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Elder Update

Posted by Matthea Haecker on


Celebrate With Us:

Psalm 145:9a tell us that, “The Lord is good to all.”  We continue to see evidences of His grace as we look back on this past month.  First, we continue to see God’s goodness as we continue to worship Him on Sundays: both in protection for the virus and in the ways He is working through those worship services.  Secondly, we continue to celebrate the many ways our church is caring for one another in these tough times, and pray that we “Would not grow weary in doing good” (Galatians 6:9) to one another.  Finally we were able to celebrate the lives of Carol Umlandt, Loretta Ward, and Will Martin and the salvation that they had in Jesus.  Their faith is also a testament to the discipleship efforts of many of you who invested in their lives throughout their days here on Earth.

Partner With Us:

The main way we are inviting you to partner with us during September is to get plugged into a Group.  Groups are where we seek to obey Christ by growing in Him, as well as where we connect with others in our church (Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:24-25).  This Fall we will continue to offer a variety of groups for different age groups and on different days, and you can check those out and sign-up at  Even if you are staying at home in this season, we are offering one small group which will be shared online and then meet with Pastor Matt after the teaching time to care for one another.  We invite all of you, to be like Mary this Fall: to set aside the tasks you need to get done and to choose the one thing that is necessary in knowing Jesus more.

Pray With Us:    

For the month of September we could really use your prayer on the following matters.  First, for God to work in our Groups this Fall to grow us all in Jesus.  Even more than protection from the virus, we are asking you to pray for this result in us.  Secondly, that God would continue to give us an “others” focus, whether that be caring for those in need in our church or serving our community with the love of Christ.  Finally, that the Lord would give us wisdom and unity as we make decisions regarding our two Deacon candidates and on the future plans for the parsonage.    

May the Lord continue to show His grace and His goodness to us all!

Pastor Matt on behalf of the First Baptist Elder Team