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In the book: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss states: “There are so many things you can learn about. But…you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” 

Are you living with eyes open or closed? 

There are so many people today who are walking around in this world blind and fumbling in the darkness. The apostle Paul states why:

“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

Paul goes on to say how we are to remove that veil by turning to Jesus! That’s the Encounter that we are introducing people to. I am praying for this series to open our eyes to the spiritual realm around us so we don’t miss out on the best in this world:God! There’s more going on than what we can physically see. We are beings made of flesh AND spirit. I want to not only be involved in the work of God but also see what God’s work is in the spiritual realm! 

We have our eyes opened to God’s world through prayer and reading God’s Word (the Bible). 

We have different opportunities this month to Encourage and Equip one another and therefore be involved in and see God’s work. I would like you to make it a point to invite someone to worship with us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 or 10:45. And to invite someone with you to take part in our Better Together: Backroads Picnic on Saturday May 21st! 

We will be meeting at Oak Grove General Baptist church at Wasola on South 5 highway at 9 am. We encourage you to bring your atv/utv’s, jeeps, trucks, cars, suv’s, bicycle or whatever you want to ride on the dirt roads of Douglas County! We will then load up together and head down to Glade Top Trail on the dirt roads and meet at Caney Mountain Picnic Area at 11:30(ish) to have a picnic lunch. Everyone will bring their own picnic and the church will provide the drinks. 

We have a baptism on the first Sunday in May! What an exciting way to begin a new month! And, there are people joining in partnership in ministry by becoming members too. If you would like to become a member then get with me or a deacon (Rock Taber, Jon Schaff, Ty Degase, or Noel Dye) and we can discuss that with you.

Thank you for joining me in the work that God has called US to do!


Pastor Tim





June 2022

Nursery Schedule

8:30 a.m. Service

05 – Helen Hoogendoorn

12 – Cindy Garrett

19 – Lyndsey Reese

26 – Helen Hoogendoorn


Sunday School Service

05 – Lyndsey Reese

12 – Kim Johnson

19 – Andrea Naylor

26 – Helen Hoogendoorn


10:45 a.m. Service

05 – Aeriel Porter

12 – Lauren Weyrauch/Skyler

19 – Aeriel Porter

26 – Helen Hoogendoorn





Special Events   

  • Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group Meets At 7am ~ 06, 13, 20 & 27
  • Adult Bible Study  At 7pm~ 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29                                                        
  • Prayer Night At 6pm ~ 01
  • Father’s Day ~ 19
  • First Day Of Summer ~ 21
  • Family Sunday ~ 26
  • Annual Fish Fry At 4pm ~ 26
  • Better Together Movie Night At 6pm ~ 26




Hasin and Pete Leonard gave this recent update for little baby Berkley who we’ve been praying for!

“Is there anything sweeter than a baby sucking their thumb?!? 

This little stinker isn’t supposed to have her hands out of her swaddle because she will yank on her tubes. However, I’ve caught her sucking her thumb three times already today. How she wiggles that hand out of that wrap is beyond me lol she’s sneaky. 

After a few rough days today is looking good so far ( don’t let her know that). She hasn’t needed to be bagged today and is letting them keep her oxygen on 60%. I would love to take some of her settings down because she is on high support but it’s not worth sending her into a spiral again. 

So for today (and for the days ahead) the plan is to keep her happy. We are praying those lungs are healing and that her surfactant panel is negative!! 

Thank you for your continued prayers.”







Father’s Day


Ephesians 6:4: 

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”


Proverbs 1:8: 

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.”


2 Corinthians 6:18: 

“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”


Psalm 103:13: 

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”


Proverbs 22:6: 

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

Father’s Day Pancakes




8 slices bacon

⅓ cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

10 fluid ounces dad’s favorite beer, or more if needed

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet, place bacon strips on wire rack. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle tops of bacon strips with half the brown sugar. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and flip bacon to other side; sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and bake until bacon is crisp and brown sugar is golden brown, 10 to 15 more minutes. Remove bacon, let cool, and crumble into small pieces. Lightly grease a skillet with vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat.

Whisk flour, white sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl; in a separate bowl, whisk beer, melted butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Lightly stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture to make a smooth batter. Stir candied bacon pieces into the batter. Pour batter into the hot skillet 1/2 cup at a time and cook until edges are browned, about 2 minutes; flip pancake and cook until golden brown and the center is set, 3 to 5 more minutes.







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