Most Recent Church Bulletin - First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor


Most Recent Church Bulletin - First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor
Later (Deo Volente [“God willing”])
May 2 (Saturday) (5-7 p.m.) – Family Fundraiser for Mislangs in
Fellowship Hall. Contact Anne Damm for more information.
May 9 (Saturday) – a conference for East Association churches will be
held at United Baptist Church in Ellsworth. This conference is based
on the book by Thom Rainer, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, and
will focus on the “12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive.” (see insert)
“When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders
to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of
the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you
wherever you go." Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and
birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no
place to lay his head." Another disciple said to him, "Lord,
first let me go and bury my father." But Jesus told him,
"Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
Matthew 8:18-22 (NIV)
May 10 (Sunday) – Baptism Class – Pastor Scott will be leading a class
for those (high school and older) interested in learning about
baptism. The class will meet in Scott’s office for several Sundays.
May 22-25 (Friday-Monday) – Memorial Day Family Mission at Baptist
Youth Camp. Open to all who would come and help prepare
BYC’s buildings and grounds for the upcoming camping season.
June 5-6 (Friday-Saturday) – Women’s Retreat (age 18+) at Baptist
Youth Camp.
May 7, 2016 – Why Jesus 2016 in Bangor. Help is being sought to make
this event all it can be for God’s glory. Be in touch if you are willing
to be a part of the WJ Prayer network, or place posters and
distribute flyers, or serve on one of eight Bangor-area commissions,
or support this event financially, or offer a matching grant. Check
out the website: PRAY for this event NOW:
1) that God will be glorified in the planning and holding of this
2) for funding. We are at 36.4% of the needed funding. Pray that
God would stir the hearts of those able to give.
3) for God to resolve logistical issues that may arise if the University
of Maine graduation is held in Orono on the same day as Why
Jesus 2016. Lodging in the city will be very limited if both
events happen on the same day.
Next Diaconate meeting: Monday, May 4
Next Trustees meeting: Monday, May 4
Next Scheduled Church Council meeting: Monday, June 8
Each week Scott sends out a devotional and update for folks with a
First Baptist connection. If you would like to receive this Midweek
Check-In electronically or by regular mail, please contact him using
the information on the cover.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
46 Ledgelawn Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Office: 207-288-3563
[email protected]
Pastor: Scott T. Records (Cell: 460-9695) ([email protected])
Pianist: Linda McFarland
Office Assistant: Maggie Almdale ([email protected])
Church Website:
Transportation to and from the church building is available on
Sunday mornings. April Lee is the driver (of the church van). If you
would like to get on her route, call her at 288-4343.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
Director: Katie Dyer
Birth through age 2: _________________________
Age 3 through Grade 2: Katie Dyer
Grades 3-5: Joanne Records
Grades 6-8: Tina Reed
Grades 9-12: Adrian Munro and Jonathan Boucher
Women’s Class: led by Linda McFarland (in Church Library)
Adult Class: Introduction to the Doctrines of Grace
Adult Class: led by Tim King (in Fellowship Hall) – class is
currently studying 2 Corinthians
10:00 a.m. – Coffee Fellowship in Fellowship Hall
10:30 a.m. – Worship (past sermons are available on the website)
Large print editions of this bulletin are available. See an usher.
Children’s Worship Bulletins (activity sheets) for ages 3-6 and ages
7-12 are available each week. See an usher.
GREETER(S): Connie Gowell
NURSERY: Debbie Lamson & Mia Strout
CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Jonathan Boucher & Dillon Libby
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP: Marilyn Swetnam’s Group
PARENTS… please pick up your children in the nursery and Children’s
Church immediately after the service.
Assistive Listening Devices (easy to use) are available. Please speak
to an usher if you would like one.
After worship TODAY, we will share a potluck luncheon. All are invited.
Following the luncheon the members of First Baptist Church will
meet for the Annual Meeting.
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Evening prayer time at Che and Sarah Mislang’s
apartment (#112, 113 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor) (559-776-6200)
CONGRATULATIONS… to Charlotte and Brad Ala on the birth of a son
– Jacob Christopher – on April 2, 2015. The proud and happy
grandparents are Fiona and Theo de Koning.
The GOSPEL… the GOOD NEWS is that Jesus Christ died for
our sins and was raised from the dead according to the
Scriptures. As the reigning Lord He now offers the
forgiveness of sins and the liberating gift of the Holy Spirit
and the gift of eternal life to all who repent and believe.
To respond to the Good News,
you must from your heart…
1. Acknowledge that you need Christ.
“Lord, I have been living my life for myself. Sin has been
keeping me from a living, vital relationship with God. I have
no hope of heaven or of ever knowing you if I continue to rely
on myself, or anyone or anything else other than Jesus.”
2. Ask Christ to forgive you of your sins.
“Lord, I admit that I am living a life that is not free from sin. Sin
impacts my attitude, my thoughts, my words, my actions, and
my relationships, I can’t clean up my sin on my own. I need
you to forgive my sin and make me right with God, and I ask
you to do this for me.”
