Faith Bible Church

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

Prelude /Orchestra
God, Our Father, We Adore Thee/ There Is a Redeemer/ Holy, Holy, Holy

Welcome/Announcements                                                                                                                                    Paul Wollmann

Hymn #295                                                                                                                                                              Revive Us Again

Women’s Chorus                                                                                                                               Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Hymn #347                                                                                                                                                               Be Still, My Soul

Scripture Reading – Proverbs 3:1-18                                                                                                                      Richard Schulz

Women’s Chorus                                                                                                                               Jesus Is All the World to Me

Offertory Hymn #279                                                                                                                                     Faith of Our Fathers
Please remain seated until the final verse when children age 3 to grade 6 are dismissed to Sunday School and infants to age 3 to supervised nursery.

Pastoral Prayer:                                                                                         EdenB (RGBI – Rio Grande Bible Institute Canada)

Duet – Come, Thou Fount                                                                                                            Cortnie McNab & Ruth Barber

Scripture Reading – 1 Samuel 8

Sermon – When the Peculiar Don’t Want to be Odd Balls Anymore                                                        Pastor Jim Barber

Hymn #371                                                                                                                                          Have Thine Own Way, Lord

Benediction – Jude 24-25

Announcements

June 25                     Evening Service (6:00 pm)
July 2                         Pre-Service Hymn Sing & The Lord’s Supper
July 7                         VBS Prep Night (6:30)
July 11                       FBC Elders Meeting
July 15                       FBC Picnic at the Wollmann Residence (3:00 pm)
July 17-21                 Vacation Bible School (9:30 am-12:00 noon)
July 30                      Evening Service (6:00 pm)

Vacation Bible School 2017

Operation Arctic VBS is coming up in just over one month! Do you know anyone between the ages of 5-12 who might be interested in coming? VBS runs from 9:30am-12:00pm, July 17-21 here at 600 Minto St. For more details, or to sign up, please contact Andrea Ulriksen. Pre-registration is appreciated.

Union Gospel Mission History in the FBC Library

As the UGM is one of Faith Bible Church’s mission partners we regularly seek to keep the UGM’s current happenings before you. However, there is so much more to be said as the history of the UGM began in 1933. Dr. Ed Hughes has published three small paperback books which recount the work of the UGM. All three of these books are now available in the FBC Library. The titles are “See What God Has Done” Rescue in Word and Deed and Seven Ministries Under God: The Inside Story. As Bill McNairn (a former Executive Director of the UGM) states: “The Union Gospel Mission stands as a beacon in the Core Area of Winnipeg serving the human and spiritual needs of people often rejected by society. Reading these true stories of God’s grace at work reconciling and restoring broken lives, is like reading the Book of Acts. Hope and encouragement is offered to those who have become victims of life’s addictive and abusive lifestyles.”

Youth/Young Adult Event

There are a lot of simple decorations and other prep work that needs to be done for VBS. What better way to complete this task than with a group of friends? No matter your artistic ability, join us on Friday, July 7 at 6:30 pm for an evening of VBS Prep work! Snacks will be provided. If you are not a youth/YA, you are still more than welcome to join! If you have any questions, please talk to Andrea.

Next Sunday Morning/Sunday Evening

In next Sunday morning’s service the first scripture reading will be Psalm 102:1-17. Pastor Jim will preach from I Samuel 10 “A Changed Heart – A Changed Man.” In next Sunday evening’s service Pastor Jim will preach from Genesis 15 “The Lord’s Ledger.”

Fellowship Lunch

Our sincere thanks to the kitchen crew of last weekend who prepared and served (and cleaned up from) a wonderful lunch. The early church is pictured as regularly sharing bread together. These times of fellowship round the tables are truly delightful as older and newer friends become better acquainted and encourage each other.

Sunday School in the Summer

This morning’s adult SS class was the last before a summertime break. The kids Sunday School sessions continue during the second half of our morning service all summer long. Our deepest THANKS to all who continue to service as teachers and helpers among the boys and girls.

Choir Season Wrap Up

Though the men of the choir wrapped up their service last weekend, the women of the choir sing again today. This is a good time to express our heartfelt appreciation to all of the choristers for their ministry, to Sharie Bollman for her outstanding accompaniment week after week and to Ruth Barber for her leadership. We will look for the return of the choir’s ministry in September.

