Sunday, October 24, 2021
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture includes: Psalm 34:1-8 and Mark 10:46-52
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “From the Outside In”
Too often the church ministers from the inside out – focusing first on “insiders” and secondly on “outsiders.” But our Gospel lesson this week reminds us that Jesus was in the habit of rebuking those who would keep “outsiders” from reaching Jesus. Blind Bartimaeus is persistent, though, and the spiritually blind disciples learn from him – and from Jesus – what ministry in the Kingdom of God ought to look like. When we hear the cries of those who are different from us, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us!” we should listen and respond by introducing them to Christ.
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!