be
updating his blog with information and pictures. Be sure to keep
him in your prayers. He will return in May.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
This year the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) team is looking to reach a
goal of 150 boxes to ship to needy children around the world, all in the
name of Jesus! In order to achieve this goal, they have come up with
some ideas on how you can help them reach their goal.
A barrel will be set up year round, outside of Fellowship Hall, with a
suggested “need” list that will rotate monthly. In February, the focus is
going to be winter items. There will be a sample list of suggestions with the
barrel. However, you are welcome to put ANY type of donation in the
barrel at any time. This will hopefully alleviate the year end rush. Small
boxes make a HUGE impact in these children’s lives. A sample box is set
up with the barrel so you can see the size of box that gets shipped out.
Beginning February 1st, the team will begin collecting change at each
Sunday morning worship service. This is a great opportunity to empty your
pockets and purses of unwanted clutter, while making a positive
contribution to outreach programs! At the end of each month, the
amounts will be tallied and that donation will be given to a specific
committee on a monthly, rotating basis (Missions, Trunk or Treat, Van Fund
and of course, Operation Christmas Child). This month the donations will
be going to the Wade family. You will find colorfully marked jars on the
table just inside the door to the Overflow Room (at the entrance to the
Education Building), in the cookie room and toward the back of the main
sanctuary. Keep an eye out for this new opportunity to make a big
difference in such a small way!
The big fundraiser for the year will be a basket raffle at the Fairgrounds
during the Jersey County Fair. This will be a chance for the public to learn
more about OCC and FBC in a fun and friendly environment. The team
will be reaching out to local vendors and businesses for donations but if
you would like to donate supplies toward a themed basket, reach out to
one of them. And of course, stop by the booth and try to win a basket for
yourself! They will be seeking out volunteers to assist with this event to
make it a success!
Fellowship Meetings – do you like to sew, crotchet, scrapbook, or maybe
you are just a crafty person? The OCC team is looking to form a group of
people who would like to get together as the hands of Christ to make
items such as scarves for OCC boxes, making blankets for the homeless,
making hair accessories, etc., the possibilities are endless. If you are
interested in something like this, please touch base with one of the OCC
team (JoAnn Cooper – 618-772-3466; Christy Sylling 618-855-5547, Leann
Hewitt or Joyce Sagez).
OUR PRAYER CONCERNS
SPECIAL PRAYER CONCERNS: [on two weeks unless office is notified]
Jonny W – radiation treatments for brain cancer
Brandy H (daughter of Roxie M) – custody hearing 2/5
Bernie G – therapy patient at Jerseyville Manor
Chris C (son of Dave and Bev C) – surgery February 17
Gordon G (Gwenda R’s brother) – broken vertebrae
Lori S (friend of Cindy E) – brain tumor
Steve D (friend of Roxie M) – terminal illness, Crone’s
Barb M (neighbor of Bob and Cindy L) – terminal
Diane N (co-worker of Roxie M) – breast cancer
Eric D (13 year old grandson of friend of Judi P) - cancer
John S (Bob L’s cousin) – cancer
Simmeon and Debbie P (friends of Dottie R) - lymphoma
Anita R (friend of Marilyn B) – treatments for lymphoma