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April 4, 2016

Church Leadership

Preparing for Worship

Our ministers and lay leaders are available

to answer any questions you may have to
help you connect with the ministries of
First Baptist Church.

April 10, 2016

Worship services at
8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

Rev. Matt Sturtevant

Senior Pastor, x.202
Rev. Cheryl Harader
Associate Pastor of Adult Spiritual
Formation, x.204
Rev. Melissa Lumpkin
Adjunct for Childrens Spiritual Formation, x.205
Katie Hobson
Intern for Youth Spiritual Formation
Jenny Purvis
Office Manager, x.203
Evelyn Falen
Mark Robinson
Chancel Choir Director
Christy Miller
8:30 Worship Instrumentalist
Holly Grassy
Bookkeeper, (785) 917-9622
John Pauls
Buddy Langford

Third Sunday of Easter

Rev. Matthew Sturtevant

April Events, see pg. 2

The Three Rs:

Making a Difference in Todays World
Back when I was growing up, we were told that the foundation of education was the
Three Rs: Reading, Riting, and
(perhaps spelling
should have had
higher priority, as
well). Thats all it
will take for kids
to be able to
make a difference
in the world. A
few years later,
we learned a new
set of three Rs:
Reduce, Reuse,
and Recycle.
Again, having an impact on our world required us to attend to this new set of three Rs.
In April, as we move beyond the joy of the Resurrection and follow the mission of
Christ to the ends of the earth, let us re-learn a new set of Rs: Relieve. Reverse. Refill.
Together, these Rs will make an impact beyond our walls and beyond our generation.
Let us join the disciples as we make a difference in our community and around the

Sanctuary of the Cinema

April 17, 2016 6:00 p.m.

The Overnighters
2014, Documentary
Rated PG-13
102 min., English
Dir. Jesse Moss

April 10-17:
Family Promise Week. Look for ways you
can be involved! See the sign-up chalkboard
located near the kitchenette, or contact the
church office for more information.
April 13: (there will be no Wed. meal this night)
Nehemiah Assembly (see information at right)
April 17:
Get to Green Lake Youth Fundraiser
Breakfast. The youth will provide you with a
yummy pancake breakfast, in hopes that you
will help them get to their mission outing
called Quest this summer in Green Lake
Wisconsin. Served 9:00 10:30 a.m. in the
Roger Williams Room.
April 17:
Sanctuary of the Cinema, 6:00 p.m.
April 24:
Youth Sunday. Our American Baptist Youth
will lead worship in both the 8:30 & 10:45
a.m. services.
April 24:
Quarterly Business Luncheon & Meeting
April 30:
Second Annual Crawfish Boil. Activities for
kids, lots-o-food (even some for non-fish eaters!
Tickets: $10/$5.

Local pastor Jay Reinke tries to

help the unemployed men
drawn to North Dakota by the
lure of jobs in the states
booming shale oil industry.
This documentary portrait of
desperation, charity and hope
reveals multiple facets of the
human spirit. (Childcare provided)

Justice Matters would like to update you on a pressing issue-Affordable Homes. Last year we asked city commissioners to
invest in a demonstration project to show how we, as a city,
could make sure people can afford to live in Lawrence. The city
accepted the challenge! And through a collaboration that includes Tenants to Homeowners, Habitat for Humanity, Family
Promise, the Willow Domestic Violence Shelter, and the city,
we will build three permanently affordable homes for women
and children fleeing domestic violence and others moving out
of homelessness. Over their lifetime, we can expect the project
(three new houses) to provide comfortable homes for up to
twenty-six families. This will demonstrate what can be accomplished by a cooperative effort and with the leveraging of a relatively small amount of money, but it is only a drop in the
bucket. The need is great. So Justice Matters will be proposing
to city officials that they scale up this type of investment to fix
this long-standing and worsening problem. If this ministry is to
succeed in making Lawrence a more just community, we need
your help. Please make plans now to attend this years Nehemiah Assembly at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00), Wednesday, April 13, Lied Center. Together we are and will make a
differencelet justice roll on like a [mighty] river (Amos

Childrens Corner
2016 Summer ActivitiesTuesdays in June!
Preschool through 5th grade
Movie Afternoon (Sanctuary of the Cinema for Children)
Date: June 7
Location: First Baptist Church
Time: 1:30 pm
Chad Johnston will be providing the movie and set up.
Please bring popcorn and drinks to share. There is a popcorn maker at the church.
*Will need a parent or two to be in charge of making popcorn and handing out drinks. Who can assist with this
event? *
Vacation Bible School
June 13 17 at Plymouth Congregational
Moon Marble Field Trip
Date: June 21
Location: Moon Marble (see address below)
Time: 1:30 pm
If you would like to carpool to Moon Marble, please arrive
at the church at 1:15 pm; otherwise meet at Moon Marble
at 1:30 pm. Moon Marble will provide a demonstration of
how to make marbles. Because it is summer, Moon Marble
will not make a reservation or a field trip time. Children
may want to have a few dollars on them to buy marbles.
Children will be able to play games with marbles at Moon
Picnic Lunch and Swimming
Date: June 28
Location: Public park across from the Library and next to
the Outdoor Pool & Lawrence Public Outdoor Pool
Time: 12:00 pm
Children bring your picnic lunch at 12:00 pm to the park
right next to the Outdoor pool. After eating and allowing
time for the stomach to settle, everyone will go to the pool
for swimming. Cost is $3 for children age 5 17 and $4
for adults.

