Join Us for a Service of Worship & Communion
First Sunday in Lent
Scripture includes: Philippians 1:1-11
Guest CBF Preachers, Revs. LaCount and Anna Anderson will preach a sermon entitled, “A Love That Will Grow”
We Welcome Revs. LaCount and Anna Anderson as our guest preacher this morning! Anna Anderson serves as Field Personnel for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She was commissioned for service in June 2010 and has served in poverty relief in Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, and Hertford counties in North Carolina. Anna grew up in Wilson, North Carolina and is a graduate of Mars Hill University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in September 2007, Anna has served local churches in North Carolina in music ministry prior to her work with CBF.
LaCount Anderson serves as Mission Engagement Consultant for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He was commissioned for service in June 2009 and has served in poverty relief in Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, and Hertford counties in North Carolina. LaCount’s hometown is Savannah, Georgia and he is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in June, 1975 and has served local churches as an educator, musician and church planter. During the time of LaCount’s commissioning with CBF, he was executive director of Union Rescue Mission of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, where he served for 10 years.
The Andersons make their home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. They have one child, Leah Anderson Reed, who is serving the First Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC as Minister with Community. Their son-in-law, Chad is a therapist with Animal Assisted Therapy of the Triangle in Clayton, NC. And their first grandchild, Jennings Jett Reed arrived in the world on December 2, 2021!
Today is the First Sunday in Lent. Lent is the season in which we anticipate Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem and the self-giving nature of love shown in his passion and death. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and extends for forty days through Saturday of Holy Week. Sundays are excluded from Lent, being regarded as feast days in the midst of the forty-day fast. Lent is a strongly penitential season. The liturgical color is purple, used to symbolize penance, preparation, sacrifice.
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