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					 First Baptist
 Church
 of Anacortes
 2717 “J” Avenue
 Anacortes, WA                                                                                                                             August 2010
 98221

 Phone: 360-293-5300
 Fax: 360-293-8434
 Email: fbcoffice@fidalgo.net
                                                                                                                                     Regular                              Summer is here and it is time for vacation. By the time
                                                                                                                                 Sunday Schedule                          you read this, Monique, Rebecca and I will be in
                                                                                                                            \        9:00 Service                         California, helping Rachael and our soon to be son-in-
                                                                                                                                  9:00 – 10:15 a.m.                       law, Todd get ready for their new lives together. This
                                                                                                                                  Children & Adult                        includes cleaning and painting their new apartment as
                                                                                                                                   Sunday Classes                         well as getting ready for their wedding.
                                                                                                                                   10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                          I believe that this time of year is an important time in the life of our
                                                                                                                                      Fellowship
                                                                                                                                                          church. It is one of those times when we have the opportunity to take a
                                                                                                                                    10:45 Service         collective breath, slow down and spend more time with friends and
                                    Our new Associate Pastor, Kevin Olivarez, and his family have recently joined               10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                 Children’s Church
                                                                                                                                                          family.
                                us at FBC Anacortes. Here’s a little background information to help you get to know
 www.anacortesfbc.com           them better.                                                                                    Adult Sunday Classes
                                                                                                                                                          It is also an in-between time. It is after the events of spring and before
                                                                                                                                (Both Services are held
                                    Kevin and his wife Kate both grew up in the great state of Texas. Kevin comes                  in the Sanctuary)
                                                                                                                                                          the upcoming events of the fall. Spring events included a full and
                                from a town called Mission, affectionately known as “Northern Mexico” and Kate is                                         exciting Vacation Bible School and the arrival of Kevin, Kate, Claire and
                                from San Antonio. Both graduated from Texas A&M University, both majoring in Ag                                           Daniel.
                                Economics, which prepared them for their future professions of ministry and
                                counseling. Well, not really! They moved to Colorado Springs soon after their
                                                                                                                                   Watch for              Looking forward to the fall, we can anticipate more extensive children
NEWSLETTER
                                marriage in 2001.                                                                               details on a fun          and youth ministries and our small group kick-off. This time of year is
SUBMISSIONS
                                                                                                                                children’s event          important for another reason. It is when we begin planning. Plans are
If you would like                   Kevin was in sales for a couple of years after college, until making a leap of faith         happening on             being made for a back-to-school event for children, and we are planning
something included in           to become a part-time assistant youth pastor at his local church. He was in youth                                         to kick off our small group ministries with a study called Five Things
our monthly news-               ministry for 13 years, most recently as Youth Pastor at a non-denominational church              September 11!
                                                                                                                                                          God Uses to Grow Your Faith. Five Things God Uses to Grow Your
letter, please submit           in Colorado Springs. In September, he will finish work on his Masters in Theology
                                                                                                                                                          Faith is a little different than what we have done the last two years, but I
items on or before the          from Fuller Seminary. He loves to run, bike, hike, read, and listen to all kinds of
                                music.                                                                                                                    believe it will be an exciting study.
published deadline of
each month.
                                    Kate worked in banking and accounting for several years after college, but felt
                                                                                                                                Just a Reminder           So, during the next few weeks as you slow down and take some time
           Thank you.           God’s call to pursue a degree in counseling several years ago. Two children later,                     The next           with friends and family, please do something else – take a little extra
           Fran Bohall          Kate finished her master’s in counseling in the Spring of 2009. Today she is a stay                 NEWSLETTER            time with your Heavenly Father. Spend some time growing and
                                at home mom, waiting to see where God will have her use her counseling skills.                   DEADLINE is Noon         renewing your relationship with Him. Pray for the leadership of your
                                Kate likes running, biking, reading, cooking, and coffee dates.                                                           church. Pray that we will experience the presence and direction of God
                                                                                                                                on Friday, August27
                                                                                                                                Newsletters will be in    in our lives. Pray that He will direct you to where you might serve Him.
