First Connections April 12, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 12, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24


Sermon, April 14, 2019

Seven Last Words of Jesus

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor


Meetings this week:


Sunday, April 14                              9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                        10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                       12:00 pm                Palm Sunday Luncheon and Egg Hunt!

                                                                                  No Evening Worship


Tuesday, April 16                            4:30 pm                 Finance Committee Meeting


Wednesday, April 17                       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, April 18                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                          6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Friday, April 19                                6:30 pm                 Good Friday Service


Palm Sunday, April 21                    8:30 am                 Deacon’s Meeting

                                                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                       10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                        No Evening Worship



Maleek Lavergne has accepted Christ and will be baptized this Sunday at the beginning of worship service.


Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.


Budget Kick-Off Month

Tomorrow, April 7, 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.


Palm Sunday, April 14

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!


Music Makers and Young Musicians will sing in the morning worship service.  Please have your child come to the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. to make final preparations.


Good Friday, April 19

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


Sunday, April 28, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

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


Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

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.


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.


VBS Announcements

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


Baptist Messenger

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!