Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Join Us for a Service of Worship

Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM


The Open Church at 9:00 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!


Traditional Worship at 11:00 AM
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual Church – Online

Scriptures include: Exodus 3:1-15



Sermon Series: August 23–October 18,2020

For the next few weeks, we will explore the Exodus narratives together, experiencing anew together the liberating story of a liberating God. Come and join us on this journey with the Hebrews out of Egypt!

Rev. Charles Whitfield will preach a sermon entitled, “Lessons from the Desert”

Leading up to chapter 3 we’ll discover that oppression was the order of the day against God’s people. God sends a deliverer in the form of a baby named Moses. In chapter 3, there is a life-changing event happening: God begins the process of delivering His people from Egypt. We see God’s providential hand in the life of the nation Israel, moving through Moses and the miracles performed by Him. There are lessons as we move from the silence of God over the past 400 years to God’s speaking directly to Moses from the burning bush, and later on, from the same mountain.


Today’s passage begins with the revelation of God to Moses from the midst of a burning bush. Moses is commissioned to go back to Egypt and to Pharaoh, to deliver God’s people from their oppression and bondage. Yet God’s revelation to Moses as deliverance from the hand of bondage isn’t always easy, and we’ll explore that reality together this week.


We welcome Rev. Charles Whitfield, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church East Martinsville, where he has served since 1997. Pastor Whitfield holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education, a Masters of Arts degree in Human Services-Family & Marriage Counseling and a Master of Divinity degree from The School of Theology of Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA.


Pastor Whitfield has served on the Board of Directors for Grace Network and the United Way of Martinsville & Henry County and has formerly served on the Advisory Council of Smart Beginnings of Henry County & Martinsville. Presently he serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and the Harvest Foundation. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia University of Lynchburg and Virginia Union University, his Alma Mater. He is greatly involved in the denominational work of the Virginia Baptist State Convention where he is the current president.


Pastor Whitfield and his wife Carmela Starkey have been married over 24 years and have two children, Chas and Charity.

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