First Baptist Needville
Deacon Prayer – Mike Pasteka
Welcome –Student Pastors Ethan & Sara Hoover
The River Is Here
Psalm 119:33-40 (HCSB)
More About Jesus
Holy Spirit Rain Down
Shine Jesus Shine
Series: Sola Scriptura
Challenges to Inspiration
Pastor Jeff Kluttz
Fill My Cup Lord
9:30 am Bible Study for all ages
10:30 am Breakfast in the Gym
11:00 am Morning Worship
Easter Choir Rehearsal after church
8:30 am First Academy
5:00 pm Supper (by reservation)
6:00 pm CLUB 3:13 and FUSION
6:30 pm Adult Bible Study
8:30 am First Academy
7:45 pm Praise Team Rehearsal
Breakfast at 10:30 on Sundays
Pastor Jeff Kluttz
We wish you the warmest welcome to First Baptist Church and are glad you have chosen to worship with us today. Our continual prayer is that our services will glorify God through his worship and the preaching of his word.
As our guest, we ask you to consider filling out a Connect Card. We’d love to know you were with us today and share a gift with you if possible. Likewise, please browse the FBCN Web App using the menus above. Through this app you can learn about our ministries, interact with us and even catch up on sermons from earlier in our schedule that you may have missed. We stream our services each week and archive them after a few months. It’s likely that you joined us in the middle of a series, but all earlier contents are available if you wish to catch up on our current study. Our app is also a permanent point of contact through the same Connect Card. If you make a decision, have a prayer request, or otherwise would like to interact with us, please feel free to submit a card with your request.
FBC Needville is oriented toward the historic understanding of the five-function church mission. Discipleship, Evangelism, Fellowship, Ministry, and Worship are the heart and soul of our practice as we orient ourselves toward these essential functions regularly. We have teams of faithful and dedicated workers serving in each of these ministry focuses year around. We also hope that you will find us a welcoming and friendly church. We’re truly glad you are with us and will do whatever we can to make our ministry to you worth your time and involvement.
In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word.
Ephesians 6:16-17 (HCSB)
"Be Thou My Vision" (Old Irish: Rop tú mo baile or Rob tú mo bhoile) is a traditional Christian hymn of Irish origin. The words are based on a Middle Irish poem that has traditionally been attributed to Dallán Forgaill, an Irish Christian poet who lived from 560-640.
The best-known English version, with some minor variations, was translated in 1905 by Mary Elizabeth Byrne, then made into verse by Eleanor Hull and published in 1912. Byrne was an Irish linguist graduating from the Dominican Convent and the National University of Ireland. Hull was also a linguist educated at Alexandra College in Dublin. She versified Byrne’s translation.
Since 1919 it has been commonly sung to an Irish folk tune, noted as "Slane" in church hymnals, and is one of the most popular hymns in the United Kingdom.
Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
be all else but naught to me, save that Thou art;
be Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
both waking and sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my Wisdom, be Thou my true Word;
be Thou ever with me and I with Thee, Lord;
be Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son,
be Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my Breastplate, my Sword for the fight;
be Thou my whole Armor, be Thou my true Might;
be Thou my soul’s Shelter, be Thou my strong Tow’r,
O raise Thou me heav’nward, great Pow’r of my pow’r.
Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
be Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
be Thou and Thou only the first in my heart,
O High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of heaven, Thou heaven's bright Sun,
O grant me its joys, after vict'ry is won;
Great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be Thou my Vision, O Ruler of all.
Translated by Mary E. Byrne and Eleanor Hull
The original Irish poem was a prayer for protection. The third stanza reflects Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus. That church was under conflict from false teachers. Paul was suggesting they should put on God’s armor as protection from the fiery darts of Satan. The Roman shield was a large wooden piece often soaked in water to extinguish the fiery arrows of enemy archers. The Roman soldier would angle the shield to cover himself.
We still need protection from the fiery darts of Satan. Christianity is readily mocked in America and worldwide, Christians are persecuted. We need God’s armor for protection. Notice, however, the one offensive weapon mentioned is the sword. God’s Word is our sword. The writer of Hebrews admonishes us with, “. . . the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow.” We need to wield that sword with great skill. Only by studying the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, will we become God’s swordsmen.
Are you wielding God’s Word with skill and authority? Let God be your vision and enjoy His victory.
Just pondering . . . Bro. Rick
25 Regular Sunday Events
28 Wednesday Activities
3 Regular Sunday Events
6 Wednesday Activities
1st Academy Tamale orders due
10 Regular Sunday Events
11-15 Spring Break, no weekly activities
16 FUSION Bake Sale
17 Regular Sunday Events
20 Wednesday Activities
24 Regular Sunday Events
Choir Easter Program
27 Wednesday Activities
29 Good Friday
Men's Prayer Breakfast
31 Regular Sunday Events - Easter
IT’S TAMALE TIME at FIRST ACADEMY!!!
First Academy is selling tamales and salsa to help support our preschool program! Order forms are posted on the church bulletin board by the church office and on the youth group bulletin board. Tamales are 13.00/dozen and Salsas are 13.00/jar of which First Academy receives ½ of each unit sold!
Choose from Bean, Chicken or Pork (regular or spicy). Be sure and pair them with some delicious salsa too! Choose from Salsa Verde (mild, spicy or hot) or Salsa Roja (mild, spicy or hot).
Orders will be turned in on Friday, March 8th and delivery will be March 21st…Just in time for Easter!!!
Contact Leanne Bourgeois at 832-595-7344 for more information!!!
Ranch Style Beans
No Activities - Spring Break
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
Greek Ravani Cake
Today’s Topic: Challenges to Inspiration
Bold: Series Title Red: Special Emphasis
Highlight: Lord’s Supper
Series: Sola Scriptura
February 25 - Challenges to Inspiration
March 3 - An Orthodox Epistemology
March 10 - Our Standard of Faith
Anyone can activate our Prayer Chain: For your needs and the needs of others, simply call anyone on this list to activate the prayer chain.
PRAYER CHAIN Updated 4/10/2022
FULL NAME PHONE NUMBER
Bev Altimore 832-465-3101
Randy & Gale LaCoe 979-793-5967
Mary Martinez 832-757-2226
Leanne Bourgeois 832-595-7344
Judith Moeckel 281-615-4891
Dolores Woody 972-242-1951
Steffany Kluttz 281-928-7496
Connie Cahajla 281-813-8807
Marilyn Foraker 979-292-6475
Jeff Kluttz 713-516-5994
Rick Branan 281-239-5391
Mildred Moeckel 713-240-0232
First Baptist Church Needville
January – December 2023
Budget 2023 YTD $ 235,588
Income – Jan-Dec $270,997
Expenses – Jan-June $235,857
Net $ 35,140
The 2023 Final Giving exceeded our budget needs by$35,140. Praise God! Amen and Amen! Please continue to generously support the ministries of our church.
The Stewardship Team purchased a CD using monies from our special funds. The interest earned will help offset our deficit.
Praying for our church has started showing real tangible benefits – God is putting it on people’s hearts to step up to meet the demand of His church in unprecedented ways. Multiple members are giving specifically to funds that are meaningful to them. In addition to traditional funds supported - like STCH, Youth, and Ukraine Relief - new funds receiving support include Meals, Bereavement, Lights, Local Projects, Piano Fund, Breakfast, and Outreach. At least two new ministries of the church have been newly enacted – the Cards Ministry and the Pray-For-Me Ministry – both which reach out to our community. We encourage all Members to find a ministry or need of the church and participate in fulling that mission, either thru volunteering or thru financial support.
Our Church Family
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