                                     The Olivarez kids keep Kevin and Kate busy and entertained. Claire, 4, is a                                          There will be many opportunities to serve, whether it is with our children
      FBC Staff                 sweet, sometimes-shy, non-girly girl. Forget the dolls, she enjoys playing with cars,              mailboxes by
     Eric Malamma                                                                                                                                         and youth or as a small group leader.
                                horses, and stuffed animals. She loves preschool and can’t wait for it to start in the          Sunday, September 5.
      Senior Pastor
                                fall. Daniel, 2, is a fun loving little guy whose greatest joy is bugging his big sister.
     Kevin Olivarez             He also enjoys playing with cars, trucks, animals, and anything that makes noise.                                         Finally, please pray for me that I can stay dry-eyed through Rachael’s
     Associate Pastor                                                                                                                                     wedding.
      Dick Ottoson                 If you haven’t met Kevin and Kate yet, don’t forget to introduce yourself so they              The Weekly Bulletin
    Ministry to Seniors         can get to know YOU too! They are thrilled to be a part of God’s work here at FBC.                    Deadline is         Pastor Eric
      Fran Bohall                                                                                                                 Wednesday, 4 p.m.
     Admin. Assistant
Care                                                                                                                                                  Dave Stalsbroten Joins AMOS
o Please hold
r the following
                                                                                                                                 It shouldn't be surprising that God does amazing things, yet we are so often
                                                                        First Baptist Family!!                                   surprised. This is one of those times. Our own Dave Stalsbroten will be joining

n persons
                                                                                                                                 missionaries we help support in Nicaragua in the AMOS ministry (which we
                                                                                                                                 also help support). AMOS (A Ministry Of Sharing) is a public health ministry
   in your
e prayers.
                                                                                                                                 developed by Christian doctors in one of the poorest areas in the Americas. It
                                             THANK YOU SO MUCH, for making us feel so welcome!! Kate, Claire, Daniel             seeks to find and develop local community health promoters who are able to                One Hour of Prayer
r                                        and I have felt so loved by y’all! The greetings, the food basket, and the grace
                                         when we don’t remember names is an incredible blessing. We are so excited
                                                                                                                                 run a small clinic stocked with essential medications, as well as implement
                                                                                                                                 health projects in their communities such as the construction of wells, latrines,
                                                                                                                                 family vegetable gardens, and health education campaigns. Several teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       There are many dear souls praying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       regularly, caring for the needs that
                                         to be here in Anacortes and to minister alongside you to advance the Kingdom                                                                                                  touch this congregation. Perhaps you
                                                                                                                                 from here have visited Nicaragua to help AMOS expand to new villages.
                                         of God. In the short time that we have been here, we are encouraged by the                                                                                                    need someone to pray for you or
At Home:                                 conversations we’ve had with many of you about your readiness to go where                   Last June, Dave told about his last 3 years of full-time vocational ministry in   someone you care about. Please
                                         God is calling us as a church.                                                          Seattle. It was satisfying to hear how God has so clearly provided the right
Earl Cooley, Kamiyo Culbertson,                                                                                                                                                                                        place your prayer requests in the
                                                                                                                                 people to continue what started there. Dave also told about his call to
Carol Kyle, Lorraine Love, Betty                                                                                                 Nicaragua. He writes,                                                                 offering plate. Your requests will be
Morgan, John Munday, Glenda                  John 10:10 is one of my favorite passages in the scriptures, “The thief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       prayed for at the Wednesday night
Norton, Darla Simpson, Dave Tweten       comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life,              “The incarnation is messy. It is painful. And it may be the most meaningful       Hour of Prayer meeting, or you may
                                         and have it to the full.” In the first part of this verse Jesus reminds us that         way we can engage the world. For me, the past three years of youth ministry at
                                         there is an enemy whose desire is to destroy us. A friend of mine once said             Rainier Beach have been a crash course on what the incarnation is all about. If       access the prayer chain by calling the
At a Care Facility:                      that the verse might read: The thief comes to steal our perspective, to kill our        I were to attempt a summary, it would be: draw close to people, listen humbly,        church office.
