TopMarch 2019 
A monthly newsletter from Field Street Baptist Church

We exist to make CHRIST known by proclamation and living of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


In This Issue
Music Ministry
Children's Ministry
Student Ministry
Senior Adult Ministry
Monthly Budget Statistics
daylight saving time
Sunday, March 10
Set your clocks AHEAD one hour 

The Book of Revelation
Pastor's Sermon Series 
begins March 10

Prayer, Bible Study, & Joy of Fellowship
March 10 & 24
5:30-7:00 PM

senior adults
Monday Afternoon Bible Study
  5-week study
 "More Than Conquerors"
Room 114 @ 1:30 PM

Annie Armstrong 
Mission Offering
Week of Prayer: March 31-April 6
Ingathering: Sunday, April 7
FSBC Goal: $15,000

children's ministry
Preteens Mission 
Challenge Weekend
March 29-31

Palm Sunday, April 14
at 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 21
8:30 AM-Early Worship
9:45 AM--Bible Fellowship
11:00 AM--Late Worship

Weekly Schedule
FSBC Ministerial Staff

Bible Study

Attendance Averages

Worship Attendance Averages
Financial Statistics
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Observance of the Lord's Supper
   This Sunday, March 10, we will observe the Lord's Supper in both morning services. This observance will be very meaningful as we reflect upon and remember the sacrifice and death of Christ on the cross on behalf of sinners. Furthermore, we look forward to His triumphant return. May I urge you spend the appropriate time necessary to examine and prepare your heart to participate in this symbolic act of worship?

The Book of Revelation-the Victorious Christ!
  Additionally, this Sunday we will begin a verse-by-verse sequential exposition of the book of Revelation. I am convinced that God's Spirit has put this series on my heart and mind to share with you. Consequently, I believe these sermons will be most timely. All one has to do is to observe, even casually, what is happening in our culture to come to the conclusion that we are indeed living in difficult, perilous, evil times. Respectfully, America needs a spiritual awakening. The church needs a jolt, a revival! The church needs to wake up and shake off the hangover of complacency and apathy. Denominations need to be re-oriented to biblical faithfulness and obedience. Biblical values are under assault. 

God has given us this extraordinary book to stir us to WORSHIP, AWE, FAITHFULNESS, HOLINESS, and OBEDIENCE to CHRIST.
  • Revelation is a prophecy.
  • Revelation is a book which will stoke our hope in the             triumphant Christ. 
  • Revelation is a warning
  • Revelation gives us a sense of future events
  • Revelation is a  roadmap  for how God intends to bring to consummation His Kingdom. 
  • Revelation is about events which will unfold in the end
  • Revelation contains words from Christ to seven churches,                      each of which have truths contextually shared with them                      that relate well to us.                                

  I am hopeful and praying that our pews will be filled with those who want to hear the message of this book--it's that unique and important. But, let's be honest, that probably will not happen. Sadly, many in the church are distracted and distant. And, you can bet that the enemy is going to work overtime to keep people from hearing about his defeat and Christ's victory. Please plan to be here on the Lord's Day if at all possible. We need you and you need to hear and heed the Word of God. It all begins this Sunday! 


Would you join with me in praying for:

  • God to use this series to stir our church in a manner                                that evokes repentance
  • Greater resolve to live for His pleasure
  • A greater awe of Him, and a determination to be                                     faithful in faithless times

  I'll stop just short of begging you to be here--I love you and want you to hear Revelation's message. I want you to love Christ more and to gain a greater vision of who He is and what He has done. I trust you will want to come, taste, and see that the Lord is good and His Word is true and sure. I anticipate seeing you this coming Lord's Day.

     With much affection,  

     John Hall, Pastor
Music Ministry 

 Festival of Youth Choirs-Baylor University

  The month of February was filled with many opportunities for growth and service in the Music and Worship Ministry at Field Street. Thank you for supporting our student choir as they participated in the 14th Annual Festival of Youth Choirs at Baylor University. Many of you prayed, brought snacks, and even wrote "warm fuzzies" for the students. It was a great weekend for the 25 students and sponsors who participated.