600 Minto St. Grounds

One more expression of thanks seems especially fitting at this time of year. Our thanks to all who have helped to clean/tidy/beautify/maintain the yard of 600 Minto St. so as to say to all who pass by “what happens here is important to us!” GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

FBC Picnic DATE CHANGE

Note the date of our church picnic has been moved from June to July 15. Location is again at the Wollmann’s with a start time of 3:00 pm. More info to follow.

Pastor’s Pen

It is a delight to have you here to worship the Lord together with us today. Welcome! If this is your first visit to Faith Bible Church please know how glad we are to have you come. Do come again – soon and often.

From the FBC Elders meeting of this past Tuesday here is an update on some matters of importance.

1. The Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) date has been set as Sunday, November 12th this year.
2. May General Fund offerings totalled $19,134 with General expenditures for May being $16,120. Jan. 1 to May 31 General Fund offerings totalled $102,167 with General expenditures for this period being $88,367.
3. May Building Fund offerings totalled $535. Jan. 1 to May 31 Building Fund offerings totaled $7,588. $42,986 has been spent on building renovations so far this year.
4. FBC Bank accounts (combined General & Building Funds) at Jan. 1/17 – $149,625. Same accounts at May 31/17 – $120,781.
5. The key renovation projects to date this year have been a) crawl space work under entryway, b) new vinyl flooring at entryway, c)air flow ducting reconfiguration, d) air conditioning units purchase and installation, e) relamping sanctuary and controls relocated.
6. Currently Mr. Will Western has been engaged to remove and refurbish each of the windows at 600 Minto St. Many of these units have rotted sills, have indication of leakage with little maintenance for many years. It is our hope all of the windows will be attended to before freeze up.
7. Painting of lines have been ordered for the parking lot.
8. The front yard sign will be raised slightly to make room for an illuminated sign board with interchangeable lettering. This will permit us to better announce the dates of the next evening service as well as other periodic FBC ministry.
9. Much time is currently being given to the preparation and awareness of VBS, summertime ministry, falltime reactivation of ministry and new initiatives – both “in house” and outreach.

Thank you for your ongoing prayer support, offerings and service which make such a report and advancement possible.

Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg

600 Minto St., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 2R1
Office (204) 333-2486 – Pastor Jim’s email jacrba@shaw.ca
www.faithbiblechurch.ca

 

 

 

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

Prelude Strings/Clarinet Quartet
Glorious Is Thy Name Most Holy/ More Love to Thee/
All the Way My Saviour Leads Me/ Lord, Speak to Me/
O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee/ Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Welcome/Announcements                                                                                                                                   Wayne Bollman

Hymn #454                                                                                                                               Glorious Is Thy Name Most Holy

Choir                                                                                                                                                                       On Christ I Stand

Hymn #44                                                                                                                                   Children of the Heavenly Father

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 48                                                                                                                                Elaine Madore

Choir                                                                                                                                           We Have Come This Far By Faith

Offertory Hymn #340                                                                                                                                I Lay My Sins on Jesus
Please remain seated until the final verse when children age 3 to grade 6 are dismissed to Sunday School and infants to age 3 to supervised nursery.

Pastoral Prayer:                                                                                                                                                          Jews for Jesus

The Lord’s Prayer

Solo – I’m Free                                                                                                                                                       Lynne Hoeppner

Scripture Reading – 1 Samuel 7

Sermon – Return, Removal, Restoration                                                                                                       Pastor Jim Barber

Hymn #341                                                                                                                                                Lord, I’m Coming Home

Benediction – Romans 15:13

A LARGE PRINT version of this bulletin is available along with enlarged copies of the hymns. Ask an usher for a copy.

Faith Bible Church – Proclaiming Salvation By Grace Alone,
Through Faith Alone, In Christ Alone, On the Authority of Scripture Alone, For the Glory of God Alone

Announcements

June 11                              Fellowship Lunch Following Morning Service
June 13                             FBC Elder Meeting
June 25                             Evening Service (6:00 pm)
July 2                                Pre-Service Hymn Sing & The Lord’s Supper
July 7                                VBS Prep Night (6:30)
July 15                              FBC Picnic at the Wollmann Residence (3:00 pm)
July 17-21                        Vacation Bible School (9:30 am-12:00 noon)
July 30                             Evening Service (6:00 pm)

Summer Church Schedule

Sundays                           Prayer at 9:15 am in Pastor Jim’s office
Sundays                           Adult Sunday School at 9:30 am
Sundays                           Worship at 10:45 am
Sundays                           Evening services (watch for announcements)
Fridays                             Youth/YA events (as announced)

Vacation Bible School 2017

Operation Arctic VBS is coming up in just over one month! If you have any kids of your own that would like to attend, or if you know of anyone else that would be interested in coming, please speak with Andrea Ulriksen.

