By Mark Anthony Sida, Missions Committee Chairman
August is our church's Annual Hunger Offering month. But “Feed the Need" is much more than a mere fundraiser; it is an opportunity to raise awareness. not just funds. It allows us to individually and corporately ponder the true genesis of “need." We are challenging individuals, families, and Sunday School Classes to begin a dialog about how you can help feed that need. And tackle the challenge of feeding the soul as well as the body. As it states in Deuteronomy 8:3 “He humbled you and let you be hungry……..  that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.” With that in mind we want you to keep this year’s motto in your daily thoughts: “Will you Feed the Need and fill in the G.A.P? (Give.  Act.  Pray)”
This year we have decided to focus on:  Compassion Focus Ministry in Makapur India, Grace Place, Agape Homeless Ministry, and Jardin de Milagros. Although the world around us has been drastically changed by the devastating effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the need remains more prevalent now than ever. Together we can help fill that need in our very own community and around the world.
Last year your generosity helped us not only meet the previous year’s giving, but actually surpass it. And together we can once again help bring the love and life of Jesus Christ to people in dire need. Please earnestly reflect on these individuals, our brothers and sisters around the world, and in our own back yard, who are suffering. Begin a conversation now and intentionally commit yourselves to “invest”- not just donate. Over the next five Sundays you will learn much more about each of these ministries and how you can help. Remember, although this initiative may only be one month long, these ministries and the people that they serve have a need that is ongoing. Together we can glorify God in a mighty way and “Feed the Need" with physical and spiritual sustenance to a starving world.
In His Service and Yours,
Mark Anthony Sida – Missions Committee Chairman


August 1

By Martha Jackson, Minister to Preschool and Children
As summer break comes to an end, I am grateful for all the many opportunities that FBC had during the summer to minister to our kids, their families, and the El Paso community.

I am also very thankful for each of our Sunday School teachers who, week after week, teach God’s word in our Children’s area. I am very appreciative and touched by their commitment to show our children that God loves them and that He has a special plan for their lives.

On Sunday, August 1, we will be promoting our children to the next class. We will promote each class as a group as we have done in previous years.

Parents, on Sunday, August 1, please drop off your child in the room they currently attend. If your child is being promoted, they will be moved to their new room during the Sunday school hour.

We will continue to follow our current drop-ff and pick-up guidelines; children in 1st grade and older drop off by the Children’s Welcome Center and pick up in the gym. Kinder and younger drop off and pick up in their classrooms.

I look forward to seeing you in Sunday School!

In Christ,
Martha Jackson – Minister to Preschool and Children


Thank you, Dr. Mark Rotramel, for four years of service as our senior pastor! We will celebrate Pastor Mark and his wife, Teresa on Sunday, August 1.


Registration Deadline August 11
In the second session of Redeeming Art Ministry, we will gain a technical foundation in oil painting and a spiritual understanding of how to perceive and deliver our testimony, pursuing the instruction in 1 Peter 3:15, which says, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." Our final painting will be a self portrait representing our individual testimony. Registration will be open through August 11.

fbcfit registration

Registration for Build & Burn is always open and classes are available both via Zoom at 5:30 a.m. and in-person in The Underground at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A new 4-week session of Fly, Run, or Walk begins on August 2. You can register for either of these classes at www.fbcep.com/fbcfit or reach out to Shelly Morkovsky or Laura Sander for further details.


If you would like be a messenger on behalf of FBC of El Paso to the EPBA Annual Meeting here in El Paso on October 23 or to the BGCT Annual Meeting in Galveston, TX, on November 14–16, please contact Kara Jones in the church office no later than August 10.


  • Pat Murtland in the passing of her husband, Dick Murtland.
  • Elaine Bryant in the passing of her husband, Jim Bryant.
  • Jeanette Coon in the passing of her sister.

1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

dates to remember

August 1, 10:10 a.m. • Promotion Sunday
August 1, 11:15 a.m. • Spanish Worship
August 15, 3:30 p.m. 
• Deacons' Meeting
August 18 • Budget Distribution
August 22 • Anniversary Sunday & Budget Distribution
August 25, 5:30 p.m. • Quarterly Business Meeting
August 29, 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. • Budget Vote

JULY giving

Budgeted — $127,687
Actual — $239,111
Budgeted — $170,311
Estimated — $142,000

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