First Baptist Church of Pocasset

A Safe Harbor for You

November 19-25, 2017

Dear Friends,

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated just up the street in Plymouth, MA. Little did the Pilgrims know that their meal to thank God for his faithfulness over the past year would become a national holiday. What were they thankful for? They gathered to thank God for allowing half of their colony to survive the past winter, that they had made friends with the local tribe of Native Americans, and that they had a bountiful harvest to see them through the next winter. They were thankful that God had blessed their colony and allowed them to continue their mission. When the Mayflower was set to return to England the captain asked if any wanted to return. Everyone chose to stay. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this next week, let's thank God for his many blessings even if they come in the form of challenges to trust God in trying circumstances. Jesus is faithful to provide all we need!

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 -- Pastor Ed de la Cour

Pastor Ed will be preaching from Psalm 46 a message entitled "In Trouble." Have you ever been in trouble? All of us have at one time or another. Where we turn for help reveals the focus of our trust. The Psalmist declares that his trust is in the Lord, our Refuge and Strength, and an ever-present help in time of trouble. The Psalm ends with an invitation from God to "Be still and know that I am God". Learning to be still and trust in the Lord in times of trouble is an important lesson to master. Then we can turn troubles into trust. See you Sunday.

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This Sunday, Pastor Glenn will be preaching at New Life Church in Dennisport where Stephen Russell is pastor. Pastor Glenn was invited to bring a message as part of their yearlong emphasis to share the gifts of other pastors on Cape Cod.

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

On Saturday, November 18 consider watching the Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, MA. The parade starting at 10:00 AM winds down Main Street and ends at the waterfront. With unique floats, marching bands and many other attractions America's Hometown Parade has something for the whole family.

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: Tim and Amy Leech

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, November 19

Tuesday, November 21

Wednesday, November 22

Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving Day

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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