First Connections March 22, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 22, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee


37 Jesus says, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” 

Matthew 9:37-38


Sermon, March 24, 2019

Experiencing God in Worship

Isaiah 6:1-8

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:



Sunday, March 24                           9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                         10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Game Night!


Tuesday, March 26                         7:00 pm                 Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study


Wednesday, March 27                    5:00 pm                Young Ringers Handbells

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                        Children’s Choir

                                                           6:00 pm               Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                        Youth Group

                                                           6:15 pm                Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                        Mission Friends

                                                           7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, March 28                        5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                           6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Sunday, March 31                           9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                         10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                         12:00 pm                 Lion’s Den Lunch

                                                           6:00 pm                 Business Meeting


Budget Kick-Off Day

April 7th is the first Sunday of the new budget year. We are inviting everyone to give an over and above offering as God leads you to kick off our new budget year to support our church ministry and missions.

 Financial Update

The Finance Committee will meet next month to discuss the creation of the church’s TD Ameritrade account to facilitate the conversion of stocks and bonds into usable funds for the church.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible. You can give through our church or online by credit card at Checks can also be mailed to North American Mission Board, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368 (note in the memo line: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering). Gifts are accepted all year.

 Palm Sunday, April 14th

Hop on over for an afternoon of fun and fellowship! There will be an Easter egg hunt along with a luncheon! We are so egg-cited and hope to see you all there!

 Good Friday, April 19th

Come join us on Friday, April 19th at 6:30pm as we celebrate Good Friday and communion together!

 Sunday, April 28th – CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 28th after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!

 Prayer Calendar

In your private, individual prayer time, in your small Bible Study groups, in worship -- please pray intentionally that we will find God’s will in the collective life of First Baptist Church. For your personal daily prayer time, the weekly emphasis has been broken down to concentrate on the specific elements in the weekly emphasis. For your small groups and in worship, you may want to use the weekly emphasis or have individuals pray specifically for each element in your weekly gathering.

 VBS Announcements

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

Baptist Messenger

The Baptist Messenger has announced that members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information, please visit or call (405)942-3800.


If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!