Sunday, September 26, 2021
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture includes: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Give Us Courage”
It can be difficult to say what needs to be said, to stand up for the marginalized, to give voice to the voiceless. The story of Esther reminds us, though, that when the going gets tough, the faithful get going. Esther is a woman in a precarious position, but she’s a woman who takes on a challenge to save her people. Perhaps we have something to learn from her as we face our own challenges.
This is the season after Pentecost in the Christian year. Having celebrated the “birthday of the church” through the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, we enter the Season after Pentecost for 24 weeks, to celebrate the existence of the church and recall her mission in the world. The liturgical color for the season is green, symbolic of the church’s growth and mission.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, whether in-person or online here – or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through in-person and virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!