June 2019


Jun 1, 2019 - Thursday, June 20. • July Newsletter ... June 23-28 ... Calendar. Isaiah 40:28-31 New King James Version (NKJV). 28 Have you not known...

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June 2019 Rev. Rob Purdy Pastor

Church Newsletter

J.Wells, Editor C.Harrison, Online Editor

June Calendar Isaiah 40:28-31 New King James Version (NKJV) 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Can you believe that it is already June? I’ll admit that I am always a little nervous when June rolls around. This is the month when the church goes into high gear! There are soo many things on the church’s calendar! It’s a little overwhelming, until you remember from where our strength comes! The church is dedicated to doing Kingdom work and the power comes from the King! He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. The Lord will sustain us through VBS, the Everybody Bible Studies, the Bank Building Purchase, the Mission trip to Belize, the Mission trip to Darrington…the Lord will renew our strength! Of course, that promise is for those who “wait on the Lord”. “Wait” not only means to pause and let the Lord lead, it also means to “serve”. Gerda and I are happy to be waiting with you, FBC Seabrook! God bless, Pastor Rob

Saturday, June 01 •

Church Workday

Sunday, June 02 •

Lord’s Supper Services

Wednesday, June 05 •

Mandatory VBS Youth Volunteer Meeting @ 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 06 •

YOUTH to the Zoo

June 10—14 •

Vacation Bible School

Friday, June 14 •

VBS Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, June 16 •

Fathers Day

Thursday, June 20 •

July Newsletter Deadline

Friday, June 21 •

Youth Fundraiser—A Night of Magic with Rick Hebert

June 23-28 •

Darrington, WA Mission Trip

Saturday, June 29 •

YOUTH-Spud Run Prep

Sunday, June 30 • •

Spud Run Youth Fundraiser 5th Sunday Hymn Sing

Weekly Schedule Sunday 8:15 am ................................................................. Adult Bible Study ............................................ 1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146)-Portable Bldg 9:15 — 9:30 am .................................... 1st Adult Coffee Fellowship ...................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 9:15 — 10:30 am ............................................................1st Nursery ...................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 9:15 — 10:30 am ................................................ Children’s Church ..................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 9:30 — 10:30 am ...................................... Berean Adult Fellowship ............................................ 1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146)-Portable Bldg 9:30 — 10:30 am ........... Youth Bible Study (Jr. & Sr. High Classes) ............................................ 1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146)-Portable Bldg 9:30 — 10:30 am .............................................. 1st Worship Service ...................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 10:45 — 11:00 am ................................. 2nd Adult Coffee Fellowship ...................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 10:45 am — 12:00 pm .................................................... 2nd Nursery ...................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 10:45 am — 12:00 pm .....................Children’s Church/Pre-K Church ..................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 11:00 am — 12:00 pm ....................................... 2nd Worship Service ...................................................................1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 1:15 — 2:00 pm ...................... Retirement Ministry Worship Service .............................................. Regal Estates, 500 Enterprise, League City

Monday 6:30 pm ............................... Men’s Bible Study & Dinner Fellowship ......... (On SUMMER BREAK, will resume Sept 2)1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146)

Wednesday ***No Wednesday Evening Services during VBS (June 12) 6:30 — 7:30 pm ...................... Youth Discipleship (6th-12th grades) ............................................ 1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146)-Portable Bldg 6:30 — 7:30 pm .... Everybody Bible Study ‘A Place Called Heaven’ ................................................................... 1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146) 6:30 — 7:30 pm ................................................................... Nursery ................................................................... 1506 Bayport Blvd., (Hwy 146)

Regular Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday 9:30 AM—1:30 PM

The Church office is open Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. The main office phone number is 281-474-3281. If you call while the office is closed or after hours please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

June 2019 Tellers Jun 02 .... John & Cheryl Harrison, Norma Keeler & Margie Minix Jun 09 .........................Mary Johnson, Kathy Slater & Pat Smartt Jun 16 ...................................................... Gene & Heather Engel Jun 23 .................. Karen Broyles, Michelle Hazlett & Linda Long Jun 30 .......................... Mary Johnson, Linda Long & Pat Smartt

A look at the church finances…General Funds April 2019………………………………$23,148.51

Do you need prayer? We would love to pray for you!

