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First Sunday after Christmas, December 26, 2021

Join Us for a Service of Worship

Sunday, December 26, 2021

First Sunday after Christmas

FBC Sanctuary

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Virtual Worship

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Scripture includes: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 and Luke 2:41-52         

Guest Preacher Rev. Keith Spangenberg will preach a sermon entitled, “Some Assembly Required

We welcome Rev. Keith Spangenberg as our guest preacher in worship. Rev. Spangenberg was raised in Orlando, FL where he met Susan, who would become his wife following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1977. After 20 years of active duty, Keith accepted a call upon his life for fulltime gospel ministry. He served as Associate Pastor to Senior Adults at Tabernacle Baptist Church while attending Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. Villa Heights Baptist Church called him to be their pastor in 2000, where he served for 18 years. Since then, he has served as interim pastor for Broad Street Christian Church and filled the pulpit for several of our HCBA churches. Rev. Spangenberg continues to be active in the Henry County Baptist Association and the Martinsville/Henry County Ministerial Association. His wife, Rev. Susan Spangenberg, is pastor at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church.

Today is the First Sunday After Christmas in the Christian year. The season of Christmastide is a twelve-day celebration of the birth of Christ, beginning on Christmas Day and lasting until January 5. It is primarily a celebration of God’s incarnation. The liturgical color white is used symbolic of the purity of Christ.

Our Bulletin art is original work by Baptist minister Suzanne L. Vision. You can find more of her work or order her art at www.silvertreeart.com

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!

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion – December 24, 2021

Join Us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Worship & Communion

Friday, December 24, 2021 5:00 PM

FBC Sanctuary

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The night before Christmas offers an opportunity to worship the newborn king. In this service, we commemorate Jesus Christ’s birth. The service is a Candlelight Service in which Christmas is celebrated with beautiful music and a meditation on the meaning of Christmas. We light the Christ candle in the Advent wreath and share the light throughout the congregation.

We hope that these holy moments bring your family close to your Christian family here at FBC Martinsville in special ways. Join us in person or watch from home on your computer, tablet, smartphone – or even hook to your TV to watch with the whole family. This service is family-friendly, with children’s time, beautiful music, and a reading of the Christmas story.

 

Longest Night Service, December 21, 2021

Join Us for a Service of Worship

on the Longest Night of the Year

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., FBC Chapel*

Shared Service with Chatham Heights Baptist Church

We recognize this is not always “the most wonderful time of the year” for everyone. Sometimes we need to face the reality that even in the midst of colorful lights and celebration, we also face the longest, darkest nights – and sometimes also the darkest nights of our souls. Join us for our Longest Night service on Tuesday, December 21st at 6:00 p.m., held in the FBC Chapel, and shared with our sister church, Chatham Heights Baptist Church.

During this service, you will be invited to name and light a candle for a loss or disappointment you are experiencing. Even if you are unable to attend this service of lament, we invite you to find a time to name the things that are most difficult this season. Remember that though it is dark now, the Light of the world is coming.

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*Childcare provided

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, 2021

Join Us for a Service of Worship

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent

FBC Sanctuary

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Virtual Worship

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Scripture includes: Micah 5:2-5a and Luke 1:39-55                

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Laboring Love 

Two women rejoicing at the good news of new life. Two women choosing to journey with God’s plan, even when it’s difficult and scary. The “hill country” and a small village called Bethlehem playing host to God’s heralds. What will be birthed from this laboring love? How will God come to be a part of the lives of these dedicated women and the rest of the world? How will Love be born into our midst?  

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the inaugural season of the Christian year. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the coming of Christ; thus, it is a season of both joyous and solemn expectation. The liturgical color is purple, symbolic of a spirit of preparation.

 

Advent Candle of Love Lighting – Marsha Frith

We light the Advent candle of Love, recognizing the gift of the Christ child, by which we know the joy of being loved by our God.

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!

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