Yvonne Cote, Floyd & Bea Eaton,          hopes and to destroy our purpose. It’s really easy to get distracted by all the         discover needs, and try to offer a creative response that honors everyone
Ray Jones, Carol Laws, Gladys Nicol,                                                                                             involved.
                                         things that compete for our time: work, sports, vacation, TV shows, that guy or
Ora Vernon                               that girl, sickness, too much money, not enough money, power, and the list                  Through long months of listening to young people at Rainier Beach High
                                         goes on and on.                                                                         School, I found something simple – that youth need adults in their lives who
Shut – Ins:                                                                                                                      love and care about them. Not just one youth worker, not just one outreach
                                                                                                                                 day, but a sustained presence from a group of adults who love Jesus.                  Anacortes
                                               Thank God the verse doesn’t end there; Jesus came that we may have a full
Lona Manning, Betsy Stenger,
                                         life in him! I believe that full life is joining God in the redeeming work that he is        Accordingly, I set out to create a place where adults and youth could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Christian
Don & Donna Sehlin, Elwin Vernon
                                         already doing here on earth. A little later in the book of John Jesus was               develop strong relationships through shared experiences in the hope of                Women’s Club…
                                         comforting his friends’ doubts and fears when he said this to them, “I tell you         creating opportunities to share the Gospel. That place became RHF CrossFit, a
                                         the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and            gym with the mission of cultivating “Christ-centered mentorship through
                                                                                                                                 fitness.”
We Would Like to Visit &                 even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” (John 14:12)
                                         That is an incredible promise; did you catch that, we will do GREATER works
Pray for You                             than Jesus! That’s what I call a full life!
                                                                                                                                     God used the process of starting the gym to reveal much about my own
                                                                                                                                 heart and character. I realized that I love initiating things; I enjoy asking big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       All women are invited to a lunch at
If you (or someone you know in the                                                                                                                                                                                     the home of Lee Bermingham, at
                                                                                                                                 questions about pervasive problems and trying to find creative solutions that         noon on Thursday, August 12.
church family) are admitted to a             Friends, this is an exciting time to be part of FBC and the family of God. God      are meaningful and lasting. And I love working with motivated people who are
hospital or care center, please notify                                                                                                                                                                                 Suggested donation is $8. Reserva-
                                         has a heart for the poor and the needy, the prisoner and the oppressed, the             hopeful for change.
the church office at 293-5300. With                                                                                                                                                                                    tions are required. Call Lorraine at
                                         widow and the orphan, the sick and the lame, and for everyone else in and                    In essence, this is what the next chapter in Nicaragua represents. As I          293-9325 or Anita at 293-7957 to
new regulations, it is increasingly      around Anacortes. Will you join me in praying for God’s divine appointments
difficult to find people in these                                                                                                faced a transitional moment in my own life with many students graduating, I           make your reservation and obtain
                                         and opportunities to help others experience this fullness of life? Bless you            was offered a position as a delegations coordinator with AMOS. I will be              Lee’s address.
facilities, so we need your help!                                                                                                planning and coordinating short-term mission trips for groups from the US,
                                         friends; it’s an honor and a privilege to be one of your pastors.
                                                                                                                                 while also engaging these teams in conversations about the heartbeat of God.          Come enjoy a special feature and
                                                                                                                                 It’s as though everything up to this point has led to this.                           inspirational speaker, Linda Wozniak
                                                                                                                                     It is my dream that our work as the family of God will be thoughtful,             of Olympia.
            Worry?!?                                                                                                             sustainable, reproducible, and honoring toward everyone involved. Hopefully,
                                                                                                                                 the work in Rainier Valley has approached this goal, and hopefully our work in
Worry never climbed a hill,                                                                                                      Nicaragua will continue it.
