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Sunday, October 15

Hi Church!
This Sunday is going to be special. We have the honor of hearing how God has called a young couple into mission. We will hear from Chelsea and Jared Mullins about their life of service through the campus ministry of Cru.

Mission is the life blood of the church. We are all on a mission. God has called us to something. It might be big or it might be small, but it is all about mission, calling people into relationship with God through Jesus. So please come out and hear about the great commission this Sunday.

Just a reminder that tonight at 6:30 we will be showing the film “The Shack” here at the church. Water and Mindframe popcorn is free. Come out and watch this controversial film together.

Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Sunday, October 1

Hi Church,
We are entering a new month! Sunday will be the first of October. We will have the opportunity to share together in the Lord’s Table during worship. Then following worship we will share our provisions with one another in our monthly fellowship meal. Please bring a dish to pass.

Our test for Sunday is Matthew 21:23-32. The priests challenge Jesus about his authority. This is quickly followed with a parable about authority. Who has authority in your life?

The verse for the day is Philippians 2:5
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Sunday, September 24

Hello Church,
It is a glorious day to be a Christ-follower! God is good all the time. Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; Praise him for his mighty deeds; Praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

This is a potentially busy weekend for the church. This Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. is the blanket tieing party in the fellowship hall. These blankets will go to aide people who have come through hurricane Harvey.

Sunday morning begins at 9:00 a.m. with discipleship options for all ages. Then we have worship at 10. At 2:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall on the campus of UD there is a prayer event for Freedom Sunday. This hour long event will deal with human trafficking. At 3:00 p.m. there is a book discussion down at River Lights Book Store. See this issue of fbc@home for more information. Lastly, at 6:00 p.m.you are invited to hear what God is doing through Wycliffe Bible Translators and their newest missionaries, the Kidwells.

The text for this Sunday is Matthew 20:1-16.
Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Sunday, September 17

Hi Church,
I am happy to report that family in the Bahamas, Miami area, and the Orlando area are all doing well. I talked to my sister yesterday. She has been without power since Sunday and does not know when to expect it to be back on. As she stated, “We’re blessed.”

Christians are “Blessed” people. In fact we are so blessed, that according to Jesus, our blessedness should become visible in the way we interact with the people around us – including our enemies. This week we get to hear the story of the unmerciful servant. Make plans to come and share in this unique story.

This Saturday is a men’s breakfast. It begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs 1 hour. Pastor will lead the devotion. We will again have a breakfast burrito bar. Bring a friend and fill up on breakfast, meet someone new, and bring a friend.

Blessings!
Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088

Sunday, September 3

Hi Church!
This week in worship we have the privilege of celebrating the Lord’s Table. What a great way to come together as sisters and brothers in Christ by eating the sacred meal of bread and juice. There is also a fellowship meal [POTLUCK!!!] following the worship service. Please plan to bring a dish to share with others.

The sermon will be about the responsibility of discipleship. The text is Matthew 16:21-28.

We are going to introduce you to some ways you can help people in Houston. Through our denomination giving would go through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

We need to move the office in the church library over to Judson House before September 10. If you can help out on Sunday that would be great. If we could get a group on Saturday morning that would be awesome too! Anyone up for Saturday? Let me know. [We need to move a desk, the copier, and computer].

Blessings!

Rev. Timothy Bees
First Baptist Church Of Dubuque
563-582-5088