Join Us for a Service of Worship and Communion
Sunday, September 6, 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!
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual Church – Online
Scripture includes: Exodus 12:1-14
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, “Liberation Remembered”
Many of us know the basic story of the plagues of Egypt – of Pharaoh’s hardened heart against the Hebrews – of the ultimate plague of the deaths of the firstborn in Egypt unless blood marked the doorposts to signal to Death to pass over that home. We probably heard the story growing up in church or watching contemporary movies about Moses. But I doubt we marked it quite like the Jews were ordered to in our passage this week. Taking seriously this remembrance is a long tradition for the Jewish people – this Exodus story of liberation is one around which the rest of the scriptures – the law, the prophets – all focus. We cannot separate the story of God’s people from this event.
Neither can we separate our own Christian story from God’s story of liberation. From the time of Moses to the ultimate liberation in Christ, we are called to remember God’s deliverance from evil and oppression. On a Communion Sunday, we too remember our own liberation in Christ. Let’s learn from our ancestors in the faith to remember well.
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Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!