Worry never paid a bill,
                                                                                                                                      I feel incredibly blessed to have grown up in a church family that sought to
Worry never dried a tear,
                                                                                                                                 “be the living presence of Christ in the community.” Now, almost a decade later,
Worry never calmed a fear,                                                                                                                                                                                              Here’s your answer for Just for KIDS:
                                                                                                                                 I have the opportunity to see what this looks like overseas. I’d love it if you
Worry never darned a heel                                                                                                        could join me, either in person or in spirit, as we dream about what it looks like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “I am the bread of life. He who comes
Worry never cooked a meal,                                                                                                       for the Kingdom of God to take root here on earth.”                                   to me will never go hungry, and he who
It never led a horse to water,                                                                                                                                                                                         believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Nor ever did a thing it “oughter.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              John 6:35, NIV
                   -Anonymous
                                                        Meets on Tuesday at 7 PM

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                                                   HOW ABOUT THOSE GRANDKIDS?                                                                                               -Continued from page 4

                                                          Dick Ottoson, Ministry to Seniors                                 One of my Maryland grandsons, Drew Garbrick, age 11, has hands
                                                                                                                          just like mine. They are big and boney, the third finger is far longer than
                                          When I was a lad, my dad wanted me to become a doctor. My mother                the index finger, and there is the same peculiar bend at the last knuckle
                                        hoped I would serve God as a missionary. In my teen years I was                   of the second finger on each hand. “Drew, you poor kid! You have
                                        interested in Architectural Engineering. My college degree was a B.S. in          hands just like mine! But they’re strong hands and they have served me                 “A” for August
                                        Microbiology/Public Health. This circuitous path ultimately took me into          well. They may not look great, but they really work!” More fundamental,            “A” for “A Lot of Tuna”
                                        pastoral ministry.                                                                however, is not the shape of Drew’s hands, but the shape of his                     You’ll find our Salvation
                                                                                                                          character. This is what matters most.
                                          Like my dad and mom, we all have dreams for our children. But rare is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Army Food Bank
                                        the home where the offspring walk step-by-step in the direction the                 My prayer is that Christina and Drew and all of the other grandkids             Basket ready to collect your
  Beverage Gift Certificates            parents had designed or hoped. Nevertheless, while our kids may make              will embrace the Christian truths and lifestyle that I hold dear. TO A                        items
    for FBC’s Bistro Bar                their own decisions, in most cases we as parents play a critical role in          MARKED DEGREE, THIS IS THE ACID TEST OF MY PARENTING.                                     in the Foyer!
                                        shaping their character and values.                                               For now, I am praying and watching, with occasional input into the
Looking for a fun birthday or thank
                                                                                                                          formation of their lives.
you gift for someone special?             When it comes to grandkids, that’s another story; of the eight                                                                                                   Conversational Dinners
Search no further…our Holy
Grounds Bistro Bar now has gift
                                        grandchildren Nita and I claim, one lives nearby, in Seattle; two live in                                                                                          Resume in September!
                                        Maryland and five in Austria. We have only occasional and minimal input
certificates for sale
at the Bistro counter! Beverages
                                        into the shaping of their lives. It is up to their parents to do the major                            PrimeTimer Travel Event                                     We hear a lot of good testimonies
                                        rearing of those children.                                                                                                                                        from many of us who have been
offered range from specialty java                                                                                                                                                                         blessed by being part of a conversa-
creations (e.g., lattes, cappuccinos)    Yet I recall hearing years ago the proposition that THE CRITICAL                 Monday, August 16, the PrimeTimers are going to Lynden’s                        tional dinner, either as a host or as a
to delicious hot and cold chocolate     TEST OF EFFECTIVE PARENTING LIES NOT IN THE OUTCOME OF                            Northwest Washington Fair. The FBC bus leaves for Lynden                        guest. Conversational dinners have
drinks (e.g., steaming hot choco-       OUR CHILDREN, BUT RATHER IN THE EVALUATION OF OUR                                 at 9:30 a.m. Please bring $8 for the bus and driver cost.                       provided us with an opportunity to
lates). Gift certificates are sold in   GRANDCHILDREN. What kind of adults have they become?                                                                                                              share how we came to know the
$10 and $20 denominations and                                                                                             Also, you will need to bring money for admission, lunch and                     Lord and encourage one another by
make a great gift for all ages.           In our case, this story is far from complete. Our grandchildren now             other goodies. You are welcome to join us for a fun-filled day;                 sharing how the Lord is working in
                                        range in age from six months to fourteen years.                                   just sign up on the Lynden Fair sheet on the table in the                       our lives.
