Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:00 AM
Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Virtual Church – Online
Scripture includes: Psalm 89:1-4,19-26 and Luke 1:26-38
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Holy Interruptions”
Sitting in her room in Nazareth, a poor, unwed girl is visited by a messenger of God. She is told that she will bear the Son of God. Like most of us would, she first responds something like the 21st century phrase, “Wait…what?” But then she becomes the first disciple of this gestating God-with-us. She chooses to embrace her call to do this good work. Her whole life is interrupted by the Holy. Nothing would ever be the same again. Even her relative Elizabeth in her old age is about to give birth. The impossible is suddenly possible, all because of a holy interruption. Where are our holy interruptions? Could it be that the changes to our routines in this unprecedented year are some of those holy interruptions? How can we embrace the call as Mary did and be faithful disciples?
Each Sunday during Advent, some of our newer church families will read the texts and light the candles of the Advent wreath. Reading the text today is Libby Grammer & William Underwood, together with their daughter Elena. Libby became pastor at First Baptist in August 2018, and Elena was born in September 2018. Their ministry among us is not just Libby’s pastorate, though. William provides gifts with our technology, the ELC Committee, and reading our scriptures in worship. He also sings regularly, and during the pandemic has assisted with worship live streaming and recording. Elena attends our ELC during the week and worship on Sundays, so she feels like this is her second home.
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!