Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:00 AM
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Virtual Church – Online
Scriptures include: Psalm 23 and John 10:1-10
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “A Gate and a Shepherd”
Jesus loves a metaphor, especially one with multiple layers to make his hearers think more widely about who he is in relationship to humanity and who we are in relationship to one another. Following a healing of a blind man, Jesus begins to explain to the religious leaders that he is a gate to protect his followers, as well as the shepherd who leads them: the voice they trust. But those with the power, the religious authority, have spent their time dismissing his healing and the blind man. They are concerned more about their well-being and position than the person who was healed. The image of Jesus as both protector and leader should mean something to us today – for through and with him, we can have life, and have it abundantly.
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 offer ministry to our church members through virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
We are also beginning new missions opportunities during this season of pandemic. We want to serve our neighbors, and to do that, we need your generous giving. Click here to see what we’re up to, and make a special donation to our Missions Opportunity fund by designating your online gift or mailed check in the memo line.
Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!