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Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 3, 2022

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Fifth Sunday in Lent

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Scripture includes: Isaiah 43:16-21 and Philippians 3:4b-14

Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled, “Participants in Christ

Participant trophies get a bad rap these days, but in the Kingdom of God, they are all that matters. The Apostle Paul tells us that it’s not our spiritual credentials that make us good Christians, but our willingness to follow Christ wherever he leads, to be participants in the work of Jesus in this world. Paul has given us such good questions for the season of Lent: How willing are we to join the work of God, even if it leads somewhere new and unfamiliar, somewhere difficult or painful? How willing are we to walk all the way to a cross, or to at the very least give up some measure of our own “cred” for the sake of Christ?

Today is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Lent is the season in which we anticipate Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem and the self-giving nature of love shown in his passion and death. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and extends for forty days through Saturday of Holy Week. Sundays are excluded from Lent, being regarded as feast days in the midst of the forty-day fast. Lent is a strongly penitential season. The liturgical color is purple, used to symbolize penance, preparation, sacrifice.

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!

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 27, 2022

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Fourth Sunday in Lent

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Scripture includes: Matthew 25:35-36, 40

Guest CBF Preachers, Greg & Sue Smith will preach a sermon entitled, “Modeling Compassion, Building Capacity, Helping Others to Care

 

 

We Welcome Greg & Sue Smith as our guest preachers this morning!

Greg and Sue Smith are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving the first-generation Latino immigrant community through LUCHA Ministries, Inc., located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

LUCHA Ministries provides a Christian response to the immigration issue and the needs of the immigrant community. LUCHA advocates for the rights of immigrants and their families, offers a legal services clinic, and helps them obtain services in Spanish. Greg and Sue equip others to work with the immigrant population by offering training and serving as consultants to individuals, churches, and other organizations. The goal is holistic ministry that address the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of immigrants.

Greg and Sue also serve as members of CBF’s Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees. The group cultivates a network of active advocates by providing resources, being informed about current legislation and trends, and encouraging direct policy advocacy at critical moments alongside and on behalf of immigrants and refugees.

The Smiths’ ministry goals center on helping Latino immigrant families to live better, healthier, more productive lives in the United States, with opportunities to integrate fully into their communities. Some of their programs through LUCHA include:

Cinco Panes – hunger relief services for immigrant families
Project Adelante – women’s empowerment program featuring classes to train and equip Latinas in skills that can be used for personal and family support
Bridges of Hope – literacy, ESOL and mentoring program for children and parents
Immigration Legal Services – low-cost immigration legal assistance to qualified immigrants and refugees
Bilingual counseling and pastoral care from a culturally sensitive trauma-informed perspective

 

Today is the Fourth Sunday in Lent. Lent is the season in which we anticipate Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem and the self-giving nature of love shown in his passion and death. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and extends for forty days through Saturday of Holy Week. Sundays are excluded from Lent, being regarded as feast days in the midst of the forty-day fast. Lent is a strongly penitential season. The liturgical color is purple, used to symbolize penance, preparation, sacrifice.

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!

Third Sunday in Lent, March 20, 2022

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Third Sunday in Lent

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Scripture includes: Luke 13:1-9

 

Guest CBF Preacher, Nell Green will preach a sermon entitled, “Full of Potential

 

 

We Welcome Nell Green as our guest preacher this morning! After 26 years of field service with CBF in Miami, Brussels, and Houston, Nell is working to help facilitate a culture where mission flourishes by engaging with Field Personnel, the CBF Development and Communications teams, ministry partners, and churches to strengthen the Offering for Global Missions and related projects like the Missions Marketplace at General Assembly for a new generation of Fellowship Baptists. This new role allows Nell to use networking skills and a passion for marketing and promotion to benefit all of CBF’s Field Ministries.

 

 

 

 

Today is the Third Sunday in Lent. Lent is the season in which we anticipate Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem and the self-giving nature of love shown in his passion and death. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and extends for forty days through Saturday of Holy Week. Sundays are excluded from Lent, being regarded as feast days in the midst of the forty-day fast. Lent is a strongly penitential season. The liturgical color is purple, used to symbolize penance, preparation, sacrifice.

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!

Second Sunday in Lent, March 13, 2022

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Second Sunday in Lent

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Scripture includes: Genesis 18:1-15

Guest CBF Preacher, Jessica Hearne will preach a sermon entitled, “A Safe Place

 

We Welcome Jessica Hearne as our guest preacher this morning! Jessica is currently serving as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field Personnel in Danville, VA. She and her husband Joshua serve alongside Grace and Main Fellowship, an intentional Christian community practicing radical hospitality and shared life with people experiencing homelessness, hunger, addiction, food and housing insecurity, and injustice. Jessica manages Grace and Main’s Urban Farm and Tool Library, which provide fresh food, gardening education, and free access to tools for people living in their neighborhoods. Jessica and Joshua are also parents to a very energetic daughter, Lucia.

 

 

Today is the First Sunday in Lent. Lent is the season in which we anticipate Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem and the self-giving nature of love shown in his passion and death. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and extends for forty days through Saturday of Holy Week. Sundays are excluded from Lent, being regarded as feast days in the midst of the forty-day fast. Lent is a strongly penitential season. The liturgical color is purple, used to symbolize penance, preparation, sacrifice.

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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