First Baptist Church Collinsville
Sunday, September 22, 2019





We invite you to join us for worship.

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        In his youth, John Philip Sousa, the grandson of America’s great composer and conductor by the same name, received large sums of money as a guest bandleader.  Soon, however, his conscience began to trouble him.  He knew that he was asked to conduct because of his famous ancestor, not due to his own ability.  In fact, the younger Sousa couldn’t read a note of music.  So he decided to give up his lucrative charade and start earning a real living.

            Have you ever pretended to be someone you are not?  Could you be masquerading as a devoted disciple of Jesus, when in fact you’re a spiritual sham?  That question is as shocking as an ice-cold shower, but I know from personal experience that self-deception is possible.

            The sin that Jesus most often denounced was the hypocrisy of the Pharisees.  They were playing the role of God-fearers, but not living in holy and grateful obedience to His will.  Jesus saw them as “blind guides” and said that they cleansed the “outside of the cup” but inside were full of extortion and self-indulgence.


            Are we just pretending?  That question compels prayerful self-examination.  It should motivate us to make the needed changes in our attitudes and in the way we live.


            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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Sept 25 - See You at the Pole - Elementary  @ 7:00 a.m. & High school 7:30 a.m.
Sept 26 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7:00 a.m.
Sept 28 - Back to School Bash @ Lake Kiowa
Oct 3 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 6 - Lord's Supper
Oct 6 - Deacon's Mtg.
Oct 7 - Ladies Bible study class #1 - 6:30 p.m.
Oct 8 - Ladies Bible study class #1 - 9:00 a.m.
Oct 9 - Youth - Fields of Faith
Oct 10 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 13 - Business Mtg @ 7 p.m. 
Oct 14 - Ladies Bible study class #2 - 6:30 p.m.
Oct 15 - Ladies Bible study class #2 - 9:00 a.m.
Oct 16 - Adult III - Game Day 9:30 a.m.
Oct 17 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 18 - Youth 5th Quarter
Oct 19 - Men's Ministry Breakfast - 7 a.m.
Oct 21 - Prayer Warriors @ 6:00 p.m.
Oct 21 - Ladies Bible study class #3 - 6:30 p.m.
Oct 22 - Ladies Bible study class #3 - 9:00 a.m.
Oct 24 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 28 - Ladies Bible study class #4 - 6:30 p.m.
Oct 29 - Ladies Bible study class #4 - 9:00 a.m.
Oct 31 - Coffee w/Pastor - 7 a.m.
Oct 31 - Fall Festival 6:00-8:00 p.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




Jolee Ann McDaniel was born on July 26th at 11:08 a.m. 

She was 7 lb. 13 oz. and 22-1/2”. She was welcomed by her parents – Stephen and Ashley, big brother – Wyatt, and grandparents – Roger and Robin McDaniel.




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 - Sept 18th 

Games begin at 9:30 a.m.

 Potluck lunch at 11.30 a.m.



Senior Adults…

We had a good crowd in August. We are checking into local community theater activities in Pilot Point and Gainesville, as well as Sherman. Loved the group we had this month and look forward to September but I need help, who will volunteer or nominate their good friend to be the lunch coordinator for the next year? Thanks in advance for your help and participation. See ya at Game Day on September 18th; bring a friend. 


WOMEN’S Ministry Corner


Women’s Ministry would like to invite all of our ladies to a time of learning to pray together on September 23rd and September 30th, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Good News Sunday School classroom. We will use the A.C.T.S. pattern with sentence, conversational, or popcorn style prayers, so everyone can participate and contribute as the Holy Spirit leads. It is a great time for those who are unfamiliar with praying out loud. As we just completed the study on the Holy Spirit, we can continue seeking God’s greatness, guidance and grace for our families, church, community, country, world and missionaries.


Ladies Fall Bible Study to begin in October

‘Pray like This’ Living the Lord’s Prayer

By Steve Gaines. This is a 6 week study. Monday evening and Tuesday morning classes will be available. Sign up at the office and pick up your book. Books are $11




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 FBC Family,
Ron and I would like to thank our church family for all the support through cards, prayer, texts and calls during this difficult time with the passing of my mother.
Love you all
Ron & Kerri Garber
To First Baptist Church,
Thanks so much for your weekly prayers on Wednesday nights for Charles during his illness and death.  It meant so much to us each week as you were the only prayer group we received either card and/or letter from each week.
Charles always looked to see if his friends, Wilbur Butler and Joe Bledsoe were in attendance.  He always smiled when he found their names.
To the other members of that prayer group, thank you for praying for someone you did not know.
It meant so much to us.  May God continue to bless your group as they pray for others on Wednesday nights.
Frances Justus


First Baptist Church of Collinsville,
Thank you so much for participating and leading your church in the 2019 Baby Bottle Campaign. This center would not be able to run without the support of amazing churches like you. Your church raised $1,278.69!!
I also wanted to share a great story with you. This year we had a couple new churches participate in the campaign. In one particular church there just so happened to be a lady who had never been to that church and who had not actually been to church in general in a long time. She went that particular day because she was very upset having found out the night before that her daughter was pregnant and intended to abort the baby. That day, the church was talking about the baby bottle campaign in the service and also spoke on True Options and what we do. The lady had never heard of us before. She was able to make an appointment for her daughter to be seen the very next day and thankfully her daughter agreed to go. We are so happy to report that the mom-to-be has decided to carry and parent the baby! What an amazing story! God is doing great work here and we are so glad that we all get to be a part of it!     Standing for Life,
 Bri Berry, True Options Development Director
To our church family –
Thank you so much for all the prayers during Heath’s hernia surgery and recovery. We appreciate your thoughtfulness so much!
In Christ - Heath & Holly Odell
First Baptist Church of Collinsville,
Thank you so much for your long term, continuous prayers and thoughts for my son, Jim Davis. He always appreciated the mail from you. Please keep us in your prayers during this time of mourning. 
Kay Davis 




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