I observed about 80 people from our church who drove to Waco to support the students and many more of you watched online. Thank you for supporting the students on this project. I think everyone who witnessed the Festival Concert was truly blown away by the experience.


JesusPainterPalm Sunday Worship Service with The Jesus Painter 

  As we turn our attention to the future, we are busy preparing for a couple of worship opportunities around Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, we will have a

unique worship experience incorporating fine art. The Jesus Painter will be joining us for a Palm Sunday evening of worship. Here is what people are saying about the Jesus Painter. 

"We had the most powerful worship experience we have ever had. People were weeping. The artist's spirit of humility really channeled what we were feeling and was very appreciated. We really appreciate the guy. Had a wonderful time talking with him. Definitely interested in bringing him back next year."--Brian Myers


"Just want to thank you for everything you and your ministry made possible during our Good Friday service. The service was amazing and Mark did a phenomenal job. Everyone loved his work and his heart for ministry."--Joey Santos


We are so fortunate to welcome The Jesus Painter to Field Street on Palm Sunday at 5:30 PM. This is a great event to invite your friends and neighbors. This unique worship experience will feature music from our choir, band, and orchestra. We will observe the Lord's Supper.


Instrumental Ministry

  We continue to grow and develop our instrumental ministry. We have been meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room. If you have an
instrument collecting dust in your attic, would you  consider donating it to the church? We have some people who played in high school and college, but don't currently have an instrument. If you have one in the attic, we could possibly put it to work. If you have questions about joining our instrumental ministry, please email 


Sing with the Choir on Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday!

Can you make a one-hour commitment for the next 4 weeks? If yes, join us for rehearsal as we learn some selections for Resurrection Sunday and Palm Sunday with The Jesus Painter. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the choir room. We have some challenging music, but it will be joyous to put it together! See you in rehearsal!

Further Down the Road in 2019

We will welcome Adam Crabb for our very first concert in our Summer Concert Series. On Sunday, June 2, at 6 P.M., Adam will bring his ministry to Cleburne for a powerful night of celebration. He has been referred to as the "face of youth" in the Southern Gospel world, often bridging the gap between grandparents, parents, and children. Adam's three years as the leader of the fan favorite "Crabb Revival" gave him the front man

Summer Concert Series   
Adam Crabb-- June 2

experience that is now his comfort zone. His youthful approach to traditional lyrics and his willingness to minister in word or song makes an evening with Adam truly a one-man revival! This young man has traveled well over a million miles, sung on more than a million records (sold) and has seen much of the world as a very young man. When God handed out gifts and attractiveness, he sure didn't leave him out. However, if you met him on the street, his unassuming spirit and kind nature would surprise you as it does most. Adam is what we commonly refer to as a "gentle spirit" or "gentleman." He has never met a person he didn't love, and he has never seen a problem that was bigger than God. 


Thank you for allowing me to serve Christ with you!


 --Billy Woods


Education Ministry

Task Force Meetings
Sunday, March 17
Immediately following the 11:00 worship service.

Adult Mission Trip
March 31-April 5
Pineywoods Camp - Woodlake, TX
We will be working with the Texas Baptist Camp Builders, doing several projects around the camp. You do NOT have to have any special skills to take part. All you need is a willing heart and a great attitude. We have a lot of fun on these trips.

For more information, call the church office, or see Mark Smith or Jerry Melson.

Poland Mission Trip
July 17-28
We are returning to Lwowek Slaski, Poland this summer. Again, we will be working with the Elim Christian Missions Center and Bethel Baptist Church. We will be helping them conduct a VBS. We will also be involved in several painting and construction projects around the church and the mission.

It is not too late for you to sign up to go with us. See Jerry to get detailed information.

GriefShare Continues
Wednesdays @ 5:45
Church Parlor
If you or someone you know have lost a loved one, please join this support group and begin your healing journey.

--Jerry Melson 
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Children's Ministry 
A BIG thank you to our parents and leaders for their participation in our Sparky Drive-In and T&T Grand Prix  weekend! The children had a wonderful time. I would especially like to thank John Glover for his hard work and investment in our children. He is a champion and the epitome of a servant leader! We are already looking forward to next year!

