At First Baptist Church of Clinton, we exist to fulfill the 

Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

 by loving people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

March 18, 2019



Global Leadership Summit

August 8-9, 2019

Save the date for the Global Leadership Summit which we will host via satellite August 8-9, 2019. I believe that those who attended last year would agree that the Summit is a great leadership development opportunity for each of us. Keep a look out for our host site priority code, which reduces the fee, it will be coming soon. See you at the Summit.

Resurrection Sunday, April 21

It is just five weeks until Resurrection Sunday. Begin praying now for those you will invite to worship with you Resurrection Sunday weekend. Friday evening, April 19, our choir and orchestra will share some great music along with the Lord’s Supper. Saturday evening, April 20, we will host The Garden City Community Choir concert. Resurrection Sunday morning you and your friends will have three worship opportunities: 8:30, 9:45, and 11 o’clock. SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL MEET AT 9:45 AS USUAL. Each of the worship services will be the same, choose the time that best fits your Resurrection Sunday schedule.

Please pray for Jeff Lowe this week. Jeff will be our speaker in both worship services Sunday, March 24. I am praying for the Holy Spirit to anoint Jeff and speak powerfully through him. This is a must hear message, do not miss it! I am really glad God is giving me the opportunity to share life with you.

Journeying … ActsOne8 … Randy


We’ll be working on some special music for Good Friday and Easter Sunday and we’d love to have you join us in the choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the choir room. Come worship with us!

SpiritLifters choir will be resuming on Monday, March 18th at 4:30 in Calvary Hall downtown.  This choir is open to singers of all ages.  Come sing with us on Monday evenings as we make music to brighten the day of some of the residents of our local nursing homes and residential care facilities.

Spirit Wing – We have the privilege of hosting SpiritWing on Sunday morning, April 7th in both of our morning worship services. SpiritWing is one of the musical ministry teams from Missouri Baptist University and also happens to be the group Benjamin plays and sings in.  You may remember them from last April when they did a beautiful job leading us in worship.

Garden City Community Choir will be performing the musical, Thou Art Worthy by David Clydesdale on Saturday evening, April 20th at 7:00 pm.  Join us for an evening of worship as this choir fills our worship center with music.

Absolutely awesome turn out Sunday morning! And great turn out for “Sunday Night Raw.” If you have ever had hard questions about the Bible or wanted to challenge yourself and learn how to defend your faith, come out to Sunday night youth! 

Don’t forget this morning is the last opportunity to sign up for Young Christians Weekend and we have back-ups that want to go so hurry up or it will be full! Also we will have a parent and youth meeting in April to talk about World Changers, date TBD. Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday night. 

We will be starting a little early these next two Wednesdays at 6:00 pm but still ending at 7:15 pm. It’s movie night so bring friends and your choice of snack or side dish and let’s fellowship together!!! Love y’all, stay blessed!!!

Bible Bee is coming back this Summer! We are once again hosting a Bible Bee group at our church! This year’s study theme is “Worship”. If you would like more information, just ask Miss Bethany, or one of our participants from last year! You can register now at

We are getting ready to start a lego themed study in Children’s Church. To prepare, we are watching lego Bible stories! Don’t miss out!

Parker and the RA’s are collecting AA and AAA batteries for Sagrada Camp! If you would like to help out, there are boxes located in the foyer at church! Great job guys!

Are you ready for a week of adventure? VBS 2019 In the Wild will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for June 24-28 for this roaring good time!

Don’t forget about Children’s Mission Day! Saturday, April 13 will be an exciting day for our G.A.’s and R.A.’s. See Ms. Libby or Mr. Jeff for more info.

The code word of the week is: LEGO



The F.I.S.H. Class would like to thank everyone who helped with the March 17th Senior Adult Lunch. We were happy to see so many participants and the food was excellent! Eddie Wilson and his Band performed wonderfully, there was a lot toe-tapping going on!!


