Sunday, October 31, 2021
Scripture includes: Ruth 1:1-18
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Church as Committed Relationship”
In our Old Testament lesson this week, we read that Ruth committed herself to her mother-in-law Naomi, saving her from bitterness and loneliness. We can experience God’s love through our own commitment to one another, and we can also experience God’s love in someone else’s commitment to us. The church’s ongoing reformation needs binding expressions of God’s love in our relationships to one another or we will be adrift and alone, unable to fulfill our callings.
This Sunday is Reformation Sunday, which is celebrated on the last Sunday of October, commemorating the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. The liturgical color of the day is red, which represents the Holy Spirit and the Martyrs of the Christian Church. Red is also the liturgical color for anniversaries and festival days of the churches.
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!