Join Us for a Service of Worship & Communion
Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:00 AM
Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Virtual Church – Online
Scripture includes: Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “A Word to the Wise”
I keep reading that the season of Christmas, which at least in the lectionary we follow effectively ends on January 6, the Epiphany, is a season of fear instead of joy. To be sure, we are still in a pandemic and should be contentious and wise and careful, but we don’t have to lose our joy and wonder to our fear. Instead, on Epiphany Sunday, when we celebrate the manifestation of God to the Gentiles, we should look to the wisdom of the magi – the wise men and women from the East who came when Jesus was a small child to trust that something better was coming for the world – a new kind of king had been born! And in this kingdom, fear doesn’t get the last word.
We welcome Rev. David Cameron as our guest music director. Rev. David Cameron is the Associate Minister of Chatham Heights Baptist Church, Martinsville, where he has served since November of 2001. He earned a Masters of Church Music Degree from Southern Seminary, in Louisville KY in 1998. While in seminary he met Mary Helen Scott, also a Southern MCM graduate. Mary Helen and David were married in 1997 and have shared life and ministries together ever since. Mary Helen is the Minister of Music for Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. He is a member of the Smith River Singers, SRS ensemble “Still Water,” the Virginia Baptist Male Chorale, plays bass guitar, guitar, and enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking.
We also welcome Rob Bailey who will be singing a duet with Rev. Cameron and also playing the piano for their duet. Rob Bailey grew up in Martinsville and attended MHS. After college, he returned home and has been employed at Bassett Furniture as a network analyst for the last 23 years. He has also been the organist at Chatham Heights Baptist Church for 20 years. Rob is married to Elizabeth and they have 4 children – Andrew, Asher, Genevieve, and Max.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2020, even as we cannot meet in person each week. You can give online here or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!