3. Accept (receive) Jesus Christ as your Savior.
“Jesus, you came to save people from their sin by dying on
the cross and by shedding your blood to give the gift of
eternal life to all who put their trust in you by faith. I do that
right now, placing my trust in you and you alone to save me
and to prepare a place for me in heaven.”
4. Announce that Jesus is Lord.
“Jesus, you have risen from the dead and you are King of
kings and Lord of lords. I submit my life to your lordship and
leadership. I want to follow you from this moment forward and
give you first place in my life now and forever. AMEN!”
If you have responded to the Gospel of Jesus today… or if
you would like to speak to someone to learn more about
Christ, please contact Pastor Scott (460-9695).
Tithes/Offerings: 4/12: $4,697.01
Weekly Ministry Plan: $3,844.00
Caring Fund: $185.00
TO DATE: $8,229.51
NEEDED TO DATE: $7,688.00
If you would like envelopes for giving during 2015,
please speak with Tina Reed, our Financial Secretary.
Scripture – Psalm 145:8-13
Prayer of Praise
Songs of Praise
Presentations - AyliGrace Munro
- Junior High Sunday School class
Prayer of Petition
Church Life and News
(Children ages 4-10 may leave for Children’s Church)
Hymn #12 – “Praise Him! Praise Him!”
Scripture – Matthew 8:18-22 (p.1507 in seat Bible)
Message: “Thinning Out the Crowds”
Hymn #592 – “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult”
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you…”
Matthew 28:19-20
I was browsing in the ladies' department one day with my son who
was just learning to read. Trying to read all the signs he could, he
came upon one in the maternity department. "Look, Mom!" he said
excitedly as he pointed at the sign. "They're even making clothes for
eternity now!"
Norma Lauby, La Mesa, CA, Today's Christian Woman, "Heart to Heart."
Would you like free access to hundreds of Bible study and
inspirational videos on your computer? You can have it through our
church’s subscription to RightNow Media. Contact Scott Records
today to see how you can be just a click away from great teaching.
There is also a terrific children’s section. Your kids will love them
Matthew 8:1-4
Matthew 8:5-10
Matthew 8:11-13
Matthew 8:14-17
Matthew 8:18-22
Matthew 8:23-27
This Week
Pastor Scott will be on vacation April 20-27. If you need spiritual help
during that time please contact any member of our diaconate.
Monday, April 20
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22
6:00 p.m. – SHIFT – a group for 18-30 year-olds at 113 Highbrook Road,
Apt. 112. Call Katie Dyer at 266-1778 for info. We are studying the
book – More Beautiful You, by Jonny Diaz.
6:30 p.m. – CARE Group at Marilyn Swetnam’s (15 Eagle Lake Road).
Thursday, April 23
5:15 p.m. – Praise Team rehearsal. NO Praise Team this week.
6:30 p.m. – Introduction to the Doctrines of Grace (repeat of the
Sunday morning class) in the church library. NO Bible Study this
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Chumba (Christian Zumba) for ladies. A ministry of
FBC WOW led by Amanda Munro. For info call 479-5577 or email
[email protected].
Friday, April 24
Saturday, April 25
Iron Sharpens Iron – a one-day conference for men, held at First
Baptist Church in Portland. Contact John Welch or Steve Philbrook
for information.
Next Sunday, April 26
GREETER(S): Roxanne Moon
NURSERY: Anne Damm & Karen Norberg
CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Teresa LeClair & Sara Todd
BYC Sunday - Learn more about and celebrate our shared ministry at
Baptist Youth Camp. Adrian Munro will be preaching.
Weekly Prayer Guide – April 19 - April 25
If you need prayer for yourself or someone else, contact Pastor Scott
(460-9695 or [email protected]), use a “Guests & Requests”
card, or come forward at the end of a worship service)
If you would like to be on our email prayer chain (to pray for
requests as they come in), please contact Pastor Scott. Thanks.
(If you want to add or subtract someone on this list, call or email Scott)
Gail Byers (Debbie Lamson’s dad – recovering from a stroke)
Annie Colby (balance and steadiness. tic doloreaux)
Eva DeHaas
Jim Dorr (Connie Gowell’s brother – COPD)
Laura King (working with Mislangs on kidney transplant)
Kyle Lamson (healing from surgery)
Che Mislang (receiving dialysis, awaiting a kidney transplant)
Alan Paine (at Brewer Rehab – recovering from stroke)
Don Wood (2114 State Route 46, Bucksport, ME 04416)
- Church Annual Members Meeting
- Newly elected (as of today) church officers and leaders.
- Trustees – Joanne Records
- Kristy Engel – Iberoamerica and the Caribbean
(To learn more, go to:
Shepherd’s Godparent Home – support for unwed moms-tobe (Bangor area)
East Association Church: Trenton Baptist
THOSE WITH BIRTHDAYS… (please direct additions/updates to Maggie Almdale
April 24 – Steve Philbrook
Next week…
April 26 – April Lee
April 26 – Molly Moon
April 27 – Amanda Dyer
April 29 – Dillon Libby
April 29 – Dan Chetti
April 30 – Debbie Cummings
April 30 – Sarah Mislang
May 2 – AyliGrace Munro
- Susan Falt, Isaac King, Eric McQuinn