Join Us for a Service of Worship
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Scripture includes: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 and Matthew 15:10-28
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Pushing Boundaries”
Ever notice how often religious folk draw boundaries? It can be suffocating for those on the inside and outside alike. Yet somehow God keeps pressing on our boundaries – both through the prophets and through Jesus Christ. And sometimes the most unlikely of people – like the Canaanite woman in our Gospel lesson who pushes boundaries again and again – live more like Jesus, like God-in-flesh, than anyone else!
This is the season after Pentecost in the Christian year. Having celebrated the “birthday of the church” through the giving of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, we enter the Season after Pentecost for 24 weeks, to celebrate the existence of the church and recall her mission in the world. The liturgical color for the season is green, symbolic of the church’s growth and mission.
Giving of our Resources
Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2023, whether in-person or online here – or mail / drop off your tithes and offerings to the church office. Your gifts help us to continue to minister through in-person and virtual church services, Bible studies, ministry to the community, and more.
Thank you for providing for the mission and ministry of First Baptist Church!