First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa
10 am every Sunday
All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays
Notes from Pastor’s desk
APRIL 5, 2020
In Zechariah 9:9 it I written “Rejoice O people of Zion! Shout in triumph O people of Jerusalem!
Look, your King is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet He is humble riding on a
colt (the foal of a donkey.”)
So, it was prophesized and fulfilled by Jesus on the day we call Palm Sunday. It seems so long
ago, but as we celebrate it this year perhaps it will be different. This year the crowds do not
gather, their voices quiet in fear and anxiety runs rampart in the land because of the virus. Is
this what Jesus wants? The Pharisees among the crowd said “teacher, rebuke your followers
for saying things like that (Luke 19:39) “And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the
crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But in verse 40 “He replied if they keep quiet the
stones along the road would burst out in cheers” We must not be silenced and we should shout
out that Christ is coming. He came riding into Bethlehem with Mary on a donkey. He came into
Jerusalem riding on a colt (donkey’s foal). He is coming again and He will be riding a great white
horse. Each time it was announced the King is coming Herod asked where is the king of Jews
born? The people on Palm Sunday say the King is coming into Jerusalem—He is coming again.
Will we shout today my King is here? While we watch for His second coming, let us live today
for He is alive in us—our hope—our salvation—our eternal life because He lives and came for
What did Jesus do on His ride into Jerusalem? Luke 19:41 “But as He came closer to Jerusalem
and saw the city ahead began to weep” As he looks on us will He weep for us or say my child,
am I not your God giver of all good things, protector, shield, defender and giver of salvation.
What were some of the things Jesus did the week leading up to Passover: 1: cursed the fig
tree, cleansed the temple, healed in the temple and that was just on Monday. 2: on Tuesday
and Wednesday He taught and answered questions on eighteen different subjects. (Luke 20 &
Just as Jesus continued His life and work even though His time was short and crucifixion was to
come before the next Sunday. He celebrated Passover, prayed, and gave His life for us. We
can’t leave it there; we know now He conquered death. left the grave, freed the captives. We
once were captive to sin and He has set us free when we believe in Him and receive His gift of
grace. Because He lives in us and it is up to us to let the Holy Spirit work within us. Let not our
voices be silent or let someone else to do our work that He has called us to do. Rejoice O Child
of God for our King has com (is coming) and we must be ready/
Rejoice, rejoice O Christian, lift up your voice and sing. I serve a risen Savior He’s in the world
today. I know, I know, salvation to impart. He lives, He lives within my heart.
Happenings at the First Baptist Church
We gather together Sunday Mornings at 10:00 to worship together as a family
What to expect: A relaxed, family-type atmosphere. There is no dress code.
Styles of dress from jeans and T-shirts to suits and dresses will be seen in the sanctuary.
1st Sunday of every month is Open Communion.
1st Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing
2nd Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing
3rd Sunday Evening:
“Movie Night” a movie which brings God’s messages to life. Soda and popcorn are served.
4th Sunday Evening:
“Sing-A-Long” an opportunity to sing the hymns of old and new and specials songs by individual.
Sunday school is for all ages. We meet at 9:00 am each Sunday to learn about God’s word.
A bible study, open to all, is held in Fellowship Hall on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Night Supper at 5:30 p.m.
Supper will be served for all. Music and Bible Studies to follow. Baby sitting provided as well as rides.
Our choir members meet once a week to practice songs for presentation at the Sunday Service. There is always room for more in our choir.
(Forever Young Fellowship)
Designed for young and old alike who enjoy fellowship and good food. They meet the 2nd Thursday of the month for food, fellowship and faith.
AB Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God. We meet on an alternative basis afternoon and evening. We meet the third Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM and the third Monday evening at 6:00PM. Our goal is mission minded working on White Cross and many mission projects. All women are invited to our meetings.
Family Fun Night
There are Saturday's set aside as Family Fun Night. Food, fellowship, and fun are the goals. We have had game nights, wiener roasts, pizza night, entertain the group home residents, decorating the church, Christmas Caroling and many more fun times.
Faithfully Serving God and Man. The men of the First Baptist Church meet the first Saturday of each month for breakfast. Through prayer and study we want to bring men and boys into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Our mission is service minded, serving the needs of our church and community.
Retired Ministers and Missionaries:
Disaster Aid both local
and around the word.
America for Christ Offering:
Dayton Oaks Church Camp:
World Mission Offering:
One Great Hour of Sharing.
Radio Station KJYL:.
The 1.3-million members and over 5,200 congregations of American Baptist Churches USA share with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century. That tradition has emphasized the Lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believers’ baptism, the competency of all believers to be in direct relationship with God and to interpret Scripture, the importance of the local church, the assurance of freedom in worship and opinion, and the need to be Christ’s witnesses within society.
Mercy & Rick Barnes serving in Mexico
Adalia & Ray Schelliger-Gutieriz serving in Mexico
First Baptist Church is a “being and doing” church engaged in God’s missional activities with our community and in the broader world beyond.