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Thank you for your faithful giving! Page 2

Youth VBS Volunteers Mandatory Meeting June 5th @ 6:00 pm

Boyd Rowland Jennifer Stewart Norma Keeler

All youth who plan to volunteer during VBS, please meet in the Children’s Church room at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5th.

Karen Mayes Kim King Bob Wilk Coral Mewborn Debra Seadzi

Vacation Bible School 2019

Johnny Broussard Shane Clark Abigail O’Neal John Harrison Peter Purdy Garbi Seadzi Lindsey Garza

Church Workday

June 10 — 14, 2019 , 9:00 am—3:00 pm Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm - Join us for the VBS 2019 closing ceremonies. All VBS participants, parents and church family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 AM A Church Workday is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st. We need lots and lots of help to get our church ready for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. We will be cleaning out the front of the annex building, moving tables, building frames for the VBS stage and so much more. (Please bring your tools if you can help in the construction of the frames needed for the VBS stage.)

Sunday, June 16

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Deadline for JULY 2019

9:30 & 11:00 AM Service

Thursday June 20, 2019 Page 3

R.E.F.U.G.E. Student Ministry Fundraiser Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm !

R.E.F.U.G.E. Student Ministry th th (6 through 12 grade)

R.E.F.U.G.E. Student Ministry Jr. High and Sr. High Sunday School classes meet every Sunday, 9:30—10:30 am in the first portable building directly behind the main church building.

R.E.F.U.G.E. Student Ministry Wednesday Discipleship

With Rick Hebert

meets from 6:30—7:30 pm in the first portable building directly behind the main church building. JUNE MISSION PROJECT ~ The youth will be collecting items for Anchor Point Pregnancy Center throughout the month. Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, rattles, crinkle books, teething toys, hygiene items, and new clothes and blankets are very much appreciated. There is a tote in the foyer where donations can be dropped off.

Tickets will go on sale soon, watch for updates

Mission Trip to Darrington, WA June 23—28, 2019

Saturday, June 01 ~ Clear Falls Graduation will be held at Challenger Columbia Stadium at 7:30 pm. Our own Jessica Forrest is graduating!!! Everyone is welcome to attend!!

Youth Mission Trip to Belize July 26—August 2, 2019

will be held at Clear Falls High School at 2:00 pm. Our own Billie Jean Hoffman is graduating!!! Everyone is welcome to attend!!

Wednesday, June 05 ~ The youth will meet at

6:00 pm in the Children’s Church room for a MANDATORY meeting in preparation for VBS. All youth who plan to volunteer during VBS must be at the meeting.

Thursday, June 06 ~ A Day at the Zoo. The youth will meet at the church at 8:00 am to spend the day at the Houston Zoo. More details to come.

Wednesday, June 12 ~ No Evening Services due to VBS Friday, June 21 ~ The youth will host A Night of Magic with Rick Hebert. The show will start promptly at 7:00 pm will end at 8:20 pm. Tickets will go on sale soon, watch for updates!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sunday, June 02 ~ Clear View Graduation

R.E.F.U.G.E. Student Ministry Fundraiser

Spud Run

Sunday, June 30, 2019 Stop by on your way home and get your fully loaded baked potato for only $5.00.

5th Sunday Hymn Sing

Sunday, June 23 ~ The youth will lead Children’s Church during

the 1st service. Youth, please be in the Children’s Church room, ready to serve by 9:15 am.

Saturday, June 29 ~ The youth will meet at the church 10:00 am for our Spud Run Prep. The more help we have the faster the work will go, so please plan to come.

