First Baptist Church of Pocasset

A Safe Harbor for You

January 21-27, 2018

Dear Friends,

This coming Sunday is Sanctity of Life Sunday. Since January 22, 1973 when the US Supreme Court decided in favor of allowing abortion in the case of Row vs Wade, abortion was been considered to be the legal right in our nation. Yet we must ask ourselves -- does one person have the right to end the life of another for convenience sake? The Bible tells us that we are all made in the image of God, and that the Lord forms us and knows us in our mother's womb. Legalized abortion is an affront to God. This Sunday I urge you to pray for God to change the heart of our nation to restore the protection and value of the life of the unborn, and pray for all those who suffer from the effects of abortions.

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.

Message

The lyrics of a 1960's popular song are still relevant today -- "What the world needs now is love, sweet love." The question is, whose love? The only love that can change the world is God's love. In 1 John 4:7-21 the Apostle John definitively answers this question: “We love because He (God) first loved us… for love comes from God” (vs. 19, 7). Only by knowing and receiving the love of the God of the Bible can we be transformed by His love and able to truly love others. Being followers of Jesus begins with understanding the depth of the love of God the Father. This Sunday we will explore God's love, His "Transforming Love" revealed in 1 John 4. I hope you can join us.

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

Our church will be hosting the Glory of God on Cape Cod prayer meeting this coming Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30 -8:00 PM. All are invited to join us in prayer for God to pour his grace out on Cape Cod.

Sunday, January 28 is our Covenant Sunday when we will be renewing our covenant together as a church. The Leadership Team urges everyone to make every effort to be present that Sunday as we covenant together for a new year.

The Leadership Team has set Sunday, February 11, 2018 for our Annual Church Meeting. We are asking that all ministry reports be completed by January 28 for review by the Leadership Team at their meeting that day. The Annual Report will be given out on February 4th.

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.

Nursery on Sunday: Ruth Leech
Fellowship Lunch hosts: 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, January 21

Tuesday, January 23

Wednesday, January 24

Thursday, January 25

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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