Sunday, September 19, 2021
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
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Scripture includes: Mark 8:27-38
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “An Unlikely Example”
How does Israel learn how to live wisely? The book of Proverbs gives an unlikely example from the ancient world: a powerful, resourceful woman, who even within her ancient culture, lives out what it means to “fear God” and do what is right – and so becomes the example for all of Israel to follow. Now, she’s not a literal archetype we all need to embody (male or female), but she holds together so many ways we might focus our lives on our commitment to God and each other. Let’s learn from and with her.
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.
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!