First Baptist Church of Pocasset

A Safe Harbor for You

April 22-28, 2018

Dear Friends,

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David writes in Psalm 40:2-4: 

“The Lord lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” 

Has God rescued you from the mud and mire, the quick sand of life that tried to trap you in despair?  Has He set you on the firm rock of faith in Christ and given you a new song to sing?  Sing the new song that God has put in your mouth for He has given us new life in Christ!

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 will start a new study in the Book of Revelation and the women are studying the Gospel of John.   

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study is studying the book Her Name Is Woman, Vol. 2 by Gien Karssen.  The Bible study meets at 10:00 AM.

Message
Pastor Ed de la Cour will be preaching this Sunday.
“One of today's headlines might well read: "Willing and Committed Farmers Wanted!"  Many communities are populated by folks who don't want to work hard but only want to be served.  Jesus is not Lord of any church like that.  As I was reading through the Bible years ago, I read Isaiah 37: 30 - 32, and believed God was giving me insight as to what he was doing in our life as a church.  These days I am more convinced than ever that we are seeing a wonderful work of God unfolding before our eyes. If you've ever enjoyed gardening, and can see how the lessons learned there apply to life, then God has a fresh word for you this Sunday.  Join us for a message entitled, " In the Third Year."

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This week we will focus our prayer for Buzzards Bay.  Pray for our church family who live 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!

Cape Cod National Day Prayer rally will be on Thursday, May 3rdfrom 6:30-7:45 pm on the Hyannis Green.  Congress has set May 3rdas a National Day of Prayer for our nation.  Plan to join us as we pray for God to shed His grace on us.  

Bourne Blood Drive:  The Cape Cod Health Care is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, April 24thfrom 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Barnstable County Sherriff’s office, 6000 Sherriff’s Drive, Bourne. 

Pray for One:  Ask God to show you who is your person of peace and pray for them.  Pray that God gives you an opportunity to share Jesus story with them.

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, April 22 

Tuesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 25

Thursday, April 26

7:30 P.M. Kid Kare –  Diane Babcock and Haley will be serving in our Kid Kare ministry this week for the families of the Primary Purpose AA group.  Thank you.

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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