Sunday, October 17, 2021
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture includes: Mark 10:35-45
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “What Does Success Look Like?”
The “payoff” for discipleship / following Jesus doesn’t look like the successes we expect to see in a kingdom. In answering the question posed by James and John in our Gospel lesson this week, Jesus reminds us that success in the Kingdom of God isn’t determined by the kind of prestige we expect – it might even look like defeat to the rest of the world (think: the two on the right and left of Jesus were thieves hung on crosses). How can we adjust our own vision and expectations about success as modern-day disciples?
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 2021, 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!