Join Us for a Service of Worship and Communion
Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Gather at 9:00 AM on the Front Plaza. Grab a blanket or chair, sit on the lawn, and build community / worship together. ALL are welcome!
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual Church – Online
Scriptures include: Psalm 145:8-10, 13 and Matthew 14:13-21
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Compassion Action”
Our Gospel lesson for this week is the only miracle story in all four gospels. Knowing how important this story was for the early church, I think reading it carefully is important. So many times, we focus on the miracle of loaves and fishes multiplying to feed 5,000+ people, but I wonder if the real teachable moment here is actually threefold: 1) Jesus teaches us that the basic instincts of those who follow God should be compassion; 2) That our compassion should translate to action (he told the disciples to do the feeding!), and 3) That God will give us the courage and strength and resources to do what needs to be done in this world.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church, 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!