MOPS: Better Moms Make a Better World
is a new ministry to Field Street Baptist Church! All moms of preschoolers and school-aged children are invited to attend. For information about upcoming events and how you can get involved, please join our Facebook page at "Field Street MOPS."
MissionWacoOur 7th Annual Preteen Disciple Now: Mission Challe nge Weekend   will be  held on March 29-31 at Mission Waco. This will be a unique  opportunity for all 5th & 6th graders to participate in working with a  homeless shelter, conducting a Backyard Bible Club, and attending Church Under the Bridge. Cost is $75/person. See Jennifer Howington for additional information.
Deadline for Kids Camp pre-registration is April 1. Camp will be held at Riverbend Retreat Center from June 6-10 for children who have completed 3rd-6th grades. Total cost is $270 per camper ($225 if pre-registered by April 1). A $50 deposit is required to secure your registration. Online registration will be available soon.

Preteen Trip to Mission Waco --March 29-31
Kids Camp, Riverbend Retreat Center--June 6-10
Vacation Bible School--June 16-19
Backyard Bible Clubs--May & July
Thank you for your support and participation in our preschool and 
children's ministry. What a joy it is to serve our Lord and Savior 
Field Street. 

--Jennifer Howington
Student Ministry
The month of February was a busy, but rewarding, one for our student ministry. The activities of the month included our annual Student Dessert Auction, DiscipleNow Weekend, and YouthCue. I am overwhelmed at the generosity of this congregation and the support so many of you have shown toward our efforts to reach and disciple students. Thank You! Each of the aforementioned events were huge successes and benefited the "right now" and "big picture" vision of our student ministry. And none of it could have happened without you! Thank you for your investment through time, resources, energy, prayers and financial giving. God is doing a great work in our student ministry and our best days are ahead of us!.
--Taylor Dunn 

Senior Adult Ministry 


Can't keep from looking back just for a moment. . .to remember the wonderful program we enjoyed at the Valentine Banquet. Nathan Burggraff is a very talented, yet humble, young man. He certainly led us to a very meaningful experience. We hope to have him back soon. And, in addition to the wonderful weather the Lord afforded, we had wonderful attendance.  It was truly a "wonderful" night!



We have two great programs coming in March and April.

March 12--Brian Tullos

April 9--Brandon Treadway

Both of these young men are very talented singers. You're in for a treat!

COMING SOON! Our annual Senior Adult Revival-April 28-May 1.                      

April 28-May 1
Our guest preacher is Dr. Jim Hancock. I was just thinking back over these past years and the preachers we've enjoyed. I can't think of a single "let down." On Sunday, April 28, you certainly won't experience any "let down" because Jim Hancock can preach. Joyful Sound will also be singing in all the services. Here's the schedule:
Sunday, April 28

8:30 AM Service

11:00 AM Service

5:30 PM Service

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings

10:00-11:00 AM Service


I'm sure everyone will be looking forward to the complimentary lunch following each morning service (Monday-Wednesday)


  --John Glover

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Cleburne Parkinson Meetings

The Cleburne Parkinson meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month here at Field Street in the church parlor at 10:00 a.m.  There is no charge to attend these meetings and ANYONE is welcome to attend.  Many of the topics presented each month are beneficial for any one--not just limited to persons with Parkinson's disease. This is a great support opportunity also for caregivers of family members with a Parkinson's diagnosis.

Upcoming Topics
March 5--"Strategies to Improve Physical Fitness"-Yasser Salem, PT, PHD
April 2--"Chair Exercises"-Phillip Ross, Exercise Physiologist at
                    Baylor Scott & White
May 7--"Nutrition"-Jo Bidwell, Southwest Parkinson Society
                Also, meet Debbie Nathan, Parkinson Foundation
                          Early Enrollment for Moving Day 2019
June 4--"Hospice 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to  
                    Ask"--Hollie Glover, MAC, LPC & James L. West
July 2--Fellowship Meeting