: NOTE! THIS SUNDAY afternoon, July 25 at 3pm Baptism at 1st Baptist church of
Mantua: 109 Lincoln Ave Mantua NOTE: There will NOT be an Evening service
Missionary Sunday 4th Sunday of month/THIS Sunday! Our missionaries: *Rev. Jim & Barb Schreffler, C. E. F. Glou. Cty, NJ. Julie Riano Philippines Catherine Pierre Rosia Ma
Maison Orphanage in Haiti; Brianna Golden Campus Crusade for Christ They need your prayers & financial support! NOTE: at the 11am service Catherine Pierre Rosia and
Brianna Golden will be at our church, and share what God is doing thru them!
Sunday, August 22 Christmas in August concert 6 p.m. Featuring Michael Jones; plus: flute, cello, tuba, mens chorus, vocal solos/duets
Plan now to attend; invite family and friends!
wait for the Lord's Day! This Sunday, Pastor Brooks is doing triple duty AGAIN: Pray God will give
him strength! 10am Bible study; Sunday 11am & 3pm/Baptism message & BAPTISMS; He gives his all, he is VERY busy; it isn't easy; it takes A LOT of time in study, preparation, to make
sure he is ready, to preach the Word, but God is with him; hard work pays off! He is touching hearts/lives; it would really encourage him to have YOU come; it will be a very
special time; more so IF you come! Let's set a record; have our best group yet! Invite family/friends; the journey WITH God is an amazing 1; you can't change the past, but you can make sure,
from this point on, God will be 1st! Make this year the BEST ever! It can be; it will be, if you include God! Start attending church; EVERY Sunday & Wednesday/EVERY
service/EVERY time the church doors are open, even Prayer meeting; make a pledge with God that you will be in church! NOTHING will keep you from coming! The exciting, Christian
life starts/ continues THIS Sunday!
WE ARE BACK AGAIN TO WORSHIP/FELLOWSHIP TOGETHER IN CHURCH! PRAISE THE LORD! We are steadily getting more of our church family back each week! Record
attendances are being broken! PTL! No doubt, God is blessing us, and our church, because we have taken a stand for Him/no room for compromise! God is working mightily; touching
hearts! It will be an uplifting, life-changing experience! We serve an awesome, all-powerful God; He deserves our BEST, ALL the time! I often wonder what it will take to get Christians to
do what God wants!
SUNDAY AT 10 AM BIBLE STUDY HOUR Pastor Brooks Goodhart - Ephesians 3:14-21 “Paul's Prayer for the Whole Family of God” Note Paul's posture in prayer - “I bow
my knees” - This must have been quite an experience for the Roman soldier chained to the apostle Paul! Paul prays for the whole family of God, all Christians. Spiritual power – Since Paul has been
talking about suffering, this is why he begins his prayer with a request, that the believers at Ephesus be strengthened by God's Spirit. We need God's strength every day and in every circumstance of
life. That Christ may dwell (be at home) in our hearts, That believers may be rooted (botanical) and grounded (architectural) in love, That believers may grasp (mentally) the fullest dimensions of
Christ's love (vastness of this love), That the believers might know the love of Christ. The result of all this is Fullness: Paul prays that we will be filled forever as God, out of His infinite
power, increasingly pours Himself into us, so that we are controlled and dominated by God.
SUNDAY 11 AM MORNING WORSHIP HOUR - Pastor Brooks Goodhart “Missions: Operation World” Matthew 9:36-38 Sermon notes: To reach the world with the gospel,
we must do three things: See As Jesus Saw, Feel As Jesus Felt, and Do As Jesus Did. The central purpose and mission of every Christian is to tell others about Jesus, the good news of salvation
through Jesus Christ and His shed blood at Calvary. When Jesus saw people, He saw their desperate spiritual needs, lost and going to a Christless eternity in hell. He was moved with compassion (He
cared). He felt their hurts because they were weary (troubled, worn out, exhausted) and scattered (helpless, neglected, abandoned). What must we do most of all? Pray! The primary problem is that the
spiritual workers are few. God has given us prayer, so we can call headquarters for everything we need to advance the kingdom of God in this world of sin and evil.