Sunday, September 12, 2021
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture includes: Mark 8:27-38
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Follow Me”
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus today? Will we follow Jesus even when we have to “take up our cross”? When Jesus tells his disciples in our Gospel lesson that following him means serious sacrifice – and confirms that he is a suffering Messiah (chosen one), it’s a pretty radical thing to hear. Having heard the story over and over, we might miss just how big of a deal this is. But if we’re living into our disciple identity today, I think that sense of powerful new ways of living will become a reality for us just as it was for those first disciples.
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!