First Baptist Church of Pocasset

A Safe Harbor for You

December 10-16, 2017

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we will light the second candle of Advent to remind us that Jesus is our Prince of Peace. When the angels appeared to the shepherds on the night of Jesus birth they declared 'peace on earth and God's favor toward mankind.' God's peace came in the form of a Son who was given for us. Jesus' cross and resurrection brings the possibility of peace and reconciliation between sinful humanity and a holy God. When we are in right relationship with Almighty God we can be in right relationship with others, which is peace. As you prepare for Christmas, take a moment and thank God for his favor and peace.

On Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM we meet first to pray and then to study the Bible together. All are welcome to join us as we seek to know and do the Word and Will of God. The men are studying the Book of Acts and the women are studying the Gospel of John.

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is studying the book Her Name Is Woman, Vol. 1 by Gien Karssen. The Bible study meets at 10:00 AM.

Sunday's Message

Have you ever missed a golden opportunity -- perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity? We find ourselves saying, "If only I had know, I would haveā€¦" Perhaps it was a missed job or investment opportunity, or a missed opportunity to share the gospel. If only the innkeeper had known that Mary was to give birth to the Messiah, perhaps he would have made room for Jesus in his inn? In Luke 1:26-38 we read of Mary's encounter with the angel Gabriel telling her she had been chosen to give birth to the Savior of the world. Though it seems impossible, Mary believes the God of the impossible and responds with a responding yes, "I am the Lord's servant." How will we respond to the opportunities, the open doors that the Lord presents to us? My message Sunday entitled "Making Room" will look more closely at Mary's decision to follow God and what we can learn from her example.

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This week we will focus our prayer for the town of Falmouth. Pray for our church family who live in Falmouth that they would be a light for the gospel and for those who live in Falmouth for God to draw them to Jesus. Let's believe Him for a move of the Holy Spirit!

Christmas Eve Service: This year Christmas Eve is on December 24th. Since this is a busy day with family preparations the Leadership Team has decided to concentrate our efforts on one evening service rather than having both morning and evening services. So there will be no morning service on December 24th. We will have a Christmas Eve service starting at 6:00 PM (note the change in time). Be praying for those you can invite to join us Christmas Eve.

We have an opportunity to go Christmas Caroling at the Cape Cod Senior Residence on Sunday evening, December 17th at 7:00 PM. Come and join us as we remember the true meaning of Christmas in song!

Pray for One: Ask God to give you one person to pray for that they may come to faith in Jesus. Pray that God gives you an opportunity to share Jesus story with them.

Nursery on Sunday: Bob Reali

Hosts for our Fellowship Lunch: Ruth Leech and Pat Harris

Thank you for your faithfulness in bringing bread each Sunday for the Bourne Friends Food Pantry!

If you have announcements for the newsletter or the bulletin, please contact Glenn at glennstone52@gmail.com. You may also text message or call him at 774-368-0980.

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Sunday, December 10

Tuesday, December 12

Wednesday, December 13

Thursday, December 14


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MISSION: The First Baptist Church of Pocasset exists to reveal the saving love of Jesus Christ as a Safe Harbor.

VISION: Through the ministry of our church and to fulfill the will of God for the Upper Cape, we believe that God will draw fifty people into His transforming love within the next two years. This will be accomplished through our ministry to the Recovery Community; through the active sharing of our faith in Christ by interacting with people in our lives; and, through mobilizing our church to pray for the harvest.

This is a church where you can come as you are. Real life. Real people. They are just trying to be like Jesus. If you are hurting and broken this is the place for you.

Bill Nicoson,
Visiting pastor