Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Scripture includes: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “In the Weeds”
One of my least-liked parts of gardening is weeding. I wonder, then, why so many of us are so concerned with it in our spiritual lives, even as Jesus tells us to leave the weeds in the field in his parable this week. Perhaps our job isn’t to be spiritual gatekeepers but to be prevalent good grain.
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. On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate communion, and the liturgical color changes to white to recognize the holiness and majesty of Christ.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2023, 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!