Fellowship Lunch

Plan to stay with us today for a fellowship lunch immediately following the service. Everyone is welcome! A suggested contribution of $2.00 per person helps us to care for food purchased.

FBC Picnic DATE CHANGE

Note the date of our church picnic has been moved from June to July 15. Location is again at the Wollmann’s with a start time of 3:00 pm. More info to follow.

Next Sunday Morning

Pastor Jim will preach from 1 Samuel 8 “When the Peculiar Don’t Want to be Odd Balls Anymore”. The first Scripture reading will be Proverbs 3:1-18.

Youth/Young Adult Event

There are a lot of simple decorations and other prep work that needs to be done for VBS. What better way to complete this task than with a group of friends? No matter your artistic ability, join us on Friday, July 7 at 6:30 pm for an evening of VBS Prep work! Snacks will be provided. If you are not a youth/YA, you are still more than welcome to join! If you have any questions, please talk to Andrea.

Pastor Jim’s Pen

Alright! Fine! I admit it. I’ve got it and I’ve got it bad. I don’t know what it’s called but it’s a compulsive behavior which often afflicts clergymen. Some time ago, figuring it was time to ease my bookshelves of their burdensome load I courageously approached them intending to select a few dozen books to give away. But, alas, I came away empty handed. My justification? I see value of some sort in just about every book. Even books which were written many decades back for the purpose of providing current data to their first readers I feel obliged to keep. I am fascinated by the development of ideas and our changing world.

Take, for instance, The Decisive Hour of Christian Missions and The Pastor and Modern Missions. Both of these books I have read and value very much. They were written by John R. Mott about 100 years ago as he passionately led the appeal for a concerted focus on the task of making Christ known to every people group.

As Mott writes, I can hardly keep from smiling at his enthusiastic assessment of how, in his day, the world has changed and has become so much more accessible. He writes “It took Rev. S. L. Baldwin 147 days in the year 1859 to go from New York to Shanghai; the journey may now be made in less than one-sixth of this time.” The next page notes “the journey from the east coast of Africa to Uganda, which only a few years ago required three months, can now be made by rail in less than sixty hours.” And “When Hudson Taylor reached China in 1854 there were practically no missionaries in the inland provinces; now there are over 1,000.” From these, and many other geographical, cultural and political examples, Mott presses his case that the Church must seize every opportunity to spread the Good News. How much more enthusiastic and zealous I suspect he would be in our time.

To be sure, our world has changed in very dramatic ways and this has multiplied our opportunities for sharing Christ. A quick glance about the websites of numerous mission organizations would be enough to show how diverse the avenues are to Mission work both at home and in some very distant lands. But what has not changed is Christ’s authority. He declared “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Our central task of discipling men and women of all the nations has likewise not changed. And the promise of Christ’s abiding power and comforting presence, “I am with you always – to the end of the age,” has certainly not changed.

I am so glad that Faith Bible Church continues to have a strong commitment to making Christ known, on the streets of Winnipeg and far beyond.

It’s great to have you with us today. If you are new to Faith Bible Church, please know we are very glad to have you here. Please give me an opportunity to meet you at the conclusion of the service. And do come again! You are always welcome.

Mission Moment

Here is an exerpt from a note of Grant Fawcett at Arrowhead Native Bible Centre in New Brunswick – “Summer is approaching, as is our summer camp programming here at Arrowhead. There are great opportunities for young (and old) people to be stretched in serving the Lord. It is always a blessing to see just who the Lord calls to serve here and to see just what it is He uses them for. We have seen all of our key positions filled for this year, however we are still seeking to find mature young people to serve as cabin leaders. (We’ve had cabin leaders range in age from 15 to 72); it is a vital discipleship ministry – one that we take seriously. If you have young people in your church that you think might serve well – please feel free to communicate with them about the opportunity to serve the Lord here. Thank you so much for your continued support and prayer for the ministries of Arrowhead Native Bible Center. We continue to seek to honour the Lord and hold the Gospel high.”

Thank you for praying for each of our FBC mission partners and for encouraging others to do the same.

Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg

600 Minto St., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 2R1
Office (204) 333-2486 – Pastor Jim’s email jacrba@shaw.ca
www.faithbiblechurch.ca