Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, July 12, 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!
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual Church – Online
Scriptures include: Psalm 119:105-112 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “More than Enough”
Our Gospel lesson from Matthew this week is the parable of the sower, or the parable of the soils. To 21st century ears, this story seems implausible at best, downright silly at worst. Why would a sower indiscriminately scatter seed like that – where it falls on all kinds of soil and might not grow? Does the sower not realize that more than half the seed will not yield a crop? But Jesus says that a good sower is a high-risk sower, trusting that what needs to grow will grow. And the parable doesn’t end with just a normal harvest (which would be good enough!), it ends with far more than enough – a hundredfold harvest! So often we think things are about to run out – money, time, energy, etc. – but God says “keep sowing indiscriminately, share, share, share. You might just be surprised at the yield.”
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!