                                                                                                                          foyer. If you have questions, contact Dick Ottoson at 588-                      If you want to experience this kind of
                                          However, as this article goes to press, we are in the midst of hosting
                                                                                                                          1505 or Jan Anderson at 873-8293.                                               joy, please be a part of FBC’s
                                        Christina Ottoson, age 14, our oldest grandchild. From her home in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conversational Dinners. Schedules
                                        Salzburg, Austria, she has flown here on her own, at our invitation. Every
                                                                                                                                                                                                          will be flexible – could be done at
PNB American Baptist Girls              indication is that she is sweet, intelligent, gifted, disciplined, an excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                          either lunch or dinner, wherever and
                                        role-model to her younger siblings. But even if you may think these
On August 20-22 there will be a                                                                                                                                                                           whenever the group decides to do it.
                                        evaluations are somewhat embellished by a proud old grandfather, she
regional gathering of American          is still just one of eight. What about the other seven? Who knows? Time                                                                                              Signup sheet is in the foyer
Baptist Girls at Mount Zion             will tell!                                                                                                      Plants Free for the Asking!                           last Sunday to sign up is
Baptist Church in Seattle.                                                                                                                                                                                           August 8!
                                          As believing Christians, parents and grandparents, we do have a
                                   rd
If you are a girl who will be in 3      biblical mandate. Here is one of multiple passages dealing with our
through 12th grade this fall, you       calling as parents:
                                                   He decreed statutes for Jacob                                           FREE FOR THE ASKING ─ Call Mary Bajema 299-0462
are invited to attend. The cost is
                                                     and established the law in Israel,                                    Orange Day Lilies                            Lycin
$30 and there are scholarship
                                                   which he commanded our forefathers                                      Tall creeping lavender asters                White Campanula
funds available if needed.                                                                                                 Tall Knickinick                              Ajuga
                                                    to teach their children,
                                                   so that the next generation would know them,                            Strawberry plants                            Anise
If you are interested in going, see
                                                    even the children yet to be born,                                      Shasta and Marguente daisies                 Jupiter Beard, pink
Betsy Mosley to pre-register. If                    and they in turn would tell their children.                            Jacobs Ladder                                Sedums                                  NEED A RIDE TO
you have any questions, call                       Then they would put their trust in God                                  Columbine                                    Lilac starts, lavender
Betsy at 293-9328.                                  and would not forget his deeds                                         Lily of the Valley                                                                        CHURCH?
                                                    but keep his commands.                                                 Raspberry plants: order and will dig in the fall
                                                        Psalm 78:5-7 (NIV)                                                                                                                                    WE HAVE WHEELS!
                                                                                                                           Tall Lavender Phlox,: order and I will dig in the fall when it goes dormant
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call group coordinator
                                                                                             Continued on page 5           There may be other stuff in my yard that, if you like, I may be able to give
                                                                                                                           you a start.                                                                     Nancy Stannert, 293-2968.


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                                                                                         “Connecting Women with God and with Each Other”

                                                                              We hope that you are enjoying the summer and have many fond memories.
