Welcome to worship. This morning we continue in our sermon series, "The Blessing of Ordinary." When life brings too many unknowns, we wish for the life we had before, for the familiar. We thrive in the ordinary. Day in and day out, God is with us in the ordinary moments of life, continuously providing for us, sustaining us, recreating us. But often we don’t stop long enough to notice God and what He may want to show us or tell us. 

This series is not a call to muster up some new and ridiculous faith from your own strength. It's a reminder to maintain confidence in the strength of our extraordinary  God found in the blessings of  ordinary  living. "Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it!” - Genesis 28:16 
Dr. Jim Everette
Life is a journey from God, our Creator, back to God, and it can be filled with blessings at times and hard, lonely and chaotic at other times. God promises to be with us, guide us and provide for us, but there are times when we may feel like God is asleep at the wheel. God gives us the freedom to choose whether we will believe the promise and receive the blessing, or live our way.

Our Super Summer Series will be exciting and adventurous as kids learn important stories from the Bible. Sweet watermelon just goes along with summer like the heat, but in this week's story, Jacob faces the heat, flees for his life and receives a sweet reminder of God's goodness along the way. Dive deeper into the story of Jacob with your family.
Through dreams and visions, O God, you broaden the horizon and hope of your people, that they may discover the meaning of your covenant, even in the midst of trial and exile. Increase the number of those who believe in your word so that all people may joyfully respond to your call and share in your promises. Amen.
  • When have you felt God was most present in your life and God’s faithfulness was most easily evident?
  • What is your trust level like right now?
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God desires to have a relationship with you! He has given us ways to know Him better through His son, Jesus Christ. Knowing God and having faith in Jesus is a personal and individual decision for each person. Do you have questions about being in a relationship with God? We would love to talk with you and help you begin or deepen your faith journey.
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TONIGHT, Sunday, July 19

We will gather as one church in the parking lot of the  FBC Activities Center  for worship and physical distance socializing. We will sing songs, share meaningful testimony, have a brief devotional and time of prayer. 
  • Cars park in every other space
  • Bring a lawn chair to sit in front of your car or on your tailgate
  • Please wear masks
  • Practice social distancing by staying with your family
  • Greet others from at least a distance of six feet
  • Rain date -- Sunday, July 26 (same time, place, details)Text Link
"Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it!” Gen. 28:16