John Glover’s 15th Anniversary at FSBC
On Sunday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m. we will gather in the family life center and celebrate John Glover’s 15th anniversary on our staff. Incredibly, this will also commemorate his 60th year in the ministry of the Gospel. John has served the Lord and the Lord’s people with tireless dedication and distinction. I appreciate his ministry among us for many reasons. Personally, he helps me in many important ways and for that, I am most grateful. I admire his love for people and his ease in ministering in so many unique ministry settings. I could say much more, but let me say this, “Congratulations, John and Sandra! We love and appreciate you.”
Upcoming Sermons in Revelation
Please pray for our Sunday morning worship services as we in part gather around the Word of God. Specifically, much prayer is needed as we continue to enter into an increasingly difficult portion of Revelation. Each of us would do well to come humbly and prepared to worship as we approach this section of God’s Word. Thank you in advance for your prayers as we continue this magnificent study. Below are the upcoming sermons:
Oct 6- “Standing with the Lamb”- 14:1-5
Oct 13- “The Profound Foolishness of Rejecting God”- 14:6-13
Oct 20- “The Great Winepress of God’s Wrath”- 14:14-20
Oct 27- “Judgment Day Has Come”- 15-16
We have a bit of a budget deficit as we move into October. The good news is that we have not exceeded our actual spending versus our actual giving. We have consistently sought to exercise financial responsibility. May I encourage you to consider giving a bit extra, or perhaps to get caught up, or even to begin the discipline of giving to support the church’s operating budget? Perhaps we can labor to narrow the gap between our receipts and needs in the month of October. May the Lord give you clarity about what you might give to help us erase our budget deficit in this month! Thank you for your consideration.
One Additional Financial Matter
In the month of December we will receive our ingathering for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions. In my humble estimation, it is the MOST IMPORTANT designated offering we receive annually. My family saves for this offering; it is that important to us. I bring this matter to your attention now because I am convinced that planned giving is generally stronger and more generous than spontaneous giving. Our offering goal for this year’s LMCO will be $65,000. It’s a lofty goal no doubt. But, I know we can do this with God’s help and some thoughtful planning and preparation. Plus, this offering, every penny, goes to the mission field to resource the work of our IMB missionaries. It’s an eternal investment. Again, thank you for your prayerful consideration.
See You Sunday!