Thank you so much for the home delivery of the meal from the Senior Adult Lunch.  It was very good and much appreciated.  Peggy Maupin


Linda Kelsay called about the next blood drive (March 21 & 22) at FBC our Vansant location. She needs some help, Thursday, March 21 (12-6 pm) either a 6 hour shift or a 3 hour shift. Friday, March 22 she is in need of 3 people from 2-5 pm. No skills needed to fill these jobs except she needs SUPER friendly people who would be willing to visit with donors as they wait. Please call Linda if you can help 660-525-1019.


We are asking for your help!  We are searching for quality adult volunteers to serve as a mentor for one of our children and right now we have an URGENT need as we have 9 Littles on the waiting list.  We are seeking adults from 21 and up.  If you are interested, you can contact us at 660-383-1121.


Calhoun Baptist Church is having VBS June 3-7 5:30 is the meal, 6:30-9 pm is VBS.

They are in need of 2 people to help with crafts and 2 people to help with music, if you help with music they ask that you attend on their Sunday morning service on June 9 to lead the children in their VBS program. If you can help please call Shirley Jackson 885-3014 or 351-3304.



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Volunteers for Sunday

March 24,  2019

Deacon of the Week for Mar 24-30

Tom Dehn     

Deacon of the Week for Mar 31-Apr 6

Ron Kreisel  


(1st Service)  Willie Farris, John Young, Don Varner,

Jim Briggs, Russell Christopher, Chad Compton

(2nd Service)  Barry Glasscock, Dan Asbill, Paul Hindes,

Sam Kohl, Ron Kreisel, Keith Ross


(1st Service) Dennis & Carolyn Snyder

(2nd Service) Jacque McClure & Eva Wilson

Morning Prayer Ministry

(1st Service) Tom Dehn

(2nd Service) Kelly Griffey


(1st Service) Nursery: Chad & Stephanie Compton

Walkers & Talkers: Amanda Long & family

3-4 Year Olds: Darby & Sarah Kernohan

(2nd Service) Nursery: Dolores Tillman & Emily Ballard

Walker & Talkers: Denise Owsley & Nancy Clark

3-4 Year Olds: Jill Ballard & family

Safety Team

(1st Service) Larry White & Charles Dundas

(2nd Service) Larry White

Van Driver Howard Bullock

Coffee Ministry Keith Ross & Peggy Roberts

Sanctuary Flowers  Mitch & Kim Daugherty


A Look At The Record for Sunday, March 17, 2019 

Information will be provided later.

Opportunities for the Week

SUNDAY, March 24, 2019  

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – Clayton, Amanda, Zoe and Eleanor Kreisel, Directors of Navs @CMU, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri

8:30 am Worship

9:45 am Sunday School

11:00 am Worship

5:00 pm SS@Night/Mission Friends/GAs/RAs/Pulse

5:00 pm Trustees

6:00 pm Youth Bible Study

6:30 pm Worship

MONDAY, March 25, 2019   

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – Don Turner, Global Focus, Empowering the Local Church for Global Impact

4:30 pm Spirit Lifters (CH)

5:45 pm Celebrate Recovery Inside


TUESDAY, March 26, 2019  

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – Mike & Betty Morris, Children’s Evangelistic Ministries  

7:00 am Gideons’ Prayer Breakfast (CH)

9:00 am Mission Action (CH)

5:30 pm Celebrate Recovery w/Celebration Place

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019  

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – Matt, Kandi, Kaitlyn, & Mckenzie Ostertag, Guadalajara, Mexico

5:30 pm Cherub Choir

5:30 pm Kids’ GLOW Club

6:00 pm Worship Choir Rehearsal

6:00 pm Walking the Way Together Bible Study

6:00 pm Prayer Meeting 

6:15 pm Youth Worship

7:00 pm Instrumental Rehearsal

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – Sports Crusaders 


9:30 am Thursday Morning Bible Study (CH)

5:00 pm Henry County Rescue Mission (CH)

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019   

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – Unreached and Unengaged People Groups

SATURDAY, March 30, 2019  

ActsOne8 Prayer Ministry – World Changers, North American Mission Board 

6:30 am Morning Prayer Group (CH)