Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, September 13, 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!
FBC Sanctuary In-Person
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(with COVID-19 Restrictions – Click Here for more information)
Scriptures include: Exodus 14:19-31 & 15:1b-11, 20-21
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. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “A New Identity”
When Israel was freed from Egypt after the final plague, Pharaoh was yet still holding animosity against them and sent the Egyptian army after the fleeing refugees, at this point out of simple spite. But God had more powerful acts to perform – Moses parted the Red Sea so the Hebrews could cross on dry land, and the Egyptians were lost in the waves behind them. Walking through these waters proved that God was on the side of the Hebrews and paved the way for Israel to find its new identity as God’s people. But of course, we know this was only a first step – like a baptism is a first step in a faith journey, the Hebrews walked through these waters and came out freed by God, but they took much longer to shed their old ways of living and live into that freedom as God’s people. We too have a new identity, a new freedom, but in humility, we should realize just how much more we have yet to learn after we pass through the waters.
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!