Attendance Report March 28

Sunday School Worship Wednesday Activities 85 137 140

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Vol. 33, No. 13

Focus
March 31, 2010

First Baptist Church, Hamilton, Texas Our Tithes and Offerings....
Gifts to the Budget
March 21 March 28 $4,338.75 3.618.10

Advancing the Gospel

Average Weekly Needs
Accts. Receivable Annie Armstrong FBC Revitalization Wed. Meals Total Gifts March 28

5,466.71
48.00 200.00 100.00 128.00 $4.094.10

SUNDAY PERSONNEL April 4
Welcome Team
Courtney Craig, Sheila Gromatzky, Jon Mark Jester, Betsy Killian, Jon Lengefeld, Howard Wilson COUNTERS Mason Bullard, Dale Gardner, Johnny Slough CHILD CARE Sunday School Nursery Clydell Massingill, Carla Slough

E-mail Address office@fbchamiltontx.org

ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

Rev. Keith Felton, Pastor Jacob Sensenig, Minister of Music Sharon Felton, Minister to Youth

First Baptist Church 220 S. Bell Street P.O. Box 673 Hamilton, TX 76531 Church Office - 254/386-8141

Church Nursery
Mandy Blackwell, Sheena Dolloff

2-3 Year Olds
LeShea Bruce, Alathia Morgan

Children’s Church
Sheldon Blackwell, Chris Dolloff

Deacons on Call for April
Bill Gillham - Team Leader Brandon Haile, Lynn Pearce, Alyce Poteet

EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 4, 2010

Shop‹ From the Shepherd’s Shop‹
by Pastor Keith Felton God has blessed our family of faith with a wonderful new family, RANDY and ANDREA NEWBY. They have a baby girl named ELIZABETH who has been frequenting the FBC nursery. What a joy it is to add to our team that advances the Good News of Jesus to our community of Hamilton and beyond. I pray you will join with me in helping this family in getting further assimilated into our mission here at First Baptist. My prayer for Easter at FBC is that each of us will invite ONE person to join us for worship on Sunday morning. I am a firm believer in the power of the resurrection and that it still rings true for all persons today. I believe that lost people can be saved and that those in despair can find hope in hearing the story of Easter. We have this great opportunity to reach out to someone who needs Jesus and to hear how each person who calls on the name of the Lord can be saved and live resurrected lives! Who will you bring with you to hear of the hope of God conquering death so that we may have eternal life?

Life of the Church Friday, April 2 Good Friday Service 6:30 pm

♫ MUSIC MINISTRY ♫
9:45 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 5:30 pm 5:15 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 am 8:00 pm The Easter season has always been my favorite time of the church year and this year is no different. I love turning my focus to the Cross and focusing upon the sacrifice made by our Lord and Savior. I also love singing together the songs of our faith that usually only appear at Easter. How many times have you sang the powerful words, “Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes!” or “He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.”? This Sunday as we come to worship we will sing these great hymns of the past alongside a new hymn, Jesus is Lord, which we sang together last Sunday. Let me print the text here so that you can think about it and prepare your minds to sing it this Easter Sunday morning. Jesus Is Lord The cry that echoes through creation Resplendent pow'r eternal Word our Rock The Son of God The King whose glory fills the heavens Yet bids us come to taste this living bread Jesus is Lord Whose voice sustains the stars and planets Yet in His wisdom laid aside His crown Jesus the man who washed our feet Who bore our suffering Became a curse to bring salvation's plan Jesus is Lord The tomb is gloriously empty Not even death could crush this King of love The price is paid the chains are loosed And we're forgiven And we can run into the arms of God

A N NO U N C E M E N T S

Sunday, April 4 Sunday School Worship Children’s Church for Pre-K thru K Monday, April 5 Handbell Choir Rehearsal Wednesday, April 7 Fellowship Meal Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting Children’s Music & Missions Youth Worship & Bible Study Sanctuary Choir Practice Thursday, April 8 Ladies’ Crafts AA Meeting Sunday, April 4 Easter Sunday

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEAL April 7 Taco Salad & trimmings

WORKDAY FOR TILLIE’S PLACE – Saturday, April 17, is our date when the playground equipment for ‘Tillie’s Place’ will be delivered. We need 15 to 20 volunteers for that day to work on installation. We will have a supervisor from the company directing our work which will take most of the day. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Bridgette Haile, Jenny Kneuper, or Betsy Killian. We will have a dedication ceremony after the morning worship on Sunday, April 25. EXPERIENCING GOD – It’s still not too late to sign up for our small group Bible study, Experiencing God. April 11 through May 30 – Sunday evenings at 5pm in the church parlor located in the Youth & Family Life Center – see Linda Head or Pastor Keith for more details!

Our Sympathy and Prayers... Our love and support, sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Stanley Gillham who went to be with Christ this past week. We join together as a family of faith and pray for this family as we celebrate Christ’s gift of eternal life.
EASTER LILIES ...If you wish to honor someone or in memory of someone, lilies are $9.50. Please contact the church office to reserve a plant. Plants may be taken home after the service on Easter Sunday. CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME Cydney Elise Dolloff March 25, 2010, 12:51 pm 9 lb. 9 oz, 21 inches Proud parents are Chris and Sheena Dolloff

SHARING THE GOSPEL
Good Friday Service April 2, 2010 6:30 P.M.

I could write pages about the theology that this hymn speaks to us but time and space prevent me from doing so here. I pray that you will let the text of this hymn permeate your life from now until Sunday morning when we celebrate the empty tomb! Let us sing with passion and understanding this Easter as never before! Soli Deo Gloria

Jacob Sensenig

2010 BIBLE 365 Day 85 - Deut.9:1-10:22, Luke 8:4-21, Psalm 69:1936, Proverbs 12:2-3 Day 86 - Deut. 11:1-12:32, Luke 8:22-39, Psalm 70:1-5, Proverbs 12:4 Day 87 - Deut. 1:46 , Luke 5:29-6:11, Psalm 66:1-20, Proverbs 11:24-26 Day 88 - Deut. 13:1-15:23, Luke 8:40-9:6, Psalm 71:1-24, Proverbs 12:5-7 Day 89 - Deut. 16:1-17:20, Luke 9:7-27, Psalm 72: 1-20,Proverbs 12:8-9 Day 90 - Deut. 18:1-20:20, Luke 9:28-50, Psalm 73:1-28, Proverbs 12:10 Day 91 - Deut.21:1-22:30, Luke 9:51-10:12, Psalm 74:1-23, Proverbs 12:11