Time Change, prayer, and other stuff

Remember that this Sunday we’ll be switching back to the regular schedule. (Sunday school 9:45/worship 11:00 am) And with the time change, comes a change in music. We have a new pianist; please plan on being here to welcome Holly to the FBC/NBCC family.
There is still an opportunity to contribute to OGHS for  Hurricane/tornado/earthquake/fire/flooding relief. Green envelopes available (or just put ‘OGHS’ on the memo line!
We have a rummage sale scheduled for Saturday from 8-11: am.   We’re planning on splitting the profits between Hurricane relief  (OGHS) and  our youth programs. cleaning out your closets? Bring those treasures to the church tomorrow
Also please take a moment to pray for all those affected nearby or far away.  In a portion of Asia that covers India/Bangladesh and Nepal they have been 1300 fatalities. VietNam is gearing up for a Typhoon. There was a school shooting in Washington State, people in our community (and other communities) are hungry, and as it starts to cool down, they’ll be cold.
People need jobs, housing, food, and the basics for a healthy life style.
Listen for God’s voice, then learn to follow in the direction in which He is leading you.

A lot going on!

There’s a lot happening this week at Ogden First Baptist Church,  and you’re invited:
This evening (Tuesday) 6:00-7:00 pm. Last night of Prayze Dogs for the summer. We fire up the grill and cook hot-dogs….great way to meet the neighbors (and feed some hungry people!) AND it’s free.

Thursday: 11:30 am we meet to pray for the community and the world. Join us if you can, or feel free to send me your prayer requests: reply to this message, phone (810-621-1761) or email (pastorfbcogden1@qwestoffice.net)

Saturday Sept 16, 8:00 -11:00 am RUMMAGE SALE

Saturday Sept 16, 11:00 am  The women of the church will meet for fellowship and fun.

AND Sunday we return to our regular schedule: Sunday School at 9:45 and Worship at 11:00 am,

please join us for any or all of this weeks events.


Pastor Karl

Help for Harvey and Irma relief

With Hurricane Irma heading toward Florida after damaging or destroying 90% of the buildings on the Island of Barbuda, and causing flooding, electrical outages and fatalities throughout the Caribbean, One Great Hour of Sharing is going to be tapped again. If you didn’t get a chance to contribute last Sunday, you can still make a donation.. Make checks out to Ogden FBC (and put OGHS in the memo line) (if you also use the green envelopes, that will also help Sher determine that this is for OGHS and not the regular offering… As always, special gifts like this should be in addition to your regular tithe/gift to the church–not instead of.

Church is so much more than just a building

And somehow we stay busy.
Today (Sept 7)–11:30 am Prayer Meeting
–6:00 pm outreach small group
Sunday(Sept 10)–after 10:00 am service POT LUCK at UTABA (please bring a dessert or side/salad to share)
Tuesday(Sept 12) –6:00 pm Prayze Dogs (last time for the season)
Thursday (Sept 14)– –7:00 am VINE MMN
–11:30 am Prayer Meeting
–6:00 pm outreach small group
Saturday –(Sept 16)– 8:00 am-11:00 am RUMMAGE SALE
Saturday –(Sept 16)– 11:00 am Women meet at the church

SUNDAY (Sept 17)— return to our regular schedule: Sunday School at 9:45 and Worship at 11:00 am.

and of on a weekly basis,
Wednesday–9:00 am OA (Overeaters Anonymous) Meeting
Tues and Friday 6:00 pm NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Meeting

For a little church, we do a lot. Let’s continue to make a difference for the KINGDOM. (Food Pantry—lots of case lot sales happening now; hygiene kits for Rescue Mission and YCC, Scarf Project, Christmas Shoeboxes,

With all that’s going on in the world…

With all that’s happening in the world around us, I’m amazed when people say they don’t have time to pray.  Some of the men and women who have made the biggest Christian impact on their world are people who regularly prayed-sometimes for hours at a time, not just once in a while, but on a regular (daily) basis.

There’s lots to pray for these days

– natural disasters

– military tensions

– disease

– social injustice

– pain and suffering

And we also have so much for which to praise God.

Make time to pray. Take time to pray.

Join us tomorrow (Thursday) and each Thursday at 11:30, to pray with others.  And if you call the church (801-621-1761) or email (fbc_ogden@qwestoffice.net), we’ll add your prayer requests to our lists, even if you can’t join us.



Harvey, Houston, and One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)

Parts of Texas have had over 50″ of rain in the past 3 or 4 DAYS (with plenty more to come)… that’s more than we usually get in our part of Utah in 3 YEARS!
I know people want to help, but be advised, the scammers come out of the woodwork, and out from under every available rock.

If you want to help, may I suggest that you make a check out to the church, write OGHS- Hurricane Harvey on the memo line, and Sher can write one check and send it in.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)  is endorsed by ABC-USA, and we have seen in the past how quickly they respond to disasters of this type. Sunday I’ll be encouraging people to dig deep, to help out in an area of our country where the need today is GREAT!


Count your blessings!

Count Your Blessings

Someone has counted and the estimate is that blessings are mentioned over 400 times in the Bible. Blessings are mentioned early in Genesis, and late in the Revelation, and everywhere in between. So Sunday we’re talking about blessings.

Since school is just starting back up after summer vacation, we’re going to offer a blessing over students and teachers.  Doesn’t matter if your child is pre-k, headstart, K-12, or college.  Could be private, public, charter, or Sunday school. We don’t care at what level you teach. If you’re a student or a teacher, we want to offer the blessing.

Kids in Sunday school will be brought into the sanctuary for this time of blessing.

Join us to bless, and/or be blessed