Middle School Youth Group

To those going into 6thgrade next year, you are invited to come to the middle school youth group this summer. It will be on Wednesdays at 1:00p.m. at Pastor Zach and Cara’s house (801 Prestien Dr), starting June 12th. For any questions, call/text/e-mail Zach at 319-229-0107 or zach.dbc@gmail.com.

Good Friday Service

We invite you to our Good Friday Service on  March 30th at 7 PM. We will be singing songs and seeing from God’s Word why Jesus had to die.  Whether you are already a part of our church, looking for a church, or wondering what this Jesus thing is all about, we welcome you to come join us this Good Friday.

Prayer Service

Prayer Service
Sunday, March 18 at 5 PM

Denver Baptist Church will be hosting a prayer service with other area churches (i.e. Grace Baptist in Waverly, Riverwood Church in Waverly, Open Bible in Jesup & more).   Come join us in prayer for a time of adoration for Jesus, our Savior, and to pray for our local area here is Iowa.  Fellowship afterwards where a light meal will be served.

Advent Conspiracy- Part II

As mentioned in the previous post, Advent Conspiracy encourages people to give to a worthy cause instead of spending money on gifts that people don’t really need.  Denver Baptist Church encourages you to help us support Denver Cares, a small group that helps people here in Denver, IA with gas, food, and other bills.

We ask for you to consider supporting Denver Cares with us. It’s so easy, you just have to do this:

  1. Donate Money
    -If writing a check, please put memo line as ‘Denver Cares’
    – You can drop off the donation in the wrapped box in the foyer at Denver Baptist Church or give it to an Elder.
  2. Grab a Christmas card and envelope to give to the person you have donated for.  We have made up some cards for you and they are in the foyer at the church!
  3. Think about what they would like to do instead of the gift. Schedule time or go to an event with this person to let them know that they are special and you are thankful for them.
  4. Be relieved. Not only is your Christmas shopping done, but you have given to a great cause that helps people in your community!

Please help us support those in our community!

Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy encourages people to worship Jesus fully as they spend less, give more, and love all. We, as a church, want to encourage you to do the same. In short, this is how it works: Consider how much you typically spend at Christmas. Instead of buying gifts for people, take that money and donate it. Then at Christmas time, you can give them a card and let them know that you donated it to a certain cause in their name.

This Christmas season, Denver Baptist Church is going to be supporting Denver Cares. Denver Cares is a small group in Denver, IA, dedicated to helping those in our own community. They help with gas, food, and other bills. Jesus sought, loved, and helped the least of these.

We ask for you to consider this whole advent conspiracy concept and help us support Denver Cares. Contact Denver Baptist Church if you want to know more! We hope and pray that you have a blessed Christmas, celebrating Jesus, “the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as the the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

To find our more on Advent Conspiracy, go to YouTube Advent Conspiracy.

Plan Ahead!

Holidays will be here before you know it, so put these dates on your calendar!

  • Halloween Party– October 31 at 5-7 PM.  Don’t miss our annual Halloween Party where Jesus shines bright! Games, light meal, and all kinds of treats!
  • Thanksgiving Potluck will be November 19 right after our worship service.
  • Operation Christmas Child boxes will be collected November 13-19.  For more information, go to Operation Christmas Child.
  • Christmas Eve Service will be at 5:00 PM.  We will have our regular service that morning as well.

Why We Do What We Do

Message from Pastor Zach:

I am excited that this Sunday, July 9th, we will begin our summer sermon series called “Why We Do What We Do.”  Many things we do as a church are good, but sometimes we go through the motions or just do things without even knowing what they mean. I hope that through this sermon series we can make what we do more meaningful and substantial, causing us to worship God all the more by what we do.

The bible gives great precedence for this as well. Right before the Passover, God told Israel that every year at this time they were to commemorate the Passover for seven days. And then in Exodus 12:26-27 it says this: And when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians but spared our houses.’” And the people bowed their heads and worshiped. The point wasn’t just to teach kids; it was for all of them to have a way to remember God’s faithfulness, power and deliverance, not just for that week, but in all of their lives.

My hope is that through this sermon series we would all have a firm understanding of why we do what we do. And more so, that we would worship our God all the more for years to come by doing what we do with deeper purpose.

July 9th – Why Baptism? (Matt 3:13-17; 1 Cor 10:1; 1 Pet 3:21-22)

July 16th – Why the Word of God? (2 Cor 3:16-17)

July 23rd – Why Do We Sing? (Ex 15:1-21; Ps 40:1-3; Rev 5:9)

July 30th – Why Do We Gather? (Heb 3:12-14)

Aug 6th – Why Do We Take Communion? (1 Cor 10:16-18)

Aug 13th – Why Local Missions? (Mal 1:11/ Matt 28:18-20)

Aug 20th – Why Live Like Christ at School/Work? (Mal 1:11/ Matt 28:18-20)

Aug 27th – Why Cross Cultural Missions? (Mal 1:11/ Matt 28:18-20)

Sept 3rd – Why Do We Pray? (Jn 15:16; Eph 6:17-18)

Pastor Sommerlot

Denver Baptist Church is excited to introduce our new pastor!  Zach Sommerlot and his family have just moved to Iowa from South Dakota.  Zach will start his new position in July.

Zach Sommerlot grew up in Dunkerton, Iowa. He spent every summer, since he was a boy, working for his dad’s construction company (Sommerlot Brothers Construction – Commercial Grain Handling Systems) and was involved in most sports. He attended Ellsworth Community College and played football.

He then transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where he got involved with the Navigators college ministry. It was during this time that he felt God calling him to vocational ministry. Following this, Zach moved to Sioux Falls to attend North American Baptist Seminary (now Sioux Falls Seminary). There, he got involved with a church plant in a nearby town where he was mentored and gained a lot of pastoral experience. In May 2011,  Zach was commissioned by their church to plant another church in Brandon SD, a town nearby.

Denver Baptist Church  welcomes Zach and his family and looks forward to serving Jesus Christ together.   In addition to his and his family’s passion for Christ, the Sommerlot family loves being outdoors, playing at parks, barbecuing, having people over, and singing.

Women’s Bible Study

 Starting June 10,  Denver Baptist Church will have a women’s bible study that will dive into Beth Moore’s Study about Paul’s Life.  This study looks at Paul’s life from childhood to martyrdom. Paul was a person who formed many close friendships with both men and women, served faithfully, loved, and understood what it meant to “die daily, crucified with Christ.”

 

Ladies, join us in this 10- week study to learn how to better follow Christ daily. Summer is busy, so join us whenever you can.

Location: Denver Baptist Church- 725 S. Schneider St.

Starts:  June 10

Time:   8:00 AM

Call the church (319.984.5947) if you have any questions.