Lenten Sermon Series

"March Madness"


Rivalry and struggle in the Gospel of Luke - and in our own hearts.


March 5 - "Lawyer vs. Jesus," Luke 10:25-37

March 12 - Dr. Gary Grogan, guest preacher

March 19 - "Fox vs. Hen," Luke 13:31-35

March 26 - "Rich Man vs. Lazarus," Luke 16:19-31

April 2 - "Crowd vs. Zacchaeus," Luke 18:31-19:10

April 9 - Palm Sunday; cantata "His Last Days"

April 16 - Easter Sunday - breakfast 8:30 am, worship 9:45



Join us this Sunday!       Worship 9:45 am       Church School 11:00 am     


Welcome!  We are an American Baptist  congregation located in the heart of the Iowa State University community.  First Baptist is a mix of college students, families, current and retired ISU faculty and staff, and folks from all over the Ames area.  We strive for:

  • joyful worship that engages both heart and mind
  • deep fellowship that enriches our life together
  • compassionate service in our community and world


We are located in Campustown, one block south of the ISU Memorial Union.  We are "building an inclusive family of faith" and invite you to join us!

Lenten Study

Wednesdays March 8, March 22, April 5

6:00 pm









Many readers have followed Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error.  In Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer into these fundamentals.  It is these three prayers – asking for assistance, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and show us the way forward.

Our study will meet every other week for three weeks – one session each for Help, Thanks, and Wow.  We will meet at 6 pm on March 8, March 22, and April 5.  We invite you to join us!


First Baptist Church of Ames