I am in need of a parent volunteer to be the Go-To

person for Moon Marble field trip and swimming.
If you are able to assist, please let me know. Remember these events are for children ages Preschool 5th grade. Bring your friends!

~Pastor Melissa

Remember in Prayer
International Ministries Missionaries: Mylinda Baits, serving
throughout Latin America.
Regional Minister: ABC of New Jersey - Elmo Familiaran, serving
in Trenton, NJ
Local congregation: Fellowship Baptist Church
You are invited to send prayer requests to:
(E-mail coordinator) Betty Colbert, bchilder@ku.edu
(Telephone Prayer Chain) Hazel Nitcher, 843-5302,
Annie Merriam, 841-1384, or Judy Stuart, 856-1782.

Education Scholarship Available

The Stringham Scholarship Fund was established many
years ago by the family of Raber P. and Ruth B. Stringham, long-time members of First Baptist Church, to honor
them through memorial gifts. Earnings from this endowment are used solely for student scholarships.
If you will be heading to college next year or will be continuing your college education, you are welcome to apply
for this scholarship. Applications will be due by April 24
and you can request a copy from the church office.
office@firstbaptistlawrence.com or 843-0020, ext. 203

Quarterly Financial Statements:

If you would prefer to have your quarterly contribution
statement E-mailed (instead of snail-mailed) please contact Holly@firstbaptistlawrence.com

Sunday Youth Group Schedule:

April 10 Loca on: Davas house 5:00 p.m.
Looking Ahead:
Fundraiser Breakfast, April 17 (watch for details in your email)
Fundraiser Luncheon, April 24 (before the Quarterly mee"ng)
Youth Sunday, April 24, in both worship services
April 30, Crawsh Boil
Sr. High:
April 6 Wednesday Night Bible Study
April 13those who wish to a/end the Nehemiah Assembly at
the Lied Center, please contact Christy for carpool informa"on.
Youth Parent book study:
April 175:00-6:15 p.m.Book study, Rm. 155

First Baptist Church

1330 Kasold Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
785/843-0021 (fax)

Friendship Square is open to all FBC women &

friends. Our next gathering is Tuesday, April 12 at the
home of Sherry Bernhardt, 4704 Broadway (location
change!), at 7:00 p.m.
Please contact Anne Munsterman if you have any questions,

Staff Whereabouts
April 4 & 5, Pastor Cheryl will be attending a continuing ed program at Ottawa University.

Life of the Church

Monday, April 4
8:00 p.m.rebroadcast of FBC worship
(public access channel 99)
Wednesday, April 6
12 p.m.-2 p.m.Food Pantry open
6:00 p.m.Evening Meal
6:30 p.m.Sacred Music Academy
6:40 p.m.Telling Our Stories Series
Thursday, April 7
6:30 p.m.Intergenerational Bell Choir
7:30 p.m.Chancel Choir rehearsal
Saturday, April 9
3:00 p.m.Heilman/Dowell wedding
Sunday, April 10
8:30 a.m.Worship Service
9:30 a.m.Sunday school
10:45 a.m.Worship service
5:00 p.m.ABY/Chupper (at Coopers)
Family Promise Week begins
Monday, April 11
8:00 p.m.rebroadcast of FBC worship
(public access channel 99)
Looking Ahead:
No Wed. meal-4/13
Youth Sunday-4/24
Quarterly Business Mtg.-4/24
Crawfish Boil-4/30

Sunday Morning Volunteers

Wed. Meal

April 10

April 6, 6:00 p.m.

Nursery 10:45 a.m.Amy Munsterman

Extended Care 10:45 a.m.Chad or
Becky Johnston
Sunday DriverTom Hinshaw
(712) 299-7421

(No meal on 4/13)

Wednesday Nights:

Telling Our Stories

Last Wednesday, Evelyn Falen showed us all about the technological

possibilities of our organ. It was interesting and fun! This Wednesday, April 6, Tim Bonner will share a part of his faith story with us.
Tim will be starting at Central Baptist Theological Seminary for a
Doctor of Ministry degree this fall. He will share with us how God
has been working in his life as he came to that decision, and anything
else he feels led to share with us. We hope that you can come and
share in Tim's story, as we continue our series of "Telling our stories." Our Wednesday meal begins at 6:00 p.m. and Tims story
begins at 6:40 p.m.

By the Numbers...as of March 27, 2016

Weekly Receipts:
YTD Receipts:
Weekly Receipts:
Cumulative Giving:
If you would like more detailed financial information, please
contact our bookkeeper at grassyclan@att.net, 917-9622.
Thank you for your generous giving. Your generosity helps to
make our many ministries possible.

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