Palm Sunday was the day that we celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem that begins the last fateful week of our Lord's life. He is only 33. He is fully determined to complete his life purpose and show us the better way to live in genuine faith. Sunday night he stays in Bethany, a small village outside of Jerusalem. He is among good friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha. He is safe there.

He and his Disciples and other followers leave Bethany on Monday morning and travel into Jerusalem to teach the Way of Unconditional Love for God and others. On the journey into the big city Jesus becomes hungry and goes over to a fig tree that is full of leaves which means it should have fruit. Anticipating a delicious yummy fig, he discovers the tree is barren. He curses the tree for not bearing fruit. The band of upstarts enters Jerusalem to pursue their teaching. He discovers the Temple being turned from a house of prayer into a house of greed. He creates a scene by "cleansing" it. Oh my! He will not last long now, that is for sure. The Temple was a magnificent building complex and could easily be considered as one of the great architectural wonders of the ancient world. How dare he desecrate it. But he did. That evening the Jesus people head back to safety and friendship in Bethany for the evening.

This Week at FBC

Wednesday - 6:30p.m. - Women's Small Grow Groups

Thursday - 6:30p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Friday 6:30p.m. - Good Friday Service / Communion

Sunday 10:45 Resurrection Service followed by Easter egg Hunt for children

Deadline Extended for Women's Spring Retreat Registration. New deadline is Sunday, April 24. Please sign up at the ministry table or call the office. Please make $25 check payable to Circleville FBC and note Women's Spring retreat in the memo section and use a pink offering envelope for your registration with your name and amount on the envelope. Those can be turned in at the ministry table on Sunday or at the office.

Updated: Mar 13

Excited to announce the baptisms of Emma Camden and Olivia Holbrook. If you missed it last Sunday, you can catch it here!

Another Congratulations church family on reaching the Building Fund Matching Challenge!!!!! To be exact, we gave $19,198 and the donor still gave the full $20000 match. Outstanding church! We are now approaching The $200k amount on the mortgage.

The Ignite Youth Group will meet tonight-Sunday night at 6PM. On Sunday, March 20 the youth will be going to the Trampoline Park in Hilliard.

Our worship attendance continues to grow back toward our pre pandemic average.Come on back if your health allows you to do so. Our attendance percentage mirrors the national average for Protestant churches. Slowly growing back but Spring will be here soon and it looks like the virus is declining.

We have a new church sign coming this Spring. We are working on the logistics in the next steps. We are excited about it!

The Women's ministry (L.I.F.T.) are hosting a Girl's game night in for women and teen girls (Grade 6 and up), starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 25.

We will be hosting our State VBS training here on site 10:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Some of our adults and students are learning the new songs during March to share during training.

God is good!

Pastor Billy

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Our theme in worship this coming Sunday will be "My God Forgives Me." We will celebrate the Lord's Supper this Sunday morning in worship, Dec. 19. We invite all baptized believers to join with us in the observance.

Christmas Eve Candlelighting service at 6PM. Enjoy a joyful time of carols, scripture readings and the simple retelling of the greatest birth story ever. Last year the snow blizzard arrived just as we were starting worship. Weather should be a lot more "cooperative" this year. Budget receipts to date are $232,791. Our total gifts for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions so far is $1825. Our worship attendance was 112. Our Treasurer announces that Sunday morning December 26 will be the deadline for financial contributions to be counted for this year's contribution statements. This includes in person or online giving. Many thanks to all the individuals who helped provide the meal and cleanup at last week's luncheon!!!!! The Matching Building Fund Challenge continues through February 28. Please designate your gift on the envelope as "Building Fund Challenge." "If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 God is always good, Pastor Billy

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