                                                                              It's hard to believe that there is only a month before summer is over and school
                                                                              will be starting. It's time to begin thinking about the fall and fall activities, so           Birthdays
                                                                              the Women's Ministries leadership is planning for our fall Bible studies and
                                                                              special events.                                                                        8/2    Leah Morrow
                                                                                                                                                                     8/3    Rosie Gallatin
                                                                              One special event coming up is the “Women of Faith - Imagine” conference               8/5    Evelyn Forster
                                                                              being held in Seattle at the Key Arena on October 29-30. The cost is $89,              8/7    Beth Cleland
                                                                              and that includes your lunch for both days. Some of the highlighted presenters         8/7    Don Sehlin
                                                                              are Michelle Aguilar, Lisa Harper, Karen James, Luci Swindoll, and Sheila              8/8    George Khtaian
                                                                              Walsh. You can get full details at the Women of Faith website:                         8/9    Ray Smith
                                                                              http://www.womenoffaith.com/seattle/. If you are interested in attending, Mount        8/12   Heather Holmes
                                                                              Vernon First Baptist Church has a pack of 50 tickets, and they would love to           8/13   Teddy Mann
                                                                              connect with women from other churches for this event. You may contact                 8/13   Donna Murray
                                                                              Wendy Duranceau at Mount Vernon First Baptist church office (360-336-9725)             8/14   Ron Havenstein
                                                                              or e-mail at fbc2@fbc-mvbur.org. The deadline for payment is August 7, but             8/19   Andrew Stalsbroten
                                                                              she may be able to give few extra days.                                                8/20   Bob Doop
                                                                                                                                                                     8/22   Marlene Mihelich
                                                                              If you are looking for something new this fall, why not consider becoming              8/23   Margaret Oehlman
                                                                              involved in Women's Ministries. There are varieties of ways to be involved:            8/24   Kylee Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                     8/25   Myrna Eastman
                                                                                   attend a Bible study
                                                                                                                                                                     8/25   Ann Huston
                                                                                   help with various special events
                                                                                                                                                                     8/25   Marvin Shoultz
                                                                                   help organize social events just to connect with and get to know other           8/26   Tilly Culbertson
                                                                                      women                                                                          8/26   Norm Johnston
                                                                                   help in the Wednesday morning children's program                                 8/28   Cynthia Hill
                                                                                   help the Bible study facilitators or be a co-facilitator                         8/28   Jeri Strom
                                                                                   help with service projects                                                       8/29   Alba Stevens
                                                                                   help with the newsletter and/or event publicity                                  8/30   Andy Culbertson
                  The answer can be found on page 7                                                                                                                  8/30   Lona Manning
                                                                                 Perhaps you have been involved with Women's Ministries in the past or see           8/30   Emily Rider
                                                                                 needs that currently are not being met; why not share your ideas and
                                                                                 concerns. We are always open to new ideas and welcome new women into
                            My Turn in the Nursery                               the ministry. If you would like to participate or just want more information,
                                                                                 contact Simone Caracciolo at 293-8927, Alba Stevens at 708-8121 or
Last Sunday was my turn in the nursery to work.                                  Mary Bajema at 299-0462.
My heart wasn’t in it; my feelings were hurt.
A child from its mother did not want to part                                  Tentative dates for the beginning of the fall programs:
And it cried a lot with its broken heart.
                                                     More nursery helpers     Fall Kickoff.......................................mid September
I prayed that soon the hour would end                Are seriously needed!    Bible Studies.....................................end of September
Then I could relax – no more children to tend.                                Serenity Seekers................................mid September                                           Anniversaries
Soon the hour was over; it felt so good to be free      If you can help       Moms Coffee Break .........................September 22 or 29 (They will meet twice
I said, “Once a month is too much for me!”               once a month         a month this year.)                                                                    8/7    Curtis & Nicoline Payne
                                                      or once in a while,                                                                                            8/8    Mickey & Phyllis Miron
That very Sunday as I sat in the pew                                                                                                                                 8/9    Oliver & Val Stalsbroten
A very good sermon, but visitors were few.             call Sheryl Bjerk      Our study focus this fall will be to complement and coordinate with our
                                                                              Pastor’s all-church program, "Five Things God Uses to Grow Faith." Watch               8/11   Bob & Sheryl Bjerk
But down came a woman and her soul was saved.          at 360-770-2495.
                                                                              the bulletin and the Women's Ministries bulletin board for more details, which         8/11   Mike & Susan Gallatin
She was the mother of that crying babe!
                                                                              will be coming soon.                                                                   8/12   Steve & Julie Winters
Then it dawned on me that I had been a part                                                                                                                          8/14   Michael & Sharon Lewis
Of her being saved – of giving God her heart.                                                                                                                        8/22   Earl & Nancy Cooley
From that day on I would never dread
Working in the nursery while souls are fed.

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