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Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 24, 2021

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Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: Psalm 62:5-12 and Mark 1:14-20

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Long-Term Commitment”

Our Gospel lesson gives us stories of instantaneous decisions to follow Christ. We as Christians often have a lot of focus on “the moment” of our own conversion and decision to follow. But these recorded moments were the beginning of a nurtured, long-term commitment by these disciples. What does spontaneous grace mean in our long-term relationship to God?

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, 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!

Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17, 2021

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Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: 1 Samuel 3:1-20 and John 1:43-51

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Call and Response”

The work of God and God Incarnate in this world is to call humans into relationship. From the temple room of a little boy, to the little nowhere town of Nazareth, God’s in the business of calling us into a relationship of trust, a journey of faithfulness, and an affirmative response of discipleship.

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, 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!

Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 10, 2021

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Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:00 AM

Virtual Worship at 11:00 AM
Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Virtual Church – Online

Scripture includes: Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “In the Beginning

Water is a pretty abundant metaphor in Scripture. From the first chapter of Genesis with its chaotic creation waters, to the waters of Baptism that represent cleansing of sin, God has been using water to remind us that God is present in the tangible parts of this world, making something new. We are reminded on Baptism of the Lord Sunday that we are given new beginnings in water. God created the earth by taming the waters. We are born of water in a womb. We are washed in water at our baptism, the start of our journey of faith. We look back this Sunday every year at our own baptism, not because it was perfect or we were made perfect in that moment, but because we appreciate the beginning so much more when we see how far we’ve come. As one pastor said: “It takes our whole life to finish our baptism.”

 

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Giving of our Resources

Please continue to give generously to the ministries of our church in 2021, 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!

Epiphany Sunday, January 3, 2021

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Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:00 AM

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

Scripture includes: Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “A Word to the Wise”

I keep reading that the season of Christmas, which at least in the lectionary we follow effectively ends on January 6, the Epiphany, is a season of fear instead of joy. To be sure, we are still in a pandemic and should be contentious and wise and careful, but we don’t have to lose our joy and wonder to our fear. Instead, on Epiphany Sunday, when we celebrate the manifestation of God to the Gentiles, we should look to the wisdom of the magi – the wise men and women from the East who came when Jesus was a small child to trust that something better was coming for the world – a new kind of king had been born! And in this kingdom, fear doesn’t get the last word.

We welcome Rev. David Cameron as our guest music director. Rev. David Cameron is the Associate Minister of Chatham Heights Baptist Church, Martinsville, where he has served since November of 2001.  He earned a Masters of Church Music Degree from Southern Seminary, in Louisville KY in 1998. While in seminary he met Mary Helen Scott, also a Southern MCM graduate. Mary Helen and David were married in 1997 and have shared life and ministries together ever since. Mary Helen is the Minister of Music for Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. He is a member of the Smith River Singers, SRS ensemble “Still Water,” the Virginia Baptist Male Chorale, plays bass guitar, guitar, and enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking.

We also welcome Rob Bailey who will be singing a duet with Rev. Cameron and also playing the piano for their duet. Rob Bailey grew up in Martinsville and attended MHS. After college, he returned home and has been employed at Bassett Furniture as a network analyst for the last 23 years. He has also been the organist at Chatham Heights Baptist Church for 20 years. Rob is married to Elizabeth and they have 4 children – Andrew, Asher, Genevieve, and Max.

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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!

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