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June 6, 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.
Rev. Matt Sturtevant
Senior Pastor, x.202
matt@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Rev. Cheryl Harader
Associate Pastor of Adult Spiritual
Formation, x.204
cheryl@firstbaptistlawrence.com

June 12, 2016


Worship service at

May 29-Aug. 7
One Service Summer Schedule:
Worship: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Matthew Sturtevant

Jenny Purvis
Office Manager, x.203
jenny@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Katie Hobson
Intern for Youth Spiritual Formation
x205
katie@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Holly Grassy
Bookkeeper, (785) 917-9622
holly@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Evelyn Falen
Organist
evelyn@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Mark Robinson
Chancel Choir Director
mark@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Christy Miller
8:30 Worship Instrumentalist
christy@firstbaptistlawrence.com
Susan Pauls
Digital Outreach Liaison
susan@firstbaptistlawrence.com
John Pauls
Moderator
jphawk@yahoo.com
Buddy Langford
Custodian

Save the Date:

JUNE 12
Annual Church Birthday Picnic
Broken Arrow Park, 2800 Louisiana St.
12:00 p.m.
Bring side dishes to share. Childrens playground close by shelter house.
(Main dish, drinks, tableware, birthday cake will be provided)
Fruit Carving Contest!
Egg Toss!
And much more fun!

Childrens CornerCorner-Upcoming Events!


(Preschool5th gr) - Invite a Friend!
Movie Afternoon
(Sanctuary of the Cinema for Children)
2015 Dreamworks "Home"
Date: June 7
Location: First Baptist Church
Time: 1:30 pm
Synopsis: "When Oh, a loveable misfit from another
planet, lands on Earth
and finds himself on the
run from his own people, he forms an unlikely
friendship with an adventurous girl named
Tip who is on a quest of
her own. Through a series of comic adventures
with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different
and making mistakes is all part of being human. And
while he changes her planet and she changes his world,
they discover the true meaning of the word HOME."
Parents please stay with your children for this event.

Vacation Bible School at Plymouth Congregational


Date: June 13-16
Register soon! Email or phone Brenda Schenkel to register: 865-8181, brenkay@live.com (you may pay at the
door)
Moon Marble Field Trip
Date: June 21
Location: Moon Marble
Time: 1:30 p.m. (to meet at Moon Marble)
To carpool: 12:45 p.m. meet at FBC parking lot.
Contact: Dava Cooper, 766-6786
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
Lead Contact: Melisa Lord, 865-8050.
Remember these events are for children ages Preschool
5th grade. Bring your friends!

Our new sanctuary chairs have been ordered! As approved by the SLT,
when we reached 1/2 of our needed funds, wed be able to place an order for 250 chairs. Thanks to your speedy and awesome generosity, we
have done just that! NOW, we need to finish raising the remainder so
we can close out this debt in short order! Each chair is $61.90 and if
you are able to contribute that amount, or more, (perhaps one for each
family member?), it would certainly be appreciated.
The chairs will be tan in color, have a book rack under each, and a place
to put a communion cup.
It will take about 14 weeks to manufacture the
chairs and fulfill our order. We anticipate an
arrival date sometime the end of August or
near Labor Day.
If you have questions, please contact the
church office, or Wendy Wheeler, Facilities
Steward, 393-3688.

Save the Date!


Oct. 1, 2016
All FBC women and
friends are invited to
join-in for a day of
relaxation and fun!
Nancy Burt has graciously invited us to her home (a few minutes south of
Lawrence) for a one-day womens retreat entitled Fill Your
Cup, based on Psalm 23:5.
More details will follow in the coming months.

Congratulations, Alumna of the Year!


Our own Rev. Cheryl Harader was one of three recipients to receive the 2016 Central Baptist Seminary Alumnus/a of the Year award. At a service on May 13,
daughter Joanna accepted the award on behalf of her
mother (Pastor Cheryl was in Ireland!) and wrote these
words: ...Cheryl's ministry extends beyond the walls of the
church. For the most recent ABC-USA Biennial, she helped organize the Festival of Young Preachers. She has essays published
in two anthologies: Women at the Well (Judson Press) and
There's a Woman in the Pulpit (Skylight Paths).
Cheryl deeply loves the church and has a particular passion for
encouraging adolescent girls in how they understand themselves as
daughters of God, and for encouraging women who serve in professional Christian ministry. Because of these passions, she has gone
beyond her official ministry duties to support women and push the
broader church. She has served as president of the ABCCR Ministers' Council, and currently volunteers as the ABCCR Adjunct
for Women in Ministry. In this position she serves as a mentor to
women pastors, maintains a blog and Facebook page for American Baptist women in ministry, and staffs a Women in Ministry
booth at the annual meetings.
Other recipients were Rev. Dr. Wayne Paulsen and Rev.
Justin Anderson. Congratulations to all!

