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No More Sorrow

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,
and he will dwell with them, 
and they shall be his people
and God himself shall be with them,
and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, 
Write: for these words are true and faithful.
And he said unto me,
It is done.  I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the end.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain
of the water of life freely.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things;
and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
(KJV, Revelation 21:3-7)

July 25:

Armour-Bearers - Teens, we are so blessed in this church to have several leaders with hearts for Teens.  Wayne and Nina Briggs are very committed to our youth and we are blessed for their commitment and service to the Lord.  And yet, Shawn and Katy Peters would love the opportunity to work with the Teens for the next TWO Wednesdays.  Our Teens have enjoyed confiding in them over the years and during Camp weeks.  So, this will be a wonderful opportunity for all.  Everyone, please continue to INVITE and we look forward to this wonderful Camp-momentum continuing!

July 26:

Visitation - Please JOIN US on Thursdays at 6:00pm for Visitation, meeting in the Pastor's office!  Don't be helping the 'losing team' by staying home!  Though Satan's destruction is certain, he wants to take as many of us with him.  But, eternity's Lake of Fire was not built for 'us' expressly.  The Word says, "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."  (KJV 2 Peter 3:9).  "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  (KJV, John 3:16)

July 29:

Evangelist Joe Mark - Next Sunday, please plan to JOIN us on Sunday, July 29th to welcome our very good friends in the Lord, Dr. Joe Mark and his sweet wife, Betty.  They will be here for this Sunday only.  He will be preaching for all of the services.  You will be truly blessed.  Please INVITE your family and friends and do not miss this inspired, well-studied, man of God!


Call to Glory Publication - As you may be noticing, our very own Pastor Earl Beal has become more & more a featured author in the Christian publication, Call to Glory.  Again, in August, Pastor Beal's writing is found on the second day of the month!  We are blessed (and spoiled) to hear him every week!  Praise the Lord that the Lord is utilizing our Pastor to reach far beyond Fort Madison and into the hearts and minds of those that need the Lord!

August 12:

Missionary Aries Gonzalez - Please SAVE THE DATE to join us to welcome our partner in missions inside the Philippines, Bro. Aries Gonzalez, and his lovely wife.  They will be with us for our Sunday Evening Worship Service.  He will be preaching and sharing what the Lord is doing thru his ministry there.  Please come to hear the good news and to bring them encouragement!

August 15:

Missionary Bryon Johnson - Please SAVE THE DATE to welcome a new missionary to Joy Baptist Church:  Bro. Bryon Johnson (Missionary to Brazil). He will be preaching during our Wednesday Evening Service and sharing his burden and calling for the Brazilian people. Please come to hear what the Lord has laid on his heart.


September to Remember - Please join us for ALL of our special Sundays geared for the unique relationships in your life. Please begin to reach out to those people around you and INVITE!  Everyone is always welcome at Joy Baptist Church! Our facility is handicapped-accessible.  We have nursery-care for all of our services (with beeper service for our parents).  We provide a shuttle bus and vans for transportation for our Sunday Morning Service but are ALWAYS willing to provide additional transportation for all of our services.  Simply, call our church office at 319-372-8008 for a ride!

  • September 2 - Labor Sunday (people with whom we labor and/or do business)
  • September 9 - Neighbor Sunday (anyone is our neighbor / those we live around)
  • September 16 - Friend Sunday (anyone we consider a friend, confidant, or Facebook correspondents)
  • September 23 - Family Sunday (anyone with whom we share DNA, and/or who has raised us and made us who we are)
  • September 30 - Senior Sunday (anyone whose age is higher than the speed limit, our elders, has wisdom highlights!)








Are YOU going to heaven?  The Bible tells us that we are all sinners; we were born into a carnal, sinful body.  Jesus Christ ~ the Almighty Creator and Son of God ~ came to earth from His throne to provide the world 'a means of escape' from their duty to pay for their sins.  He paid for their sins....with His life.  He was pure and sinless.  He offered Himself as a lamb of sacrifice to pay for every man's sins (if they would call upon Him to do so).  It is a FREE gift to YOU but it certainly was not cheap.  But like every gift, it must be received and our old ways repented.  If you would like to go to heaven, please DO NOT HESITATE to call us at Joy Baptist Church (319-372-8008 / 470-3999) for more information about what Jesus did for you and how quickly this day YOU can be saved and on your way to heaven!  We do not know the day or hour that Jesus will return for His saints, or even how many breaths we are allotted on this earth.  The scriptures tell us that our life is but a vapor.  Do not postpone this MAJOR decision.

Teen Campers & Parents - Everyone going to Teen Camp (in two weeks!) at the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN ~ please meet at the piano following our Morning Worship Service.  Thanks!

June 27: