Sunday, July 18, 2021
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture includes: Psalm 23
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Abundant imagination”
For too much of our lives we are concerned with how little we have, always seeking more. But the psalmist in our familiar psalm for this Sunday lives in a different plane from our existence. Instead of worrying, the psalmist lets go and trusts the shepherd. Instead of living as if there’s never enough, the psalmist choses to live in God’s abundance. Instead of losing hope, the psalmist rests in green pastures because there’s always hope for tomorrow. Maybe we could learn something from the abundant living of our psalmist today, imagining a new way of interacting with our world.
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!