Welcome New
Members!
Danny & Gemma
Alvord joined
First Baptist on
Sunday, June 5.

Remember in Prayer
Cheryl Wonnell, who begins on-going specialized medical treatments
this week.
International Ministries Missionary: Deliris Carrion-Joseph, serving
in Mexico
Regional Minister: ABC of Ohio, Rev. Jane Gibbons, serving in
Mansfiled, Ohio
Local congregation: Korean Presbyterian Church
You are invited to send prayer requests to:
(E-mail coordinator) Betty Colbert, bchilder@ku.edu
(Telephone Prayer Chain) Annie Merriam, 841-1384.
Address update:
Hazel Nitcher has a new address: Presbyterian Manor,
1429 Kasold Dr., Apt. #60, Lawrence, KS 66049
Thank you!
Dear First Baptist Church Family,
Thank you for the wonderful reception you gave me
on Sunday, May 22. I was encouraged by your
words of love, joy, and care as I begin a new chapter in
my life. I have enjoyed serving my church family this
year as Adjunct of Childrens Spiritual Formation. I
thank you for that honor and the opportunity. My
new journey of ministry is in Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Lukes hospital in Kansas City. My course
work began May 31 and will end August 10. CPE is a
full-time program designed to train ministers with a
special emphasis in pastoral care. When my summer
studies end, I will begin a year-long residency program
on Sept. 1.
I am also happy to announce that I will continue to
be an active member of First Baptist Church. I am currently commuting to St. Lukes Hospital from Lawrence, so you will continue to see my family and me in
Sunday School and Worship. I look forward to sharing
with you my experiences of CPE! As a member of this
church, I plan to work alongside you in ministry, however, my appointment as an FBC staff member ended
on May 29, so any questions concerning Childrens
Spiritual Formation should be directed to Pastor
Cherylshe will be happy to offer assistance.
Sincerely, Pastor Melissa Lumpkin

Brian Hayes would like to thank all at FBC for their recent
prayers. He has had neck surgery and it will take awhile
to recover. His address: 3972 Pleasantburg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28312

First Baptist Church


1330 Kasold Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
785/843-0020
785/843-0021 (fax)
www.firstbaptistlawrence.com

Vacation Bible School Prep Party


Sunday, June 12
2:00 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
(all extra hands to help set-up for VBS would be very much
appreciated!)

Life of the Church

Sunday Morning Volunteers

Monday, June 6
8:00 p.m.rebroadcast of FBC worship
(public access channel 99)
Tuesday, June 7
1:30 p.m.Sanctuary of the Cinema for Kids
Sunday, June 12
9:00 a.m.Worship service
10:15 a.m.Sunday School
NoonAnnual Picnic at Broken Arrow Park
2:00 p.m.VBS Prep at Plymouth
Mon-Thur, June 13-16
5:15 p.m.Vacation Bible Schoollocation:
Plymouth Congregation Church
Wednesday, June 15
7:00 p.m.Spiritual Leadership Team mtg.

June 12

Looking Ahead:
June 13Vacation Bible School begins
June 16Justice Matters Celebration Event
(Liberty Hall)

Pastor Matt will head off to Chicago on June


18 to begin his Doctor of Ministry studies.
Here is the preaching schedule while he is
away:
6-19Rev. Cheryl Harader
6-26John Pauls
7-3Rev. Nate Marsh, Assoc. Exec. Minister,
Topeka, ABC of Central Region.
7-10Michaela Schenkel

Nursery 9:00 a.m.Amy Munsterman


Extended Care 9:00-11:15 a.m.Mike Lumpkin
Sunday DriverTom Hinshaw, 712-299-7421
Sunday A/VAnne/Kelly Johnson

SoundNeal Purvis

Staff Whereabouts
Pastor Matt will begin his first term of Doctor of Ministry studies in Chicago June 18
through July 8.

By the Numbers
as of May 29, 2016
GENERAL OPERATING
Weekly Receipts:
$3,588.21
YTD Receipts:
$133,666.18
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Weekly Receipts:
$443.00
Cumulative Giving:
$490,567.00
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.