Sunday, June 30 ~ The youth will host a Spud Run Fundraiser after

June 30, 2019 9:30 & 11:00 am Services

each service. Stop by our table on your way home to get your fully loaded baked potato for $5.00

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June 2019 Lamplight - Called to Minister I recently read an article about Matt Chandler, the lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. The article centers on Chandler’s recent sermon series – “The Arena Culture.” What follows are a few of his sermon points: “I’m not interested in it (arena culture),” he said. “I want to grow together and that doesn’t (only) happen by preaching sermons. That happens when we’re on the ground together.” • “We’ve become an amusement-driven church and we should participate in the Body of Christ for the purposes of discipleship and community — not entertainment.” Far too many people, Chandler warned, “are interested in the more external elements of ministry — such as impressive light shows and worship bands — instead of actually growing the Kingdom of God.” “I want to reorient your mind around what it means to belong to a church. My job, and the job of vocational ministers, is not to do the work of ministry, but rather (it’s ) to help you see, spot, be trained in your giftedness and then unleash that giftedness on the world around us as you have been called to ministry. It isn’t that The Village Church has 50 ministers, it’s that The Village Church has 6,000 ministers. That’s how the manifold wisdom of God is seen.” “Christians are called to image the Creator God wherever they are, and that begins with the home and workplace.” “When we worship God together, it shouldn’t be like a funeral or sitting in the doctor’s office or being stuck in traffic. We should rejoice, and as we rejoice, we should recognize the holiness and the sovereignty and the majesty of Almighty God.” •





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Shortly after Chandler began his ministry at the Highland Village First Baptist Church (The Village Church), the congregation grew from several hundred to several thousand. And it continues to add about 1000 members per year. These are all worth considering, but for now I want to focus on one... “It isn’t that The Village Church has 50 ministers, it’s that The Village Church has 6000 ministers.” In the same way, it isn’t that FBC Seabrook has a handful of ministers, it’s that FBC Seabrook has at least 130 ministers. We are small, but because of our God, we are mighty. We are a small church blessed with a visionary pastor who is always ready to equip us for BIG ministry. In a few weeks our Annual “All Day” VBS begins. This is BIG! It’s one week when we can pour the truth of the Gospel into the hearts of God’s future ministers. Please pray for VBS. Please pray for our Summer Missions program. One team will minister in Washington and another team will minister in Belize. FBC Seabrook understands the importance of discipleship. This summer everyone is invited to participate in the Summer Everybody Bible Study Series. There are two studies planned – A Place Called Heaven and Imago Dei – Please see the sign-up sheets in the church lobby. We need ministers to staff a children’s program on Wednesday evenings in the Fall. We have several ideas, such as Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action or maybe even a Children’s Choir. Please seek the Lord to find out if you are the minister for this ministry. Please let me know if you are interested. The FBC Seabrook Men’s and Women’s Ministries will announce their fall Bible studies soon. Please watch for details. DLife is recruiting new group leaders. If you are interested, please let us know. These are just a few of the ministry and discipleship opportunities at FBC Seabrook. It’s exciting to watch God work through His church. Don’t be shy! Join the ranks of the called. God will provide you with everything you need! Remember this… you are loved, and you are always in my prayers. In Christ, Cheryl Page 5

June 2019

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Saturday CHURCH WORKDAY

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CFHS Graduation

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Everybody Bible Study “A Place Called Heaven”

CVHS Graduation

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8:00 AM ~ Youth

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No Wednesday Evening Services

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6:30 PM

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Mission Team to Darrington, WA

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5th Sunday Hymn Sing

Youth Spud Run Fundraiser

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7:00 PM A Night of Magic with Rick Hebert

Everybody Bible Study

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VBS Decorating Days

7:00 PM VBS Closing Ceremonies Family Night

VBS ♥ June 10 – 14 ♥ 9 am – 3 pm

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6:30 PM

Lord’s Supper Services

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Mandatory VBS Youth Volunteers Meeting

9:30 & 11:00 AM

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6:00 PM

6:30 PM

Everybody Bible Study Regular Sunday Services 8:15—9:15 AM .......... Adult Bible Study 9:15—9:30 AM .......... 1st Adult Coffee Fellowship 9:15—10:30 AM ........ 1st Nursery / Children’s Church 9:30—10:30 AM ........ Berean Adult Fellowship and Youth Bible Study 9:30—10:30 AM ........ 1st Worship Service 10:45—11:00 AM ...... 2nd Adult Coffee Fellowship 10:45—Noon ............ 2nd Nursery / Children’s Church / Pre-K Church 11:00—Noon ............. 2nd Worship Service

29 10:00 AM Youth Spud Run Preparation