First Baptist Church Collinsville
Tuesday, August 20, 2019



We invite you to join us for worship.

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A big question must be asked to each of us, who call ourselves, children of God, and servants of Christ.  “Am I motivated to take up the armor of God, and fight the battle, as I live for Christ?”

            Toward the close of WW2, Allied forces were mopping up against remaining Nazi resistance.   One particular unit was assigned a crucial mission in Berlin.  Each soldier had to memorize a map detailing all of Berlin’s important military sites, and they had to do it in one night!  In just a few hours, each soldier in the unit had committed the map to memory.  The mission was a success.

            Several years later, the Army conducted an experiment to see if that original feat could be duplicated.  They offered a similar unit an extra week’s furlough, if they could carry out a comparable mission without a hitch.

            But the second unit could not match the success of the first.  What made the difference?  The lives of the man were not a stake.  Surviving in battle was greater motivation, than a week’s vacation.

            Christian’s are engaged in spiritual warfare, and our road map, our plan of strategy against Satan’s military strongholds, is the Bible.  The more we read it, the more of it we memorize, and the more thoroughly we know it, the more effective we will be for God.


            We must approach God’s Word as if our lives depended on it -- because they do!  That’s motivation!


Bro. Jerry                                          





College & Career Ministry Class 

The range for this ministry is singles ages 18-24. We will meet every other Thursday evening at 6:30. This class will be led by Trent and Kaley Hodgkinson.

Contact Trent or Kaley for more information.




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Aug 16 - 18 - College & Career Retreat
Aug 18 - Home Studies #3
Aug 19 - Prayer Warriors @ 6:00 p.m.
Aug 21 - Adult III - Game Day 9:30 a.m.
Aug 21 - School Begins
Aug 22 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m.
Aug 22 - Youth - HS girls fellowship at Estes Residence @ 5:00 p.m.
Aug 25 - Ice Cream Fellowship @ 6:00 p.m.
Aug 29 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m.
Aug 30 - Youth - 5th Qtr
Sept 1 - Promotion Sunday
Sept 2 - Labor Day (office closed)
Sept 5 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m.
Sept 8 - Business Meeting
Sept 8 thru 12 - Week of Prayer - Mary Hill Davis offering
Sept 12 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m.
Sept 15 - Luttmer Baby Shower 2 - 4
Sept 16 - Prayer Warrior @ 6:00 p.m.
Sept 18 - Adult III - Game Day
Sept 19 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m.
Sept 21 - Men's Breakfast @ 7:00 a.m.
Sept 21 - Back to School Bash @ Lake Kiowa 2 - 10 p.m.
Sept 25 - See You at the Pole
Sept 26 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m. 

Contact Church Office for more Information or to Add an Event or Activity, 903-429-6742.


The Back-pack Buddy program is an outreach project being organized through our Collinsville schools. A back-pack of nutritional foods is sent home on Fridays for students in need over the weekend. FBC will be contributing supplies to the school once a month to help with this project. This a partial list: fruit cups, pudding cups, individual juices, small cans of ravioli, spaghetti Os, soups, meats, crackers, little Debbie snacks, fruit snacks. For a complete list, check your Sunday school classes or pick up one in the office. If you have any questions please contact Marilyn Head. 

 Children’s church is for our 4 to 7 years old children. Children need to sit with their parent/parents. The children will be dismissed when the choir is dismissed. There will be attendants at the back to take the children to the classroom. You may pick up your children following the service, in the 1st & 2nd grade Sunday school classroom. Please direct your questions to our children’s church coordinator – Janelle Hodgkinson







Outreach Opportunities
FBC Food Pantry sponsored by the Joanna SS Class
Donations are accepted the first Sunday of each month – your donations maybe dropped off in the old kitchen.
If you know of a need contact either Polly Pruitt, Marilyn Head or Wanda Overstreet.

Our pantry is very low….please remember you may bring items the first of each month….place items in the old kitchen….also remember if you know of a need please contact either Marilyn Head or the church office.



Spotlight on

 Senior Adults

Adult III Game Day 
Don’t forget Game Day is now the 3rd Wednesday of each month - so plan on being here & bring a friend for Skip Bo, Dominoes, 42 or other games.


Next Game Day - Aug 21st 

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.





WOMEN’S Ministry Corner

Girls’ NIGHT Out

will be Tuesday- July 23rd. We will be traveling to Babe’s restaurant in Sanger. The bus/van will depart from the church at 6:00 p.m. sharp! If you would like to join us please sign up at the office window.


Please contact Cathy Farquhar for more information.





Attention: Men of all ages


      This is your opportunity to enjoy a time of devotion, fellowship and a good hot breakfast with your fellow man.

Next Breakfast - Aug 17th 







 Special Thank you………


To the Adult Sunday School Classes… I want to thank everyone for your help with the VBS meals. We appreciate all of your contributions; we could not have done it without YOU!

Peggy Hill


To the congregation of FBC Collinsville, I cannot begin to thank you all enough. The Lord gave me a battle and you all helped me overcome. I am happy and blessed to say, I am Cancer Free. God bless you all, thank you for everything!

With Love, Hayley Cauley


Dear FBC Family,

Thank you so much for your concern and prayers during this recovery time. The prayers and love of our friends make the hard times so much easier.

Love, Robin McDaniel


Dear First Baptist Church,

Thank you for your generous donation of the church bus. Our church and church family will forever be grateful!!!  We plan to put it to good use bringing children to Sunday school.

Sincerely, Solid Rock Holiness Church

Pastor & Sis Davis


To our church family,

Mike and I want to thank you for all the prayers, calls, visits, messages and delicious meals during my stay in the hospital and recovery at home. We so appreciate all you have done for us. Continue to lift us up in your prayers.


In Christian Love, Mike and Cindy Butler




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