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First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020

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Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
First Sunday of Advent
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: Psalm 80:1-7,17-19 and Mark 13:24-37

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “A Waiting Season”

This year, it’s both harder and easier to spend four weeks waiting in patient anticipation. On the one hand, we have more time – there aren’t a bunch of holiday parties to attend, we probably do most of our shopping on the computer. We can focus more of our energy on our Advent devotions, our wreath marking the weeks walking toward Christmas. On the other hand, all we have done in 2020 is wait – wait for the next round of virus cases, the next news cycle. We’ve waited for a vaccine, for presidential election results. We’ve waited to go out of the house for months, or waited at home in quarantine for 14 days. But as hard (and sometimes irritating and scary) as waiting is, we learn something in seasons of waiting. So, in this Advent season of waiting for Christ to come – both as a child in a manger and for the final time sometime in the future – we once again sit in anticipation, in hope for a future that’s better, knowing that God has something miraculous in store.

Each Sunday during Advent, some of our newer church families will read the texts and light the candles of the Advent wreath. Reading the text today is Taylor Robertson, who attends our Journey Small Group for Young Adults virtually each week and attends worship virtually as well.
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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2020, 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!

Christ the King Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Matthew 25:31-46

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “The Shepherd King”

On Reign of Christ Sunday, we look at the metaphors of God and God’s Son as reigning monarchs over the Kingdom of Heaven. Throughout Scripture, we see these images of divinely-appointed rulers and of God and Christ as rulers. Often, these rulers are described as Shepherds, which we think of as comforting, loving, nurturing leaders – and they are those things – but shepherds are also valiant protectors and must make constant decisions about how to keep a flock healthy. And though no metaphor works perfectly for describing God, the shepherd is an interesting and rich metaphor to explore when we talk about God and Christ as “King,” with its pastoral and prophetic understandings to both comfort and challenge us.

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2020, 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!

Commitment Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Commitment Sunday
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: Joshua 24:1-3a,14-25 and Matthew 6:19-21,24

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “The Treasure of Generosity”

 

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2020, 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!

All Saints’ Sunday, November 8, 2020

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All Saints’ Sunday, November 8, 2020 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
All Saints’ Sunday
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: 1 John 3:1-3 and Matthew 5:1-12

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Still Speaking”

Lives lived in Christ speak loudly of truth, mercy, grace, hope, peace, and love. These are the saints who followed Jesus and whose legacy is that they continue to speak to the world about Christ through their family, church family, and community – everyone they touched when they walked this earth. This Sunday, as we commemorate those who have gone before us in faith, remembering all they were and are to us – what are our lives saying now, and what will our lives be saying in the days after we are gone? Did we live as Jesus called us to live in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5), as children of God (1 John 3)?

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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!

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